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Okay so we only went over to Kenya last year.
However, while we were there I got interested in a local organisation called the Colobus Trust, who do active conservation work in the Diani forest, carry out research on the local primate population and also provide education on species protection in the area. In addition they have a veterinarian facility, for caring for sick and injured monkeys on site.
Anyway, long story short, I had an opportunity to go back out for a short break so packed the bags, booked a short safari at the nearby Shimba Hills national reserve and off I went (thanks Penny!).
The Shimba Lodge is a really great place - very quiet and settled in the forest, with a large waterhole in front, and a lot of wildlife in and around the lodge itself..
The Shimba Hills reserve is unusual in that it has no predators. They do however have the only group of Sable Antelope in Kenya, with their stunning black males (that's one above!). Next door is the Mwaluganje elephant sanctuary, run by the locals, which is well worth a visit as well.
Down by the beach, I spent a bit of time at the Colobus Trust (painting and decorating!), took a few photos, and even found time for a bit of 'R&R' at the hotel.
Great trip - many thanks to Neva and Roman for organising the whole thing (safari, hotel, you name it!), with a great driver/guide Moses, my personal Masai!
Also, of course, thanks also to Pam and the team at the Colobus Trust for their hospitality. Good luck with all the projects.
Trip links on the left...