Mara Leisure Camp In the News

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‘Out of Africa’ revisited: the Karen Blixen Museum in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — “I wonder if I’ll see Meryl Streep here,” I think as I first behold the squatty, sprawling gray fieldstone bungalow where once lived Karen Blixen, the real-life heroine of Out of Africa, a film that won seven Academy Awards. Now home to the Karen Blixen Museum, this elegant century-old cottage on the outskirts of Nairobi draws visitors from all over the world.

Mara Leisure Camp

Set in what is considered Kenya’s prime wildlife area, Mara Leisure Camp is situated on the banks of the Talek River. Located at the confluence of the Maasai Mara’s four wildlife viewing areas on the Northern boundary of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Mara Leisure Camp sits within one of the most spectacular locations in the Reserve where one can view one of the most exciting spectacles in the world - the “Great Migration.” Every year millions of wildebeest, zebras and other herbivores pass through the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania. This is a perilous migration for the animals, where they encounter many river crossings, and have to run the gauntlet of crocodiles lying in wait. This amazing event will create a breathtaking honeymoon experience unlike anything you've ever seen.

Premier Safaris’ “Uganda Meander” Features Gorillas Trekking

Uganda-based Premier Safaris is offering a program called the Uganda Meander, an 11-day safari in Uganda, a country of outstanding natural beauty and largely unknown to Americans. The adventure includes gorilla trekking, chimpanzee watching and a diversity of animals, including Africa’s Big Five -- elephants, buffalo, lions, rhinos and leopards attractions like the powerful Murchinson Falls, deep crater lakes and the source of the River Nile. All inclusive rates for the journey start at $7,549 per person.

China's impact on African resources (tourism included)

When he was a young boy, Roni Madhvani rode on Idi Amin's massive shoulders during a hunting safari. But Amin would eventually chase his family, along with others of Asian descent, from Uganda, where they had first settled a century ago.

Madhvani, now in his mid-40s, is the scion of one of the wealthiest families in East Africa. He and his relatives returned after Amin was deposed and built a diversified company with holdings in sugar, tea, steel, insurance and tourism, among other goods and services.