In 2013, mid year, two police officers in Kenya were arrested over possession of over 40 Kg of elephant tusks in the city of Nairobi. The newsworthy story gripped my heart. The very authorities that we depend on are in the tide of destruction that's killing the heritage that nature offers. What struck harder is the fact that the story was given the dying minutes of Prime Time television. The story was downplayed and so was its importance. It led me to see that in a few years, poaching will be a dead activity, not because it will be curbed, but rather because there will be no animals to poach. We only have ourselves to blame. One of the ways is by charging our media houses to give the stories prominence.
They journey across the Serengeti into the Mara is not devoid of adventure. The wildebeests have traveled scores of miles to face one of the greatest task at hand. Many of them hardly know that fate is preparing a cauldron of death in their dip across the Mara River. There are some that do know it.
Ole-Sereni's slogan boasts of their proximity to the African wild. "The City Hotel by the Game Park" is their catch phrase and it lives up to its truth. The hotel is 15 minutes away from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by car. Visitors staying at this magnificent hotel wake up to see zebras, ostriches, gazelles and giraffes grazing outside their bedroom windows.