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Africa Point is Kenya’s foremost on-line travel agency and tour operator, based right in the heart of Nairobi. Our travel experts have more than 50 years of combined experience in planning the perfect African holiday. We know Africa, we love Africa and we want to turn your time in Kenya into an unforgettable holiday.
Fabulous Kenya has been synonymous with exceptional wildlife viewing for decades. The country is home to some of East Africa’s most superb National Parks and Reserves and offers visitors a wide range of habitats in which to enjoy a quintessential African Safari. Let Africa Point show you the best that Kenya has to offer; experience the beautiful lakes and stunning bird life of the Great Rift Valley, the wide savannah plains of the Masai Mara, the conservancies of the Laikipia plateau and the haunting beauty of the arid landscape of Samburu.
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s premier wildlife reserve. Set on over 1,600sq km of unspoilt wilderness, the Reserve is one of the best places in all of Africa to observe and record wildlife in their natural setting. The view over the vast savannah plains, studded here and there with riverine forest and Acacia trees is simply dazzling and the sense of space is almost overwhelming. One of the best ways to appreciate the vast scale of the landscape is from the lofty viewpoint of a Hot-air Balloon! Many visitors regard the balloon safari as one of the highlights of their visit to the Mara so stretching your budget to include this adventure is highly recommended; this is what you can expect:
The adventure begins just before dawn. The flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crews inflate their craft. The first, pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies as the hot air balloon fills, then rises. Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, you’re off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective. What amazes most first-time balloonists is the absolute stillness: the silence as you float above the plains, the forest and the rivers of the Masai Mara. Even if you’ve flown elsewhere, this is a unique experience. The flight lasts an hour or so, drifting wherever the air currents take you, and with ample opportunities for photography and video filming. In the time honoured tradition of balloon flights the world over, you toast your return to earth with a champagne breakfast, cooked in the bush where you land. The Balloon Safari ends with some leisurely game viewing on the way back to Camp.
The ‘Mara is particularly rich in game and has often been immortalized on film as the perfect backdrop to wildlife documentaries like Animal Planet’s “Big Cat Diaries” and films like “Out of Africa”. The reserves southern border is Tanzania and the two countries share the incredible Serengeti ecosystem, a vast unfenced wilderness where animals are free to follow ancient migration paths in search of seasonal food and water.
Although the Masai Mara provides sensational game viewing all year round, the months from July to October are the most stunning of all when millions of Migrating Wildebeest, accompanied by thousands of Zebra and antelope gather on the plains of the Mara during the Great Migration – one of the natural wonders of the world. This is also the best time to see an assortment of predators as they follow the huge herds of grazers.
Africa Point has mastered the art of planning the perfect Masai Mara safari to complement your conference. We have put together a couple of sample itineraries which we will be hosting for delegates wishing to on a group safari before and after the conference, but all our tours can be tailor made to suit your tastes, budget and agenda. Should you be bringing your family to Kenya we can custom-make a perfect family oriented safari or beach add-on, before or after your conference.
If you are enthusiastic about conservation in Africa you will love our itinerary to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy – a 90,000-acre private wildlife conservancy – situated on the equator, in Kenya’s Laikipia District, between the foot hills of the Aberdares and magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya. This safari offers a completely different kind of wildlife experience; here at Ol Pejeta you can enjoy several activities which are not allowed in the majority of the National Parks, including guided game walks, night drives and even Camel Safaris. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the Big Five and is one of very few places where you can still see the critically endangered black and white Rhino in their natural habitat. The other members of the Big Five, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Lion are also commonly sighted, as well as some rare animals such as Grevy’s zebra and Jackson’s Hartebeest. There is also a Chimpanzee sanctuary that you can visit. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience, with an emphasis on conservation.
Our safari itinerary to Amboseli National Park – aka “The Land of the Giants”- will put you in the heart of one of the best places in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. The park’s eco-system spreads across the Kenya – Tanzania border and offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. A series of emerald green swamps, fed by the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro are the only sources of water in this otherwise starkly beautiful but arid park, attracting huge numbers of wallowing elephants, hippos, buffalos and plains game. The prehistoric site of Observation Hill offers a magnificent view of the sunset. A visit to Amboseli is highly recommended for Elephant fans!
For wildlife viewing from an altogether different perspective, why not consider a few relaxing days on the coast? Mombasa, located on the Eastern coastline of Kenya, is the ideal beach destination with sparkling white sands and lush greenery. Mombasa offers diverse marine life – the Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is an absolute underwater paradise waiting to be explored, while the city also offers world-class hotels and a friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break on the white beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, or something a bit more adventurous (diving, snorkelling, water-skiing, dhow cruises, sailing or wind-surfing), Mombasa offers it all. We can put together an active or relaxing beach break to suit your preferences.