It is an unforgettable experience. Why? Because it is Magical! I will never forget the excitement of seeing our first zebras, impalas and giraffes, and we had not yet even reached the gates to the park, already we had taken so many photos. After entering into the National Park it wasn’t long before the unmistakable shape of an elephant appeared, and another, and another and before we knew it we were alongside a whole herd of these noble creatures. Our afternoon just got better and better, a pride of lions tucked beneath a kopje of rocks, their golden coats camouflaged so well amongst the tall yellow grasses, just the playful cubs visible pouncing on each other, carefully watched over by the lioness.

After a hot and dusty game drive, we were taken to one of the most heavenly spots to observe the sun going down. No safari is complete without ‘Sundowners’, a unique tradition performed at the end of the day. We watched as a giant orange ball disappeared over the dusty horizon, the colours of the earth dramatically changing as the evening quickly began to close in. To compliment this special moment we had drinks from the cool box, some wine and beers to toast the end of the amazing day, accompanied by some ‘bush bitings’ of nuts, tortilla crisps with guacamole, cheese and crackers and cocktail sausages, all served on the bonnet of our safari vehicle.

Published in Safari Experiences
Monday, 08 February 2016 08:13

Kitesurfing Kenya and Tanzania

Kitesurfing is becoming extremely popular as an adrenalin activity.  Kitesurfing in East Africa is huge, especially here in Kenya at Diani Beach.

This growing extreme sport is very popular along the coastline of Kenya and Tanzania. People are able to incorporate a kite-surfing course into their Kenya Safari, or visit purely to Kitesurf, a Kite Surfari!

Come as a complete novice and take a course to learn this adrenalin pumping sport, or, come as a proficient kite-surfer and enjoy the constant winds and protected beaches that East Africa has to offer.

It is a pure thrill as a huge gust of wind inflates your kite and you are propelled across the warm Indian Ocean skimming the waves on your surfboard. The spray splashes past as you reach crazy speeds and it takes all your energy, balance and skill to maneuver your kite to make a turn and head back to the shore.

From the shore even to watch this sport is adrenalin pumping; brightly coloured kites flying high in the clear blue sky is a sight to behold, watching the surfers doing stunts and taking off is a real spectator sport.

Published in Sports and Activities
Monday, 08 February 2016 07:19

Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya

Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya's premier National Parks and world renowned. It is perfectly situated within a couple of hours drive from Kenya’s thriving capital city, Nairobi.

A relatively small national park with a lot to offer, Lake Nakuru has the largest concentration of both Black Rhino and White Rhino in the country. As soon as you enter the park you are immediately treated to breathtaking views and an abundance of wildlife.

Gigantic yellow barked acacia trees surround the lake and pockets of euphorbia trees are scattered within the park.

The soda lake in the middle attracts at times hundreds of thousands of flamingos, giving the lake the appearance of a pink fringe. Once spooked the flamingos all take off together and a huge cloud of pink swarms the lake until they settle down again.  It is possible to drive down to the water’s edge and sit and watch this spectacular bird show.

The park has a high density population of Leopards and although rare it is often possible to spot one, resting in a tree to avoid the heat of the day; the tell-tale sign of their tale hanging down from the branches, alerts you to their presence.

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