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Friday, March 6, 2015

I seat at my desk and wonder what my very first blog would be like. Having been in the Tourism Industry for 3 years now, I can comfortably write something concerning this very involving industry. Since the terror attack at Westgate on 21st September 2013, I shudder at the memories; the industry has suffered a great deal in terms of the number of tourists visiting our country and by extension a big blow in our economy. The Ebola epidemic also scared away quite a large number of clients making them opt to visit Europe and Asian countries. As a Tour Consultant….well, who am I kidding, in the making, I take it to myself to address such atrocities instead of dismissing it by saying what any normal Kenyan may say…’serikali inahitaji kufanya kitu’ loosely translated to the government needs to do something.

Now a few days ago, I was in my mother’s office and she was giving me a piece of advice as I was about to start my in-training. In the lengthy motherly advice she shared with me, there’s one remarkable thing she told me. She said that in our industry, the tourism industry of course; a challenge that is affecting this industry is not the terrorism, poaching or political instability. No. The biggest challenge affecting Tourism is our response to those challenges. Yes, I know the terror attack is a big challenge to not only the industry but also to the country and its inhabitants and to the world as a whole. But what do you do after hearing on the news that the oldest elephant which was a dear friend not only to the herd of its kind but also to the rangers ‘personally’ has been mercilessly annihilated? What do you do when you see tourists being hijacked and kidnapped while on a holiday trip at Mombasa? Many of us may lament about the negligence of rangers in the park or maybe poor security measures at the lodges; but after that move on with life like nothing ever happened. What if we sat down after a tragedy hits and find a strategy of handling it and carry it out to see if it works? What if we decided to even form a group of surbordinates where we can meet and do brainstorming after an incident has taken place and draw out a work plan of handling it then undertake it and look back and see how effective it was or it wasn’t? What if we decided to act on those poachers only and let the rangers continue with their work? If you ask me, I think it would make a whole lot of difference. I think if we all take the initiative of handling matters in our hands and acting all patriotic by protecting what is ours, as a country we could not do so bad. 5, 10 years down the line, we could lament on how few hotels we have because of the large numbers of tourists visiting our country and forget we ever had bigger tragedies as poaching ever again.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

2014 was a great year to us and to the growth of Fountain Safaris. We take this opportunity to thank you for the business support you have accorded us this far. We also know that 2015 will be much greater with your support.  May God bless you and grant you much more favor the year 2015.
We at Fountain Safaris wish you a Happy New Year!

Monday, November 3, 2014


SOUTHEAST AIRLINES                    From Kshs.  4950 one way  to Mombasa 

The unveiling of the new carrier Southeast Airlines, has sent shock waves into the Nairobi - Mombasa  route. The new budget airline has its eyes set to beat competition. The industry has received the new comer with open arms as it set to increase competition on the route.
The lucrative Nairobi - Mombasa route has other  budget airlines plying like Jambo jet and Fly 540.

Some key reasons to fly with Southeast Airlines
  • Free Buggage 25Kgs
  • Meals on board
  • 50% off for infants
  • 90% of the fare for children below 12yrs. 
There is a new , efficient and cheaper  way of travelling to Mombasa  through the Southeast Airline. With their slogan being The spirit of Liberty we are all eagerly waiting, hoping this will be truly the Spirit of Liberty!  The newest domestic flight in Kenya being operated by African Express airways,has lower fees than Fly540.
As the scramble continues for Nairobi- Mombasa passengers, we can only hope for the best and
cheaper fares for the locals.
Jambo Jet has continued to roll out offers on the route once in a while to encourage people to use the flight. With Southeast Airlines joining in we can only wish them the best.

 According the the airlines manager Mr. Mtalaki, the new carrier has plans to roll out to Kisumu, Eldoret, Juba, Kigali and other Eastern Africa destinations.

Timings will be as follows

NBO (JKIA)- MBA DAYS (1-2-3-4-5-6)                        
DEP. NBO-7.30 ARR. MBA 8.30
DEP. MBA- 9.10 AM ARR. NBO-10.10AM

DEP.NBO- 16.00 ARR. MBA-17.00
DEP. MBA 17.40 ARR.NBO 18.40

NBO (JKIA) -JUB Daily (15th Nov-2014)
DEP. NBO-11.00 ARR. JUB- NBO 12.30
DEP. JUB- 13.00 ARR. NBO 14.30

To book Southeast Airlines, Call +254705648246 or email HERE

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Please note that AIR COTE D IVOIRE (HF 483) interline agreement with Kenya Airways has been suspended  for both passenger and cargo
So please don’t get into the trap of accepting any tickets issued by Air Cote D ivoire for travel with KQ services,
Book with us so you can’t make that mistake.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Israel and China Trips

Dates: 9th - 19th November 2014
Cost : 159,900/=
Everything Inclusive.

China - Thailand
Guangzhou and Bangkok
Cost : 185,000/=
Dates: 23rd - 3rd December
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Insurance and Visas included.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Meet Koki the Kenya Airways Dreamliner female pilot!

Ms. Irene Koki Mutungi, She is the first female pilot in Africa to be licensed to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Captain Koki is highly regarded having flown the state-of-the-art super-efficient airplane from Charleston, South Carolina, and delivered Kenya Airways 4th Dreamliner to our very own Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The crew in the dreamliner also included a female flight purser, Load master and cabin crew.  Captain Koki has worked with the airline for almost two decades and flown several other planes to different destinations.
 Welcoming the dreamliner was the finance director Alex Mbugua who had this to say “This is a historical moment for Kenya Airways as we have proved to the world and our aviation peers of our deliberate commitment to human resource development by providing an equal opportunity to our sisters. I look forward to a day in the near future when this aircraft will be managed 100 per cent by ladies crew now that we already have two first officers undergoing certification.” 

The touchdown was matched to the tunes of local dancers and the Kenya Airport Authority fire brigade with their ceremonial water cannon showers.

Ms. Irene Koki Mutungi, whose father was also a pilot with Kenya Airways has made history in Africa and has set a great example to all aspiring lady pilots.

Travel with Koki book here


Mashujaa Family Fun Packages | Mashujaa Day Travel Offers |Discounted Mashujaa day Getaways

This is a day set apart in the Kenyan calendar as a national holiday to appreciate and recognize our freedom through struggle from the colonial regimes from the British.

The first Mashujaa day was celebrated in Kenya on the 20th October 2010 after the name was changed from the old name of Kenyatta day and as there was a campaign in the same as to rename the holiday to appreciate the many Kenyans who fought and put their life on the line for the sake of our freedom from a colonized nation.

This day has also brought recognition for our sportsmen and women men and ordinary people   who have done extra ordinary achievements for this nation of Kenya making us proud.

 The success of the change of name for this day was made a reality for the first time with the promulgation of the new constitution in Kenya.
The man who has been in the front line campaign for the renaming  of this day  is known as Man Nzoro who proposed this due to the fact that Kenya was not liberated by one person and so the Mashujaa day name was most relevant to let
all the freedom fighters feel honored for their great life struggles to make Kenya a free state as we also put to mind the current wars that we are still lacking  to free this nation from famine, lack of basic amenities within our counties marginalized people and areas due to their   tribe, poverty and  such issues should be addressed as there is still oppression felt in this nation of  Kenya.

Mashujaa day meaning heroes day should be celebrated in style  with the reflection on the milestones this country has made since liberation from colonial ties and this day should bring abroad the road map for a better nation thus our current leaders should have a clear map and direction ensuring  that this country is free from the past struggles over the centuries and it should bring along the highlights on the  development of this nation on a forward gear  to make this nation have admiration to the rest of the world enabling us to gain more on investors.

 Fountain safaris have ensured that you will Celebrate this day in style as you tour this beautiful nation with great people, wildlife, parks, for the best and pocket friendly tours You can check our Mashujaa  getaways HERE
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