Kenya asks the Chinese to help put the brakes on poaching

It’s quite a clever move really, and completely logical. Kenya tourism officials have asked the Chinese to help put the brakes on poaching. In recent months the Chinese have shown a growing interest in East Africa’s wildlife. Central China Television (CCTV) (great acronym!) has been showing live coverage of the wildebeest migration from the Serengeti and Kenya sees the Chinese,[…]

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#PHOTO TIP – Essential Tips for Wildlife Photography – the 5 ‘P’s

Practice, Preparation, Position, Patience, Pizazz Of course there are lot more than 5 great tips for improving your wildlife photography skills but if you can get a grip on these 5 you will be well on your way. Practice It really is that simple; practice. The more you use your camera and lenses the more familiar you will become with[…]

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Kenya: Mr President, It’s Going to Take More Than Speeches to Save Elephants

This is a terrific article from Paula that perfectly illustrates the frustrations felt by all those working to stop the poaching of Afrca’s wildlife. Environmentalist PAULA KAHUMBU narrates her experiences when she attended the hearing of two ivory cases in Makadara court, Nairobi, on April 19 Paula Kahumbu is the Executive Director of WildlifeDirect, a conservation organisation that is campaigning[…]

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Crocodile in the kitchen

With the rainy season well under way many parts of Kenya are suffering from localised flooding which is causing the usual (annual) disruption to travel plans. Amboseli, surprisingly, is not yet one of them. A few showers have covered the dry lake bed with a carpet of bright green and, in anticipation of heavier rains to come, many animals have[…]

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Migration Seeker .. Weekly Departures

We’re excited to announce that our Migration Seeker safari now departs weekly and is guaranteed to run with a minimum of two people booked. Our itinerary follows a circular route that takes us from Kenya into Tanzania and then back into Kenya incorporating some of East Africa’s most famous game parks; Amboseli, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Maasai Mara and Lake[…]

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Nairobi National Park has its own migration

Last week, thousands of gazelle, zebra and wildebeest left Nairobi National Park and crossed the flooded Kitengela River to reach the Kitengela Plains following the onset of rains in Kajiado. According to local residents this is an annual occurrence. Apparently, with the onset of heavy rains, and the promise of grazing available elsewhere, the gazelles, zebra and wildebeest are keen[…]

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Kenya targets poachers

The Kenyan government has recently ramped up its anti-poaching operations; promising that KWS would be deploying 1000 more rangers to reinforce wildlife security efforts. Noting that the country had lost 74 elephants to poachers since the start of 2013 government spokesman Muthai Kariuki said that the rangers would get cutting edge training and equipment. At the same time he made[…]

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Kenya election results upheld

Kenya’s Supreme Court has upheld the victory of Uhuru Kenyatta in the March 4 presidential election, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said. The court unanimously ruled on Saturday that the election had been conducted in a “free, fair, transparent and credible” manner and that Kenyatta and his running mate had been “validly elected”, Mutunga said. In the lead up period to[…]

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Maasai Mara introduces Smartcard entry

With immediate effect, the Masai Mara authority (Narok Country Council) in conjunction with a local bank, have launched a Smartcard System to replace the park ticket. The smartcard will be the ONLY accepted mode of payment and access to the Masai Mara National Reserve. You won’t be able to get in without one! To obtain a smart card we need[…]

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