The Best of an African Safari in Kenya

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The Best of an African Safari in Kenya

Enjoy the best of an African safari in Kenya.

It is the best place to get close to the big cats on your African safari.

Kenya is Africa’s best safari destination. It is no coincidence that Safari was born in Kenya. It is a journey undertaken by travellers away from home. In Arabic “safar” means travel and Safari in Swahili.

During the 14th century the Arab trader arrived at the Indian Ocean Coast coastline.At the time, the Arab visitors  were more concerned with their trade not wildlife expeditions. 

Maasai Mara is the most visited game reserve. It is famous for the great migration where zebras and wildebeest follow the rainy season in search for pastures. It is such a spectacular scene to see hundreds of animals moving in one direction. As they cross the Mara river, the predators too (crocodiles) lie in ambush as the African elephants roam the savannas and the predating big cats chase their prey. 

The plains are teeming with plenty of wildlife. Discover the authentic Maasai culture and the flamingos in Nakuru.

Kenya is an all year-round safari destination offering excellent wildlife viewing. Each destination has its own safari experience. Kenya tropical climate along the equator is ideal for an all year-round safari.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Kenya offers quality wildlife viewing throughout the year. The best time times is in the dry season from July to October. Visitors have a chance to watch the iconic migration of the wildebeest, Zebras and Thomson gazelles. Predators like lions, cheetahs and crocodiles join the show as they hunt their prey.

During the Great migration, almost two million animals move across the Serengeti to Maasai Mara game parks in such for pastures, despite the predator dangers on land and water.

Kenya Iconic Destinations

 

Get close to the big cats at Masai Mara Game Reserve

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This game reserve hosts Africa’s larger animals that include the big five (lion, elephant, leopard, cape buffalo and rhinoceros). Hippopotamus,crocodiles,hyenas, cheetah, jackals, giraffe and antelopes can be also be seen in the reserve.

The spectacular great migration takes place at the reserve. Zebras, Wildebeest and Thomson gazelle move to and from the Serengeti between July to October every year showcasing mouthwatering scenes for the traveller.

The Esiot Siria Escarpment is the best viewing spot for game especially the cheetah and Lions.

Best time to visit: July to October

Drop by Nairobi National Park near the city centre

Nairobi National park is the closet park to Nairobi city and is home to diverse wildlife population that includes the Cape Buffalo, Black rhino, wildebeest, cheetah, Grant Zebra, Masaai Giraffe, Leopard and Lion and is also home to 400 migratory and endemic bird species. It is an all year round destination.

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Interact with the Elephants at Amboseli National Park

It is located south east of Kenya near Tanzania. It is home to large herds of elephants in Kenya. The best time for wildlife safaris is June to October and best birding between October to January. Famous for a spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. 

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Amboseli offers great viewing opportunities for other animals like African bush elephant, impala, Cape buffalo, cheetah, lion, hyena, wild dog, wildebeest, zebra, crocodile, mongoose, and Masai giraffe. Over 600 species of birds call Amboseli their home, too.

Meet the maneless Tsavo Lions 

Tsavo is one of Africa’s largest game parks in the world and popular for the Tsavo lions who entirely do not have manes. It’s close proximity with Mombasa and Malindi,makes it an ideal place for a one day safari destination and beach holiday.

The Tsavo National park is teeming with diverse wildlife that includes the leopard, African Bush Elephant, giraffe duikers, spotted hyena, gravy, plain zebra cape buffalo, cheetah, Impalas,rhinos and Elands.

Best time to visit: May to October

Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Nakuru National park is famous for the flamingos that are attracted to an abundance of algae in the Lake. It is elevated at 1,754 m (5,755 ft) above sea level.

The Rift valley soda lake safari can be combined with Serengeti and Maasai Mara or Gorilla trekking and can be visited all year round.

Other birds and animals that can be spotted include the pelicans, cormorants, fish eagles, king fishers, water bucks, eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos, Leopards, Lions, cheetahs and warthogs.

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu game reserve is located on the banks of Ewasio Ng’iro River that flows through the doum palm groves and thick forests along its banks.

The wildlife species commonly seen in the park include the lion, African leopard, Cheetah, Grevy’s Zebra, water buck, warthogs as well as Cape buffalo, Elephants and Hippopotamus.

Best time to visit: December to March, July to October

Meet the Black Rhinos at Aberdare National Park

It offers spectacular views of streams and wildlife. Due to its high altitude,the temperatures are sometimes cooler than the savannas.

The largest herd of endangered black rhinoceros lives here. Other wild animal sightings include the leopards, elephants, olive baboons, warthogs and bush backs. Best time to visit the park is between May to September and January to February.

Kenya Beaches

 

Diani Beach

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Diani Beach is breathtaking destination. It is a perfect end after an exciting wildlife safari. The Kenya coastline has plenty of other spectacular beaches and water sports such as scuba diving, kite surfing and fishing.

Travel with the Maasai

Visit the Maasai villages to learn more about their way of life and interact with the elders.Take a walk with the Maasai warriors in the wild.

On a good day you will spot animal droppings and animal foot prints and your guide will explain which animals it belongs to. It is truly a rewarding and memorable experience.

By |2019-09-18T10:05:38+00:00July 5th, 2019|Adventure Tours, Ecotourism, Kenya Safari, Wildlife Safaris|0 Comments

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