Archive for Październik, 2011

CLIVEDEN – THE FAVOURITE HAUNT OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS

Październik 11, 2011

As we approach the grand avenue leading to Cliveden mansion it’s easy to see why Astor family chose this place as their home. Standing high upon the chalk cliffs the mansion commands breathtaking views over rolling hills, surrounding woods and an idyllic bend in the river Thames at the bottom of the valley. At the […]

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HUGHENDEN MANOR – THE VICTORIAN HIDEAWAY AMONGST THE WOODS AND PASTURES OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Październik 9, 2011

Just half an hour drive from London, Hughenden Valley is home to some of England’s loveliest countryside and a historical residence of Benjamin Disraeli – the Victorian Prime Minister. It is a brilliant destination for history buffs wanting to uncover the colourful past of the unlikely Victorian Prime Minister and for walkers or cyclists who […]

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AFRICAN MARKET IN ARUSHA

Październik 9, 2011

“Jambo! Jambo, brother, sister!” I dodge a long line of taxis and safari vehicles moving along Old Moshi Road and try to ignore the insistent buzzing of touts “good price for you now” , “serengetisafarigoingnow”. What’s worse, the rain is bucketing down and water mixed with mud is rushing along roads. It’s loud and muddy […]

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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH KENYAN BUSH BABIES

Październik 9, 2011

He might be grey, small, wrinkly and with only a few patches of coarse hair but I was smitten as soon as I set my eyes on Kainuk. Immediately, he came to meet me, lifting his trunk and nuzzling me back. I blew some air into his trunk which is a proper greeting in an […]

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OTHERWORDLY MODELS OF THE SAVANNAH

Październik 9, 2011

Just grab a fistful of pellets and you can hand-feed eight adult Rothschild giraffes and one baby giraffe as well. I loved Daisy, Elisa, Helen and Kellie but especially their graceful manner of picking each pellet with long and extremely sticky tongues. If you’re lucky you can even get a wet kiss from a grateful […]

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NGORONGORO CRATER – SAFARI WITH THE DIFFERENCE

Październik 9, 2011

Driving along the rim of Ngorongoro Crater in the morning mist I did not expect a big herd of buffaloes to materialise just in front of our Landrover.I’m about two metres from the nearest mighty horns but, fortunately, they seem more interested in the road than us. One by one, they pass in the long […]

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