Welcome to the Bateleur Safaris newsletter for 2006. I hope this finds you enjoying the start of the festive season wherever you may be.
2006 has been another successful year for us and Kenyan tourism in general. The industry is Kenya’s largest foreign exchange earner but more specifically, is the main source of funding for ongoing conservation activities. By choosing to holiday in Kenya you are supporting so much.

It feels like yesterday since my last newsletter (actually over a year and a half!) Tourism in Kenya has been improving dramatically and this year is looking better than ever. Most of the popular game lodges are solidly booked for the coming July/August/September season. We are keeping fingers crossed that long may it continue. Tourism always helps to look after our wildlife!

We at Bateleur Safaris are all-well and continue to enjoy our trade. In spite of tough economic times in the Western economies we have been fortunate in continuing to receive good safari bookings. This we believe is due to our guaranteed personal touch on every safari. 

Happy New Year and greetings. All is well here at home in Kenya and we are enjoying some brilliant sunny weather at the moment. We had some good rains a week ago due to a passing cyclone in Madagascar. Northern Tanzania has also had good rains.

Happy Christmas and season greetings from Kenya.
We are all well as the festival season approaches and looking forward to a quiet and peaceful Millennium. During the month of November we have had a helpful rainy season turning our countryside and grasslands to a beautiful green. For our wildlife this is a handy break from their normal fight for life during the dry season.

I hope this letter finds you all well and with some happy memories of Africa. As the end of the year approaches, I would like to take a moment or two from the usual rush of business to thank you for the safaris we have enjoyed this year and extend our best wishes for a happy holiday season and a good year ahead. Following are some memories of mine I would like to share with you.