Home of Safaris
- What is a Safari in Africa
- Why did Arabs come to Africa in 700AD
- Game drive in Kenya
- What is a national park
- Why you need a tour operator company
What is a safari
Safari is a Swahili word that means to travel away from home for more than a day for an activity or activities, the word came from the Arabic word Safur, Arabs came to Africa around 700 AD and intermarried with African Bantus of the East African coast. The intermarriage of the two races brought the Swahili culture and the Swahili language. Before hunting was banned people would go to the wilderness to hunt the big five elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos They would say “Naenda Safari” I go for Safari. When the British came to East Africa they also started to do what is known as spot hunting, by the end of the 1850s safari was accepted and used in English. Spot hunting was banned in many African countries, this caused the revolution of safaris. People did not go to the wild to hunt and kill wildlife but went to see many animals including the big nine wildlife animals like giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, hippopotamuses, lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinoceros, leopards some of who are animals loves to come to the conservation of wildlife, there are many activities that one can do in the national park-like nature walks, cycling, cultural tours and conservation and birding just to mention a few.
How Arabs did came to the Kenyan coast
Around 1700 AD Arabs started to come to the coast of Kenya for more than one reason, some came because of religion and political persecutions, others came because they wanted to spread Islam and others came because they saw others moving. During those days there were no ships coming to the coast of Kenya. The Arabs who were mostly bachelors used dhows which were propelled by the monsoon winds. When they arrived they married the local tribes that live on the coast of East Africa. The offspring were later allowed to intermarry themselves, these coloured Arabs and Africans live on the coast of Kenya like Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu, Pemba, and Zanzibar. The offsprings of Africans and Arabs are the ones we nowadays call the Swahili people.
A game drive is when an individual or a group of people visit the national parks when on customized vehicles with an aim of seeing wildlife, birds or historic sites in the national parks. The vans are customized so that you can see the wildlife while you are in the vehicle. There are two types of game drives, day game drive and night game drive each game drive has its importance.
A safari park is an area the government of Kenya has set aside for recreational purposes where lodges and camps are built, educational purposes like the Amboseli Elephant research, the animals in the safari park live in their natural ecosystem and are protected by the national government. For one to enter a safari park, one must use a vehicle from a tour operator in Kenya. In Kenya, the Kenya wildlife service is responsible for managing the national parks.
Why you need a tour operator company
Before you plan for a safari there are basic things you need before you start the journey, you will need a tour operator that is run by professional safari experts, who can give you the right information and at the right time for your safari, They will give you a game drive of one or more days so that you see the wildlife animals that you would like to see. They know the best seasons to visit, the best places to see the wildlife animals and other places to do activities like hiking, cycling nature walks and so forth They are people who have wide experience in safari. They also know where the lodges, hotels and camps are in the wilderness of Africa. They will help you craft your safari. We are one of the companies that will make you have a nice safari in Kenya.
There are people who would like to have family safaris, individual safaris and group safaris in Kenya, group safaris are for those we would love to travel in groups, a safari van carries a maximum of eight passengers
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Prominent people on safari
From 1909 to 1910 president of the United States President Roosevelt came to Kenya after he had lost the election only to return to be reelected, he spends most of the time, travelling to East Africa. His mission was to collect specimens for a newly constructed museum Smithsonian’s new Natural History Museum.
Kenya has had many people who have been here for safaris, most of them came here to Kenya for adventures, honeymoons, or for conversation purposes. The Most Recent Celebrity who came for a conservation safari in Kenya is former United States first lady visit to Africa
Kenya has many beautiful beaches in the coast of Kenya, a good example of beaches on the coast of Kenya are Mombasa beach, Serena beach, White sands and Malindi beach hotels.
Why do people come for safaris?
people organize safaris so that they have adventures