Entries tagged: Ol Donyo Lodge

The Maasai Olympics - A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics – A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics are a biennial event making strides to change the Maasai culture of lion hunting for status. Travel with Ker & Downey on a luxury Kenya safari to witness the 2018 Maasai Olympics. For the Maasai, hunting and killing a lion is a traditional rite of passage and a way to win the hearts of girls. It’s an age-old tradition that has been practiced for centuries. But the once strong Kenyan lion population is dwindling. Forty years ago, the lions of Kenya numbered around 250,000. Today, there are about 35,000. Every 10 to 12 years, a new generation […]

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Kenya Riding Safari Guides: Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku

Kenya Riding Safari Guides: Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku

Our Kenya Riding Safari is just one of our exciting new horseback riding adventures we’re pleased to offer our clients. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll explore the new journeys and the guides leading them, starting with Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku, Ride Manager and Head Guide of our Kenya Riding Safari. Our Kenya Riding Safari explores Chyulu Hills and the wildlife that call the region home. On this journey, you’ll venture through forests, craters, and underground lava tubes tracking buffalo, leopard, syke’s monkey, and forest hogs, returning to the campfire of ol Donyo Fly Camp to […]

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Land of the Masai

Land of the Masai

The next part of our Africa Bucket List takes us into the heart of safari country in Kenya. On this ten day journey, you will see why Kenya is the land of the Masai. The safari features Chyulu Hills, Shaba National Park, and the Masai Mara National Reserve – some of the best locations to observe the diversity of East African wildlife and culture. This classic safari has a few twists to keep even the seasoned Africa traveler intrigued. Safari by Camelback, Sasaab Camp Trade the game vehicles for a seat atop a camel and set out looking for elephant, lion, oryx, […]

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