Kenya

Kenya is a world-class destination to suit all your business travel needs including incentive travel, conferencing, company training, meetings and events.
If you live in Kenya, then you don't have to go far for the perfect holiday. Discover the breathtaking beauty and exciting activities that Travel Associates limited can offer to you.

Moments in Mara
The sun dapples the golden Savannah grasses. A cheetah crouches hidden, watching, silently stalking the gazelle. It moves, stops and then in a burst of speed springs after the gazelle. The gazelle cannot escape the cheetah and exhausted it falls prey to the spotted cat. This is life in the wild, of the hunters and the hunted.
The rich grassland of the Maasai Mara are home to a host of animals and it is these grasslands which bring in almost a million wildebeest from the Serengeti into the Mara following the grass route. It is perhaps one of the last migrations of a large animal to go on intact from thousands of years ago.


Serenading in Samburu
The crocodile has not moved for many months. Buried in the sand by the edge of the river bed, it shows no sign of life. The elephants in the middle of the dry river, dig shallow wells to reach the water buried deep. Satisfied they move on and a herd of zebras try to savour what is left behind. The rains have not come for many months but the animals of the dry north know their survival tactics. The elegant swala twiga or the giraffe necked giraffe called the gerenuk reaches for the leaves standing on its hindlegs to lick off the morning dew. The beisa oryx with its long sharp horns will raise its body temperature to conserve its body fluids. A baby elephant too weak to keep up with the herd, lies dead by the roadside, killed by a pride of lioness.
Samburu is harsh yet yet stunning. The finely patterned reticulated giraffe and the grevy's zebra are more elegant than their commoner southern cousins. The generuk and the beisa orynx prefer the drylands. The pastoral Samburu, cousins of the Maasai in the south share the land with the wildlife.


- Tales of Tsavo
Huge herds of elephants cross the road from east to west. Tsavo is like a huge country with a tarmac road dividing it in two. In their constant search for food, the elephants criss-cross the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, occasionally forcing the motorist to give way to the mighty. Tsavo has one of the most fascinating histories in Africa.
In 1948, Tsavo became the second national park in Kenya to protect its vast herds of elephants, antelopes, hippos and crocodiles and prides of lions, the shy cheetah and the lonely leopard and all the other animals.
Tsavo east covers an area of 11,747 sq. kms and Tsavo West covers an area of 9065 sq.kms. The park has two permanent rivers, Tsavo and Athi. Interesting sites to visit are the Lugard Falls on Galana River with its water-eroded rocks & Mzima Springs with an underwater viewing hide to watch the hippo and the crocodile and the fish swimming past. The world's longest lava flow the Yatta Plateau dominates the eastern side.


Meru National Park
This is 'Born Free' country where Joy Adamson and Elsa the lioness lived and where Joy later brought Pippa the cheetah. Set in the low lands, flanked by the Nyambene Hills, the park is fed by 18 streams from the hills. This easy availability of water and large tracts of savanna grasslands have been home to big herds of elephants and other animals. Hippos wallow in the many waterpools coming out to graze at night. Meru is also famous because you are quite assured of seeing the beautiful lesser kudu antelope with its lyrical horns rarely seen in other parks, the narrow stripped grevy's zebras, the fine patterned reticulated giraffes and sometimes the cats like the lions, cheetahs and leopards. You may even come across Pippa's grave.


AMBOSELI.
Ambling in Amboseli. In twilight, just as the sun is about to slip under the horizon, it fires the sky one last time. The rays catch the vast expanse of the dry salt lake, tinting it copper-bronze. The mighty Kilimanjaro stands tall and imposing watching the flat lands below. Its snow clad peak holds the magic that gives Amboseli life. The rain and the snow soak into the porous volcanic mountain and drain into the numerous rivers and springs which surface in Amboseli. The plains animals come to quench their thirsts and in the marsh full of green grasses, the mighty elephants of Amboseli soak themselves. The elephants of Amboseli are special; they are the longest studied elephants in the world. They have revealed some fascinating insight into the elephant world - that they can communicate with each other over ten kilometres - sounds which are inaudible to the human ear but loud and clear to the world's largest land mammal.


Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares
In the early days the people who lived around Mt. Kenya, the Gikuyu believed that god lived in the mountain. Only god could live on high where the jagged tooth of the mountain was always covered with snow and impossible to reach. And from this mountain, Mumbi had nine daughters fro whom the nine tribes living around the mountain descend from. Mt. Kenya is Kenya's tallest mountain at 17,058 ft and it is now declared a world heritage site because of its immense diversity in flora and fauna. On its slopes, lies the world famous Mt. Kenya Safari Club. It is one place where you can see the shy bongo, a beautiful antelope with ivory tipped horns. Almost exterminated in the wild, they have successfully bred in the sanctuary of Mt. Kenya and perhaps will be released at some point back into the old forests. Surrounded by forest lies another lodge built on stilts called the Mountain Lodge where the animals of the wild come to lick the salt off the ground and wallow in the muddy pools. If you are so lucky you may be staring at an elephants trunk or toe only inches away from the underground view point.
The Aberdares lie not so far from the Mt.Kenya. Mt. Kenya and the Aberdares have long been the range of the elephant migration. Deep in the forest, is a famous lodge built on stilts like Noah's ark. Some nights the rhino will come and spend hours below and sometimes the elephants and the rhino will fight for the right to the watering hole. Sometimes the traffic is heavy and sometimes low. But there's always someone hanging around the watering hole and you can watch them from the comfort of your armchair.

 

DMC Contacts

Travel Associates Ltd

Head office :

CALTEX PLAZA - LIMURU RD - NAIROBI
00200 NAIROBI
KENYA

Your contact :

Mr Rupinder Sehmi
President

T. + 254 20 3751665
F. + 254 20 3743625

kenya@world-of-incentives.com

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