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Hope Our Paths Cross Again Soon

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 Feedback

Excerpt from an email to Lilian

Email received today from a British Public School Group who travelled with us in July 2014.

Getting To Know Us

Friday, 16 May 2014 Rwanda Ethiopia Namibia Mauritius Tanzania Uganda Kenya Sudan

Our staff's travel dreams.....

Getting To Know Us

Have you ever wondered what our travel highlights and dreams are? Read on for more - perhaps you could join us.......

Kenya and the British Royal Family

Friday, 11 April 2014 Kenya

So, what exactly is Kenya’s royal connection?

Kenya and the British Royal Family

Kenya has close ties with Britain, not least due to our colourful shared history. Some of the older generation, in particular, seems to have a soft spot for the royal family and the Commonwealth.
However, these feelings of endearment seem to have faded with time. It appears that today's generation is definitely not as enamoured with 'Queen and country'. There is, however, still some attachment, as entrepreneur Agwingi Argwings-Kodhek explains: "We have great affinity to the Queen. The institution represents order, grandeur, stability and tradition. It represents everything that was good about old Kenya."

wonderful safari ......

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 Feedback

from an email to Lilian

Thank you again for our wonderful safari this Christmas. Our whole family had a great time. Thanks again for your excellent service.
Cameron J. from Canada

"Thank you again for our wonderful safari this Christmas. Our whole family had a great time. Thanks again for your excellent service."
Cameron J. from Canada

words are not nearly enough for all you have done for us....

Sunday, 16 February 2014 Feedback

from an email to Lilian

"How can I possibly ever think of anything but your country? It is like a beautiful movie, and we are all forever changed. It feels unreal to have seen so much. I eagerly await to return!"

Sandy, Viagio Travel

Whale Shark Season in Kenya is Back!

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Kenya

Book your family holiday in Diani & enjoy amazing whale shark excursions.


News has come in from Diani that the first ‘Papa Shillingi’, as the whale sharks are known locally, translating as shark covered in shillings, was sighted off the Diani beach.

Ecotourism Kenya

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Kenya

The SAFARI Company is now a member of Ecotourism Kenya.

Ecotourism
According to The International Ecotourism Society, ecotourism is; “Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people”.

 

 

 

an excellent job creating an itinerary for us

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 Feedback

from an email to Lilian

"You did an excellent job creating an itinerary for us especially since we had no time to research much ourselves.
I know I was the one who didn't want to go to The Ark, but the next day's game drive and visit to the rhino and chimp rescue centers was rushed and disappointing. Next time, I would spend the extra day at Mara or deal with the tourist issues at the Ark.
I think having a great driver like Andrew helped a lot, too. He's a skilled driver, jovial, accommodating, and not only knows how to find the big cats, he can tell where they're going at get us positioned for the good pictures before the other safari cars show up.
It was a really wonderful trip-- thank you for your help putting it together." Julie Lerner, August 2013

Mount Kenya

Tuesday, 09 April 2013 Kenya

The Shining Mountain

Mount Kenya

First ascended in 1899 by Halford Mackinder, a geographer and director of the London School of Economics, Mount Kenya, or Kirinyaga, is Kenya's highest mountain and has three separate peaks – Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana – of which, at 5,199m (17,057ft), Batian is the highest. It is also the second-highest mountain in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya sits just south of the Equator, in central Kenya, around 150km north-east of Nairobi – and was the source for the Republic of Kenya's name.

Ten things you probably didn't know you can do in Kenya

Friday, 22 February 2013 Kenya

Why stop at safaris when you can get married like a Maasai warrior, take part in a bone-rattling road rally and kiss a giraffe?

Ten things you probably didn't know you can do in Kenya

Beasts of the Serengeti, exchanging pleasantries with the Maasai, camping out in the bush amid the acacias and elephant dung.

When it comes to activities in Kenya you might think you’ve heard it all before

Unlikely.

Sporting Kenya

Monday, 11 February 2013 Kenya

Safaris for the adrenaline junkies out there......

Sporting Kenya

Kenya has a great variety of activities to occupy even the most ardent adrenaline-junkie, from white-water rafting to skydiving. What's your fix?

Ride off the Christmas Excess......

Sunday, 13 January 2013 Kenya

Need to work off that Chrismas Pudding or New Year's Eve Indulgence? why not start training for the 2013 SAX 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge?

Ride off the Christmas Excess......

The 10 to 4 is a downhill mountain bike challenge and fun ride that takes place annually on the slopes of Mt Kenya.
It raises funds for local communities and conservation efforts on Mount Kenya.
The SAX 10 to 4 Mountain Bike Challenge will take place on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd February 2013.

Funky different things to do on the Kenyan Coast

Monday, 26 November 2012 Kenya

Looking for something different to do at the coast?

Funky different things to do on the Kenyan Coast

So the holiday is booked and the bags are packed and you are looking forward to a lovely vacation on the Kenyan Coast with the sun, sand and sea for company. However as we all know there comes a time when sun bathing gets a little dull so here are some cool things to do and experience on your holiday...

Funky different things to do on the Kenyan Coast

A Gamewatcher’s Guide

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 Kenya

The Tallest, Largest, Fastest and Strongest

A Gamewatcher’s Guide

Have you ever wondered, whilst on safari or just at home, which animals fill these criteria - here is a brief glimpse at some record holders of the African bush.

Some Things to Do and See in Nairobi

Monday, 22 October 2012 Kenya

Ever wondered what to do before or after your safari?

Some Things to Do and See in Nairobi

Many safaris start and end in Nairobi and people are left wondering what to do?  There doesn't need to be a dull moment if that is the case, there are so many amazing things to do and see - our latest blog documents some of the options mostly in the Karen and Lang'ata areas.  So, read on.....

Tourism Statstics - fact or fiction?

Monday, 15 October 2012 Kenya

A review of the statistical representation of tourists coming through Kenya.

Tourism Statstics - fact or fiction?

Recent official analysis of entry data received at Kenya's main international airports are seen to reveal an increase in tourism numbers in the first half of this year, but is this realistic and what are we really seeing on the ground?  From The SAFARI Company's point of view, yes we seeing an increase in bookings and an increase in amount spent on each safari but perhaps that is a reflection of the fact that we are marketing more and making a name for ourselves; we hear of other companies that are struggling.

Safaris on the Wild Side

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 Rwanda Ethiopia Tanzania Uganda Kenya

Adventure safaris on horseback, motorbike, bicycle, camels - you name it we can do it......

Safaris on the Wild Side

‘Kenya’, a word that conjures up ideas of adventure, great expanses of land speckled with spectacular and truly ‘wild’ wildlife. Most intrepid travellers get to witness this once in their life from a safari vehicle, better known as a photographic safari. There is nothing wrong with a ‘photographic’ safari, clambering into a 4x4 vehicle and driving through the unspoilt lands of Eastern Africa is as intrepid or adventurous as many people would like to get, but for the bold and the brave, we can offer a more extreme safari experience.

Whether from the back of a camel or a horse, the seat of a motorbike, a bicycle or a quad bike or from an old fashioned Arabic trading boat floating on the Indian Ocean, here are some ways in which to witness Kenya, whilst being ‘closer’ to nature.

‘Kenya’, a word that conjures up ideas of adventure, great expanses of land speckled with spectacular and truly ‘wild’ wildlife. Most intrepid travellers get to witness this once in their life from a safari vehicle, better known as a photographic safari. There is nothing wrong with a ‘photographic’ safari, clambering into a 4x4 vehicle and driving through the unspoilt lands of Eastern Africa is as intrepid or adventurous as many people would like to get, but for the bold and the brave, we can offer a more extreme safari experience.

 

Whether from the back of a camel or a horse, the seat of a motorbike, a bicycle or a quad bike or from an old fashioned Arabic trading boat floating on the Indian Ocean, here are some ways in which to witness Kenya, whilst being ‘closer’ to nature

‘Kenya’, a word that conjures up ideas of adventure, great expanses of land speckled with spectacular and truly ‘wild’ wildlife. Most intrepid travellers get to witness this once in their life from a safari vehicle, better known as a photographic safari. There is nothing wrong with a ‘photographic’ safari, clambering into a 4x4 vehicle and driving through the unspoilt lands of Eastern Africa is as intrepid or adventurous as many people would like to get, but for the bold and the brave, we can offer a more extreme safari experience.

Whether from the back of a camel or a horse, the seat of a motorbike, a bicycle or a quad bike or from an old fashioned Arabic trading boat floating on the Indian Ocean, here are some ways in which to witness Kenya, whilst being ‘closer’ to nature.

 

‘Kenya’, a word that conjures up ideas of adventure, great expanses of land speckled with spectacular and truly ‘wild’ wildlife. Most intrepid travellers get to witness this once in their life from a safari vehicle, better known as a photographic safari. There is nothing wrong with a ‘photographic’ safari, clambering into a 4x4 vehicle and driving through the unspoilt lands of Eastern Africa is as intrepid or adventurous as many people would like to get, but for the bold and the brave, we can offer a more extreme safari experience.

 

Whether from the back of a camel or a horse, the seat of a motorbike, a bicycle or a quad bike or from an old fashioned Arabic trading boat floating on the Indian Ocean, here are some ways in which to witness Kenya, whilst being ‘closer’ to nature.

 

 

An Island Hideaway on Lake Baringo

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 Kenya

Samatian Island Lodge, Lake Baringo

An Island Hideaway on Lake Baringo

If you are needing a long weekend out of Nairobi and can't be doing with the coast, this is the perfect place for you.  It would also be a great place to relax for a few days in the middle of a safari. 

Touch Down: Sleep Well

Friday, 07 September 2012 Kenya

The Masai Mara in three ways… Club Class, Business Class and Economy.

Entumoto Safari Camp - the view from a tent

‘The Masai Mara’, these three words conjure images of genuine, authentic, original ‘safari’, Acacia strewn savanna, animals galloping across the African plains and nature at its most raw, wild and un-spoilt.

If you have been on safari but haven’t been to the Masai Mara, we feel your safari experience is indeed not complete. Why is the Masai Mara the essence of safari? The most obvious answer is because it is the smallest area in which to see the Big 5 at all times of year as well as the home to the natural phenomenon that is The Annual Wildebeest Migration, which is in evidence from July until November every year. Annually, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Kenya to witness this wondrous cycle that has been happening for over a million years. The raw brutality of nature comes alive on the savannah and at the river crossings as the world watches, horrified, but fascinated as the wildebeest, zebra and crocodiles fight the battle they have fought for centuries.

It is obvious that visiting the Masai Mara is a must in everyone’s lifetime, and here is how to do it on the budget you have available:

Pippa's visit to OffBeat Mara Camp

Wednesday, 08 August 2012 Kenya

A little gem under the big blue African sky…

Pippa's visit to OffBeat Mara Camp

Offbeat Mara Camp is traditional Safari at its very best- private and small, the camp offers excellent game viewing in one of the most famous safari destinations in the world. Just six tents, and a prime location means that they can provide a truly individual and tailored approach to your holiday. This small and exclusive tented camp offers game-viewing in both the serene and unspoilt Mara North Conservancy, and close access to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve.

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu