Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Place to rest on the Garden Route ...

Most often do tourists drive through the Garden Route, through this little town of #Wilderness, in the Western Cape of South Africa, completely unaware of how awesome this place is.

Not only is it good for a night sleep and amazing views, it offers good food and quite a lot of activities in the neighbourhood. Time well spend with your family on a vacation.

#meetsouthafrica




Thursday, April 21, 2016

Immerse into the history of Masai Warriors ...

Enjoy Kenya and have a wonderful trip planned and executed by www.AfricaSafari.IN

Laikipia in central - northern Kenya around Mt. Kenya region is a place of Art, History & Culture, piece of Karen Blixen's Out of Africa amidst awesome wildlife. Wonderful place to enjoy at Segera's Explorer's Lodge.

More reading on : http://www.angama.com/leaving-out-the-dull-parts-blog/behind-closed-doors-segeras-explorer-lounge/



Photo courtesy : http://www.angama.com/
#MagicalKenya

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Human Animal Conflict

Human - Animal conflict is on the rise and the main reason is explosion of human population encroaching upon the wildlife habitat. This is what happens and the looser eventually are these animals who are forced upon to explore surroundings where humans leave no stone unturned to brutally kill them. #conservation #humananimalconflict 


Thursday, February 18, 2016

An evening in Amboseli National Park, Kenya with Cheetah !!!

#VisitAfrica is never a disappointment, do you agree ?

While the #sunset on the #horizon & the #sky turns #orange, 3 #Cheetah wake up from #relexation. Low light in opposite direction compromises the quality still its an #awesome frame.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Are you finding a reason to be in Africa ? ... We have many ... !

Love is in the Bush ... Love is in Africa !
Plan a date with your Valentine in Africa ... the most memorable trip of lifetime !
Valentines day gifts
Bucket list holidays by ~ www.AfricaSafari.IN


Friday, January 8, 2016

VICTORIA FALLS in low season !

Very often, do I have to answer a question : "What is the good time to visit Africa ?"

Well to all my friends, let me say ... Africa is for-ever ! A year round destination and there is in store for you when ever you get a chance to visit. The trick is what and where. We are just a message away to answer all such queries.

Sometimes, its fun to visit the place during the 'low' season. ‪#‎VictoriaFalls‬ or ‪#‎Vicfalls‬ are generally dry during the end of November / early December and that is exactly when I visited it last, especially in the drought condition. Could not see much of 'the smoke that thunders' but the bare cataract of the falls was still jaw dropping. ‪#‎Zambia‬ ‪#‎Africa‬ ‪#‎Safari‬

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

A FLIGHT THAT MADE MY DAY !

It was on this winter morning while I was on my way driving to meet fellow birders, that I applied short break, circled around & captured this moment. To my sheer luck, while I was unrolling the window glass of the other side front door, it took a flight against the rising sun, and the orange light helped me. It was quite far and had to use my 300mm.

Unfortunately I could not take complete reflection, nevertheless was contented with what I got.

Feeding largely on ambhibians & insects, this generally quiet & patient type of stork - Woolly-neck, is found mainly around water bodies or firebreaks in the wild.



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#woollyneck #bird #stork #birdphotography


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Leisuring @ pot of gold

Knysna, on the garden route of South Africa is a couple of nights destination in any conventional itinerary, for the international tourists, mainly with an intention to visit Oudtshoorn - the feather capital of the world. Rarely do the visitors realize that there is a lot to do in this pot of gold, one of the most scenic places on the southern coastline of South Africa.

With high adrenaline activities on the route which are weather permitting ... it is wise to add an extra day at this serene town, and i promise you will not be disappointed even if you have a spare day to loiter around doing nothing apparently as planned in the itinerary.

Impromptu and short trips are abound if just not doing anything. Interacting with a local, hiring a sail boat and cruising in the quite lagoon up till the heads, on a sunny day, would undoubtedly be an amazing experience. 

#meetsouthafrica , #visitknysna , #knys1



Thursday, September 3, 2015

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Awesome experience in the bush with the prey and the predator ...
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... in Maasai Mara, Kenya, Africa.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

... and the Lions saw something !

On a bright and sunny evening we entered Masai Mara from Musiara Gate. Home to supreme wildlife as it is called, our intentions were to make the most of it. Fingures crossed and with high spirits, our eyes started looking for most coveted animal on the plains - king of the jungle - Lion (Panthera leo).
After quite a bit of bumpy drive, with no luck, John our driver guide heard a buddy on radio of having seen some cats within the bush far away and he darted the vehicle in that direction. He parked the vehicle around the landmark described and binoculars scanned left to right, near and far upto the horizon, but nothing. We waited and waited. As if god heard our prayers, a lady of the jungle walked just behind our vehicle and gave a pose.
While John and me pursued our clients to reduce their whines to whispers, there was a second one, and our combi shifted buttocks while tourists jumped from side to side. Camera clicks went on and on.
In a while a young male followed and we could feel our clients adrenaline pumping with excitement.
Lions had seen something and were stalking. We all got charged and ready to see some live action. But that was not planned by nature. Object somehow got the clue of stalking lions and disappeared. Trio then decided to enjoy the evening sun and we left them after a while, contented for the day. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zimbabwe goes for Presidential polls ...

An important day in Africa, as its Zimbabweans going for poll to elect their new President, today. Interesting to see if President Robert Mugabe's 33-year grip on power gets an extension or it comes to an end. He is quite emphatic on victory. The country had experienced ten consecutive years of contraction and one of the worst cases of hyperinflation of all times resulting in the suspension of the national currency. However the GDP is in positive zone since 2010. Zimbabwe gains tourists importance in regards to Victoria Falls and Zambezi.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

What is South Africa up to for this weekend ?

Durbanites in South Africa are gearing up for 2013 Vodacom Durban July
Africa's Greatest Horse racing Event & Fashion Experience.
Read more on : http://www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za/

Monday, July 1, 2013

Kirstenbosch : 100 years old on Monday, 01 July 2013.

There are many activities planned which includes the launch of special postage stamps, restaurant specials, a book launch, children's activities and walks. The Garden is offering free entry to everyone for the day. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

What's Happening @ Knysna

Knysna Oyster Festival, South Africa ::: 28 June - 07 July 2013
One of the South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party!
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Marathon 2013 in Lewa, Kenya

29 June 2013.
What began as a simple idea back in 2000 has now grown into a world-renowned event in Kenya, East Africa.
This unique marathon is exceptional in many ways -- it combines an unusual fundraising initiative with one of Kenya’s greatest sporting passions - running! 
One of the 10 "must do" marathons in the world. 
The Safaricom Marathon attracts participants from all over the globe who come to compete for a good cause. 
A unique event that not only tests your limits but also gives you an opportunity to enjoy a real African Safari!
Event Sponsored by : Safaricom , Tusk.org  and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy 

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL of South Africa

@ Grahamstown, South Africa.
27 June 2013 - 7 July 2013.
To know more Visit official website

Saxophonist Sean Bergin

Amongst famous saxophonists like John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, Jimmy Dorsey, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young & Kenny G., Sean Bergin was one of the famous South African born avant-garde jazz flautist who made is mark in South African Jazz and during the difficult times of Apartheid. Born in Durban, South Africa and later made Amsterdam, The Netherlands his home, today is his birthday, 29th June. Saddly, we lost him recently on Sept 01st, 2012.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

India and Africa on Wildlife conservation ...


HE Mr. Sibabrata Tripathi, Indian High Commissioner to Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Director, Mr. William Kiprono during a courtesy call discussed issues pertaining to wildlife conservation and management, exchanging ideas and joint efforts to strengthen ties between the two countries.

“The two countries share the same variety of wildlife species hence the need to work collaboratively together to address similar challenges they face such as wildlife crime, climate change, rising populations as well as the spread of invasive species”, the Indian High Commissioner said.

Number of Indian tourists visiting Kenya are on an increasing trend and Cricket is also a sport shared by both the countries with equal enthusiasm, further discussed Mr. Tripathi.

Source : KWS

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The verdict ...


The verdict is out. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, 51, son of the founding president Mr. Jomo Kenyatta of independent Kenya, became the 4th President elect of Republic of Kenya. He was declared as winner by Mr. Isaack Hassan, chairman of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), late in the afternoon on Saturday at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi in a packed auditorium.

Mr. Kenyatta was supported by about 6 million voters and won with a wafer thin margin of just around 9 thousand votes to prove his 50 per cent threshold, disappointing his closest opponent Mr. Odinga, it was a nail biting finish. Mr. Odinga however was unpleased and raised his eyebrows challenging the system.

Coalition with Mr. William Ruto who is former Eldoret North MP is said to have helped Mr. Kenyatta for the victory as it gained huge bulk of voters support residing in the Rift Valley region. These elections were one of the most closely monitored event of recent times in Sub-Saharan Africa. Both Mr. Ruto and Mr. Kenyatta have been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and huge amount of human casualties post previous elections in the state were the reasons for the world to follow. There are no reports of any major unrest till the news have come in but the authorities maintaining law and order are on a high alert.

Elections were over on Monday 4th March and it took the whole week to declare the winner despite of implementing electronic means of voting. The delay was on account of technical glitches in the transmission system and untrained manpower.

Mr. Kenyatta has thanked the nation and his opponents in the message and promised to take the country forward.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Delay in electoral results ...

Kenyans have decided. IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) is facing glitches on counting votes as electronic transmission system has failed on account of improper configuration of equipments and lack of trained staff. This, delays the announcement of their newly elected President. Going by the number of votes, Mr Uhuru Kenyatta is in the lead, still however its not yet over and has marginal lead as against his nearest opponent Mr Raila Odinga. IEBC has resorted to do it manually and is taking time. Businesses are shut and some towns look deserted, according to reports.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kenya Elections !!!


KENYANS go for polls TODAY !!!

It's a day to select and elect their fourth President along with Governor, Senator, Member of National Assembly, Women Representative and County Representative. They will elect six candidates when they cast their ballots as per newly amended constitution.

Candidates have been requesting voters to exercise their fundamental right and long queues have been reported at many places since the starting of voting early in the morning.

Voting has been largely peaceful till this time except for a relatively small incident of stampede at St. Monica Academy polling station in Kitengela outside Nairobi where at-least 20 people have been admitted to St. Theresa Hospital.

Kenya has gone for active use of electronics during these elections and results are likely to be pouring out soon, after the voting ends.

2007-2008 had not been a good year in the history of Kenya. Around 1000-1300 people had lost their lives and thousands displaced, post elections. All eyes are glued to this very important event and at strategic location in Eastern Africa.

All the best to the candidates. May God give wisdom to the citizens of Kenya to choose their worthy leader while peace and prosperity prevails.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

GREAT British in Cape, South Africa


The British High Commission will celebrate a week of GREAT British events in Cape from 6 - 12 February, to showcase not only Great Britain but also to build upon the wonderful partnership between the two countries.

Events are structured around the GREAT campaign which was launched by Prime Minister David Cameron in September 2011 to showcase the very best of what Britain has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with the UK.

Food, Movies, Music, Heritage, Environment (Green) and Technology being showcased. 

Coming up events : 
Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th of February; the V&A Waterfront will house the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car (SCC) Simulator offering the public the chance to experience what it might be like to drive a supersonic car.  From 09:00 to 17:00.

Source : www.ukinsouthafrica.fco.gov.uk



Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kenyan elections ... a month to go !!!


With about a month to go for the Kenyan elections, the Electoral Body clears eight Presidential candidates. It is going to be a historical one with recently amended constitution and instead of electing only the president, 210 members of the parliament and about 700 local representatives; Kenyan citizens will select candidates for 1882 posts of which 290 will be for members of parliament, 47 senators, 47 country governors, 47 female country representatives, 1450 civil wards and the presidency. 2007 was a bad year going down in the history of Kenya on account of post election violence where around 1000 people were killed, thousands displaced and sizable damages to the economy on disturbed tourism. World politics is watching this country, a land with significant importance in Eastern Africa.

The stage is set for March 4, 2013 and with efficient use of technology. In just one-and-a-half hours after voting closes at 5 pm, results will start to come in and winners being announced.

Kenyan rafiki kwa bahati nzuri. ( Good luck to Kenyan friends )

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Crocs on loose in South Africa's Limpopo

Driving rains forced the Limpopo River in northern part of South Africa to swell over its banks on Sunday morning near the Rakwena Crocodile Farm. The farm’s owners, fearing that the raging flood waters would crush the walls of their house, opened the gates, springing the crocodiles some 15000 of them as a vague estimate. Many of the reptiles have been captured, with thousands still on the loose.


Read more ... at www.nytimes.com

Saturday, January 12, 2013

West African lions on verge of extinction, report says


Conservation group LionAid says as few as 645 lions remain in the wild in western and central Africa
Read more on : www.guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Businesses Close in Fear of Electoral Violence in Kenya .... Is it true ?


The city was one of the epicentres of post-election violence five years ago, which left some 1,500 people around the country dead and 500,000 more displaced. Kisumu is home to the country's prime minister, Raila Odinga, a presidential candidate in both the 2007 and the upcoming elections.

Many businesses have closed for Christmas and to reopen only after the elections if things are shaping good. This leaves thousands already jobless. With rise in activities of criminal gangs in 2012 using tactics of (extortion) and intimidation to create fear, police is gearing up to maintain law and order and more to keep up Kenya's image as a maturing democracy which would get tarnished for a long time otherwise and severely hurt the countries economy mainly on the tourism sector.

Read more ...

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hats off to Woman and Cricket !!!


Kenya appoint first female chairman
Cricket Kenya has created a piece of history by electing a woman as its new chairman, the first female to head a national cricket board.
Source : espncricinfo.com Read more ...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Business between India and SA ...

SA, India 'on course' for $15bn in trade

4th May 2012

Indian President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil is on an official visit to South Africa along with a business delegation and several government officials travelling with her.

South African President Jacob Zuma addressing the South Africa-India Business Forum in Pretoria on Thursday highlighted that a target was set by the two governments during Zuma's state visit to India in 2010 and the business between the two countries were set to reach $15-billion in trade by 2014. He further mentioned that, going by the latest trade figures - close to $7-billion has already been achieved by the end of 2011 and the target could be achieved earlier than anticipated.

"We are on the right path indeed," Zuma said.

Source : SAInfo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Okavango Delta (Botswana) calling ...

Dreaming of visiting Okavango Delta (Botswana) for an ultimate Safari ? Well SA Airlink gets you closer. SAA introduces daily flight from Johannesburg to Maun at convenient timings improving options for wildlife enthusiasts to visit the park. Though the services are likely to start from 15th June 2012 and in a 37 seater aircraft, it will be much sought option.
Courtesy : SAInfo and Okavango Delta

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Bartering FUN …

Stonehenge Farm, Tankwa Karoo desert in the Northern Cape province of South Africa is where the party begins today, i.e. during the last five days of April 2012 and where MIRAGE is the theme for this year’s festival.

Inspired from the Burning Man at Black Rock City, Nevada, USA., this annual Africa Burn festival is the temporary home in middle of no where which comes to life and thousands of like-minded people who have marked the calendar – the first thing on getting a new year calendar, enjoy benign fun, a mind blowing party. Tankwa Karoo converts to a temporary city of art, theme camps, costumes, music and performance.

Arguably the most creative gathering of party animals at Africa Burn, you get to enjoy all shapes and sizes in rainbow colours, persuasions and personalities. In short, a fantastic human circus of which every one becomes a part of it. Shows, parades, processions with amazingly creative floats, food stalls, gift kiosks, wellness and spiritual enlightenment booths, neon lights, music, man on stills and unicycles ….. endless. Huge effigies and geometric shapes dots the barren land converted to marry land.

The festival gets it foundation from principles like communal efforts, active participation, civic responsibilities, immediacy, de-commodi-fication, gifting, leave no trace, radical inclusion, radical self-reliance and radical self-expression.

Burners, as the participators and volunteers are called, get active and well ahead of the festival. Entry is based on limited tickets sold prior (not at the gate) and is available in Tier 1 to 4 to suite every pocket while children under 14 are free. Mostly, burners but it on internet and with photo proof, line up in huge ques to be a part of the festival as soon as it gets going.

The best part of the festival is that most of the things happening are done voluntarily. Authorities have already started hunting for help and communicate to volunteers by personal and social messages. The first rule at the Tankwa Town is of Barter – meaning no commerce. Nothing is “sold”, it is always “given”. Gifts are prepare for the festival in advance and carried in loads, while, many are returned when bartered. It is to say, the desert town has seen no currency. Completely unknown and unseen people residing somewhere on the surface of the earth, come to enjoy and share happiness. At the end of the festival they all disappear back in the desert, not to be seen ever again. Things they share could be anything. Say, beads, bottles of water, olives & sweets, incense sticks, candles, caps, badges, services ….. list goes endless. With all of these, one and only one common thing every one shares is FUN.

The festival marks it end with burning the effigy on the last night of the festival and burners bid adieu to see each other the next festival. It is common amongst burners to say “you return from this festival with a slightly altered view of life and the Universe.”

More about the festival on : www.afrikaburn.com

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mr. Nelson Mandela on SA banknotes

Its time, South Africa showing gratitude to Mr. Nelson Mandela.

Jailed for 27 years in prison for a movement known to the world as “Apartheid Movement”, Mr. Nelson Mandela who is now 93 is a man to whom the South Africa is expressing deep gratitude.

President Jacob Zuma, stating it to be a “humble gesture” is bringing Mr. Mandela on the face of the bank notes of South Africa. Speaking at the news conference recently at central bank of Pretoria, naming it “the beginning of a new ear of hope”, a complete set of currency notes is already in production. Though the exact date of release is yet not decided, it is expected that it will be put to circulation by the end of the year.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Birding for Beginners Ten Tips

Birding for Beginners


Ten Tips for New Birders


Welcome to the wonderful world of birding !!! Be your interest form watching birds in your backyard to say a count of seeing some 10,000 bird species travelling the world, these tips will get you started for sure.


Tip #1:
You need a field guide for your area. A field guide is a book with pictures of the birds and tips for identifying them. Electronic field guides for your computer are a recent innovation - they sing and play videos - something books can't do. There are many excellent books. One of the best books for new birders and you will find it at many book shops - or can always call me back :). Mostly they are area specific so now you know what you are looking for when you visit a bookstore. Glance through it as much times as you can. When you become familiar with the birds in your area, you will want to excess a more detailed guides may be for the country or the continent. Try to select good author who is a well known one in your area. Whatever it is don't get overwhelmed in the beginning and start with the most basic one.


Tip #2:
You need a binocular to see the birds and need to learn how to use it too. Keep in mind, best birders (even though they can identify a bird 100 yards away by its silhouette or by its chirp) have the best binoculars. Beginners with an ordinary binocular see a fuzzy ball of feathers and don't have a clue which bird it is. Again, for help in selecting the right binocular, you can call me :). Remember they are life time assets if used properly and investing in a good one from the beginning will certainly be at an advantage.


Tip #3:
You need to know what to expect in your area. Having good glance at the checklist of birds in regional field guide will get you going. It will help you to identify the bird quickly and accurately. Birding areas that you may plan to visit will also have such checklists. Use them to the best of your birding experience.


Tip #4:
You need to be able to find / spot the birds and identify them for which it is absolutely essential for you to learn about their habitat. Are they mostly found perched on the top of a tree or on the ground or on a lake? Also, try identifying them with their song. To find a bird, you will often hear it first.


Tip #5:
Join a group of other birders. Mostly they are very friendly and helpful. We were all beginners once and they will always be willing to share their knowledge. If you don't find any, even picking up binoculars and visiting a birding area will draw some attention of fellow interested birders and you will soon have a good group or information lead to a birding group in the area.


Tip #6:
Birding trip or tour helps a lot especially with enthusiast birders. The trips may last a morning or most of the day and are usually free of charge. A professional guide on tour would be a great help and might charge some fees but is worth every penny. Birding Tours can take you all over the world. When birding, wear neutral colored clothing, not white or bright fluorescent colours.


Tip #7:
Read about birds. There are many good magazines about birds and birding. Field Guides and books can also do wonders to increase you insight about birds and birding.

Tip #8:
If you can't to them, get them closer to you. Just a little work and friends of feathers will be with you. Grow some flowering plants which attracts some flower liking birds or put some seeds in a bird feeder for them to eat. You might even want to build a bluebird house. Various birds have different requirements and you can take my help on this again if you so wish :).


Tip #9:
Keep a record of your bird sightings. A "diary" or list of the birds you see. You can make it dynamic by noting the area where you saw, and marked with the day month & year. What activity it was doing and so on. You will be amazed to see the results when you sort on the field parameters. e.g. I was casually strolling in my backyard the other day in the morning and I spotted about 19 species of birds in just 25 minutes. True. Very true.


Tip #10:
PURSUE IT AS A HOBBY & HAVE FUN. ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS, TRY TO KNOW MORE AND MORE ABOUT BIRDS AS ITS FASCINATING AND MAKE MANY FRIENDS INTERESTED IN THIS HOBBY. BE KIND TO BIRDS.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What's happening in South Africa's Darling !!! A Music Fest.

What's happening in South Africa's Darling !!! A Music Fest.

Annual unique classical music festival, though not a highbrow affair, is being hosted between 3rd to 12th February by the west coast village of Darling. This time the festival will shift perceptions to a contemporary feel from classical music in order to make it more enjoyable to masses.

Darling village is a small growing town, an artistic hangout and home to musicians, performers, artists and composers along with some famous residents like Evita Bezuidenhout.

David Tidboald, Hendrik Hofmeyr and Alfred Legner are the pillars of The Darling Music Experience. It is now in the 7th year and has become more diverse and accessible from what it started out as a classical chamber music festival with flavours of popular choir and jazz added. Music of Johann Sebastian Bach and unusual interpretations of work on instruments like marimbas and penny whistles will be the inspiration for this year's festival.

Visitors will not only savor good music but will also enjoy delicious local food, breadth taking atmosphere and famous Darling wines. The venues for the festival are all set amongst picturesque countryside and wine estates. Funds raised during the festival will be utilized paying music tuition and buying musical instruments for needy children in local communities around Darling.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Floods Receded ....

Post heavy rains and flooding in central Kenya, the waters have receeded and roads to parks and around are now passable to the comforts of many tourists. Authorities are still however closely monitoring the situation and have also published a hotline number in case of emergencies.

Rhino Sanctuary launched

Ruma National Park launched as a rhino sanctuary - says Kenya Wildlife Services on their official website.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Samburu Flooding Ewaso Nyiro River

It is learned that there is flooding in Samburu area, post heavy rains in Aberdare Region of central Kenya as banks of Ewaso Nyiro River breaks for indentation of water. Similar situation happened in April 2010 and there was heavy destruction of animal life and some lodges in the park. Wish, history does not repeat again.

Monday, November 28, 2011

PITY ..... SAVE ELEs

OH NO !!!!! ...... NOT AGAIN !!! A container (20 footer) hold by customs authority Kenya said to be containing soapstone carvings destined for Hong Kong, actually contained 87 elephant tusks and some of them even longer than a human.

Miss Confidence Kenya 2011

29 yr old Ruth Mueni, last born in a family of six siblings, only one to born with disability, stands 3 feet tall exuding confidence that won her Miss Confidence Kenya 2011 award amongst many others. Africans otherwise considered to be tall built still has exceptions.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kenya's national parks and game reserves are packed with holidaymakers who have flocked to the country for wildlife safaris - to watch the spectacular migration of wildebeests from Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in Kenya. Most of the accomodations are fully booked and till September.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Meru Park to be developed ...

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in order to explore opportunities abound within the parks especially Meru are inviting willing investors to participate in development of them namely the Kora National Park and the Meru National Park by setting up accommodation facilities such as tented lodges and camping tents by accepting proposals. With the completion of Kisumu International Airport, foreign tourism is set to increase in this part of the country. Some of the unexploited opportunities in the region include sport fishing, boat racing and floating bars, which can also be leased out for special events such as weddings. Meru Conservation Area, the conservation area, comparably less visited than other better known national parks and reserves, is unique in many ways and holds both scenic and wildlife attractions few would expect who have not visited this part of Kenya. Meru has been lacking in sustained promotion and lacking enough tourism facilities to turn it into a greater success story especially with Elsa "Born Free" fame.