Blog Archive: January 2014

Joy at Joy’s!

Posted on 31.01.2014 by Liz & Stefano Cheli
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Dear friends,

We are just wallowing in fun – based at Joy’s Camp in beautiful Shaba for the passed two weeks, and we have until the end of February to enjoy it!

Stefano & Liz at Joy's CampStefano & Liz at Joy’s Camp

We have a change over of managers, so we are here to review how the camp is running and handing over to new managers (sadly for us!). The food has always been excellent here at Joy’s, but we are still enjoying working with the cooks on menus and dishes; putting lots of good stuff in the camp veggie garden – and trying not to put on weight. Liz is pruning the gardens, and Stefano is working with the guides. How could life be better!

Dik Dik on the pathDik Dik on the path

We have 3 families of wild, but relaxed Dik Dik in the camp, that just wander past you on the path (above) and Mr & Mrs Von Der Decken hornbill (below) still pose next to the dinning room at lunch time. Did you know that both Dik Diks and the Von Der Decken hornbill mate for life? Funny fact so close to Valentine’s Day!

Von Der Decken Hornbill making a heartshape with tehir beaksVon Der Decken Hornbill making a heartshape with tehir beaks

Last night, clients also saw a Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl sitting in the tree next to tent 7 and got some good photos.

Verreaux EagleVerreaux Eagle

We have an excellent guiding team at the moment, most of whom come from the area, and whom we are very pleased with. Highlights have been a huge male leopard stay with a group of guests for 1.5hrs before a final snarl and loping off to hunt in the dusk, many sightings of the striped hyenas with clients now realizing how special that is! A birding group that saw 107 species in a morning, plus the William’s Lark – Shaba being the only place in the world to see him.

Leopard in Shaba (c) Ninian LowisLeopard in Shaba (c) Ninian Lowis
Striped Hyena - rare sighting in the daylightStriped Hyena – rare sighting in the daylight

We are looking at night gamedrives, trips to Magado Crater, and have heard of some more lovely springs in Nakuprat – so watch this space!

Sorry to make you all jealous – Best wishes Liz & Stefano


Happy New Year!

Posted on 15.01.2014 by Liz & Stefano Cheli
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Dear Friends and Partners,

We wish you all a successful and prosperous 2014!

We are starting this year on a busy and optimistic note! With lots of exciting developments at C&P, such as our new office in Tanzania, 2 new family tents at Lewa Safari Camp, a new swimming pool at Tortilis Camp, rebuild of the Private House at Tortilis Camp, a major refurbishment at Elsa’s Kopje, a new tented camp on Loisaba, the possibility of a new beach property to join the C&P Portfolio and much more (watch this space – more details coming soon), we are very excited about the new year…

We also wanted to remind you of Kenya’s beauty and the remarkable diversity this country has to offer. The home of safari, Kenya remains a unique safari destination and we hope that you are as passionate about is as we are!

We know that a safari can be a costly affair, especially for families! To make sure you can afford the best of the best Kenya has to offer, we have decided to extend our popular 3 FOR 2 OFFER for 2014!

It will now be valid in January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and 1-20th December 2014!

However you have to be an early bird, as the 3 for 2 is valid for a limited number of bednights per property, which means as quotas for the 3 for 2 are filled, some months and properties will be withdrawn from the special – Please confirm with your Africa Specialist or via at the time of enquiry if the offer is still valid for your preferred travel period!


We are grateful for your continued support towards C&P and towards Kenya and look forward to working with you in 2014!