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Why Kenyan Employers Should Take Advantage Of The Employee Holiday Tax Incentive

In May 2014, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a fiscal stimulus package to aid the recovery of the tourism sector. The stimulus package was designed as a tax incentive for corporate and business entities to encourage their employees to take … Continue reading

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THE ECO-GARDEN – Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort

Great Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort (GRVL) is at a high altitude of 7,000 feet above sea level on Mount Eburru.   The Lodge boasts an eco-garden where we grow most of our vegetables, herbs and spices – organically … Continue reading

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MARA INTREPIDS CAMP ANIMAL SIGHTINGS – 30 August 2014

Weather   It’s cold and cloudy early morning, clearing up before mid-day. Dress warm dressing with Maasai shukas (blankets) for morning and evening game drives.   Temperature   17c morning   28c at midday   25c after sunset   MIGRATION … Continue reading

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RARE SIGHTING AT SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

A few days ago while on a game drive we saw hundreds of vultures relishing a freshly killed male impala. At first, I thought it was a leopard kill but there was no sign of the impala having been strangled … Continue reading

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MARA INTREPIDS CAMP ANIMAL SIGHTINGS – 25th August 2014

Weather   It’s clear in the morning and cloudy in the late afternoon.   Following a few days of rain, the grass has turned green with beautiful flowers blossoming.   There is water in all the natural water holes in … Continue reading

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MARA INTREPIDS CAMP ANIMAL SIGHTINGS – 12th August 2014

Weather   It’s cloudy in the early morning but gets warmer by midday with clear blue skies.   It’s important to dress warm for early morning game drives.   Temperature   17c morning   28c at midday   25c after … Continue reading

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A Wildlife Preview Of A Game Drive In Samburu National Reserve

The whole land has turn to be dry and we are deep in the dry season in Samburu and further North. Most of the shrubs, trees and grass are completely finished in some areas. The life giving river Uaso Ngiro … Continue reading

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Migration Update – 25th July 2014

Weather   It’s cloudy early morning with clear skies mid-morning. You have to dress warm for early morning game-drives. We provide our guests with Maasai shukas (blankets) on game-drives.   Temperature   17c morning   28c at midday   25c … Continue reading

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First World War Centenary

In August 2014 the world will commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War(WWI).   Taita-Taveta County will be the focus of this commemoration as they host some of the major protagonists of WWI.Taita-Taveta was the main … Continue reading

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THE FRAU AND THE BAOBAB (THE SNIPER TREE)

An enduring myth of the Taveta folk is about a German woman whose husband was killed by the British during World War 1. Seeking revenge, the embittered widow hid in a hollow baobab tree and shot many an unsuspecting British … Continue reading

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