Author: Bonita

17 things you did not know about the wildebeest

One  of the greatest wildlife spectacle of the world happens in Kenya every year.This is the migration of the wildebeest from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Maasai Mara as they cross Mara river. But what exactly do you know about this phenomenal animals called the wildebeest or gnus (pronounced as ‘news’) or Nyumbu in Swahili? Here are some quick facts about wildebeest. They are in the family of antelopes. (Shocked huh?) They can live to up to twenty years. Their mating period is seasonal and usually timed so that the young ones are born close to the beginning of the...

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Explore Maasai Mara with Jetways Airline-Kenya

I was lucky to be part of the team that took Jetways Airline’s Inaugural flight to Maasai Mara National Reserve at the onset of the great migration this year. Jetways Airlines Limited is a Kenyan registered airline company based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi. They are fully licensed to operate scheduled, non-scheduled and ad hoc air charter services in Kenya and the greater East and Central African region. Jetways Airlines Limited is a Kenyan registered airline company based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi. They are fully licensed to operate scheduled, non-scheduled and ad hoc air charter services in Kenya and the...

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Rapids Camp Sagana-Kenya’s Water Sport Haven

12,000 – The approximate number of adrenaline junkies who visited Sagana Rapids Camp, Kenya in the past year. 300-the average number of guests per week that go to Sagana for water sports, canoeing and team building activities. As if these number aren’t impressive enough, Rapids Camp Sagana boasts of hosting the first ever Olympics Qualifiers organized by International Canoeing Federation twice for the 2008 Beijing and 2015 Rio Olympics that saw twenty one and sixteen countries participate respectively. These amongst many other achievements, the latest one being the 2018 Winner in the category; Best water sports experience provider as...

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Mombasa Old Town-The history.

Mombasa old town is believed to be the first place at the Kenyan Coast to be settled by the Swahili ethnic group. At the mention of this old town, the first thing that crosses one’s mind is the view of an old quiet town located at the edge of the sea that boasts of rich culture,ancient architecture,a diverse community and deep history. In one of my trips to the old town organised by my host,Voyager Beach Resort,I got to experience the old town’s warmth, interacted with locals,visited Fort Jesus;a Portuguese fort  that was built between 1593 and 1596, by order of...

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Maasai Mara – The Great Migration season.

Posted by Cathy / Adventure, Photography, travel It is that time of the year when the migration season at the Maasai Mara is happening.   There is something about the Mara that one will never get tired of, or I personally do not get tired of.   There is always some newness and adventure every time and never the same from the last.   From the game drives to the hotels to the people, always something to look forward to. The last time I was there, courtesy of Bigfoot Adventures Kenya, I had the privilege of being hosted by the Fairmont Mara...

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