SIBILOI, CENTRAL & SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL PARKS

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FACT FILE

  • Altitude 1,000 – 2,000ft.
  • Area Sibiloi 1,570 sq. kms.
  • Area Central Island 39 sq. kms.
  • Area South Island 5 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 800 kms.
  • Airstrip at Turkwel Dam
  • Sibiloi Opened August 1973
  • Central Island Opened Jan. 1985
  • South Island Opened Jan. 1983
  • Origins of man: Koobi Fora
    Museum & Research Base
  • Thousands of Fossils including
    giant torroise behemoth,
    45 ft. long crocodile
  • Lake Turkana & Scenery
  • Birdwatching: Flamingo,
    Pelicans, Ducks
  • Shoreline gameviewing: hippo,
    crocodile, zebra giraffe

“THE CRADLE OF MANKIND” Continue reading “SIBILOI, CENTRAL & SOUTH ISLAND NATIONAL PARKS”

BISANADI NATIONAL RESERVE

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FACT FILE

  • Altitude 1,000 – 3,400ft.
  • Area 870 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 348 kms.
  • Opened April 1968
  • Beautiful Landscape, 13 Rivers
  • Former Home of George & Joy
    Adamson & “Elsa” the lioness
  • Game viewing: Elephant, Hippo,
    Lion, Leopard, Cheetah
  • Campers Paradise
  • Excellent views of Mount Kenya

Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially scenic area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000ft. on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms. Continue reading “BISANADI NATIONAL RESERVE”

MARSABIT NATIONAL RESERVE

Before you read this, you will love the first and second part very important. They will give you a better understanding of the general area that is the Northern Circuit. Read through The Northern Treasures and SAMBURU AND BUFFALO SPRINGS NATIONAL RESERVES.
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FACT FILE

  • Altitude 1,000 – 5,000ft.
  • Area Samburu 1,482 sq. kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi 620 kms.
  • Two airstrips
  • Opened 1967
  • Untouched forest,
    scenic & wild landscape
  • Crater lakes
  • Diverse local cultures
  • Good game viewing:
    elephant & greater kudu
  • Former homeland of
    famous elephant ‘Ahmed’

“THIS PLACE IS GOD’S GIFT.” Continue reading “MARSABIT NATIONAL RESERVE”

THE PINK INVASION: MARTIN HARVEY’S PERSPECTIVE

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The Lake shores of Nakuru and Bogoria are a bird-watcher’s paradise to say the least. Millions of flamingos gather along the alkaline lakes to devour the algae that lends to their brilliant pink plumage. These pink beauties are quite the ornithological spectacle and no one could’ve captured that better than Martin Harvey. Harvey takes us on one pink magical adventure that is bound to leave birding enthusiasts in awe.

 “To witness a concentration of birds like this is, without a doubt, one of the greatest ornithological experiences in the world. There is constant movement of pink as birds move about the lake in search of food or disturbance by predators. It truly is an enjoyably overwhelming wildlife experience.” – Martin Harvey

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