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Kenya: Rediscover the magic

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Vast national parks, the Big Five and an abundance of marine life make Kenya a magical destination

Kenya is known as the original home of the safari, and with more than 40 national parks offering some of the best wildlife-spotting locations in the world, it’s not hard to see why. For clients keen to embark on a big post-pandemic trip, this vast country is the ideal destination to consider, with a huge portfolio of world-class safari camps and ample opportunities to see the Big Five.

Record numbers of elephants and rhinos have been born during the pandemic, meaning visitors now have a better-than-ever chance of spotting these giant creatures. But it’s not all about the safari parks. The country shares over 300 miles of coastline with the Indian Ocean and boasts an impressive list of stunning beach resorts. The wildlife viewing extends into the ocean, where plenty of marine life call the Kenyan coastline home.

Record numbers of elephants and rhinos have been born during the pandemic

And now, with the recently launched Magical Kenya Travel Specialist agent training programme, you can get to know this captivating destination even more. The online programme outlines some of Kenya’s must-do experiences, providing an insight into the following:

Nature and Wildlife
The Masai Mara is one of the most popular safari destinations and is home to all of the Big Five. Flamingos can be seen at Lake Nakuru National Park, while Amboseli National Park is one of the world’s best places in which to spot elephants.

The Kenyan Coast
Kenya adjoins the Indian Ocean, where abundant marine life includes turtles, whale sharks and dolphins. The coast can also be explored on dhow boats, while back on land, coastal cities such as Mombasa are home to beautiful beaches, historical sites and great nightlife.

Adventure and Sports
The country is a playground for adventure lovers, with opportunities to go rafting, ziplining and bungee jumping in extraordinary locations. Keen hikers can visit Mount Kenya National Park, while the coast caters for watersports, including diving and windsurfing.

Culture and Heritage
A trip to Kenya will give your clients the chance to meet and interact with local communities, including the Maasai and Turkana people. There are also a number of Unesco World Heritage Sites, offering visitors the chance to learn about Kenya’s past.

Vibrant Cities
While many visitors to Kenya head for the wilderness, its cities are just as welcoming. Nairobi is modern and dynamic, while coastal Mombasa is steeped in history, and the newer Kisumu, set on the shores of Lake Victoria, is surrounded by wildlife.

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Gamewatchers

This exclusive tour company specialises in tailored safaris to small camps and lodges in East Africa. Gamewatchers owns Porini Camps, which are located in private community-owned conservancies across Kenya. The company is committed to sustainability and the preservation of Africa’s wildlife, landscapes and local communities.

AirKenya

AirKenya connects some of the biggest safari parks across Kenya and beyond. With decades of experience of flying passengers in this region, the airline connects clients from place to place with ease. Through its subsidiaries, the route network extends into Tanzania and Uganda, and charter services are also available.


Become a Kenya Specialist and win a safari

Kenya Tourism Board, in partnership with Gamewatchers and AirKenya, is giving agents the chance to Rediscover the Magic of Kenya for themselves on an eight-day safari for two.

The prize includes:

  • 1 night at Nairobi Tented Camp, Nairobi National Park
  • 2 nights at Porini Amboseli Camp, Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli
  • 2 nights at Porini Rhino Camp, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Laikipia
  • 2 nights at Porini Mara Camp, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Masai Mara
  • All domestic flights, courtesy of AirKenya
  • 2 x return economy-class flights plus park and conservancy fees, courtesy of the Kenya Tourism Board

To enter, agents just need to register at magicalkenyatravelspecialist.com and complete the training modules.

For more information and for the terms and conditions, visit comp.travelweekly.co.uk/MagicalKenya
The closing date is August 26.

PICTURES: Kenya Tourism Board; Gamewatchers

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