Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:18

Early Bird Safari in Arabuko Sokoke NP

On a recent Kenya Safari we woke up before the sun rose and crept out of our tents and headed straight for the safari vehicle, tiptoeing so as not to awake everyone.  Just as we departed the first light of day could be seen peeking over the horizon of the Indian Ocean in Watamu.  The early morning was cool and it was good to be travelling at this time of the day, escaping the searing heat.  The chorus of birds could just be heard as we arrived at the entrance of the Arabuko Sokoke National Park along the north coast of Kenya. 

We entered into the Kenya Wildlife Service office and paid our entrance fees and collected our guide for the morning.  For the first part of the tour we set off on foot to the wooded area close to the park entrance.  Here we had a good look at a Golden-Rumped Elephant Shrew which is indigenous to this park.  Although the shrew was very shy and quickly disappeared once it sensed us we still managed to get a really good view.

Published in Kenya
Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:18

The Magical Masai Mara

The World Famous Masai Mara is an Award Winning National Reserve in the heart of Kenya, famed for its abundance of wildlife and rich culture.

No trip to Kenya is complete without a visit to the Masai Mara.  It is perhaps one of the most well known places in the world associated with the word 'Safari!'

The Masai Mara is a National Reserve as the Masai people live alongside the wildlife and are permitted to graze their livestock within the reserve.  An unforgettable sight is the Masai dressed in their red 'shuka' or blanket, trailing behind huge herds of cattle, the dust lingering in the air as they turn and head off into the sunset.

The Masai Mara is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating destinations in the world, endless grass plains teeming with wildlife, encircled by towering mountains and rock kopjes all make for some very exciting game drives.  This park is adjoined in the south to the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania and together they make up part of a very diverse ecosystem.

Published in Masai Mara
Saturday, 06 February 2016 06:47

The Annual Diani Goat Derby - Fun in the Sun

The Diani Beach Annual Goat Derby in Kenya is a yearly event all in the name of charity!

On one day a year a bunch of crazy locals get together and race goats. This place is in Kenya in the small coastal town of Diani. If you visit around October you too could be a part of this unique local event and it’s all in the name of charity, raising money for many local projects and organisations.

In Kenya there are not so many racehorses but there are many goats, therefore it is only apt that the races are participated in by goats and not horses.

It is a very light hearted event that attracts locals, expatriates and tourists alike to come and enjoy an afternoon in the hot sun; and be entertained by some of the most elite athletes in the country, a herd of very agile goats.

As well as the Goat Derby, there is a plenty for the kids to do including: face painting, bouncy castle and a fancy dress competition.

Published in East African Events
Saturday, 06 February 2016 05:39

Thousand Miler's - Masai Extreme Footwear

As you traverse the rugged terrain of the Masai Mara in East Africa on a Kenya Safari Holiday or a Tanzania Safari Holiday you may perchance have the luck of meeting a Masai Warrior! The Masai are famous for thier Masai Sandals, enjoy our blog and discover why!

The Masai are extremely amazing people who typically live around the southern areas of Kenya and northern region of Tanzania, in fact they know no borders, carry no passports and freely cross between the two countries as they have done since time immemorial. 

As well as wearing the red blanket or 'shuka' and the colourful beads there is something else that sets their unique appearance apart!

Now, if you look down at their feet you will find the most astonishing pair of shoes you have ever seen!  But you have to be there to see it and believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published in People & Culture