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?”
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager We recently had the pleasure of welcoming guests, Chris and Monique Fallows to two of our camps in the Serengeti. The couple, who are professional photographers, shared some incredible images of their time with us on safari – let them inspire you to visit the Serengeti.
Written by Danya Dhanak – Guest Writer I had the pleasure of visiting Asilia’s Naboisho Camp earlier this year for a few days. I tend to research my travel choices heavily – and I take credit for our group of seven people choosing to stay at Naboisho! Still, I remember feeling excited yet just a little nervous just prior to the trip. I wasn’t completely sure what to expect, as our group was mostly vegetarians in different age groups, each of us with idiosyncrasies when it comes to food.
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.
Matemwe, located on the scenic coast of Zanzibar, is home to three of our properties and is one of the most peaceful locations on the lush tropical island. Each of our properties caters to specific needs – our Matemwe Beach House is ideal for families and big groups; the Matemwe Retreat is a romantic’s dream location and perfect for couples; while our Matemwe Lodge is perfect for anyone looking for a beach vacation.
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.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager On your next safari be sure to keep an eye open for the unusual… There are many animals out there that have unique mutations making them stand out from the crowd. We’ve rounded up some of our most favourite sightings over the years of wildlife that we’ve seen. You might be lucky enough to spot them on your next East African safari in Kenya or Tanzania…
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.