Update from Rachel Penn Rachel’s front-row seat gave her the opportunity to witness a huge group of wildebeest crossing the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti. Watch the video clip to see the raw power and survival instinct!
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant Ruaha National Park covers an area of 20 226km² and is situated in southern-central Tanzania close to Iringa, a city overlooking the Ruaha River Valley.
Update from real Masai Safari Tours Thousands of wildebeest and zebra relaxing at Sand River in Kenya, close to Serengeti National Park border.
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant Rhino once roamed the African continent and during the 1960s, Kenya was home to an estimated 20 000 black rhinos. In the last decade, an estimated 8 889 African rhinos have been lost to poaching. 2013 was the worst year for poaching in Kenya when more than 5% of the national population were killed.
Update from Miracle Experience Balloon Safaris The Great Wildebeest Migration was captured from the bird’s eye-crossing point number 7 from the North to the Southern Serengeti while flying with Miracle Experience Balloon.
By Britta Foulis Many would argue that a balloon safari is one of the best ways to experience the magic of Africa – and we couldn’t agree more! To witness herds of wildebeest, towers of giraffe or a dazzle of zebra running across the plains of Africa a few hundred metres below you is something you’re not likely to forget. Combine breathtaking aerial views with a spectacular sunrise and you’re close to imagining the splendour of a balloon safari.
Update from Alex Walker’s Serian Safari guide Jacupa Martinez witnessed thousands of the Great Migration crossing point number 4 in the Serengeti Lamai Wedge from the Kogatende.
The 1st of September is International Primate Day, the day was founded in 2005, dedicated to preserving and protecting all primate species. The day was initiated by the Animal Defenders International (ADI).
The Mara Naboisho Conservancy Model The charm of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy lies not only in its exclusivity but also its strong stance on conservation. In 2010, Asilia was one of four tourism partners that spearheaded a groundbreaking eco-tourism initiative creating the Mara Naboisho Conservancy, benefitting both conservation and the local Maasai community.
By Anwynn Louw, Digital Marketing Assistant Charles Matara knows what it takes to follow your dreams. Having first joined the Asilia family as a trainee guide, he is now a fully qualified walking guide and the head guide at Kwihala Camp.