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Welcome to our Direct Sale! Book your East Africa safari with us to view the Great Wildebeests Migration 2018. This is our best value - best seller program, based on 4x4 land cruiser transport. E-mail: jackoafricasafaris@jambo.co.ke 

 

Great Wildebeest Migration 2018.

 

Our open departure days for 2018’s high season to view this Great Wildebeest Migration spectacle in Masai Mara, Kenya are as follows: Click here for Itinerary & Quotation and book with us before end of March 2018 in order to enjoy A SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Any other days of your choice are welcome - we assure you our quickest response.  

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   Professionals Special Travel.

 

Jacko Africa Safaris is pleased to welcome you back to our newly re-structured PROFESSIONALS SPECIAL TRAVEL (PST) PROGRAM. This year - 2018 - we invite professionals of one calling worldwide to travel with us in groups of only 10 – 12 passengers on a tour. A knowledgeable experienced local Tour Director will escort your safari for absolutely free! Enjoy a special discount if you book with us before end of March 2018.  Click here for itinerary, description, departure dates, and quotation.

Trip Advisor has placed Nairobi among the top 10 world destinations for 2018… read more on our News & Calendar page.

Kenya Airways marked a milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York… read more on our News & Calendar page.

Contact us: jackoafricasafaris@jambo.co.ke

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Shelter, health care, clean water & education challenge …

We direct some of our energy to God's Service through humanitarian aid to the poor. Jacko Africa Safaris assists in many respects, so travelling with us does not only benefit you and us, but also quite a number of certain identified poor communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda. A few of our past clients have donated to various causes.  We are available to coordinate your wish under our Jacko Community Projects program.


Click here to enjoy our Pictorial Blog about our Latest Water for Life Project


Click here to read about our First Water for Life Project

 

News and Calendar

JANUARY – MARCH 2018.

NAIROBI NAMED THIRD BEST WORLD DESTINATION FOR 2018!  

January 11th 2018, Trip Advisor has placed Nairobi among the top 10 world destinations for 2018. The Kenyan capital came third after Ishigaki in Japan and Kapaa in Hawaii. Halifax (Canada) came fourth followed by Gdansk (Poland), San Jose (Costa Rica), Riga (Latvia), Rovinj (Croatia), Nerja (Spain) and Casablanca (Morocco) wrapping up the top 10 list.

According to the company's website, the winners were decided using an algorithm that measures the year-on-year increase in positive Trip Advisor ratings for restaurants, hotels and attractions, plus the number of destination bookings compared to previous years.

Trip Advisor describes Nairobi as an interesting place to visit for urban explorers due to the many holiday spots for globe-trotters seeking something different. Nairobi is known as the safari capital of Africa or the City in the Sun, the main reasons being its weather conditions, wildlife and nightlife. "Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife," the website states. "Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a variety of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole."

According to the site, the top sights in Nairobi include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and Nairobi National Park which has black rhinos.

KENYA AIRWAYS LAUNCHES NON-STOP NEW YORK FLIGHTS!

January 11th 2018, Kenya Airways marked a milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York earlier this month. Kenya's national carrier has started selling tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year.

Kenya Airways, which already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America. The opening of the US destination completes an essential piece for Kenya Airways' network, cementing its position as one of the leading African carriers.

"This is an exciting moment for us. It fits within our strategy to attract corporate and high-end tourism traffic from the world to Kenya and Africa. We are honored to contribute to the economic growth of Kenya and East Africa." said Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz.

With over 40 American multinationals located in Nairobi and many more across Africa, the launch of daily flights is expected to further spur trade between America and Africa. Kenya Airways will offer its customers a unique travel experience between two great gateways. It will be the fastest connection from East Africa to New York, with a 15 hours duration eastbound and 14 hours westbound. The airline will operate its Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a capacity of 234 passengers in both business and economy class.

The flight will depart daily from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport hub in Nairobi at 23:25 PM arriving at JFK airport in New York at 06:25 AM the following day. From New York it will depart at 12:25 PM landing at JKIA at 10:55 AM the following day. The ultra-long-haul flight, unique to Kenya Airways network, will operate with 4 cockpit crew and 12 cabin crew and will burn 85 tons of fuel each way.

Thanks – these two make us proud. The latter will make our US marketing trips shorter and smoother….

With the kindest regards,

Jackson K. Wekesa.

MD - JACKO AFRICA SAFARIS, LIMITED.



OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2017.

It's time to plan 2018!

We are glad to share with our Partners the good news for our next peak & high seasons.  Rooms are still available if you book now for January/February & July/August/September 2018. Indeed, as usual, we'll be happy to design customized itineraries for your guests.

This year has been fair. As we conclude it we would like to thank all our clients for your patronage. We are very optimistic for 2018 - indeed the ball is already rolling with confirmed bookings.

A Jacko Africa Safaris group enjoys listening to guitar music during a recent sundowner happy hour on the Mara Plains at Mara Serena Lodge.

A Jacko Africa Safaris group enjoys listening to guitar music during a recent Happy-Hour Sundowner Cocktail on the Mara Plains at Mara Serena Lodge. What more would a guest ask for, if has been here and has done this!!

From all of us at Jacko Africa Safaris – Thank You & Happy Wishes to you to the end of 2017.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

With the kindest regards,

Jackson K. Wekesa.

MD - JACKO AFRICA SAFARIS, LIMITED.


 

JULY – SEPTEMBER 2017.

The Great Wildebeests Migration 2017 is underway with masses of antelopes already converging on the Mara Plains. Trips have come and gone with great memories of huge matching herds of zebra, wildebeests, and buffalo with predators in the wake.

No doubt about increased clients’ interested in our destination - Kenya has remained brilliant. We have managed to hold together and survive all economic challenges of the recent past. We remain optimistic the remainder to 2017 shall open up further opportunities to successful marketing, so we have a wonderful 2018.

As a shared responsibility with our hotel partners, we shall ensure that we keep ourselves more and more afford-able, choice-able, value-able, and satisfactory to our clients. We begin now to anticipate that you shall take advantage of our discounted 2018 prices, which are already available.

Book with us for safaris throughout East & Southern Africa, ie Kenya – our home /  Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Zimbabwe. Jacko Africa Safaris is a one-stop shop with proven capability.

With the kindest regards,

Jackson K. Wekesa.

 MD - JACKO AFRICA SAFARIS, LIMITED.

Great Wildebeests Migration

 


APRIL – JUNE 2017.

All is well - The long awaited rains are with us. It’s pretty green in most of our national parks and reserves – very good for our wildlife.

We have very few spaces left on the July – August high season Great Migration Departures. Book your group safari with us. Click here for Itinerary & Quotation or let us know your wished number of day’s itinerary – we shall quote.

Conservation News:

April 06th 2017: Kenya Approved for Direct Flights from the US: Kenya received a safety certification this month from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that will allow its airlines to apply for non-stop flights to U.S. Airports. Non-stop flights would cut hours off the lengthy journey between the two nations, and provide a major boost to Kenya's tourism industry.  Kenya Airways said it would begin work immediately to establish new routes.

May 06th 2017: Announcement on immediate increase in price of gorilla permits in Rwanda: On this date, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced that there will be an immediate increase (effective henceforth) in the price of a gorilla permit in Rwanda from US $750 to US $1,500 per person. We do not have any further details at the moment. We will issue further updates as more details emerge.

June 06th 2017: Kenya gets Standard Gauge Railway fast passenger trains. It’s one week, since the flag-off ceremony was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Madaraka Day. The modern diesel haul trains are capable of running from Nairobi to Mombasa is a matter of 4 hours.  No doubt – first class is Tourist Class we hope to utilize at less than half the price of plane flight.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

With the kindest regards,

Jackson K. Wekesa.

MD - JACKO AFRICA SAFARIS, LIMITED.

New Standard Guage Railway (SGR) Train in Kenya

 


 

JANUARY – MARCH 2017.

Dear All - Happy New Year 2017!

First - we would like to thank you so much for your continued support throughout 2016. We are delighted to announce 2017 our “Year of Hope”. We are back with renewed energies and anticipation for a successful year we wish it can be.

As usual, this is the right time to embark on business of the high season - July through October. This year’s Great Wildebeests Migration overbooking is eminent, as indicators are revealing a tremendous boost, especially from the China. We definitely need to take other nationalities on board as well, and my reason for writing is to highlight on the need to secure rooms at the earliest opportunity.

Please e-mail to find out more about our July / October 14-day, 10-day, 7 or 4-day special offer safaris ending in the Masai Mara, Kenya – one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Of course everyone wants to be here – it is agreeably warm and comfortable; early booking saves you from those stressed last minute “im”- possibilities.....

Wish you a great year of Hope, Good Health, and Prosperity.

With the kindest regards,

Jackson K. Wekesa.

MD - JACKO AFRICA SAFARIS LIMITED.

 


 

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