December 12, 2018

What is the Best Way to Travel from Tanzania to Kenya?

Enkereri School in Kenya. Photo by Matt Payne
Please enjoy my video journey through my first African safari and 100th country with Abercrombie and Kent Luxury Tailor Made Journeys.

Part One, Part Two and now here is Part Three

Video #6Do you want to Sing in Swahili on Safari?

Hello from Sanctuary Kichakani! While on safari in Tanzania, I tried to learn to speak Swahili:

Jambo: Hello

Hakuna Matata: No Worries

Simba: Lion

Thank you: Asante Sana

Good Night: Lala Salama

The men of Sanctuary Kichakani broke into song while we were talking about Swahili. I loved this mobile tent camp and all of the friendly team. We saw all of the Big 5 on our adventures together!

Staying at Sanctuary Kichakani by Lisa Niver

Video #7: What is it like Traveling from Tanzania to Kenya?

How did I travel from Tanzania to Kenya?Where did I stay in Tanzania and Kenya?Did I learn to speak Swahili?
Did I love going on my first safari?

I hula hooped at sunrise outside my tent at Sanctuary Kichakani
I learned more new words! Thank you to everyone for teaching me Swahili.
Jambo means hello!Want to listen to the men singing? Listen to the entire song in the video before this one.

We left our mobile tent camp and flew from Seronera Airstrip to Tarime Airstrip which is also in Tanzania. At the airstrip, I met a group of students who are studying about tourism and hospitality. They asked me: What were the challenges to visit Tanzania? My group answered: vaccines, visas and flight distance.

We traveled overland and crossed out of Tanzania and into Kenya but there were no photos or video allowed at the border crossing. Next we traveled to Migori Airstrip.
Are there “services” at the airstrip and border? There was a bathroom at Tarime but not at Migori. There was a bathroom at the border. Remember if there is not running water in the bathroom, take the bucket, fill it with water and use that to flush the toilet.

We flew on many small planes. I loved being able to sit in the front and watch the pilot fly.
In the morning, we left Sanctuary Kichakani and Tanzania and after our flights and border crossing, we arrived at Sanctuary Olonana in Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Sanctuary Kichakani by Lisa NiverWe saw many giraffes and of course I took more photos with the animals. How close are the animals on safari? So close you can take a selfie!

In the Mara, we saw cattle because the Maasai warriors have herds of them. We were staying near a Maasai village that we would visit and also near a school built with philanthropy from Abercrombie and Kent as well as Sanctuary Retreats. See the next videos for more about the school and the village where I taught the Maasai warriors to hula-hoop.

Sanctuary Olonana was completely renovated and reopened in July 2018 just before we went to visit. I loved our welcome into the village with an escort and music. The property is on the Mara River and you can see hippos from the restaurant and all the villas.

Maurice Simiyu, Camp Manager, and his entire team invite you to come enjoy this beautiful property.

Giraffes by Lisa Niver

Video #8: Do You Want to Hear Enkereri Primary School Sing Now?

We visited Enkereri Primary School as part of our Abercrombie and Kent Small Group journey in Tanzania and Kenya. The Enkereri school is part of the Masai Mara Conservation Program for Abercrombie and Kent Philanthropy (AKP). To donate to the school: click here and under the donate page, select Kenya-Masai Mara Conservation Program; then under “Message”, specify that the gift is for Enkereri School and 100% of your donation will go directly to the school. Thank you to Matt Payne for the photos of me with the schoolchildren.

Enkereri school children in Maasai Mara. Photo by Matt Payne

Enkereri school children in Maasai Mara. Photo by Matt Payne

 

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Part 1: Where Did I Travel on My First African Safari?

Part 2: Are You Ready? Today We Are Going to the Serengeti!