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Budget Departures

 

NAIROBI or MOMBASA - AMBOSELI and/or MAASAI MARA [ BY ROAD ] - SAMBURU

There is no better fun than to overnight in a safari tent and hear all those night sounds echoing. A hyena laugh is distinctive. A lion roar is smooth from a distance, but from close it is a nightmare thrill. The Bush Baby not only behaves like a baby, it also cries like one. On a safari organized by  Jacko Africa Safaris, you virtually get to realize that you have come to Africa to utilize all your five basic human senses.

 

From Nairobi: 3 Days Masai  Mara.

Day 1 :: Nairobi – Masai Mara //..

Pick up from Nairobi after early morning breakfast and depart for Masai Mara Game reserve. We drive down to the Great Rift Valley and stopping of viewpoints. Stop at Narok town for lunch. We arrive late afternoon in time for a game drive. Dinner overnight at the campsite. (Approximate Transit time: 5½ hours). L, D

 

Day 2 :: Explore Masai Mara //..

After an early breakfast, we proceed for a full day game drive. The game reserve is known for its great abundance of wildlife. They include the big 5 and there are numerous plain games including wildebeest, zebra, Masai giraffe, hippo, crocodiles basking on the rocks. Scavengers can also be spotted here including hyenas and vultures.  Optional visit to a local Masai village (where a small fee is charged separately). We shall provide picnic lunch at the hippo pool where with lunch you can spot crocodiles basking on the rocks. Back to the campsite in the evening for overnight, B, L, D

 

Day 3 :: Masai Mara- Nairobi //..

After your breakfast proceed for a last game drive then depart for Nairobi. Have lunch on the way and arrive late afternoon or early evening in Nairobi. (Approximate Transit time: 6 hours). B, L

 

Did You Know?

The African Buffalo differs from the domesticated water buffalo found in other parts of the world, although they both superficially resemble one another.  The buffalo is one of the most abundant of Africa's large herbivores. It depends on water and does not live in regions with less than 10 inches of rain a year.

 

From Mombasa: 3 Days Tsavo West, Amboseli.

DAY 1 :: Mombasa- Tsavo West //..

We depart from Mombasa northwards to Kenya’s oldest and largest park known as Tsavo West. A brief stop en-route for lunch and in the afternoon do a game drive, which includes a visit to Mzima Springs. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite.

 

Day 2 :: Tsavo West- Amboseli //..

After breakfast, we head for Amboseli as we drive across the Shatani Lava Plains with a game drive en-route to the lodge/campsite. In addition, an evening  game drive will be conducted before returning to your lodge/ campsite for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 :: Amboseli- Mombasa //..

An early morning game drive and then return for breakfast. Enjoy the photogenic snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro weather permitting. Depart for Mombasa with picnic lunch en route arriving late afternoon.

 

Briefly Fort Jesus //..

The navigator Vasco da Gama called at Mombasa and Malindi on his voyage to India in 1498, initiating 200 years of Portuguese influence along the East African coast. The sultanate of Malindi quickly established friendly relations with the newcomers and opened its port to their trade. Its rival, Mombasa, reacted with hostility to the Portuguese intrusion, however, and in 1505 the town was sacked by Francisco de Almeida, who commanded an expeditionary force that had occupied Kilwa and Sofala earlier that same year. When Mombasa became the center of Arab resistance in East Africa, the Portuguese carried out a second destructive attack on the town in 1529 with the assistance of Malindi, compelling its sultan to recognize the overlordship of the Portuguese crown and pay an annual tribute.

Portuguese control in the region, exercised at a distance by the governor of Goa through allies such as the sultan of Malindi, remained tenuous during most of the sixteenth century. Resentment against foreign influence continued to fester, until in 1589 Mombasa renounced Portuguese suzerainty and accepted the protection of the Turkish corsair Mirale Bey and his fleet. A strong Portuguese flotilla, dispatched from Goa, captured the Turkish vessels and left Mombasa to be looted by the Zimba, a marauding band of African warriors who two yearsFort Jesus on Budget Departures Safari before had destroyed Kilwa. When the Zimba next turned against Malindi, however, they were defeated by the intervention of warriors from the neighboring Segeju tribe. The sultan of Malindi then employed the Segeju in taking Mombasa, moving his court there in 1592 and inviting his Portuguese friends to install a garrison.

In order to strengthen their hold on that stretch of the East African coast, the Portuguese began construction of a massive defense works, Fort Jesus, at the entrance to Mombasa harbor in 1593. For close to four decades thereafter Portuguese dominance was unchallenged until, in 1631, they temporarily lost both the town and the fort to a disaffected Arab sultan. Although these were recaptured eight years later, the Portuguese were soon challenged by the growing power of the imam of Oman (southeastern Arabia) for control of the northern coast. (The imam derived his political authority from his office as religious leader.) In 1660 Mombasa was seized by Omani forces, although the Portuguese held Fort Jesus until 1699 when it fell after an epic three-year siege. An attempt by the Portuguese to regain the fort in 1728 failed. Not until the start of British anti-slaving activities in East Africa early in the next century was European influence reasserted in the region.

Throughout their 200 years on the Kenyan coast, the Portuguese showed no interest in colonization. The chief concern of the handful of Portuguese in the coastal towns was trade, and the two centuries of their presence left no permanent marks other than a few words bequeathed to the Swahili language and such monuments as Fort Jesus. Indirectly, however, as elsewhere in East Africa, Portuguese influence had a far-reaching impact through the introduction of major food crops from the New World, in particular, maize, cassava, and potatoes. These became staples in much of the region and contributed to the growth of its population.

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