Express Travel Group together with African Travel Specialists recently hosted 10 agents on an 8 day luxury safari tour through Kenya.
The group explored Samburu National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara, staying in luxury tented camps and lodges and getting up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife over several safari game drives led by local guides Murage and Newton.
The local guides are expert navigators through the enormous wildlife reserves, knowing just about everything there is to know when it comes to safely tracking and observing the incredible African creatures in their natural habitat.
“The guides were excellent, sharing jokes and funny stories, teaching us Swahili, or trying to, running through animal facts and memories of past safari’s, sharing what life was like for them growing up and how different Kenya is now,” said Express Travel Group host Jake Manwaring.
High points included watching a pride of lions with eight lion cubs, ranging from three to nine weeksold playing and pouncing on each other, three lionesses tracking prey on a hunt. Sunrise hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara.
A village visit with the Samburu people who were very open in sharing and education on their culture and way of life. Watching in silence as a full herd of 15-20 elephants including three calves, walking so close to the safari vehicle you could touch them.
The Enaidura camp in the heart of the Masai Mara set along the Talek River where it joins with the Mara River was the absolute highlight for the group where they shared animal stories around the fire with the guides and the wonderful people who work at the camp.
“This place makes you feel part of their family more than any other,” Jake said.
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