Kenyan culture and wildlife holiday

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2021: 28 Jun, 5 Jul, 12 Jul, 19 Jul, 26 Jul, 2 Aug, 9 Aug, 16 Aug, 23 Aug, 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 13 Sep, 20 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
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Environment
This wildlife safari is the ultimate in having a low eco footprint on both the natural ecosystems and wildlife. And by conducting a safari as a walking safari we are all able to have a minima impact on the environment and wildlife.

As a walking tour in small groups, there is minimal impact on the environment. And with camels that are used to carry essential and heavy items, this walking safari is a great way to respect the environment and have a great time at the same time.

And in viewing wildlife from natural rock outcrops and other vantage points, the wildlife is not disturbed in any way. The fact that this safari is not conducted in four-wheel drive vehicles and without crowds of tourists, makes it a benchmark for responsible travel. The conservancy visited has, over the last 20 years, reversed the loss of habitat by conducting small group walking safaris and this has been achieved by working with the local community on land use practices. As a result of this both the diversity of wildlife has grown as well as the overall numbers of wildlife species present on the land.

The second half of this journey also sees the application of practical eco friendly solutions which promote the health of the environment and subsequently the health of the community. In the communities of Kikuyu grandmas, women and Maasai, the communities are adopting farm and lifestyle practices which improving their own lives and that of the broader community. Mitigating the contamination of ground water supplies and installing bio gas systems has been instrumental in helping the natural ecosystems recover.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

The local Samburu and Maasai people are employed as your guides on this amazing walking safari. And by employing the local tribespeople as tour guides, it is a way to support the local community.

As well as this, the guides knowledge of the natural landscape and wildlife comes from generations of their occupancy of the land upon which the camp is located. The broader community also benefits from the fact that it receives a dividend for each guest that comes to be part of this walking safari experience.

The walking safari is conducted for small groups and as such it is a more intimate experience when compared to traditional safaris. And it is for this reason that the safari guides are able to impact more information on the natural ecosystems and wildlife.

Alternatively, guests may also choose to relax at the camp during the day and wait for the wildlife to pass by. With a salt lick next to the camp, itís a great way to minimize the impact on the land because it does not disturb the natural movements of the wildlife. And the fact that guests return to the same camp each afternoon, means that any affect of guests camp is minimized to a single location which has developed water and waste management practices.

The second stage of this adventure is devoted to 3 different Kenyan communities. And all the guides that will be part of your experience, are also drawn from the local tribes of Kikuyu and Maasai women in particular. The guides, who live in and are part of the community, are eager to impart their own experiences of Kenyan culture.

The places that are visited are the homes and farms of the local guides and our guests become part of everyday life in these communities.

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