Jambo” is Swahili word for hallo, these are the warm greetings you will receive when visiting Kenya…
Jambo” is Swahili word for hallo, these are the warm greetings you will receive when visiting Kenya. East Africa is considered to be the “Cradle of Mankind” where a species of Homosapiens took tentative steps in an upright position. East Africa is a land of many contrasts, semi-desert, snow-capped mountains (Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya)on the Equator, Huge Lakes like Lake Victoria which is among the contributing sources of River Nile among Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi. The Nile, as defined starting with the Kyaka river in Burundi, is 6,671 km long, and has a surface area of a total of 3,350,000 km² (5 times the area of France). The discharge is around 3,1 million litres per second . The real exploration of East Africa was done by the Arabs from the now Gulf States a short period and built the Fort Jesus. Vasco Da Gamma tried to explore East Africa, stepping in Mombasa and Malindi, on his way to India but it was not until the 19th century when a new breed of explorers was spawned out of Europe in quest to find the source of the river Nile. They included Burton, Speke, Livingston and Stanley.
Among the safaris we can organize for you are:
RIFT VALLEY: An 8 day safari visiting Lake Nakuru, a Rift Valley soda lake with its pink fringe of flamingos; famous for its diversity of bird life, its Rhinos and the unique Rothschilds Giraffe; Lake Bogoria with its bubbling hot springs and dramatic scenery offers the chance to see the rare Greater Kudu; and Buffalo Springs National Reserve in the Northern Frontier District of Samburu to find some Northern species of animals not usually found south of the Tana River – Grevy’s Zebra, Reticulated Giraffe, Beisa Oryx, the slender necked Gerenuk.
WESTERN KENYA: A 12 day safari (including Masai Mara) visiting Lake Nakuru, Saiwa Swamp (sitatunga antelopes) and Mount Elgon on the Ugandan border – three National Parks offering a wide variety of scenery, birds and animals. Mount Elgon is famous for its ‘elephant caves’, alpine vegetation and dramatic scenery. Kakamega Forest, the last remaining West African Rain Forest to be found in Kenya; Kisumu on Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and ending with a few days at the famous Masai Mara with its abundance of game.
THE LAKES Concentrating on the well known Rift Valley lakes: Naivasha, Nakuru National Park, Bogoria National Reserve and Baringo. This safari covers a wide range of diverse habitats and spectacular scenery. Flamingos, Greater Kudu, crocodiles, hot springs and steam vents, dramatic cliffs and gorges, alkaline and fresh water lakes, each with their own particular bird and animal life. Any of these destinations combine well with a visit to our Camp in the Masai Mara
KENYA GAME SAFARI: A 10 day safari visiting Mt Kenya to enjoy some walking on the lower slopes, Buffalo Springs National Reserve in the Northern Frontier District; Lake Bogoria National Reserve, with its hot springs and vents, and Lake Nakuru National Park, two very different Rift Valley lakes.
BUFFALO/ABERDARES TRAIL: A 7 day safari visiting Buffalo Springs National Reserve in Samburu District; the Aberdares National Park for some walking and game viewing in alpine conditions; and Lake Nakuru National Park, famed for its flamingo population and Rhinos, or the very beautiful Lake Naivasha with a day trip to Hells Gate National Park or a walk up Mt Longonot – one of the highest peaks in the Rift Valley at 9,000ft at its summit. Again, this safari blends well with a visit to the Masai Mara.
ABERDARES or MT KENYA WALK: For the physically fit – either a five or six day walk in the Aberdares at altitudes over 7,000ft or a climb to the Walkers Peak of Mt Kenya, Point Lenana at 16,355ft. Either walk takes us through magnificent and often breathtaking mountain scenery. Further walking can be done from our Camp in the Mara area – plains walking to the Mara River, or walking in the hills which overlook our Camp situated on Maasai Group Ranch land.
MOUNT KENYA AND THE ABERDARES/ BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVE: A 14 day walking safari in the Aberdares and Mount Kenya National Parks at altitudes ranging between 7,000ft (2,100m) and 16,355ft (5,260m). A rare opportunity to walk through the diverse habitat and vegetation zones of an equatorial mountain region. With time to acclimatize at the lower altitudes of the Aberdares, we aim to get you to the top of Mount Kenya. A walk around the main peaks shows you Mount Kenya at its best. From these heights we descend to the arid vastness of Samburu country – 3,000 ft and spend time in Buffalo Springs National Reserve. An area where animals and birds are prolific and sandy river beds and thorn bush dominate the country.
MOUNT KILIMANJARO AN 8 DAYS GUIDED MOUNTAIN TOUR:Go on a Kilimanjaro Safari and visit the world’s largest free standing mountain – measuring in at a whopping 5000 metres. Those who have been on safari to Kilimanjaro can really say they have stood on the Roof of Africa!
According to legend, the first person to ascend Kilimanjaro was King Menelik 1, the son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.The first Europeans to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro wereDr Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller. Today, more than 20,000 people a year attempt the climb, and efforts are being made to stop the erosion on the most popular routes.
There are several ways of conquering this giant, and although no experience is required, the effects of altitude and the cold put anyone’s physical and mental stamina to the test. If this all seems a little bit too strenuous for you, one of our safari tours focuses on viewing the mountain from below.
The best months to climb the mountain are January, February and September. July and August are also fine, but somewhat colder