Kenya is an absolutely stunning African travel destination, thanks to its abundance of untamed wilderness and free-roaming wildlife. It’s no secret that Kenya is one of the top places in Africa to go on safari. There are almost 400 mammal species and over 1,000 bird species in the country’s protected areas, which make up about 8 per cent of the territory. At this spectacular destination, you have access to everything from sun-baked savannahs to snow-capped mountains.
Kenya boasts a variety of wild animals in the beautiful plains of the Masai Mara Nature Reserve, a rich history, and a lively culture in Nairobi, among other interesting experiences. Imagine yourself on a hot air balloon ride above the plains, where you get to see the Great Migration and have bush dinners under the stars. How does that sound? This is merely a tantalizing glimpse of all that Kenya has to offer. No matter what you decide to do during your time in this pastoral area, our tailor-made vacations in Kenya are guaranteed to excite the senses and bring you face-to-face with the natural world. There is no doubt that Kenya is an excellent place to go to get one’s footsteps marked in the world of safari and the great Masai plains.
The following is a selection of the places of interest we recommend visiting while on vacation in Kenya. If you are looking for something that isn’t here, it doesn’t mean we don’t take you there. Let us know so we can plan a tailor-made package to suit your personal tastes and specific interests.
The Masai Mara has served as the backdrop for numerous BBC and National Geographic animal films because it is arguably the most well-known Big 5 reserve in the world. The Mara is known for more than just its abundance of big cats; it’s also where the Great Migration river crossings take place, wherein 1.5 million wildebeest risk being eaten by crocodiles on their never-ending trek from the Mara to the Serengeti in Tanzania.
The Masai Mara is simply breathtaking. Extensive greenery, a variety of fauna, including those that appear to be exotic, and a lack of human habitation all contribute to a sense of spaciousness and calmness in this place. Additionally, you will learn about the culture of the Masai people, as well as their traditions and the way they live out on the plains. These Maasai people have called this area home for hundreds of years, making them the most knowledgeable tour guides and land custodians in the area.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy, located on the foot of snow-capped Mount Kenya in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, is renowned for sheltering the last two northern white rhinos in the world. Ol Pejeta is one of the outstanding places to visit in Kenya since, besides its Rhino Conservation efforts, this private conservancy provides a wide variety of wildlife viewing activities that are perfect for adventurers, families, and even honeymooners.
Join the rangers for a morning jog or stroll across the savannah to start the day off right by learning about flora and fauna, perhaps even seeing a black rhino browsing from a safe distance. Exciting game drives are your best bet for seeing rare animals, including rhinos, lions, Savanna elephants, buffalo, zebras, gnus, giraffes, ostriches, eagles, ibises, and more. Game drives aren’t the only way to see the reserve; guests may also ride horses and bicycles into the wilderness, meet anti-poaching dogs, and embark on lion-tracking excursions with the conservancy’s experts.
Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and the most populous city in eastern Africa, is a cultural, economic, and political centre for the entire continent. Nairobi may be known for its urban landscape, but it is also the starting point for a fantastic safari in Kenya. Purple-blossoming jacaranda trees dot the cityscape every October, and Nairobi National Park is conveniently located within driving distance of the city centre. The park also offers views of the city’s skyscrapers. The Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Manor are two great places to see Kenyan animals up close and personal.
There is a thriving nightlife in Nairobi, as well as several excellent restaurants serving both international and Kenyan fare. It’s recommended that you spend at least 2-3 days in this multicultural city in Kenya. You can get a taste of the tremendous diversity of this interesting African city by visiting its parks, shops, art museums, and cultural attractions, as well as getting the chance to get up close with animals and even go on safari game viewing.
One of the most visited tourist parks in Kenya is the Amboseli National Reserve, which is dominated in the background by Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. The park’s name, Amboseli, is derived from a Maasai phrase that means “salty dust,” which is an excellent metaphor for the park’s dry environment. It’s one of the best sites in Africa to see elephant herds in their natural habitat. Besides the aforementioned, the park is home to a plethora of other animals and birds, including lions, cheetahs, eland, giraffes, impala, waterbuck, gazelle, and well over 600 species of birds.
Those interested in nature have the opportunity to see five distinct ecosystems, including the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, savannah, wetlands with sulfur springs, and woodlands. Visitors to Amboseli National Park enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania, in addition to seeing a variety of species grazing freely in the savannah grasslands of the national park.
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