There aren’t many more spectacular sights than the African sky at night with its millions of stars where the lack of light pollution only makes it even more enchanting. When leaving the frills of camp life behind, sleeping out under the stars allows you to really see what’s special and what’s going on around you. A night sleeping under these skies will be an experience not to forget and waking up to the dawn chorus at sunrise will make a wonderful addition to your safari.
Nomad Safaris Specials
4 nights for the price of 3 at Sand Rivers/Kiba Point Selous and Chada Katavi and Kigella Ruaha year round.
Combined camps 7 nights for the price of 5 at a combination of Sand Rivers Selous/Kiba Point and Chada Katavi and Kigella Ruaha.
Honeymoon special 50% off for the bride at Sand Rivers Selous and Kigella Ruaha
7 nights for the price of 6 at Chada Katavi and Greystoke Mahale year round.
Selous Game Reserve
Your honeymoon will be the most memorable holiday of your life and where more romantic to spend it but under the stars of Africa? At Farside Africa, we specialise in tailor making your perfect honeymoon and below are a number of special offers to help inspire you! Continue reading …
A camp enviably located on the banks of the Selinda Spillway in northern Botswana – offers horseback safaris, walking trails, boating, mekoro, canoeing, fishing and game drive experiences in one of the country’s most exquisite wildlife areas. Continue reading …
Heart beating, pulse raising, curiosity and excitement mounting – this is the sensation you will feel as you come across a black rhino in close proximity for the first time and you can do just that at Saruni Rhino in northern Kenya. Continue reading …
Clients of our, Reg and his daughter Loraine, recently returned from a trip to Kenya where they visit every year as they have fallen in love with the Mara. This year they took their friend Marina and went back to stay at Kicheche Mara camp. She must have been their lucky charm as they had some fantastic wildlife encounters.
He sent us this wonderful account of a leopard and hyena chilling together in the midday sun, as well as some fascinating lions ……
“We had a fantastic time! Every year we go we say that it can’t get better but we are proved wrong.
We saw something we have never seen before (and neither had any of the guides or camp hosts!). A leopard was having a rest under a tree relatively close to a hyena who was lying in a small hollow. They were aware of each others location. The hyena was getting a bit hot so got up and walked about 75m to rest under the shade of a bush. The leopard, some 10 minutes later, got up and started to walk in same direction. We thought that, as there is not much love lost between the two, the “muck was going to hit the fan”.
Incredibly, the leopard laid down next to the hyena (within a couple of feet). The hyena looked up and at the leopard then laid down again. The leopard looked at the hyena, groomed itself and just rested.
Lions up tress, whilst not unique, is still not your every day scene, especially when they are 15/20ft up the tree and looking very comfortable.
We left camp one morning to track a pride of lions. When we found them George (our guide) realised that they were heading back to camp so we followed. At about 9.30 after following them they went through the camp (three of them) between the tents (about 100 yards from ours) to carry on their journey to a previous nights kill over looking the camp.
Counting the days until the next adventure……… ”
If you would like to have the opportunity of being lucky enough to experience something as magical as this, then please contact us and we can make it happen!
In the meantime take a look at our Kenya section for some inspiration!
One of the best-kept secrets on Africa’s adventure tourism calendar is the 10 to 4 Mt Kenya mountain Bike Challenge which raises money for the Mount Kenya Trust. Held annually since 2002, it is the major fundraiser for the Mount Kenya Trust conservation NGO which has since raised over $500,000 and has thus contributed to planting more than half a million trees, building and maintaining a 14km elephant corridor through farmland, returning over 450 hectares of bare land to indigenous forest and helped 50,000 Kenyans with health care.
Last year, under the radar, Vicky took part in what only can be described as the ultimate bike safari. Not only did she take part but she also won her race, the first female to finish the classic race – quite an achievement!
This year we sponsored four local boys and girls from Nanyuki – the ‘NANYUKI Mambas’.
And more success came – this years ‘Queen of the Mountain’ was Joyce who was the overall female winner over the 2 day race and David and Joseph finished 8th and 9th in the mens race and Asmin 4th in the Rush – a brilliant achievement all round!