Experiences – Onyesha Safaris


“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” – Ernest Hemingway

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The Migration Drama

The herds gather at the banks of the Mara River in preparation for the most perilous stretch of their journey. In time, the herds are finally surged into the river – hurling themselves off high banks. While crossing, many are drowned or swept away, others hunted down by the massive crocodiles who are always ready to pounce.

Those that make it across, some are taken down by lions. All in all, the majority make it to the graze lands.

October sees the herds turn southward and repeat the same dramatic and thrilling journey, back across the border

Samburu Culture

 The Samburu people are closely related to the Maasai tribe and sometimes it could be a challenge differentiating the same. 

The Samburu, just like the Maasai are semi-nomadic people. Only the Samburu are still very traditional and have not parted with old customs as compared to the Maasai. Cattle, as well as goats, sheep, and camels, play a vital role in the Samburu way of life and culture. The Samburu are highly dependent on their livestock for survival. Their diet comprises mostly of milk and occasionally blood from their cows.

The Samburu people are very friendly and welcoming. A tour to their homes is very likely to blow your mind away, from the food, the music and dance to their way of dressing, artefacts and general culture.

Curious Wildlife

Once in a Lifetime Experiences. 

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, Diani Beach

Ali Barbour’s Cave is thought to be between 120,000 and 180,000 years old. It comprises a series of interlinking chambers at depths of up to 10m below ground level.

The natural holes in the cave ceiling are open to the sky (protected in bad weather with sliding covers) and seating is under the stars creating an intimate and elegant atmosphere. The cuisine is typically international, specializing in seafood. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant is truly a unique dining experience.

Lions Hunting

This is the ultimate experience in the wild. It is an exciting, thrilling, and yet scary scenario as the lions bring down their prey to feed. 

It is not a guaranteed sight which makes it more appalling. During the migration, it is common to spot the lions and other prey hunting for prey 

Hot Air Balloon

There is no better way to view the vast Masai Mara horizons and the best view of the sunrise than from a Hot Air Balloon ride. 

From viewing the wildlife and landscapes to having them as your wedding event places, the balloons can do it all the best way possible.