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Why Choose Us?

  • We are owner-operated and Proud  to be Kenyans.
  • 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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Wildlife safari guides

The most important aspect of Kenya/ Africa  safari is about the safari guides. These are the guys who could make or break your well deserved  adventure safari holidays to Africa.

Travelling with a dedicated and knowledgeable safari guide/naturalist enables our guests to enjoy a unique and enriching African safari experience. You will benefit from the extensive knowledge and wilderness experience of your private guide, who will provide your group with consistent and detailed interpretation of the flora, fauna and culture of the areas you visit, as well as  work in tandem with the resident Natuaralist guides who will share their intimate local knowledge of Kenya and Tanzania safaris and nature. The masai tribesmen guides for  Kenya safaris will share their knowledge on hunting skills, engage young safari makers (kids) in fun filled activities like spear throwing, nature walks and identifying foot prints of different species of wildlife in the walking safari advetures.

Our safari guide will travel with you for the entire safari, meet and greet on arrival and facilitating the logistics of your safari every step of the way until the end. This allow our guide to really get to know your group well and to understand the specific needs and interests of the individuals traveling together, while respecting the need for privacy and down time as much as possible.

All in all, since no-one wants a “one size fits all” safari, having a safari guide elevates your trip to a new level, providing a great amount of flexibility in planning your trip, while ensuring a safe and well-run safari experience in Africa.

All our Kenya safari guides are confident and at ease guiding professional groups or families, they particularly enjoy imparting their experience and knowledge to children on family safaris. We truly believe that knowledgeable kids will be good stewards of the land and will preserve their heritage for future generations. Our safari guides are Curious and observant by nature, as they learned all this in those early years about mammals, insects, birds and astronomy and their continued hunger for more information makes them truly Africa safari expert guides working as both natularalist and safari managers of your trip to Africa.

As the owner of this small luxury boutique, with many years as a naturalist in Kenya and Tanzania, I continue to lead and guide individuals, families and groups (including university and professional photographic and television teams) through Southern amd East Africa.  I’m able to inspire and captivate the imagination of my guests through my knowledge, deep respect for nature and outstanding interpretative skills. My role as a guide to be multi-faceted: teacher, tracker, conservationist and eye-opener and above all as your logistics manager to take care of your luggage, check in’s/ out’s.

All our other safaris guides ethics ecomposes knowledge and respect for all facets of the natural world, as well as their unending curiosity, good humour and patience, make them a memorable and inspirational guides for Kenya and other Africa safaris.

By choosing to travel with us you are guaranteed the quality of our guides and 24 hours customer service pilot line. Kenya is a fascinating destination with breathtaking sceneries and wildlife and our guides make up the link between wildlife, and successful safari holiday in Kenya.

In our next blog post we will be looking closely at the partners that make a memorable safari in Kenya…Your bush accommodation in Africa, from the budget mobile tented camps to the luxurious Out of Africa under the canvas Tented Lodges. This will include among others the former home of the movie actor, the late William Holden to the Karen Blexin story of  ‘Out Of Africa’ coffee plantation in Kenya.

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Migration season in masai Mara

Migration of wildebeest in Masai Mara is a spectacular sight and the highlight of any safari to kenya. Last year my family and I were lucky to watch migration of  wildebeest crossing the Mara river form the Serengeti National Park. It  was a sight to be hold and this was through courtesy of our very own driver for Kenya safaris called Fredrick.

He is our foremost senior driver with over 20 years experience with driving guests throughout Africa adventure safaris and is recognized authority on migration safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. All in all we had five nights in Masai mara and our aim was to see wildebeest, zebras, antelopes cross the river and I can report that we have already booked for another eight night stay on Special Kenya safaris that will end up spending 3 nights in Samburu and Masai Mara with its highlight being to exprience the nights under  Tents in the adventure safaris of africa.  We are open to suggestions and willing join others in our next safari this summer.

 KENYA OVERVIEW

A country in East Africa which has been described as ‘the cradle of humanity’ because some of the earliest evidence of human ancestors was found here. It could also be argued that “safari” was born in Kenya, with the primal drama of lion, leopard, wild dogs,hyena and cheetah hungrily following a sea of wildebeest so immense that at times it seems the whole earth itself is moving.African Safari and Wildlife Safaris

Africa’s single most famous safari draw, the Annual Great Migration occurs every July and October as animals travel between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Each year, nearly 2 million animals move through Tanzania and Kenya driven by seasonal rain and drought in what is known as the Great Migration. One million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras make up the largest populations of the migrating herds, followed by gazelles. Though the timing of the annual migration varies from year to year and cannot be predicted with any certainty. 

The park takes its name from famous nomadic Maasai people, who wander as freely across the Kenya-Tanzania border as their cattle. But there is more to Kenya than safari and wildebeest migration, though: from coral reefs and white sand beaches to tea plantations, Equatorial Tropical rain forest, cultural tours, sports tours, plus a tourism infrastructure that can get you to all of them so easily and so comfortably, Welcome to Magical Kenya!

 

 

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SPECIAL OFFER FOR Mt. Kenya Trek

Mount Kenya national park stretches across the equator, 193 km North-East of Nairobi and 480 km from the Kenya coast and covers an area of 580Sq. Kms. Altitude: 1,600-5,199m At 5199m high, it is Africa’s second highest mountain, with gleaming and eroded snow-capped peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is a broad, large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base is about 12 km, dating between 2 to 3 million years ago. There are three peaks; Mbatian, 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana. Most visitors are able to reach the more accessible Point Lenana at 4,985 m and many visitors enjoy simple high altitude walks. Points Mbatian and Nelion requires are only climbed by technical climbers only. Accomodation while trekking is in huts, and Tents (campsites).

 

 

Special Offer, Mt Kenya Trek

Wildlife below the Park boundary include elephant, buffalo, antelope, and the rare bongo, also found in the nearby Aberdares national park. Mount Kenya can be climbed anytime of the year though the best times for visiting Mount Kenya and the National Park are December to February and July, August through to late October, when there are no rains. The magnificent views over the surrounding country from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks and trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock hyrax, giant forest hogs, leopard, mole-rat, and various species of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among others.

Access
Access to Mount Kenya National Park is by three routes: the Naro Moru Route; the Chogoria Route; and the Sirimon Route.

The Naro Moru route is from the western slopes of the mountain, beginning in the small town of Naro Moru, 206 km from Nairobi and it is quite steep.

The Chogoria route begins near the small town Chogoria, 2 km to the west of the Embu – Meru road, about 150 km north of Nairobi. From Chogoria town, to the forest gate is 6km and further to the park gate is 23 Km. The thick forest on the route to the Park gate is home to antelope and elephants, making this approach to the Park interesting for game enthusiasts.

Sirimon route begins near the small town of Timau on the Nanyuki – Isiolo road North of the mountain. The road to the Park gate leaves the main road 1 km from the bridge over the Sirimon River. This access point to the park is less used because of its rough and hilly terrain.

Our Porters
We have qualified porters who have wealthy of experience with Mt Kenya Trek for more than five years each. They have good communication skills and first aide handling. Friendly and dedicated team. Our porters are participants in Mt Kenya clean up Campaign every year

Mountain Guides
Our guides are qualified with long experience in treks and climbs graduating from outdoor leadership school and Kenya wildlife Service and have participated in Mountain rescue operations and are members to Mt Kenya Guides.

ABAM-001: 5 DAYS MT. KENYA NARO MORU OUT CHOGORIA

Day 1:  Nairobi/Mt Kenya

Depart Nairobi in the morning arriving Naromoru in time for lunch. After lunch you proceed to Mt Kenya Youth Hostel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2:  Met Station

After breakfast, proceed to Naromoru Park Gate and start hiking to Met Station (3300m). The hiking takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3:  Mackinders Camp

Depart Met Station after breakfast and proceed to Teleki Valley arriving Mackinders Camp (4300m) early evening. Picnic lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4:  Austrian Camp

Depart at 10:00 am after breakfast ascending along a steep screw to Austrian Hut (4700m). Covering this distance takes about 3 hrs. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5:  Point Lenana-Chogoria

Departing at 5:30 am, proceed through Lewis Glacier to Point Lenana(4985m) arriving approx. 6:30 am in the morning. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos Hut for full breakfast. Later descend along the famous Gorges Valley to Chogoria campsite. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6:  Chogoria- Nairobi

After breakfast, set on morning journey to chogoria (32km).4WD vehicles are provided but during the bad weather, climbers have to walk some distance as vehicles may not reach the bandas. From Chogoria transport is provided back to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.

 

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Budget Safaris

Camping Safaris is not only exciting and very close to nature, but it is also ideal for visitors who want a low budget holiday which does not sacrifice on the superb locations that Kenya has to offer. With more than 200 campsites in well-chosen wilderness areas throughout Kenya, camping is ideal for those who enjoy the rugged, outdoor life. Listed below are some tours organized for those who wish to experience camping in Kenya

Kenya camping safaris in campsites ,Adventure travel and budget travel in Kenya National Parks Camping in Kenya home of safaris is the ideal way to experience kenya wildlife safaris in a true African adventure.

ABAF-001: 2 NIGHTS 3 DAYS SAMBURU CAMPING

2 Nights 3 Days Samburu Camping

Day 1: Pick up at 0800hrs and drive north to Samburu National Reserve to arrive at around 1400 hours in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park famous as the place for the Samburu semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffe, the Grevy’s zebra gerenuk, beisa oryx and a host of the big game including elephant and lion. Dinner and overnight at a campsite.

Day 2: Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at a campsite.

Day 3: After breakfast proceed for a game drive en route to Nairobi arriving around 1400 hours.