Flamingo. The pink bird is worldwide famous. Mannequins of it flood the yards of many westerners in the cities and suburbs. However, have you seen a live one? The long legs, long neck and pink mass of feathers describes a beauty creature found in few places in the world. The flamingo is an attraction to many tourists in Kenya. The Rift Valley lakes are the places to look for these birds. They normally flock in droves so spotting them will not be a problem. Also, their conspicuous pink colour contrasts the beautiful blue lakes in the Rift.
One of the most beautiful sights Mother Nature has to offer can be experienced in an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat. It's called a safari. Safari is a Kiswahili word that means journey or travel. The word has been adopted into the English language to mean an excursion in the wild especially in the East Africa Savannah grasslands.
This story is a sequel to a story that was done by The Guadian (Read it here), entitled: Maasai fury as plan to lure Arabian Gulf tourists threatens their ancestral land. We did this story to show that, local communities do not only survive on money from so called investors, but their culture and heritage is also important. Please help us put pressure on the Tanzania government here: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/maasai_ss_tag_dm/?pv=50
Paul Ngoitiko will be a hero regardless of the result of the agreement by the Tanzanian Government and the Ortello Business Corporation (OBC) of United Arab Emirates. Garbed in bright red tartan cloaks, Ngoitiko and his fellow tribesmen of the Maasai community will march 20km in demonstration. What drives him? Many may say it is the basic fact that the OBC is en route to setting up a luxury hunting and safari tourism company in his Maasai ancestral home. Others may remark that it is the fear of losing the grazing area for the cattle and fear of finding no alternative. Others may say it is because the Maasai do not feel the trickle of the profits the foreigners make using the African resources. Some say it may be all of the above reasons combined. Whatever the reason, one truth stands firm.