Kenya Airways’ resolve to woo as many tourists as possible this year from different parts of the world to tourist attractions in Kenya is paying off.
The airline is concerned about its core mandate of flying passengers to Kenya to do business and also providing the much-needed platform to link passengers to Kenya’s numerous tourism attractions.
BUSINESS GUIDE was selected to be part of some tour operators sponsored by Kenya Airways this month to visit some tourist sites in the East African country.
The Sarova Panafric Hotel, which hosted the entourage on the first day of the tour, is one of the many classic hotels found in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital with state-of-the-art facilities.
The Giraffe Centre was the first to be visited by the team. Established to save endangered Rothschild giraffe, the Giraffe Centre is home to about 14 resident Rothschild giraffes. The Rothschild giraffe lost its natural habitat in western Kenya due to sub-division and resettlement and only 130 giraffes were left. The team was taken on a guided walk through the sanctuary.
The centre helps educate Kenyan children about Kenya’s wildlife and environment hike, giving local and international visitors a chance to come into close contact with the graceful animals.
The team next visited Nairobi’s premier shopping malls- the Garden City Mall, the Sarit Centre, Yahya Junction and Galleria Shopping Malls. The malls offer ultimate shopping and leisure.
Dinner was hosted at the Safari Park Hotel also called the NyamaChoma Ranch. Essentially Kenyan in both atmosphere and cuisine, it offers a stunning selection of flame-roasted barbecued meats served on skewers and carved at guests’ tables alongside jacket fries, crisp salads and tasty dips.
The ranch also features one of the most evocative stage shows on the continent. Exhibiting a kaleidoscopic collection of beats, color, costume and culture, the sleekly sensual Safari Cats are a dance team that performs excellently.
Trip to Maasai Mara National Reserve The team departed Nairobi after breakfast and made its way towards Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
It made a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley, a geologic place that divides Kenya neatly down the country essentially separating the east from the west. It is characterized by uninhabitable desert and fertile farmland, flat arid plains, steep escarpments and seven lakes in Kenya.
Considered by many to be Kenya’s finest game reserve, the 650 square miles of the Maasai Mara adjoins Tanzania’s well known Serengeti, forming one ecosystem.
The open rolling savannah grassland of the Mara is home to numerous wildlife species, including elands, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, jackals, buffaloes and elands. It also houses topi, Kampala, gazelle, warthog and zebras. On all three guided tours, the team saw spectacular wildlife species in their natural habitats.
By Samuel Boadi, Nairobi source: http://www.modernghana.com/news/644883/1/kenyaairways-showcases-africa-to-world.html