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Destination East Africa

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To experience the excitement of this region at least once in a lifetime is a must!  Extraordinary landscapes, people and wildlife in one of our world's most beautiful corners awaits your arrival in the future.  Until then, we've compiled a sample of inspirational information and helpful resources to keep the wanderlust alive!  Click away and learn about Kenya and Tanzania, but do check back again as we will update and refresh this page with new inspirational material.  If you prefer to receive updates directly in your inbox, join our East Africa wish list by emialing us here. If a visit to East Africa is in your future, be sure to click below on our upcoming journey to learn about the experiences our adventure includes.  Contact us here if you can't find what you're looking for, we're here to help!

Our Upcoming Adventure to Kenya and Tanzania

 

East Africa | September 2021

"The lands of East Africa are often described as the world’s best destination for game viewing, being home to the world’s most extensive national parks and game reserves, including Sweetwaters, the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. Here we will find the Great Migration, the last major migratory herds of wildebeest and zebra that..." READ MORE

In Search of And Protecting The Big Five

 

Photo Credit: Selly Wozniak, Visit Anchorage

Lion Protecton | Species Research

"Valuable reasearch and efforts are being made to protect the important population of lions.  Read about the Massai Wilderness Convervation Trust's Lion monitoring program..." READ MORE

Did you know?  The darker a lion's mane, the older he is.

Elephant Haven | Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

"Ophan's Project - Rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned infant elephants is at the core of what we do..."  READ MORE

Did you know? Many plant species have evolved seeds that are dependant on passing through an elephant's digestive tract before they can germinate. 

Leopard Conservation | Tanzania Program

“Leopards have disappeared from nearly 40% of their historical range in Africa.  Tanzania is one of their last strongholds...”  READ MORE

Did you know?  Leopards are excellent tree climbers.  They safeguard their kill in a tree from other lions and hyenas.  

Buffalo Conservation | African Wildlife Foundation

“Discover solutions being used to minimize the threat of the buffalo habitat...”  READ MORE

Did you know?  Buffalo's primary predator is the lion but they will resuce another member who has been caught, and have even killed lions after it has killed a member of the group.  

Rhinoceros Protection | Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

“As poaching threatens the rhinos across Africa, find out how the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is helping...”  READ MORE

Did you know?  Rhinos have poor vision so will sometimes attack trees and rocks by accident.  Their hearing and sense of smell are excellent, often making up for their poor eyesight.   

Arts, Craft, Language and More


 

Learn Swahili with Magical Kenya

“Jambo is one of the most common words you will hear spoken throughout Kenya.  This is the simplest Swahili greeting, and is often the first word learned by visitors to Kenya...”  READ MORE

Marketplace Crafts, Hot Glass, and Beads

"You can take home more than just memories of your trip to Kenya.  Many shops offer a wide array of craft souvenirs from traditional artifacts, jewellery, all purpose fabric wraps, and beautiful stone and wood carvings all inspired by the diverse range of cultures...READ MORE

From Our Archives


 

Discovering Nature's Earthly Wonders by Donna Rombough

“Throughout our journey, in both Kenya and Tanzania, the landscapes changed and were an ongoing surprise...from the agricultural lands of central Kenya...”  READ MORE

A Poem Inspired by East Africa by Pam Cannon

“Well here we are at the end of our trip, It has gone by at quite a zip.  Nairobi was the city our first day, Weary we were after that long way ...”  READ MORE

Photography, Wildlife and a Way of Life by Bob Raaflaub

“East Africa is not just a trip for photogrphy, but also one meant to see the interaction of wildlife and a way of life for the people ...”  READ MORE

Don't Forget!  Be sure to check back on this page for new inspiration!  We're always looking for new and exciting resources to help inspire your future travels. 

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