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Roaring log fire in sitting room, the heart of Lewa House. #lewa_house @bush_and_beyond @albieventer @lewa_wildlife #safari #wildlife
Celebrating World Rhino Day and all the people and conservation areas that are protecting this species from extinction. Meet Floppy Ear, one of several white Rhinos protected by the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. #whiterhino #kenya #worthmorealive #protectrhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #lewawildlifeconservancy #africa #wildlife #endextinction #extinctionisforever #nomoregreed @natgeo @lewa_wildlife #Lewa_House
Be forewarned...it’s a long post, but very revealing 😉 Swipe ➡️ On nearly this very day in 2016 I found myself lost in Northern Kenya. I had booked a luxury solo safari at #Lewa_House where I was to spend 6 days living the #safarilife …scouting the #bigfive , lying awake while #lions roar and friendly #giraffe dine on your thatched roof, cocktails at my beckoned call, roaring fires in the desert evening…it was FABULOUS. Though anyone who knows me knows I have my own way of doing things. At #lewawildlifeconservancy I requested to forego one of our morning game drives and visit some schools. We traded in the luxury tiered safari vehicle for a reliable #landy that could match the formidable terrain. We drove several hours and found the schools pretty easily; it was getting “home” that proved difficult. There were no roads, no GPS connectivity. We drove in circles. A #Masai tending his livestock approached our vehicle and after some awkward communication (different #tribal dialects) we understood the #masai promised to get us back to a “road” though first he took an opportunity, given the rare access to a vehicle, to stop in his village. We were welcomed by some Maasai ladies adorned in #beads , offering tea. Of course, the ladies took a chance to peddle their handmade wares to the #traveler . I wanted to buy every single beaded thing I saw but had not planned on a shopping spree in the desert and only had cash for a few things. In true Masai fashion, the ladies pressed a few more items into my hands and assured me they simply wanted me to have them as a gift. All beaded up, the Maasai led us to a road of sorts. We exchanged hi-fives and asante sanas. I hopped back into the vehicle and reflected on the experience for hours, maybe days. There are places in the world where people have so very little. Incomprehensible to most of us really. But those same people often have the most #generosityofspirit . This experience along with all my travels has led to a much deeper sense of #gratitude . You could say it’s led me to kushukuru…#kushukuru is a Swahili expression of great gratitude. It’s also the name of my new company launching in October! #homedecor
TBT - breakfast with besties @ #lewa_wildlife #besties #friends #lewa_house #kenya #mauekayorg We’ll be back soon
Celebrating World Elephant Day and all elephants everywhere. We need to all join together to protect these amazing intelligent and gentle giants. They have a lot to teach us and are essential members of the African ecosystem. #worldelephantday #savetheelephants #lewa_house #lewadowns #kenya #whyIlovekenya #handsoffourelephants #gentlegiants #kathykarnphotography #africa #safari #traveladventure #fortheloveofelephants #intelligentbeings #natgeotraveler #africageographic #DSWT #r .e.s.c.u.e. #conservation #protection #northernkenya #antipoaching #vetpaw
On World Giraffe Day we are reminded that we must do all we can to protect these gentle giants. Giraffe population has declined 40% in the past 20 years and these beautiful animals, the world’s tallest mammal, risk extinction in the wild within the next generation. Here I am with one of the rescued reticulated giraffe orphans @SararaCamp in northern Kenya. Conservation efforts by organizations like the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Retiti Elephant Sanctuary are helping to fight poaching and protect the habitat for Kenya's wildlife. #worldgiraffeday #giraffe #kathykarnphotography #photooftheday #conservation #protect #wild #wilderness #kenya #africa #travel #adventure #wildlife #africageo #lewa_house
Grevys II. Those fine stripes and large round ears make them my favorite #zebras #endangeredspecies #lewawildlifeconservancy #lewa_house #kenya #mauekayorg #©jmk
Meet Floppy Ear, a White Rhino under protection on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. On March 19th Sudan, the last Northern White Rhino of his subspecies, died in Kenya at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Sudan was brought back to Africa from a zoo in the Czech Republic in a last ditch effort to save his species. He was an inspiration and had a huge impact on conservation efforts and the fight against trophy hunting and the absurd killing of rhinos for their horns. Poaching continues and now not only white rhinos but also elephants and several other less known plains animals are at risk. Their disappearance could happen in our lifetime. I cannot imagine a world without the extraordinary wildlife of the African Savannah. We must all make an effort to speak out against trophy hunting and support the extraordinary efforts of those in the field of conservation. You can help by giving to organizations like the Ol Pejeta Conservancy https://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/projects/sudan, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org Lewa Wildlife Conservancy http://www.lewa.org or the National Geographic Society https://www.nationalgeographic.org #northernwhiterhinos #whiterhino #kenya #lastmanstanding #sudanforever #worthmorealive #protectrhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #northernkenya #africa #wildlife #retiti #endextinction #extinctionisforever #nomoregreed #sararacamp @r.e.s.c.u.e @olpejeta @natgeo @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice @katie.rowe @amivitale #lewa_house #africageographic
Met up with this mama lioness and her 3 cubs on the Lewa Conservancy on a morning game drive. Her tracking collar helps with lion research in the region. #kathykarnphotography #lions #bigcats #lewahouse #kenya #africa #wildlifephotography #wildlife #adventuretravel #myfujiXT2 #nature #onsafari @kathykarnphotography #kathykarn #naturephotography #natgeomyshot #animallovers #power #conservation #naturelovers #photooftheday #community .conservation.travel #lewa_wildlife #lewa_house
A Grevy's Zebra at the end of the day on Lewa Conservancy, Kenya. Grevy's have long necks with prominent, erect manes and the largest ears of any zebra species. Their narrow heads give them a mule-like appearance. Such beauty! #kathykarnphotography #zebras #grevyszebras #lewahouse #kenya #africa #wildlifephotography #wildlife #adventuretravel #myfujiXT2 #nature #onsafari #kenyarocks @kathykarnphotography #kathykarn #naturephotography #natgeomyshot #animallovers #power #conservation #naturelovers #photooftheday #wildhorses #blackandwhite #community .conservation.travel #lewa_wildlife #lewa_house
We discovered Mama Simba at dusk heading back to her cubs. We followed her 2-3 kilometers as she doggedly trekked home with a meal of a baby warthog. When she met up with her cubs the male lion snatched the prey and headed off into the swamp. Mama and sister settled for licks and snuggles in lieu of dinner. 😧🇰🇪 #kathykarnphotography #Kenya #safari #wild #lion #catlovers #Africa #Lewadowns #conservation #predatorandprey #warthog #africandrama #bringinghomedinner #lewa_house
Brother and sister waiting patiently for mama to return with dinner. Even though these lions are full grown 2 year olds they still aren’t hunting for themselves yet. Mama parked them in the long grass then went off to hunt. We found them around 4:00 pm and set off to see if we could find the mother. #kathykarnphotography #Kenya #safari #wild #lion #catlovers #Africa #wildifephotography #Lewadowns #mykenyatrip #lovelions #lewa_house #conservation
Mating #elephants #endangeredspecies #makingmore #lewa_house #knotonmyplanet #antipoaching #worthmorealive #jointhherd #wildaid #savetheelephants #biglifeafrica #lewaconservancy #lewa_wildlife #kenya #mauekayorg #2016 #©jmk - this was such a surprise that took our breath away. First we saw this fairly small female mating with a slightly larger male. Then came this magnificent huge bull out from behind the bush. He slowly ambled over while the younger male stepped aside. To be honest, I was worried about her, being so much smaller. But the great tusker was very gentle while mounting her. He caressed her with his trunk and she stood perfectly still, just a small wobble. It did not take long and after it was over she actually seemed to want more. She backed into him but he was not interested. He gave her his great genes and hopefully, after 22 months, she'll give birth to a healthy calf. Large bulls like this one are disappearing fast due to poaching. They are vital to keep the herds healthy and strong
The stunning landscape of the Lewa Conservancy in Kenya has the largest population of this beautiful, highly endangered and my favorite zebras. The fine stripes and large round ears make it easy to identify from the common zebra #grevyszebra #endangeredspecies #lewawildlifeconservancy #lewa_house #kenya #mauekayorg #©jmk
Nice relaxed herd of buffalo amongst the Fever Trees in the early morning light. #lewahouse #lewa_house #lewawildlifeconservancy #bushandbeyond #WhyILoveKenya #sunrise #startofanewday
Happy International Cheetah Day #brothers #endangeredspecies #lewa_house #lewaconservancy #kenya #©jmk
Francesca Sanders Wildlife Art Exhibition• Thu 22 - Sun 25 Sept Yorkshire • #art #oilpainting #wildlifeartist #wildlifeart #africaart #wildlife #elephants #landscape #britishwildlife #landscapeart Francesca won BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013, see her work at a public display or come to the Aardvark Safaris private viewing events. RSVP • www.aardvarksafaris.co.uk/events • #northyorkshire #yorkpress #northernecho #yorkshireeveningpost #yorkshireevents #cundall #york • Francesca was inspired by staying at @lewa_house #Lewa #Kenya on #safari . Ask us about our special offer on stays at #lewa_house • PR by @sofieaskew