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We produce regular blogs about wildlife conservation and safari topics. Click through to view a summary of all our blogs.
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Call of the Wild

Riju Mehta’s article for The Economic Times tells the story of how Nirmalya and Jui Banerjee fell in love with the wildlife of Kenya, and decided to change their lives by relocating to the Maasai Mara to run Porini Cheetah Camp.

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Get a Big Cat Experience in Kenya, Indian Style

This wonderful article by Nirmalya Banerjee was featured in the Deccan Chronicle and the Asian Age newspapers.

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Adventures in Animal Magic

Paula Murray’s feature for the Sunday Express following her visit to Porini Cheetah Camp in August 2017

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Animal Odyssey in Ol Kinyei Conservancy

An article for the Daily Record by Craig McDonald following his visit to Porini Cheetah Camp in Ol Kinyei Conservancy.

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A Kenyan Safari - Planes, Trains & Automobiles Across Kenya

This feature by Mei Capes gives a fascinating insight into a journey across Kenya, discovering bush and beach by using as many different types of transport as possible! It also includes some beautiful images and good tips for planning a safari.

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Jake Grieves-Cook explains the Conservancy Model to Passion for the Planet

Many – although not all – of the camps around the Masai Mara in Kenya are based on a conservancy model. So what does this mean and why is it a good idea for both locals and tourists? Our Managing Director Jake Grieves-Cook tells online broadcaster Passion for The Planet.

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Interview for Swara Magazine

Andy Hills from “Swara” (the magazine of the East African Wildlife Society) interviews our Managing Director Jake Grieves-Cook on Kenya’s tourism industry and the future for Kenya’s wildlife.

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Kenya's 'conservancy' concept (The Independent)

This article by Dave Masters for The Independent gives a clear insight into the importance of Kenya’s “conservancy” concept for the future of the country’s wildlife and people.

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An interview with

“A Luxury Travel Blog” – reputed to be one the most popular travel blogs in the world – interviews our Gamewatchers Safaris Managing Director Jake Grieves-Cook.

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Classic FM interview on the Conservancy Concept

A radio interview with Jake Grieves-Cook on the South Africa radio channel Classic FM. Host Tamara Le-Pine talks to Jake about the conservancy concept which involves leasing land from communities adjacent to the parks and reserves to set it aside as a Wildlife Conservancy to expand the area of protected habitat for wild animals beyond the parks.

This generates income and benefits for the community and provides an exclusive wildlife viewing experience for visitors. Gamewatchers was one of the pioneers in developing this concept.

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Security Key to Achieving Kenya’s Tourism Potential

Our Managing Director Jake Grieves-Cook is interviewed by Nairobi’s The Star newspaper on the subject of marketing Kenya within the UK.

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Interview: Preventing Poaching & Conserving Wildlife in Kenya

Environmental Journalist John Mbaria questions Jake Grieves-Cook, Managing Director of Gamewatchers Safaris, about his perspective on preventing poaching and conserving wildlife in Kenya.

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Spreading the conservation message to local children

As part of our ongoing work to improve the relationship between wildlife and communities, we invited 42 students from neighbouring schools to the Ol Kinyei Conservancy situated in the Maasai Mara to visit the Porini Mara Camp and to experience a game drive in the conservancy. See more in this Africa Geographical report.

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Article in Wild Travel Magazine: “Under African Skies

Philip Briggs writes about his visit to the wildlife conservancies of Ol Kinyei and Olare Orok in the Mara and Selenkay in Amboseli, staying in the Porini Camps.

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Masai Mara: Stepping into the light

Few visitors to Kenya have more experience in the Masai Mara than the writer Brian Jackman. His first book on the reserve, The Marsh Lions, written with Jonathan Scott, is being re-released and in this issue of Travel Africa magazine he writes about the new wildlife conservancies adjoining the Mara Reserve.

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Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Camps; The Conservancy Concept

How the community-owned conservancies in the Mara are achieving a sustainable form of tourism, preserving the wildlife and providing genuine benefits for the Maasai community.

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Article from The Star (Kenya)

Porini’s “small is beautiful” conservation concept

Exploring how Gamewatchers Safaris & Porini Safari Camps and the wildlife conservancies on which they operate have made a positive contribution to the sustainability of tourism in Kenya.

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