By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager October 2019 saw the arrival of our first electric, solar-powered safari car which joined the fleet at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in northern Kenya. Its arrival will not only enhance the game viewing experience for guests but is also a testament to Asilia’s commitment to sustainability. All of our camps run mainly on solar power and our electric safari vehicle will be charged using this solar power.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager As a new year begins, we are incredibly lucky to be able to look back at a year filled with wonderful accomplishments, memories, and new adventures. Looking at the year that lies ahead, we hope to create even more unforgettable moments and brilliant memories with you. You may be asking yourself, “what are the best places to travel to?”, “what should I do in 2020?” or “where should I go in 2020?”
Earlier this year, we launched our exclusive Asilia by Air offering. We carefully curated six safaris to showcase the absolute best experiences East Africa has to offer, perfectly designed to maximise the time spent on safari by flying you from point to point.
This year, we’re celebrating our 15th birthday and commemorating 15 years of making a genuine difference in the crucial wilderness areas of East Africa. From our humble beginnings in 2004, we have embarked on an adventure to not only offer our guests a life-changing safari experience but to ensure that we have a positive impact on local communities and the environment. Over the years, in addition to meeting our many wonderful guests, we’ve been fortunate to work alongside and through a range of industry partners.
The World Tourism Awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel tourism & hospitality industry. The distinguished 2019 Honorees are being recognized for outstanding initiatives related to the travel and tourism industry, and for fostering sustainable tourism and developing programs that give back to local communities.
While exploring the grasslands close to Namiri Plains, you might come face to face with one of our most beautiful, and unique, wildcats – Manja, the melanistic serval. Named after one of our guides who first spotted him, Manja Kema, this gorgeous feline has become quite the celebrity in the eastern Serengeti region.
In 2009, we became a founding member of the Mara Naboisho Conservancy and since then, our bold, and often pioneering, investments have helped to create viable conservation economies and benefits as well as job opportunities for the local people, too.
The Lionscape Coalition is a joint initiative between the ecotourism industry and the Lion Recovery Fund that enables Africa’s top operators to play a leadership role in the recovery of lions and the restoration of their landscapes. We are proud to have partnered with the Lionscape Coalition.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a walking guide in the African bush? Becoming a walking guide is a long journey, it takes experience and special skills to lead guests on foot through the bush and offer them an exciting and educational walking safari.
Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) joins up with Serengeti National Park and the southern Serengeti Plains in the northwest. This region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for the iconic Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The region is also home to our camp, The Highlands.