By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The 20th of March is celebrated as the International Day of Happiness. The theme for this year is “Happier Together” and focuses on what we all have in common instead of looking to things that divide us. In saying this, we’ve decided to share some images with you that have brought a smile to our faces and have reinforced something we’ve known all along – a safari with Asilia is guaranteed to bring you happiness and joy!
Update from Alex Walker’s Serian Scores of wildebeest are still pouring through Ndutu, where calves are being born in great numbers. While the rains are continuing, the Ngorongoro Plains offer life-giving water before the wildebeest eventually move on.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Namiri Plains is relaunching later his year. We’ve made some terrific changes but what remains are the same wholesome values, excellent staff, and exceptional guiding that Namiri Plains is known for. The new camp is “Namiri Plains – Reimagined”, it boasts remarkably improved accommodation and an enhanced in-camp guest experience unlike any other camp in the region.
Having lived for more than 60 years, in a peaceful and quiet corner of Tsavo in Kenya, she was an extraordinary and rare sight to see, British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captured the last photos of the legendary “Elephant Queen”.
What is Eco-Travel? According to the International Ecotourism Society, Eco-friendly travel is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). In essence, eco-tourism follows three main principles which are; conservation, communities, and education.
Update from Charley Swynnerton Charley Swynnerton spotted the great migration during a balloon flight in the Serengeti. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti National Park on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari. A Serengeti balloon safari is an extraordinary opportunity to relish a bird’s eye view of the phenomenal sweeping plains below. Tiny little dots rove across the diverse landscape and as you get closer, you are a spectator to the most magnificent view of dramatically striped black and white zebra, the wildebeest and subtle swishes of puffed golden tails reveal lions lolling under shady trees.
Update from Serengeti Nomad March is the last month that the mobile camps operate in the Serengeti. Use them to stay close to the action! The wildebeest herds are in the south-west part of the Serengeti, mostly in the Ndutu and Kusini Maswa region. Safari guide spotted a newborn in the Ngorongoro Crater!
February is the only time of the year when you are almost guaranteed to see the big herds all together as they come south for calving season…
By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator In this blog post, Epimark Lastone, our Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-ordinator provides more insight into our vegetable gardens in the Northern Serengeti and Rubondo Island.
By Ryan Weakley – Group Chef Trainer Planning a trip abroad is always an exhilarating and exciting experience, with the chance of trying out new and intriguing flavors from a foreign land. If you’re traveling with special eating requirements, there may be a bit of added stress when it comes to trying out new cuisines. You can be assured that every Asilia meal is prepared with the greatest care, and when it comes to special requirements, we’re able to cater to most dietary needs. Food allergies or intolerances, specific dietary observances, or even if you’re a self-proclaimed picky eater – we’ll ensure your needs are met so you can focus on having the best time on safari.