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Kenya Tanzania Safari | Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Kenya Tanzania Safari | Zanzibar Beach Holiday
 
Kenya Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari:
Best of Kenya and Tanzania safari with Zanzibar Beach Holiday African holiday at East Africa to Masai Mara safari Serengeti as well as Ngorongoro Zanzibar beach holiday. The safari starts by taking you to northern Kenya across the equator to Samburu National Reserve, a beautiful and game abundant park home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe.
 
The safari then heads down to the floor of the Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park, world famous bird sanctuary before proceeding to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you have the best opportunity of spotting the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and also Voted 7th Wonder of the world. (Cross Masai Mara to Tanzania without coming back to Nairobi) Tanzania will include a brief visit of Olduvai Gorge, more accurately called Oldupai after the wild sisal in the area, which is the site of some of the most important fossil hominid Amanis of all time - "Nutcracker Man" or Australopithecus boisei who lived 1.75 million years ago. Then a visit to Ngorongoro crater another wonder of the world and Heritage site then to Zanzibar for a beach
relaxation.

Kenya Tanzania & Zanzibar safari itinerary:
Day 1. Arrival - Nairobi
Arrival and transfer to Nairobi safari Club on bed and breakfast

Day 2. Nairobi/Samburu
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through central Kenya and north across the equator to Samburu National Reserve arriving Samburu Serena Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Approx transit time: 5 hrs Meal Plan: {L,D}

Day 3. Samburu
Full day in Samburu, a beautiful and and game abundant park, home to rarely found species such as the Beisa Oryx, Grevy's zebra, blue-necked Somali ostrich and reticulated giraffe. Morning and afternoon game drives with an optional visit to a local Samburu village. All meals and overnight at Samburu Serena Lodge. Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 4. Mount Kenya National Park, Serena Mountain Lodge
Depart Samburu after breakfast and drive to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya arriving Serena Mountain Lodge (tree hotel) in time for lunch. Relax the afternoon away as you watch game from the balcony with an optional guided nature walk. Overnight floodlit game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the tree hotel. Approx transit time: 3hrs Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 5. Lake Nakuru
Depart Mountain Lodge after breakfast and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park making a brief stop at Nyahururu Thomson Falls and arriving Lake Nakuru Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Approx transit time: 3 hrs
Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 6. Maasai Mara
Depart Lake Nakuru in the morning and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge. Approx transit time: 5 hrs, Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 7 & 8. Maasai Mara
Full day in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). Morning and afternoon game Masai Mara wildebeest: The Masai Mara is one of the most popular safari areas in Kenya because of the excellent wildlife spotting opportunities to be found there. Game drives with anoptional visit to a local Maasai village. All meals and overnight at Mara  Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 9 Masai Mara - Serengeti
Depart Masai mara to Serengeti through Isebania border for immigration and customs clearance. Meet Tanzania Vehicle and proceed with Enroute game drive and picnic Lunch. Arrive at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight. Approx transit time: 5 hrs Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 10. Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti. Morning and afternoon game drives in the rolling grasslands studded with wildlife for as far as the eye can see National Park. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 11. Ngorongoro
Another morning game drive at Serengeti then depart after lunch for Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge for a brief visit of the museum. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Approx transit time: 3 hrs, Meal Plan: {B,L,D}

Day 12. Ngorongoro
After breakfast descend down to the crater floor for day crater tour, where all animals are easy to get in this 7th wonder of the world returning to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure with optional visit to a local Maasai village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. Meal Plan: {B,L,D}
Approx transit time: 5 hrs Meal Plan: {B}

Day 13. Arusha to Zanzibar .
Drive to Arusha for lunch at Arusha Hotel, then board Arusha Zanzibar Flight on at 1540h to arrive in Zanzibar Airport at 1640h and transfer to Zanzibar Serena Inn for the night on half board, B,L,D.

Day 14-16: Zanzibar
Morning is free on leisure with optional Stone Town tour or Spice tour. Later transfer to your beach resort for three nights of leisure and relaxation on half board accommodation, Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, B,D.

Day 17: Zanzibar - Departure
After breakfast transfer to Zanzibar airport for departure flight to Nairobi Airport to connect with your flight back home, B.
 
 
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Zanzibar Beach Holiday:  
It may not have a particularly romantic name, but Stone Town is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, little has changed in the last 200 years. Zanzibar is still the best-kept secret in the Indian Ocean, with its fascinating historical Stone Town and magnificent beaches.
 
Lying in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar beach holiday offers visitors year-round sunshine with diversity to suit all tastes for the holiday maker seeking a relaxing sun-break to the sports fanatic wanting to scuba dive with dolphins. Old Stone Town, unspoiled marine parks, species, fruits, herbs, nature trails and timeless way of life make Zanzibar that extra special destination. Its rapidly developing tourism sector is now well equipped to cater to diverse needs of individual travelers, families or incentive groups.

Mafia Island:
Mafia is a friendly, laid-back place, with a population of about 40,000 people and is a diver and angler’s paradise. At 394km it is the largest of a small archipelago of islands, and is as close as you can get to the quintessential ideal of an Indian Ocean tropical paradise.  The clear, protected waters offer wonderful snorkeling, sailing and swimming. Outside the Bay unbroken reef runs the length of the island, from Tutia in the south to Ras Mkumbi at the northern tip. It is a paradise for fishermen, divers and watersport lovers. With its fine sandy beaches, swaying palms and lush vegetation, Mafia is the ideal spot to relax and unwind after a great African safari.
Ocean Paradise Beach Resort, Zanzibar:
Situated on Zanzibar’s picturesque North East coast, overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, it is as the name suggests a little piece of paradise.

From your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, the resort is a meandering 45 minute journey through un-spoilt scenery, passing typical African villages where the way of life has changed little for hundreds of years.

At Ocean Paradise Resort Zanzibar, you will be greeted by a blaze of colour as you sweep down the imposing driveway, saluted by a Masai warrior as you pass through the entrance gate and be captivated as you arrive in reception and look out over the resort and the azure blue sea. Mature coconut palms swinging in the breeze, white sandy beach, beautiful landscaped gardens, traditional style round chalets with pitched makuti roof, a stunning waterfall feature and the largest swimming pool in Zanzibar are just some of the sights that await you. A big smile and the greeting of "Jambo" will be the first words you hear, as you begin to feel the warmth that the people of Zanzibar are famed for.
 
Ocean Paradise Beach Resort rooms and suites are designed as a traditional African roundhouse but featuring all the creature comforts you could need, rooms and suites are truly unrivalled. Set in 6.5 hectares of serene and colourful gardens, leading to a white sandy beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, each room is indeed an idyllic setting.

Nestled under a pitched makuti roof, each Ocean Paradise Beach Resort Zanzibar room is sea facing with large patio doors that open up to a private balcony, where you can sit and take in the sedate pace of African life. A peaceful sleep is guaranteed in a fully air-conditioned room with comfortable twin or king size beds draped with mosquito netting. The addition of satellite television, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer and a unique curved en-suite bathroom, with shower, toilet and bidet, complete the facilities that will make your stay relaxed and enjoyable.

 
About Zanzibar...Zanzibar beach holiday
Zanzibar is an archipelago made up of Unguja and Pemba Islands, and several islets. It is located in the Indian Ocean, about 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, and 6 south of the equator. Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, occupying a total area of approximately 650 square miles. It is characterised by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town - said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.


EAST AFRICA ZANZIBAR ISLAND: Zanzibar beach holiday
Stone Town, Zanzibar beach holiday safari
Stone Town old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, has changed little in the last 200 years. It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors - there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork. You can spend many idle hours and days just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.

Historically, the Assyrians, Sumerians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, Dutch and English have all been to Zanzibar at one time or another. Some, particularly the Shirazi Persians and Omani Arabs, stayed to settle and rule. With this influence, Zanzibar has become predominantly Islamic (97%) - the remaining 3% is made up of Christians, Hindus and Sikhs. The earliest visitors to Zanzibar were Arab traders who are said to have arrived in the 8th century. The earliest building that remains on Zanzibar is the mosque at Kizimkazi, which dates from 1107, and is a present-day tourist attraction.

For centuries the Arabs sailed with the Monsoon winds from Oman to trade primarily in ivory, slaves and spices. The two main islands, Unguja (normally known as Zanzibar Island) and Pemba, provided an ideal base for the Omani Arabs, being relatively small, and therefore fairly easy to defend. From here it was possible for them to control 1,000 miles of the mainland coast from present day Mozambique to Somalia. Indeed, in 1832, Sultan Seyyid Said, of the Busaid Dynasty that had emerged in Oman, moved his Sultanate from Muscat, which was perhaps more difficult to protect, to Zanzibar where he and his descendants ruled for over 130 years. Most of the wealth lay in the hands of the Arab community, who were the main landowners, kept themselves to themselves, and generally did not intermarry with the Africans.

This was not true of the Shirazi Persians who came from the Middle East to settle on the East African coast. The story goes that in AD 975, Abi Ben Sultan Hasan of Shiraz in Persia (now Iran) had a terrible nightmare in which a rat devoured the foundations of his house. He took this as an omen that his community was to be devastated. Others in the Shiraz Court ridiculed the notion, but Sultan Hasan, his family and some followers obviously took it very seriously because they decided to migrate. They set out in seven dhows into the Indian Ocean but were caught in a huge storm and separated. Thus, landfalls were made at seven different places along the East African coast, one of which was Zanzibar, and settlements began.

Widespread intermarriage between Shirazis and Africans gave rise to a coastal community with distinctive features, and a language derived in part from Arabic, which became known as Swahili. The name Swahili comes from the Arab word sawahil which means 'coast'. The Zanzibar descendants of this group were not greatly involved in the lucrative slave, spice and ivory trades. Instead, they immersed themselves mainly in agriculture and fishing. Those Shirazis that did not intermarry retained their identity as a separate group.

Two smaller communities were also established. Indian traders arrived in connection with the spice and ivory trade, and quickly settled as shopkeepers, traders, skilled artisans, and professionals. British missionaries also set up on the Island.

After the death of Said the Great in 1856, the royal house was left with numerous power struggles. Faced with the advent of slavery abolition and jealousy within the family, the British managed to gain control of much of the island. whilst attempting to abolish the slave trade centred in Zanzibar, on which they were largely unsuccessful. They were limited to intimidating slave traders and effecting quotas. The British managed to pressurise Said's successors into stopping the trade, but many treaties were ignored. In 1890, Sultan Ali, the last of Sultan Said's successors, finally honored his treaty in declaring all slaves free, and freeing any slaves that entered the area.

In 1896, Sultan Hamed bin Thuwain died, leaving the throne vacant. Hamed's cousin, Khaled saw an opportunity and crawled through the palace window, gained a few supporters and announced he was the new Sultan.

The British were obviously not impressed with this, as Zanzibar was a British protectorate. The British ordered Khaled to lower his flag by 9a.m. on the 27th of August 1896. Needless to say this was not done, and the shortest war in history ensued (it is still listed in the Guinness Book of World Records). The British opened fire on Stone Town, destroying the Palace, the Harem, the Sultan's ship and the lighthouse. The House of Wonders was slightly damaged. 40 minutes later, the war was over and Seyyid Hamoud bin Mohammed was declared the new Sultan.

The British protectorate continued until constitutional independence was granted to Zanzibar on 10 December 1963. On 12 January 1964, John Okello, a Ugandan President on Pemba, began what was to be the bloodiest revolution ever seen in Zanzibar. Okello began by gaining support amongst the black population, then started to capture strategic police and government buildings. Okello based himself in the building of the radio station, to help him broadcast his message to the now hungry revolutionaries. Within a couple of days, 17000 Arabs and Indians were killed and those that survived fled, their land confiscated and nationalised. Abeid Karume, leader of the Afro-Shirazi party, was declared the new president and proceeded to form the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.

This was a new beginning for the people of Zanzibar that had witnessed centuries of oppression.
 
Zanzibar entry visas
Zanzibar is a part of the United Republic of Tanzania
Visas are required by almost all nationalities and should be obtained well in advance of departure and the cost depends upon your nationality. Tourist visas are usually issued with a 3 month validity, although this is often restricted on entry to Tanzania, one month being the usual period. For those who do not have a visa before arriving in Tanzania it is possible to obtain a tourist's visa for a single entry at any one of the four main entries in Tanzania - subject to the fullfillment of all immigration and health requirements. The four main entry points in Tanzania are Dar Es Salaam international airport, Zanzibar international airport, Kilimanjaro international airport and Namanga entry point (Tanzanian-Kenya border point).

Some embassies offer the visa application form on the internet, but the application process still has to take place in the real world.

For more information visit the Tanzanian government’s UK website:
www.tanzania-online.gov.uk

Documents
Driving Licence: International driving licences are required. Failing this you can use your national licence to get a temporary Tanzanian licence from the traffic police, but this is more time consuming.

Health Card: Visitors from countries infected with Cholera and Yellow Fever must produce international certificates of vaccination. Travellers from the Tanzanian mainland to the island of Zanzibar will need to have a yellow fever certificate.

Travel Insurance: It is advisable to have full travel insurance prior to setting off from your home destination.

Customs: It is illegal to export shells, coral, ivory and turtle shell.

There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency you can take into the country, although sums over $10,000 must be declared. The amount of local currency you can take out of the country is restricted to Tsh 2000.

Visitors arriving at Zanzibar pass through local customs, even if arriving from mainland Tanzania.

Spice Island, Zanzibar beach holiday
The history of Zanzibar would be incomplete without the cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper and many other spices which brought the Sultans of Oman and the beginnings of the infamous slave trade. They can be seen in the plantations just outside Zanzibar town, and a good tour includes opportunities to dazzle the senses with fresh spices. A detailed description is given about a variety of spices, and their uses in cooking and cosmetics. Visitors will be fascinated by the sheer number of spices produced and their incredible value for many ailments. This is also the cheapest place to purchase spices and spice oils.

Jozani Forest, Zanzibar beach holiday
The Jozani Natural Forest Reserve is located in the central east region of Zanzibar island and is home to the rare Red Colobus Monkey (pictured opposite), which is endemic to Zanzibar. These monkeys are full of character, and roam freely. They can also be seen at very close quarters just outside the reserve's perimeter and are incredibly photogenic. Jozani is home to other species including Syke's monkey's, small buck and bushpigs. The elusive Zanzibar leopard (last sited several years ago) is said to feed here at night - perhaps this is why the reserve is only open during the day?! Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative.

Diving, Zanzibar beach holiday
Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world, and the coral reef structures that surround the Island ensure that the marine life is abundant. Good visibility (20 - 60 metres) and a year-round average water temperature of 27c ensure that you enjoy your Zanzibar diving experience, and also present an ideal opportunity for learning to dive or upgrading your diving qualification.

Stone Town, Zanzibar beach holiday
This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People's Palace), Dr Livingstone's House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar's bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! A trip to the site of Sultan Barghash's harem at Marahubi should also be included and rounds off an insight into Zanzibar's huge history and vibrant culture. Stone Town has some excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts to choose from.

Prison Island, Zanzibar beach holiday
Once the site of a gaol for misbehaving slaves, the island lies just off the old stone town. It is fringed with a beautiful coral reef, ideal for snorkelling, and has a lovely white beach for sun-bathing. It is also home to a family of giant tortoises, imported from the Seychelles in the late 19th century. This island is ideal for a day-trip with refreshments available throughout the day. It also has a small restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught fish.
 
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East Africa travel destinations that we include in our catalogue include Kenya holiday, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. East Africa is home to the safari, since this is where the African savannah is at its best and the plains are filled with wildlife. Hikers also come to East Africa to enjoy the mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Mount Kenya, Mount Longonot and Mount Meru. The East African coastline has some of the best beaches in the world, including the famous spice island of Zanzibar.
 
Kenya Safari:
Any Kenya safari or Kenya travel will truly reveal a diverse landscape: The mighty highlands of Mount Kenya, the soda lakes of the Great Rift Valley, the savannah plains of the Masai Mara or the golden white beaches of the coast at the Indian Ocean. Looking at the Kenya safari map, you find a country straddling the equator. Famous for its wildlife and safari, having many wildlife documentaries using the country as their source, Kenya hosts the world’s largest animal migration, with the famous crossing of the Mara River; now voted the new 7th wonder of the world! A genuine Kenya tour also means close encounter with a large cat population and maybe even the endangered black rhino. A Kenya vacation will also prove to be a bird lover’s haven, with over 600 species of birds being listed! And, of course, no Kenya holiday without a dip - the vast coast line offers some of the most amazing white beaches gently washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The coral reef just off the Kenya coast not only acts as a break for the waves but also offers amazing diving. In Kenya Africa truly awaits you!
 
Kenya is the original safari country where the 'safari' (Swahili for travel) begun. In Kenya, you can mix the idyllic experience of a tropical beach vacation on the warm Indian Ocean with an East African wild animal safari expedition. Combining the two makes for a unique holiday. Part of your vacation is filled with excitement as you observe African wildlife at close quarters, while part is spent relaxing and soaking up the sun on a sandy beach.

A beach and safari break in Kenya is an exotic getaway from the daily routines of city life. It also makes for the ideal honeymoon for newly weds, with time to relax as well as a touch of adventure.

East Africa, including Kenya, does not yet have a high profile as a holiday destination in America, but is growing in reputation as a unique vacation experience. Europeans, and the British in particular, have less distance to travel to Africa, and have been been the mainstay of Kenyan tourism, attracted by the unique mix of the tropical beach and African safari vacation. Luxury vacations have become more affordable as European currencies have strengthened, prompting investment in Kenyan tourist facilities.
 
Safari in Tanzania is a worth undertaking. We are the original safari company offering quality Tanzania safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, animal migration tours in Serengeti, Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania  honeymoon vacations in Zanzibar Island, family holidays in spice island and luxury beach resorts of Pemba island. A variety of accommodation in Tanzania is offered from lodge, hotels and safari tented camps...Read more.
 
The best time to go for an African safari is when the animals are easy to find and in dense numbers. Deciding when to go on safari depends on what country you would like to visit and when you are able to plan your trip. Seasons differ in East Africa so you can really plan a great safari for almost every month of the year, if you are flexible about where you want to go to.....:
 
Kenya: The best time to go on safari in Kenya:
The best time to go on safari in Kenya and experience a huge density and diversity of wildlife is when the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gnu's descend on the Mara plains with predators close behind. The best time to see this wildlife spectacle is from July to October. Other parks in Kenya are also excellent and the best time to visit these would be during the dry seasons - January through March and July through October.

With the scarcity of water during the dry seasons, the animals tend to gather in more concentrated numbers around permanent water holes, rivers and lakes, so they are easier to find. The vegetation is also less lush which simply means that viewing animals from a distance is easier and thus a great time for a Kenya holiday.

Tanzania, the best time to go on Tanzania safari:
If you want to see the great migration unfold, head to Tanzania's northern parks; the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The best time to witness the annual migration is probably February - March when the wildebeest and zebra have their young. Not only can you enjoy seeing baby animals, but the predators are at the highest number too. Because the herds also concentrate in the south of the Serengeti, it's easy to plan your wildlife viewing in that area and find a safari company that offers lodging there.

June to November is Tanzania's dry season and is the best time to visit all the parks (and you can always hop over to Kenya's Masai Mara to witness the great wildebeest migration during this time). Tanzania's Southern parks are perfect to visit during this time since the animals tend to congregate around permanent water and it isn't so hot and humid.

All of Tanzania's parks suffer from the rains which generally fall from March to May in the North, and from November to May in the South and West. Roads get washed out and given the sheer size of Tanzania's parks, the animals tend to spread out, and this makes wildlife viewing less satisfying (if you're looking for sheer numbers of animals).

December through March can get quite hot and humid, especially in Western and Southern Tanzania which makes it a little uncomfortable to spend a lot of time in the bush.

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Masai Mara - Serengeti wildebeest migration:
Wildebeest migration to and back from Serengeti into the Maasai Mara is the single most popular wildlife spectacle in Kenya. The wildebeest migration is such a phenomenon it involves movement of over 1 million animals crossing plains and rivers in the Mara migration. River crossings are the most spectacular where the wildebeest of Mara jump into rivers full of crocodiles and surging currents. The wildebeest is feted as the clown of the Savannah. Also known as a gnu, the animal has a structure resembling a young horse with a heavily built frontal shoulders and chest and a slender posterior. Its legs are so slender it’s intriguing how it supports the proportionately larger body frame. The ‘clown’ title results from its unusual behavior considered to other bovids, for example a gnu herd will usually scatter in different directions when attacked by a lion.
 

 
Lamu Town began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement. But the island has seen many visitors and influences, including Portuguese explorers, Turkish traders and the Omani Arabs. Despite all these influences, Lamu developed its own particular culture which has ultimately endured. The island is a beautiful place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed dhows ply the waters. Dense mangrove forests fringe the mainland and the inland sides of the island. The beach on Lamu Island is 12km of empty sands backing on to an ocean protected by a reef...Read more..
 
 

Mount Kenya: Mount Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya plays a crucial role in the life of the country being Kenya's single most important permanent watershed and her largest forest reserve. The fertile soils of its lower slopes also sustain the growth of the nation's richest farmlands whilst much of its vegetation is globally unique. In recent years, however, the Mountain has suffered greatly from the adverse effects of deforestation, resulting in large tracts of its lower slopes being entirely denuded of trees and occupied by squatters. And, although much of the vast forest cover remains intact, the growing demand for timber (Kenya's staple construction and fuel source) threatens to lead to even more serious deforestation and subsequent soil erosion.....Read more...

 
 
Bwindi , Uganda
Formerly known as the 'Impenetrable Forest',
this park is home to one of the largest surviving numbers of the mountain Gorilla in Africa and a superb location for a gorilla safari trek.. more

Zanzibar
Also known as the spice islands, these exotic islands are one of the best honeymoon destinations and also make for a relaxing African beach holiday ... more

Shaba National Reserve
It is impossible to talk about the Shaba National Reserve without mentioning Samburu National Reserve, and Buffalo Springs National Reserve, because they are all intertwined, and they form a trio of unusual and attractive game sanctuaries, and all neighbours.

Shaba is a relatively small National Park being a little over 239 sq. kms, and it is only 70 kms north of Mount Kenya, at an altitude varying between 700-1500metres.

Visitors go to Parks to see wildlife, and the Shaba Game is outstanding. You have a very good chance of seeing Giraffe, Cheetah, leopard, and lion. You can add to this gazelle, oryx, zebra, and Gerenuk, but of course it is the predators that are most sought after....Read more..

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