Kenya

Kenya is a land that will enchant your heart, stir your soul, and stimulate your mind. With over 60 national parks and reserves making it the ultimate home of Safari, and the perfect destination for your eco travel.

Kenya is home to the famous Masai Mara where you find the wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions with the great predators of Africa awaiting for the perfect hunt.

The Amboseli National Park is the Eden of the land Giants, it is also a conservation area for mostly elephants. Not forgetting the magical views of the tallest mountain in Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro.

A visit to Kenya is incomplete without a visit to the vast Indian Ocean coast Line with its beautiful pristine white sandy beaches, experiencing the swahili culture and the ocean flora & Fauna of its waters. Enjoy deep sea diving, snorkeling and the migration of the Blue whale which is as spectacular as its counterpart the wildebeest migration. Don’t miss out on swimming with dolphins and also the conservation of the endangered turtle’s species.

Kenya is a safari paradise with endless grasslands, distant mountains and a vast array of wildlife exploring the vast savannahs.

There are many conservancies giving lifeline to endangered species. These conservancies merge communities with wildlife. They offer a peaceful coexistence between man and wildlife while ensuring that endangered species are well taken care of.

Our Best Pick for Kenya

Amboseli National Park: will give you a magical view of the African grasslands like no other place on Earth can offer. The terrain is very diverse ranging from swampy to dessert and even a ravine forest. From tropical rainforest storms to beautiful African sunsets, this is a little piece of Heaven on Earth.

It is also known for its large herds of Elephants Amboseli offers an unforgettable safari as you come across elephants in their natural habitat. Amboseli also offers a spectacular view of Mt. Kilimnjaro which boders Tanzania and Kenya. A variety of wildlife is found in the area thus making it a full safari destination.

Nairobi National Park: being the only National park in the world located in a capital City, Nairobi National park offers an amazing array of wildlife despite its small size compared to other parks in Kenya. It is also well known as a sanctuary for Rhinos.

Watamu National Park: It has beautiful sandy beaches, pristine coral gardens and spectacular marine life. Activities that you can enjoy in Malindi include dolphin watching, snorkeling, diving and other related activities.

Lake Trukana:It is the largest permanent desert lake in the world, situated in the Northern part of Kenya. Also known as the “Jade Sea”, the lake is a true spectacle and changes color with the wind. It is rich in marine life including large Nile crocodiles. The region is home to archeological sites endowned with the richest pre-historic fossil heritage dating over 100 Million years ago.

Lake Turkana eco-system is one of the heritage sites in Kenya with the Lake being the world’s largest alkaline lake and home to the largest population of Nile crocodile.

The region is also rich in culture of the northern people and also the almost extinct ethnic community of the El molo.

Kakamega forest: is a fascination not to be missed by birds and butterflies enthusiasts. The forest is christened, “Canopy of Natural Beauty” and it is host to over 400 birds species, 300 butterfly species, 27 snake species 7 primate species and over 350 trees species.

Lake Nakuru National Park: is home to the greatest bird sight on earth. Over a million flamingos and pelicans can be seen here. Lake Nakuru National Park is also a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino and Rothschild giraffe.

Samburu National Reserve: This game watchers paradise in northern Kenya has a pleasant aura of vastness and seclusion. All the Big Five can be seen here as well as more than 450 species of birds. The grevy’s zebra, kudu, reticulated giraffe and gerenuk are unique to Samburu National Reserve. Many endangered species live and thrive here. You can see each one of them in their natural glory.

Culture and Festival: Kenya never runs short of festivities and this are centered on culture. The most remarkable festivities include Lamu festival where the Swahili culture is showcased in its most majestic with donkey races and even a variety of Swahili dishes. The other well-known festival is the Turkana Festival; this brings all the nomadic tribes in the northern part of Kenya to celebrate culture as well as their nomadic way of life.

Ol pejeta Conservancy is sanctuary for the endangered rhinos whereby they are under surveillance round the clock. Not only the Rhinos enjoy this sanctuary but also rescued chimpanzees have found a home in this beautiful land. There is a large variety of other wildlife endangered and otherwise to be seen in this prestigious conservancy.

David Sheldrick; Also known as the safe haven for elephants and rhino’s, David Sheldrick is an Orphanage founded by Daphne Sheldrick for the sole purpose of rescuing orphaned and injured elephants and rhino’s.

Elephant calves orphaned through poaching are brought to the sanctuary from all over the country, where they receive care and specialized treatment 24hours through a dedicated team who nurture the young calves

Giraffe Center; Set up for the sole purpose of breeding and conserving the Rothschild giraffe, the center is also known as an educational center for young children on matters conservation.

The center has a nature trail where visitors can walk and birdwatching and enjoy the flora that the center has to offer along the Gogo River and spot the girrafes as they magnetically sway through the forest.

Learn all about the giraffes and get a breathtaking view where Rothschild giraffes mingle with a herd of local warthogs in a semi-wild environment.

Wasini Island; Located at the coast of Kenya. Wasini is a coral island that is traditionally inhabited by the Vumba people, an indigenous group of coastal Bantu speaking community with a very rich culture and history.

Attractions on Wasini Island include Humpback whales and dolphins which can be spotted near this island.

There is spectacular scenery of coral, flora and fauna which can be seen when snorkeling. Fauna and flora can be seen when snorkeling.

There are beautiful coral gardens on the Western end of the island, where you can explore the nature trail.


Nairobi Safari Walk;
At the Nairobi Safari Walk visitors cross over wetlands, traverse the Savannah and follow the trail to forested woodlands.

Observe free ranging wildlife species. Look out for birds, mammals, butterflies, incredible insects and over 150 species of indigenous Kenyan plants. From the boardwalk, gaze into Nairobi National Park and leave with the visions and sounds of this special preserve of nature.

Though out the Nairobi Safari Walk, don’t miss your chance to come face to face with some of the most amazing wildlife.

Reteti Elephant Conservancy  

A replica of David Sheldrick but in its own unique way and a first of its kind Reteti is community owned and run elephant sanctuary.

Designed to Rescue and release orphaned and abandoned elephant calves, whilst creating much needed benefits to the local people that live alongside them. The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, is the representation of the communities standing up united for wildlife, in recognition of the value that they can cultivate.

Opportunities are being created, livelihoods are improving and wildlife is returning, proving that nature can provide a sustainable economy for the populations that occupy its magnificent ecosystem.

The orphaned elephant that are cared for by the Samburu community, are symbols of a new wave of thinking about wildlife and the environment, that goes far beyond traditional conservation methods, and dives deeper into the core value of what nature represents..

This facility also houses a mobile elephant rescue team that works daily on elephant rescue, community awareness and the mitigation of human/wildlife conflict.

 

The elephant keepers all recruited from within the Conservancy, have perfected the skill of returning lost calves back to their family herds. Since March, they have successfully returned five abandoned calves to their families, and have not yet needed to hand raise any individuals. This is the primary aim of the Sanctuary – with elephants only being taken into care as a last resort.

 

Tanzania

Tanzania boasts 16 national parks and is home to a large variety of wildlife thus being a leader in ecotourism. It has allocated over 25% of its land for wildlife conservation. Guides teach travellers how to minimize their impact and create environmental awareness and respect while on safari, including respect for the many different cultures in Tanzania.

Get the best eco experience Tanzania has to offer. Each safari enchants you to search for the big cats, wondrous giraffes and playful colobus monkeys.

The country’s National Parks offer a chance to encounter wildebeests, warthogs, baboons, hippos and elephants. In the evenings, relax in the eco-friendly tented camps and lodges that offer sumptuous comfort under a blanket of shimmering stars.

Prepare to be awed as you roam the famous plains of the Serengeti; considered to be the most spectacular location for game viewing on the continent. The park is home to the largest population of lions and giraffes in all of Africa, as well as the Big 5: buffalo, elephants, rhinoceros, leopards and lions.

Zanzibar also nicknamed Spice Island, the archipelago is home to kilometres of white sand beaches and a cultural fusion of multiple cultures. The capital Zanzibar City still preserves Stone Town as it is an ancient culture city, this gives a feel of the swahili culture.

Our best pick for Tanzania

World Heritage Sites: Tanzania is not short of spectacular world Heritage sites. Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli and the Kondoa Rock Art Cave Sites takes you back to your human origins.

Seamless National Parks and reserves: Selous, Ruaha andKatavi are unspoiled remote wildernesses, home to thousands of elephants and bovines, and packs of rare African wild dogs and other diverse predators. Tanzanian National Parks where vast concentrations of wild animals are protected. The 2000 feet high rim of Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano two million years old, shelters the largest concentration of fauna on the African continent. 30,000 mammals: buffalos, lions, leopards, pods of hippopotamus, varied ungulates, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and more roam 100 square miles of the crater floor. Serengeti and Tarangire can be overflown by hot air balloon to appreciate their teeming gazelles, impalas, buffalos, wildebeests and zebras. In Tarangire, a quarter of a million animals migrate, with oryx, kongoni and gazelles as well as thousands of traversing elephants. Go off-the-beaten track to Selous, the largest reserve in Africa, with over 3000 lions, or untamed Ruaha, with packs of endangered African wild dogs and herds of precarious buffalos roaming its pristine wilderness? Vicious, remote Katavi is the ultimate unspoiled remnant of Africa, accessible to only the most determined adventurers on tour.

Annual Wildebeest Migration: This breath-taking spectacle is the largest gathering of wild animals in the world, acclaimed as a distinctive natural wonder. A plunging mass of heads and horns, they pour down river banks and across endless grasslands, picked off by predators as they travel. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, giant crocodiles and hyenas pull down the exhausted animals, while jackals, vultures and other carrion eaters feast in their wake. You can witness over a million wildebeests along with hundreds of thousands of zebras and antelopes brave the dangers of drought, grasslands fire and starvation on their impressive life and death trek in search of forage and water, from the calving Ndutu plains in Southern Serengeti across unsafe crocodile infested rivers to reach the fertile Masai Mara in Kenya.

Marine life and activities: The beauty and Serenity of the coastal region along the Indian Ocean and on the inland Lake Tanganyika the second deepest lake in the world. Serene, remote beaches beneath soaring, forest-clad mountains and islands form a delightful backdrop against which to enjoy sailing safaris, game fishing, and snorkeling and PADI scuba diving. Tanganyika Lake is rich with hundreds of species of colorful cichlid fish. The Indian Ocean Marine Coast of Saadani National Park, Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Kilwa and the Islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba offer miles of unspoiled, silver beaches lapped by crystal clear turquoise sea where you can also sail, swim, fish, canoe,snorkel and dive on fantastic coral reefs teeming with marine life, playful dolphins and green turtles are abundant with migrant hump-backed whales. Exposed underwater canyons and corals harbor octopus, blue spotted rays, ribbon eels, whip barracudas, moray eels, and many more. Deep ocean tourism in Tanzania affords unmatched game-fishing. The Pemba Channel offers many year-round prospects for fishing.

Chimpanzees of Mahale & Gombe:  National Parks, Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream, are home to chimps. There are guided treks in Gombe Stream National Park. The Chimps in Mahale Mountain National Park are wilder and harder to find. Revered scientist, Jane Goodall, did her groundbreaking chimpanzee studies in Tanzania, and her work there still continues. The Jane Goodall Institute is working to bring opportunities for ecotourism to the area around Gombe National Park, to ensure a future for chimpanzees and to conserve biodiversity – while also supporting the local economy.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site because it provided protection for wildlife while allowing human habitation. The most famous part of the conservation area is the Ngorongoro Crater – formed when a giant volcano exploded and then collapsed, around two to three million years ago. The crater hosts some of the highest densities of lions in the world and is a good place to see the endangered black rhino. Wildebeest, zebra, elands, and Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles also live in the crater. The rim hosts leopards, elephants, and buffalo. In total, the crater houses a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals.