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Drought in the Horn of Africa
Recent reports in the local and international media regarding the drought situation in the Horn of Africa have been of concern to travellers who are asking if this will affect their safaris.
There has been a prolonged drought in the neighbouring countries to the North of Kenya and in the North-Eastern part of the country. During the course of 2010, failed rains have made the situation more severe to the extent that H.E. Mwai Kibaki the Kenyan President declared the drought a National disaster. Efforts have been stepped up to provide relief supplies to those affected by the drought.
We wish to clarify that the drought ravaging parts of the country is localized to specific areas and there are several other regions that have received adequate rainfall and expect bountiful harvest. The key areas where tourism activity takes place have not been affected by the drought and there is fantastic game viewing in the Parks, Reserves and Conservancies.
There is a large proportion of Kenyans who depend on tourism, directly and or indirectly, as a means of livelihood. This includes communities living around Parks and Reserves and those who operate community owned conservancies as an alternative to pastoralism. Visitors intending to come to Kenya can therefore rest assured that not only will they be able to enjoy their holidays as planned; they will also help to generate income and benefits to the local communities.
23 June 2011 - Annual Great Wildebeast Migration arrived in Kenya!
23 June 2011 - from our guide in the Masai Mara
Slightly earlier than expected, the annual great migration of Wilderbeest, Zebra & plains game has already started in earnest. Moving from the Northern Serengeti into the Southern Masai Mara,1000’s of animals have already crossed the Sand River into the Southern sector of the Mara plains. From the Kenya side one can see the phalanxes of Wilderbeest wearily trudging in long lines from the Serengeti’s Wakuria Hills into the Mara reserve. With their small calves the migration is driven on in search of new grazing into the Mara reserve & surrounding conservancies. Most often the Zebra herds appear first, with their stronger teeth , being more capable of chewing the longer tougher Red Oat Grass. The Wilderbeest follow on their heels preferring the shorter greener grass fuelled by seasonal grass rains. Hopefully Kenya’s great herds remain in the Mara until at least the end of October, with multiple river crossings occurring spontaneously during this period
New itinerary: Namibia Introduction, an impressive selfdrive tour
April 14 / 2011
This 14-day selfdrive tour will bring you to several of the impressive highlight of Namibia and gives you an excellent impression of this special country. Your journey starts in the capital Windhoek, from where you will drive to the famous Sossusvlei, where the sand dunes rise high against the horizon. After a day at leisure at the Swakopmund coast, you have the opportunity to visit the century old Bushman rock art at Twyfelfontein. Naturally a visit to the magnificent Etosha National Park is included and you will end your trip in the Waterberg Plateau Park where you can make nature drives, enjoy the beautiful view, relax and look back on a wonderful tour.
For more info please check Namibia Introduction tour
Serengeti Migration Update
March 25 / 2011 - by our guide in the Serengeti
Monday morning, this week, we watched the first of the migratory herds arriving back into the Ndutu area after several days of heavy rain. They had started to go north-west towards Moru and Maswa, as the southern grass plains were drying up. Now, with all this rain and the area greeing up nicely, they are heading back. By Tuesday morning the plains were filling up: lots of wildebeest and zebra and plenty of cats. We spent a good hour with a small pride, a beautiful dark-maned lion and his three lionesses; fat and happy after a recent wildebeest kill. The next morning, our guide Jacob, out even earlier than us, saw three cheetah take down an adult wildebeest. By the time we got there, the cheetah were sprawled in the mud (had been very rainy Monday night) next to the kill. Fantastic to see the southern grass plains teeming with activity.