“This tailor-made itinerary takes wheelchair users on a 9 day safari within East Africa's most impressive game reserves: Amboseli and the Masai Mara.”
Nairobi | Amboseli National Park | Lake Naivasha | Masai Mara National Reserve | Lake Nakuru National Park | early morning and afternoon game drives |
Description of Wheelchair accessible safari in Kenya
A wheelchair safari won’t stop you in your tracks apart from jaw-dropping animal encounters and as this nine day accessible safari in Kenya features Amboseli National Park, the Serengeti and Lake Nakuru you can rest assured that no stone has been left unturned when it comes to wildlife watching.
Game drives over the savannah plains of Amboseli invite chances to see elephants, lions, zebra and wildebeest in their natural environment as well as stunning views over the snow-capped peaks of the largest mountain on the continent, Mt Kilimanjaro.
Vast flocks of flamingos fringing the shores of Lake Nakuru are another of infinite natural highlights with rhinos, buffalos and giraffes all to be found within the park’s perimeters where there’s also every opportunity of spotting lions and leopards both around the lake and tucked away in the forests, cliffs and waterfalls beyond.
Going on a wheelchair safari in the Mara region between July and October presents one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles as over a million wildebeest cross the Mara River from the Serengeti and aim to avoid a whole host of predators in the process.
This is an absolute thrill of a lifetime for wheelchair safari adventurers with crocodiles, cheetahs, jackals and hyenas ramping up excitement levels in an event that might well be described as not for the feint-hearted.
Outside of the wildebeest migration the Mara offers an incredible experience for wheelchair safari travellers with cultural meetings with Masai people and game drives across the Masai Mara National Reserve helping you understand the circle of life as told on the plains of East Africa.
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This trip is tailor made and can be adapted to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Wheelchair accessible safari in Kenya
First and foremost, in order to enhance the trickle- down effect of tourism benefits to the locals we have employed over 90% of our staff from the local community. Moreover, we receive most of our supplies from the local market and this has helped to keep both the small and big businesses in our environs alive. In order to enhance conservation of our environment we try as much as possible to limit the number of visitors entering a protected area, in fact our vehicles can only accommodate a maximum of 8 passengers and whenever we have a large group we divide clients into smaller groups before they visit a protected area.
Moreover, we do support local destination stakeholder’s efforts to address sustainability issues by making financial contributions to conservation and development projects. A good example is Eco- Tourism Kenya and Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) which we are members of. Further to the information we give in the program, we have instructed our driver guides to give more information to our clients on the natural and cultural features of every place visited and the role they play in the conservation of local ecosystems particularly the endangered species.
The Lodge at Amboesli is eco-friendly and it is their mission to conserve the environment through effective and efficient running of the establishment, they are active in uplifting the living standards of the local community. Researches of the Elephant Research Centre hold regular talks at the hotel, travelers who would like to have a deeper insight of the Masai culture can attend one of the lectures by the Masai naturalist. These talks are usually held early evening just before dinner. The lodge has very good wheelchair facilities.
The Camp at Nakuru is a small exclusive camp with 25 tents furnished with natural colors and materials. Nestled between the “honeymoon hills” and set in beautiful landscaped grounds with natural foliage and a variety of indigenous plants and flowers. The camp is eco-friendly, part of the money earned is used for environmental restoration and protection of endangered species. A cosy camp with a personal touch – offers a home away from home feeling! The camp is wheelchair friendly.
The camp in the Mara is geared towards the collective responsibility of implementing environmentally sustainable practices through water conservation, waste and energy management. They also take care of the well-being of the communities living adjacent to the conservation area and assist with employment, health, education and provision of water through digging of boreholes. The camp has wheelchair friendly facilities.
We believe that it is important that tourism brings people together. Whenever possible we invite our clients to meet and interact with the local people in order for them to understand each other better. Moreover, we use local residents as guides so that tourists can get a more grounded perspective of an area and also learn local etiquette. This has motivated more and more tourists towards supporting various local projects besides facilitating a positive cultural exchange.
As part of our corporate social responsibility, together with other sponsors we are supporting two projects in the local community. We are the main sponsors of Diani Children’s home and also we pioneered the establishment of Makobe School of Disabled children.
Kazuri Bead Project – A visit to this very special project where some most beautiful jewelry , pottery and leather products are being made will support over 350 women in need. The mission of the project is to provide sustainable employment opportunities for the disadvantaged members of the Kenyan society especially single mothers who are the majority of the work force. A visit to the factory is a great experience and shows you the women at work busy with the task of processing the beads through the different stages of production. The pottery section is just as fascinating as you can see turning clay soil from the Mount Kenya into ceramic works of arts carefully designed with the Kenyan Wildlife Art and Culture in mind.
We encourage our travelers to visit some of the local projects for people with disabilities during their stay.