EXCLUSIVE! Get a sneak peak into the brand new Porini Cottages. Traveltomtom was honored to be the first guest ever of this exclusive safari lodge in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy located in Masai Mara. Very recently Porini Cottages was added to the Porini Camps family and in this blog you will read all about my experiences staying in the Porini Cottages private luxury safari lodge in the Masai Mara.
An exclusive safari experience in a 30.000-hectare private wildlife conservancy part of the Amboseli ecosystem, how does that sound? The Amboseli ecosystem is known for its magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro and the large elephant population.
In this blog I am excited to share with you 7 reasons why a stay at Elewana’s Tortilis Camp Amboseli has to be on your bucket list when you travel to Kenya.
The best way to experience Africa’s nature and wildlife!
Are you looking for an exciting and educational wildlife experience in Africa that differs from an ‘ordinary’ safari trip to Africa? Consider a wildlife course! A wildlife course or safari guide training is especially interesting for those who love being in nature and wish to experience a wildlife adventure that includes learning about the natural environment and animals’ behavior - with the chance of obtaining an official FGASA qualification from the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa.
Located in the Enonkishu Conservancy, I had the privilege of staying at a private family - owned boutique lodge named ‘House in the Wild’; a beautiful remote location in the Greater Mara ecosystem with an incredible wildlife experience and a mix of luxury, comfort, warm hospitality, good food and stunning nature. It felt like a home away from home where I didn’t want to leave after a 4-night stay.
Kenya is without a doubt one of the most incredible wildlife and safari destinations in the entire world. Staying in safari-style (luxury) eco-lodges in the conservancies around the Maasai Mara National Reserve is in my opinion one of the best options to experience a safari of a lifetime.
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Serene Sweetwaters was my first introduction to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. On arrival I was ordered to sit down and got served a welcome drink while I was filling out some papers. Sitting in the lobby, looking out of the big window I spotted a big waterhole right in front of the main building with some impala’s around.
"You can see rhinos here all day", said the assistant manager of the hotel who was checking me in! He clearly wasn’t lying because when I was assisted to my room we saw two rhinos in the distance. It was a warm welcome to the Serena Sweetwaters Tented Camp.
After staying for almost a week in the West side of the Ol Pejeta conservancy I went to explore the East side of the park and checked in to the Porini Rhino Camp. From the West entrance you have to drive all the way through the park to get to the Porini Rhino Camp which is perfect as you will be game driving all the way. In my case I was lucky to see loads of buffalos and elephants. But surely the Porini Rhino Camp is off the beaten path in Ol Pejeta.
It saddens me deeply that due to human greed the Northern White Rhino is functionally extinct. Luckily, two of these amazing creatures are still alive and I got a chance to meet them in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya and get up close and personal with them. One of the most unique travel experiences that actually hit me right in my heart!
If you are looking to give back when traveling to Kenya I have found an amazing project for you. Somewhere up in a little village en route to Lake Nakuru you will find an amazing lady that started a simple but amazing project giving local kids a small incentive to come to school: a cup of of porridge.
It sounds so simple, but the free cup of porridge The Micah Project is handing out every morning is super effective for these poor little kids. Some of them suffer from malnutrition and this is their only meal of the day. It is one of the main reasons why some of these kids make their way to school every morning.
Already day dreaming about the gorgeous Kenyan beaches, the Great Rift Valley, encountering wildlife on safari or meeting the Maasai Mara tribe? I am sure you are excited planning your trip to Kenya. But don't let high roaming charges or slow overseas data plans ruin your trip.
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If you are traveling to Kenya an looking for ways to get around then I have the best article for you. I will explain you all the modes of public transport in Kenya from trains to bikes and give you multiple Kenya travel tips along the way.
Kenya isn’t really a budget travel destination, but that does not mean you can’t travel to Kenya on a budget. Where there is a will there is a way… but must say you will have to invest some time and energy. The adventure though you will experience in return is unbeatable!
Kenya is undoubtedly one of the most magical and achingly beautiful countries in the world thanks to its diverse landscapes, a spectacular variety of wild animals, pristine beaches, fantastic hiking trails, friendly people and of course world-class safari opportunities.
Yes! I definitely recommending you to visit Kenya! But I also know how challenging it is visiting a new country. Therefore I wrote this guide for visiting Kenya with all my travel tips and things to know before you go.
Kenya is not only the ultimate safari destination! Thanks to an incredible array of stunning scenery, interesting cultural heritage, beautiful beaches and some of the friendliest people, there are loads of amazing things to do in Kenya on top of spotting the most spectacular wildlife.
And the best thing is that all these Kenya tourist attractions can be visited at very affordable prices. You just need to be a little creative so therefore I recommend you reading this Kenya travel blog.
Kenya is a beauty to behold and this makes it a top tourist destination in Africa. Aside from its scenic landscapes, stunning beaches and a playground for the most amazing wildlife, the people of Kenya are very welcoming to tourists. Are you planning a trip to Kenya to see the diverse wildlife reserves, the panoramic geography and want to experience their rich culture but only have 10 days to visit Kenya?
Then this is your ultimate Kenya itinerary for 10 days. In a little more than 1 week I will bring you to some off the beaten path tourist destinations in Kenya, but of course also show you the Kenya top sights.