A DREAM COME TRUE
“Naaaaaants ingonyama bagithi Baba …” is the first song in Disney’s world famous Lion King. Literally translated, this first sentence means “a lion is coming, father” and yes, you can bet that you will spot this during your visit to Lumo Conservancy. Rafiki the baby holds a cute baby lion high in the air: here the great adventure begins! Rolling savannah plains, wildlife everywhere and Zazu the bird watching you during your breakfast in the open air. Anyone who comes to Kenya for the ultimate Africa adventure you dreamed of as a child, is in the right place at Lumo Conservancy.
RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFARI
Lumo Community Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the border of Tsavo West park, and was established in 1997 when three ranches in the area decided to form a wildlife reserve. With a lot of wildlife and a landscape with mainly vast savannah with fabulous views over the Taita hills and the legendary Mount Kilimanjaro. Exactly how you always presented the lion cartoon in real life. And not only those mouthwatering landscapes are taken care of here, but also the community. Infrastructure, education, healthcare, everything is boosted here thanks to the grants that come from the conservancy money. Nice! That is still a responsible safari!
Also not unimportant: you can spot a shitload of wildlife here! How about this: the elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, giraffe, zebra, antelope, baboon … and much more. When you drive the Landcruiser over the rusty grounds of Tsavo, you might notice that it don’t leave the wildlife untouched. The elephants here are known for their red color, and the zebras are no longer black and white, but black and white with an Ed Sheeran vibe. Hello gingers!
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“NAAAAAANTS INGONYAMA BAGITHI BABA …”
ON SAFARI IN LUMO
Yes! Smoother rules because we are in a conservancy. Better! For example, you are not bound by specific opening and closing times, and you will experience a lot less ‘massive safari tourism’ here than in the national parks. There are several activities you can do in Lumo. Are you ready?
GAME DRIVE: On the road with the Landcruiser and tear across the savannah, scanning the area for wildlife. Keep your eyes open at all times and enjoy what the rugged Kenyan wilderness has to offer!
BUSH BREAKFAST / BRUNCH: Not quite Charlie’s Travels’ style, as it is a very touristic activity. But let’s be honest: how wonderful is it to arrive at a fully set breakfast table in the middle of the savannah, grab a fresh orange juice and be asked the question: “how do you like your eggs?”.
BUSH WALK: a walk across the savannah with a ranger who not only guarantees your safety, but also knows a lot about the local flora and fauna. Search for traces, dissect dried poo and learn about the local plants and their medicinal properties. You may even spot the remains of animals that have fallen prey!
NIGHT SAFARI: this is really cool! Where you normally lie in your tent and wonder which animal makes all those noises, you are now looking for this. Accompanied by a ranger and with a large light in your pocket, you drive into the spooky darkness of the savannah. Just watch out for the hungry hyenas, because Mufasa is not there to save you …
SLEEPING UNDER A CRACKING CLEAR STAR SKY
When darkness has covered the sun-drenched savannah like a blanket, enjoy a cold drink at the safari bar at Lion’s Bluff lodge. An accommodation not to be missed, situated on a mountain ridge in the middle of the savannah. You look up and see the Milky Way: you have never seen so many stars in your life! You have a wide range of choices to spend the night: go hardcore camping at the campsite, opt for a glamping tent or stay in a luxury lodge. Something for everyone!
When the fairytale sunrise envelops the savannah in an orange glow and you see Zazu the bird fly by, you know for sure. You are here in the middle of the Circle of Life!
This blog is part of Africa Inside Out.