Saturday, May 19, 2012

Newsletter from East Africa Jun 2006

"Newsletter from East Africa Juni 2006"," The new tents are not only going to have more room but extra large windows and a four-poster bed, elegant writing desk, polished wooden floor, an overhead fan and coffee bar.
 All of the 31 tents at Mara Intrepids and 30 tents at Samburu Intrepids will have been converted to new style by the end of 2006.
 The remarkable site is under the National Museums of Kenya and has art forms dating over 2000 years ago and maybe as much as 4000 years old, combining many different styles and periods.
 Based at Machame, the starting point for the most picturesque route up Kilimanjaro, Makoa Farm can be found along a steep, winding forested path.
 The old, renovated colonial house offers a stunning view over the plantation, rolling fields bordered by a river with the misty profile of the Blue Mountains in the far distance.
 Emphasis is on providing imaginative horse riding safaris for the experienced rider.

Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of Uganda's most spectacular parks.
 Tucked into the corner of Uganda's border with Sudan and Kenya, the park offers breathtaking Savannah landscapes, which end in rugged horizon.
 As a result the variety of animal species in the park is equally abundant including many which are found no where else in Uganda.
 The landscape throughout the park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs from which one can obtain stunning views in all directions.
 With the completion of Fundu Lagoon Hotel though, divers and those simply wanting to live a real 'Robinson Cruso' experience - the doors have opened! The hotel has been built to blend into this natural haven without disturbing the environment.
 Each tented room has private balcony and en-suite facilities with emphasis on stylish comfort.

There are two bars, the elegant restaurant bar for cool drinks and coffees during the day and aperitifs before your evening meal, and the jetty bar.

New Lodge for Lake Mburu National Park, Uganda

A tented safari lodge is presently under construction outside Lake Mburo National Park, overlooking lakes Kachera on one side and Mburo on the other.
 Being located outside the park the lodge will offer guided walks and mountain bike tours into the 200 acres of surrounding land also belonging to the lodge.
 Information on this and other parks and reserves in Uganda at the Uganda Wildlife Authority site
 Even the Mgahinga group which has gone 'AWOL' over the border to Rwanda is reported to have added a baby a few weeks ago as was informed by the Rwandan park authorities.
 Information on this park and gorilla tracking in the country can be sourced at
 The camp has been superbly blended into the environment with the sleeping platforms built into a variety of Baobab, Mopani and Wild Fig trees.
 Each en-suite unit has a private veranda and lounge area, with sweeping views over the private Conservation area.
  Queen Elizabeth National Park also boasts the highest concentration of hippos in Africa.
  In Queen Elizabeth National Park there are see crater lakes filled with huge flocks of flamingoes, spot fish eagles soaring and vultures perching.

Canoeing Safari in Arusha National Park, Tanzania

Canoeing safari, yet another tourist attraction, was introduced around one of the world famous lakes located in the Arusha National Park.
 The canoeing safari enables visitors to have a closer and natural look at hippos and bird life not easily seen on ordinary game safaris.

Il Ngwesi, Kenya

In partnership with the local community - developing Kenya and preserving wildlife outside the parks Il Ngwesi Lodge, on Il Ngwesi Group Ranch in Northern Kenya, opened in 1996 and involves the Masai people of the area in wildlife preservation to the benefit of both with profits being put back into the local communities.
 The Lodge overlooks the vast landscape of Kenya's northern district, unspoiled land where no light shines and only the chorus of the African bush is heard at night.
 Six spacious bandas - each with a double bed and a single bed, thus a potential of three people per banda.
 Each banda has an ensuite bathroom with flush toilet.
 Ras Kutani is the perfect hideaway far from the madding crowds in which to relax after an exciting safari or to just unwind for a week or two.
 Accommodations are in spacious cottages constructed from local materials.

Kenya's Tourism up

The number of arrivals to Kenya in 2005 increased compared to 2004 by 24.
 This upwards trend continues also in 2006.

International Primatological Society meets in Uganda

The 21st world congress of the society opened in June in Entebbe with about 1000 participants from across the globe assembled to discuss the future of primates.

House Sitting Academy