Country Nr 32 – Kenya – epic safari adventures and conservation efforts near Nairobi

Country 32/196: Kenya
Destinations: Nairobi, Amboseli national park, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre

Hey guys! We have just had the best time in Kenya! This country is paradise for animal lovers! 😉 ♥

What to do and what to see near Nairobi?

We went on a safari at the breathtaking Amboseli national park with Back of Africa Adventure and we had a blast! 🙂 Amboseli national park might be the most beautiful national park in the world. It is home to hundreds of elephants, giraffes, hippos, antelopes, buffaloes, zebras, monkeys, birds, lions (which we, unfortunately, didn’t get to see) and it offers many different habitats, including lakes, woodlands, wetlands, and the savannah. Besides, Amboseli national park offers the best view of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro! ♥

There are only a few places that offer human-wildlife interaction without harming animals in any way and the amazing Giraffe Centre is one of them. There you can touch and feed giraffes that will soon return to the wild. Every visitor has to pay a small entrance fee to support their project of breeding and protecting endangered giraffes. It’s a must-do in Kenya. 😉

Another must-visit is most certainly the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. It’s an elephant and rhino orphanage. They are rescuing orphaned baby elephants, taking care of them until they grow up and afterward they release them back to the wild. We wanted to support the project as much as possible, therefore we decided to adopt a baby elephant! 🙂 His name is Sattao, he is almost two years old and he is the sweetest and the friendliest baby elephant ever! ♥ His mom was probably killed by poachers, but thanks to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust he will grow up and find another family in the wild. We strongly recommend that you visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and support their noble cause so they can save as many baby elephants as possible! 😉

Kenya, thank you for being so amazing. Forever in our hearts! ♥

Environmental issues

In Kenya, we have planted a lot of trees and visited several wildlife conservation programs. As deforestation (caused by overexploitation) is one of the most urgent issues in the country, we have partnered up Seedballs Kenya, a highly efficient forest regeneration program and planted over 3900 seeds. Desertification, soil erosion, and biodiversity loss are all linked to deforestation.

Severe flooding on one hand and prolonged droughts on the other (both caused by global warming) are a major threat to people, crops, and wildlife. Littering and the illegal dumping of rubbish due to inadequate waste management is a problem in both urban and rural Kenya. Water shortage and degraded water quality from urban and industrial wastes and increased use of pesticides and fertilizers are becoming increasingly alarming. Water-quality problems in lakes have contributed to a substantial decline in fishing output and endangered fish species. Wildlife is also threatened by animal poaching. Due to the extreme poverty of many people, and the high demand for elephant tusks, between 1970 and 1977, Kenya lost more than half of its elephants even though elephant hunting has been banned.

Found lots of LOVE in Kenya. 😉 ♥

Honeymoon rating of the visited destinations: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Interested in a safari honeymoon? Kenya is one of the top choices! 😉 An adventurous honeymoon in Kenya sounds like a wonderful idea! ♥

* Note: This is NOT a general rating of the country, it is merely our personal opinion of the mentioned site(s) as honeymoon destinations, based on the level of tourism development, the number and quality of romantic and adventurous activities and sites it offers, and safety. We strongly believe that every country is beautiful in its own way, they may simply be more or less honeymoon oriented/friendly.

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