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5 days 4 nights

African Safari Tours

Heart of Sinai 

5 days/4 nights Tour 

Code: HATS/EG/001

Day 1: Abou Zeniema
Departure from Cairo to the fisherman’s city of Abou Zeniema, in which we head off road 45-km to the area of Sarabit El Khadem. We pass by ancient mining cites, colorful mountains and heaps of sand to finally reach the mountain of Sarabit. We park our cars and start our climb to the summit of the mountain to reach the ancient Egyptian temple of Hathor, we tour the Temple and later on visit the ancient Turquoise Mines. Upon our decent we reach the site of our Bedouin camp (area of Sarabit El Khadem), Dinner and Overnight: Camp 


Day 2: Forest of Pillars
We start crossing through the heart of Sinai to reach The Forest of Pillars 30-km off road, which resembles pillars standing out in the desert, driving on we reach the palm groves of the deserted oasis of Wadi Firan, we visit the Monastery of Nuns and proceed to St. Catherine,
Dinner and Overnight in Hotel. 

Day 3: Mount Moses
Waking up at 12 pm we start our trip to Mount Moses, reaching the area, we start our climb of the 2285 m high mountain. We enjoy the sunrise from one of the highest summits of Sinai. Upon our decent we visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, head towards Nuweiba coastal village passing by Wadi Ghazala. Dinner and Overnight: Camping.

Day 4: Mount Moses
Driving in Wadi watir takes us to the colored canyon, reaching a point where one is forced to leave ones car and continue on foot. Passing under and over boulders, through narrow canyons which barley fit one person, we reach the other side of the canyon, to be met by our cars, to escort us to our beach resort, the afternoon free to enjoy the Red Sea beaches.
Dinner and Overnight: Camping.

Day 5: Departure 
The day is spent on the beach, early afternoon we start heading towards Cairo for your outbound departure flight. Distance: Approx. 470-km.

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Included 
1. 4 night desert safari Camping / Hotel on full board basis.
2. All transfers.
3. Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide.
4. All your tours and excursions are with A/C bus.
5. All airport transfers.
6. All your visits include entrance fees.
7. Our prices include all taxes and services.

Not Included:
1. Visa Entry for Egypt.
2. Personal items.
3. Tipping.
4. Any other items not mentioned.

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Funny facts about Cows

Animal accents!

Did you know?

  • That The accent of a cow’s mooing depends on the region it belongs to.
  • If you Make a cow listen to music and there will be more milk in the bucket!
  • An average cow weighs about 1,400 lbs.
  • Cows’ front teeth are only on the bottom—they have no front upper teeth. As to the back, cows have top and bottom molars.
  • No two Holstein cows have the same prints.
  • Cows can sleep while standing. :)
  •  A cow can’t vomit.

    •  On the top front of their mouths, cows have a tough pad of skin instead of teeth.
    • Cows have a total of 32 teeth, 8 incisors on the bottom front and 6 strong molars on the top and bottom back.
    • Cows produce up to 64qts of milk a day, 14lbs of cheese, 5 gallons of icecream or 6lbs of butter.


  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs, because a cow’s knees cannot bend properly to walk back down. 
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Explore Mombasa Beaches and the Swahili Cultural experiences

The true way of unwinding your safari in Kenya is to end it in Mombasa, here the wilderness meets the sea. The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow winding streets and Arab architecture. The air here is always heavy with the scent of spices. Women wearing the traditional bui bui fill the narrow streets and busy markets. At the dhow docks fresh fish and goods from all along the coast arrive daily. The streets are alive with the bright colours of the traditional coastal khanga and kikoy, the all purpose wrap around cloth worn by both men and women. At the waters edge is Fort Jesus, an imposing fort that stands watch over the harbor. Mombasa is a place where both history and progress are greatly valued, where a busy harbor existence is lived at its own unique, tropical pace.

The coastline south of Mombasa is a tropical paradise of palm fringed white sand beaches, where the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet beautiful coral reefs. The protective reefs have created ideal beaches with calm, inviting waters. Days are filled with sunshine and nights are balmy and warm with gentle sea breezes. The offshore reefs are alive with coral, myriad fish, sea turtles and dolphins. Whether you are looking for a base to actively explore this fascinating region, or just somewhere to unwind and find peace, Kenya’s south coast has everything you could wish for.


A wide range of World Class resorts, centred around Diani Beach allow visitors to relax and enjoy this natural paradise with the best standards of accommodation, service and cuisine.The south coast also has many smaller quiet getaways such as Tiwi Beach, ideal for travellers looking for a low key break. Inland, the fertile hinterland of Kwale District consists of small villages inhabited by the Wakamba, Digo and Duruma tribes and you have endless opportunities of visisting their homesteads and learning their culture, taking pictures, dances,Traditional lectures and learning their way of life.

While staying in Mombasa, you have many options of doing side trips, which includes the popular and near by Shimba Hills National Reserve. The reserve is made up of both open grassland and dense rainforest, all with stunning views across the Indian Ocean. The Reserve has a variety of species including Elephant, Giraffe and Buffalo as well as the rare Roan and Sable antelope. The forests are home to a number of unusual species including the Black and White Colobus, Serval cats, Red Duiker and Suni Antelope. An abundance of birdlife lives is found among the hills, including Honey guides, Turacos, woodpeckers and Sunbirds. The Shimba Hills are a natural and peaceful haven, easily accessed from the beaches of the Kenyan coast.

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The Maasai Cricket Warriors

The Maasai Cricket Warriors

Hey have you ever seen the Maasai play cricket?

Well a group of Maasai Warriors in Kenya came together and formed a Cricket team. They call their team “The Maasai Cricket Warriors”

Their main aim was to promote healthy living among their tribe.

The team is made up of Maasai warriors from the Laikipia region of Kenya in Africa. The pictures were taken in March6th in Mombasa Kenya

AFP/Carl de Souza

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A player of the Maasai Warriors cricket team is silhouetted as he plays cricket on the beach in Mombasa, South East Kenya.

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Kenya is the home of Wildlife safaris in Africa

The boundless wilderness, wildlife and big game of this region has long attracted adventure seekers from all over the world. I believe no other African country can boast such an incredible range of landscapes, unique geographical features and species.

Kenya offers the visitor a chance to experience a natural world unchanged by the passage of time. The Kenyan wildlife and wilderness is home to an endless array of ecosystems, the staging ground for natural cycles of life, death and regeneration as old as the planet itself.

This great range of natural habitats means that there is plenty to explore, and plenty of species to encounter face to face.


This is a land of endless potential for the wildlife enthusiast. From great migratory herds of the open savannah to an incredible abundance of birdlife, from the depths of a tropical rainforest to the depths of the Indian Ocean teeming with fish, this a world of natural wonders. A safari into the wilds of Kenya is a journey into nature at its purest. Everywhere you look there is a profusion of life…

Take a Wildlife safari through Kenya with the follwing in mind

  • Track  the mighty great Migration of wildebeests and Zebra’s or track the great predators through pure, unspoilt wilderness.
  • Dive into a world of undersea wonder or step back from the beach and discover a hidden paradise of coastal forests and the swahili culture
  • Trek into forests alive with wildlife, from the treetops to the forest floor among them the Tropical rain forests of western Kenya.
  • In these high wild regions, the forests offer sanctuary for big game, and the thermal currents offer birdlife and butterflies freedom to fly.
  • Flocks of flamingo to hippo hideaways, each of the Rift Valley lakes is a unique natural world fresh water and shallow alkaline lakes.
  • The Northern Frontier of Kenya is a place of vast, unspoilt wilderness and has UNIQUE wildlife like the Long-necked Gerenuk (meaning ‘giraffe neck’), a graceful antelope that stands upright on its hind legs to feed on tall bushes which is among  the Samburu’s “Special Five” – (the reticulated giraffe, longnecked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra and beisa oryx ) never found anywhere else
  • Where else in the world can you find lions, rhino, and more living free and wild within sight of a city skyline that is Nairobi National park

My family and I spend this year’s Easter holiday in Samburu game  and we had what I can simply describe as a wonderful time. We saw Samburu special and meals at our tented camp were  sumptuous and the waiters were friendly and down to earth.

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More on Cultural Safaris in Kenya

Hirola safaris includes most of its safaris with a visit to Maasai  and Samburu Village. Visiting a manyatta or Eng’ang’ is a good way to learn more about Maasai culture and everyday life. There are many manyattas (often called cultural manyattas) in this area that can be visited by tourists. It is worth arranging this through a reputable guide, and a guided visit will probably be much more informative. The best way to experience and learn about the Maasai life is to take a foot safari or organized trek with an experienced Maasai guide. This is a good chance to get to know the area and to spend time among Maasai communities. It is also a great way to experience the bush and the wildlife from a completely different perspective to your own.

Samburu Tribesmen

Although less well known than their Southerly Maasai cousins, with whom they share a language, the Samburu have an equally intricate and fascinating culture.
Ranging across the great Northern plains and ranges south of Lake Turkana, the Samburu are a people both proud and protective of their culture and the ancestral lands to which it binds them. The Samburu have formed an unlikely cultural bond with another tribe of desert nomads, the Rendille.  Most safaris and treks through this region will pass through Samburu lands. It is well worth spending some time learning more about the Samburu and their culture. The best way to do this is to take a camel or walking safari with a local Samburu guide, or to stay in a lodge or camp managed by a Samburu community. More recently, the Samburu have began herding camels and using them as pack animals. The art of camel husbandry was probably acquired from their close relationship with the Rendille and Turkana peoples of the Northern frontier deserts. Their homesteads, ‘Manyattas’ are usually a circular encampment of long, low, rounded houses, created by daubing cattle dung over a framework of sticks.
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Cultural Safaris of Kenya

Kenya has a culture born of countless sources, from the coastal swahili culture to the Northern Frontier of  Njemps tribesmen. This region has been crossed by the paths of a long and complex history. From the prehistoric records of early man to the present day, Kenya has been a land of unending change, contrasts and diversity.
Kenya has drawn on all of these influences to develop its own unique cultural safaris and adventures. This is the nations greatest strength- the ability to blend the best of many worlds into a strong, singular identity. Today, Kenya welcomes the world to its shores, parks and continues to evolve a modern culture that is born of endless variety, and yet purely, proudly Kenyan. We will look be exploring the world renown Maasai and Samburu tribesmen Cultural safaris.

The Maasai 

The Maasai have come to represent Africa at its most primal, a fiercely independent tribe of legendary courage who sternly shun the modern world in favour of traditional rites and customs. The Maasai are undoubtedly one of the most famous traditional cultures on earth if not in Kenya and Africa.
In recent years, the distinctive Maasai beading and decorative jewellrey have become a fashion item in the West, and remain one of the most popular items taken home by visitors to Kenya. So popular has Maasai beading become that many modern functional items, including watchstraps, belts, handbags and even mobile phone covers are being produced in Maasai designs. The Maasai are indeed a truly independent and proud with a culture more complex and interesting than popular imagination would suggest. They once ranged widely across much of Southern and Central Kenya, extending north to Laikipia, and South across the border into Tanzania. Today most of the Maasai population lives throughout the South West of the country.
The Maasai have ancestral ties to the Samburu and the Njemps  in the North Kenya with whom they share a language Maa, from which the name Maasai comes. The Maasai are completely nomadic cattle herders, and it is only very recently that any move towards agriculture has become evident.
Cattle are very important to the Maasai, and are the subject of mystical beliefs and reverence. Maasai mythology tells of a time when the earth and sky were joined together, until they were suddenly torn apart, with only the wild fig trees left as bridges between the two. As a gift to the Maasai, god – called Enkai sent herds of cattle down through these trees to earth. To the Maasai cattle are sacred and a direct gift from the heavens. Grass is also considered a blessing and sacred. When passing a fig tree, it is customary for the Maasai to push handfuls of grass between the roots, as homage to the source of their herds. One of the more common Maasai greetings is “I hope your cattle are well”.
Victory in a lion hunt was always great cause for celebration, and the returning hunters would perform a spectacular dance called the Engilakinoto. This dance is based a deep rhythmic chant accompanied by a exaggerated thrust of the chest. As the dance progresses, moran display their strength with a series of powerful vertical leaps. This dance is a remarkable sight, with gifted moran having been known to leap up to four feet clear of the earth. Similar dances such as the Eoko ( a dance to bless cattle) and the Eoko oo’njorin(a war dance) are cause for the same exuberant displays of strength.

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  • Our buying power gives us access to great rates and we pass the same benefits to you.
  • We are Experienced, Friendly and very Professional.
  • We have traveled the Africa Safari world — we don’t have to read from a book to give you destination information. We know the Hotels, Lodges, Camps, roads, and transport required — we can help you make appropriate selections based on your dreams, your expectations, your comfort zone, and your budget.
  • We are Kenyan based Christian Travel Agent and African Safari Tour Operator for and Not limited to East Africa region.
  • We’re also good listeners. Tell us what you want and we’ll find it for you.
  • We’re your Personal Travel Planning Coaches.
  • We are Professional Travel and Wildlife Safari Planners.
  • We can help you select the trip appropriate for you and your budget.
  • We are proud of our high level of customer service.
  • We represent quality and trusted hotels, Luxurious lodges, Camps around the East Africa.
  • We are honest — we pledge to give you all available information to the best of our knowledge regarding the products you are interested in. We do not hesitate to discourage some products based on their reputation and clients feedbacks. We feel that adequately informed guests make happy guests. Realistic expectations make for a terrific vacation experience — that is our goal for all our guests.
We do not just provide  email quotes — we provide personalized, customized searches for all guests in order to secure the best possible rates and available extra amenities for our valued clients. In order for us to be able to meet those high standards for pricing, value, knowledge and service — we sometimes  require that we must speak with you in order to “get acquainted.” We think that is an essential ingredient to help us help you enjoy your dream vacation with the best level of service you deserve for your investment.
We can help make your fantasy come true. Call or email  us today to get started on your dream vacation. Bon Voyage!
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Kenya Wildlife Safari Tips and Side Trips

Kenya Wildlife Safari Tips and Side Trips
Jambo! Welcome to the the ‘Big Five’ safari Country. The boundless wilderness and big game of this region has long attracted adventure seekers from all over the globe. No other African country can boast such an incredible range of landscapes, unique geographical features and wildlife species. Kenya offers safari seekers a chance to experience a natural world unchanged by the passage of time.
From the great migratory herds of the open savannah to an incredible abundance of birdlife, from the depths of a tropical rainforest to the depths of the Indian Ocean teeming with fish, this a world of natural wonders and all this is in Kenya. A safari into the wilds of Kenya is a journey into nature at its purest. Everywhere you look there is a profusion of life and picturesque tribesmen with never ending smiles and eager to say Jambo to any visitor they encounter. In this newsletter we look at the side trips offered in Kenya that will enrich your safari, add value to your already booked for safari.
Hot Air Balloon safaris


This incredible once in a lifetime experience offers the visitor a fantastic view of Kenya’s scenic beauty from the birds eye view with a soar over endless plains of Masai Mara, and the chance to drift unobtrusively over the wildlife below as you touch down, you are welcomed by glass of Champagne and The bush breakfast is accompanied with a selection of drinks and served on Fine tableware at prime scenic areas in the reserve hence adding exhilaration to the ultimate flying experience. An adventure of a lifetime.

Walking safaris in Kenya and cultural village visits
A privately escorted foot safaris within the boundaries of Game reserve’s is the best way to really experience the African bush at its best. This is an experience that will make you feel more alive and up close with the gentle giants like Giraffes. This is the other side of Kenya coupled with the visits to the Masai Tribesmen villages to learn about their culture taking pictures, dances,Traditional lectures and learning their way of life.
Birding Safaris
From the world’s biggest bird, the Ostrich, to the World Heritage Site, spectacular flamingos that congregate in their millions at the various Lakes of the Great Rift Valley and camouflage them in pink, Kenya holds some remarkable birding sights in the world and that you have to see them to believe.
With eleven percent of the world’s species – some 1089 different varieties, Kenya’s birding is one of the best in the world.  It very usual for birding trips to record 300-600 different varieties on a short trip or to record more than 120 at a particular site on a single day! The variety of birds in Kenya is made possible by the favourable climate, diverse habitats and geographical features that make it a suitable migratory route for birds. Even in Nairobi you are guaranteed to find birds everywhere you travel. A stroll in hotel gardens, a trip to the Nairobi National Park or the grounds of the National Museum is likely to turn up bright black and yellow weavers, tiny iridescent sunbirds resembling flying jewels, Secretary Bird, Bustards and Mousebirds with long tails, which are unique to Africa.
To see Kenya’s rarest, indigenous and unfortunately endangered birds, the bird enthusiast needs to seek out forests or highland grasslands tucked away amongst various farmlands.
Birding Guides
Naturalist guides are available at numerous of sites and are your best aid for locating and identifying the many species. They live at or near these sites and their birding interest is nurtured by that association with visiting scientists, birders and added to by some formal training. It is advisable to contact the local guides association if you will be spending time at a specific site.
By using local guides, you increase your bird citing success. More importantly, you will be supporting the conservation of that site by the involvement of the local community in sustaining the areas ornithology. Professional bird guides and Tour Operators who can accompany you on safari also provide additional guiding services that will broaden your birding experience.
Incentive Travel
Many businessmen and corporate executives dream of visiting Kenya. If you are looking for the perfect incentive travel option for your employees, affiliates or partners, why not let their dreams come true and offer them a Kenyan safari? Putting together the perfect safari package to suit any individual needs and interests couldn’t be any easier.
With our world of wildlife safari options, you’ll be spoilt for choice of mixing business with leisure.Think about Kenya as the ultimate prize in the big game of business. Business travellers to Kenya will find all of the facilities they need are widely available. Many hotels and resorts throughout the country offer corporate rates and discounts and have modern, efficient business centers with complete computer, telecommunication and internet service
Wildlife Safaris
We offer safaris that range from less than a week to a month or even longer.The prices shown on our site are for the safari only. We may show an air-inclusive price on the site, though that price is based on internal flight within operation of that tour only. Be sure to arrange for your own flight to and from Kenya.
Conferences with a Difference in Kenya
Kenya offers the perfect combination of work and play. Your time outside of the conference room can be spent exploring the wilderness, taking game drives, hikes or visiting local villages. What better way than develop team strength and strategy than to take your delegates on a challenging adventure safari? Rock climbing, white water rafting, came trekking and more are all available and easily accessable. Imagine ending your day’s meetings and discussions with a classic safari sundowner.
Your group can gather for drinks around a campfire, as day gives way to night and the air rings with the calls of the wild and under the stars. In this magical atmosphere, minds become more open, creative and focused and much is achieved.
Eco Safaris Kenya
Kenya is one of the global leaders in community-based ecotourism, working in tandem with the many local natives to develop innovative ways to protect the environment and local culture. Kenya is ahead of the ecotourism pack in other areas as well, planning to be Africa’s first country to develop and use international criteria to rate eco-lodges and Local tour operators. A leader in innovative eco-lodges, Kenya has won many international eco-lodge awards. We offer most of Kenya safaris based on this concept.
White water Rafting
One of Kenya’s best adventure safaris is a rafting expedition along the Ewaso N’giro and Athi river. The trip can last between three and eight days, depending on water levels and accessibility.
I hope the above will add value to your next African safari as Kenya has long been known as an adventurer’s paradise and a renown Big Game country. This is a land of endless opportunities for the active traveller, a country rich with possibilities for adventure and discovery. On your next magnificent vacation to Kenya, visit some of the remarkable game reserves to see giraffe, cheetah, zebra, leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, gazelle, hyena, Cape buffalo, and more—all in their native environments. Imagine the thrill of seeing these majestic animals as they sunbathe on grassy land, hunt and roam across the vast endless savannah plains of Africa. You’ve already seen it on television’s discovery channel and now is your chance to see them up close and personal in Kenya.
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