By Epimark Lastone – Tanzanian Positive Impact Co-Ordinator A philosophy we hold close to our hearts is that of actively supporting local communities and finding ways to ensure these communities have the opportunity to empower themselves in the most positive way possible. Many community members from local villages find it hard to find jobs and create sustainable incomes – a very real issue these communities face today is that many members have to resort to illegal work such as poaching in order to make a living. This is a mindset that we work hard to change and hope that our Positive Impact work makes a change in their lives, too.
By Zintle Tsholoba – Discover Africa Group Here are 10 things you may or may not have known about this iconic piece of the African legacy.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager As each year ends, we usually find ourselves thinking about our plans and dreams for the upcoming year. We’re sure there are a few of you out there already thinking about what you’ll be getting up to in 2019, so here are 5 of our top recommendations for things to do next year. Hopefully, you’ll find something to add to the 2019 to-do-list! Go On An Asilia Adventure Asilia Adventures are an exclusive collection of specially designed packages that range anywhere from two to seven days. These Adventures offer travellers something totally unique, an immersive and rich experience as a part of their trip to Kenya or Tanzania. Asilia Adventures include multi-day walks, horse-ridingRead More
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager As we close the curtains on another year, what could be better than looking back at some of our most epic safari stories? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite stories from our past guests and guides as well – genuine experiences that will live forever in their minds. We hope the following tales inspire you to head on out of your comfort zone and do something new and exciting this year – perhaps even booking that dream safari trip you’ve been dreaming to go on? Bee Invasion at The Highlands as told by Cai Tjeenk Willink During the construction of The Highlands in Ngorongoro, we had gotten to the point where the camp was nearlyRead More
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Lying in the southwestern corner of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island itself is not that big, it is 26 kilometres long and differs from 3 to 10 kilometres in its width. Pristine and untouched equatorial forest make up over three-quarters of its 25 000 hectares and surrounding Rubondo on all sides are the waters of Lake Victoria, which are a vital breeding ground for wildlife such as the tilapia and the enormous Nile perch. There are many other hidden treasures to be found on Rubondo Island though, take a look at our map and be sure to mention these spots to your guide the next time you’re visiting Rubondo Island Camp. Pink Beach TheRead More
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant Thousands of visitors flock to Kenya every year, attracted by big game and the strikingly beautiful landscapes. From the postcard-perfect tropical beaches and crystal waters of the Indian Ocean to the rugged slopes of Mount Kenya and the rolling plains of the Masai Mara. Located in the heart of Africa, Kenya shares borders with five countries: Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, and Tanzania. To the east, it is bound by the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and The Great Rift Valley runs north to south through the country, which was named after Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak. Throughout Kenya, old cultures mesh with new and ancient traditions. The predominant religion in Kenya is Christianity,Read More
By Warren Glam – Content Writer From herds of wildebeest who march in their hundreds of thousands to every leopard lolling in a baobab tree, life in East Africa depends on the savanna. It is beautiful. It is unforgiving. Above all, it is vast. If anything in the region can inspire the same awe as the savanna’s immensity, it is the depth of feeling among elephants. Indeed, their relationships are rich and confusing in ways we know all too well. Here is a glimpse inside their world. Personalities Elephants can differ wildly from one another, with their personalities affecting how they relate to others. Some are natural leaders. Others are not. Some are popular, while others lack the magnetism that putsRead More
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Rubondo Island is home to a very special group of chimpanzees whose ancestors were brought here in the 1960s as part of an ambitious conservation project, today you can be part of their journey and be a part of our unique Chimpanzee Habituation Process. Available for a limited time, this is an opportunity to join the habituation team as they accustom the chimps to the presence of humans and witness them up close in the wild. When spending time with us at Rubondo Island Camp, you’ll have time to explore our brand new addition, “The Nest” and find out more about these interesting, and often misunderstood, creatures which we are so lucky to have on the island.