After a busy start to the year, we’re all settled back into Nairobi life – surviving the long hot days and waiting patiently for the rains!
We thought we’d update you on a couple of exciting developments happening here in Kenya! You can find more of these ‘updates’ and interesting reads over on our blog
- TRAVEL ADVISORY LIFTED
In early March 2017, The Foreign and Commonwealth office lifted their travel advisory on Lamu and Manda Island! These exquisite and historical islands are a unique addition to the ‘beach & bush’ safari itinerary, so it is great news that everyone can now feel they visit this stunning location!
2. KENYA TO BAN ALL PLASTIC BAGS BY END OF 2017
A progressive move by the Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary, announced in mid-March 2017 to ban the ‘use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging’. This ban is to be implemented within 6 months…fingers crossed the ban will be fully implemented with the full support of all industry players!
Here at New African Territories we are committed to reducing our ‘carbon-footprint, ensuring that our safaris are as ‘eco-friendly’ as possible. One way we do this is, is the use of re-usable water bottles. In each guests safari ‘welcome pack’, individual ruseble water bottle are given for guests to use throughout their safari.
Two people on a ten day safari can use a minimum of 20 plastic water bottles (2 bottles each a day), the use of a reusable bottle reduces the need for the use of buying/drinking disposal plastic bottles. Camps are more than willing to fill drinking bottles with clean, fresh, drinking water.
3. THE RAINS HAVE ARRIVED IN THE MARA
After a dry couple of months throughout the region, thankfully the heavens have opened (in the Mara at least). Typical dramatic skies are now the order of the day, producing impressive storms over the plains, filling up the rivers and turning everything a refreshing shade of green! Hopefully it’s here to stay for a while, restoring the landscape to a productive luscious environment!