If there was an imaginary list of top 10 places to visit in along the Kenya Coast, then Mida Creek could easily take number one... two and three!
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One of the key pillars of Kenya’s Heritage, is our diverse culture. The diverse origins of the ancestral communities who settled here, is a testament to the appeal of this Great land.
In a world that is changing faster than the learning of our culture, wouldn’t it be great to find a place to experience Kenya’s diversity and traditions in a fun yet informative way?
Within the 40 acres of beautiful scenery at Rolf's Place lies the magnificent and captivating Leopard Cliff Mansion. Designed like a medieval imposing fortress on the edge of a cliff overlooking the deep gorge, once you set your eyes on it, you instantly feel adventurous. Access over the gorge is provided by a suspension bridge which you can't help but imagine how it was set up.
Once you cross over and stop shaking from the fright, you are welcome to a large terrace which extends outdoors from the Mansion floor.
When the suggestion to do a Conservation Edition was made by one of our readers, the research for content done by the TravelingKenya.com team resulted in diverse and interesting findings.
However, one name cut across and stood out, the name David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
We quickly made contact and were given directions to the place and told to be there between 11 am and 12 noon. We did that the following day.
As we drove into the Nairobi National Park driveway- with confidence as though we worked there-loud roars filled the air. After a few seconds of terror, we relaxed upon realizing that it was only three baboons chasing each other (Big baboons though!)
In the previous edition, we covered the Nairobi Safari Walk as the perfect preview of what Kenya’s diverse ecosystems have to offer. The Nairobi animal orphanage, however, aims at educating visitors on wildlife and nature conservation.
"To all who foresaw the need to educate the people of Kenya, to participate in efforts of sustaining one of Our most treasured resources, Wildlife."
Continuing with the research into local conservation efforts, we got a chance to interact with several Tour Operators. One thing we picked from the conversations was that: when tourists come, they land in Nairobi, stay a bit and then travel to different destinations in Kenya. However, before that happens, most Tour Operators give a ‘Nairobi Circuit’ to showcase the conservation culture we have. Lucky for the TravelingKenya.com team, the name Giraffe Centre was suggested as a place to visit, so we did.