Greetings from African Eden!
For some, the idea of a perfect holiday might be relaxing by the beach or lounging by the pool. But for many, a holiday isn’t complete without a healthy dose of adventure. If you’re looking for a holiday destination with affordable packages you’ll find no better choice than East Africa. Its natural beauty and diverse landscape mean there is excitement around every corner, whether you’re looking to explore the land, discover the seas, or take to the skies.
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Meet Enkesha! The newest member of the African Eden family. We recently adopted this beauty at the David Sheldrick Wildlife TrustT. This baby female elephant of approximately one year old was first spotted with a wire snare tight around her trunk on the evening of the 10th of Feb at Ngirare in the Mara Triangle, amongst a large herd of wild elephants. Given the late hour, any hope of operating on her that evening was not possible. It was evident that the baby was in excruciating pain.The following day, a three hour operation was performed with three Vets in attendance in order to stitch together this little calf’s trunk.
In all, Enkesha’s improvement has been remarkable, and the ability to use what is left of her trunk has exceeded our expectations. More updates on Enkesha’s remarkable journet coming soon.
The Newest Feather In Nairobi’s Cap – Movenpick Hotel & Residences
Experience Nairobi’s new 5-star hotel that charms with its African design, uplifting atmosphere, open spaces, cool features and panoramic views. Situated in the popular Westlands district, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi is the perfect base to explore Kenya’s capital while staying for business or leisure in 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences.
Dine in the spectacular 360-degree revolving restaurant that complements two more restaurants, two bars and a lobby lounge. Chill out at the pool, relax in the spa and work out in the gym. More than a dozen modern meeting rooms, a beautiful ballroom and large exhibition hall make this a fantastic destination for conferences and events in Nairobi.
The Rhino Charge is an annual off-road motor sport competition held in Kenya in which entrants are required to visit 13 points scattered over approximately 100 km of rough terrain within a 10 hour period.
The event is organized in order to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, an NGO which works towards a noble cause; the conservation and protection of Kenya’s Mountain range ecosystems, the so called ‘Water Towers’
The 2018 Rhino Charge is set to take place on June 2nd at a secret location. For more information : [email protected]
2018 Lewa Marathon
If you’d like to run alongside 137 rhinos, 182 giraffes, 1,160 Zebras, 26 Lions and 1,400 humans while pounding your way through one of the most beautiful conservancies in Africa, then register for the 18th Safaricom Marathon on June 30th 2018. An enduringly iconic event. The marathon is run against the glittering backdrop of Mt Kenya and across the golden Savannah of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
It’s not just that this marathon ranks as one of the ‘must do’ running events of the world, it’s also that since 2000, it’s runners have raised seven million us dollars for wildlife conservancy. For further information: www.
Escape to the Shimba Hills
Experience the last of the coastal rain-forests, Sanctuary of the magnificent sable antelope.
Floating a misty-cool 400 meters above the palm-fringed beaches of Kenya’s glittering coastline, the Shimba Hills National Reserve offers a unique blend of wood-cloaked downs, wondering elephants, breeze-fanned hills, plunging waterfalls, Liana-strung jungles and the primeval stillness of one of the last remaining coastal rain forests on earth. Famed as the only Kenyan habitat of the rare and magnificent sable antelope . This unique Reserve is within thirty minutes of the beach, commands panoramic vistas over the Indian Ocean and plays host to one of the most enchanting tree hotels in Kenya. The Shimba Hills Lodge.
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Bungee Jumping Over the Nile (Uganda)
Just outside Jinja (a couple of hours drive from Kampala) is the source of the River Nile, a location that spawned many an epic voyage of discovery by 18th and 19th century explorers.
Today the source of the Nile can be visited with ease, but where old style epic adventures have vanished, new ones are now on offer.
Near the famous Bujagali Falls, is the Adrift Rafting Base. It is here that you can experience the thrill of a few seconds of free fall as you plunge towards the waters of the Nile. Whether you pull up short and dry, or go for touch down is entirely up to you, but either way, a fall equivalent to a drop from an 11 story building is an experience you are not going to forget in a hurry.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa.
Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. It is home to the highest density of big game in Africa, including all the big five and plenty of predators. Ngorongoro is justifiably one of the continent’s most famous safari destinations.
Nyungwe National Park (Rwanda)
Home to habituated chimpanzees and 12 other primates species (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus), it’s also a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and is home to 75 different species of mammal.
This majestic rainforest is filled with nature and wildlife experiences for you to emerge yourself in. Hiking or even biking the beautiful terrain, tracking the famous chimpanzees, experiencing the canopy walk, witnessing beautiful birds, relaxing by waterfalls are just a glimpse of activities that Nyungwe offers.