Starting from the City of Nairobi, the 5 days Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru N/P Safari comprises of the spectacular Masai Mara National Reserve to witness the wildebeest migration as well as the renowned Lake Nakuru haven to thousands of colorful flamingos as well as Great white and pink-backed pelicans, secretary birds and ibises among others. […]
Kenya is among the leading safari hubs on the African continent and this is attributed to its wonderfully designed and packaged safari plans. From sensational game drives, top of the world hikes on mountain Kenya, welcoming people and unequalled scenic landscapes. These factors perfectly blend and complement each other to make Kenya safaris the best holiday undertaking in East Africa.
Additionally, these Kenyan safaris are so flexible that visitors can easily incorporate a safari in Kenya with other adventure safaris in neighbouring countries for example gorilla-trekking in Rwanda or Uganda without much hustle.
With this in mind, someone wonders where to start from. Some of the best destinations are suggested to ease your decision making when taking on a Kenya safari.
Masai Mara holds the number one spot as a tourism destination to visit in Kenya. Renowned for harboring one of the largest herds of game in Savannah parks across Africa. These ranges from distinguished Masai lions, their rich history and stories about them, the best place to catch the great wildebeest migration on the Kenyan side as they trek from Tanzania to Kenya while being joined by other animals like the zebra and gazelles, African leopards, elephants, cheetahs and many more.
Masai Mara boasts unmatched chances of easily encountering various animals as they are more accustomed to human presence and not easily scared off.
Another must-visit safari spot lies in Tsavo region – two gazette national parks. Though Tsavo national is remotely located from Nairobi than other national parks, this comes as a blessing in disguise. The park boasts more area coverage than its counterparts and also for being the largest conservation area in Kenya. This offers tremendous terrains to explore in addition to accommodating more wildlife from leopard, giraffe, gazelle, lion, buffalo, antelope, cheetah, striped hyena, serval cat and countless impala with more than 470 species of birds like crowned crane, sacred ibis and lovebirds to look out for.
This makes it a hotspot for birding on top of safari drives from other national parks. Tsavo East is home to the African big five and most specifically the black rhino which is a must-see if you visit Tsavo. This section also has two unique trees – the doum palm and baobab. These two are a confirmation of the vast biodiversity this national park has.
Lake Nakuru National Park is found 170 km northwest of the capital Nairobi along the Eastern arm of the great East African rift valley. The Park gets its name from the famous Lake Nakuru that hosts the largest flocks of flamingoes. Close to a million pink flamingoes are attracted to its shores by the irresistible algae, creating spectacular sights to behold. Other notable animals are the eastern black rhinos, lions, baboons, zebra, warthogs, hippos well as other bird species like ostriches also call this park home.
The grand Mount Kilimanjaro is a must-see on a safari to Amboseli national park. A great phenomena to behold especially in the morning as she is unrevealed from the mist and sprayed with dazzling sun rays on the white snow and the gigantic Amboseli elephants grazing at her base.
Absorb the beauty of other animal herds browsing around the numerous surface water springs. The park is a haven for more than 370 species of birds not forgetting wildebeests, lions, zebras, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, impalas and buffaloes.
Samburu game reserve is the ideal destination to kick start your adventure. With celebrated safari drives enable you to view thousands of elephants, buffalos, lions, and African leopards not leaving out Samburu’s ‘Special Five’; the reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Beisa Oryx, and Grevy’s zebra.
Optional camel safaris are available and are the perfect recipe for an iconic end to your Kenyan adventure after exploring all other famous places. This is an experience you won’t forget as it allows you to view game near that when you were in a safari vehicle.
Kenya generally is a year-round tourism destination which means you can have your safari at any time you prefer. Although it’s recommended to visit in the drier months of June through to October when the rains are rare and viewed as the best time to explore various parks for better chances of viewing wild game. During this period you can also be part of the great wildebeest migration when they cross Kenya from August to October before reversing their tracks back to Serengeti National Park.
If you’re looking for the perfect activity to have an adventure or vacation, Kenyan safaris offer exactly that without disappointing, therefore on your next trip opt for one and embark on enjoy an adventure of your life.
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