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Sofia

Sofia

Tue. 1st Dec – CHRISTMAS QUIZ NIGHT 8 PM – free

Sat. 12 Dec – PLAY CRICKET ON THE BEACH – 11AM – free

Tue. 22 Dec – THE MOIPEI QUARTET – 7 PM – KES 1,500/-

Thu. 24 Dec – SANTA GREETINGS THE KIDS – 5:30PM – free

Thu. 24 Dec – THE KENYAN BOYS CHOIR – 6PM – free

Sat. 26 Dec – ANNUAL CAMEL RACE – 11:30AM – racers KES 500

Sat. 26 Dec – REGGEE’S BOXING GIG – 1PM – free

Sun. 27 Dec – SAMAKI CLASSIC FISHING COMPETITION – 6AM

Tue. 29 Dec – DJ PROBLEMCHILD TEN83 (ZA) – 4PM/6AM – KES 1,500

Wed. 30 Dec – MAIA VON LEKOW & FRIENDS – 7PM – KES 500

Thur. 31 Dec – NYE BEACH PARTY – 9PM – KES 2,000

Fri. 1 Jan – PLAY CRICKET ON THE BEACH – 1PM – free

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 07:47

Things to do in Mombasa

Mamba Village Visit (Crocodile Farm Tour)

East Africa’s largest crocodile farm is situated in Nyali

At five pm. daily, the crocodiles are fed and you can see them jump high in the air to snap the meat.

Other activities include camel Riding, Horse Riding & Mamba Restaurant overlooking the crocodile pond, a unique "a la carte" restaurant serves game meat like crocodile and ostrich.

There are also varieties of plants and flowers specializing in orchids and aquatic flora.

Mamba Village

 

Tamarind Dhow Dinner

An evening of exotic seafood blended with a romantic cruise aboard an authentic Arab Dhow around the old port of Mombasa Town.

Tamarind Dhow

 

Nature Trail Park (Haller park)

Haller Park nature Trail started as a cement factory in 1954 ad was transformed into a have of game animals and birds. Each has a function in Nature Trail's ecosystem, and almost all of them utilize a different feeding niche.

Haller park

 

Ngomongo Cultural Tour

Ngomongo Cultural Center is offers a glimpse of the lifestyle and cultures .Different traditional tribal huts are set up in this themed village, with peoples from the different tribes portraying their ancestors. Watch and participate in different food preparation, sample the local brews and various tribal dances etc.

Ngomongo Village

 

Shimba Hills National Reserve (Day Trip)

Shimba Hills National Reserve  is made up of both open grassland and dense rainforest, all with stunning views across the Indian Oceanlocated  56 km from Mombasa.

Shimba Hills

 

Bombolulu Curio Workshop

The Bombolulu workshop trains artisans in jewelry making, weaving, woodwork and crafting to provide them with a dignified way of earning an income.

Bombolulu Workshop

Fort Jesus
Fort Jesus

 

Rusinga Island Lodge is a private retreat on Rusinga Island, in Lake Victoria. The lodge consists of six self-contained cottages plus a family cottage with twin room and double room with an interconnecting doors, high-thatched roofs, spacious verandas overlooking lush gardens and the Lake Victoria.

Rusinga is a 20-minute charter flight from Kisumu and a 1 hour 30 minute charter flight from Nairobi.

There are also daily scheduled flights from to Kisumu where we can meet you and drive you to the lodge and a 3 hour drive to the lodge. Pick up’s can be arranged by the lodge.

Activities at the camp include fishing, birding bikes & hikes, paleontology visits, historical sites, visiting local communities and the seeing animals at the Ruma national park. There is also a spa where couples can enjoy getting treatments while on holiday.

This Easter, Duara Safaris is offering a family package worth Kes 112, 800 for  2 adults + 2 children up to 12 yrs sharing with parents  valid from 29th march – 1st April.

The package includes:-

3 nights full board accommodation

House wines, beers and soft drinks during meals

1 boat activity per day plus other non-motorized activities

 

For reservations contact:

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4th November 2012

Dear All,

The good news is that the sailfish have arrived in very large numbers off Malindi but the bad news is that they have been extremely difficult to catch which has been driving anglers, skippers and crew crazy!! The main reason for the fish being so difficult to raise let alone hook is that there are tones of white bait and sardines for them to feed on. We are seeing amazing sights of up too 30 sailfish “balling” up sardines and sedately feeding on them. Sailfish feeding on balls of white bait or sardines has got to be one of the most incredible spectacles to witness out at sea. The way they round up the tiny fish into big balls like a sheep dog working sheep is mesmerizing. They then take their turns one by one to dart into the middle of the ball and get their fair share of the loot, at the same time not disturbing the perfectly round shape of masses of tiny fish. Within minutes what was once a very large ball of fish is turned into nothing as the sailfish annihilate the trapped sardines with such precision. It is not difficult to see why the fish are so hard to raise to the baits when they have such delicacies on the menu. What tends to happen is that when the fish first move into the area they are very hard to catch as there is so much food for them but as time goes by and the food becomes less they get easier to catch. In the last few days a lot more fish have been raised than at the beginning of the week so hopefully catch returns will get better and better.

 

On the weather front we have had good rain in the last couple of days which is very good as the ground was drying up fast. The wind is slowly turning in to the east which is normal for this time of year. It should hold in the east for a few weeks more and then by mid December it will blow predominantly from the north east and hopefully bring in lots of marlin!

 

On the 25th October Sean and Wembridge, long time anglers from the UK had a good day on Neptune, 3 sailfish, 4 wahoo, 10 tuna and a dorado was the final tally at the end of the day. Con, Nick and Don Jooste were out fly fishing on Eclare but unfortunately they didn’t mange to hook the fish they raised.

 

On the 27th Neptune and Snowgoose had fishermen from South Africa who had come to take part in the 19th edition of the Driftwood Big Game Fishing Extravaganza. The Extravaganza is organized by Basil Hill from Natal every year and this year we had five teams in total. Next year we are hoping for an extra large and special tournament as it will be the 20th anniversary of the extravaganza. Neptune had a good day with 5 sailfish and Snowgoose had 2 to get the guys into the spirit for the days to come.

 

The Extravaganza started in earnest on the 29th with three of our boats and Tarka and Unreel making up the five boats. Although all game fish count the extravaganza is primarily a billfish tournament. Tina started brilliantly and by 10 am she had tagged and released 3 sailfish. They added another one at midday to finish with a total of four while Tarka finished with a flurry and bagged three in the last couple of hours. Unreel 2, Neptune 1 and Eclare 1 is how it finished up at the end of the day. All boats saw a lot of fish feeding and jumping but getting them to the baits was a different story!

 

The 30th was the toughest day of the four with only two sailfish being caught in total; one each for the teams on Neptune and Eclare.

On the 31st there were a total of seven caught as the frustration of seeing fish everywhere continued. Skippers were trying everything from live baiting sardines to rigging on extra thin nylon but the fish just didn’t want to know!

 

On the 1st November which was the last day of the tournament there was a total of 4 sailfish caught to bring the overall tally to 24. The winning team was the Zabras , followed by the Jiggers and Sharamuts respectively. The winning boat was Unreel which pipped Tina by 6 points. Apart from the sailfish playing hard to get it was yet again a successful tournament and thanks must go to Basil for organizing everything, to Roger at the Driftwood where everybody stayed and to Charles and the staff at the Malindi sea fishing club where the anglers weighed in every evening. We look forward to an extra special extravaganza next year.

 

As is so often the case after a tournament the fish became easier to raise the day after! Neptune, fishing with Peter and Felix Wolf caught 5 sailfish and Snark with Eric Onderwater and Gert de Jong had 4 and a wahoo. Both boats reported a lot more raised and lost. Snowgoose was out with Phil Mattias and Mark and although they didn’t get any sailfish they had quite a few small fish.

 

Yesterday Snowgoose was the only boat fishing and in the morning they must have wondered what they were doing out there as it poured with rain most of the day. Their endurance paid off however and they returned with thirteen sailfish! Hopefully this is the start of great things to come and we are going to experience some amazing fishing in the next few weeks.

Nick Conway (Director)

Fish & Safari Kenya

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Thursday, 16 August 2012 01:42

13 Things You Must to Do While in Diani

 

Diani is world renowned for its beautiful white sandy beaches and warm ocean waters. The question is what do you do while in Diani apart from enjoying the beach?

Here are tips on things to do while in Diani:-

1.   Take a dip at one of the finest beaches in Kenya

Go swimming in the warm sea. The clear waters, colourful reef and vibrant aquatic life make Diani Beach a must for all visitors.

Diani Beach

2.   Go Diving

There are several diving spots along the coast and several companies that offer dive sessions for an affordable fee everyday.

 

Diani Sea Life

3.   Try out Snorkelling

Take a boat trip and learn how to snorkel on the reef of Diani beach is a great way to see kenya’s diverse marine life in the south coast.Snorkelling

 

4.   Go Kite Surfing

For the more adventurous traveler. Take kite surfing lesons while on the beach.Dian is a world reknowned location for kitesurfers around the globe.

Kite Surfing

5.   Bike Riding

Tour around Diani’s attractions Bike riding.

Biking in Diani

6.   Visit  the Colobus Trust

This is a non profit organisation that is wholly dedicated to the conservation of the Colobus monkey found in Diani that has been classified as an endagered species .

Colombus Trust

7.   Enjoy a round of Golf in Diani’s 18 hole golf course at Leisure Lodge Golf Club

home to the Diani Beach Masters it  is recognized as one of the most exciting golf courses in East Africa. The par 72, 6084-meter course has 85 bunkers and a large lake, which guarantees a challenging and exciting game of golf.

Leisure Lodge

8.   Visit Diani Art Gallery

Find art by artists all over Africa, from the West, North, South and East  of this continent. This gallery has already made a huge impression on lovers of  fine African Art in Diani Beach.

Diani Art Gallery

9.   Discover Kaya Kinondo Forest

tour to the Kaya Kinondo forest and learn about the cultural and spiritual importance of the forest to the Digo people.The forest is also one of the oldest forests on Kenyas South Coast with 187 plant species, 48 species of birds and 45 of butterfly.

Kaya Kinondo

 

10.                Go Deep Sea Fishing

Pemba Channel, located near Diani beach is one of the best fishing spots in the world .Big game fishing lovers will enjoy  this home of the Striped, Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill, Mako, Tiger and other sharks, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Giant Trevally among others.Fishing Safaris in Kenya

 

11.                Whaleshark Safari

Visit the  East African Whale Shark Trust  EAWST and get involved in the conservancy efforts of protecting the whale shark that currently thrives on the warm waters off Diani Beach.Learn about the tag and monitor projects that are ongoing.

Whale Shart

12.                Treat yourself to a well deserved Spa

Get pampered at Uzuri at the Leopard beach or Maya at Diani Reef and enjoy 5 star spa facilities.

Uzuri Spa

13.                Picnic on  Tiwi River

Tiwi river mouth is a very popular spot for sundowners with residents.Enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the palm lined banks and see where the first Swahili settlers landed.See the 800 year old Kongoni mosque ruins nearby that  bear witness to that.

Tiwi River

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 05 April 2012 09:40

Adventure in the Mara-Travel Tips by Duara

So, one time I went on a trip to Mara with my friend of mine for a weekend. The initial plan was to actually fly there, however I can’t remember what made us then to decide to drive.

Maasai Mara

Subsequently on the day of the safari, my friend, her baby and I started off for the Maasai Mara. After delays at breakfast in Lavington and lunch at Sankara Hotel, we finally left for the Maasai Mara at 3pm.

With leaving Nairobi late and not being good with directions, not only did we miss the turning headed to the Mara but we had to have directions sent to us through phone. In the end well but ended up in Naivasha literally. (Which is an hour off the Mara junction)

You can imagine the shock! Not only did we have to drive backwards for almost 90minutes but it was now getting to 5pm and we were nowhere near the park, which is a 4 hour drive from Nairobi.

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