While many East Africans speak some English or French, knowing a few words of Swahili will really help you out in the more rural areas and along the coast. Since Swahili is a second language to most East Africans, they'll understand a little broken Swahili, and they'll certainly appreciate your efforts Enter Gallery
Kenya's Best Lodges
Ol Donyo Wuas
"Ol Donyo Wuas, Luxury Lodge, Kenya"Ol Donyo Wuas Ol Donyo Wuas is located in the Maasai-owned Mbirikani Group Ranch, nestled in foothills of the Chyulu Hills range, overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ol Donyo Wuas Lodge consists of ten guest suites in six stand-alone unique villas. Every villa has a dramatic view of the plains and Mt. Kilimanjaro in the distance. Each suite has a rooftop "star-bed" accessed from the patio via a winding stone staircase. To sleep under the African sky is an amazing experience, and even better when you have all your amenities just steps away. The landscape is open savannah, dotted with acacia trees where more than 7000 wild animals roam, and they're for your viewing pleasure only, by foot, horseback or 4x4.
Sasaab is located on Samburu communal lands in northern Kenya, perched above the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River with views across the Laikipia plateau and Mount Kenya. Sasaab has 9 luxurious, Moroccan themed, spacious tents. All are very private and come with their own views and plunge pools. The communal area is perched on a rocky ridge with incredible views of the river below. Samburu guides will take you on a walking safari, camel safari or traditional game drives in a 4x4 where you'll no doubt see huge herds of elephants, this area is famous for. Sasaab is a short drive away from the Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves.
Campi Ya Kanzi
"Tembo House Balcony, Kampi Ya Kanzi, Kenya"Luca Safari Ltd Campi Ya Kanzi is a unique camp built at the foot of the Chyulu Hills, on communal land owned by the Maasai. Campi Ya Kanzi is both socially and ecologically responsible, you can enjoy true luxury here and feel good about it. The 6 tented cottages and 2 suites lie within 400 square miles of pristine bush, filled with wildlife, in southern Kenya. Check out the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro with your morning coffee and dine under the stars after a day's walking safari with your Maasai guides. Your unique vacation can be further advanced with opportunities to volunteer at Nyati camp, a Conservation and Research Center. .
"Ngong House, Nairobi, Kenya"Ngong House The Ngong house is one of the most luxurious as well as unique hotels in Nairobi, Kenya's busy capital. Ngong house is situated on 10 private acres and offers real luxury in a variety of treehouses; a pool side cottage; and suites in the main house. It's located in the Karen/Longata area of Nairobi, just 20 minutes drive from the center of town, and close to where Karen Blixen had her coffee farm. The food is excellent; breakfast and lunch are served in the garden, dinner is served around a fireplace in a thatched roof rondavel. If you like small, intimate hotels, this is the perfect option and a wonderful way to start or end your vacation in Kenya.
"Mara Bush Tops, View of Tented Camp, Kenya"Orion Hotels Mara Bushtops is a luxury tented camp in the Mara Siana Wildlife Conservancy, it borders Masai Mara National Park. Visitors fly in to the camp, which is set up high on a hill, overlooking a scenic valley. All day game drives are offered so you can pack a lunch and spend the day doing what you came for, viewing wildlife. A recent guest recalls "You can swim in the pool and watch giraffe, baboons, gazelle and other wildlife at the same time, a few hundred meters in the distance". Maasai guides accompany all game drives, the food as well as wine choice is excellent and the tents are extremely comfortable. Mara Bushtops will not disappoint, it's truly a 5-star experience.
Tortilis Camp, Amboseli
"Tortilis Camp, Amboseli, Kenya" Tortilis Camp Tortilis Camp is located in an Acacia woodland, with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, near Kenya's Amboseli National Park. Tortilis has 17 en-suite luxury tents and a two-bedroomed family house, all luxuriously furnished using local materials with private verandas and thatch roofs. An on site garden provides fresh produce for delicious meals served in the main lodge that overlooks a waterhole, frequented by habituated elephants. While Amboseli can get busy with safari traffic, Tortilis has its own private concession to retreat to during peak safari hours for your maximum wildlife viewing pleasure.
Cottars 1920's Safari Camp, Mara
"Cottars 1920's Safari Camp" Cottars Cottars is located away from the crowds in the south-east corner of the Mara very close to the border of Tanzania. The camp is in a stunning location and consists of just 8 luxury tents decorated in the 1920's style. If you're looking to recreate the golden age of the colonial style luxury safari, this is your camp. Each white canvas tent comes with en suite bathroom and flush toilet and you can even enjoy a drive in a 1920's car to complete the fantasy. Cottars has excellent safari guides and is also very child-friendly. It's on community concession land so you can enjoy night drives and walking safaris as well as the regular game drives.
Lamu Hotels - Overview
Lamu archipelago, situated to the north of Mombasa along the Kenyan coast, is the country's oldest town still in existence. Lamu has a variety of hotels and guest houses offering high quality accommodation. We offer a variety of hotels in Lamu, as well as guest houses; from luxury to budget hotels. Our rates are discounted for most Lamu hotels listed on this page. Book your Lamu accommodation now from our selection of hotels and guest houses in Lamu, Kenya.
Amboseli Hotels - Overview
Located about 200 kilometers from Nairobi, the Amboseli National Park offers vast endless views of East African savanna only discontinued by the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro - Africa's tallest mountain and the world's highest free standing mountain. Amboseli is especially famous for its large herds of elephants, and here more than anywhere else in the region, you can really get up close to them. The national park boasts several wildlife resorts and safari camps nearby, to suit all travel budgets, tastes and interests. Amboseli lodges range from camps and safari lodges to luxury tented camps and smaller private camps that can be reserved for your exclusive use. We offer a variety of lodges and camps in Amboseli, ranging from luxury to budget. Our rates are discounted for most Amboseli lodges listed on this page. Book your Amboseli accommodation today from our selection of lodges in Amboseli, Kenya.
Tsavo Hotels - Overview
The famous Tsavo National Park in Kenya has many accommodation options ranging from safari lodges, hotels and camps. Tsavo lodges and camps are designed to merge with the surroundings and offer high quality accommodation in the Kenyan wilderness. We offer a wide selection of hotels and lodges in Tsavo, ranging from budget to luxury. Our rates are discounted for most Tsavo hotels and villas listed on this page. Book your Tsavo accommodation now from our selection of lodges, safari camps and hotels in Tsavo, Kenya.
Malindi Hotels - Overview
Situated in the north coast of Kenya, Malindi offers some of the best holidays in Kenya. The area has a wide selection of high standard hotels, some of which are international award winners, providing holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences. We offer a variety of hotels in Malindi, as well as resorts, villas and cottages, ranging from luxury to budget. Our rates are discounted for most Malindi hotels listed on this page. Book your Malindi accommodation now from our selection of hotels and resorts in Malindi, Kenya.
Masai Mara Hotels - Overview
Masai Mara Game Reserve is the most popular safari destination in Kenya. Masai Mara has many lodges renown for their quality accommodation and rewarding guest experience. We have a wide selection of lodges, as well as hotels and camp sites, ranging from luxury to budget. Our rates are discounted for most Masai Mara lodges and hotels listed on this page. Book your Masai Mara accommodation now from our selection of lodges, hotels and camps in Masai Mara, Kenya.
Estimated land area to be used is half an acre
1. Type of cows: Frisian
2. Number of cows: 2 for a start.
3. The piece of land can support at least 5 cows and 20 goats if available.
This farming of cows will be specifically for milk production, milk produced will be consumed at the centre and most of it shall be sold at the diary centre, the money received shall be used as salaries and wages for the workers in this farm and the remainder shall be used as funds for other activities.
1. Estimated production: 1 fresian cow will produce at least 5 litres or more of milk per milking session.
2. Per day (5 *2) =10 litres
3. Therefore 2 cows will produce atleast 20 litres a day less estimated consumption of 3 litres.
4. The 17 litres at a price of 50 shillings at the diary translates to ksh.850.
5. Monthly its ( 850*30) = kshs.25,500.
-Availability of volunteers from the surrounding community who are willing to help with work in the home will also be a sustaining factor of the project in that it will reduce the expenditure on salaries and wages.
- Apart from sustainability of the current project at hand of feeding and education, a percentage of the farms' produce shall be saved in 'Tujitegemee' kitty which will be used at the exit point of the children.