Whale near Hermanus

Do not miss the amazing coastline

As the final part of our South Africa Travel, we visited the coastal towns of Hermanus and Simon’s Town along the Southern Coast of South Africa. During our tour of South Africa, we had traveled from Aha Lesedi, Johannesburg to Kruger National Park and then through the Panoramic Route near Graskop in our first leg … Read more

Pedi Village Camp Lesedi

Chance to meet 5 African tribes

We were excited about our trip to South Africa, and honestly worried a bit too. Excited to visit Africa again ( last time it was Kenya as a family trip),  thrilled about the prospect of viewing the African wildlife, excited about the trip to Table mountain and equally eager to meet the famous African tribes … Read more

The Lion's Head and Twelve Apostles, Cape Town

Why should you travel to South Africa

 South Africa was our second choice for this year’s travel destination, but ultimately  it has won our hearts! Though we didn’t initially intend too visit or travel to South Africa , now that we are back we will list below the reasons Why should you travel to South Africa.  We had initially planned to travel … Read more

Inside a Masai Mara School – VII

Experiencing a Masai Mara School : A Short Detour

We had our fill of African Safari Game viewing inside Masai Mara for the last two days and a half. Now it is time for us to be heading back to our Eco camp and on our way we took a short detour in order to visit a neighboring Masai school. We met the Vice -principal, (since the principal was away) and he spoke about the students, their backgrounds, the school, about the teachers and also about the grants and aids that ran the school. The Principal’s office was decorated nicely with charts and graphs illustrating the school’s progress. My wife, herself a teacher, was interested to join a class. So me, my wife and our 9 year old participated

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Trip to a Masai Village

A Masai Village :  This is part 5 of my Masai Mara Kenya Travelogue

No trip of Masai Mara is complete without a visit to a Masai Village. It seemed that our Masai guide was also aware of this and the trip to a Masai Village was always in their cards. The other reason is that every trip by a tourist to a village helps these Masais with the money that the visitors willing spend on buying the Masai artifacts and their home-made infacts. So  as we scooted and bumped along the forest lanes and open grass fields of the Savannahs, a quick few turns and we found ourselves stopping outside the perimieter of a Masai village. A couple of horns and out came a few Masai men, with their traditional attire and their leans upright body in that stealthy gait that they have. We spoke a little, one of them could speak decent English. His name is Kaai, and he said that they would be willing to show us around their village, but there was a monetary charge that they ask from Tourists. A big of negotiations and we agreed soon.I paid 60 USD for our family.  What one should remember while trying to negotiate a price with the Masais is that all of the money collected by the different Masai villages goes to the support of their local schools. So, I suggest, be generous.

Here we were welcomed with a series of traditional Masai dances,

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Masai Mara Safari Game Drives – IV

Masai Mara Safari Game Drives : This is part 4 of my Masai Mara Kenya Travelogue

The rains had stopped inside Masai Mara, Kenya by then, but it had already left large and treacherous puddles of water in the muddy road and small streamlets seemed to have emerged from everywhere. The vehicle seemed harder to control now and it started to revolt and slip at every turn; Kantaai was having a tough time. Now the evening was slowly giving way to darkness and the light drizzle was still there, we saw a couple of elephants, eating out from a few trees.

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Lioness Mara

Secret of Kenya’s fame

What is the secret of Kenya’s fame as a Travel Destination? Kenya is now a very discernable fixture for all travel and wildlife lovers. People from all around the world long to visit Masai Mara – the star attraction of Kenya’s wildlife offering. Other important destinations in Kenya  include Amboselli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and the … Read more

Do not venture out at night. Elsamere camp, Kenya

We were staying at Elsamere Camp at Naivasha , Kenya. This was in Nov 2011 and we were here after a two day Masai Mara safari tour. The camp is absolutely THE place to stay when you are in Naivasha. This is not only because of its locale or the ambience, but also because of the history associated with this WWF conservation center.

But once the sun sets in across the Naivasha Lake, the ambience of camp gets a little eerie .

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From Masai Mara to Scenic Lake Naivasha, Kenya- Part I

Driving to the Scenic Lake Naivasha, Kenya
After our short safari trip to Masai Mara , our plans were to travel to Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Basically we had two more days  in our budget travel calendar, and the choice was either to go to Lake Naivasha or To Lake Nakuru. Both of these locations are around a huge lake which offers boat rides and is a haven for bird lovers. We chose Lake Naivasha, not only for its scenic beauty and wildlife but also because it holds a special place for book lovers and movie buffs.

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Zebras at Masai Mara

Rainy day at Masai Mara – III

A trip to Masai Mara is an experience that you will savour for a long long time. We were there in 2012, and had plans to stay one night at Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, three night at Mar forest and then two nights at a place called Naivasha. This is part 3 of my Masai Mara, Kenya Travelogue … Read more

Reaching Masai Mara Kenya – II

Nairobi, the Capital of Kenya – This is part 2 of my Masai Mara Kenya Travelogue

Nairobi, the second largest city in Africa (after Cape Town), has a large Indian population who mostly control the local business. Nairobi is a progressive city and on that particular day the city was hosting an international soccer match against Uruguay, their arch rival in football. The stadium area was lively with supporters, fans and hawkers thronging the streets. Karen Blixen Avenue, named after the Dutch author, is one of the up market areas of the city. She is famous for her memoir on her life in Kenya titled “Out of Africa” which was later made into a successful Hollywood film. This was the nicest area of Nairobi which we saw.

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Lioness Mara

Masai Mara – A dream Safari

This is part 1 of our Travelogue on

Masai Mara – A dream Safari Part 1

We went on a family trip to Masai Mara from UAE in Nov 2011. The accounts is of our 5 day Family trip to Masai Mara, Kenya. This African – Kenya safari included a 3 day tour of Masai Mara and a 2 day lake side stay at Lake Naivasha.  This memoir of our safari to Masai Mara is presented as a 7 piece Travelogue in this site. I have attached some pictures from our safari and game viewing too for your pleasure. The article on Lake Naivasha can be found here 

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