NEWS FROM THE WILD

The Annual Wildebeest Migration came early this year and subsequently Maasai Mara is beehive of activity. This will ideally enhance the numbers of these gnus and other plains game coming from the mighty Serengeti in the coming months.

For those making their safaris in Tanzania, the migration is currently concentrated in Central Serengeti but fast moving up north where after “immigration formalities” at the Kenya Tanzania border they cross into Kenya for their summer holidays where they stay until around November. Last year some stayed for “Christmas”, guests visiting late in the year were fortunate to even see crossings!

All the more reason for those finalizing their safari plans for this year to get going especially in view of fact that presently Kenya and Tanzania have got lots of special offers with lots of the properties offering extra free nights after extended stays, free hot air balloon safari flights as well as free flights to the safari destinations.

With all these exciting incentives, make your reservations as soon as possible before it all fills up!

 

FROM THE REGION

Kwita Izina is the Annual Gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda and this is one of the best conservation practice that clearly demonstrates how East Africa is keen on its nature; 18 new babies were named. Marie Jose and Stephen, Brenda and Don, we are certain you still treasure the memories of seeing these gentle giants, which share some 97% of their genes with humans. Nothing can prepare one for the impact of encountering a fully grown silverback gorilla: up to three times as bulky as the average man, yet remarkably peaceful and tolerant of human visitors. There are no words to describe the thrill of recognition attached to staring deep into their liquid brown eyes.

See the new babies named during this year’s ceremony!