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Comment by Oasis Adventures and Camps Ltd on May 1, 2013 at 3:11am

Oasis Eco Camp is an exclusive family friendly, alcohol free getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita Kenya. Set in the midst of a natural acacia forest and bushes, it is home to abundant birdlife, with the lake area boasting of over 450 species of birds.

The camp provides a serene, quiet and peaceful natural environment, conducive for romantic getaways, family retreats, friends getaways, birding enthusiasts, bush weddings and for corporate team building. The camp has been designed with minimum impact on the environment.

Accomodation ranges from self catering cottages, catered bandas, safari style large walk in tents to a campsite by the Lake. All the rooms are furnished with comfortable rustic beds with warm  linen and are suited with clean modern flush toilets with hot showers and are solar powered.

Attractions and activities include,birding walks along the lake with a dip at the lakes hotspring, hiking and biking to nearby hills, bush breakfasts by the lake. Being centrally located, the camp can be used as a base to tours Lake Nakuru Park, Menengai Crater, Kariandusi prehistoric site and Hells Gate park . Its proximity from Nairobi, an hour and half's drive from city towards Nakuru, makes it the perfect GETAWAY!

Comment by Oasis Adventures and Camps Ltd on January 14, 2012 at 8:43am

Birds, birds and more birds. Stay at our camp by the shores of Lake Elementaita, an important bird area and recently declared world heritage site. Chance of seeing over 300 species of birds

Comment by wild odyssey safaris on January 14, 2012 at 4:22am


Samburu game reserve 2 Nights.

Lake Nakuru.N.Park 2 Nights.

Lake Baringo/Lake Bogoria 2 Nights.

Kakamega Forest 1 Night.

Lake Victoria 1 Night.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve 3 Nights.

The above mentioned tour will be conducted with the help of an expert bird guide and its open to individuals and groups.All mentioned areas to visit are classified as IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS IN KENYA.

Please contact us on for any enquiry.

Comment by SunSet Bay Club & SeaSide Dive. on December 22, 2011 at 10:45am

You have until the 16th of January 2012 to book a vacation for any date in 2012 to take advantage of this special offer.
Book four (4) nights and receive a complimentary 4 hr bird watching tour with Dr. Dirdy the bird specialist. A hike that takes you through the Syndicate estate in the Northern Forest Reserve in Dominica. See birds like the Sisserou (Amazon Imperialis) the National bird of the island among other very interesting species.
OR, Book 7 nights pay for six and receive a complimentary half day tour with Mr. Moise Arlingnton of Cool Breeze Tours. the ground tour Specialist. This tour could take you to visit some of the most exotic natural attractions on the island; Waterfalls, Rivers, Lakes, Boiling lake, Hot Springs, National Parks, and even a visit to the indigenous people in Dominica, the only existing indigenous community in the Caribbean.

Take advantage of this promotion. Book now and make your dream vacation a reality.

More info. call 1 (767) 4466522 or email or visit our website.

Comment by James Morris on November 30, 2011 at 6:42pm

Are you planning to view the birds at Point Pelee National Park in southwestern Ontario in the New Year?

Canada's top seasonal fine dining restaurant, Rundles, will celebrate its 35th year in 2012.

Rundles reopens on Friday, May 25th, and closes after services on Saturday, September 29th, 2012.  

Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Comment by Sam Scribe on November 30, 2011 at 10:41am

Wish I could make it, Corne; this looks like the perfect birding course.

Comment by Corne Schalkwyk on November 30, 2011 at 3:09am

Hi Guys

Below is some information on the birding
course “Birding in the Bush” available at EcoTraining Camps in South Africa and

This Training Course has been designed to cater for those who wish to learn the basics of Bird Identification or improve their existing identification skills.

It is very much a practical course, although there are some lectures which include the following:

Birding Ethics and Code of Conduct

Birding Equipment
Bird Anatomy and Physiology

Species Identification in the field

Courses incorporate theory sessions during the day and practical bird identification sessions of early morning and late afternoon drive/walks. 
Usually, the theory session is held after breakfast or before departing on the
afternoon walk or drive.

2012 Dates available

6 March – 12 March – Kruger national park (Makuleke private concession)

20 September – 26 September – Botswana (Mashatu Game reserve)

21 October – 27 October - Kruger national park (Makuleke private concession)

9 December – 15 December – Greater Kruger Biome – Karongwe Game reserve

Contact for more information or visit our website at

Comment by Ed Wetschler on November 10, 2011 at 1:55pm

Volunteering at Zealandia nature sanctuary today. Lots of oddball birds here; hope to see some baby kiwis. Have you done this sort of thing?

Comment by Oasis Adventures and Camps Ltd on September 28, 2011 at 8:08am

Fam trips to our Oasis Camp Lake Elementaita at USD 40 per person fullboard.

Comment by Oasis Adventures and Camps Ltd on August 11, 2011 at 3:47am

We are a small intimate Eco Camp on the shores of Lake Elementaita ( Unesco world heritage site). We are looking for agent/partners who sell eco and family friendly tours in Kenya. Contact us for info




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