Kenya Journals

Kenya Migratory Safari

A May 2000 trip to Kenya by genghis1

Quote: If you want to spend a amazing,relaxing,interesting,not too stenous vaction away from it all, if you want to come back and tell your friends about a vacation that they have only dreamed about and finally if you love taking photographs this is the vacation to take.

Kenya Migratory Safari

Overview

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There is no way to possibly describe the animal migration that takes place between Kenya and Tanzania during the early part of June. Pictures you have seen of the Old West and the buffalo herds stretching from skyline to skyline are the closest I can come up with. At one point our jeep was surrounded by animal herds extending at least four miles on two sides of us and at least a mile wide on the other. It was just magnificent! Quick Tips: Remember Kenya has seasons directly opposite of ours so if you want to visit when it isn't too hot go from May to September. This means however that nights and mornings are cool in the open jeeps so bring those sweaters, gloves if you are like me, and even l...Read More
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One doesn''t go to The Ark for its accomodations or food. One goes to The Ark to see the animals, though this has decreased in recent years I am told. The Ark is built so that the guest can see the animals from viewing areas on each floor, the ground floor being partly open and very up front and personal. Since the property is built by a stream, and lights are on all night viewing of both walking and flying animals occurs. Guests who want to sleep until their favorite animals appear are woken up by bells which sound in their rooms when/if the animals appear. Note the lights attract moths so be prepared, the skys are filled with them around the hotel. Sort of the moth version of the film "The Birds".

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Fairfield Destin At Majestic Sun
77 Seascape Blvd.
Destin, Florida
(850) 269-3000

Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos

Hotel | "Serengeti Serena Lodge"

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Another great Serena Lodge. The Lodge is done in fantastic carved wood, and has a fantastic bar and lounge area. Situated in the center of the Serengeti Forest it is on the route of the annual wilderbeest migration.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos
Playa El Médano
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 (624) 142 9797

The Suites at Hershey

Hotel | "Nairobi Serena Hotel"

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This is a lovely hotel situated in the center of the city which would please almost any traveler. The decor is of course African. Rooms are spacious, the pool area is inviting and well kept, and the restaurants offer American, as well as, varied cuisines. The area around the hotel during the day was safe.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

The Suites at Hershey
176 Hershey Park Dr.
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 534-2003

Los Abrigados Resort And Spa

Hotel | "Ngorongoro Serena Lodge"

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The Serena Hotels are some of the best hotels in this part of the world. All are top notch offering comfortable accomodations and good food in the midst of nowhere. The Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is on the crest of the Ngorongoro Crater. It is built from millions of river rocks and offers spectacular views of the crater area. Safaris enter the crater below the hotel and than fan out. Since all the vehicles enter the crater at the same time one thinks "oh my god this is going to be like a day at the zoo". However in 10 minutes all the jeeps disappear and at the most one will see one or two of them at any one place during the day.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Los Abrigados Resort And Spa
160 Portal Lane
Sedona, Arizona 86336
(928) 282-1777

Crown Point Condominiums

Hotel | "Lake Manyara Serena Lodge"

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As I stated before Serena Lodges are tops in accomodations in this part of the world. The Lodge overlooks Lake Manyara National Park. The guest rooms are large and the cuisine is excellent and features produce from the surrounding farms. Dinners include a salade buffet.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2000

Crown Point Condominiums
220 Crown Drive
Ruidoso, New Mexico
(505) 257-7641