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Rise in jumbo population lifts tourism recovery bid

The population of elephants in Maasai Mara and Tsavo parks has increased to 15,360 elephants in three years on reduced poaching, offering a major boost to Kenya’s rebounding tourism sector.

Elephants: The victims of Africa’s poaching crisis

Africa is still facing a poaching crisis. The giants of the wide-open savannas and the impenetrable rainforests continue to be killed at alarming rates to fuel an insatiable demand for ivory in the Far East.

Timelapse in Kenya: Buffalo carcass and predators

The footage below starts a few days after where a number of predators had a go at the carcass, including two striped hyenas, a leopard, and finally a few lions who polished it off.

Ethical animal encounters for your bucket list

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Not all wild animal encounters are unethical. Here are a few options for appropriate animal encounters that still provide the thrill of being up-close to wildlife, while not compromising the animals’ well-being.

Conservationist Kuki Gallmann shot by armed Laikipia raiders, airlifted to Nairobi

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Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in Laikipia on Sunday.

Video: elephant gets a second chance at life

Elephants in Laikipia have come into the firing line on many occasions with over 20 killed in recent months and many more injured. Many do not make it, but sometimes there is a glimmer of hope.

A newborn impala’s close shave with death

A newborn impala in Kenya, just minutes old, has its first clash with a martial eagle and survives!

In search of adventure – an epic road trip across Kenya

2,000kms. 20 days. 2 burst tires and 1 unforgettably cold morning! A journey from Africa’s equator to the dusty plains in the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the dazzling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean… and a couple of extra stops in between!

Hippo relief efforts in drought-stricken Kenya

On 15th March 2017, Care for the Wild Kenya received reports from Lamu County in Kenya, (the sites are Mkunumbi, Chomo, Mokowe, Lake Kenyatta and Mpeketoni) that hippos were bearing the brunt of the current drought.

Going solo on safari in Kenya

On a solo safari, I knew I’d be missing out on the knowledge – and keen eyes – of a guide. But I wanted the adventure of driving myself and having intimate experiences with any wildlife I found.

Video: criminal porcupine caught stealing!

Criminal porcupine caught in the act of stealing from lodge fridge!

Spending time on safari at a Maasai village

Spice up your Kenyan safari with a fascinating visit to a Maasai village.

Giant elephant Satao 2 poached in Tsavo, 6 super tuskers left

SATAO 2 is dead, and another of the last super tuskers left in Africa has been poached, leaving only 6 of these giants in the Tsavo Conservation Area in southern Kenya.

Have you ever had an elephant in your face? You can in Tsavo

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While staying in Tsavo, not only will you find your own piece of paradise, but may also have an up close and personal elephant experience.

Budget travel: climbing Kilimanjaro the financially savvy way

Climbing Kilimanjaro might be a dream of yours, but make sure the costs don’t turn into a nightmare. When you’re new to Tanzania, as any place, you won’t necessarily know what’s an overpriced rip-off and what’s too cheap to be safe.

Get eye to eye with a giraffe at the AFEW Giraffe Centre

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The African Fund for Endangered Wildlife (AFEW) centre at Giraffe Manor allows you to come face to face with giraffes while contributing to conservation.

5 fascinating facts about the Great Migration

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Here are 5 Great Migration facts you might not know

Why you should visit Nairobi National Park

To the north, the skyline of Nairobi looms, as surreal as Manhattan seen from Central Park. Both parks are listed by Birdlife International as Important Bird Areas, vital oases for winged species.

The highest density of lions in Africa?

Latest research just published shows that 2 of the places with the highest density of lions in Africa are Olare Motorogi Conservancy and Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Maasai Mara eco-system in Kenya.

Eco-friendly safaris in Kenya: 5 must-haves for the 50+ traveller

If you could go on just one more trip in your lifetime, what would you do? Trek the Himalayas? Dive the Great Barrier Reef? Walk the Great Wall of China? You might be surprised to learn that African safaris are rapidly becoming the ultimate bucket-list adventure for the 50+ crowd.

The plight of the turtles at Kenya’s Watamu beach

Nestled between the verdant coastal forests and lapping waves of the Indian ocean is a pristine beach in Watamu – a critical nesting zone for the sea turtle

The green gold of Kenya

Commonly known as the ‘green gold of Kenya’, Nandi Hills is a little-known paradise of tea-plantation bliss.

Starting out in Kenya and the magic of the Maasai culture

Starting out in Kenya and the magic of the Maasai culture

Christmas specials you don’t want to miss

‘Christmas on Safari.’ Could there ever be a better combination of thrilling words?!

A salt lick safari spectacular

Sitting back to enjoy the stream of wildlife that come to the salt lick at Mara Bushtops.

Aberdare National Park – Africa’s Lost World

Marvelling at the cascading waterfalls in the jurassic home of melanistic leopards!

Looking back at this year’s great migration

Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra thundered into the Mara in July this year for the annual great migration.

Making dreams come true in Kenya

Falling in love with Africa’s vast landscapes and wilderness areas, and the beginning of a journey to making dreams come true in Kenya.

Belgian tourist trampled to death by elephant in Maasai Mara

A Belgian tourist was trampled to death by an elephant near Kenya’s famed Maasai Mara wildlife reserve.

Nairobi’s three must-visit museums

Nairobi National Museum

Discover the rich history of Kenya with these three fascinating museums in Nairobi.

Exploring the diverse Kakamega Forest in Kenya

Discover the hidden gem of Kakamega Forest in West Kenya – a tiny fragment of remnant tropical rainforest.

Tourist killed by elephant in Tsavo

An elephant killed an Italian tourist in Kenya’s coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.

Lake Nakuru – The Jewel of Africa’s Rift Valley

Lake Nakuru Park proves to be much more than just a birder’s paradise.

In search of leopards in the land of elephants

Finding a leopard amongst the elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve.

3 reasons to fall in love with Lake Nakuru

Situated in the heart of the Southern Rift Valley region in Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is a must for safari-goers.

3 ways to involve local communities in conservation

A look at how Kenya is succeeding in involving communities in conservation efforts.

5 reasons not too miss the coastal town of Malindi

Explore the colourful town of Malindi on Kenya’s coastline.

Tourism should look beyond national parks in Kenya

Kenya’s national parks and reserves are limited in what they can achieve to secure wildlife.

The wonders of Watamu

Discover the hidden treasures that Watamu on Kenya’s coastline has to offer.

Spectacular Mount Suswa in Kenya’s Rift Valley

Hike, camp and explore the beautiful Mount Suswa in the Kenyan Rift Valley.

A tribute to Ringo the rockstar rhino

The little rhino with a big personality, who showed people just what rhinos are made of – a heart as well as a horn!

Leopard cub bonding

A lost leopard is found by her mother in the Maasai Mara in Kenya

Monkey causes nationwide blackout in Kenya

A monkey causes nationwide blackout in Kenya after it fell on an electrical transformer!

Prey turns the tables on predator

Warthogs turn on cheetah cubs in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

Adrenaline pumping action on the water in Kenya

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Sagana is the perfect location for kayaking, bungee jumping and white water rafting in Kenya.

Video: 60 hyenas take on a lion

A brawl between hyenas and lions over a buffalo in Kenya’s Maasai Mara.

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