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  1. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro through Lemosho route provides a climber an opportunity for adventure and wildlife viewing tours Londorrosi forest. Big game wildlife animals like Zebra, Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes can be seen during your first day Kilimanjaro trek and usually you escorted by Armed ranger. You may choose for ride of 4WD safari car up to first trail to begin trekking. Kilimanjaro Trekking on beautiful scenery natural trail Lemosho The 7 day Lemosho route is remote and very natural Kilimanjaro route with few tourists on this trail hence provides real private adventure travel and ecotourism. In Lemosho route there are more wildlife including big game like giraffe, buffalo, elephants e.t.c. Plants are diverse and wonderful flowers seen. Lemosho route Outline daily hike plan is as follows: DAY 01:- Drive from Moshi or Arusha to Londorossi Park Gate (2250 m, 2 hours). From here a forest track requiring a 4WD vehicle leads to Lemosho Glades (2100 m, 11 km, 45 minutes) and a possible campsite (park fees are not paid to camp here). Walk along forest trails to Mti Mkubwa (big tree) campsite, (2750 m, 3 hours). DAY 02:- The trail gradually steepens and enters the giant heather moorland zone. Several streams are crossed then it gains the Shira Ridge at about 3600 m and drops gently down to Shira 1 camp located by a stream on the Shira Plateau (3500 m, 5 hours). This campsite could be omitted. DAY 03:-A gentle walk across the plateau leads to Shira 2 camp on moorland meadows by a stream (3850 m, 1.5 hours). A variety of walks are available on the Plateau making this an excellent acclimatization day. DAY 04:- Continue east towards Kibo passing the junction, then east towards the Lava Tower. Shortly after this, you descend to Barranco hut (3940 m, 4 hours). DAY 05:-A short scramble to the top of the Great Barranco and then a traverse over scree and ridges to the Karanga Valley (4000 m, 3 hours), beneath the icefalls of the Heim, Kersten and Decken Glaciers. After climbing out of the Karanga Valley the trail ascends a ridge to the Barafu Hut, a bleak location with little vegetation at 4600 m, (3 hours walking). DAY 06:-An early start for the ascent to the rim of the Kibo Crater between the Rebmann and Ratzel Glaciers, (4 hours); the last section before the rim can sometimes be snow-covered and an ice-axe or ski stick is useful for balance. From here a further hour leads to Uhuru Peak, from where there are often fine views of Meru to the west and the jagged peak of Mawenzi to the east. Descend to the Barafu Hut for a rest and lunch before continuing on down to camp at Mweka Hut in the giant heather zone on the forest edge. Those with energy on the summit may wish to descend to the Reutsh Crater and visit the dramatic ice pinnacles of the Eastern Icefields. DAY 07:- A 3-4 hour descent through beautiful forest brings you to the Park gate and your waiting transport. ----ALL SERVICES ARE INCLUDED ….. PRICE COST IS 1670 US $ PER PERSON Group of 5 people or more get discount price quote, ask now: inquiry@leisuretravelholidays.com THE prices include all services: Airport transfers from Kilimanjaro Airport, all park fees, salaries of guides/porters/cook, all meals on the mountain, clean safe drinking water, accommodation equipment, and Government tax, certificate of climbing, first aid, AMREF FLYING DOCTOR AIR RESCUE INSURANCE, Ranges rescue and transfer to/from Arusha or Moshi. Services not included: Flight to Tanzania, Entry VISA, Climbing gears (available for rent), tips to guides, porters, coordinator and items of a personal nature. Note: Hotel in Moshi on Arrival is not included so that you can have chance to choose best suitable option. A – Budget Category: Zebra Hotel = 40 $ Double or Twin room on B/B B - Medium Class Tourist Hotel = Kilimanjaro Bristol Cottage – 70 US $ on B/B (Double/Twin) C- Sali Salnero Hotel = Double room – 85 US $ Double/Twin room on B/B More Kilimanjaro routes details are Lemosho route 8 days, Machame route, Rongai, Umbwe and Marangu
  2. https://www.yahoo.com/news/benin-moves-save-part-west-africas-last-big-172445271--sector.html ~ This 2 June, 2017 article from Reuters explains the steps being taken by Benin to rehabilitate the W-Arli-Pendjari complex, described as the region's largest remaining expanse of savannah. Partnered with African Parks, a 10-year project includes placing security measures, preparing for ecotourism, and protecting existing habitat.
  3. Am kenneth Karuhanga Director of Bushmemories Safaris, i was born and raised in Uganda the pearl of Africa. I was very lucky to have been born to Perie kakuliremu who had passion for travel and nature.We visited many parks and places in Africa when i was young.This made me have many Bushmemories.IAt university i did Environmental science , this helped me to know more a bout nature.I got change to work with both local and international organisations,during this time i world with mountain gorillas in bwindi national park with ecotourism projects and got involved in habituation of mountain gorillas and this earned me the name Bushman since then my life has never been the same. This lead to the birth of Bushmemories Safaris .Am happy my mum now 76 years(18/05/2013) can see me my dream come true and all my clients once in the Bush always in the Bush. Now i run a small camp site at the base of rwenzoris and named it after my son Hunter called Eco-hunters planet. Below is a brief info to get to know more. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BUSHMEMORIES. Travel in East Africa encompasses a vast array of experiences, many memorable moments are expected from any of our safaris from this magnificent part of the magical Africa, that continues to bring smilies.Its a time of discovery and wonderment, were unlimited wildlife, culture and people delights both parent and child from dawn to dusk. BUSHMEMORIS is the manufacture of quality adventure tour packages, truly a unique tour operator offering African Tours with a special flavour to experience the real Africa with a full range of possibilities from traditional safaris with game viewing, birdwatching, mountaineering, to specially designed tours for a greater immersion into African nature, culture and traditions. As a company that truly believes in sustainable tourism, we aim to preserve the beauty and character of Africa with emphasis on the unique character of its heritage ecology and art, making tourism a way to protect and support the areas we visit instead of altering and transforming them, thus our Moto CONSERVATION THRU SUSTAINABLE TOURSIM. We respect local cultures and make sure that our visitors will understand and appreciate the African way of living, its incredible closeness to the roots, the lack of stress, the joy, the simplicity and the complete acceptance of life that all Africans seem to have. Our proudest calm in all our destinations is that BUSHMEMORIES has been there our Safari specialists have stayed at the Campsites, Tentedcamps, Homes, and Hotels, walked the Trails, Tracked the game and snapped the photos. Our dedication and long established relationships with local guides and wildlife managers through out the region has earned us a great deal to our clients, were you come as guest and leave as friend. Our passion about Africa is our promise that you will have a life time experience which you will never forget. Please join us for one or combination of those special safaris where your holiday makes a difference to you, the people and the place you visit, enrich the mind and stir the soul for years to come thus you craft BUSHMEMORIES to last a life time. Safari enjema Ken Bushman. Director. Why BUSHMEMORIES? It is our aim to provide you with the experience of a lifetime in East Africa. To ensure this all personal itineraries are carefully planned in accordance with your individual requirements. You may consult our team to make alterations to your itineraries or ask any questions. BUSHMEMORIES Safaris guarantees: Fast, Personal responses to enquiries Expert, English Speaking Guides Superb Safari Food Quality Service Many people go to Africa and then wish that they had talked to someone who knew the area in question first. Our staff provides a friendly, up to date source of information prior to your departure. Several of the team has worked out in the bush on scientific research expeditions, giving them even deeper insight into Eastfrica incredible diversity. All our East Africa safaris are private. We provide a high staff: client ratio, ensuring personal service no matter what size your group. Each member of safari staff speaks good English and has been carefully selected for their professional experience and detailed local knowledge, from bird watching to botany. Bush memories Safaris will take you to remote, ecologically and culturally important locations, which have been developed in cooperation with local communities. Many of these are offered exclusively by Bushmemories Safaris and are always the highlight of our clients' trip. There will also be the option of having a photographer on hand to help you how get the best from your photographs. There is even the option of having a digital or slide photo-documentary made of your holiday. We issue safari certificates and our prices are competive, there are no hidden costs, no surprise, no options sold thus excellent value. Dinning is an important and delight full part each day in Africa, while on dinner every night we invite a guest speaker normally a Naturalist or wildlife Manager to talk to clients . As a company we are dedicated to the promotion of conservation, community education and sustainable resource use. Your tailor-made East African safari will directly help fund Various projects around East Africa. It is possible to visit many of these projects in action, just asks your personal safari agent for more information. OUR MISSION: At BUSHMEMORIES we provide holidays with a focus on adventure, conservation and sustainable tourism. We are unique in that we can also arrange for you to undertake volunteer work at local organizations. This will allow you to fully experience the country you are visiting, while supporting local communities in Africa. We are very aware in how our choices impact wildlife and the planet; we therefore promote and encourage making sound ethical travel choices. Our business is the result of our passion for life and our inherent love of nature and wild places. We will arrange for you to explore the most fascinating corners of Africa in the way that suits you best. Just a few of the experiences that we can provide are: Gorilla trekking White water rafting Relaxing beach holidays Kilimanjaro climb Classic safaris Family holidays Honeymoons In short, we aim to give you more than just a holiday in Africa. We aim to give you an experience, to make you feel the wonder and beauty of the continent, to give you extraordinary memories as well as photographs to take home, and we aim to do this in a way that benefits local communities and sustains the environment. Sustainable tourism is our primary commitment. Sustainable tourism is achieved by working closely with local communities and making the best use of local resources. We are in open talk with the governments and international organisations to make sustainable tourism an important consideration for African economies. We are fighting to keep Africa beautiful, unspoiled and real, not to turn it into a giant amusement park. We love Africa and we hope the service we provide will make you love it too. You don't need to be a religious institution or a non-profit organisation to actively help development, conservation and prosperity in Africa. At BUSHMEMORIES we want to prove this - help us rise to the challenge! . I would love to hear from any one who is interested to know more a bout my country or any topic a bout nature ,conservation and safari around the world. Thankyou. Ken Bushman +256775123140 kenneth@bushmemories.net www.bushmemories.net
  4. Safari Lodges, Camps and Tour Operators which operates responsible travel must observe ecotourism rules. Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (TIES, 1990). Tourists planning and booking Africa safaris are advised to get information about Eco Lodges and travel companies which operates responsible travel.
  5. On Friday 7th November 2014 Chobe Game Lodge launched their eco-friendly safaris. A CO2 emission free electric game viewing fleet consisting of a 4WD game-drive vehicle and safari boat – the first safari lodge in Africa to do so. Eight years ago the team embarked on a journey to be the first lodge in Africa to operate an entirely electric safari fleet. Freedom Won SA were approached and soon work began on Freedom3 (a converted Land Rover and the first silent electric game-drive vehicle in Botswana) and Freedom4 (a new brand new silent electric safari skimmer boat). The electricity that charges the long-life lithium batteries to power the fleet comes from the hydro-electric scheme at Victoria Falls and is thus fully-renewable energy. So not only are they CO2 emission free but the experience of a silent safari on Freedom3 & Freedom4 is far superior. The wildlife is more confiding without the rumbling diesel motor and guests are astounded by how nice it is to hear only a gentle breeze and the sound of the African bush while moving through the Chobe National Park. The Airport Operations Officer, was also presented with the sign for what will be the first Electric Vehicle only parking bay in Africa. CEO of Chobe Holdings ltd. Mr. Jonathan Gibson called on the industry to consider converting to electric power. The long-term vision is that not only more electric vehicles will be in operation by other safari operators in Botswana, but that it will become the only allowable form of propulsion allowed on the Chobe River. Have you experienced an electric powered safari before? The Chobe Game Lodge guests are raving about it. My experience so far has been phenomenal. The ability to move slowly with animals without a sound...change positions at a sighting for a better view...without a sound. Twilight time driving back towards the lodge is exceptional as you can pick up the bird-calls or alarm-calls much more easily which often leads to predator sightings. A few safari operators have introduced electric boats in Botswana which is great. I know of one property in South Africa that trialed an electric game-drive vehicle some years ago but still operating their normal fleet. Another operator in East Africa I believe is seriously investing in it and in testing stages overseas. Of course when it comes to operating electric game-drive vehicles in Botswana there are some logistical issues. Water-crossings in the Delta can be an issues, mobile operators wouldn't have charging points and diesel generator run camps negate the environmental advantages. However, not all camps have water issues and more and more camps are moving to solar. Ultimately (despite the fact we are running on CO2 free hydro-electric power) we aim to produce our own electricity on site too. The technology and is much more rugged and reliable now. The performance in the sand has been exceptional. For those looking for a bit more of the specs of the vehicle you can check this blog: http://www.chobegamelodge.co.bw/blog/birth-freedom3-chobe-game-lodge-first-electric-game-drive-vehicle/ Anyone who is interested to have a closer look while in the area please do get in touch. Especially once we get the next two electric-vehicles in. We're really hoping existing safari operators start seriously looking at this as an investment opportunity. Apart from the long-term savings in fuel and the benefits to the environment - it's a far superior wildlife experience. Chobe is an area that could really benefit from moving across to electric game-viewers and is the ideal platform to operate electric powered game-drive vehicles and safari boats.
  6. http://www.themalaymailonline.com/travel/article/gabon-wants-to-lure-ecotourists-by-saving-african-forest-elephants ~ Gabon's government has implemented strong steps to stop elephant poaching such that Gabon park rangers haven't found poached elephant carcasses for a year, states this article from Bloomberg News. U.K. soldiers have trained rangers in Minkebe National Park in surveillance techniques.
  7. Hi everybody, if you are looking for something a little different from your safari, please have a look at the website below. I am available to lead and/or organise your safari in Tanzania or Kenya, I focus on travel that benefits conservation through sustainable practice, small business and getting out of the 4x4. Get in touch if you think I can help you. Cheers! www.paultickner.com
  8. Encounter Mara Camp is looking for a camp manager (single or couple) to run our camp in Mara Naboisho Conservancy for this coming season (and hopefully many seasons to come!) We are looking for someone who is dynamic, respectful, hard-working, a team-player, and enjoys being in the bush. Camp Manager duties include (but are not limited to): - Some hosting of guests (although not as much as some similar camps) - Oversight of all departments and staff in camp - Monitoring consumptions and costs - Weekly supply orders - Monthly Reports - General quality control Food and accommodation are provided on site, and medical cover is included in the package. If you would like more details and are interested in the position, please email Zarek Cockar, our Operations Manager: zarek@encountermara.com

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