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Cheetah on Explorer Kenya Safari Vehicle

Why You Should Hire a 4×4 Land Cruiser for Your Safari

A dream safari takes a lot of planning, and transportation is one crucial arrangement you have to make. Rather than buy a ready-made tour to an East African destination, you can decide to have an individually-curated tour, which requires you to rent a safari vehicle.

4×4 Land Cruisers are the most popular transport option for safaris. Explorer Kenya has an extensive fleet of well-maintained Land Cruisers that are perfect for a host of tours. You can hire a 4×4 in Kenya and Tanzania for 5 or more people. Our rental services include a skilled and experienced drivdriver-guideer guide.

When it comes to renting a safari vehicle, our selling points should not be…

Leopard in Madai Mara

The Conduct of an Ethical Wildlife Photographer

Pictures of animals and nature are useful in showcasing the magnificence of different environments that not many people get to see. A photo safari to Kenya, Rwanda, or Tanzania is a chance to capture unique moments and features.

Sharing the pictures you take on photo tours is an excellent way to increase exposure to a particular destination. You can also create awareness of the dangers facing wildlife in various regions. For some people, photo expeditions are simply another hobby.

Whatever category you fall into, one aspect to keep in mind at all times is to be ethical. Some photographers forget they are operating in a natural setting that should be respected….

Ngulia Safari Lodge Leopard

The 8 Top Rules of Wildlife Photography

If you are planning a photography safari, it’s only fair you get beautiful snapshots. It would be a shame to travel to the Serengeti in Tanzania, Amboseli in Kenya, or Lake Mburo in Uganda, then fail to take quality shots.

Photographing wildlife is tricky because your subjects won’t cooperate, spook easily and could even attack you. If you are an amateur photographer, then get ready for some challenging times. You could have the best equipment and still end up with lackluster images that you can’t show to anyone.

All is not lost, though. A few tricks can help you take stunning pictures you can proudly showcase to anyone who listens. Below…

Masai mara evening

Valuable Insights for Travelling During Peak Season

December to January and June to October are some of the best times to tour East Africa. Whether you wish to visit Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or Rwanda, this time is perfect for many adventures. From basking in the late December sun at the beach; to see the Great Migration; to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, these seasons have something for everyone.

Because these are dry seasons in various regions, a majority of attractions are open. Therefore, you have an array of alternatives for your itinerary. 

Peak tourist seasons also provide numerous events. Another advantage of taking a trip this time of year is that the large crowds offer opportunities to meet people from…

Lion walking masai mara

Tips for Kenya Photo Safaris – Getting the Best Shots

Kenya is undeniably one of the top destinations for photograph expeditions. It offers a broad category of subjects, ranging from the Big Five to the iconic Mt. Kenya to stunning landscapes. Photographers, skilled or not, have numerous opportunities to capture fascinating scenes while exploring the country.

So, you have browsed Kenyan photo safaris and settled on the perfect destination. However, as the day of your trip nears, you get nervous about how to land those beautiful shots. Professionals might already know what to do, but even a pro who’s new to wildlife photography or photo safaris could use a bit of help.

Photographing the picture-perfect views you will encounter demands more…

Cheetah resting near Kicheche Mara

The Need-to-Know of Adventure Travel in Kenya

When you think of adventure, what comes to mind? Camping in the wild? Rock climbing? Windsurfing? Adventure means different things to different people. So, it’s exciting when you can find one destination that offers several options. Kenya is that place. If you have ever heard someone call it a land of contrasts, that’s because it is.

The East African nation prides itself in providing a wide variety of activities, thanks to the diverse landscapes. It boasts sprawling plains, lush highlands, dry arid areas, and everything in between. Even navigating through the capital is an adventure, but you probably have more fascinating ideas in mind.

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or…

Giraffes in masai mara kenya safari

How to Plan A Fun Kenyan Adventure Holiday

Going for an adventure safari in Kenya might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or not. Either way, it has to be exceptional. You don’t want to return from your trip hoping you did more. Without adequate preparations, even the simplest getaway can turn into a disaster. Imagine getting stuck halfway through your hiking tour because you didn’t bring enough supplies.

Adventure safaris in Kenya attract a lot of attention because the country offers incredible opportunities for thrill-seekers. Whatever your idea of fun is, whether it’s sailing in the Indian Ocean or exploring the Aberdares, make sure you take full advantage. For that, you need to think about a few things.

Some adventurers…

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seeing kenya through the lens the basics of a photography tour

Kenya is a magical place. It’s one of the most naturally diverse destinations in Africa. It offers contrasting landscapes that range from arid deserts with decades-old acacia to riverine forests shrouded in fog to exquisite sandy beaches. So, it’s almost a disservice for any photographer not to consider Kenya for photography tours.

Whether you are a complete amateur or veteran photographer, you can find the perfect subjects for your stills in the East African nation. Photo safaris in Kenya allow you to capture the soul of the land in various settings. Photograph some splendid sights like a million wildebeest migrating across the Masai Mara, elephants covered in red-dust bathing in the Galana River in…

Fort jesus sound and light show

Things to do in Mombasa – The Fort Jesus Sound & Light Show

Mombasa is one of the exciting destinations in Kenya, thanks to its inviting weather, gorgeous beaches, and tantalizing cuisine. Most of all, though, the coastal town is worth the trip for the history. Fort Jesus is among its must-see attractions.

The structure dates back to 900 AD and tells of the struggles Mombasa endured to become what it is. For those not familiar with the history, Fort Jesus was constructed by the Portuguese to protect the port of Mombasa. It was a military fortification to help the Portuguese control the Indian Ocean trade routes.

Since its construction, Fort Jesus was captured and recaptured nine times. Control changed hands between the Portuguese,…

Honeymooners on a rock

The Only Guide to a Dream Honeymoon Safari in Kenya

Wherever the bar is in your romantic relationship, a honeymoon demands you take it a notch higher. Getting away together to celebrate your union might not be the first time you travel as a couple, but it is unique. You are celebrating the beginning of a new stage in your life. Naturally, it must be exceptional. So, your honeymoon has to be memorable in all the right ways. Picking a destination is one of the hardest parts of planning a romantic holiday, and if you are here, half the job is done.

Kenya is a top honeymoon destination in Africa, thanks to its diverse offerings. Whether you hope for a quiet time in the…