Luxury Responsible Journeys in Kenya

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Kenya is renowned for its brightly coloured tribes and soaring savannah, home to the great migration of wildebeests and Africa’s ‘Big Five’.

Perfect for romantic getaways, honeymoons or even luxury family safaris, Kenya offers world-class wildlife adventure, safari experiences on private reserves, and some of the most luxurious lodges and safari camps on the continent.

A Kenyan safari offers striking contrasts, with snow-capped mountains bordering vast deserts, jungle-rimmed coastlines spilling out onto the sparkling ocean, ancient plunging valleys and thundering waterfalls, and lush forests giving way to harsh plains.

The diverse range of landscapes hold some of the world’s most eclectic and abundant wildlife, with the opportunity to venture out on game drives to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’, including lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.

The country is also home to scores of baboons, giraffes and flamingos, endangered species such as the black rhino, and millions of thundering zebras and wildebeest that you can observe on a thrilling migration safari.

Kenya is a haven for wildlife, with an incredibly successful network of national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation initiatives, making it possible to witness these magnificent species in their natural habitats. We ensure your trip is not only unforgettable but also benefits all the communities visited. Also the newly opened company in Kenya to offer Eco tours has branded interesting combining wildlife gorilla safaris in Kenya and Rwanda.

Walk through the Sera Community Conservancy in search of protected rhinos, within the undiscovered northern frontier near Samburu National Park and Nakuru National Park.

Explore the Masai Mara National Reserve with us and enjoy the world-wide vita of the wild beasts which you will never forget on your travel in east Africa and Africa at large.

Witness a brilliant Kenyan sunset, with the iconic image of a lone acacia tree silhouetted against the sizzling golden horizon. Complete your Kenya safari tour with a trip to the laid back Kenyan coast – the perfect pinnacle of any honeymoon or luxury safari to Kenya.

The beaches offer great snorkeling and diving excursions, unadulterated beach time, or for those looking for even more wildlife, the undiscovered coastal forest of Shima Hills National Reserve awaits. Kenya is the true ‘Out of Africa’ experience.

Rwanda Hotels to Host Mice Tourism in Kigali 2021

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In June 2021, Kigali will host the Common Wealth Heads of Governments Meeting a high-level forum that is expected to bring many delegates, including high end tourists for MICE that is now a big segment of tourism sector.

The Demand for hotel rooms in Kigali has been driven by spectacular rise of Rwanda’s tourism industry in the recent past. Now with more than one million tourist arrivals each year, Rwanda’s tourism sector is presently the leading foreign exchange earner, raking in more than $300 million per year.

The booming MICE sector is a resounding vote of confidence in the reforms the country has been undertaking over the years in its bid to revitalize an economy that almost everybody believed would be in limbo for decades following the atrocious 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. It’s currently evident that Rwanda’s reforms on Ease of Doing Business are bearing fruit for both local and foreign investors.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center in Kigali is just 5 kilometers from the bustling city center and Kigali International Airport (KGL). Our contemporary hotel is situated in an office park with Kigali Convention Center, which has room for up to 5,000 delegates. It’s just 2 km from several government embassies, the British High Commission, the Parliament and the Supreme Court. A stylish conference hotel in Kigali near the airport and city center.

Our Kigali hotel’s 291 rooms and suites offer private balconies and free high-speed Wi-Fi. 2 on-site restaurants, including one with all-day dining, serve up continental and Rwandan favorites as well as the Super Breakfast Buffet. For a light bite or a relaxing nightcap, visit the Lounge Bar. The hotel also offers 650 parking bays. After a day exploring Kigali you can maintain your workout regimen in our fitness center and relax in the outdoor swimming pool.

Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts, which operates a global structure and having a strong expertise in Dynamic Sales, Marketing Distribution Systems, Finance and Human Resources, has signed a management agreement with the local hotel operator Club House La Palisse to manage their new hotel.

The opening of the hotel is timely as Rwanda is focusing on developing MICE tourism which requires high quality facilities and services. “The Government is currently making huge investments in MICE Infrastructures such as the convention center and the expansion of the airport in addition to private sector investment in hotels and other tourism services to meet the apparent demand.

All Tulip hotels, residences and resorts combine pleasure with hospitality in a refined atmosphere where our visitors’ well-being is the only thing that matters. During your stay, you can take advantage of the many services and comfortable rooms offered by our hotels: restaurants, modern equipment for your meetings and events, fashionable bars, fitness rooms and even spas.

Marriott Hotel Kigali offers standard rooms, as well as eight two-bedroom units specifically for the long-stay market. The hotel also features a 60-seater restaurant, a bar, gym and swimming pool, plus two executive boardrooms for meetings and conferences on site.

Rwanda has shown tremendous economic growth in the past few years and the Government has a strong focus on the development of the tourism sector, recognizing it as one of the foremost economic drivers and the largest foreign exchange earner.

Marriott Hotel Kigali will offer standard rooms, as well as eight two-bedroom units specifically for the long-stay market. The above and many more like Sheraton, Serena, Park Inn, and Zinc are ready to host the mice tourism in Rwanda 2021.

The Singita Kwitonda Lodge in Musanze has been ranked among the best new luxury hotel brands of 2019 in the world. The new hotel is located near the Volcanoes National Park a destination that has been attracting luxury brands in recent years.

Each of the lodge’s eight luxurious suites features a private heated plunge pool, in- and outdoor fireplaces and large timber-framed windows that welcome the breathtaking scenery and volcano views inside. Elements like woven ceilings and hand-fired terracotta brickwork crafted by local artisans highlight the authentic East African appeal of this remarkable lodge.

The lodging price excludes telephone calls, tourism development levy, any purchase from the boutique, spa treatments, and permits for gorilla trekking, permits for golden monkeys, day trips and transfers from the lodge, French champagne among others.

Rare and Unique White Giraffes in Kenya Killed

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Kenya is perhaps the best country for wildlife safaris as its Masai Mara National Park is regarded as the best African Park for wildlife safaris all over the continent. This Park in southwestern Kenya is uniquely known world-wide for its one-of-a-kind wildebeest migration event.

However, little did Kenyans knew that they also inhabit another very unique attraction not until 2017 when the country and the whole world came to know about the unique species of giraffes – white giraffes residing in the Northeastern Garissa county of Kenya.

These easy-on-the-eye creatures were discovered by the ‘Hirola Community Conservation Program’, in the aforementioned year, and the conservancy explained that these elusive animals had a condition known as leucism – resulting in the partial loss of giraffes’ pigmentation.

Contrary to albinism, animals with leucism continue to produce a dark pigment in their soft tissue, meaning that the giraffes’ eyes were dark. Nevertheless, the discovery of these white giraffes meant that Kenya is the only country residing these special giraffe species on the planet.

Death of the rare white giraffes:

Yesterday, 10th March 2020, was a very inconsolable day to all wildlife aficionados and nature lovers all over the globe when news diffused that two of the three only existing rare white giraffes were found dead.

A mother and her calf were found dead and upon finding their bones, wildlife officials estimated that they had been there for at least four months. This sad news means that a white bull giraffe is the only one left alive literally meaning this special giraffe species has phased out.

The killing of these one-of-a-kind giraffe species by unknown heartless poachers was described by the manager of Hirola Community Conservancy, Mohammed Ahmednoor, as a blow to the tremendous steps taken by the community to conserve rare and unique species and a wakeup call for continued support to conservation efforts.

The Hirola Community Conservancy reported that the bodies of the assassinated white giraffes were found by locals in ‘a skeletal state’ and the conservancy further confirmed that their death leave just one remaining white giraffe alive, a bull.

The conservancy started looking for these giraffes after finding out that they had been missed to be spotted for a while, hence their search kicking off and in turn they were found dead.

Kenya therefore remains with only one rare white giraffe and it is a bull. Tourists from all over the globe have been thronging Kenya to get a chance of spotting these rare animals but it’s now a pity that two of them are no more and the chances of them increasing have been shuttered since only a bull is left.

Meanwhile, in recapitulation, in January 2016 the same giraffe species, white giraffe, was reportedly spotted in Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park but it wasn’t immediately known what happened to that animal, till date there are no news about it.

We mourn together with all wildlife enthusiasts all over the world for the loss of these rare wildlife species, rare white giraffes, what a blow this is!

 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Response To COVID-19

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As the world faces what has been declared a global pandemic, we at Ol Pejeta Conservancy are continuing to observe the developments and take steps to ensure the safety of our staff, our guests and our wildlife. We are cautiously optimistic in the fact that Kenya only has three reported cases at the moment and that our government has implemented extraordinary measures to restrict the spread of the virus. We praise them for their immediate and swift action.

Since you are an Ol Pejeta supporter and might have some questions about how we are coping, we wanted to share the following with you:

  • Your bookings. We understand that travel all over the world is being restricted and so we have decided to implement changes to our bookings, payment and cancellation policy in order to be more flexible and assist our clients during these difficult times.
  • Special offers. If you’d like to get away from the stress this may be causing, we have put together special offers and discounts for you and your family. Please do feel free to contact our reservation staff directly on reservations@olpejetaconservancy for any assistance you may require – they will be pleased to help you.
  • We are taking precautions for our wildlife. As of yesterday, all Behind the Scenes Visits to the Chimpanzees have been suspended. Great apes are so closely related to humans that we will not take any chances of them being infected with the virus. This is likely to continue until Kenya is free and clear of the infection.
  • We are taking precautions for our staff. We are educating Ol Pejeta employees about the virus and following the guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Kenyan Government.  We have displayed information on all notice boards around the Conservancy and are keeping our clinic open 24/7 should someone need immediate assistance.
  • We are taking precautions for our guests. Again, we are following all Government and WHO guidelines and continue to ensure the highest standards of general and personal hygiene in our facilities and amongst our staff.

We wish everyone to stay safe and strong during these challenging times. We appreciate your continued support and endorsement; it means the world to us. In spite of all of this, we do feel there is a bright side: it gives us time to stop, breathe, re-evaluate and re-focus. The beginning of this decade is critical for environmental action and for ensuring the health of our planet. We hope that in these difficult times, local and global populations come together to make changes for the better.

Guided Overland Tours East Africa

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Are you new to off road adventures and you want to get your feet wet with an all-inclusive overland adventure? Here is the prominent car rental agency 4×4 Car hire Kenya has for so long been providing guided overland expedition tours in Africa, mainly in East and Central Africa.

Maybe you need to deliver a slam-dunk, positive experience to introduce your significant other to the joy of back country camping? Or, perhaps you have your own rig and equipment that you want to use, but you are looking for some professional 4×4 training and to meet other local off-road enthusiasts?

Look no further than Nature Adventure Africa Safaris! The company will give you an unforgettable experience of the guided overland tours in Africa which will see you explore Africa’s top attractions such as; the endangered mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, varied wildlife including Africa’s self-styled big five, hiking Africa’s highest mountains like Kilimanjaro and many other attractions.

4×4 Car Hire Kenya will guide you to every remarkable place in East and Central Africa like Serengeti, Masai Mara, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks plus the Virunga Massif and can design a fantastic trip for you.

You will eat well, sleep well, and explore in style. Our trips are specifically designed to get away from it all. If you have ever wanted to completely “un-plug”, explore new frontiers, or gaze up at the marvel of the remarkable Africa’s National Parks, then you will never forget the adventure that awaits you on one of our professionally guided all-inclusive trips.

With an all-inclusive trip we mean that a trip includes everything in the overall price given to you, such as; activities in the national parks, breakfast, lunch, drinks (except the expensive ones like champagne), accommodation, transportation, and dinner & dessert. Each meal is prepared with the finest ingredients and is guaranteed to make you a happy camper.

Yeah, we love to have fun too!  If your idea of fun involves discovering new places and meeting new people then you have come to the right place. We provide a multitude of fun and unforgettable experiences.

We provide everything you need for the adventure of a lifetime! We can even build a custom adventure to suit your needs. Book with 4×4 car hire Kenya for a blast guided overland tour wherever you want to go in East Africa.

Bespoke Kenya Wildlife Photography Safari

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Discover the east Africa safari tour in this Kenya safari trip visiting Tsavo West, Tsavo East, Amboseli National park, Nairobi National Park, Aberdare, Samburu, sweet waters, Lake Nakuru, bogoria, Naivasha, Masai Mara Safari tours and packages. A Kenya Safari would not be complete without a visit to the world famous Masai Mara.

Many people choose to visit in September to get a close-up view of one of nature’s most amazing wildlife spectacles; the Wildebeest migration. However, the Masai Mara has one of the densest populations of Leopards in the country and also produces regular sightings of Lions and Cheetah.

An incredible opportunity to enjoy one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles. Have a ringside seat in Kenya’s Masai Mara for the Wildebeest Migration. The chance to photo lions, Lions are Africa’s only true social cat and this mutual grooming/head rubbing observed plays a vital role of reinforcing social bonds through scent and touch between pride members. So, it is a delight to all of our guests to be able to witness this intimate (and at times quite comical) behavior first hand.

However, it doesn’t end there! It certainly pays off to stay with these lions, not only does Wildlife Trails guests enjoy these special moments pictured but less than 30 minutes later you will all be treated to some incredible action as the lions’ hunt for their breakfast.

The Big 5 action is still rocking in Kenya during the month of November, so we bring together the amazing wildlife reserves of Aberdare, Solio, Lake Nakuru and the Mara and keep on clicking until the action stops. Main target species are Leopard, Cheetah, Lion and White and Black Rhino.

We make our exciting Big 5 safaris affordable for as many people as possible. By handpicking the best game reserves and superb mid-range wildlife lodges, we bring our wildlife crazy clients and keen wildlife photographers the ultimate Kenya safari over 12 glorious days; visiting Aberdare national park, Solio game reserve, Lake Nakuru national park and the Mara.

We limit each Land Cruiser vehicle designed for 8, to 4 clients, to ensure they have plenty of space for their camera equipment and do not miss any opportunities for that once in a lifetime wildlife photo.

Visit to Amboseli National Park; famous for its huge herds of African Elephants and the magnificent sight of Mount Kilimanjaro towering above the plains. From Amboseli you head on a full day’s drive north to the smaller, but very beautiful Lake Nakuru national park, where you will have the chance to see Leopard, Rhino and thousands of the famous Flamingos.

Top Tourist Attractions in Kenya

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Kenya consists of many tourist attractions which drive many tourists to invade the country and adventure them. Most of the top attractions in Kenya are found in the country’s protected areas such as national parks and reserves where a tourist will enjoy viewing interesting things as well as involving in many activities which take place from there such as game viewing and game drives plus many more. Some of Kenya’s best places with the top tourist attractions include.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Park has the most amazing things compared to other parks in Kenya and some of the most interesting and amazing in the Park is the annual migration of Wildebeests. The annual migration of Wildebeests happens in months of July to October of every calendar year where Wildebeests and other animals where they move with the aim of looking for fresh pastures in the Park since during that time, the park has fresh pastures more than in the Serengeti plains in Tanzania where these animals migrate from.

The huge number of animals migrating from the Serengeti plains evidences clearly as to why in the Serengeti plains pastures get exhausted during those months. Almost two millions of Wildebeests and half a million of Thomson’s gazelles migrate to Maasai Mara during July to October together with a very large number of Zebras, Elands and Topis thus offering tourists who visit the park by that time to get an exceptional and unrivalled game viewing. The annual migration of Wildebeests and other wildlife species is best seen at Mara River where these animals pass or cross in order to access the pastures of the park.

Through the balloon safaris in the park, a tourist will get a great fun which he or she has never got anywhere on this earth. The balloon safaris are guided by experienced experts whereby they guide you right from the ground before flying and floating in the balloon envelope and still up as you are floating there are also experts who will make sure that you get a nice time and enjoy to the fullest.

You will be sailed by experienced pilots thus viewing the interesting and amazing things in the Park including the migration of animals when you are floating quietly in the savanna plains of the Park. The balloon safari in Kenya is one of the things which make this Park to be an extraordinary one as compared to other parks in Kenya and in Africa.

Other amazing activities here include; birding where you will view over 500 bird species, nature walks, cultural encounters where you will enjoy the awesome culture of the Masai people and the game viewing where you will view a large number of animals flooding the Park including Africa’s big five which are; Lions, Cape buffaloes, Elephants, Leopards and Rhinos though still in the Park you can spot the Masai giraffes, Cheetahs, Hyenas, antelopes and many more.

Hell’s Gate National Park

The park is found in the North-west of Nairobi (Kenya’s capital) and lies in the south of Lake Naivasha. It is has many interesting things such as activities and its wildlife and bird life of which more special in the park is that there are amazing activities such as bicycling, motorcycling, hiking and still camping in the park is also available thus being one of the only two or few Parks where this is allowed in Kenya.

The park entrance fees of this park are also lower than any other national park in Kenya thus being more favorable and your access to the Park, you will view many animals such as; African lions, Cheetahs, African buffaloes, Leopards, Zebras, Hartebeests, Elands, Baboons, Hyenas, Reed bucks and many others.

Activities such as game viewing, bird watching and water sports can also be done in the park. The park is not only known for its wide wildlife and bird life but also its brilliant scenery which favors filming of films and one of the popular films captured from this park is called ‘’Tomb Raider’’ and many others.

Amboseli National Park

The park is worldly known for its huge diversity of herds of elephants of which it inhabits over 1,200 elephants and it is the most attractive thing in this park though still in the park you will be able to view all the big five species of Africa which include Lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes as well as all the three big cats (Lions, leopards and cheetahs) can also still be seen in the park and in high numbers. The brilliant and beautiful landscape of the park favors a lot of activities such as game drives, game viewing, nature walks and bird watching where you will view over 400 bird species.

The good accommodations at the Park such as; Kibo safari camp and Amboseli Serena safari lodge plus many others also make your stay in the Park more joyous in a way that you will be sleeping and eating well while adventuring the amazing things in the park. Mountain Kilimanjaro (which is Africa’s highest mountain) is near to the Park thus you will be getting clear views of it since it is situated at the border of Tanzania and the park in Kenya.

Tsavo National Park

It is among Kenya’s best parks and mostly known for keeping many  Lions as compared to other species in the Park and also being a home to over 500 bird species. The park being that it is the largest in Kenya and the existence of Tsavo River makes it attractive to animals and birds thus keeping them in large numbers.

Over 675 lions can be met in the park together with other species such as elephants, buffaloes, leopards, rhinos, hyenas, cheetahs, ardwolves, mongooses, zebras, Masai giraffes, water bucks, jackals, gerenuks and many others.

The park has two sections (Tsavo West and Tsavo East) which are formed by the bisection of A109 road and a railway which passes through the Park thus bisecting it into two parts to form those two sections and they are all very attractive.

In the Park you will also view other attractive things such as Mzima springs, Lake Jipe, Athi River, Tsavo River, Galana River, Mudanda rock, Lugard falls and many more.

Other Highlights

Other top attractions in Kenya can be found in Lake Nakuru National Park which is the best place in the world for viewing flamingos and a tourist will be able to view millions of them, Nairobi National Park which is Kenya’s oldest park and its position being that it is only 7km from the centre of Nairobi makes it more attractive and travelers here will be able to view Kenya’s skyscrapers and a variety of bird life (Over 500 bird species) and also wildlife species such as lions, buffaloes, hippopotamuses and many others, Samburu National Reserve which is known for its Samburu people who live near to it thus a traveler will be able to enjoy the amazing culture of Samburu tribe after viewing the wildlife in the Reserve such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, giraffes and many more.

Kenya Safari Guide to Maasai Mara

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Many people ask themselves as to why Maasai Mara National Park is Kenya’s finest and one of the best in Africa. Below are some of the things that make this park so popular and special to many others in Kenya. For a traveler who could wish to take Kenya safaris and enjoy the fruits of this park has to first know some of the few things he or she should be expecting to see and enjoy:

• The famous great migration of wildlife in Kenya takes place from this Park and it is some of the few special things about this Park to other Parks in Kenya and Africa. This great migration of wildlife happens each and every year in July to October where through the migration, a number of wildlife species can be spotted in abundance such as over 1.5 million Wildebeests, 200,000-plus Zebras, 18,000-plus Elands, 97,000-plus Topis and half a million of Thomson’s gazelles.

Therefore, a traveler who is wishing to visit this Park should expect to see a very large number of Wildlife crossing the Mara River to access the Park. This migration is caused due to the exhaustion of pastures in the original homeland (SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK) of these migrant animals thus leading to their migration in search of fresh pastures in the neighboring Park (MAASAI MARA).

• Abundance of Wildlife; apart from the large number of wildlife viewed during the great migration, the Park is also made up of many other wildlife species which also exist in large amounts and more special in the Park is that all the five wildlife species which are regarded as ‘’Africa’s big five’’ are also seen in such an excessive number of which these include; African Lions, Cape buffaloes, African Leopards, Elephants and Rhinos.

The Park is also made up of a high number of birds (Over 500 bird species) and it keeps the largest number of Crocodiles in East Africa which are resided in the Mara River. Other wildlife species in the Park include; Giant hippos, Impalas, Jackals, Coke’s hartebeests, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Roan antelopes, Masai giraffes, Bat-eared foxes, Grant’s gazelles and others.

• A variety of amazing activities; the activities in the Park are all of a lifetime and they are so special including the game viewing where you will view an exceptional and abundance wildlife in the Park, balloon safaris, cultural encounters, bird watching, nature walks and game drives. Therefore, all these activities will make your tour so amazing and memorable when you go with a good camera to take a lot of photos for the abundance of the Park.

• However to enjoy all these activities you are advised to at least book with the best tour agency such as Eco Tours Kenya which will plan for your safari and makes it so memorable in such a way that it will let you know the package which will enable you to enjoy everything in the Park, it will also provide you with a favorable and affordable 4×4 vehicle you should use plus also reserving for you a good accommodation in the Park where you will stay for the sake of your safari in the Park and also doing most of the needs for your tour.

A traveler will therefore need to go for a 4-days package in the Park in order to enjoy the brilliance of the Park of which the first day will be for accessing the Park, the second day you will then go in the Park for viewing the great migration, third day will be for viewing a large number of animals and birds plus and the fourth day will be for the balloon safaris. A tourist should also be aware of the Park entrance fee which is US$ 80 per traveler in order to enter inside the Park to enjoy a lot of activities there.

During the cultural encounters expect to get an interesting cultural encounter outside the Park where you will meet the Masai tribe/people. The Masai people have an amazing culture which impresses all travelers who interact with them and since they are great cattle keepers, you will view a lot of products from the cattle and taste some of them such as milk and meat. For their dances and songs plus their dressing styles are just exceptional.