We at Offbeat Safaris are delighted to work with Matt on this initiative and are offering a 10% discount to all Safari Talkers staying at Offbeat Meru Camp in 2016. This discount applies to all new bookings from 1st June to 31st December 2016 and applies to the accommodation rates only (excludes conservation fees which go directly to the Kenya Wildlife Service).
In addition to the 10% discount, Offbeat Safaris will donate a further 5% to an extremely worthy charitable trust know as Community Health Africa Trust (CHAT). CHAT are pioneers in tackling Kenya’s largest challenge; that of an unmanaged and escalating population. At the current rate of increase, pressure on resources and land will cripple Kenya unless drastic measures are taken. Wilderness areas will have to be cleared of wildlife to make space for livestock, or ploughed up for crops. At Offbeat Safaris we believe that empowering the women of Kenya to make their own choices on issues such as family planning, is the first step to protecting this rich environment and the wildlife that it hosts. Acting at the root of human/animal conflict issues is the most effective remedy. We want to ensure space for both. Less than $2 can provide a 3-5 year contraceptive plan for 1 woman. Last year CHAT reached 30,000 women. Offbeat Safaris are committed to keeping up this momentum and helping CHAT make a significant difference in the face of little governmental help. (You can find out more about CHAT by visiting their website at www.chatafrica.org)
Offbeat Meru Camp is only too aware of the pressures of human populations on Meru National Park and its surrounding areas and our presence in the Bisinadi Reserve (which immediately borders the park) has helped protect these boundaries. Being a small and semi-permanent camp we have very little impact on our environment and wildlife is free to pass by (and through) camp. We have 6 large safari tents (including a family unit) plus the main mess tent. Meru is low and hot…and our well-positioned swimming pool is extremely well received by all guests!
Game drives are conducted within Meru National Park and wildlife viewing is highly rewarding. With all of the ‘Big Five’ plus outstanding birding opportunities and wonderful vistas, Meru truly is a hidden gem, off the beaten track.
Full rates at Offbeat Meru range from $380 to $530 per adult per night, depending on time of year. Teen and child discounts also apply. The 10% Safari Talkers Discount will be taken off these rates, plus a further 5% going to CHAT. Conservations fees are $95 per adult per day.
Full board accommodation (including all drinks), all game drives and activities, plus laundry and airstrip transfers are included.
This special discount applies to Safaritalk members and family members who book to stay at Offbeat Meru and can be used in conjunction with other special offers at Offbeat Meru.
How to book: contact Nadege Dubois-Seex of Offbeat Safaris via email: email@example.com stating SAFARITALK SPECIAL OFFER in the subject line and mentioning your Safaritalk screen name in the enquiry so that the discounted price is applied and advise the dates that you wish to book and the names of the persons travelling.
Your stay at Offbeat Meru can form part of a greater Kenya safari including other Offbeat properties, eg. Sosian Lodge and/or Offbeat Mara. Nadege will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the safari and can also help you plan your itinerary and internal transfers. You are also welcome to post any questions in this topic below and we at Offbeat Safaris will reply here.
We look forward to hosting you at Offbeat Meru soon.
The Offbeat Safaris team.