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  • Southern Cross Safaris News | Southern Cross Safaris
    The red billed queleas swarmed around this pair of pachyderms as they tried to drink at the Satao Camp water hole in East Tsavo Kenya In seconds the peace was shattered by a storm of wings frightening the elephants away Read more http www dailymail co uk news article 2108788 Flock awe Even elephants scared jumbo cloud tiny red billed birds html ixzz1osoAZrzN Read more Dramatic elephant rescue 04 08 11 We all love a true heart warming stroy and this one just makes you want to smile This amazing event unfolded between a baby elly and it s mother with the help of Norman Carr Safaris South Luangwa Conservation Society and ZAWA the wildlife authority To read the full story by Christina Carr Norman Carr Safaris click here Read more The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 01 08 11 On 23rd September 2011 guests at the Tarhi Tented Lodge in Tsavo East National Park awoke to a wild drama A baby elephant had become trapped in a waterhole its increasingly distressed mother trying desperately to extract the baby After a time other members of the herd headed off deterred by the increasing number of guests appearing nearby The mother though held firm unwilling to abandon her offspring Read more Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct 25 07 11 Wild black rhinos were declared extinct according to the latest assessment by experts at a leading conservation group The International Union for Conservation of Nature said the western black rhino native to West Africa no longer exists and claimed that a quarter of all other mammal species are at risk of extinction Read more Talk to an expert Do you want to plan a trip make a booking or just have a brochure sent to you then make contact with one of our

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  • Reviews | Southern Cross Safaris
    I would just like to say a massive Thank You to everyone involved in making our recent trip to Kenya so fantastic The sights the sounds the laughter and emotional tears will live long in our memories Everyone contributed in so many ways to make this an adventure we will never forget but special mention needs to go to Nimrod Salome Mohammed and Theresa at Pinewood Paul on reception and Dixon our driver at Satao Camp along with everyone involved at Southern Cross Safaris Again thanks everyone we will be back Dave Alison Fox Destination Safaris in Kenya Relaxing in Mauritius During my time in Mauritius I stayed at the Tamassa Resort on an all inclusive basis It was the perfect place to relax eat drink and play golf It s great value for money as well Martin Edwards Destination Safaris in Tanzania The trip was fantastic and lived up to our expectations The service from Bench was excellent thank you Rachel At all times we were met by representatives of the companies used by Bench even when flights were late All accommodation was excellent service on both safaris was excellent and Zanzibar was a dream Thank you for your advice flying to the Masai Mara was a great idea We saw all the animals including two different leopards and an aardvark during the day Susan and Michael Miller Destination Safaris in Kenya We would certainly recommend Southern Cross to others The service and advice prior to departure was thorough Thanks Hanna Accommodation throughout our trip was first class we thoroughly enjoyed all venues The service and food was great as well Highlights were seeing the multitude of animals close up Our guide was a fund of knowledge We all look forward to another trip with Bench in the future Jane Colin Oliver Destination Safaris in Kenya We wanted an African experience and it was well delivered Everything Bench organised went like clockwork Plus the people involved with accommodation transfers and activities were all very competent and helpful We wanted an African experience and it was well delivered The highlight has to be the animals but the passion for and knowledge of and love of animals by the staff guides in the parks and lodges made it all the more memorable And the South African wine red white was a real bonus and surprise I will be looking for it in Sydney P S Thank you Norman Patrick and Diana Dwyer Destination Safaris in Kenya Hot air balloon watching the wildebeest migration An excellent tour Migration Safari The food and accommodation at Masai Mara Sarova and Lion Hill were exceptional The staff were very friendly I have never seen so many animals up close This was attributed to our driver Thomas who was able to read animal behaviour and position the vehicle so as to get the best viewing and photographs A highlight was a hot air balloon flight over the Masai Mara watching the migration of the wildebeest for

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  • FAQs | Southern Cross Safaris
    Stays Family Safaris Adventure Safaris Honeymoons Groups Escorted Tours Beach Retreats Connoisseur Collection Southern Cross Exclusives Offers News Reviews LUXURY TENT AT SATAO ELERAI AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Home Company FAQs Share FAQs FAQ Three This is the answer to FAQ Three FAQ Four This is the answer to number four FAQ Two This is the answer to FAQ Two FAQ One This is the answer to FAQ One Talk to an expert Do you want to plan a trip make a booking or just have a brochure sent to you then make contact with one of our expert consultants today Local Call 020 2434600 1 2 3 Overseas Call 254 0 20 2434600 1 2 3 Email info southerncrosssafaris com Fax 254 20 2434605 Why not come and visit us Southern Cross Centre Near Engen Petrol Station Kengeleni Nyali Mombasa Kenya Enquire Online Sign Up for E News Request a Brochure Destinations Safaris in Kenya Safaris in Uganda Safaris in Zanzibar Safaris in Rwanda Safaris in Tanzania Safaris in Kenya Special Tour Packages DER Touristik Programmvorstellung 2015 Experiences Safaris City Stays Family Safaris Adventure Safaris Honeymoons Groups Escorted Tours Beach Retreats Useful Links About Us Brochures Contact Us Enews FAQs

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  • Guides and Drivers | Southern Cross Safaris
    or break any trip Their personality knowledge and customer service skills are paramount to the enjoyment and success of your safari experience All of our guides are KPSGA Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association certified have undertaken rigorous training and are experts in their chosen fields All have an in depth knowledge of routes conditions local attractions and practical mechanics and have a competency in finding and identifying Africa s wildlife fauna and flora next to none Drivers And Guides Fredrick Emacar Has been on safari guiding since 2006 He is certified in Tourism and Wildlife Studies and a member of Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association Silver Level His Favourite Safari Places Reservers includes Kenya Mara Nakuru Samburu Mt Kenya and Amboseli Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and Uganda Budongo Nature Trails and Kibale He is specialized in both fauna flora areas Malingi Ndzombo Has been on safari guiding since 2006 He holds a Diploma in Tourisim and Wildlife and he is a Certified Travel Consultant His favourite safari places includes Kenya Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Park He has interest in birds and trees and also does nature walk in Satao camp he is a Naturalist Kevin Apidi Has been on safari guiding since 2004 He holds a Diploma in Tourism and Wildlife Excellent in Birds where he is specialized he even writes a journal with Nature Kenya Bird Life International His favourite safari places includes Kenya Mara and Meru Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater and Uganda Bwindi Forest Back Talk to an expert Do you want to plan a trip make a booking or just have a brochure sent to you then make contact with one of our expert consultants today Local Call 020 2434600 1 2 3 Overseas Call 254 0 20 2434600 1 2 3 Email info

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  • Sitemap | Southern Cross Safaris
    WALKING SAFARI KENYA WILDEBEEST MIGRATION CROSSING THE MARA RIVER LUXURY TENT AT SATAO ELERAI AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK Safaris in Kenya Tanzania Uganda and Rwanda Sign Up for E News Request a Brochure Contact Us About Us Meet the Team Destinations Safaris in Kenya Safaris in Kenya Special Tour Packages DER Touristik Programmvorstellung 2015 Safaris in Tanzania Arusha Safaris in Rwanda Windhoek Safaris in Zanzibar Safaris in Uganda Experiences Enquiry Connoisseur Collection Southern Cross Exclusives Offers Enquiry Southern Cross Safaris News Reviews Company Sitemap Terms Conditions Guides and Drivers FAQs Mombasa Payments Payment Talk to an expert Do you want to plan a trip make a booking or just have a brochure sent to you then make contact with one of our expert consultants today Local Call 020 2434600 1 2 3 Overseas Call 254 0 20 2434600 1 2 3 Email info southerncrosssafaris com Fax 254 20 2434605 Why not come and visit us Southern Cross Centre Near Engen Petrol Station Kengeleni Nyali Mombasa Kenya Enquire Online Sign Up for E News Request a Brochure Destinations Safaris in Kenya Safaris in Uganda Safaris in Zanzibar Safaris in Rwanda Safaris in Tanzania Safaris in Kenya Special Tour Packages DER Touristik Programmvorstellung

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  • Terms & Conditions | Southern Cross Safaris
    costs BOOKING FEE A booking fee of 50 00 will be charged for arrangements such as hotels car hire and train reservation not forming part of a package DEPARTURE TAX Departure taxes are NOT included in package costs CANCELLATIONS All cancellations must be received in writing and will take effect from the date received by Southern Cross Safaris The following cancellation charges will apply to the tour costs More than 56 days before departure Deposit 56 49 days before departure 25 48 29 days before departure 35 28 0 days before departure 100 The non issuing of an invoice or non payment of deposit will not exempt passengers from these cancellation and administration fees We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that insurance is taken out to cover cancellation fees These cancellation charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers BROCHURE VALIDITY January to December 2012 INSURANCE Southern Cross Safaris will not accept responsibility for loss of deposit full payment loss or damage to baggage personal illness or injury medical expenses cancellation or curtailment of your trip etc It is therefore strongly recommended that a comprehensive policy be taken out at time of booking SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PRICES Much care has gone into the composition of itineraries and costings for this brochure however circumstances such as devaluation or fuel surcharges may necessitate change in cost and itineraries Should this occur you will be notified as soon as possible Not withstanding that deposits or complete payments may have been made any increases up until the date of departure of arrangements resulting from the above are to be paid by the purchaser passenger If such increases are unacceptable the passenger may cancel his her booking though in so doing he she is still liable to pay any cancellation charges imposed in the way of cancellation administration communication charges etc While every effort has been made to ensure prices are accurate Bench International cannot be held responsible for any changes Rates are subject to change OUR RESPONSIBILITY We always do our best to make sure your arrangements are satisfactory and we accept liability for but only to the extent of any loss or damage sustained by you as a result of our negligence or that of our employees or agents The standards of accommodation and other services contained in this brochure are based on various factors which are generally accepted as indicated as a certain class however we do not represent or guarantee that standard class or fitness for purpose of the accommodation or service Southern Cross Safaris does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts omissions or default whether negligent or otherwise of those airlines coach operators shipping companies hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your tour pursuant to a contact between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control We do not accept liability in contact or in tort actionable wrong

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  • Meet the Team | Southern Cross Safaris
    a keen rally driver for 21 years and won the Kenya Rally Championship 3 times as well as twice being runner up in Safari Rally TORBEN RUNE MANAGING DIRECTOR Born in Kenya in 1971 Torben has spent the majority of his life in Kenya the country he loves Having studied marketing and business studies in South Africa he returned to Kenya to join Southern Cross Safaris in 1994 where he is now a partner and Managing Director Torben is also a partner in Bench International Southern Cross Safaris Australian wholesaler as well as Connoisseur Safaris Satao Camp Satao Elerai The Out of Africa Collection and Severin Air Safaris Ltd Torben has been a private pilot since 1989 and is passionate about flying wildlife and the African bush The concept behind Severin Air s luxury airsafaris offered the perfect opportunity to combine these passions into the perfect luxury safari product for clients to enjoy DINESH SASAN FINANCE DIRECTOR Born in India and has been associated with the hospitality industry for over 18 years Graduated in Commerce did his Masters in Business Administration and then qualified as as Chartered Accountant from India He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner With the skills of being a forensic accountant and a financial re engineer He is a key member of the SXS team and is currently the Finance Director for Southern Cross Safaris Satao Elerai and Satao Camp in Kenya and Bench International in Australia PHILIP KASAVO OPERATION DIRECTOR Born in Kenya Philip graduated from Kenya Utalii College in 1988 and Joined Tourism industry immediately working first with Pollman s Tours and Safaris before joining Southern Cross Safaris He has over 20 years of experience in Tourism Operations Back Talk to an expert Do you want to plan a trip make a booking or

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  • Safaris in Kenya - Specialist Tour Operator in Kenya | Southern Cross Safaris
    and bumpy due to Kenya s road conditions The views and spectacular scenery encountered usually make the trip well worthwhile VISA INFORMATION At the time of writing a visa for Kenya is required for Australian Passport Holders The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at border posts Kenya has enforced a blank pages condition of entry This means that all those requiring a visa to enter Kenya must have at least two blank pages available in your passport upon arrival Failure to meet this requirement may result in an entry visa being refused Single Entry Visa USD 50 per person on an Australian Passport subject to change Multiple Entry Visa Please note that if you are travelling within East Africa Tanzania Zanzibar or Uganda or Rwanda you can request free re entry into Kenya You will however be required to pay the normal visa charges for the other countries but may re enter Kenya freely Transit Visa USD 20 per person on an Foreign Passport Transit time in Kenya cannot exceed 24 hours subject to change We hope that you will find this country Information on Kenya useful for reference when preparing for your holiday All the information above was correct at the time of writing and is to be used as a guide only Health visa and other specific details should be double checked by your travel agent at the time of booking Located on the Equator in East Africa Kenya offers a huge diversity of landscapes with game rich savannahs National Parks and Game Reserves timeless cultures and tribes unchanged by the 21st century beautiful sandy beaches and coral reefs deserts rain forests and snow capped mountains Visitors have endless opportunities for adventure and discovery on safari and rest and relaxation on the tropical coast Nairobi Nairobi originally little more than a watering hole for Masai tribes became a substantial town by 1900 due to the building of the Mombasa to Uganda railway In 1905 it succeeded Mombasa as the capital of the British protectorate Today it is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg Definitely a highlight of Nairobi is its crowded markets and trading areas where bartering is definitely recommended Sightseeing options includes the Giraffe Centre Daphne Sheldrick s Elephant Orphanage the National Museum Snake Museum and National Archives Just outside the metropolis is the country s most accessible natural wonder Nairobi National Park Masai Mara Game Reserve When it comes to game viewing there is nowhere in Africa richer in wildlife or more eventful in encounters than the Mara A pristine wilderness of haunting beauty it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife prolific bird life and the unprecedented opportunity of catching up with all the members of the Big Five in one morning As to scenery the 1 800 sq kms of this veteran reserve offer the classic mix of African imagery golden grasslands lilac misted hills meandering river acres of thorn bush and undulating wilderness Amboseli National Park The

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