Month: June 2018

A Kenya Visa Wildlife Photoshoot

When most people think of Kenya, they think of a wildlife safari – and while this is certainly the biggest draw to this beautiful country, it is not the only one. Other attractions include the Great Rift Valley, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the beautiful beaches along the Indian Ocean.

After we cover all of the different reasons to visit Kenya in this article, you will realize that no matter what the cost of a visa is, the experience you have after obtaining your Kenya visa is priceless.

You will be surprised that the cost of obtaining a visa using the e-visa system is not prohibitive: in fact, a single entry visa is only $51 and transit visas for stays under 72 hours are only $21. read more

1 Day Nairobi Excursion Tour – $80

Nairobi Park – Elephant Orphanage – Giraffe Center & Bomas of Kenya Tour

Overview

Even if you only have one free day in Nairobi, check off Kenya’s animal wonders in double-quick time on this small-group door-to-door tour. Start at the Nairobi National Park and see some of the nation’s signature wildlife in nature. Next, tour the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage and the Giraffe Centre, stop at the Nairobi Mamba Village, and visit the Bomas of Kenya. Tour excludes entrance fees. Tour a national park, an elephant orphanage, a giraffe center, and more Get the chance to hand-feed an endangered Rothschild’s giraffe Enjoy personalized attention from your guide in a small group Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip private transfers read more

Nairobi National Park

David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi- $60

Overview

Spend an afternoon with some of Africa’s most iconic animals on this day tour from Nairobi that gives access to giant elephants and towering giraffes. Tour the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphaned Trust and learn about conservation efforts being made to protect these massive mammals. Then stop at the Giraffe Center, where you’ll find Rothschild giraffes wandering the grounds. This memorable experience includes a tour of the Kazuri beads women factory Day Tour from Nairobi: David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center See elephants and giraffes and learn about their conservation Visit the Kazuri Beads Women Factory Round-trip hotel transport included read more

Nature Exploration COVID-19 health and safety protocols

• August 8th, 2020
There is undoubtedly no determined end in sight of the COVID-19 pandemic although global efforts to find vaccine(s) and develop guidelines on how to live with COVID-19 have picked momentum.
Why it is safe to travel to Kenya amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic?
YES, it is safe to travel to Kenya. Kenya has been listed among the 80 global destinations certified and authorized to use the “World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) “Safe Travel Stamp” after the destination’s adopted the global COVID-19 health and hygiene standardized protocols.
This stamp allows for the recognition of Kenya as a viable cheap Kenya safari tour destination subject to the implementation of the health and safety protocols.
Our COVID-19 health safety protocols:
Nature Exploration Safaris adopted tourism and hospitality protocols on health and safety to mitigate the effects of the disruptions caused by the coronavirus disease and taken the responsibility for ensuring that destination Kenya is safe for the tourism business.
Protocols for Natural World offices & staff:
1. All our core staff has valid COVID-19 free certification within guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and relevant agencies.
2. We have provided a contactless thermometer for body temperature check at the entrance for both staff and visitors.
3. Have documented Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for guest Management line with these protocols and MOH Covid-19 preventive guidelines as appropriate.
4. All staff have been instructed to wash or sanitize hands their before and immediately after entering the work premises, after changing into uniforms, after using lockers and frequently while on shift, particularly after touching items or surfaces.
5. All our staff offices have provision for adequate ventilation and maximized via wide openable windows.
6. We have provided visible notices/signages and other sensitization information at the strategic locations/entrance on Covid-19 preventive measures, screening, frequent hand washing and sanitization, and mandatory wearing of face masks.
7. We have a Guest/visitors register shall be kept and updated daily and include mobile contact & physical address for ease in contact tracing.
8. Our wide office doors shall be left/wedged open to reduce surface touching or porters/security shall be deployed to open doors to limit their touching of surfaces.
9. We have provided separate waste bins in each office and at strategic locations and the appropriate method for collection and storage of used PPEs to ensure hygienic waste disposal with minimum contact.
10. We have a documented list of emergency contacts, reporting systems, and evacuation procedures for any arising health-related incidents at our offices.
11. We have developed office staff work schedules and shifts and provided the option of working from home for some of our staff.
12. All our public facilities (kitchen, washrooms, lobby/lounge, etc) shall adhere to social distancing, frequent cleaning, and disinfection and provided with an adequate supply of hand washing and sanitizing facilities. The staff has been trained on the same.
13. We have developed cleaning procedures with appropriate disinfectants/sanitizers focusing on guest’s body, luggage, travel documents, and high-frequency touchpoints/surfaces.
14. Office gadgets/equipment headsets, personal computers, desks, telephones are dedicated to one staff member.
15. Guest/visitors register shall be kept and updated daily and should include mobile contact & physical address for ease in tracing. Whenever possible, minimize walk-in clients and encourage online bookings.
16. We will maintain records of sanitized areas/surfaces, detergents used, and personnel involved in the cleaning and sanitization process.
Protocols for airport transfers, excursions & safari operations:
1. We will ensure that all our safari transfer vehicles are properly cleaned and sanitized during and after each trip/ transfer.
2. We will provide packed lunches for long drive to avoid unnecessary stop-overs.
3. We shall ensure drivers and guides use suitable communication gadgets for vehicles carrying more than 7 passengers to communicate with guests to avoid turning or shouting to enable them to be heard by guests.
4. We will maintain a register of clients transported or who have interacted with the tour guides.
5. We shall ensure our safari/transfer vehicles are sanitized before the start of each trip and this will include cleaning and disinfecting of all surfaces (handrails, door handles, seats, etc.) at regular times in the course of the trip.
6. Particular attention shall be given to luggage disinfection before and after handling.
7. We shall encourage open windows when weather permits, to allow air circulation in all our safari and transfer vehicles.
8. We will limit the number of staff accompanying guests on every trip – only one driver guide per vehicle.
9. We shall ensure the information provided (like tourist map) is stuck on the back of the chairs of the vehicle to minimize contact.
10. Only the driver guide will be permitted to open doors for the clients to minimize touching contaminated surfaces where applicable. The driver shall sanitize the doors before and after opening/closing.
11. We will endeavor to educate office staff, driver guides, and customers about their shared responsibility to help protect each other in a Covid-19 environment.
12. Maintain an appropriate and reliable list of emergency contacts for rapid assistance in case of health and safety-related instances. This list will be stuck in each of our safari/transfer vehicles.
13. We will educate and encourage our guests to minimize /avoid paying using cash at restaurants, curio shops, etc. Online, Mobile payment, or credit/debit cards encouraged.
14. Disposable approved & quality facemasks and sanitizers shall be made available in the vehicle for use at all times.
15. Our drivers shall not be allowed to make stopovers at any other place apart from the prearranged designated point or areas.
16. All our vehicles shall carry a capacity that ensures social distancing between guests traveling together. Land cruisers and similar vehicles the carrying capacity shall not exceed 7 passengers.
17. Nature Exploration Safaris will only choose partners that are confirmed to comply with existing Government directives for the safe handling of their guests. This includes but is not limited to hotels, airlines, boats, etc.
18. Any provided water bottles or items shall be labeled with each guest’s name to avoid sharing or use by another.
19. Binoculars and cameras shall not be shared and shall be sanitized regularly.
20. Families, tour groups, and couples shall be allocated to a specific vehicle and a guide for the duration of their stay to minimize exposure to other guests and guides.
Contact NES today for Safari Booking
For further breath-taking and fantastic Kenya scenery safari contact Nature Exploration Safaris – NES read more

Maasai mara safari

5-Days Wilderbeest Masai Mara Migration safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Aberdares National Park

We shall visit the Aberdares icy rivers on our 5 Days Masai Mara Migration tour in Kenya, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests, Here expect to see Elephants, Buffalos, and other wild animals a visit to the floodlit waterholes of The Ark. From Nairobi, take a 2hrs 50min drive to the Aberdares Country Club. You pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of central Kenya. Relax at the Aberdares Country Club before. After Lunch is taken to The Ark for check-in.

Dinner and overnight at The Ark Aberdares Country Club. Meal plan: half-board (L, D) read more

5 Days Magnificent Safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park

Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to Amboseli National Park arriving Kibo Safari Camp in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park, the park famous for its big game and great scenic beauty whose entire landscape is dominated by Mt Kilimanjaro.

Dinner and overnight will be at the Sentrim Lodge or similar.

Day 2: Amboseli  – Via Nairobi –  Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Amboseli in the morning after breakfast and drive via Nairobi to the floor of the Rift Valley with hot or picnic lunch en route to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving for your afternoon game drive. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild’s giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game. read more

8 Days taste of Kenya safari

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight will be at Eka Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Nairobi – Tsavo West National Park

Set off to Tsavo West National Park, located in the Coast province in south-east Kenya. The landscape of Tsavo West is spectacularly varied, with semi-arid plains, open grasslands, dense woodlands, rocky outcrops and lava flows. The soil is rich and red in color and this creates the illusion of magnificent red elephants – which are actually covered in dust from the soil. The park is also home to wildlife including rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, waterbuck, lesser kudu, giraffe, and gerenuk. Arrive in time for lunch with your group at Voyager Ziwani Tented Camp. Situated on a private sanctuary at the western edge of Tsavo, the camp sits on a secluded dam on the Sante River, which is home to crocodile and hippo. Stay in one of the 25 classic safari tents. Each canvas tent has a protective thatched roof, en-suite bathroom, and deck overlooking the river. Tonight there’ll be a welcome dinner for you and your group. Approx. journey time: 6½ hours. read more

13 Days Leopard Safari

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival, transfer to your modern hotel to relax.

Dinner and overnight at Radisson Blu or similar.

Day 2: Nairobi

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before an insightful full-day trip to four of Nairobi’s key attractions. Your first stop will be the Giraffe Centre, a conservation center for the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe where you’ll have the chance to feed these friendly giants. Next, you’ll drive to the world-famous Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. Spend some time with the elephants as they are fed by staff, who are on hand to answer any questions and talk about their experiences with these rescued baby elephants. The elephants are inquisitive, so expect a trunk heading in your direction! Have lunch at Tamarind Tamambo, and then visit the Karen Blixen Museum; the simple farmhouse home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa. read more

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