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Kenya's Best Lodges
The Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara Reserve is the most popular wildlife park in Kenya. From July - October you can witness the incredible migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. The Maasai tribesman also offer cultural tours which really add to the experience. The Mara showcases big families of elephants, buffaloes, lions and hippos among many more. Best Time To Go: July - October Where to Stay: There are plenty of lodges and campsites both inside and outside the reserve. Getting There: Charter flights from Nairobi or Tanzania
Mount Kenya National Park
Mount Kenya is Africa's second highest peak. Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage site and seat of the Kikuyu God, Ngai. The Reserve is home to rare species of animals as well as spectacular lakes, mineral springs and forests. The mountain is an incredibly important watershed, providing water for about 50% of Kenya's population and producing 70% of Kenya's hydroelectric power
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is famous for its huge flocks of flamingos that enjoy the alkaline waters of this shallow soda lake. Other than a million flamingos and many more species of birds, the park is also home to white rhino, warthog, giraffe, hippo, ostrich and lion. Lake Nakuru is slowly recovering from several environmental pressures that caused its flamingo population to decline in the 1990's. Best Time To Go:Year-round Where to Stay: There are two main lodges and several public and private campsites in the park. Getting There: By road from Nairobi (3 hour drive). .
Tsavo National Parks
Tsavo National Park is split into Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The Tsavo parks are vast and the landscape is wild. Tsavo East is less developed than Tsavo West but more accessible. In Tsavo West you can watch elephants bathe among the hippos and the crocs from a unique vantage point of an under-water glass tank. The "Big Five" do live here, but you have to look carefully to spot them. Best Time To Go: May to October Where to Stay: Tsavo East has Voi Wildlife Lodge; Tsavo West has several lodges. Both parks have private campsites. Getting There: By road from Mombasa (3-4 hours) or Nairobi (10 hours); Or charter flight.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is a popular park with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania). The park is centered around Observation Hill, which offers great views of the plains below. The Maasai live around the park and other than their cattle, Amboseli is home to more than 50 species of mammal and over 400 species of bird. You can see elephant, hippo, cheetah, leopard and more. Best Time To Go: June - October Where to Stay: There are several lodges and campsites in the park. Getting There: By road from Nairobi (4 hours) or a daily scheduled flight from Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
Aberdare Natonal Park
Aberdare National Park is as famous for its lovely waterfalls as its rare species of rhino, black leopard and bongo antelope. The regular rains keep the park green year round and the temperatures cool, perfect for hiking. Best Time To Go: May to October Where to Stay: Treetops and The Ark are two upscale lodges in the park, there are also public and private campsites. Getting There: By road from Nairobi (3-4 hours).
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Lewa is a private reserve set up primarily to protect black rhino, sitatunga, and the endangered Grevy's zebra. The park is excellently maintained, there are over 60 species of mammals and over 200 species of bird. You can even enjoy your game viewing on foot, on the back of a camel, or in a traditional safari vehicle. Best Time To Go: January - April and June - October Where to Stay: There are several lodges in the park and on community land outside the park. Getting There: By air from Nairobi on Safari Link.
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.