News & Events in August 2021

Walk a Wonder of the World

Nomad Tanzania’s Entamanu Ngorongoro lodge is offering some incredible walks not to be missed. The lodge has a private driveway spanning 9km; blissfully secluded, they occupy the only spot in the world where you can see the Crater and the Serengeti simultaneously, making it a destination in its own right.

Take an epic amble along the edge of one of the wonders of the world; spot game from above, and see through the eyes of your Maasai guide. Better yet, drop in on a Maasai boma for a warm welcome into another existence. 

Contact us for more details about these amazing opportunities.

Date published: 2nd September 2021

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New Ways to Travel

The newly built Chinese express, Standard Gauge Railway, is now operational in Kenya between Nairobi and Mombasa. As of right now, it stops at two major tourist destinations: Mtito Andei and Voi Town. 

Instead of taking the busy highway or catching a flight to Nairobi or Mombasa, you can now easily board this train to your accommodation and explore the surrounding Chyulu Hills National Park, Tsavo West and Tsavo East


Partner: Africa Safari Classics

Destination: Kenya

Date published: 31st August 2021

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Conservation through Tourism

*New Initiative*

A new conservation video series featuring the Tanzanian northeastern circuit - Conservation Through Tourism - aims to “take people on a journey from the snow-capped peaks at the highest point in Africa to the tropical white sand beaches of the Tanzania mainland coast”.

The project provides a unique insight into what's happening on the ground with the aim of further illustrating the importance of leveraging tourism to protect the natural, historical and cultural resources of the country.

Thank you Nature Discovery for this story, and for supporting the initiative!

Date published: 25th August 2021

Every 5 Acres Project

**Initiative**

Every 5 Acres is a new project from the Association for the Conservation of Bugoma Forest (ACBF). The goal of the initiative is to counter the rapid deforestation of Uganda's forests - in particular the Bugoma Forest - through purchase of land for reforestation, with an initial target set for 100 acres. Current costs per acre of land is $1,900 USD. The first 10 acres has been purchased by donors to the association. 

The reforestation of the land bought through the initiative is managed by the association, and the first 5 acres is currently undergoing reforestation work. 

To learn more about the initiative, watch their video here.   

A new arrival on Namiri Plains

*Wildlife Sightings*

On Tanzania’s Namiri Plains - Manja - the melanistic serval and his mate have brought a new melanistic serval kitten into the world for a second time! 

The litter is made up of two playful kittens. One has inherited its mothers tan fur with black spots, and the other has taken on its father recessive black colouring. 

Melanism is extremely rare in a serval, so a melanistic serval passing it on to his offspring is nothing short of a phenomenon. The fact that Manja and his mate have managed this successfully twice in less than a year is nothing short of a wonder!

Thanks to Asilia Africa for the story!

Date published: 24th August 2021

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Conservation, Communities and Cameras

*New Experiences*

This trip is an exciting new collaboration between wildlife photographer George Benjamin, conservation biologist Lara Jackson, and our friends over at Asilia Africa. Designed for photographers of all abilities, the itinerary was created to add ‘a deeper dimension to a classic photographic safari’.

Enjoy a full week in Kenya’s Mara Naboisho Conservancy and receive an education in photography combined with a series of insightful and unforgettable ‘Positive Impact Experiences’. The itinerary aims to showcase how wildlife conservation and community empowerment can go hand in hand with tourism.

“We are so excited to share the magic of Naboisho with you, and to shine a light on the incredible conservation projects that are making a difference to both the wildlife and members of local communities in the Mara", says Lara. 

Date published: 24th August 2021

Ngoron-going for Gold

*Partners & Services*

Entamanu Ngorongoro Camp has been nominated for Tanzania's Leading Tented Safari Camp in this year’s World Travel Awards!

The Entamanu Ngorongoro sits on the remote northwestern corner of the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, accessed by a private road with views over the Serengeti. Its location is tucked away and remote, in a secluded pocket of East Africa surrounded by stunning views. 

A destination in its own right, the camp is the only spot in the world where you can see both the Crater and the Serengeti simultaneously!

Date published: 24th August 2021

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Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Re-Opens!

*New Experiences*

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust have reopened their doors for daily 11am – 12 noon visits to meet and learn more about the orphaned elephants and other wildlife. Visits are now possible under the following new rules:

  • Prebooking is essential. Bookings can be made up to three months before the date of the visit, and no less than two days before
  • Minimum contribution of US$15 per adult (US$5 for under 12’s) payable in cash
  • Prompt arrival by 1030am is required
  • Temperature checks and social distancing measures are in place and a maximum of 100 visitors per day are currently permitted
  • 5pm foster visits are still suspended

Date published: 19th August 2021

Elephants in Sheldrick Wildlife trust, Kenya

Saruni Goes Green

*Partners & Services*

Saruni Mara and Saruni Samburu have replaced their electric systems with state-of-the-art solar power plants, providing 80 percent of each camp’s electricity both for guests and staff.

This is part of a wider trend across East Africa as camp owners and operators do their best to transition to a more green economy. 

Date Published: 18th August 2021

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New Experiences at Gibb's Farm & Lemala

*New Experiences*

Gibb’s Farm are offering horse riding as a new activity for in-house guests as well as day visitors, exploring 8kms of trails on a gentle morning or afternoon ride. Helmets are provided and must be worn. Rack rate US$100 per person, or US$120 if combining with lunch at Gibb’s Farm. Pre-booking is essential.

Lemala Camps & Lodges have launched new multi-day walking safaris in the northern Serengeti, staying in fly-camps and exploring on foot for two or more days.

Date published: 18th August 2021

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Mara River Crossings!

*Destination Update*

The migration is well underway in Tanzania, check out the video below of a Mara River crossing taken on 27th July 2021!

Every year, millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other herd animals cross the Serengeti in Tanzania, heading north to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. One of the most incredible wildlife events in the world, the migration is fundamental to the entire Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.

Thanks to Bryson Robert from Safari Soles Tours for the video!

Date published: 3rd August 2021

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The Great Migration, a perilous journey.