Dunga Hill Camp

For a nature enthusiast or budget-minded traveller visiting Kisumu, Dunga Hill Camp is a fantastic option. The camp boasts unrivalled 360-degree vistas of Lake Victoria and the Kisumu cityscape. Imagine waking up to a breathtaking sunrise over the lake or enjoying a sundowner overlooking the city lights.

Ndere Island National Park

Explore the lush Ndere Island National Park, a haven for wildlife including rare birds and sitatungas, nestled in the serene Lake Victoria. With over 100 species of birds recorded, Ndere Island is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Look out for African fish eagles, black-headed gonoleks, grey-headed kingfishers, and many more.

Lake Victoria Boat Safari

Spot a variety of animals from the comfort of your boat. Hippos and crocodiles basking on the shores are a common sight. You might also see birds like fish eagles and cormorants soaring overhead. Many boat safaris take you to nearby islands in Lake Victoria, such as the Ssese Islands in Uganda or Rubondo Island […]

The Great Migration

The Great Migration, often referred to as the “Wildebeest Migration,” is one of the most spectacular wildlife phenomena in the world, occurring in the Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Great Migration is a year-round event, as the massive herds of wildebeest, zebras, and other ungulates constantly move in search of water and fresh grazing land. However, the most dramatic and iconic part of the migration occurs from July to October when millions of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River into Kenya’s Maasai Mara. One of the most dramatic moments of the Great Migration is when the herds attempt to cross the crocodile-infested Mara River. The crossings are perilous, with predators lurking in the water and steep river banks posing additional challenges. Many animals perish during these crossings, but it’s also a time of plenty for predators such as crocodiles, lions, and hyenas.

Giraffe Centre

Enjoy sights of some of the biggest animals that wander the face of Earth with a visit to Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. Run by the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW), the centre’s main objective is to secure the imperilled Rothschild giraffe which is found to roam about in free and protected captivity around the meadows. Over the years, Giraffe Centre has become a favourite of tourists and students. Visitors are given the opportunity to observe and interact with giraffes in a natural setting. Visitors can hand-feed giraffes from a raised platform, allowing for up-close encounters and memorable experiences. Educational talks and guided tours are also available to learn more about giraffe biology, behaviour, and conservation. In addition to giraffe encounters, the Giraffe Centre features a nature trail that winds through the adjacent Gogo River Bird Sanctuary. The trail offers a chance to explore the surrounding habitat, observe native bird species, and enjoy scenic views of the landscape.

Brakenhurst

In the lush and beautiful Limuru lies Brackenhurst – a retreat centre about 30 KM from Nairobi. Brackenhurst has a long history dating back to the early 20th century when it was established as a colonial tea farm. Over the years, it has transformed into a vibrant conference and retreat centre while preserving its natural beauty and historical charm. The centre offers a range of facilities to accommodate conferences, workshops, retreats, and other events. These include conference halls, meeting rooms, accommodation options (such as cottages and guest rooms), dining areas, and outdoor spaces for recreational activities such as nature walks and bird watching. In addition to hosting events and conferences, Brackenhurst Nairobi offers various activities and excursions for guests to enjoy during their stay. These include guided nature walks, visits to nearby attractions (such as the Limuru Tea Plantations or the Ngong Hills), cultural experiences, and team-building exercises.

Gatura Greens

Gatura Greens is the world’s first purple tea farm and offers an authentic Kenyan Tea Farm Tour experience. The tour is an opportunity to learn about the different types of tea, enjoy a long beautiful walk, and swim in a waterfall. This paid experience involves people picking their tea, processing it and keeping it as a souvenir, as well as a tea tasting ceremony and a 3 – course vegetarian lunch. Gatura is becoming more popular as a fun weekend activity with friends surrounded by a bamboo forest and even the option to camp at the location or stay the night at the farm cottage.

Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is located in Nairobi. The main objective of the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage is to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephant calves and later reintegrate them into the wild. The orphanage also provides veterinary care to injured and sick elephants, as well as other wildlife species. The orphanage offers a unique opportunity for visitors to observe the orphaned elephants during their daily feeding and mud bath sessions. These visits allow visitors to learn about the challenges facing elephants in the wild and the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect them. The orphanage holds a public visiting hour every day from 11 AM to noon and advanced booking is required. The trust also runs an adoption program that allows individuals to foster an orphaned elephant or rhino. By symbolically adopting an orphan, supporters contribute to the ongoing care, feeding, and rehabilitation efforts. In return, they receive updates and exclusive access to information about their adopted animal.

Taita Hills

While on safari, hiking enthusiasts can enjoy trekking Taita Hills. The hills consist of three massifs: Dawida, Sagalla on the southern side of Voi township and Kasigau in the south near the border of Tanzania. The Dawida massif is the largest and tallest of the three, with an altitude of 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level at its highest peak, Vuria. Dawida has three other main peaks: Iyale, Wesu, and Susu. Around the hills are various lodges that enjoy the view of the hills and carry out activities including hikes, nature walks among game drives.

Shimba Hills

Shimba Hills in Kenya is a lush green playground waiting to be explored. It’s a magical place where dense forests meet rolling hills, creating a paradise for nature lovers. You can hike through winding trails, surrounded by towering trees and the chirping of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, buffalo, and antelopes roaming freely in their natural habitat. The highlight is a visit to the stunning Sheldrick Falls, where you can cool off in the refreshing waters beneath the cascading waterfall. The hilltops’ panoramic views are breathtaking, especially during sunrise or sunset. After a day of adventure, you can unwind at one of the cosy lodges nestled in the heart of the hills.