Kenya safari tourists ‘should visit conservancies’

The television personality, Kate Humble, has said people looking to see African wildlife should visit smaller sites – such as the ones found on the edge of the Maasai Mara – instead of big national parks.

Her comments in the Independent could be of interest to people looking at going on safari holidays, as she explained there are as many vehicles as animals in the larger areas, which can lead to lions becoming encircled by cars.

Ms Humble noted the Naboisho reserve – a new site of 50,000 acres due to be opened on June 1st – has been set up by the Norwegian tourism company, Basecamp.

On her three-day visit to Kenya, she was guarded by two Maasai askaris during the night, before heading out at dawn to see cheetahs, giraffes and lions. In particular, her party – led by their guide, Simon – spotted a leopard and cub just as the sun began to set.