Kenya is a land of vast diversity: in landscapes, in biodiversity, and in people. With a population of nearly 50 million, all three major people groups of the African continent (Cushite, Nilotic, and Bantu) are represented in this country, rich in culture. A high percentage of Kenya’s citizen’s are able to be classified as “indigenous”, meaning they are the original inhabitants of a given region for an extended period of time that precedes the modern arrival of outside colonial population. Travelers in Kenya will have the opportunity to offer their respect and curiosity to these special minority groups, and learn from their traditional wisdom.
The Great Migration rivals the Big Five as the crown jewel of an East Africa safari. The Serengeti in northern Tanzania and the Masai Mara in southern Kenya set the stage for the mass movement of 1.5 million wildebeests and 200,000 zebras, who follow seasonal rains in a never-ending cycle across 150,000 square miles of protected wilderness.
The nomadic animals have journeyed symbiotically for millennia: zebras lead the way and eat the long grasses, and then wildebeest graze on the sweet shorter stalks. The zebras remember the course and keep a keen eye out for predators, while the wildebeest employ their superb sense of smell to track down water. Thousands of gazelles, eland, and impala share the route, and the herds are relentlessly pursued by lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Any encounter with the Great Migration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but the most thrilling annual spectacles require regional expertise and proper timing.
For over a decade now Global Basecamps has made a name for itself helping clients arrange tailor made travel itineraries to satisfy the specific individual needs of our clients. We have always maintained our commitment to providing clients with unique experiences and a high level of customer service, and now we are excited to announce our exclusive line of set departures. These scheduled trips are ideal for individuals wanting the convenience of joining a small group of likeminded travelers or just anyone looking for great value.
We are very excited to announce the 2018 set departure dates for two conservation-focused African safari tours which will take place in Kenya and Zimbabwe. The Kenya conservation safari was such a success in 2017, that we are thrilled to offer it again this coming year. In Zimbabwe, this is the first conservation safari of it's kind showcasing how sustainable tourism can truly make a difference. Space is limited, if you want to partake in this lifetime opportunity, confirm your spot today.
On Kenya camping tours, you may spy one of 700 eastern black rhinos left in the wild, an elephant is not too far off, and a small herd of mooing cattle wanders into your field of vision as you snap the perfect photo of a grazing zebra. There is one place in Kenya where the cows are not out of place, and in fact are welcomed into the environment. This week we’d like to feature a basecamp in Kenya we all get very excited about, Ol Pejeta. Though it is more of a wildlife conservancy, Ol Pejeta is home to a number of lodges and camps, all run by the non-profit organization.