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Weekend Getaways: Shoulder Season, Oct. 1 – Dec. 22 2014 @ Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp

Serena Hotels Lake Elmenteita Camp | Photo by Njathika

Serena Hotel’s Lake Elmenteita Camp | Photo by Njathika


Shoulder Season Dates: October 1 – December 22, 2014
Venue: Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp
E.A Residents Rates*: Double KES 31,000, Single KES 19,000 and Suite KES 46,000
Day and night game drives to Soysambu conservancy are available at KES 4500 and KES 6700 respectively.
For reservation and or for more info: cro@serenahotels.co.ke, +254 20 2842000

Rates include: Full board accommodation, Soysambu conservancy fees, mineral water and all soft drinks with meals

About
Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp is an exclusive and up market camp. Evocatively styled to echo Syosambu’s rich history, the camp combines the magnificent accessories of a bygone era with unadulterated luxury and an enticing range of activities. Idyllically set among golden barked acacias with breath taking views across the sapphire blue lake to a backdrop of ancient volcanoes, it is an easy 2 hours’ drive from Nairobi.

A game drive through the conservancy is one of the must do things while at the camp. Some of the wild animals that are found in the conservancy are zebras, buffaloes, black rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs. Leopards and tree climbing lions have been spotted most recently at the conservancy.

It is also advised you carry a pair of binoculars so that you can be able to spot different bird species that are found in and around the camp.

Website: http://www.serenahotels.com
Blog: http://www.theserenaexperience.com/

October 7, 2014 at 8:32 am Leave a comment

Walk with Rangers, Jun. 12-18 2014 @ Kenya-Tanzania

walkwithrangers

The Walk With Rangers from Arusha to Nairobi will take place in June from the 12th to the 18th. Participants can choose to do either the 8- day Tanzania trek or the 7- day kenya leg, or the combined 15- day trek.

The aim is to have as many people as possible interact with rangers and really get a feel of what we endure on a daily basis.

We close for registrations for the trek on 26th may.

The walk is completely not for profit and the costings will only cover the walk’s expenses, we encourage anyone who can raise funds for the projects indicated in the e-flyer to get in touch with us for fundraising forms and letters.

For more detailed information read the e-flyer and check the Walk with rangers’ website

May 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm 1 comment

Walk: Ivory Belongs to Elephants, Jun. 29 2013 @ Uhuru Park and Uhuru Gardens

ivory walk

Wildlife conservation activist Jim Nyamu, who has walked 1500km to raise awareness on the plight of the elephant, is expected to finally arrive in Nairobi on Friday (June 28, 2013).

On Saturday (June 29, 2013) from 7am, Mr Nyamu, the CEO of Elephant Neighbors Center will start the final leg of the walk dubbed Ivory Belongs to Elephants from Karura Forest in Nairobi, through the city centre to Uhuru Gardens along Lang’ata Road where he will be received by dignitaries led by Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Prof Judi Wakhungu.

The procession from Uhuru Gardens will culminate in a final ceremony at the Kenya Wildlife Service Headquarters in Lang’ata.

Mr Nyamu and his team are later expected to undertake a ceremonial walk to the Ivory Burning Site in Nairobi National Park to pay tribute to poached elephants. The site was set up in remembrance of the iconic incineration of tonnes of ivory stockpile in 1989 by retired President Daniel Arap Moi.

In February this year, Mr Nyamu walked from Mombasa to Nairobi to create public awareness on poaching.

To reach more people in other parts of the country, Mr Nyamu recently began trekking from the Maasai Mara in Narok County. He has traversed through Maai Mahiu, Naivasha, Nakuru, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Laikipia, Wamba, Archer’s Post in Samburu, Isiolo and Meru.

On Tuesday, (June 25, 2013), the First Lady Excellency Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta received Mr Nyamu in Nyeri accompanied by Prof Wakhungu, KWS Director, Mr William Kiprono and other officials.

Mr Nyamu is walking under the banner of Elephants for Kenya, a coalition comprising individuals and organisations, cutting across all sectors of society united against elephant poaching and sensitising the public on the importance of elephants to Kenya’s economy and people’s livelihoods.

The organisations involved include Elephant Voices, University of Nairobi, Elephant Neighbors Center, Maniago Safaris, African Eden, Youth for Conservation, Save the Elephants, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Friends of Nairobi National Park (FoNNaP) and Stand Up Shout Out.

Elephants for Kenya in conjunction with Kenya Wildlife Service would like to invite you to join the walk, and the event thereafter. Invited speakers include:

KWS Director William Kiprono
Nairobi Governor: Evans Kidero
Nairobi County Senator: Mike Mbuvi
CEO, Elephant Neighbors Center: Jim Nyamu

Please confirm if you would like to register to accompany Jim to the Ivory Burning Site by emailing
For logistics of entry into the park, please contact:
Paul Udoto KWS Corporate Communications Manager: communications@kws.go.ke

Twitter: @pauludoto

For further information, please contact:
Jim Nyamu: 0723-398190 (jim.nyamu@elephantneighborscenter.org)
RessonKantai: 0701-353356 (resson@savetheelephants.org)
Cyrus Gachanja: 0721-955202 (egreenwarrior@yahoo.co.uk)
JohnstoneMulary: 0729-110772 (JMulary@wwfesarpo.org)
Kiki O’Connor: 0701-659807 (niall.kiki@gmail.com)
Peter Moll: 0715-457690 (mrpmoll@hotmail.co.uk)

June 28, 2013 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

Party: Strictly Underground, every Friday at Aqua

strickly underground

June 20, 2013 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Malili Wildlife Rescue Effort, Feb. 4 2012 @ Malili

SITUATION:
There is a fenced parcel of land past KONZA sign boarded ICT Malili. This huge plot of land was fenced for an upcoming government project. A recent game count yielded 814 animals in this section (hartebeest, wildebeet, zebra, ostrich etc). These animals are currently stuck in there without natural water but as of the most recent update we hope that water will be made available to the animals by today. The animals are unable to see the fence and as a result there have been fatalities due to the impact of them running into the fenceline.

THE PLAN:
The plan is to tie used plastic water bottles along the fenceline using sisal rope or cloth ties. Volunteers will tie blue and green plastic bottles along the fenceline about an inch apart. The reason for using plastic bottles is the effective reflection of moonlight which will assist wildlife to see the fenceline at night. (timing is flexible please see below under further logistics).

PREPARATION:
Volunteers are requested to collect as many plastic bottles as possible between now and saturday morning, you will need pieces of cloth to tie up the bottles, or some good strong rope to tie the bottles to the fenceline. Get the kids involved! begin making holes through the bottles to ease the process of tying them to the fence and string them through if possible.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, a hat for the sun, sunblock if you need it, and any other personal effects. Please carry enough drinking water, and sandwiches or packed lunch.

CAMPING OPTION: For those who wish to make a weekend outdoor activity of this effort, Michael Mbithi has kindly offered a space on Lisa Ranch near Malili for campers, and has seventeen 2-man tents available for hire at 200/= per person. an additional 400/= will be charged if you would like firewood and water provisions. This is optional and those who want to tie a few bottles and leave, may do so.

TRANSPORT:
1: Please contact Kenyans For Wildlife admin if you have a car and are willing to car pool, with specifics on how many extra passengers you can take
2: Public transport via matatus is a safe option, and costs 200/= . Matatus can be boarded from the Railway terminus
3: Deepak Sankreacha, a member of Kenyans For Wildlife has kindly offered his van at 800/= per person but this may change subject to booking, you may reach him on 0723108090 to confirm places and price.

FURTHER LOGISTICS:
Please organise for personal food and water, The timing is preferably early morning, but remains flexible and you can come in after work on Saturday afternoon as well.

When: February 4 2012
Where: Malili, 1 hour from Nairobi along Mombasa road (65 km)

Facebook page of the initiative

February 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment


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