Regular followers of our blog already know that we only offer 4X4 vehicles to our guests, through specialized agencies, when they’re willing to experience their once-in-a-lifetime safari in the safest and most comfortable way. And looking at this picture we also understand why Kenya Tourism CS is intentioned to ban matatus from operating inside game parks :-). […]
The main gate of the Arabuko Sokoke Forest is only 20 minutes drive away from the Lodge, making it one of the favorite short trips among our guests. A good 4WD vehicle is advisable, if it’s a Landrover it’s even better. Landy rules!
The Great Migration is underway! Watch it live via @HerdTracker ! http://t.co/GdD3iHjbid #MaraLive #MakeItKenya pic.twitter.com/hvpdphGloO — MakeItKenya (@MakeItKenya) September 29, 2015
Bio-Ken Snake Farm is a research center, which deals with reptiles, especially snakes and snake-bites. Located less than 5 minutes’ drive from Lonno Lodge, it houses the largest collection of snakes in East Africa and is open to the public all year round.
Watamu has been designated one of Kenya’s three most important nesting sites for sea turtles, with nesting and hatching occurring almost all year round.
A really nice short promotional video on Watamu Marine Park shot by Tim Gordon, have a look at his other videos.
Even though a few camps and companies, more keen on doing business than evoking emotions, present an altered image of these African adventures in some ways, it is very easy to stay far away from the chaotic mini-buses overflowing with plastic tourism
The whale shark is the largest non-cetacean animal in the world, and is an attraction in Kenya. The video linked from You Tube posted by Volker Bassen shows the wonderful Kenya seafloor and the work of the East African Whale Shark Trust
For centuries, mangrove forests were considered as useless swamps. Today many mangroves have been cleared to make way for development. But mangroves are a vital resource to Kenya’s coastal communities, providing fish, timber firewood and other products. They are a resource that deserves our care, attention and sound conservation management. Mangrove forests once covered some […]
For some years now, coinciding with the arrival of peak season in November, Lonno Lodge has been visited by a large group of weaver birds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ploceidae); some are yellow with a red head, others are yellow with a sort of black mask over their eyes. These incredible “craftsmen” quickly begin to weave long “casuarina” needles, […]
Lonno Lodge has the privilege of being in Watamu, on the coast of northern Kenya, where the idyllic Indian Ocean offers warm hospitable waters, teaming with marine life. Watamu enjoys access to some of the most pristine marine ecosystems. Safe and exciting. Miles of pristine coral reefs, not only protect white sandy beaches, but provide […]
We believe that going on safari without a telephoto lens is a pity. But this time we went against the stream because .. sure, the details of wildlife are exciting, but without a wide angle how could we describe the infinite spaces of the savannah, the infinite sky at 360 degrees, the green of the […]