Date 11/10/2016 Categories Travel Blog
Relax, it’s over for now. Time to get back to basics and focus on the good stuff – the really good stuff like days spent enjoying the rhythms of the East African bush. Walk the spectacular Kalama mountains of Northern Kenya. Saruni Samburu, a safari camp within the Kalama Community Conservancy, is an ideal spot to discover the charms of the African bush. Take in the landscapes with all your senses. See, feel, touch and smell the earth, trees, bushes and rocks. Meet and walk with Samburu warriors in the wild lands. Learn about their traditions and their lives today. Encounter elephants, Grevy’s zebra, giraffe and a variety of other residents in the conservancy. Savor sunsets, picnics and bush dinners.
The conservancy includes about 54,000 square hectares near the border of the Samburu National Reserve, and has become a welcoming place for both people and wildlife. As part of the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), it offers a holistic approach to grassland management that insures a balanced and sustainable ecosystem able to support a healthy mix of cattle, wildlife and communities.
NRT encompasses 33 conservancies that form a patchwork of protected areas that incorporate ocean, mountain, desert, forest and grassland habitats. Each habitat supports a breathtaking range of biodiversity – from the most iconic African mammals to the lesser known birds, reptiles and marine life.
Safari camps such as Saruni Samburu, which Ashish mentioned recently in The New York Times article “How to Have a Culturally Rich Vacation,” offer you an authentic avenue to experience a way of life that has all but vanished from most of the world.
Renew your spirit and calm your soul – the African wilderness can do that. Spend the holidays in the Kenya Highlands.