Explore Magical Kenya for a Kenya Safari
Kenya is one of the top destinations to go for an African Safari Adventure. Kenya Safaris are recommended to all travelers that visit Africa especially the first time travelers due the fact that it home to the one of the great wonders of the world which is the Great wildebeest migration experience that takes place in July to October in Maasai Mara national reserve one the top Kenya Safari Parks. Masai Mara National Reserve is not only a home to the wildebeest migration but it is also one of the best destinations for wildlife safaris that give travelers an insight to spot the African big five animals and several other species which can be seen in the dry season in the Mara plains and Mara river.
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Beside Maasai Mara national reserve, Kenya is a home to other incredible national parks and reserves that offer exciting and exceptional safari unforgettable experience to all travelers that visit the country, one of the reasons why it is the a top destination for safari holidays in Africa. Such national parks and reserves include; Amboseli national park reserve which is the second best destination for wildlife safaris in Kenya and is situated in southeast Kenya, it is famous for the huge numbers of elephants. The park is offers awesome views to Chyulu hills that are a home to hundreds of volcanoes cones.
Laikipia region that is situated in central Kenya is famous home for the wildlife conservation areas in Kenya such as Meru national park which is a great alternative for wildlife safaris, Lewa Downs conservation reserve which is the best place to enjoy viewing the rhinos in East Africa.
Samburu conservation reserve that is situated in northern region of Kenya that is famous for the Samburu people and their extremely interesting culture thus it the best destination for travelers looking for a virgin untouched culture.
Kenya is one of the top best destinations that is reach in excellent and rewarding beaches therefore safaris in Kenya can easily be customized together with wildlife safari and beach for all travelers on a holiday safari in Africa. Some of the interesting and exciting beaches include Lamu, Diani, and Watamu among others.
Kenya is offers a wide range of endless safaris to all travelers that can’t be explored in just one day. Every time a traveler visits the country has got some new experience and adventure that gives him fascinating memories about his visit to Africa. Some of Kenya’s safari packages include;
Classic Kenya safari, this is an option that will give travelers an insight to explore the Kenya’s national parks and reserve, enjoy wildlife viewing, explore the different authentic cultures as well as enjoy geographic landscape of the country.
Premier Kenya Safari, this is one of the best alternative travelers who have issues with sitting in the vehicle for long hours, travelers will have an insights to enjoy the premier flights as they enjoy viewing wildlife in the different national reserves, they will as well the comfort the services of the best and excellent luxury lodges, hotels and camps.
Kenya beach safari holidays, this is one of the great wonderful package that will give you an opportunity to enjoy the great wildebeest migration wonders as well as wildlife viewing and then later combine the game experience with awesome beach adventure.
Other safaris packages include Kenya luxury safari, magic of the Maasai Mara cultural safaris, Saba and Samburu national park safari, the Great Rift Valley safaris that will give travelers to enjoy viewing the red flamingos, Amboseli Tsavo luxury safaris among others. Please contact adventure in wildlife safaris about you’re interested safari holiday in Kenya.
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Kenya safari tours – destination guide
This is will offer you an opportunity to explore Kenya hotels and lodges, know the things to do on Kenya safari tours and which companies to use while on a safari.
Kenya is one of the countries that make up the East African countries where it coexists together with other neighboring countries like Uganda in the west and Tanzania in the south. Kenya hosts the coast line and it is neighbored by the Indian Ocean in the east. Kenya is one of the top safari destination that is receives a lot of travelers that come to the Africa. It hosts mountain ranges, the caves, savannah vegetation, the lakes and it is situated within the eastern lift valley thus it has an amazing topography.
Kenya has a breath taking awesome capital known as Nairobi which has a lot to offer to all travelers that visit her motherland. The commonly spoken languages in Kenya are English and Swahili.
Kenya is a habitat to huge populations of wildlife species that can be spotted in its national parks such as Amboseli national park which offers breath taking scenic views to Mt Kilimanjaro plus at a thousand of flamingoes that live around Lake Nakuru. Kenya is a home to one of the great wonders of the world that is experienced once every year and this is “the great wildebeest migration” that occurs in Maasai Mara national park.
Kenya is home to unique authentic culture such as the kikuyu culture, the great Maasai culture plus the Samburu. Hiking Mount Kenya is another lifetime adventure activity to experience while on your holiday safari.
Where to visit and things to do in Kenya
Maasai Mara is famously known as the Mara by the local people and it is one of the amazing national parks in Kenya that is situated in the Great Rift Valley in the western escarpment and it is home to huge populations of wildlife animals. The park is in the south western region of Kenya in a place called Narok County and it covers an area of about 1510 square kilometers. Maasai borders Tanzania and it is referred to as an extension of Serengeti national park situated in the northern region.
Maasai means the red cloak which is dressed by the Maasai people that originally stayed in the park for many years ago while as Mara means mottled. The great Maasai Mara national park is a home to over 95 mammals, it harbors over 450 bird species, amphibians and reptiles among other wildlife wonders. The wildlife animals include the great wildebeests, the zebra, Maasai lions, the elephants, crocodiles, the African buffaloes, giraffes, the leopards, cheetahs among others.
From Nairobi to Maasai Mara national park it is about 270 kilometers and it is a 4 to 5 hours’ drive on the road and by air it is about 40 to 45 minutes flight to the park. From Narok town to Sekenani gate the road is dusty during the dry season.
Maasai Mara is open to travelers throughout the year although the best time to visit the park is during the months of December to February and these months are great if you are interested in viewing the big cat’s animals and it is the short dry season of the year in Kenya. However July to October is the best time to enjoy the wildebeest migration which occurs annually during the dry season and it is part of the seven great wonders of the world.
Kenya has two climate seasons such as the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is experienced from April to June this is the long rainy season while as November to December is the short rainy season. The dry season occurs in the months of June to October and December to March which is the hottest periods of the year. The climate average temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius.
Activities in Maasai Mara include: game viewing, night game drives, a visit to the Maasai villages, bush breakfast as well as lunch and dinner plus camping. Maasai Mara is on of the great destination for couples and honeymooners and photography. There are a lot of accommodation facilities that are situated within and outside Maasai Mara national park such as governor’s camp which is luxury, m and the dry season Mara Serena which is luxury, Olonana, Mara Siria camps, tembo among other accommodations.
Tsavo safari Kenya
Tsavo national park is on of the largest and oldest national reserve in Kenya that covers an area of 13,747square kilometer and it was gazetted in 1948. The national reserve has been bisected into two such as Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Tsavo national park is located in the semi desert region and it was named after Tsavo River that flows west to east crossing the park.
Tsavo East, this is famous for the huge populations of elephants that are found of bathing in the red dust, it offers the awesome views of the semi-arid lush plains that offers breathe taking game viewing experience, the Yatta plateau, Mutanda rock views, birdlife species, luggard falls flowing in crocodile pool as well as scenic rapids which make it a wonderful place to take snap shots. Wildlife animals in Tsavo east include: the lions, the hyenas, gazelles, cape buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, zebras, rhinoceros, waterbucks, among others.
Tsavo west, this covers an area of 9065 square kilometers and it is blessed with amazing sceneries and it is a birder’s paradise home to Chaimu crater plus the amazing springs such as Mzima springs among others that host huge populations of hippos and crocodiles. Tsavo west is dominated by the dense vegetation that offers awesome beautiful landscape scenery towards shadows.
Tsavo national park is open to tourist any time of the year and the park receives two rainy seasons that come in March and May which are associated with heavy rains thus making game viewing difficult and in the months of October to December which is a period of less rains thus favoring game viewing experience in the park. The average temperature are 27 to 31 degrees Celsius in the day hours and in the night hours the average temperatures ranges from 22 to 24 degrees Celsius.
Tsavo national park can be accessed by road or air transport or rail transport and on road transport it is about 333kilometers from Nairobi town to Voi gate from Mombasa to Bachuma gate it is about 173 kilometer.
Where to stay
There is a lot of accommodation options that are situated within and outside Tsavo national park ranging from luxury to budget accommodation these include kilalinda lodge Tsavo, Red Elephant safari lodge, Gladessa bush camp, Ithumba camps Tsavo, voyager safari , voyager safari camp, kitani lodge Tsavo, ndololo safari camp, sau Tsavo Camp among others.
Amboseli national is the second popular national reserve in Kenya covering an area of 8000 square kilometer. The reserve is located about 240 kilometers from Nairobi which is the capital city of Kenya. Amboseli is a Maasai word which means “salty dust”. The reserve is surrounded by the Maasai people and the area received an average rainfall of about 350 kilometers thus it is lesser than that which is received in other regions of the country.
Amboseli is rich in huge numbers of wildlife thus it is one of the best places to enjoy wildlife game viewing in Kenya. Animals that can be spotted in the reserve include; waterbuck’s big cats such as the cheetahs, leopards, the lions, giraffes, elands among others as well as over 400 bird species such as the pelican, the kingfisher among other plus the Maasai village and amazing views to mount. Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli national park can be accessed by both air and road transport. However w advice travelers to obey the rules that govern the park and these are for the good of the travelers such as not driving off truck. It is important to note that the park has volcanic soils thus they get muddy and slippery during the rainy season, and in the dry season the roads get too dusty
Where to stay.
There is a wide of accommodation option that is situated within and around Amboseli national park, these range from budget options, mid-range as well as luxury options such as Amboseli lodge, AA lodge Amboseli, Africa Amini Maasai lodge , mount Kilimanjaro view lodge, Weru river lodge, Maasai Simba camp and many others.
Lake Nakuru national park is famous for the pink flamingoes and it is situated in central Kenya adjacent to Lake Nakuru thus it name. The reserve was gazetted in 1961 and it hosts over 450 bird species, about 56 different mammals such as Rhinos, waterbucks and approximately 550 plant species such as the Europhobia candelabrum forest and yellow acacia woodlands, Makalia waterfalls among many other tourist attractions.
The park can be accessed both air and road
The roads that connect to Nairobi are tarmacked though you can access the park via Nakuru town and it takes about 4 kilometers from Nakuru town. The park can as well be accessed through various entry gates such as Lanet Gate, Nderit gate plus the main gate.
Alternatively travelers can opt for a flight to access the reserve. Amboseli has an airstrip famously known as Naishi Airstrip where travelers can land it they use air transport.
Where to stay
The national park has a wide range of accommodation options that are situated within and outside the park such as Lake Nakuru lodge, Naishi guest house, rhino campsites, acacia picnic, Sarova hill lodge, baboon cliff, Kambi Nyuki campsite, chui campsite among others.
Samburu, buffalo springs and Shaba national reserves.
The reserves are situated on the river banks of Ewaso Nyiro River which is found in Osiolo county which an arid and semi-arid region. The reserve was gazetted in 1948 launched as part of Samburu national reserve and the other boundaries were established in in 1985. One of the famous attractions is Sarara singing wells where you will experience the local Samburu warriors as they sing songs while dragging the water for the cattle, you will as well get an opportunity to view wild dogs plus big cats while in this area. The Samburu national park is also famous for the endangered Grevy’s zebras. The area experiences a hot and dry climate in the semi-arid areas.
Alternatively travelers can be engaged in community activities such as visit cultural villages, explore the entertainment of pastoralist dancers and other activities such as game viewing safaris, nature walks among. You will enjoy viewing a lot of wildlife animals such as African buffaloes, the African elephants, African leopards, spotted hyenas, Somali ostriches, Oryx among others.
These reserves are open to travelers throughout the year and they can be accessed by both road and air transport from Nairobi. There is a wide range of accommodation option that ranges from budget, mid-range and luxury lodges such as Sarova Shaba game lodge, Sentrim Samburu lodge, Larsen’s tented camp among other alternative.
Lake Naivasha is one of the famous fresh lakes that are situated outside Naivasha town in Nakuru county located northwest region of Nairobi. The lake is situated within the highest point of the Great Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 bird species such as the African fish eagle which coexists together with other animals such as elands, zebras, hippos, zebras, buffaloes, waterbucks among others. Wildlife can be viewed from a boat cruise safari.
Alternatively there is a lot of safari activities that can be travelers can enjoy in this park such as nature walks, horse riding, community visits, and flower farm trips among others. On the other hand travelers can opt to take a visit to the Crater Lake game sanctuary, a visit to the Hell’s park, lake Nakuru national park which are adjust to lake Naivasha.
From Nairobi to lake Naivasha it will take you about 2 hours on road transport and by air transport, it is a about 15 minute flight to access lake Naivasha from Nairobi. Although the best time to visit the park is during the dry season in the months of the wildebeest migration.
Nairobi is the largest town and the capital city of Kenya that is situated in the south central region of her motherland. The city is famous for its historical scenes especially the colonial history that happened during the colonial regime where it acted as the capital of east Africa for the britsh. The historical sites within the Nairobi attract a lot of travelers as well as all the wildlife attractions that are adjust to the city. These include; Nairobi national museum, the Karen Blixen museum which are home to a lot of historical information concerning Kenya’s culture, the nature, art among others. You will as encounter botanic gardens which surrounding this city.
Alternatively id travelers are interested in viewing wildlife in any destination adjacent to the city, Nairobi national park is the best option that is home to the black rhinos, the lions, leopards, the cheetahs, wildebeests, buffaloes, zebras among other animals. Other tourist attractions include the giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick which is home to the orphan elephants among others.
This is the largest port and the second biggest city in Kenya that is situated in the south east region of the country. Mombasa host a wide range of cultures thus it is one of the multicultural destinations in Kenya where you will find the Arab culture, the Kenya culture, Asian cultures, the Portuguese plus the Indian culture thus get an insight to explore different cuisines as well as architecture.
Other tourism attractions in Mombasa include; the old town that was constructed in the 16th century, a visit to fort Jesus, the small streets, souvenir shops and markets among others that offer life time memorable experience supplement together with sand beaches to travelers who beach lovers such as the Diani beaches situated in the south of Mombasa, white strands of shelly among others.
Lamu is one of the smallest islands that are situated in the north eastern region of Mombasa. It is one of the world heritage sites which was established in the 12th century. Visits to Lamu will you an opportunity to explore various Archectural buildings of the Arabs, Europeans and Indians, explore the donkey sanctuary, the art and craft galleries, explore the streets among other attractions.
Kenya is one of the best safari destinations in Africa that has a lot to offer starting with its national park such as Mount Kenya national park, Maasai Mara national park, lake Nakuru national park, Tsavo national park, Nairobi national museum, the old towns as well as cities the Mombasa beaches, the caves, historical sites and the diverse cultures.