If stress is what you are escaping from, and rest is what you need, then The Emakoko is the perfect place. At times the silence can be almost deafening during the day, and the nights are often filled with distant noises of wild animals going about their nocturnal business.
Take a game drive into one of the most unique game parks in the world, Nairobi National Park or visit the community that border it. Otherwise an excursion into Nairobi to visit the David Sheldrick wildlife trust, the giraffe centre or the local shops may be more appealing. Finally for the more adventurous, a helicopter trip to the world famous Masai Mara, or up Mt. Kenya might be the better alternative.
Nairobi National Park News
15 Jun 2013
PARENTING THE FOREST !
On the18th February 2010 the first trees were planted on the Nairobi Greenline as initiative of KAM (Kenya Association of Manufacturers -largely due to the vision of the late Anoop Shah ) , in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and other corporate organisations and many schools . Just over 3 years later on the 8th June 2013 the Mpesa Foundation of the telecommunications service provider Safaricom handed over the historic Nairobi Greenline Initiative to the Kenya Wildlife Service. Safaricom - CEO Bob Collymore, Kenya Association of Manufacturers - CEO Betty Maina and Kenya Wildlife Service -Deputy Director Ben Kavu, among other dignitaries, attended the colourful function in Nairobi National Park.
Over 250000 indigenous trees have been planted , with well over Ksh 40 million invested , effectively “ drawing a line” over 30km long and 50m wide along the eastern boundary of the Park from near the Carnivore to Athi River . So now that all the “ baby trees” are in the ground , continuous responsibility starts , for those involved to ‘parent the forest trees to maturity” . Just like in a family we nurture our children to grow up strong , so this forest will need plenty of loving care from many people over the next few years . Especially activities such as watering in the dry season and weeding when needed . People need to continue to be actively involved in the process of nurturing the forest to maturity , until the trees are strong enough the stand alone .
The project provides a natural buffer to protect Nairobi National Park from pollution, encroachment and human wildlife conflict. It is a phenomenal ecological achievement that will live the spirit of the creators of the park. In recent years, Nairobi National Park has experienced human encroachment. Its rich ecosystem faces massive environmental risks due to land grabbing, human settlements, effluent discharge, poaching and pollution .
The Nairobi Greenline is a fantastic example of what people can do to transform their landscape , the actions of this current generation will have a dramatic effect on future generations . Let us all hope and pray that in 2046 when the Nairobi National Park celebrates 100 years since being gazetted , that the Nairobi Greenline is a wonderful mature forest .
15 Jun 2013
WOW !!! ....when i took these photos in mid January 2013 , ....it never occurred to me that they would go global through the media ......neither did i think the photos would be on Youtube .....well today the Youtube link indicates that over 250000 people have viewed them !!!......I wonder what the lions would think if they knew that their early morning buffalo dung rolling after causing a traffic delay , went around the world !! Well at least the NNP is getting better known around the world !! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLAz5tBvOJA
The moment two lions hold up traffic in Nairobi, Kenya
Two male lions held up traffic in Nairobi, Kenya and decided to lie down in the middle of the street. lions on road,
15 Jun 2013
One of my favourites from recent days .....
AKHIL - ATHI LION
saw AKHIL above the Athi basin , then watched him explore and mark the area , and walk down into the valley , and eventaully left him resting under a small shrub !