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Old January 6th, 2016, 12:51 AM   #1
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Do you have an interest to visit Kenya?

Well before you commit on that flight you can now be able to view all Kenya has to offer live on Periscope this month on January 7-18.


Campaign to boost Kenya’s tourism on Internet launched
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An international brand campaign aimed at promoting Kenya as a tourism and investment destination has launched an initiative to broadcast Kenyan wildlife live on the Internet.

“Make it Kenya” will partner with HerdTracker, a platform that allows people to track the migration in real time online, to offer live broadcasts of lions in the Maasai Mara and turtles in Watamu in a campaign dubbed #KENYALIVE.

The campaign will consist of 50 live broadcasts of rare animals found in the country across eleven days.

Broadcasts will be available to view across the world using live video streaming app Periscope from 7-18 January.

“Kenya is popular as a safari destination but not many people know of its rich marine wildlife. We intend to change this by popularising Kenya’s marine life as well as activities available for tourists at the Coast such as kite surfing and deep sea diving,” said Andre Van Kets, Director of Discover Africa, who is in charge of the campaign.

“We wanted to give people an authentic view of what it is like to be on safari. The footage will be raw and authentic and not edited in studios like most wildlife documentaries.
Many people would love to see a migration, for example, as it happens rather than wait to see an edited video of it. Wildlife is best experienced live,” Mr Kets explained.

The first of the live broadcasts will offer a view of the lions in the Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies of the Maasai Mara interactions at night, and what the conservancies have to offer: off-road game drives, fly camping, night game drive safaris as well as walking safaris.

The team will also work with Watamu Turtle Watch project where they will strap a camera to the back of a turtle for underwater recordings.

The project aims at protecting nesting sea turtles, rehabilitating sick and injured turtles before sending them back into their natural habitat.

“People around the world can login and see what a Kenyan safari would look like and also see marine animals in their natural habitat. This will highlight Kenya as a tourism destination,” Mr Kets said.
Lets get everyone watching....
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Saving the Last Northern White Rhino



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US-born model and Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri is in Kenya to help raise awareness and support around conservation efforts to save rhinos from extinction.
Fakhri is best known outside India for her appearance in the popular reality series, ‘America's Next Top Model’s and a small role in the upcoming Hollywood film 'Spy', which stars Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law.
Fakhri posed for photographs with ‘Sudan’, the planet’s last remaining male northern white rhino, and met with managers at Ol Pejeta, a 90,000-acre conservancy in central Kenya.
“I think for me it’s a natural connection to nature and animals, so when I got invited by Ol Pejeta to come out here and meet Sudan, I was over the moon like my heart was filled with joy. I said yes right away, please I would like to come down and support and bring awareness to the fact that he’s the last white male rhino, northern white male rhino,” Fakhri said.
Sudan and his two female companions are three of the world’s five remaining northern-white rhino subspecies after their numbers were decimated by poaching.
Sudan - brought here from a Czech zoo - is a relatively old rhino and hopes that he would be able to naturally procreate with the two females are dwindling.
Ol Pejeta’s managers have ramped up and diversified their awareness campaigns and funding drives in recent years. They hope that their persistence will not only result in the survival and protection of wildlife, but also help boost tourist numbers to Kenya that have been adversely affected by travel advisories.
Tourism is the East African nation’s second biggest foreign exchange earner, and revenues are critical in the fight here to protect wildlife and millions of jobs in the sector.
“One of the greatest pleasures in the world is when I join visitors who are coming here for the first time and you just watch their eyes light up and they see a rhino on the plain for the first time and you just know that it’s an experience they will never ever forget and that’s something I want those stars to communicate to the world so they can come and visit us,” said Robert Breare, Ol Pejeta’s Chief Operating Officer.
Ol Pejeta is East Africa’s biggest rhino conservancy, with 106 of the animals under guard here. The area also plays host to other endangered species like elephants whose tusks - like the rhinos’ horns - are also highly prized in the East.
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Great thread and photos and yes, being a natural lover I'm interested in visiting Kenya.
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I lived there for 6 months in the 90s. great place!!!
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This is East Africa's first Marina and its located in Mombasa, Kenya. Overlooking the ancient old town mombasa. This development has already spurred the construction of another marina facility with beach apartments rising 22 floors high...
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