By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager The annual Rhino Charge is an incredibly adventurous event aiming to raise as much money as possible for the protection of Kenya’s vital ‘water towers’, namely the Aberdare Range and Mau Complex, which are the largest rainwater catchment areas and provide most of the nation’s water. It starts with a mystery location somewhere in Kenya announced the night before, 65 eager teams, and a very worthy cause.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Inviting you to join us on safari and having the pleasure of hosting you in our camps is something that brings us great joy – the happy smiles and wonderful stories shared each day are a wonderful confirmation of the fun our guests have when staying with us.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager On the 5th of June, it was announced that the Hadza communities of the Yaeda Valley in northern Tanzania had won a 2019 Equator Prize. The United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Initiative “brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organisations to recognise and advance local, sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.”
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Last month, The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research released their first ever biome report after deploying camera traps in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. You can read about their findings here.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager In June 2019, Asilia will be one of the first safari operators to introduce an electric safari vehicle to our Ol Pejeta Bush Camp, in Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A Swedish company, OPIBUS, are driven by the overwhelming evidence of climate change and want to ensure that developing countries are on track with the rest of the world in terms of thinking ahead and taking climate change into account.
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant East Africa is home to some of the most intriguing and unique events. If you’ve created a bucket list with exhilarating experiences that you’re planning on completing, here are our top five adventures for you to add to that list and check off when visiting East Africa.
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant East Africa is a blend of adventure, culture, history and captivating scenes to feast your eyes on! However, before East Africa became what it is known as today, it was undiscovered and known to only a few.
The Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research falls under part of the University College of London’s Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. In 2018, the Centre undertook a huge biome project, setting up many camera traps within the Greater Mara Area in Kenya in order to gain a better understanding of the wildlife in these areas and how they were living and behaving.
By Anwynn Louw – Digital Marketing Assistant On 1 June 2019, Tanzania will be joining 13 other countries in Africa that have banned or applied a levy on single-use plastic bags. Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, announced that the last day to use plastic bags in Tanzania will be 31 May 2019, and thereafter the production, selling, importation, or use of plastic bags will not be allowed.
By Britta Foulis – Content Marketing Manager Our Planet, a brand-new wildlife documentary from Netflix, highlights the many astonishing wonders of our majestic natural world. Narrated by the brilliant Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet takes a close look at how humans are negatively impacting our fragile ecosystems. The documentary asks its viewers to take a step back and critically evaluate the individual impact they have and what should be done to protect these vital wildlife areas and ecosystems.