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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.

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.

Arabuko sokoke forest

The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is a tropical forest located on the Kenyan coast. Covering an area of approximately 420 square kilometres, it is the largest remaining tract of coastal dry forest in East Africa and is recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This forest is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity, with a rich variety of flora and fauna, including rare and endemic species. It is home to over 260 bird species, including the endangered Sokoke Scops Owl and the Amani Sunbird. Additionally, the forest harbours several mammal species, such as the Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew and the Ader’s Duiker. It is particularly known for its unique Afzelia africana trees and is a popular destination for eco-tourism and nature enthusiasts, offering opportunities for birdwatching, guided forest walks, butterfly watching, and photography. There are also several trails and viewpoints within the forest that provide visitors with a chance to explore its natural beauty.

Kuruwitu marine sanctuary

Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary is a community-led conservation project located along the Kenyan coast near Watamu and Malindi. Established in 2005, the sanctuary aims to protect and conserve marine biodiversity while promoting sustainable livelihoods for local communities. The sanctuary encompasses approximately 30 hectares of coral reef, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests, making it a vital habitat for a diverse range of marine species. It is home to numerous fish species, sea turtles, crustaceans, and other marine life. One of the key features of Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary is its community-based approach to conservation. Local fishermen and community members are actively involved in managing the sanctuary, monitoring marine life, and enforcing conservation regulations. Visitors to Kuruwitu Marine Sanctuary can enjoy snorkelling, diving, and boat tours to explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine ecosystems. Guided tours are also available, providing insights into the sanctuary’s conservation efforts and the importance of marine biodiversity.

Nairobi National Park

Located at the edge of Nairobi, the Nairobi National Park is a wonder. It is 117 sq km and hosts the world’s densest concentration of black rhinos as well as the big 4 (Lions, buffalos, leopards and rhinos), among others. For bird lovers, the National Park has over 500 bird species, including seasonal European migrant birds. The park also has other experiences such as the Nairobi Animal Orphanage which is located in the park and rehabilitates wild animals such as cheetahs, hyenas and birds such as parrots, cranes and ostriches, the Nairobi Safari Walk which is ideal for families with children. For food lovers, there’s no need to fret – the park has picnic areas and yes, these areas are well protected from monkeys.

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a world-renowned wildlife conservation area located in southwestern Kenya, contiguous with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. It’s famous for its extraordinary diversity of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhinoceros), as well as the Great Wildebeest Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals traverse the plains in search of greener pastures. The Maasai Mara offers unforgettable safari experiences, with opportunities for game drives, hot air balloon safaris, cultural visits to Maasai villages, and breathtaking views of the savannah landscape dotted with acacia trees.

Mahali Mzuri

Mahali Mzuri is a luxury safari camp located in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Located in the world-famous Maasai Mara ecosystem in the path of the annual Great Migration, the camp is within the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The camp is strategically positioned to offer you prime game viewing opportunities during the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and other animals. The camp features luxurious tented suites designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment while providing modern comforts and amenities. Each tent offers spacious living areas, en-suite bathrooms, private decks, and panoramic views of the savannah. Other than the game drives, you also have the opportunity to experience Mara via hot air balloon, as well as star gazing at night and more.

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

A private wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, renowned for its pristine landscapes and diverse wildlife viewing opportunities.
The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is a private wildlife conservancy located adjacent to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. It’s situated on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara ecosystem, covering an area of approximately 35,000 acres. It shares a border with the Maasai Mara National Reserve, offering you easy access to both areas. The conservancy is dedicated to wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, and community development. It works closely with local Maasai communities to promote sustainable land management practices and wildlife protection initiatives. It’s home to a diverse range of wildlife species, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and various antelope species. The conservancy’s expansive grasslands, acacia woodlands, and riverine habitats provide ideal conditions for wildlife viewing.

Ol Kinyei Conservancy

Ol Kinyei Conservancy is a community-owned wildlife conservancy located in the Maasai Mara ecosystem of Kenya. It is part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, renowned for its rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes. The conservancy is owned and managed by the local Maasai community, who are stewards of the land and partners in conservation. The conservancy operates under a community-based conservation model, where the community derives direct benefits from wildlife tourism while actively participating in conservation efforts. Visitors to Ol Kinyei Conservancy pay conservation fees, which directly support community development projects, wildlife conservation initiatives, and sustainable livelihood programs for the local Maasai community. These fees play a crucial role in funding the conservancy’s operations and contributing to its long-term sustainability.

Big Cat Safari Experience

Experience a special journey in some of the finest wildlife areas in the world to see the majestic big cats. Take in four very diverse habitats and immerse yourself in an authentic wildlife and cultural safari among pioneering and globally recognized conservancies that are engaging communities in a meaningful way.