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After more than 30 years in hospitality, starting with a small hotel at the foot of Africa and followed by a further couple of Cape hotels, most notably The Bay, and sixty plus safari lodges across Africa and India, Nicky has served more meals, puffed more cushions, filled more beds, trained more staff and opened more properties than she cares to remember. Her driving force is ‘will our guests love this?’ She has come full circle and is happily puffing, cooking, training and filling to her heart’s content high up on the edge of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley at Angama Mara.
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Laikipia: Pure Elegance 20 October 2020 Nicky recently stayed at what surely must be amongst the most elegant safari homes on the continent. All four of these extraordinary sole-use residences are scattered across the great Laikipia Plateau that stretches westwards from the foothills of Mt Kenya By Nicky Fitzgerald
Travel in the Time of Rona 22 September 2020 It took sheer bloody mindedness and a dose of foolhardiness for Nicky to escape a tightly locked-down South Africa to return to her beloved Angama Mara in Kenya By Nicky Fitzgerald
Is it a Phlog? A Vlog? Definitely Not A Bog 25 August 2020 As Nicky set out to research the origin of the word ‘blog’ – a dumpy, inelegant, displeasing to the ear word – she stumbled across a whole universe of blogolicious words (that one she made up) By Nicky Fitzgerald
A Love Letter 11 August 2020 Confined to South Africa, Nicky spends her days dreaming of returning to the place she loves best in the world. Her heart is filled with longing to be back with the Angama family, to walk through the property at sunrise remembering how every detail was conceived and then built, to spend time with the team sharing their lockdown stories, to greet guests again, and, best of all, to hang out in the kitchen By Nicky Fitzgerald
People First. Always. 21 July 2020 Looking back on a 40-year career in hospitality, the only thing of which Nicky Fitzgerald is completely certain now more so than ever, is that the heart of the industry is powered by people: guests, staff, communities, investors, landlords and other stakeholders By Nicky Fitzgerald
A Walk of Hope, Humanity and Hardship 26 May 2020 Kibera – the very name elicits so many emotions. Nairobi’s famous slum, set in the heart of the city, warrants a visit from travellers across the world. Every shilling spent there makes a very real difference. Nicky recently went walkabout through Kibera and has become an ambassador for this extraordinary city within a city By Nicky Fitzgerald