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Visit With Lynne Leakey

We had the wonderful opportunity and honor to meet and speak with Lynne Leakey last night at the Northern California APTA meeting.  She discussed what a change she has seen over the years in the safari industry, from hunting safaris to photographic safaris to now philanthropic safaris that are making a difference in the world.

She also touched on the immediate and dire need to put an end to rhino and elephant poaching.  We are loosing so many of these majestic and precious animals at an alarming rate that if the if the slaughter continues as it has in 2012 and the short few months of 2013 that these animals will be gone in less than 20 years.

Something must be done or we will loose 2 of the big five that draw people to our continent and countries.  We can’t image not seeing the iconic picture of large herds of elephant against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Iconic Elephants and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background

The good news is that our people are starting to fight back and protect our heritage and national treasures. Here are just a few examples of things that are being done:

  • Kenya Airways is partnering with Born Free to put information packets on their flights to benefit Kenya Wildlife Services
  • Several marches and demonstrations have taken place.  In the Maasai Mara, some 300 strong marched and the Maasai have been engaged to help in the battle against poaching
  • “Elephant Man” Jim Nyamu walked 500 km from Mombasa to Nairobi.  His journey ended at the UNEP Headquarters where he received honors.

It is important for all of us to get involved to help protect our national heritage and treasures.  Here are just a few ways to help and to become more educated:

Elephant Neighbors Center

International Fund for Animal Welfare

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

A Voice for Elephants – National Geographic

WildlifeDirect.org

Amboseli Trust for Elephants

Big Life Foundation

Save the Elephants

Elephant Voices

Born Free

Time Running Out to Save Elephants from Ivory Trade – Ian Douglas Hamilton

WWF

Kenya Wildlife Service

Horse & Style Magazine Features our US Sales and Marketing Rep!

Horse & Style MagazineWhat an honor to have our very own Robin Felix featured in Horse & Style magazine’s (www.horseandstylemag.com) latest edition.  You can check out the online version of the magazine here

Announcing the NEW Mara-Chyulu Hills Ride

Experience the best of both worlds: Game-rich Masai Mara and the unmatched, stunning landscapes of Chyulu Hills-Kilimanjaro. This new 10-night horseback safari with luxury mobile tented camping delivers the very best riding that Kenya has to offer!

Spend 5 nights in the Mara and 5 nights in Chyulu Hills exploring these magnificent areas home to zebra, topi, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelle, elephant, buffalo and big cats just to name a few of the animals you might encounter!

Best of Kenya - New Mara-Chyulu Hills Riding Safari

Inaugural departure is 1-10 June 2013, with private departures also available. Contact us now to book this fabulous new trip