Janet visits Enashipai Resort & Spa, Lake Naivasha

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Janet our senior Tour Consultant visits Enashipai Resort & Spa, Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is home to over 400 different bird species, making it a true paradise for avid bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
Enashipai has 40 luxurious executive rooms and 39 spacious cottages. The rooms are comfortable, spacious, luxurious and cozy, offering sweeping views of the surrounding hills while the spacious cottages are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The Executive Rooms even have outdoor rain showers!

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The resort offers a relaxing and serene environment that allows one to switch off with or without children as they have a children’s section to keep them entertained. The common areas are stunning with use of Masai themed designs and plenty of stone and wood work.  The gym, pool and spa facilities were all excellent.

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The main restaurant serves a range of main course choices, plus starters, soup and desserts in a buffet style for lunch and dinner. At the pool is an a la carte menu available for a casual meal or a quick snack. The service compliments the well prepared dishes.

Enashipai is an ideal launch pad for exploring greater Naivasha and surrounding tourist circuits such as the Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara. The resort is a high end yet affordable option when in Naivasha.
Rates from KES 12,000 per person sharing

Nimish goes from bush to beach

nimish_tsavo_safari_camp_405Nimish, our managing director, recently visited Tsavo Safari Camp in Tsavo East National Park before heading down the coast where he got to experience the Pilli Pipa dhow excursion. His comments……

Tsavo Safari Camp is located in Tsavo East on the remote side of the Athi River. The camp and most of the road to it is in Tsavo East National Park so you you get to have a game drive as you head to the camp. To reach the camp, guests are  ferried across the river in a small boat, leaving your vehicle on the other side.

The bandas are simple but give a nice sense of an authentic camping experience. There’s a lovely pool which is long enough to actually swim in.

You get to enjoy breakfast on the banks of the river and in the evenings, you can have sun downers on the plateau with wide sweeping views across Tsavo to the Chyulu Hills and far away in the distance Kilimanjaro.

The camp has its own safari vehicles for drives along the Athi River towards Lugard Falls for game viewing. Guided game walks with armed rangers along the river or up the Yatta Plateau can also be arranged.

The Pilli Pipa dhow safari operates on the southern end of Kenya’s coastal strip, Kisite’s Marine Park extensive reef sysnimish_pilli_pipa_424tem is home to dolphins, turtles, over 350 species of vibrantly colored tropical fish and an exciting variety of coral life.

As you cruise through the waters around Wasini and Kisite Marine Park, there are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling. And if it’s your first time, help is on hand to introduce you to the underwater world.

As the day continues, you are welcomed to Wasini Island to the sound of Swahili songs before enjoying a seafood lunch. The afternoon is free to spend as you like – wonder round the local village or soak up some sun before heading back to the mainland.

If you are interested in planning a trip, contact Nimish for a great itinerary

Kavita visits Dubai

Kavita, our travel supervisor, recently had the opportunity to visit the awe inspiring Dubai. These are her comments on her experience.

Dubai is a desert city with superb infrastructure, liberal policies (by regional standards), that became popular for its excellent tourist amenities. Just 5 hours from Nairobi, Dubai makes a great short break for shopping, partying, fine dining, and sporting events.

kavita_dune_safari_266Dubai has so much to see that my 3 day stay was hardly enough to exhaust all the amazing attractions the city has to offer. From the world renowned marvels of architecture such as the 828m tall Burj Khalifa and the iconic Burj Al Arab, historical mosques, the 1787 Dubai Museum, to amazing malls, the Lost Chambers, amazing beaches, the exciting dune safaris and so much more.

There are lots of restaurants but most of the top end restaurants are located at hotels as only hotels are allowed to serve alcohol.

My Dubai highlight was the dune dinner which follows the dune safari. Upon reaching the camp in the desert, we were met by a traditional Arabian welcome. There was heena applying, palm reading and camel rides. I was amazed by true Arabian ambience at the typical Bedoiun campsite. Complete with traditional Arabian carpets, low tables and cushions. There was delicious Arabian coffee and dinner was buffet style with a wide variety of barbecue meats, salads, main-course and deserts. We were entertained by a graceful belly dance performance after dinner.

A great destination for couples and families.