Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Experience a Wheelbarrow race Event on July 2014 in Kenya safaris

This year’s Wheelbarrow race will take place from Friday 25th at 1400 hrs to Sunday 27th July, 2014 at the magnificent Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha. The event which started as a simple and unique idea by KWS and Hell’s Gate National Park action committee in 2009 has now grown into the World Wildest Race!  http://www.kws.org/info/news/2014/26hellsgateevent2014.html


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Effort to revamp Kenya Wildlife Service

Statement by Dr. Richard lesiyampe, Principal Secretary, State Department for Environment and Natural Resources on efforts to revamp Kenya Wildlife Service.



Sharon C



Monday, 14 April 2014

Security Stepped up ahead of the Easter Holidays

New report from Kenya Tourism Federation,''The government announced enhanced security measures across the country, in effect since January 31st 2014. Among these is enhanced security surveillance at the country's entry & exit points''
In the period since, the Kenya Police last month intercepted illegal explosive materials in Mombasa, in an operation in which Police intelligence prevailed and a big threat thwarted. Across the country, installations such as listed below, key to the tourism sector, are targeted and security stepped up:
Security screening at the country's entry & exit points:
At the 2 main airports - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Moi International Airport Mombasa - enhanced security checks, complemented with new security screening equipment for the Kenya Police at JKIA, with several other planned security measures such as more security screening equipment & a GSU post at the JKA entry; and security checks stepped up at MIAM, which also recently acquired specialized explosives screening equipment, received from the British High Commission. This is besides security surveillance maintained at all country entry points.
Likoni Channel: Police surveillance at the Likoni channel
A Police station has been established at the Likoni Ferry Crossing Channel providing 24 hour security surveillance to both sides of the crossing. It was announced by Kenya Ferry Services MD Musa Hassan that CCTV cameras have been installed at both sides of the channel, whilst plans underway to acquire scanning equipment to further refine the screening process.
Through the Tourist Police Unit, Police surveillance has been stepped up at the beaches to deter would be errant activities and ensure an atmosphere for the enjoyment of tourists.
2 cruise ships have docked at the port of Mombasa this year - MS Hamburg with 362 tourists, barely a month after MS Nautica which brought about 600 visitors. This rise in cruise traffic is a testimony to the improved security on the waters off the Coast of Kenya and East Africa at large, owing to joint naval security patrols that have greatly improved security on these waters.
Police Patrols
Owing to the enhanced security measures, Police patrols have been intensified, with Tourism benefitting from increased patrols by Tourist Police Unit at establishments such as Hotels, whilst the standard Police escorts recommended for visitors in transit to remote areas where security escort is deemed a necessary precaution, is still advised.
Before you go:
Obtain contacts of your national diplomatic mission in the country you are visiting, and notify them on arrival about your trip. This will help them to organize due assistance to you in case the need arises, as well as be able to account for you.
Know about the place you are visiting - the weather; emergency contacts e.g. Police, Hospitals; health & any preventative medication advised,access.

Friday, 4 April 2014

A milestone as Kenya Government launch Audio Wildlife Lessons at Nairobi Safari Walk!!

Nairobi Safari Walk, a popular destination for many local and international tourists, is now offering audio wildlife lessons to visitors at designated animal areas following an installation of a public address system in the facility.
The system handles audio requirements for six observation points and allows override warning announcement in-case of emergencies.
The six observation points include the Hippo point, Crocodile point, Cheetah point, Leopard point, lion point and rhino point.
The facility aims to leverage the system to disseminate information for conservation education purposes to its estimated 140,000 visitors annually.
The system will also be used to alert visitors on various issues such as timings for visitors to clear out the facility in the evening and to alert people on any danger or emergency.
The five alert points include the Forest walk way, Rhino point, hyena point, Outside the Leopard area, Lion area and Cheetah point.
Nairobi Safari Walk was opened to the public in year 2000 and depicts three major habitats namely wetland, savannah and forest ecosystems. It is a conservation based recreation facility with a combination of creative landscapes and different wildlife species.
Sharon C

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Safety updates on Kenya safaris.

Read more on safety updates on Kenya safaris.

Sharon C