Perched alongside the Sand River and overlooking the Serengeti and the Tanzanian border in the distance, it wouldn't be unusual to catch a collective of zebras grazing from your pool over at Sala's Camp- our home following a couple of days in Samburu. With the journey between spots taking little over an hour- we made headway for the camp just before the rain came, and began to settle in our new riverside abode.

With rooms boasting riverside views, pools, brass bath tubs and the soundtrack of animals and humming birds- it's a pretty special experience to camp pretty much at one with nature (I heard someone describe the camp as 'low key luxury' which felt pretty apt)! The communal mess area also offers delicious lunches and supper, along with a roaring fireside during the chillier evenings and deckside dining when it's sunny too- which made coming home after a day of drives feel like the perfect wind down...

(PJS: Tales of Thread)

But back to the drives! With Lucy, Ben, Nicole and I all hopping up around 6am each day for our drive- it was amazing to catch the Mara at sunrise each day (with a delicious freshly cooked bush breakfast seeing us through around 9:30- definitely making the early starts more bearable)! With the Mara showcasing an incredibly rich amount of wildlife, it almost felt like a real life performance of the Lion King each day (bar the soundtrack, naturally)- and spotting wildebeest, hyena and even rhino helped us complete a mental tick list of our already expanding list of sightings across Kenya.



With the savannah offering a slightly greener setting compared to Samburu, being able to spot prides of lions hiding in the bushes and tall grass made for some incredible viewing each day- and I can't believe how fortunate I felt to be able to tick off sighting some of the world's most rare animals in their natural habitat (although breaking down next to some hippos did concern me slightly- but hey, it's one for the kids)! After a couple of days at Sala's, we set off for our final stop in Nairobi- which has to be one of the most incredible places on earth...



A huge thanks to The Safari Collection for hosting me on this trip


x


Perched alongside the Sand River and overlooking the Serengeti and the Tanzanian border in the distance, it wouldn't be unusual to catch a collective of zebras grazing from your pool over at Sala's Camp- our home following a couple of days in Samburu. With the journey between spots taking little over an hour- we made headway for the camp just before the rain came, and began to settle in our new riverside abode.

With rooms boasting riverside views, pools, brass bath tubs and the soundtrack of animals and humming birds- it's a pretty special experience to camp pretty much at one with nature (I heard someone describe the camp as 'low key luxury' which felt pretty apt)! The communal mess area also offers delicious lunches and supper, along with a roaring fireside during the chillier evenings and deckside dining when it's sunny too- which made coming home after a day of drives feel like the perfect wind down...

(PJS: Tales of Thread)

But back to the drives! With Lucy, Ben, Nicole and I all hopping up around 6am each day for our drive- it was amazing to catch the Mara at sunrise each day (with a delicious freshly cooked bush breakfast seeing us through around 9:30- definitely making the early starts more bearable)! With the Mara showcasing an incredibly rich amount of wildlife, it almost felt like a real life performance of the Lion King each day (bar the soundtrack, naturally)- and spotting wildebeest, hyena and even rhino helped us complete a mental tick list of our already expanding list of sightings across Kenya.



With the savannah offering a slightly greener setting compared to Samburu, being able to spot prides of lions hiding in the bushes and tall grass made for some incredible viewing each day- and I can't believe how fortunate I felt to be able to tick off sighting some of the world's most rare animals in their natural habitat (although breaking down next to some hippos did concern me slightly- but hey, it's one for the kids)! After a couple of days at Sala's, we set off for our final stop in Nairobi- which has to be one of the most incredible places on earth...



A huge thanks to The Safari Collection for hosting me on this trip


x

28 comments:

  1. What an incredible trip! The whole experience looks breathtakingly beautiful, bar the mild panic breaking down by the Hippos, eep! I can't wait to visit this part of the world! Immy x

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  2. These pictures are incredible!!

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  3. Wow this looks absolutely amazing!
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  4. Oh wow!! Incredible photos, nature and wild life! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh wow! This sounds incredible, and all your pictures are just breath taking Liv! x

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  6. Wow, it looks amazing! I'm so jealous ;)

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  7. Gorgeous photos! Looks like such a fun trip! x

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  8. I am so jealous! I have been wanting to go to Serengeti for quite some time now. It all looks so great!
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  9. This must've been a highlight for this year's travels! I would've put this at the top of my list if I were you. Gotta love spending time with the wildlife, they're the best. x

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  10. So jealous! Looks like you had the most amazing trip. Also loving that hat!

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  11. Simple beautiful, and all those stunning animals in their natural habitat! I would love to visit :) xx

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  12. Oh my goodness the lions! How beautiful and I truly appreciate how amazing it must be to see some (sadly) rare creatures up close - definitely tempted by safari now!

    Lauren x
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  13. Amazing!


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  14. Omg it is so amazing there
    xo
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  15. Sounds like such a wonderful experience! I've always wanted to go to a safari but haven't managed to yet - luckily there's still a lot of time to tick that off!

    The hippo incident sounds a teeny bit scary, luckily all was well in the end! :) Also I can't believe you were so close to lions - I would've been peeing my pants! x

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  16. This looks so so insane, like a trip of a lifetime, definitely something to brag about for a long while to come!

    Dana x
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  17. Amazing photos!

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  18. I've loved reading about your experience and looking at your beautiful photos - I really want a safari adventure now!
    Hayley x

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  19. Looks like you had such an amazing time, photos are stunning as always! x

    India Charlotte♥ 

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  20. These photos look absolutely amazing, it looks like such an incredible experience.

    Jess x

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  21. These photos are breathtaking! What an amazing once in a lifetime trip!

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  22. Oh Liv, this looks truly breathtaking! What beautiful pictures - definitely a destination to add to my bucket list <3

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  23. It looks absolutely amazing! I've wanted to go on a safari in Kenya for as long as I can remember! Your photos are amazing!
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  24. Looks so amazing!!

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  25. This looks like the trip of a lifetime! Amazing, I want to go on a safari now, haha!

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  26. Wonderful photographs! It's amazing to see all the variety of animals you spotted on your trip :)

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