It’s Earth Day 2021

It’s Earth Day 2021

Conservation, History, Holiday
In the midst of a global pandemic, this year’s Earth Day reminds us of our collective responsibility to the environment and to our planet. And while climate change continues to pose a major threat to livelihoods, the devastation caused by the COVID-19 virus is a humbling reminder of humanity’s vulnerabilityThe theme for 2021 is  "Restore Our Earth" and focuses on restoring the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.When it comes to travel, we need to start looking more closely at the ways we can minimize negative impacts and harm to the planet by adopting an eco-conscious mindset.Earth Day is an annual holiday observed on April 22, which was first invented and put into practice back in 1970 by John McConnell, a peace activist and environmentalist.…
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Book of The Month: Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails

Book of The Month: Theodore Roosevelt’s African Game Trails

Conservation, Excursion, Game drive, History, Holiday, Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Samburu, Wildlife Safari
It was a wild sight; the ring of spearmen, intent, silent, bent on blood, and in the centre, the great man-killing beast, his thunderous wrath growing ever more dangerous. At last the tense ring was complete, and the spearmen rose and closed in. The lion looked quickly from side to side, saw where the line was thinnest, and charged at his topmost speed. The crowded moment began. With shields held steady, and quivering spears poised, the men in front braced themselves for the rush and the shock; and from either hand the warriors sprang forward to take their foe in flank. Bounding ahead of his fellows; the leader reached throwing distance, the long spear flickered and plunged; as the lion felt the wound he half turned, and then flung himself…
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Check Out These March Adventure Travel Must-haves

Check Out These March Adventure Travel Must-haves

Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Nairobi Area, Valentine's Day, Wildlife Safari
March marks the beginning of Kenya’s tourism low season (which lasts up until May) and the start of the long rains. This means fewer vehicles in parks and reserves and a much quieter accommodation. Down at the coast, clear blue skies at the start of the month is an indication of good conditions for diving and snorkelling just before the change of weather. Its also the ideal time to go out Whale shark spotting. For wildlife safari, flooded roads; an abundance of vegetation; and generally wet weather at this time makes for poor wildlife watching and slippery summits for those planning a hike at Mount Kenya. Even though some tracks are impassable and mosquitoes are rife (in a few places), if you're looking to bag a bargain then this is certainly…
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Reflections on Wildlife Survival and Sustainable Tourism

Reflections on Wildlife Survival and Sustainable Tourism

Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Today marks World Wildlife Day, and as the global economy slowly opens up following the unveiling of various COVID-19 vaccines, the travel industry is also preparing for a revamp in increased bookings and arrivals. The worldwide lockdowns put in place to curb the spread of the corona virus have led to a massive demand for the outdoors and the need for newer and richer travel experiences. Despite the fact that global travel has dwindled by about 97% as compared to the previous years, the numbers of endangered wildlife remains high. Majority of species are threatened with habitat destruction, and with the rising demand for wildlife products, they are also faced with massive poaching and trafficking. The link between the current COVID-19 crisis and the illegal exploitation of wildlife is in…
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Where To Go in Kenya this Valentines

Where To Go in Kenya this Valentines

Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Valentine's Day, Wildlife Safari
Chocolates. Flowers. Love. Breath-taking sceneries, luxurious rooms, and tranquil environments to put you and your beau in the right mood… Yes!, the season is upon us and very few things conjure up the idea of a romantic Valentine’s Day like an exotic getaway with your love. Are you adventurous? Love the outdoors? Maybe you prefer cozying indoors with some wine and pampering?  No matter what kind of couple, Kenya has always had thousands of places to explore, hundreds of things to see and experience for to celebrate with your love. With the long dry season well established, the grass grazed down and wildlife gathering close to water points, this is still a good month for a safari. Water clarity makes for excellent diving and snorkeling conditions at the coast. From…
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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Those Who Love to Travel

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Those Who Love to Travel

Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Nairobi Area, Valentine's Day, Wildlife Safari
Valentine’s Day is the most ideal opportunity for creating unforgettable memories with the person you love the most.  There is no shortage of places in Kenya for the perfect getaway to unleash your passion. But if a trip isn’t in the cards this year, the next best thing is to surprise your significant other with a gift worthy of a travel experience. If you are thinking of getting your special someone long-stem roses or a box of chocolates, you might be missing a lot. So, why not surprise your significant other with the following selected gifts that are guaranteed to leave lasting memories. Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we will earn a commission if you click through…
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Book Your Safari Online

Book Your Safari Online

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
Amazingly unbelievable!" were the first words she used to describe their family December trip to Tsavo West National park. “Every day we were on holiday was such an adventure, simply because we never knew what we would see or what would happen," she said as we chatted online a few days after they returned from their Christmas holidays. "Everyone’s asking us what our most memorable moment was, but it would not do the trip justice to choose one of anything. There were just so many awesome experiences! We saw all the Big 5, an endless number of other animals including, elephants, hippos, cheetahs, and giraffes. We saw everything from male lions fighting to hippos mating. It was like being in an adventure movie unfolding every day! We felt so lucky…
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5 Exciting Adventures in Kenya This January

5 Exciting Adventures in Kenya This January

Bird_watching, Excursion, Game drive, Holiday, Wildlife Safari
January is usually considered the time for a more private safari. For some, the holiday excitement has worn off. For others who’re still on holiday, it’s the ideal time to plan an exclusive getaway, as there are fewer crowds to contend with. Even though the month falls under high season, the clear, hot days and warm nights make this a popular time for safaris. Whether you in pursuit of luxury adventure travel, or want to explore and experience nature and wildlife in a different and unique way, here are a few ideas for your first trip in 2021. *Note - Travel to any destination may be adversely affected by conditions including (but not limited) to COVID-19 protocols, security, entry and exit requirements, local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate.…
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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, 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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