Archives February 2020

Globetrotter’s Fun Filled Day Trips

Sometimes you just want to be somewhere outside of your normal environment even if it’s just for a day. At Globetrotter, we understand this and the reason we have curated exciting getaways that are pocket friendly for you to enjoy.

We have matched some of these getaways with important international and local holidays where possible. Through this, we hope that you, your family and friends will take this amazing opportunity and grab a date with us for a fun filled day.

8th March 2020 – International Women’s Day

Destination: Lake Nakuru National Park

Nax Vegas as the town is popularly known has always been a great getaway for many Nairobians.  In just 2 hours from the city, you will find yourself in a place where the tamed and untamed roam freely around a shallow alkaline lake.

Enjoy the day spotting and taking photos of animals that roam the park freely. They include black rhinos, southern white rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffe, lions, cheetahs and leopards.

Lake Nakuru won’t disappoint for the avian lover as it’s a haven for over 400 resident species of birds.

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.3,800 per person inclusive of transport and activities

26th April 2020 – The Forest Kereita

April is the month when Christians all over the world will celebrate the Easter holidays. Easter is usually a high season weekend and therefore we not ideal for a day trip. However, if you would want to go for a holiday during this season, please reach us as we have great deals for you to choose from.

The Forest is situated in the heart of the Aberdare Ranges in the Kereita Forest. The Forest, an activity Centre overlooking a beautiful lush green valley.

It has an array of activities, including horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, paintball and Segway tours. The big draw, however, is the Flying Fox, a series of six zip lines that traverse the valley, spanning over 2km and offering international levels of safety standards and highly trained instructors.’

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.5,500 per person inclusive of transport and activities

 

Labour Day (1st May 2020 – 3rd May 2020) – Camp Ndunda Falls, Embu.

Camp Ndunda Falls is located on the banks of Rupingazi River at the foothills of Mount Kenya 8kms from Embu town off Kibugu road. The hike through the Camp takes about seven hours with an easy trekking, zip liner, board walk and water fall viewing.

Here you will enjoy canopy walk, nature walk, hiking, picnic, bush trekking, zip lining, mountain biking, fun games and camp fire.

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.10,000 per person inclusive of transport and activities

Mother’s Day (10th May 2020) – The Dam RedHill

Mothers are special blessings in our lives and the reason this important day cannot pass just like that. Here is a plan for you to treat your mother, wife or mother figure in your life.

At the dam Redhill, enjoy a silent boat ride as you glimpse at cool nature around you. For the more adventurous, experience the adrenaline pumping thrill of Zip Lining that flies across the dam.

After that you can just chill and enjoy a meal on floating restaurants as the wind calmly drift the restaurant. We promise the experience of this Is just amazing.

 

Group Joining Trip

Cost: Kshs.4,000 per person inclusive of transport and activities

The Magic at Ilkeliani Camp

Nestled in a river glade in the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Ilkeliani camp is a paradise deep in the wild African Savannah.

Ilkeliani is located 4km downstream from the Masai Mara National Reserve’s Talek Gate and is centrally positioned to explore the game-filled reserve. Ol Kiombo airstrip is 25 minutes away from the camp and transfers are included. The camp offers some of the Mara’s best game-viewing, even directly from your own tent.

Once you arrive at Ilkeliani, the first thing you encounter is a suspended bridge over the Talek River. This bridge gives every guest a sense that their stay here will be full of joy even before you cross to the other side.

At Ilkeliani, expect to sight elephants and other animals at the veranda of you tent. This is because the camp is set on the banks of Talek River and the spot is a favourite for elephants and the other animals who come to quench their thirst.

The camp has been designed to combine the old traditional safari style with a modern and fresh feel. It is a permanent camp designed along ecofriendly principles. According to their website, their ethos is to leave a minimum foot print on nature.

Accommodation

Ilkeliani camp consists of only 17 tented rooms, each commanding views of the plains and the wildlife action throughout the day. Each guest tent provides a pleasant retreat with attractive furnishings and private en suite facilities.

The tents have a raised position under vegetation and overlook the Talek river and surrounding landscape. Each tent has been carefully sited under its own cluster of shady indigenous trees giving guests a true feel of being out in the wilderness.

The chefs prepare high quality meals including hearty breakfasts, alfresco lunches and candle lit dinners in the Mess Tent. Picnic breakfast / lunches can be prepared if you prefer to stay out and explore the reserve all day long. The camp fire is lit from 6 pm onwards and safari experiences can be shared with fellow guests while enjoying a relaxing drink.

The Staff

The staff at ilkeliani Camp have been primarily hired from the surrounding villages and educated in the art of hospitality and service.

Many of the staff have been at the camp for a number of years and speak a variety of languages including English, Kiswahili and their local tribal.

The Experience

Rise early and go on a walking safari or dawn game drive, returning to the camp in time for breakfast. Or if you on a safari game drive with your own driver-guide exploring the Masai Mara National Reserve – perhaps to the Mara River or the Musiara Marsh on half day with picnic breakfast.

Return to the camp in time for lunch, followed by a rest in the shaded tent or relax on the veranda of your tent, watching the game go by.

One can choose to go on an afternoon game drive returning to camp in time for a shower, followed by a sundowner round the campfire, exchanging stories of the day with the other guests.

Dinner by candlelight completes the day, after which a maasai warrior will guide you to your tent.

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