Friday, March 28, 2014

Save the Elephants Safari - Kenya 2014

I recently received an email from a supplier that I work with for safaris in Kenya. They are offering a safari that supports a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  The poaching of elephants in East Africa is a very huge issue that continues to cause the numbers of these majestic animals to drop.  Living with these creatures is an amazing experience that I am so thankful for.  This 2 week safari "Save the Elephants" offers an opportunity to help support the elephants who desperately need help! Not only do you get to experience the beautiful country of Kenya, but you also help support the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and experience up close experiences with young orphaned elephants. Each safari goer will receive a sponsorship for one of the baby elephants at the orphanage in Nairobi.

Enjoy a two week safari visiting the Maasai Mara Game Reserve searching for the "Big 5" and five nights in the famous Tsavo East with even more wildlife. While in Nairobi there will be three visits to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage to meet your new sponsor elephant. Meet all of the elephants at the orphanage and watch them during their morning feeding. Two exclusive evening visits provide a special opportunity for sponsors to learn more about the project, meet their baby elephants and spend time with them and ask the caretakers any questions they may have. 

In Tsavo East there will be several visits to the orphanage release centers, to follow the elephants for an unforgettable experience. As sponsors you will be able to visit the elephant orphans three times a day to watch them while they are fed and enjoy their mud baths. The start date for the safari is October 25th, the safari will wrap up on November 7th, 2014.  Accommodation during the safari will be at four lovely properties such as the Mara Bush Camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Evenings in Nairobi will be spent at the Eka Hotel, a nice place to relax after visiting "your" elephant at the Orphanage. 

During your time in Tsavo East you will spend two nights at Zomeni Lion Hill Lodge

The last  three evenings will be spent at Ithumba Camp in Tsavo East. The private Ithumba Camp belongs to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The highlight and the reason for going to Ithumba is to meet the elephant orphans from the David Sheldrick Foundation who are now being re-introduced into the wild. 

For the full itinerary please visit our site TemboTours and contact me at to book this extraordinary safari. 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Morning Game Drive, Serengeti TZ

This morning Moses and I were out early for a little game drive.  It was my first time to see this bird; a Black Crake

As we drove along we saw a few safari vehicles stopped along the road, gazing at something in a tree.  

Soon enough we could see the five lions lying in the tree and one hanging out in the tall grass. I wonder if they were full from breakfast and are lazing around or was this a hunting tactic? 

You can see the lion on the right branch is one of the collared lions. The collar is used by researchers to track their movement and habits.  

They look pretty relaxed to me! 

My favorite pic of the day, I wonder if they are laughing with me or at me?