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Amazing Stick Insect

Incredible stick insect found in the Mara

Family camping on Lake Ellis

We spent a magical weekend camping and  fishing on Lake Ellis in blissful solitude – not another soul around and no phone signal! We had beautiful sunny days and clear chilly nights.  A tiny snowfall early on our last morning was a gentle reminder that we were camping at over 10,000 feet. We drove through various vegetation […]

Just a note

“We are finally home from all our travels. It is hard to express our feelings about our trip with you all. It truly was a highlight of our trips anywhere. I would like to point out some special special things, but as I think about them, they are too numerous for this note. Suffice it […]

The Mara in August – camping amongst the migrating herds of Wildebeest and zebra

Camp was surrounded by tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra.  

Mnemba Island – Exquisite beach retreat

Mnemba Island off the coast of Zanzibar in Tanzania  is the perfect place to go at the end of a safari to relax and unwind before heading home. The lodge only has 12 rooms – all thatched and open, with plenty of comfortable places to relax , each with a fabulous sea view and direct […]

Samatian Island, Lake Baringo

We have just returned from an amazing trip to Lake Baringo in the heart of the Great Rift Valley where we stayed at Samatian Island Camp. The lake is famous for its incredible birdlife (over 400 species have been recorded here!)  but it is also home to  hippos, crocodiles and a small population of Rothschild […]

Land of the Big Cats – Serengeti

Ninian has just returned from a short safari to a remote Eastern corner of the Serengeti that was closed to the public for the past 20 years. He was one of a handful of select guides invited to help site a new camp (Namiri Plains)  that will open this July and to choose the best […]

Safari Do’s and Don’ts – top tips from Ninian and Lara

  Over the years we have traveled all over Africa always searching for new places to share with our guests. There are a few key DO’s and DON’Ts that can make your safari a really special experience. DO the research and talk with friends and friends of friends who have already been on safari. They […]

Mud, mud, glorious mud Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood So follow me follow, down to the hollow And there let me wallow in glorious mud” When Flanders and Swann wrote this in 1939  they were picturing hippos but I think they would agree that it is just as suited to this happy […]

Rubondo Island Magic!

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  We set off in a state of huge excitement from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to see in the New Year at a newly opened camp on Rubondo Island in the south west corner of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. This was a first visit for all of us and we had high expectations with a […]

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    Lowis & Leakey is a dynamic African safari company founded by Ninian Lowis and his wife Lara Leakey. We are based in Kenya where Lara and Ninian’s families have been involved in exploration and safaris since the late 19th century. Ninian is a professional guide who has over 20 years of experience leading safaris throughout Africa. Lara runs our office and manages the safari logistics as well as the day to day business of the safaris. Both Ninian and Lara delight in sharing their passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and wild places with their guests.
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