Kenya

Kenya

Kenya Safaris

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Kenya Overview

This East African country is famous for one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena the annual migration of over a million wildebeest; which equally, this epic journey, has been watched by millions, on countless National Geographic documentaries the world over.

Your adventure into Kenya will begin with a distinctly colonial touch evident in Nairobi, the capital city. It’s a fitting taste of the stark contrasts encountered in this land of wide open plains, a country where Mount Kenya’s exquisite snow-capped peaks tower above the tinder dry grasslands beneath it.

Kenya is a wildlife paradise. The rugged and remote Samburu National Reserve lies in the semi-desert area of Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. For sheer physical drama, the lava plain with the great Ololokwe Table Mountain in the background is pure magic. Big cat lovers will want to visit Kenya’s most pristine park, Meru National Park, with its unique riverine swamp so superb for lion viewing.

Migrations are further evidence of the great contrasts of Kenya. Flocks of greater and lesser flamingos settle on Lake Nakuru, a shallow soda lake, and create these glorious pink ribbons along the lake’s edge.

Masai Mara National Reserve is the 1,510 square kilometer northern extension of the Serengeti plains in Tanzania, and is the hallowed site of the annual wildebeest migration as they trek south against some life-threatening odds – largely crocodiles – in search of fresh grasslands.

For those who want to slip into something a little more comfortable after one of the wilder safari experiences on offer, little compares with a few days in the heart of lion country in the Tsavo Wilderness Area in the south, followed by time-out on the softest, whitest beaches of Mombasa, Kenya’s second largest town.

Great Reasons to Visit Kenya

  • Kenya immortalized the safari with legendary personalities such as Ernest Hemingway, Karen Blixen and Beryl Markham.
  • Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is renowned for the annual Great Migration of millions of herbivores.
  • Maasai and Samburu tribes people live and tend their livestock alongside with the resident wildlife
  • The country abounds in diverse landscapes, including the spectacular Great Rift Valley.
  • It is the best country in Africa for seeing large concentrations of animals throughout the year.
  • Kenya is a birdwatcher’s dream destination, with more than 1,000 species recorded.
  • Lake Nakuru is a breeding ground for flamingo – up to two million birds – and greater and lesser flamingos also migrate along Lakes Magadi, Elementaita, Bogoria and Turkana.
  • Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and features a number of permanent glaciers. The best view of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is from Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.
  • The coastline is beautiful, particularly the Lamu Archipelago, featuring the islands of Lamu, Manda and Pate. Old Lamu Town is a World Heritage Site.
  • The country is renowned for its warm, friendly and hospitable citizens.