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Alexa, words cannot express our feelings. We are so thankful for everything. We had such a wonderful time we are already talking about going back.  Grant and his staff from Letaka were FANTASTIC! We felt so fortunate to have them with us.  You did a great job. Hope to deal with you again soon.

(The Priest family, Aug 09)

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Kenya

KENYA is a land of incredible natural beauty, a country rich in wildlife, culture, history and a welcoming people. Here there is endless potential for the wildlife enthusiast. From great migratory herds of the open savannah to an incredible abundance of birdlife, from tropical rainforest to the Indian Ocean teeming with fish, this is a world of natural wonders.

KENYA WILDLIFE  - There is no doubt that Kenya is the home of SAFARI!
A safari into the wilds of Kenya is a journey into nature at its purest. Everywhere you look there is a profusion of life…

THE MAASAI MARA Game Reserve is widely considered to be Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises 200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest.
The Mara is part of a massive ecosystem, contiguous with the plains of the Serengeti, which stretches across the border into Tanzania. The prime interest for most visitors to this area, obviously, is to see wildlife. The sheer volume and variety of the Mara will certainly not disappoint.

If visiting the Mara from July through October, visitors should take the opportunity to witness one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti. Each year the promise of rain and fresh life giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million wildebeest together into a single massive herd. On the southern plains of the Mara the herds make a spectacular entrance in a massive, surging column of life that makes a breathtaking spectacle.

A safari into AMBOSELI allows the visitor to enter the majestic realm of the Elephant. This beautiful park consists of wide open plains crowned by the snow capped peak of Kilimanjaro. Here elephants rule the wild!

LAIKIPIA is considered the gateway to Kenya’s wild Northern frontier country. Wild and sparsely populated, much of it is covered by large privately owned ranches.
These ranches cover a wide range of landscapes, with high plains and low forested valleys.
On most ranches cattle share the land with free ranging wildlife. In recent years this wildlife has become a valuable asset, with many ranches now establishing guest houses, homestays and private camps within their boundaries.

This has proven a great success, and many ranches now rely on a thriving tourist trade. Visiting a private ranch in this region is an ideal way of exploring the Kenyan wilderness while getting off the well beaten paths of the National Parks. For guests at these properties, there is a total freedom to discover the wildlife how and when they want. Laikipia’s ranches specialize in offering a diverse range of game viewing opportunities, including game drives night game drives, guided walking, bird walks, camel and horseback game viewing, and more.

It does not stop there! 
A safari through SAMBURU, BUFFALO SPRINGS and SHABA is a rich and rewarding experience. Travelling along the banks of the Ewaso N'giro provides a fascinating procession of varied species. Elephant come to the river to drink, and in the dry season, use their tusks to dig deep wells in the dry river beds. These elephant excavations then become a focal point for other plains game and troops of baboon, attracted by the fresh water supply.

TSAVO’S massive area and wide range of landscapes make this an ideal place for a varied wildlife safari. The sheer space and freedom of Tsavo lets you really explore and feel at one with this awesome wilderness. Exploring both parks means that your safari will take you through several very different habitats in a single day, encountering many different species.
The open plains are the best place to see the large herds of game. The region is well known for its herds of "Red Elephants", their skins stained by rich ochre dust.

THE KENYAN COAST is lined with pristine white sand beaches fringed by the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean. Here the wilderness meets the sea, and the ocean itself holds a world of spectacular coral reefs teeming with life and colour.

The coast is a place with a long and exotic history, its calm blue waters the traditional passage of the Arabian Spice Trade. Along the length of this coast, Arab and Portuguese forts, Old Towns and the overgrown, deserted ruins of Swahili outposts bear witness to this fascinating history. In the winding medieval streets and bustling markets of LAMU and MOMBASA Old Town, life has continued unhurried and unchanged for more than 400 years.

SOUTH OF MOMBASA, there are wide expanses of white sand beach, the small coastal villages of Kwale and magnificent coral reefs.  Again, NORTH OF MOMBASA, you will find stunning deserted beaches, the blue expanse of Kilifi Creek, and more.
LAMU is a place like no other, a peaceful tropical island where life is lived at it’s own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history is as mysterious and fascinating as the winding streets of it’s medieval stone town.  The remote coastal wilderness of the TANA RIVER DELTA gives you the best of both worlds, beautiful deserted beaches and a river delta alive with wildlife. MALINDI AND WATAMU offer plenty for the traveller wishing to blend relaxation and exploration.

The GREAT RIFT VALLEY bisects Kenya from the low plains found along the coast, to the fertile plateau in the west. Take a wildlife safari along the floor of the Rift Valley, discovering a series of spectacular lakes and volcanic landforms along the way. From the source of the Nile at LAKE VICTORIA to the jade waters of LAKE TURKANA in the arid north, Kenya’s lakes take the traveller through a world of contrasts.

FRESHWATER lakes are ideal places to take to the water and explore channels and shores that are rich in birdlife, hippos, crocodiles and more.
LAKE NAIVASHA is a freshwater lake and a birdwatchers dream come true. Some areas of lake shore have recorded over 400 species. The acacia forests teem with Hoopoe, Woodpeckers, Rollers, Shrikes, Hawks, cuckoos and much more. Sunsets are always stunning, with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle high over the Lake bringing the day to a perfect end....
LAKE BARINGO is at the threshold of Northern Kenya, and its freshwaters are an oasis in the arid plains. The lake itself is truly beautiful, surrounded by volcanic ranges that stretch as far as the eye can see. At the lakes heart is Ol Kokwe Island, a stark rocky island that is home to Njemps villages and a well appointed camp.

VOLCANIC SODA lakes are home to Kenya’s world famous migratory flamingos, while freshwater springs attract game from the surrounding plains.
LAKE NAKURU provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking sight.
LAKE ELEMENTEITA is a small (18 sq km) soda lake, nestled in the eastern sweep of the Great Rift Valley. The lake attracts many visiting flamingo, and it shores are grazed by zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog. It is a peaceful and low-key place, lying in the shadow of an impressively peaked hill known locally known as the ‘Sleeping Maasai’.
At the beginning of Kenya’s great Northern Wilderness lies
LAKE BOGORIA lies at the start of Kenya’s great Northern Wilderness The lake is the heart of an arid landscape, in the shadow of the dramatic walls of the Siracho Range. The soda waters of the lake attract massive flocks of Flamingo, and the lake is often carpeted with pink.

“In the circle of life, It’s the wheel of fortune, It’s the leap of faith,
It’s the band of hope, Till we find our place, On the path unwinding,
In the circle, In the circle of life”


 
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