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Articles tagged with: wildlife

A Gamewatcher’s Guide

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.

Ecotourism 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”.

 

 

 

Exercise Galore!

Fitness challenges and a safari at the same time.

Exercise Galore!

Did you know? ... that in we have four major fitness challenges that take place annually in Kenya & Tanzania?

Mount 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.

Poaching versus Tourism

Should tourists still visit Africa whilst poaching is this rife?

Poaching versus Tourism

 This guest blog is very kindly written by Jared Crawford. Jared worked in environmental education with WWF, CARE, CITES, IUCN and AWF (amongst others) for decades before joining the safari world and so he speaks from both sides of the fence.

With the dramatic and well publicized increase in poaching I'm often asked if it is a wise or politically correct time to visit Africa on safari. 

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

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?

Extinction for the King of the Jungle?

“Kenya’s Lions could be extinct in the next two decades."

Lioness at sunset, taken during EGGS 2012 on LUMO Conservancy, Tsavo.  Hosted by Lions Bluff Lodge

A friend of Pippa's has just started working for the Kenya Wildlife Trust and one evening over a couple of drinks she was telling her about some of the facts and statistics about the Kenyan Lion population. Throughout the conversation Pippa became more and more astounded at what she was saying – the fact that our Rhinos and Elephants are being killed at an excessively high rate has always been publicized and well known. However the fact that we only have 2,000 Lions left in the country hit herlike a hard ball in the gut and she then asked her to write about it so that we could help, in some small way, to make people the world over more aware of this horrifying situation and hopefully help us all come together to try and rectify this tragic series of events.

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” - Tim Cahill