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Responsible Tourism in Nairobi

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Responsible Tourism in Nairobi

I woke up in Nairobi, Kenya, fully rested after 13 hours on a bus to arrive there. I had been living in Tanzania doing aid work, and was eager for a long weekend in a new country. However, with tourism being one of the leading economic sectors in East Africa, it’s always been important to me to participate responsibly. During my time in Nairobi, I made sure to only put as much of my money towards organizations and outings that would directly (and positively) impact local communities. Kazuri Bead Factory The mission of the factory is to...

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Out There Africa

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Out There Africa

African Safari Company Goes Off Beaten Track For Wildlife, Culture, Multi-Sport Adventures Encompassing Bush and Beach SEATTLE, WA, Sept. 25, 2013 – African Safari Company are masters at seeking out off-the-beaten-track, diamonds in the rough on the world’s second largest continent, Africa. They send clients to a number of hidden and overlooked destinations where wildlife, history, culture and opportunities for multi-sport activities abound – without the usual crowds. African Safari Company’s Director of Sales & Marketing Julia...

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Kenya Explorer

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Kenya Explorer

Kenya Explorer From African Travel Inc. 9 Days from $4,995 per person NAIROBI, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK, MOUNT KENYA, MASAI MARA For the “Out Of Africa” experience immortalized by author Karen Blixen, this traditional safari captures the romance and adventure of Kenya. Game drives and bush walks in the magnificent Masai Mara Reserve and the misty forests of the Aberdare, face-to-face encounters with giraffes and chimpanzees in protected sanctuaries, and dining with a local family are but a few of the kaleidoscope of experiences sure...

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Experience the Solar Eclipse in Kenya

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Experience the Solar Eclipse in Kenya

Experience the Solar Eclipse in Kenya This 11-day barefoot luxury safari starts at $15,600 per person, offering the best of African wildlife and rare solar eclipse viewing New York, NY, June 20, 2013 – A solar eclipse is always a rare and unique event, but imagine seeing one from Northern Kenya. *Extraordinary Journeys’* new 11-day Solar Eclipse Safari taking place October 26th – November 5th, offers travelers the chance to explore Kenya’s remote Northern Frontier and take in the magnificent solar eclipse from Sibiloi National...

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Africa Adventure Company Introduces New Royal Kenya Tour

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Africa Adventure Company Introduces New Royal Kenya Tour

(New York, NY, June 24, 2012) – Africa Adventure Company commemorates the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya with an itinerary celebrating its reopening. Nostalgic guests can revisit the past at the Treetops Hotel, celebrating a historic moment and the memory of a young princess on the verge of fulfilling her destiny. Nestled in a lichen forest on a chestnut tree in Aberdare National Park, this iconic hotel reopened its doors in April 2012, 80 years after it first opened in 1932. The trip honors...

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Lion World Tours Offers Luxury Kenya Safari From $2,899

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Lion World Tours Offers Luxury Kenya Safari From $2,899

Lion World Tours is offering a luxury package to Kenya starting from USD $2,899 per person including international airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges.  The itinerary provides multiple game viewing opportunities and includes a visit to the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, a prime spot to observe Kenya’s Big Five — lions, rhinos, buffalo, elephants and leopards. This USD $2,899* “Luxury Kenya” package is valid for departures on 08, 15, 22 and 29 November 2012. Fly from Washington, DC on Ethiopian Airlines to Nairobi via Addis...

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“Kenya On Sale” Package Starting at $2,499

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“Kenya On Sale” Package Starting at $2,499

Lion World Tours is offering a special package to Kenya from just USD $2,499* per person including international airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges! This USD $2,499 “Kenya On Sale” package is valid for March 29 th and March 31st departures, and USD $2,699 for all other departures in March, April and May 1-14, 2012. Fly from New York (JFK) or Washington, Dulles Airport to Nairobi, Kenya aboard the award winning Ethiopian Airlines.  Ethiopian Airlines was the winner of the 2009 “Airline of the Year” award from the African Airlines...

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Little Known Migrations from Acacia Africa

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Little Known Migrations from Acacia Africa

The Annual Migration in the Masai Mara is without a doubt one of the main reasons to opt for a safari holiday, but Acacia Africa has uncovered some less well-known migratory extravaganzas, with opportunities to view some spectacular wildlife including, celebrity sharks, dragonflies, and literally, millions of sardines. Dubbed “the greatest shoal on earth,” the sardine run on South Africa’s Wild Coast holds two titles – the world’s largest animal migration also featuring the greatest gathering of predators on the planet. Sharks, dolphins, Cape...

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Kenya Airways to Cut Carbon Emissions

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Kenya Airways to Cut Carbon Emissions

Monday, May 9, 2011…Through a unique initiative developed in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Kenya Airways, “The Pride of Africa,” will now offer its passengers the opportunity to voluntarily participate directly in offsetting the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions related to their flights. The program is based on a “Carbon Calculator Tool” built into the airline’s online ticket booking process. Passengers can choose to pay an additional amount applied per person to offset carbon emissions related to their...

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The Heaven of Lamu, Kenya

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The Heaven of Lamu, Kenya

I have found a heaven on earth. The water is lovely and refreshing, the people kind, and the food delicious. The only drawback is that it’s hotter than hell. I’m in Lamu, an island off the northern coast of Kenya near to the Somali border. Established in the late 1300’s it was a trading port with it’s heyday being in the 1500’s and 1600’s and has large Islamic community. For me, walking around the town is like stepping back in time. It seems the only things that have changed are the shop signs and the...

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The Maasai of Kenya

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I was setting up my tent behind the park office in Amboseli NP and didn’t notice a local teenager approaching. His earlobes hung down to his shoulders weighed down by special little copper-colored weights, the rest of the earlobe wrapped in beaded tubes. On his right hip was a sheathed knife, and on his left was a cellphone. “Do you maybe want to visit a Maasai village?” he asked. Many Maasai are still living within the national parks, and their cows graze the same fields as zebras, white rhinos, and antelope. Maasai...

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My Peak, Climbing Mount Kenya

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It finally happened. I got there first. I’m never first. Not when it comes to mountain peaks. No, I’ll make it, to this day I only have one “white whale” and it stands above six thousand meters high in Bolivia. On the bright side, I now know the limits of my body when facing elevation sickness. I’ve decided to climb Mount Kenya as independently as possible. Just with a guide, no porters, and carrying food and all my stuff by myself. The twist was that I only had three days instead of the four that the hike...

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“Messiah” Mara in Kenya

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It hailed on the way from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara. Tiny, but vicious hailstones bombarded the pavement, bounced of it, and lived, if only for a few seconds, to make their mark. Can one really forget hail on the African Equator?! Later, the sky cleared in a most heavenly way, with sun rays piercing fluffy but angry-looking clouds. It looked like maybe the messiah read the address wrong, and will be beamed down any moment now, only to be charged ninety dollars for a two-hour game drive, be forced to purchase “original tribal...

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Travel Africa, Amboseli Twisters

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I thought it was a beginning of a tornado, but then another one appeared, and another. Pillars of copper sand twisted and grew with every spin, rising high into the sky. Some were as big in diameter as a decent sized hut, and as one of the twisters approached a village I almost jumped out of the car screaming for the villagers to take cover. But the villagers saw it coming, and as they seemed to be unbothered, I too calmed down and watched the twisting column sweep by, gaining speed and strength until the sand and wind had no more to give,...

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Travel Africa, Nairobi Airport

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Africa might not seem like a spontaneous travel destination, but rest assured that in certain parts of this continent, Kenya for example, is, even the last minute no-plans-whatsoever visitors, a place of adventure. Coming out the gates of Nairobi airport is like coming out to a dying down protest where nobody got what they wanted but still refuse to leave until they saw those who they protested for/against come out of the building. Endless banners held low in hand or propped high on sticks, people and tour company names on them. Make a...

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