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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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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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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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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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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.
Regards,

 

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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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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.