It was winter in South Africa, arguably the best time to spot game, when vegetation is thinner.
While the days are pleasantly warm, the clear skies make the evenings cold.
Mr Osborne says he will edit the paper four mornings a week, spend his afternoons at Parliament and then head up to his Cheshire constituency on Fridays.
But critics, including former cabinet colleagues, say he is 'taking the p***' out of the taxpayer and should quit as an MP immediately.
It fuelled speculation he dreamed of a future return to the political front line after his brutal sacking by Theresa May when she took over last summer.
But he admitted today his political career was over 'for now'.
Kenya Railway Corp said sending a 20 ft container between Mombasa and Nairobi would cost KSh50 000 by SGR, compared to KSh90 000 by road, and with the transit time cut from between 16 h and 24 h to a maximum of 8 h.