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19
May

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

MORE WORDS FROM THE KEYBOARD WARRIOR!!! WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (This article was written a few years ago so it’s not about the world’s most over-rated subject “Covid”. I’ve updated it but it’s perhaps a little on the long side, for my understanding these days is that people don’t read much anymore. Perhaps our recently discovered lockdown status

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11
May

Talking Point – In this time of Covid-19

WORDS FROM THE KEYBOARD WARRIOR… In this time of Covid-19, I’ve been wondering if other people are finding the general media, and especially major television networks, as annoying as I am. Here in Kenya our main news outlets are BBC World, CNN International (usually better than CNN Domestic), SKY and Al Jazeera. With the slight exception of Al Jazeera, all

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14
Feb

The Great Walk of Africa 2020

“ELEPHANTS ARE KIND TO EACH OTHER, THEY ARE NICE…UNLIKE US.” In 1953 the English writer Graham Greene wrote “…I was aware first, as always in Kenya, of the huge expanse of sky and the terraces of clouds. Never was a land so wrapped in air.” Greene could have been specifically describing vast Tsavo, one of the last of East Africa’s

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20
Jan

Tropical Ice features in latest issue of Travel Africa magazine!

Iain writes… I recall distinctly the moment where the Great Walk of Africa idea first took place. It was 2001, Alex Fiksman and I were sitting at the bar of The Talisman restaurant in Nairobi (it was called Escobar’s back then so you can get an idea of the sort of place it was), discussing new safari ideas. Alex was

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20
Jan

Why 2020 will be an amazing year…

Our final departure of the Great Walk of Africa in early October last year was caught out by unexpected rains. These unseasonal rains continued spectacularly throughout October, November, and December, and we are still in this early new year, experiencing sporadic rainfalls, which at best can only be described as unusual. These rains are a result of the Indian Ocean

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8
Jan

Wild Japan!

Imagine hiking for 10 days across beautiful unspoiled valleys and hills, stopping occasionally to learn about ancient shrines and temples along the way. This is Tropical Ice’s Wild Japan safari! We follow 2,000 year old pilgrimage trails through atmospheric forests, and up spectacular low-lying mountain ridges with unsurpassed views of the Kunisaki peninsula on the southern island of Kyushu. At

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1
Jun

Tropical Ice Celebrates it 100th Great Walk of Africa!!

Iain writes…   The Great Walk of Africa launched Tropical Ice into the 21st Century. The idea of it came to us in 2001, and we ran the first trip in January 2002. It never dawned on us the significance of what we had created, or the impact it would have on so many of our visitors. For many, it

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19
Nov

Camping on Safari

Around noon each day, the group headed back to the river, where the vehicles waited on the other side. The four to five hours of walking was not too strenuous for anyone reasonably fit and the heat was not intense before noon. After a good lunch, a siesta and a warm bush shower, we gathered again in the late afternoon

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23
Apr

Stretch Your Limits Of Curiosity In 2018!!!

Join Tropical Ice As We Celebrate Our 40th Anniversary… Looking back over 40 years of business, the immediate thing which comes to mind is that we must be doing something right, for statistics show that few small businesses reach this age.  There are several reasons why Tropical Ice has gone the distance.  Firstly, we have concentrated our trips in fabulous

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9
Jan

Tropical Ice’s World Can Be Yours in 2017

Africa’s greatest walk is waiting for you A note from Iain: “I’m sure many of you will agree with me when I say that 2016 was something of a roller-coaster ride for a great number of us. It ended for me however, on two big high notes: my daughter Jodie, whom many of you have met on safari through the

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29
Oct

Talking Point

Those of you who have travelled with us will know that a Tropical Ice safari is much more than a drive around the parks looking at animals. It is a sincere learning experience, where we discuss important wildlife conservation issues, and we lay before our visitors the positives and the negatives. We are very aware of the fact that we

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1
Nov

Talking Point

I have just returned from a wonderful trip travelling in Jordan, with my daughter, Jodie.  We hiked 20 km around Petra, and explored the spectacular canyons of Wadi Rum on foot and by camel.  Within a few days we had run out of superlatives, it was unbelievably beautiful, and the people were amongst the friendliest I’ve ever experienced. In the

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