5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania

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For many of us, our first lion encounter was with a sleekly animated cub. The Lion King is an iconic movie, but it’s more than just a touching tale of a lion finding his way to the throne. The film is packed with tidbits of information that might come in handy when you go on … Read more5 Things You can Learn From The Lion King Before You Go on Safari in Tanzania

Discover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

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The Wildebeest migration is the most famous migration in Africa, if not the world, and with good reason. Every year over a million of these ungulates move across the plains of the Serengeti from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, in a breathtaking journey of sheer guts and determination.  … Read moreDiscover The Highlights Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

First Female Quadriplegic Summits Mount Kilimanjaro

A satellite phone SMS brought ground-breaking news on Thursday, the 3rd of September. “We made it!” it read, confirming that the first female quadriplegic, a South African woman named Chaeli Mycroft, summited the daunting Mount Kilimanjaro with six other South African climbers. With the constant threat of altitude sickness, below-freezing temperatures and the grueling physical … Read moreFirst Female Quadriplegic Summits Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kenya – The Second Highest Mountain in Africa

Second only on the African continent to the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya registers its height at a staggering 5 199-metres. Perched upon a now extinct volcano, the Mountain has two peaks, which can only be reached by technical climbers, with a third that is accessible for hikers. This third summit is known as Point Lenana and offers nature lovers from around the world the chance to witness a variety of African wildlife that call these slopes their home.

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Mount Kenya’s third summit, Point Lenana

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The fight against rhino poaching is taken to the next level with Drones

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If you spend some time at Ol Pejeta Wildlife Sanctuary on the slopes of Mt Kenya you may see a strange flying object overhead. Don’t be alarmed, it’s just Aerial RangerTM, an automated air craft monitoring the 90 000 hectare grounds for poaching.

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A Aerial RangerTM hovering over rhino’s in the field

Image: Mock-up of Aerial RangerTM

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Fire at Nairobi international airport

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The massive fire at Nairobi International Airport

*** There was fire at the Nairobi International Airport yesterday, if you have a booked an East Africa package with Jenman East Africa and are concerned about this fire and how it will affect your flight and trip, please get in touch with us on eastafrica@jenmansafaris.com / info@jenmansafaris.com and we will keep you updated!

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NEW 9-seater vehicle for Jenman East Africa – offering the best views on safari

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Jenman East Africa has added yet another fantastic vehicle to their fleet recently… a custom-built 9-seater Land Cruiser offering 9 window seats for all of the clients! This is a first for Jenman East Africa where traditionally not all clients on safari had the fantastic opportunity of a window seat every day while on the … Read moreNEW 9-seater vehicle for Jenman East Africa – offering the best views on safari

ORWA – Jenman East Africa’s adopted elephant!

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Orwa and his friends
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Orwa and friends
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Orwa and friend hugging the care taker

Orwa, an orphaned elephant was adopted through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust last year by Jenman East Africa – he was rescued by the trust when he was found all alone in an area called Orwa, in the South Turkana Game Reserve in Kenya. It is believed that his parents were sadly victims of poaching!

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Hippopotamus & the Tortoise – a touching tale!

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Baby hippo and century old tortoise at an animal facility

This was sent around via email and we thought it was such a lovely story that we had to share! NAIROBI (AFP ) – A baby hippopotamus that survived the tsunami waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise in an animal facility in the port city of Mombasa, officials said. This is a real story that shows that our differences don’t matter much when we need the comfort of another..

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Sleepy hippo with its new friend

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Jenman East Africa has just adopted an Elephant!

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Orwa being fed

Some exciting news! Jenman East Africa has just adopted an elephant from the infamous David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Our new addition to the Jenman family is called, Orwa. He is an elephant orphan aged 1 year of age, born on 3 December 2010. He was rescued by the trust about 3 months ago when he was found all alone in an area called Orwa, in the South Turkana Game Reserve in Kenya.

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Garth and Johan explore East Africa, days 6.7,8 and 9

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Johann enjoying breakfast in Amboseli National Park
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Kilimanjaro in the background – Garth and Johann in East Africa

Garth and Johan are currently in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and are still having a great time! Every day they send us some pictures and updates of their latest finds… its not all fun and games – they are in East Africa busy organizing Jenman Safaris latest East African venture which is mid-range safaris (a first for us and a first for East Africa!). The above pictures are of them in Amboseli – look at the background… its Mount Kilimanjaro!

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In Kenya with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background
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Lions on a game drive

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Garth and Johan explore East Africa, day 4 and 5

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Lunch in Tanzania

What a day yesterday was… after leaving the Serengeti behind we headed north to try and find a road that would take us to Kenya. We inspected some nice lodges along the way and then made our final push over the Mara River. At a T-junction we took a right turn and after awhile we came across a road block run by local villages who wanted money from us to go further… When we ask one of the guys if this was the road to Kenya, he said its goes to wherever you want it to go. We then worked out that we were heading in the wrong direction anyway.

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