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Kenyalogy, your internet Kenya safari guide
Now with more new contents in a fully renovated and updated website. Established in 2000, Kenyalogy is an independent Kenya safari guide made by a biologist, journalist and writer who has been travelling to Kenya for more than twenty years. Since first published, Kenyalogy has helped lots of travellers to the land where safari was born. No matter whether you choose a self-guided safari or a tour package, here you will finds loads of useful info and tips. Use the menu on the left to browse through the sections or choose from our highlighted contents below. And don't miss the new Magazine and the Kenyalogy guide in ebook. Enjoy and karibu sana!
 


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Highlights from the Kenyalogy guide
  Get your safari on track with some tips about where, when and how to go about it. Yes, this is Africa, but beware. Nights and early mornings in Kenya can be really chilly.  
  Feeling a bit lost? Not sure about how to plan your visits to the parks? Check our suggestions. Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant make up the list of the most wanted.  
  Aberdare National Park is a hidden gem that deserves a visit beyond Treetops and The Ark. Common sense and a little advice will keep you well protected from bugs and tiny critters.  

News from the bush
  East Africa.
A single visa allows visiting Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda
The new permit is operational in January 2014 and costs 100 dollars
Dec 22, 2013. A new single tourist visa for three East African countries (Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda) is operational starting from January 2014. The new permit is issued at a price of 100 dollars and can be requested at the consular offices of any of the three nations. The new joint visa comes as a result of an agreement between the three East African countries which was announced at the 2013 World Travel Market in London, and will facilitate international tourist transit in an effort to promote an integrated tourism development in the region. Representatives of the three countries invited other East African nations to join the initiative.
 
 
  Elephants in Amboseli National Park. Javier Yanes/Kenyalogy.com
Kenya, the world's leading safari destination
The East African nation receives the World Travel Award 2013
Dec 10, 2013. Kenya has been designated as the world's leading safari destination at the 20th edition of the World Travel Awards, the "Oscars" of world travel, which were celebrated on November 30 in Doha (Qatar). Kenya was chosen among seven other competing African countries by the majority of travel agents from around the world. This fresh distinction comes a month after Kenya Tourism Board was selected as the best tourism board in Africa in the continental chapter of the same prizes.
 
 
 
International flights partially resumed at Nairobi Airport
Only flights by the national carrier Kenya Airways are operational yet
Aug 08, 2013. The first international flights, both by Kenya Airways and flying from London and Bangkok, started landing at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Thursday morning, after the huge blaze that yesterday destroyed the international terminal building and shut down all air traffic. The domestic unit is now being used to accommodate international passenger transit, although it is yet not fully operational. Passengers intending to fly to or from Nairobi today are advised to check with their airline about the status of their flight.
 
 
  Blaze at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Kenya Red Cross Society
Fire suspends all international flights at Nairobi airport
Domestic and cargo flights were resumed yesterday
Aug 08, 2013. A huge blaze that started yesterday morning at the passport control area seriously affected terminal 1 (international) of Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Although there were no fatalities, the terminal building was almost destroyed. All air traffic was shut down for most of the day yesterday, but domestic and cargo flights were resumed in the evening. International flights are still suspended and are being re-directed to Mombasa (coast of Kenya), Entebbe (Uganda) or Kigali (Rwanda). The airport authorities are preparing the domestic unit to house international traffic and expect it will be restablished later today. The Kenyan government has created a commission to research into the causes of the fire, but the possibility of a terrorist attack has been ruled out.
 
 
  Floods in Kenya. Kenya Red Cross Society Some roads have been cut off in several tourist areas
Apr 30, 2013. Torrential downpours that have been falling in Kenya since the beginning of the long rains season in March have left an outcome of 56 people dead and more than 85,000 displaced, according to informations provided by the Red Cross. Concerning the major tourist areas, the Western region, the Rift Valley, the Nairobi area and the coastal towns of Kilifi and Malindi have been severely affected. In all these regions the heavy flooding has resulted in landslides and many bridges have been washed away, making roads impassable. Read more
 
 
  Tabia Safaris in Fitur 2013. Javier Yanes/Kenyalogy.com The safari operators lack official support from Kenyan tourism bodies
Feb 01, 2013. Kenya is missing once again in the 2013 edition of Fitur, Spain's International Tourism Fair which opened on January 30 in the Ifema venue in Madrid. Although the absence of official representation for the East African country has been recurrent in past editions of Madrid's fair, this lack of interest from Kenya's governing bodies in one of the three most important tourism conventions in the world is specially notorious when compared with the effort made this year by other less developed African destinations, like The Gambia or the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more
 
 
  Construction of Thika superhighway. Stephenwanjau via Wikipedia
Nairobi-Thika superhighway open to traffic
The new road makes the first leg of the future Nairobi bypass
Nov 16, 2012. The upgraded highway linking Thika with Nairobi, which has been now officially opened, is the first 8-lane road in East and Central Africa. Besides facilitating communications between the capital and the town of Thika, 41 km (25.5 miles) away, the A2 road is also the main route for travelling north to Aberdare and Mt. Kenya national parks, and farther to Isiolo and the Samburu area, where a new fast highway was opened last year heading north to Marsabit, Moyale and Ethiopia. A segment of the new Thika road will also serve as part of the future Nairobi bypass, currently under construction.
 
 
  Tana Delta. Ramsar
Tana river delta designated a Ramsar site
It is the 6th Wetland of International Importance in Kenya
Oct 12, 2012. The Tana river delta has been designated as Kenya's 6th listed Wetland of International Importance in the Ramsar Convention. With 163,600 hectares, the Tana river delta is the second most important estuarine and deltaic ecosystem in East Africa, harboring a rich variety of habitats and endangered species like the African elephant, Tana mangabey, Tana river red colobus and white-collared monkey. The new designation should help preserve an area threatened by commercial interests and troubled by a long-running ethnic conflict between the Pokomo and Orma communities.
 
 
  Tusk Camp, Aberdare National Park. Javier Yanes/Kenyalogy.com
Bandas closed for renovation
Amboseli and Aberdare are the parks affected
March 15, 2012. Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has closed all self-catering banda-style accommodation facilities in Amboseli National Park for a much-needed renovation. The Fishing Lodge and Tusk Camp at Aberdare National Park have also been closed. KWS has not given an estimate of when these facilities will reopen. During the renovation works there will be no self-catering accommodations in Amboseli, while in Aberdare the small two-bed Sapper Hut will stand as the only option, and also the only accommodation in the park other than the one-night lodges Treetops and The Ark.
 
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