What comes to mind on the random mention of road trip or wildlife or safari? Probably loads of fun, camping, national park, wildlife, culture, food or people? In most national parks, the picture painted is that of tonnes of wildlife leisurely patrolling the vast acres of open grasslands, shrub lands and densely forested areas of Kenya’s protected areas. Big and small, the food chain here appears complete. So, Saturday morning, first light, nice and early, we are up to catch the seemingly energetic peeking orange ball of the glorious sunshine laboring to bring life and warmth into yet another brand new day. Amongst the woods, the sun rays hit hard on the morning dew that lazily hangs around the external of the partially wilted leaves and blades of grass.Read More
What if these boots could secretly open up? What would they say? They'd probably ask us if we were truly ready to tackle the road less travelled, dig deeper into the deepest depths of the proverbial Pandora's box. And if we nodded in unison and in the affirmative, they'd probably throw into our direction belts, berets and missile loaded rifles.
Belts to buckle ourselves up ready for turbulent times in the treacherous outdoor and wild terrains. Berets to shield us from the scorching overhead sun and from the drench of the ice cold morning dew. Rifles to defend our lives and our wildlife from the insatiable greed of cold-blooded poachers.Read More
Anyone up for a day trip? Buckle up, come let’s cruise it down the KWS way! Tucked deep into the floor of the Great Rift Valley of Naivasha’s dusty town, Hells Gate National Park provides the ideal fun in the wild experience across all markets and age groups. Its convenient proximity, about 100km north-west of Nairobi, coupled with an excellent road network from Kenya’s capital makes it a great out of town adventure. Sprawling just 68 sq. km, the Park offers more than its size. From panoramic picnic sites, spectacular scenic views, abundant flora and fauna, towering cliffs, water gouged gorges, geothermal steams from Olkaria Geothermal power station located inside the park south-west of Naivasha, the park is a bundle of fun waiting to be explored.Read More