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Elephant Poaching Kenya, an illegal activity that needs immediate attention.

Elephants are beautiful creatures. The ivory belongs to them. They need it more than we do.  This is a fact and should be told as so. As we embrace development in Kenya and Africa at large, we are also facing a crisis. The poaching menace is becoming intense.
Elephants and Rhinos live in the world in Africa. They are free roaming creatures. They find shelter in the wilderness. However the poachers have found home in the same wilderness too. Areas where poachers have recently hit include Laikipia,  Tsavo,  Masai Mara and Lewa.

Kenya is loosing these animals in large numbers. Development has brought with it some disadvantages.  It is now easy for the poachers to communicate and evade arrest. They kill with no mercy. They have no interest in nature. What matters to them is the dollar that awaits them. Every inch of ivory is being sold for huge amounts of money.  A peculiar belief about the uses of ivory is going viral.  Some please help me shout, THERE IS NO AFRODISIAC IN IVORY! Elephant Poaching Kenya, is an illegal activity.

Poverty in Africa is making our people indulge in this illegal activity. However, they are getting very little out of it. They are being used to do the dirty job. Education and job creation is what we need. We need a more positive approach to promote anti poaching.
If we do not work hard to save the Elephants, there will be no animals for our generations to see. Again , the Ivory belongs to the elephants, not humans.

 

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Sinya Private Conservancy.

Sinya private conservancy is a 600 sq km bordering Kenya at Amboseli national park. The conservancy offers spectacular views of Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Ol donyo Longido and Ol donyo Orok.  The conservancy offers a unique wildlife, landscapes and cultural experiences.

 The area of Sinya is home to some of the largest elephants in east Africa. The large bulls are over 50 years old and with considerably long tusks. Accompanied by mother and calves the families migrate between Amboseli in Kenya and to the forests at the foothills of Kilimanjaro. Other herbivores in the area include Zebra, wildbeests, gazelles, Maasai giraffe, kudu and Gerenuk. Carnivores though rarely seen include striped hyena, lions and leopard. Sinya is also diverse in birdlife.

 Diverse local community ceremonies can be attended if they coincide with your visits. Maasai are welcoming and interact a lot. Market day is also a hive of activity as local communities come together to trade.

 There are no roads in Sinya therefore giving you a first hand wild experience. Activities include game drives, tracking wildlife with the maasai , cultural experiences and bird watching.

 There is only one accommodation in this area. Kambi ya tembo luxury tented camp consists of 14 tents each with a private en suite bathroom. The name of the tented camp is derived from the fact that this area has a lot of elephants moving in and out of the Amboseli. The sundecks have been made In a way that you can watch as the wild elephants pass by in search of water and pasture.

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