Kenya, with its game-filled plains, rugged mountain ranges and the great East African Rift Valley lakes, is one of the most exciting safari destinations you'll ever experience!
An extinct volcano sitting on the equator with several distinct biological zones and glaciers. The majority of animals live on the lower slopes of the mountain and there are some excellent trekking opportunities. You do not need to be a professional climber to scale Mount Kenya, but you do need a certain amount of physical stamina so a bit of pre-departure training is highly recommended.
Is known mainly for its exceptional population of big cats, game, and the annual Great Migration of around one and a half million zebras, gazelles, and wildebeests from the Serengeti every year between July to October. Every year the Great Migration sees around a million and a half wildebeests and countless zebras and gazelles migrate across the hot plains in search of fresh green shoots. They are pursued relentlessly by the hungry jaws of Africa’s top predators and the scene is set for one of the most dramatic shows on earth!
Amboseli National Park:
Black rhinos and a stunning mountain backdrop. Amboseli is Kenya’s second most popular safari destination and you can see all of the key animals here, as well as baboons, cheetahs and 1,000 elephants.
There are five different habitats in Amboseli: open plains, acacia woodlands, thorn scrub, swamp and marshlands. This diversity of habitats allows for excellent game viewing all year round which explains why a tour to Amboseli is such a popular option with travelers.
The famous landmark of Observation Hill must be visited and from here you will be able to view the entire park and take some stunning photos. You will also see the famous faces of the Masai people with their bright red shukkas and their long spears.
Lake Nakuru National Park:
Lake Nakuru is the place to go, If you have ever wondered what a lake covered with thousands of flamingos looks like In a continent crammed with beauty it is hard to stand out in Africa, but Nakuru does exactly that and it is one of the must-see destinations on any traveler’s Kenya itinerary.
Lake Nakuru is a birder’s paradise with 400 species located around its shores. Apart from the rather obvious flamingos, other species that are present include avocets, ducks, stilts and little grebes. The park also has fabulous game including the elusive leopard and the endangered black rhino, as well as all the regular plains game.
Samburu Game Reserve:
It is often regarded by travelers and guides in Kenya as the best of Kenya’s national parks. The drive from the foothills of Mt Kenya treats the traveler to an unusual spectacle of green bush and forest on one side and a desert landscape on the other. Like in all of Kenya’s national parks there is no shortage of game here and there are frequent sightings of all of the big cats, as well all of Kenya’s plains game.
Meru National Park:
The park offers some of Kenya’s wildest country and was the selected by Joy and George Adamson as the location to release Elsa the lioness who was made famous by the 1966 film ‘Born Free’.
The park has a lot of game on offer after the successful rehabilitation program that reintroduced elephants and rhinos back into the park in 2001. Both are doing very well.
Lions, buffalos, leopards, cheetahs and hippos are also regularly seen in the park, which is part of a wider ecosystem which includes Kora National Park, Mwingi, Rahole and the Bisanadi reserve. It straddles the equator and is the location of many different habitats including scrubland dotted with Baobab trees, lush green grassland and riverine forests.