Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Best Wishes for 2021 from Safari Sense Dear friends and partners, 2020 is coming to an end, a year marked by unprecedented hardships, challenges and sacrifices. This year has been like no other in our lifetime. From adapting our regular holiday packages to cancelling and rescheduling events and reorganizing our tours, the Coronavirus pandemic has had serious effects on our daily lives. However, despite the difficulties the world has experienced over the last year, we always aim to maintain a positive outlook. We at Safari Sense believe that there is much to feel positive about in 2021. We understand what’s at stake, and we’ve made necessary adjustments in our operations to keep ourselves and others healthy. We all desire complete healing, safe practices, and total eradication of the virus, and…
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Wildlife Photography Tips: Tracking Techniques

Wildlife Photography Tips: Tracking Techniques

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Photography, Wildlife Safari
One of the most critical skills to learn in wildlife photography is the ability to handle the camera without thinking about it. The more time you spend wondering which control dial to adjust and in which direction, the greater the likelihood that your intended image has long since disappeared from the scene. This can be as true of an apparently static subject, such as a landscape, as it is of fast moving subjects like wildlife, particularly when you take into account how quickly light can change. FOCUS MODE Focus mode determines how the camera focuses, initially between automatic (AF) and manual (MF) operation, and then, in AF mode, between focus-and-lock, where focus is locked after it is attained, and focus-and-track, in which set ting the camera continues to adjust focus…
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Why Amboseli Is a Good Idea This Month

Why Amboseli Is a Good Idea This Month

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Crouched low, ears flattened and tail swishing softly from side to side, the spotted cat looked up from the shadow of the termite hill, its golden eyes glinting in the evening sun.Thompson Gazelles a few meter ahead continue munching on the fresh grass, twitchy, yet oblivious of the imminent danger facing them.A slow, almost inaudible growl rumbled from the cheetah’s throat. Its small head widened into a thick neck; the short mane bristling between the ears and into the curve of the back. It was a young female. And she was hungry.The cheetah waited, watched and listened. Muscles tensed and coiled, she sniffed the air for one last time, feline sinew tightened beneath a yellow coat of spotted black.Suddenly, she sprung in the direction of the gazelles… We we’re on…
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6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

6 Cultural Values (To Know When Travelling in Kenya)

Excursion, History, Holiday
Kenya is a crossroad where peoples and cultures from Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia have been meeting for hundreds of years. As a result we’re enriched with cultural and ethnic diversity, and unique and dynamic cultural traditions.We’re a country of great changes, instigated mainly by ourselves but also through influences from other continents. The Kenyan culture embodies our philosophy, worldview, behavior patterns, arts, and institutions.With a population of over 40 million people drawn from at least forty-two different ethnic groups, a number of “Asian” communities, remnants of European “settlers,” and more recent expatriate communities, we’re indeed a mosaic of cultural and racial diversity.Our geographical endowments extend from the tropical Indian Ocean coast through temperate highlands and forests to the semiarid deserts of the north.Christianity, Islam and traditional beliefs…
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Planning for your holiday? We got you covered!

Planning for your holiday? We got you covered!

Game drive, Holiday, Mombasa, Wildlife Safari
If you’re dreaming of an exciting safari holiday this year, Safari Sense has the best offers to make your adventures come true.Now is the perfect chance to plan for the coming holidays and our safaris have got you covered!With our select packages, we’re careful to make sure your adventure takes you to the right places for unsurpassed wildlife experiences. Amboseli? Maasai Mara? Watamu? Why not! From thoughtfully crafted tours and itineraries to knowledgeable guides, Safari Sense provides you with everything you need to plan and book your next great escape.You can even choose to design your own safari, as we’re available for consultation 24/7.Looking for something unique? Safari Sense can connect you with tour guides that specialize in adventure travel, from nature walks, to hiking and mountain climbing – even…
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Need To Know: Practical Tips For a Safe Safari

Need To Know: Practical Tips For a Safe Safari

Extreme, Game drive, Wildlife Safari
First time visitors to Kenya are usually amazed at the natural flow of life while on their safari at any one of our beautiful parks, their first game drive loaded with high expectations.The vastness of the African savanna and variety of wildlife leaves them breathless and most express wonder when they come up (and not so) close with a bull elephant, its sheer bulk not what they imagine from T.V or social media.Watching a pride of lions hunt a young giraffe, or a lone wounded buffalo being feasted on by a pack of hyenas might be exciting, but while the impulse is to either cheer or observe in pity, it’s always advisable to follow some rules so that the same might not happen to you.From years of experience in organizing…
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Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

Lost Notes: The Slave Trade at the East African Coast

City Tour, Excursion, History
Hot dry monsoon winds catch the boat’s sail as our captain’s gaze across the Indian Ocean turns glossy. The ocean simmers and ripples in bright orange as it reflects the late evening sun. He squints his eye in a thoughtful mood, searching deep into his memories. He’s narrating to us one of the most important, controversial, hotly contested and silently dealt with topics 
in African history, the East African slave trade. We’re on a traditional Arab dhow, having just left Shimoni caves on an excursion to Wasini Island for snorkeling and sight seeing. Close to the border of Tanzania, you can sail 
to it from Diani Beach or Shimoni , or like Omani Arabs, to the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba. But who were the Omani? What’s the Portuguese connection to…
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Travel Tips: Any Time Game Drive at Nairobi National Park

Travel Tips: Any Time Game Drive at Nairobi National Park

Bird_watching, City Tour, Game drive, Nairobi Area, Wildlife Safari
The Nairobi National Park has always been reserved a page or two in our travel diaries here at Safari Sense. Over the years, we’ve had varied experiences in this unforgettable slice of paradise within Kenya’s capital city.Some days are lucky. Especially when the traffic is low on an early weekday morning game drive. Chances of seeing a lion hunt are high. Animals and birds are most active when the air is still cool and crisp.Other times you can really have a rough time. Bad weather and no predator sightings can distract someone from the otherwise uncertain and beautiful nature of the park itself.The unique ecosystem continues to fascinate, and is often the first taste to a real Kenyan safari. There are very real prospects of seeing four of the big…
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Off The Beaten Path: Caving and Off-roading – Gatune Hills

Off The Beaten Path: Caving and Off-roading – Gatune Hills

City Tour, Excursion, Extreme, Nairobi Area
Its always the dream of any 4x4 car owner to test the limits of their machines in harsh and extreme terrains. Most 4x4 fans never get a chance to experience this thrill, and when such an opportunity cropped up, I couldn’t resist. Having limited activities due to the COVID-19 restrictions gave me time to slowly service the old Suzuki Vitara. I’d driven the four-wheel drive car for years, but I rarely take it through grit and dirt roads. Looking for spare parts online led me to join a unique group of Suzuki enthusiasts. Apart from mechanical and technical advise members help each other in sourcing spare parts and other gadgets necessary for the ultimate off-roading vehicle. I had never heard of Gatune Hills, or Nachu Caves before, but owing to…
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Essential Destination: Amboseli

Essential Destination: Amboseli

Wildlife Safari
The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains' game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise This is Maasai country, a proud nomadic people, who have lived in harmony with nature for centuries. Game viewing is an adventure in this park, with lion, cheetah and buffalo almost an assured sight and hosts of antelope, zebra and other small creatures of the wild. Bird life is also abundant. But the most impressive inhabitants of this arid landscape are the elephants, moving in large columns in their daily peregrination to the water. 1-night Safari Itinerary Day 1 Depart Nairobi at 0800 Hrs and arrive at the park with a short…
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