Sustainable Travel

Kisima Tours and Safaris is a tour operating company that upholds sustainability. We do all we can to maximize on the positive effect on the environment and the culture of places we visit, so as to minimize the great effects of travel. Tourism depend on the natural recourses of a place, environment, culture and the people around a particular region. That is why we are concerned with the global climatic impact and work hard to reduce our carbon ‘footprints’ both out there in the field and in the office.
Our efforts have been confirmed to be right and recognize and certificated by Travelife. This means that during the 2017 WTM London, we were awarded a certificate by Travelife. Travelife is a leading training, management and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reach sustainability. This achievement came after we set aside some initiatives and followed them closely. We still come across some ways of practicing sustainability better.
Now when it comes to tour operators and sustainability, three things are often involved; the Environment, the Society and the economy.

To the Environment;

  •  We ensure we contract vehicle that have good engine so as to reduce the amount of CO2, nitrous oxide and methane released to the environment.
Sustainable Travel
Seed ball ready to be dispatched

 

  • We give our clients seed ball in our welcoming kits so that they dispatch them as they tour. A smart way to plant trees through Aerial reforestation.
  • We advise our clients strictly on tips of practicing sustainable tourism, so that they enjoy their safari knowing that they have left no negative traces in their safari destinations.
  • We partner with and support properties who work to preserve their natural and cultural environment (Eco Lodges & Camps).
  • In the office, we recycle used papers for printing (if we have to) because we see each paper as a fallen tree.
  • Going Digital in the way we share internal information has helped us reduce the use of papers in the office.
  • We use natural lights other than electricity.

To the Community;

  • We also support Parks, Reserves and Camps that are communally owned so that we support the communities directly.
  • We offer voluntourism and community outreach programs for people in the rural areas, with disability and terminal ailments.
  • Our manual for sustainability travel include instructions that guides a client on how to respect culture and the community visited how ever different it may seem.

To the Economy;

  • Curio stops; souvenir shopping is not only for the client’s benefit but also a way to give back to different communities gifted in art. It is a source of income for them.
  • Attraction visitations improves the hosting county’s economy.
  • We support properties and attraction that provide employment for the locals so as to improve their living standards.

Don’T Look Any Further For Women-Only Travel Packages.

Don’t look any further for women-only travel packages. The best are here, offered by Kisima Safaris
Are you seeking for women only trips? Would you like to meet and make friends with other women? Would you like to spend tie with like-minded women while having a lifetime adventure? Are you seeking to let go yourself and be that girl that you always dream to be connecting with nature? Or do you prefer to relax while sipping tea, coffee or even a that wine that you so love?

Those dreams of mentoring a young woman can be met while on women only safari with Kisima Safaris. Come mingle with the Kenyan woman. You will be amazed as to how many things you have in common just because you are both women. This and many more are reason enough why you need that long waited vacation and will make a positive difference in your life.

Women-Only Trips

Women-only Safaris makes you connect self, Other women and Nature. On arrival you come in with packed suitcases but when going back home you take more as self-love, love for others, joy, strength, knowledge just to mention but a few are some of those that you will have added in your packing going back home. You also don’t leave us empty as we leave us with Love, smile, hope, care and any more. You plant a seed in other women’s lives that is priceless.

 

Women-Only Safari Programs:

Africa’s Hidden Treasures

Shompole Wildlife Conservancy

Located only 118 km South West from Nairobi. Shompole wildlife conservancy  offers opportunity for Game Drive as you search for the Big Five. Enjoy your night under luxurious canvas at Shompole Camp. Also, a beautiful sun-downer experience that gives way to a clear skies with plenty of stars. Shompole’s uniqueness lies on its geographic location. The Conservancy stands at the border of Kenya and Tanzania. It also lies between Lake Natron and Lake Magadi which are all saline Lakes. It’s the best place for adventure due to it’s location at the edge of Nguruman Escarpment overlooking the great rift valley. This conservancy covers a total of 35,000 acres and is surrounded by 140,000 acres of Shompole group ranch. The 140,000 acres  provides a disposal area for wildlife and buffer zone.

The camp.

Shompole camp

Shompole Camp has only 4 double tents placed widely spread apart. Therefor, it ensure privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind. Each Shompole room has its own cool-pool and informal sitting areas. A bathroom with a view to take you awy while having a shower. A specially designed tent that includes vast windows and a high-canopied roof. Making it perfect for our women only exclusive group.

Community.

Shompole wildlife conservancy

Just like the Mara, the surrounding community at Shompole are the Maasai community. They paint the Semi-arid area with colorful culture. They grace the environment with their numerous heard of cattle. The Maasai are nomadic pastoralist hence making the lifestyle of the locals quite predictable and interesting. Their daily routine consists of waking up and walking their cattle in search of pasture. To them to them, cattle are their sign of wealth and they live to own more and more of them. At Shompole you get to interact with the community at even participate in their cultural activities.

12 Tips Of Practicing Sustainable Tourism

Why practice Sustainable Tourism

Africa Safaris was a tradition initiated by hunters. Over a period of time things have changed and environment has as well. People started seeing the importance of taking care of fauna and flora all over the world to reduce the negative impact of tourism to the environment. Well that is not all sustainable tourism is about, it is also about supporting local community and economy.

Below are tips that will help you join the world in practicing sustainable tourism. These tips will help you give back to the community and to mother earth as well.

1. Learn About your Destination

Before you travel read and learn about your visiting destination. There are many destination guide books that will enable to learn more about a country’s culture, language, the does and don’ts. You can search from the many tones of information on the internet. The last thing you want to do is walk around with polythene bags in Kenya after the burn just because you lucked the information.

2. Read the wildlife and park rules and abide by them.

There are rules in every park, conservancy and reserves. These are always in place to protect the animals and their natural habitats, the visiting tourist safety and the environment. Practice sustainable tourism by respecting the rules to preserve the beauty of the land you are visiting. Rules like do not feed the animals, do not get out of your van during a safari and do not litter and so on should be observed keenly.

3. Respect animal space and habitat.

Safaris are called so because humans travel to the animal’s natural habitats. If this is not handled with caution, we might disrupt the spatial patterns that might have an impact to the visited eco-system. Keep silence when spotting animals and travel with earth or dull colored clothes to remain invisible whenever in the animal kingdom. Noise and too much human activities might disrupt their natural lives e.g. feeding patterns, mating patters and so on. This might lead to a frustrated animal world and no one wants that in their destination. Not the animals, not the tourist, not the tourism industry, not the residential locals and definitely not the environment.

4. Support locally made Handcrafts

Some East African communities are naturally blessed with the gift of craftsmanship. If you purchase handmade craft from them you directly support them and their families. You also leave with unique pieces that takes you back to Africa every time you look at them. Handcraft options are limitless with each of the communities being unique in their own art. They range from wooden carvings, to soap stone carvings, to colorful bead-work to woven baskets and beautifully painted portraits. Buying those helps you support local community as they carry on their cultural aspects. This is a way of practicing sustainable tourism as you are giving back to the community.

5. Stay within the boundaries of your camp or lodge

The camps and lodges are set inside parks with dense animal population. Do yourself a favor by staying within the camp or lodge compound and not leaving unless accompanied by a trained and experienced guide. Nobody wants to be a hyena’s early meal. Remember your flesh in quite different from an antelope’s flesh and once the wild animals go ‘human’ they never turn back.

6. Never purchase souvenirs with corals or endangered animal products

As much as we encourage you to purchase locally made crafts. You should know what is healthy and legal to purchase. Very many species diminishing and some habitats ruined because some people are trading on the products. Supporting these kind of business means that you will be aiding in increase of their demand hence more will be killed and more habitats ruined. Artifacts with Ivory, tortoise shells, corals, reptile skins animal hides and plants ham the environment. In sustainable tourism, we try to reduce animal population loss regardless of how valuable its product are.

7. Remove unneeded packaging

When you have shopped and you are packing for your Safari. Make sure you remove all the unwanted packaging to reduce litter in the destination you are traveling to. Polythene bags are a no no in Kenya thanks to the burn. Therefor you would like to unwrap that new camera and binoculars and leave the packaging at home. This also helps in reducing the bulk in your bag, making it easier to move.

8. Be conscious of what you are taking or leaving

I once walked in a forest that had a board written, ‘take only the nourishment and leave everything as you found them’. For me I will advise you to take only the photographs with you and leave only your footprints behind. Our Vans and Jeeps are fitted with dustbin to control littering in the parks. In case you find yourself in one without, kindly keep even the tiniest of your litter and throw it in the next bin you encounter.

9. Keep any used batteries and carry them back home

Regardless of where you will think it will be safe to throw them. If a country does not yet have recycling programs that will handle such hazardous materials, that material will affect the environment. North America has the proper resources of disposing off used batteries.

10. Bring Biodegradable Shampoos and conditioners.

Personal hygiene has to be observed even while on Safari. It would be better if one could observe the environmental health with the same amount of keenness they put in personal hygiene. Shampoos are often washed down the soil. When choosing your brand of choice look out for the words ‘biodegradable’ or ‘organic’

11. Leave the city for your safari with SEED BALLS.

A seed ball is simply a tree seed inside a ball of charcoal dust mixed with nutritious binders. The act of throwing it to a barren lands or grassy areas is referred to as Seed-Bombing. Also Known as Aerial reforestation. It has and is being used in areas where plants can grow or even man-made deserts. These seeds are always contained in the charcoal dust balls then germinated in ideal conditions for each climate/region. Every region has suitable tree seeds that are well adapted to the climates.

12. Avoid Taking picture of the locals unless you are at a place right to do so.

Respect your hosts and their culture. What might be strange or different to you, is their daily routine avoid taking a picture of them as you drive by. This might be considered rude or disrespectful among the locals. If interested in interacting with them and know more about their culture, there are designated villages where there are local open to questions or might even allow you to take pictures.

 

 

Safari Packing Checklist : Avoid Over Packing Disorder

 TWENDE SAFARI

The idea of coming to Africa for a safari is definitely very exciting and thrilling at the same time. Packing for the safari might be a bit challenging considering the changing temperatures and internal flight baggage restrictions.  And most importantly if you already have a chronic overpacking disorder like me.

The basic requirements are; Sunscreen, a good hat with a wide brim, a camera, and sporty shoes.

What Bag To Carry

As much as our safari Vans and Jeeps have more than enough space for your luggage, I would advise you to have a soft bag flexible enough to be squeezed in a tiny storage compartment. Going to the bush means you might use the small aircraft with very minimal luggage allowance.

Light weight Rain Ponchos

November is a rainy season in Kenya so a light weight poncho might come in handy. For the beach and the Savanna, a moisturizer might be very helpful because of the heat.

How to dress up.

Some safaris might be long distances so it would be advisable to dress lightly and comfortably. African weather is variable, it has chilly mornings, super-hot days in some areas and cold evenings so you might want to pack something warmer.

Some hotels expect guest to wear trousers and collared shirts during meals.

Long sleeved shirts, dresses and trouser will come in handy during the born fires. It will help with the mosquitoes and stubborn insects in the bush.

Unless you are booking into Luxurious accommodation, we would advise you to carry enough clothes for the Safari for the laundry in other accommodations are charged.

Binoculars

Will help in spotting game during game drives. Having a pair of your own will ensure you don’t miss even a second of action.

Save some space for power strips.

Camera batteries and chargers might come in handy. Phone chargers and a power bank too.

Insect repellent

There are night outdoor activities in the bush examples being night game drives, born fires, bush dinners and the tents are technically out in the open. The inside might be taken care of properly but the mosquitoes are free to bite outside.

Sunglasses

The African sun may be quite intense. Have just a pair to help you glare during the game drives and for the dusty roads

Medication

Our vans and land cruiser have the medication in the first aid kit. But you might want to carry some just in case you need them in your room at night.

Here are some very essential ones you might consider bringing along.

Anti-Malarial

You are prone to encountering mosquitoes in the bush. This might help to prevent malaria.

Antihistamines

In case of allergies or insect bites

Anti-diarrhea

This might come handy just in case you eat something g that does not liaise well with your digestive system.

Kenya’s Tea Grafting Farm Visit

An industry whose mission is to produce the leading tea quality in Eastern Africa. It’s on its way to achieving its mission. Njeru Farms and industry is cloning different variety of tea including purple tea production. This is to enable them to come up with special, healthier, tastier and more unique tea variety.  They have three main tea Estates Kiegoi Estate, Kirunguria Estate and Lucuitu Estate. All with cloned high-quality tea.

PURPLE TEA

Athi Astate with Purple Tea
Purple Tea

Have you heard of purple tea?   Patches of purple darken these fields. The purple comes from leaves with high levels of anthocyanins, natural pigments that give cranberries, blueberries and grapes their color. These purple leaves are Africa’s newest — and most intriguing — tea. It has a high level of theaflavins and many other components. This makes it an ingredient to reduce the risk of hypatension and cardiac arrest.

 

Kenyan Purple tea
They Provide Variety

 This is just one out of the many varieties that the Njeru’s have in their farm. They produce Oolong tea and black tea orthodox.  You will experience picking and tasting of the different tea varieties at Njeru farms.

 

A Tes-Tea Possession Passed Down 5 Generations.

Kiambethu Farm

It is a small heaven for tea drinkers. A large white art decor-style house set in acres of lush garden that run down to the fields of Kiambethu Farm.

Just an hour’s drive from the heart of Nairobi city is a historic farm. Mc Donell bought the land in 1910 and it has been passed to 5 generations down. History states that Mc Donell was among the first people to grow tea in Kenya. He was the also first to market and sell the tea commercially. Now, one of the biggest Kenya tea exporters.

The Tour

Kiambethu Farm
Visitors at Kiambethu farm

Fiona the host has the best welcoming treat put together for her guests . Enjoy a welcoming tea with your host accompanied by an informative talk about how the tea. She gives you an oral process of the tea from the farm to the cap. A narration of the interesting history of their family in the farm is also something you cannot afford to miss. After which, have a tour at the fields and the neighboring indigenous forest, spotting the resident troop of Colobas monkeys and the beautiful rare bird species attracted by the nectar of the numerous different flowers grown all over the garden.

Visitors have a 4 course farm style lunch outside on the lawn on a picnic table. Enjoy home made bread, food from the garden to the plate and their delicious homemade ice-cream

A day at Kiembethu will not just leave you informed but inspired and rejuvenated from the nature walks or the natural environment.

Adrenaline Gushing Adventure To Do In Kenya

Bungee Jumping

Image result for Sagana white water rafting hd imagesTake your adrenaline glands on a joy ride diving from an elevated tower over river Tana at Kenya’s Sagana River and over a beautiful jungle setting. Beginners sign up for intro classes that nobody is left out in our adrenaline gashing activity.

 

 

Mountain Biking


Nothing means freedom like mountain biking on diverse beautiful scenic trails filled with silence and filling your lungs with fresh air, feeling the morning sun on your skin. Normally the participant has it at the back of their mind that they have nothing else to do but puddle on, view the sight and breath. Now that’s a new kind of free. We have classes for first timers just to share the freedom feeling with all.

 

White Water Rafting

Related imageDreaming of gettingt your adrenaline pumping there is no better way to do than puddling in a two-person or six-person croc-raft challenge, speeding on a raft river and working together to maintain balance in the middle of a dense jungle and anticipating a water fall. First timers will are accompanied by a professional and safety measure are observed.

                                       

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The ultimate survivor Africa series. If you would like to test your tolerance level with a lot of adventure then this is the activity to take. It is full day hike in Kenya Semi-Arid area, very scenic adventurous and diverse landscape. Since your campsite is kept anonymous, your full day job for that day is to find your campsite your guide being coordinate, a compass and the area map.

Mountain climbing

Let your adventure quest lead you to Africa’s highest peaks. Climb the mountain of God, a giant born of fire and ice. Let the overnight wilderness camping take your breath away. Take a challenge to witness the mountain that goes to sleep and wake up with it in its frozen morning.

Snorkeling

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There is a world hidden from our world. This world has horses and it has the largest and the heaviest mammals on earth. Vegetation grows on it and grazers feed on them, while predators prey on the grazers. The system is almost the same but creatures in this world breathe differently. It’s a world under the oceans visited by the brave. I call them the strong in faith. Add a splash of adrenaline courtesy of the resident dolphins, turtles, giant manta rays, sharks and if lucky you would swim along with the sea horses,’ the greatest and most unique father on earth’.

 

Gertrude Children’S Hospital

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Getrude Children’s Hospital

DID YOU KNOW THAT GERTRUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WAS BUILT OUT OF A LOVE STORY?

In his early 20’s Col Grogan fell in love with Gertrude Coleman Watt while at a party in New Zealand. Gertrude’s father was a wealthy man. He wanted some assurance from Grogan that he was a tough man, and he would be able to take care of his daughter before he could marry her. Col Grogan promised to walk from Cape to Cairo. An epic journey which he trekked some 9650 kms across Africa to prove his love.

He completed the first leg of his trek from cape to Beira in Mozambique during the first Matabele war (when British were fighting with the Ndebele people in what is today South Western Zimbabwe). It was in February 1898 when he was 24years when he set on his final leg. The journey took him through Nyasaland (Malawi), Tanganyika (Tanzania), the Ruwenzori mountain region, Uganda, Sudan and then into Egypt arriving in Cairo in Early 1900. Upon returning to England he was received as a hero and married Gertrude the same year having proved that he was worthy.

Later he returned to Africa, first to South Africa. Then to British East Africa as Kenya was called then, where he settled. In Kenya he became the greatest land grabber after Lord Delamere. At one time Grogan owned about 190,000 acres while Delamere had 115,000 acres. Col Grogan owned almost the whole of Taita Taveta, much of Nairobi including Muthaiga and Ngara.  Grogan road, now Kirinyaga road was named after him. He was so powerful. He had the Kenya – Uganda railway line directed to run through his sisal farm in Taveta.

After Gertrude died in 1943, Grogan built on his Muthaiga home grounds a Pediatric hospital in her name – “GETRUDES CHILDREN HOSPITAL” that completed in 1947. By then the hospital was for whites only. It is still the leading hospital of its kind in East Africa.

Col Grogan was very famous with the Africans as he was so brutal. He was the most aggressive and abrasive of the early settlers. Africans called him Bwana Chui (Mr. Leopard)

After Kenya gained its independence, he retreated back to Cape Town, South Africa where he died in 1967 at the age of 92 almost a forgotten man.

Now You Know!

Women-Only Wellness Adventure And Cultural Tour

Why Kenya

Kenya is one of the richest countries in the world, located in the richest continent in the world. On our surface, we are blessed with infinite beauty and abundance of flora and fauna. Producing most exquisite harvest of flowers, tea, coffee, fruits, vegetables and horticulture you name it we’ve got it! Our land is Golden, literally a true paradise.

This trip is not about Kenya; well do not dispute the fact that it is in Kenya. The trip is about women for other women. In that you get to travel with other women, inspire fellow women, and you celebrate women rising above their challenged to do and become better. Within the borders of one country you will find savannas rich with game, timeless culture unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and islands and coral reefs. Not forgetting equatorial forest best for meditation, snow capes mountains, searing deserts, painted deserts and cool highland retreats. If you are adventurous, endless opportunity for adventure, discovery, relaxation and more than you would ever expect.

Urban Bag gardening

Many residents living in towns and cities are turning to urban farming to fight poverty, enhance food security and improve environmental sustainability. A group of women have survived through this in Thika town. Located 45 km away from Nairobi city center. They are kind to share their secret with visitors who visit to witness the healthy jewel they discovered. Bag garden take only a square area and the bags can hold 80 – 100 crops. These lessons will be helpful as you will be able to take a bag home with you, curtsy of Kisima Safaris and have your own bag garden, offering you a chance to eat organic vegetable from your own backyard garden.

Kibera Slums

When there is a mention of African biggest slum Kibera, you automatically picture poverty, insecurity, negativity among others. A visit to Kibera slum will leave you shockingly inspired for you will be amazed by the gigantic industrious and incredibly busy market place that it is. Kibera is a self-sufficient place where you will get everything that you want. Surprisingly, in better quality than most parts of Nairobi city. It also is a hub of talented hair dressers, interior designers, dressmakers, artists and fresh fruits and vegetable are sprouting from every corner.

Women Are Heroes Rooftop artwork in Kibera slum Kenya.

Women will amuse you with their extra- ordinary positivity and talented business minds. Each of them believing that they will be successful. This image is one of Kibera slums roofs, decorated by pictures of women living there. A French photographer  visited Kibera and was inspired by the women there. JR photographed local women in Nairobi’s largest slum, printed them on a vinyl – covered tarpaulins and attached them to the roofs of the shacks in the slum as a part of ‘Women are Heroes project’. This happened way back in 2009.

The Word’s most eligible Bachelor

The entire specie of white rhinos in the planet depend on him. He is so precious that he has his own private bodyguards. Sudan is the only serving male black rhino in the planet among over 17,000 females who try as hard as they can to get their way with him. He lives in Ol-Pejeta Conservancy and he has had a journey of a lifetime. To see and hear more about his journey and survival……. you have to book this trip.

Tambuzi Farm Visit

A beautiful story of a white couple with Kenyan roots who saw an opportunity and seized it. This story leads to the two turning a dairy farm into a beautiful flower paradise. The world’s leading specialist supplier of traditional garden scented roses- the only one in Kenya. They have over 12 different types of roses and have been running for more than 20 years

For more see Tambuzi

Jungle in Africa (The Aberdare Mountain Ranges)

It soars to peaks of 13,000 feet and dip into deep, V shaped valleys with streams and rivers cascading over spectacular waterfalls, including Kenya’s longest fall of approximately 1,000 feet! Located in the heart of the Kikuyu tribe highlands area in Central Kenya, traditional folklore states that the Aberdare Mountains are one of the homes of Ngai,(God). This mountain ranges provide the best atmosphere of jungle meditation and yoga.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Have an exclusive stay in a luxurious camp in the wilderness as you enjoy the wildlife and connect with nature. Have organized wilderness yoga in scenic site at request. Maasai Mara is one of the world’s best reserves hosting the 7th wonder of the world which is the largest wildebeest migration. With a cultural tour to the Maasai Mara village and a balloon Safari on request at an extra cost. The Mara will give you an ultimate wilderness experience

Watamu Tree House yoga retreated

Watamu Treehouse is a truly unique retreat center situated on the nicest and quietest part of Watamu Beach. A beautiful stretch of white sand and warm blue water on the Kenya Coast. Staying at Tree-house is unlike any other Coastal house or hotel. In 2015 Harper’s Bazaar UK listed Tree-house first in their feature “THE WORLD’S BEST TREE-HOUSE HOTELS”. And in 2016, the Telegraph Travel included Tree-house among-st their “BEST HOTELS IN KENYA”

with an activity filled day planned just for the staying guest, tree house will leave you healthier than you came.

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About Kenya Safari

Perfect holiday take  Kenya Safari:

An outing on a Kenya Safari Holiday

Kenya is a safari destination known worldwide. When you talk about Kenya Safari what comes to most people’s mind is Wildlife Safaris which is the signature for our safaris. Safari is a Swahili word for Journey. Our wildlife is in natural habitats and so one has to on a journey to see them. You can visit a National Park or National Reserve but without a game drive you can go back home having seen no animal. A game drive is very important while on safari and equally important is who takes you on this safari.

What is a game drive?

This is driving inside the National Parks and National Reserves in search of the wild animals. Please note our animals are in the jungle and are not restricted thus they move from one place to another.

Who is the right person to take you for a game drive?

For you to have the best experience on a game drive you don’t need a driver but instead you need a driver guide. Driver guides have the rich knowledge on the animals, bird, flora and Fauna. They are experts in looking for these animals. They also know where you are likely to find a particular animal. You also get to learn more on each of the animals that you spot. For them it’s not just seeing an animal, taking pictures and moving to the next. Instead they impact you with rich information that by the time you are coming to the end of your safari you have good knowledge to even write a book about Kenya Safari.

Kenya Safari:

This is not limited to just Wildlife. Kenya is a rich country and it have more to offer. Our other attractions are Beach Holiday, Cultural Safaris, Agriculture Safaris, Hiking and Cycling Safaris, Marathon Safaris. Kenya Safari is never complete until you combine the wildlife safari with either one or two of the above. Our clean beaches are perfect spot for relation be it for a family holiday, Honeymooners, Students, Adventure clubs, Women only groups, or any other group that has come together to have fun. Culture is very rich in Kenya. With over 42 tribes there is a lot to learn from us. Kenyan are very warm friendly people and will always welcome you with a warm smile. Interacting with the locals give you a chance to experience Kenya day to day life.

Run In Kenya For Kenya!

CARE TO SHARE

They say sharing is caring, the world has become a global village and everybody in it is considered brothers and sisters, regardless of race or religion. Kisima Safaris, a source of adventure, is willing to share Kenyan Marathon Secret. We take you to the land of Kenyan athletes, the worlds greatest/best Marathoners, to witness the culture of running that naturally exists in our high altitude land Iten.  We take you to our famous training center where world marathon champions were and are still being molded. The likes of Ezekiel Kemboi, Lorner Chiplagat, Kipchoge Keino, David Rudisha and the last time I visited a foumours training centre, I found the Ethiopian Super star Mo’ Farah among many other celebrity marathoners.

RING THE CHANGES

Kisima Safaris gives you a chance to participate and witness our culture of charity through marathons held annually to help people with specific problems like Matter Heart run, Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero Campaign Kenya wildlife marathon etc. Kisima safaris also give you a chance to let the wildlife stare at you as you pound across the savannah in a cloud of dust in adventurous marathon within beautiful Kenyan terrain like Kimbia Kenya which has currently been dominated by French  philanthropic and sports tourists. This is the kind that takes your breath away but motivates you to go more miles and see more. Kenyan athletes and our brothers and sisters from all walks of the world attend to make a difference in their lives, in the donation recipient’s lives and gives back to the hosting community at large. Stay in touch; miss a race, your loss!

Below is a list of our annual marathon calendar that Kisima is willing to assist you to attend comfortably.

RACES MONTH RUN IN KENYA…………
1. Kimbia Kenya February
  • To discover Kenya!
  • To support education in Kenya:
2. Tsavorun May
  • To restore and conserve the heritage of Tsavo Ecosystem in a holistic manner.
3. Mully International Half Marathon May
  • To transform the lives of orphaned, abused and abandoned children in Africa.
  • To help students attend Mully University College
  • To support MCF operations and drought relief efforts in local communities surrounding MCF operations.

 

4. Safaricom Marathon. June
  • To support Wildlife conservation
5. Mwea Classic Marathon July
  • To create awareness that connects education and economic empowerment to sports
6. Amazing Maasai Ultra Marathon July
  • To support education projects for Maasai girls
7. Kenya Wildlife Marathon and Half Marathon October
  • All proceeds from the runs will be given to Kenya Wildlife Trust
8. Maasai Mara Marathon October
  • To support: education, Conservation, Water, health and Sanitation,
  • Sport tourism Catalyst.
  • Continuity for our marathon Champions.
9. Standard Chattered Nairobi Marathon October
  • To help support project for our ‘Seeing is Believing’ community imitative that aims to raise funds for the needy in the community.
  • Create a community event for everyone’s enjoyment
10. Sotokoto Safari July
  • To advance a heart of giving back and reinforce human values in addition to actively participating in education and the development of leaders.
11. Ndakaini Half Marathon September
  • To support sustainable supply of safe water to the Ndakaini Dam through conservation to the catchment areas.
  • Empowerment of local community to develop viable social economic enterprises associated with the dam.
12. Safaricom Madoka Half Marathon October
  • To promote and develop young athletes in the local communities specifically in Taita Taveta County
  • Help other athletes prepare for international marathon events all over the world.
13. Sasumua Dam Half Marathon November
  • Running for water catchment conservation
14. Kass International Marathon November
  • To offer high quality sporting activities, entertainment and merchandise in a professional way that meet the present and future client’s needs, in the current dynamic market.
15. Kakamega Forest Marathon November
  • To conserve the Kakamega Tropical Rain Forest
16. Kisumu world AIDS Marathon December
  • To help eliminate the stigma that is associated with AIDS by creating awareness all over the world.

The sites of these races are carefully picked annually to give participants a scenic unforgettable experience. An ultra-marathon might seem TEDIOUS but when on a beautiful scenic landscape it surely is GLORIOUS. You doubt? Well there’s only one way to find out!

 

Sustainable Tourism is part of us. We practice it in our offices and out in the field. As you travel with Kisima Safaris please join us by practicing sustainable tourism.

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