Empakai Crater is a collapsed volcanic caldera that stands at 300 metres in height and more than 6 kilometres in width. At its heart lies Empakai Lake, a deep alkaline lake that stretches to depths of around 85 metres and covers three quarters of the crater’s floor. From Empakai Crater’s towering rim, it is possible […]

Hell’s Gate National Park lies to the south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, North West of Nairobi.  The reserve which is mainly comprised of savannah ecosystem habours a wide variety of wildlife. There are over 100 species of birds in the park, including vultures, Verreaux’s Eagles, augur buzzard, and swifts. African buffalo, zebra, eland, hartebeest, Thomson’s […]

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya. The ecosystem mainly savannah grassland spread across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai […]

Nairobi National Park is a unique ecosystem by being the only protected area in the world close to a capital city. The park is located only 7 km from Nairobi city centre. The savannah ecosystem comprise of different vegetation types. Open grass plains with scattered acacia bush are predominant. The western side has a highland […]

Tanzania Has large number of different tribes each with separate language, traditions and culture but what brings them together in one accord is the harmonious national culture, based on a subtle but strong social code of courtesy and respect. Tanzania climate is predominantly tropical. For the whole country, the hottest months are from October to […]

Only Three Addax Antelopes Left in the Wild? A new survey finds this critically endangered species on the knife’s edge of extinction! Is this the end for the Addax (Addax nasomaculatus)? The IUCN reported today that extensive surveys of addax antelopes habitat in Niger found just three of these critically endangered antelopes left in the […]

Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the […]

The best time to visit Ngorongoro Crater is from June to September for genus wildlife viewing. The high Season is throughout the year, though during the months of July to March the crater will be crowded. Low Season starts April to May and is the only time when the crater has fewer crowds thus better […]

Masai Mara National Reserve derives its name from the indigenous people of Kenya – the Masai tribe – and the Mara River that cuts through the park. The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, […]