May 5, 2009

Kenya Garden of Eden

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 2:20 am

The Aberdares are the original Garden of Eden. A mist wreathed realm were elephants roam through lichen – clad forests, spectacular waterfalls plunge into churning pool and trout – filled streams cascade through mossy dells, this beautiful national park is one of the gems of the Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.

When the mist clears, the Aberdares offers matchless view of Mount Kenya’s glittering coronet, while the dense forest is home to the elusive and endangered bongo antelope. Black leopards can also be found here, and there have been reports of an exceptionally rare golden cat.

Nesting deep in the forest of Aberdares National Park, Treetops – the original tree lodge rises straight out of the ground on stilts and has four decks and a rooftop platform perfect for viewing the rhinos, elephants and other wildlife.

Treetop is located near the path of an ancient elephant migratory route between the Aberdares Mountain and Mt. Kenya , Treetops almost guarantees riveting wildlife viewing. As well as watching the dramas unfold at the waterhole from the safety of the viewing decks and rooftop platform, guets can also enjoy close – up views fronm two photographic hides at ground level.

May 4, 2009

Kenya’s Domestic Tourism

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 11:32 am

Domestic Tourism is Tourism of resident visitors within the economic territory of the country of reference it  has become a significant form of tourism in Kenya where it is found that it can cushion off the tourism industry during low periods of international tourist arrivals with tourist product well geared for domestic tourism .

Most Kenyans assume that the cost of tourism is so high that it is cheaper driving to the Rural homestead than to the coast of Mombasa or the Lodge in Maasai Mara for a weekend retreat, and that it is the white person who should go for a holiday in the various hotels and lodges in the wild and the coast.

It is not a wonder to mention that many Kenyans do not Know the availability of tourism destinations in Kenya,by offering incentive Domestic Tour Packages to individuals, Families, corporate, Government and parastatal organizations where they will be able to afford and visit hotels,tourist sites ,game parks to promote the tourism sector and remove the mentality of the places are rich mans paradise.

April 30, 2009

The Great migration

Filed under: Introduction — parto @ 9:19 am

Each year around the same time the ‘Great Wildebeest migration’ the Ngorongoro area of the Southern Serengeti of Tanzania. A natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing .The entirely of the migration is dependent upon the coming of the rains.In Afrrica’s hot and dry climate ,such huge numbers of animal life cannot be sustained by one place with such a dramatic effect on the grazing pastures,taking no time at all to completely exhaust the available food supply.

As the rains come at different times in the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara,so the animals are driven to search for the rain ripened grasses and water to drink.Wildebeest need to drink every day or atl east every other day,thus the constant search for favorable conditions pushes the herds onwards,month by month in order to feed themselves and their young.

February marks the strat of this great migration,preceding the long rainy season when wildebeest spend their time grazing and giving birth to approximately 500,000 calves within a 2/3 week period.

The calving ground outside the eastern Serengeti happen to be outside the hunting territories of most predictors,march April and may is when the herds begin to sweep west and north towards the long grass plains and woodlands of the Serengeti’s western corridor while others northwest and will later meet at the maasai Mara of the Kenya.

June and July is a transitional period between the rains and the dry season where they push further north of Savanna to the maasai Mara results in a massing along the banks of the swollen Mara River,producing one of the world’s truly most spectacular sights.

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