Kenya is one of the top destinations to go for an African Adventure. Kenya Safaris is recommended to all travelers that visit Africa especially the first time travelers due to the fact that it home to one of the great wonders of the world which is the Great Wildebeest Migration Experience that takes place in July to October in Masai Mara National Reserve on the top of Kenya Safari Parks. Masai Mara National Reserve is not only home to the wildebeest migration but it is also one of the best destinations for wildlife safaris that give travelers an insight to spot the African big five and several other species which can be seen in the dry season in the Mara plains and Mara river.
Besides the Maasai Mara national reserve, Kenya is home to other incredible national parks and reserves that offer exciting and exceptional safari unforgettable experiences to all travelers that visit the country, one of the reasons why it is the top destination for safari holidays in Africa. Such national parks and reserves include; Amboseli national park reserve which is the second-best destination for wildlife safaris in Kenya and is situated in southeast Kenya, it is famous for the huge numbers of elephants. The park offers awesome views to Chyulu hills that are home to hundreds of volcanic cones.
Laikipia region that is situated in central Kenya is a famous home for wildlife conservation areas in Kenya such as Meru national park which is a great alternative for wildlife safaris, Lewa Downs’s conservation reserve which is the best place to enjoy viewing the rhinos in East Africa.
Samburu conservation reserve is situated in the northern region of Kenya that is famous for the Samburu people and their extremely interesting culture thus it the best destination for travelers looking for a virgin untouched culture.
Kenya is one of the top best destinations that is reached in excellent and rewarding beaches therefore safaris in Kenya can easily be customized together with wildlife safari and beach for all travelers on a holiday safari in Africa. Some of the interesting and exciting beaches include Lamu, Diani, and Watamu among others.
Kenya offers a wide range of endless safaris to all travelers that can’t be explored in just one day. Every time a traveler visits the country has got some new experience and adventure that gives him fascinating memories about his visit to Africa. Some of Kenya’s safari packages include;
Classic Kenya safari, this is an option that will give travelers an insight to explore Kenya’s national parks and reserve, enjoy wildlife viewing, explore the different authentic cultures as well as enjoy the geographic landscape of the country.
Premier Kenya Safari, this is one of the best alternative travelers who have issues with sitting in the vehicle for long hours, travelers will have insights to enjoy the premier flights as they enjoy viewing wildlife in the different national reserves, they will as well the comfort the services of the best and excellent luxury lodges, hotels and camps.
Kenya beach safari holidays, this is one of the great wonderful packages that will give you an opportunity to enjoy the great wildebeest migration wonders as well as wildlife viewing and then later combine the game experience with awesome beach adventure.
Other safaris packages include Kenya luxury safari, magic of the Maasai Mara cultural safaris, Saba and Samburu national park safari, the Great Rift Valley safaris that will give travelers to enjoy viewing the red flamingos, Amboseli Tsavo luxury safaris among others. Please contact adventure in wildlife safaris about you’re interested safari holiday in Kenya.
Best time to visit Kenya
Kenya is open to travelers throughout the year although the best time to enjoy holidays in Kenya is during the dry season which has the inland and coastal temperature with little or no expected rainfall. The dry season is during the months of January to March and July to October and it is the best time for wildlife viewing in the different national parks reserves. During the dry season especially in the months of July to October, this is when the Great Wildebeest Migration occurs in Masai Mara National Park which is unusual as the wildebeest try to cross the Mara River while as the crocodiles are eagerly waiting to feed on them and others drown in the river and corps continue to act as food to crocodiles, the hyenas, the vultures as well as animals that feed on the fresh. The wildebeest migration is a wildlife drama that very many travelers enjoy the experiences that occur every year.
The weather in the dry season is usually hot during the day hours while as during the night hours/ evening hours it is very cold. In January which is one of the dry months in Kenya, Masai Mara national reserve has about eight hours that receives sunshine on a daily basis, and about five days that it receives rainfalls.
The average temperatures in the dry season range in about 27 degrees and 10 degrees and it is very hot throughout the dry season. The average rainfall receives in the dry season is about 55 mm and the average day time is about 12 hours and night time is as well as 12 hours.
The dry season is the best time to visit Kenya due to the fact it has good and discounted accommodation rates to all travelers that will enjoy their stay on holiday safari in Kenya. It is also very easy to spot the predators you enjoy viewing huge numbers of wildlife animals that come and gather at Mara River to drink water as the lions, crocodiles, and other predators are waiting to have food for the day.
The dry season gives travelers to enjoy viewing newborn animals, migratory birds especially to travelers are bird lovers. This is a great period that will offer an opportunity to take good photos of your safaris as the sky is so clear. Although the dry season makes wildlife viewing difficult, we advise travelers to enjoy carry sunglasses, sun repellents, and an African hut so as to avoid direct sun rays heating your skin and enhance the wildlife viewing.
Where to visit and things to do in Kenya
Masai Mara Kenya Safari
Maasai Mara is famously known as the Mara by the local people and it is one of the amazing national parks in Kenya that is situated in the Great Rift Valley in the western escarpment and it is home to huge populations of wildlife animals. The park is in the southwestern region of Kenya in a place called Narok County and it covers an area of about 1510 square kilometers. Masai borders Tanzania and it is referred to as an extension of Serengeti national park situated in the northern region.
Masai means the red cloak which is dressed by the Masai people that originally stayed in the park many years ago while Mara means mottled. The great Masai Mara national park is home to over 95 mammals, it harbors over 450 bird species, amphibians, and reptiles among other wildlife wonders. The wildlife animals include the great wildebeests, the zebra, Masai lions, the elephants, crocodiles, the African buffaloes, giraffes, the leopards, cheetahs among others.
From Nairobi to Masai Mara national park it is about 270 kilometers and it is a 4 to 5 hours’ drive on the road and by air, it is about 40 to 45 minutes flight to the park. From Narok town to Sekenani gate the road is dusty during the dry season.
Masai Mara is open to travelers throughout the year although the best time to visit the park is during the months of December to February and these months are great if you are interested in viewing the big cat’s animals and it is the short dry season of the year in Kenya. However, July to October is the best time to enjoy the wildebeest migration which occurs annually during the dry season and it is part of the seven great wonders of the world.
Kenya has two climate seasons such as the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season is experienced from April to June this is the long rainy season while as of November to December is the short rainy season. The dry season occurs in the months of June to October and December to March which is the hottest period of the year. The climate average temperature ranges from 20 degrees to 30 degrees Celsius.
Activities in Masai Mara include game viewing, night game drives, a visit to the Masai villages, bush breakfast as well as lunch and dinner plus camping. Masai Mara is one of the great destinations for couples and honeymooners and photography. There are a lot of accommodation facilities that are situated within and outside Masai Mara national parks such as the governor’s camp which is luxury, m and the dry season Mara Serena which is luxury, Olonana, Mara Siria camps, Tembo among other accommodations.
Tsavo safari Kenya
Tsavo National Park is one of the largest and oldest national reserves in Kenya that covers an area of 13,747square kilometer and it was gazetted in 1948. The national reserve has been bisected into two such as Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Tsavo national park is located in the semi-desert region and it was named after Tsavo River that flows west to east crossing the park.
Tsavo East, this is famous for the huge populations of elephants that are fond of bathing in the red dust, it offers the awesome views of the semi-arid lush plains that offer breathe taking game viewing experience, the Yatta plateau, Mutanda rock views, birdlife species, Luggard falls flowing in crocodile pool as well as scenic rapids which make it a wonderful place to take snapshots. Wildlife animals in Tsavo east include the lions, the hyenas, gazelles, cape buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, zebras, rhinoceros, waterbucks, among others.
Tsavo west, this covers an area of 9065 square kilometers and it is blessed with amazing sceneries and it is a birder’s paradise home to Chaimu crater plus the amazing springs such as Mzima springs among others that host huge populations of hippos and crocodiles. Tsavo West is dominated by the dense vegetation that offers awesome beautiful landscape scenery towards shadows.
Tsavo national park is open to tourist any time of the year and the park receives two rainy seasons that come in March and May which are associated with heavy rains thus making game viewing difficult and in the months of October to December which is a period of fewer rains thus favoring game viewing experience in the park. The average temperature is 27 to 31 degrees Celsius in the day hours and in the night hours the average temperatures range from 22 to 24 degrees Celsius.
Tsavo national park can be accessed by road or air transport or rail transport and on-road transport it is about 333kilometers from Nairobi town to Voi gate from Mombasa to Bachuma gate it is about 173 kilometer.
Where to stay
There is a lot of accommodation options that are situated within and outside Tsavo national park ranging from luxury to budget accommodation, these include Kilalinda lodge Tsavo, Red Elephant safari lodge, Gladessa bush camp, Ithumba camps Tsavo, voyager safari, Voyager safari camp, Kitani lodge, Tsavo Ndololo safari camp, Sau
Tsavo Camp among others.
Amboseli National Park Safaris
Amboseli national is the second popular national reserve in Kenya covering an area of 8000 square kilometers. The reserve is located about 240 kilometers from Nairobi which is the capital city of Kenya. Amboseli is a Masai word which means “salty dust”. The reserve is surrounded by the Masai people and the area received an average rainfall of about 350 kilometers thus it is lesser than that which is received in other regions of the country.
Amboseli is rich in huge numbers of wildlife thus it is one of the best places to enjoy wildlife game viewing in Kenya. Animals that can be spotted in the reserve include; waterbuck’s big cats such as the cheetahs, leopards, the lions, giraffes, elands among others as well as over 400 bird species such as the pelican, the kingfisher among other plus the Masai village and amazing views to Mount Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli national park can be accessed by both air and road transport. However, we advise travelers to obey the rules that govern the park and these are for the good of the travelers such as not driving off the track. It is important to note that the park has volcanic soils thus they get muddy and slippery during the rainy season, and in the dry season the roads get too dusty
Where to stay
There is a wide of accommodation option that is situated within and around Amboseli national park, these range from budget options, mid-range as well as luxury options such as Amboseli lodge, AA lodge Amboseli, Africa Amini Masai lodge, Mount Kilimanjaro view lodge, Weru river lodge, Masai Simba camp, and many others.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for the pink flamingoes and it is situated in central Kenya adjacent to Lake Nakuru thus its name. The reserve was gazetted in 1961 and it hosts over 450 bird species, about 56 different mammals such as Rhinos, waterbucks, and approximately 550 plant species such as the Europhobia candelabrum forest and yellow acacia woodlands, Makalia waterfalls among many other tourist attractions.
The park can be accessed both air and road
The roads that connect to Nairobi are tarmacked though you can access the park via Nakuru town and it takes about 4 kilometers from Nakuru town. The park can as well be accessed through various entry gates such as Lanet Gate, Nderit gate plus the main gate.
Alternatively, travelers can opt for a flight to access the reserve. Amboseli has an airstrip famously known as Naishi Airstrip where travelers can land it they use air transport.
Where to stay
The national park has a wide range of accommodation options that are situated within and outside the park such as Lake Nakuru lodge, Naishi guest house, rhino campsites, acacia picnic, Sarova hill lodge, baboon cliff, Kambi Nyuki campsite, Chui campsite among others.
Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserves
The reserves are situated on the river banks of Ewaso Nyiro River which is found in Osiolo county which an arid and semi-arid region. The reserve was gazetted in 1948 launched as part of the Samburu National Reserve and the other boundaries were established in 1985. One of the famous attractions is Sarara singing wells where you will experience the local Samburu warriors as they sing songs while dragging the water for the cattle, you will as well get an opportunity to view wild dogs plus big cats while in this area. The Samburu national park is also famous for the endangered Grevy’s zebras. The area experiences a hot and dry climate in the semi-arid areas.
Alternatively, travelers can be engaged in community activities such as visit cultural villages, explore the entertainment of pastoralist dancers, and other activities such as game viewing safaris, nature walks among. You will enjoy viewing a lot of wildlife animals such as African buffaloes, the African elephants, African leopards, spotted hyenas, Somali ostriches, Oryx among others.
These reserves are open to travelers throughout the year and they can be accessed by both road and air transport from Nairobi. There is a wide range of accommodation option that ranges from budget, mid-range and luxury lodges such as Sarova Shaba game lodge, Sentrim Samburu lodge, Larsen’s tented camp among another alternative.
Lake Naivasha is one of the famous fresh lakes that are situated outside Naivasha town in Nakuru county located northwest region of Nairobi. The lake is situated within the highest point of the Great Rift Valley. It is home to over 400 bird species such as the African fish eagle which coexists together with other animals such as elands, zebras, hippos, zebras, buffaloes, waterbucks among others. Wildlife can be viewed from a boat cruise safari.
Alternatively, there is a lot of safari activities that can be travelers can enjoy in this park such as nature walks, horse riding, community visits, and flower farm trips among others. On the other hand, travelers can opt to take a visit to the Crater Lake game sanctuary, a visit to the Hell’s park, lake Nakuru national park which is adjusted to lake Naivasha.
From Nairobi to lake Naivasha it will take you about 2 hours on road transport and by air transport, it is about a 15-minute flight to access lake Naivasha from Nairobi. Although the best time to visit the park is during the dry season in the months of the wildebeest migration.
Nairobi is the largest town and the capital city of Kenya that is situated in the south-central region of her motherland. The city is famous for its historical scenes especially the colonial history that happened during the colonial regime where it acted as the capital of East Africa for the British. The historical sites within the Nairobi attract a lot of travelers as well as all the wildlife attractions that are adjusted to the city. These include; Nairobi national museum, the Karen Blixen Museum which is home to a lot of historical information concerning Kenya’s culture, nature, art among others. You will encounter botanic gardens surrounding this city.
Alternatively, id travelers are interested in viewing wildlife in any destination adjacent to the city, Nairobi national park is the best option that is home to the black rhinos, the lions, leopards, the cheetahs, wildebeests, buffaloes, zebras among other animals. Other tourist attractions include the Giraffe Centre, David Sheldrick which is home to the orphan elephants among others.
Mombasa Adventure Holidays
This is the largest port and the second biggest city in Kenya that is situated in the southeast region of the country. Mombasa host a wide range of cultures thus it is one of the multicultural destinations in Kenya where you will find the Arab culture, the Kenya culture, Asian cultures, the Portuguese plus the Indian culture thus get an insight to explore different cuisines as well as architecture.
Other tourist attractions in Mombasa include; the old town that was constructed in the 16th century, a visit to Fort Jesus, the small streets, souvenir shops and markets among others that offer lifetime memorable experience supplement together with sand beaches to travelers who beach lovers such as the Diani beaches situated in the south of Mombasa, white strands of shelly among others.
Lamu is one of the smallest islands that are situated in the northeastern region of Mombasa. It is one of the world heritage sites which were established in the 12th century. Visits to Lamu will you an opportunity to explore various Architectural buildings of the Arabs, Europeans, and Indians, explore the donkey sanctuary, the art and craft galleries, explore the streets among other attractions.
Kenya is one of the best safari destinations in Africa that has a lot to offer to start with its national parks such as Mount Kenya national park, Maasai Mara national park, Lake Nakuru national park, Tsavo national park, Nairobi national museum, the old towns as well as cities the Mombasa beaches, the caves, historical sites, and the diverse cultures.
Kenya Safari Parks and Reserves
Due to the incredible numbers of wildlife parks and reserves, Kenya has been ranked as one of the top and most exciting destinations for the African Adventure Safari Holidays. The top Kenya Safari Parks to visit while on your Kenya Safari include the following:
Masai Mara National Park
Masai Mara National Park is the number one-stop destination for holiday Adventure safaris in Kenya that is visited by a number of travelers who choose to go to Kenya for a safari. The National Reserve is famous for the wildebeest migration experience that occurs annually in the months of July to October which offers traveler once in a lifetime unforgettable experience in the African jungle.
The park is dominated by endless Mara plains that cover an area about 1500 square kilometers with short savannah grassland is habitat to a wide range of wildlife animals. Masai Mara is the best destination for all first-time travelers and it the best spot for adventure travelers to the adventure magic of the Wildebeest migration wonder.
Masai Mara National Reserve is a famous home to Mara River as well as Talek River where wildlife animals usually gather to drink water in the dry season. The wildebeest migration experience in Masai Mara takes place via the routes of Serengeti, Moru kopjes, Loliondo, Seronera, Grumeti, as well as Ikorongo regions. Wildlife animals that are expected in these regions include wildebeests, the giraffes which are the tallest animals in the reserve, the zebras, gazelles, and impala which can easily be spotted at Mara River and Talek River.
Masai was originally land to the Masai people who were great hunters, cattle keeper before they were gazetted as
Wildlife Safaris in Masai Mara National Park
In the months of July to October, this is when the magical dramatic scenes and experiences of the great wildebeest migration occur in the year which influences a number of travelers to come to Kenya and witness the migration adventure in Masai Mara national reserve. The experience is caused by the forces of nature and climate changes especially during the dry season when hundreds of thousands try to hustle crossing through the streaming Mara River from Serengeti. In the process of crossing, most of the wildebeests are eaten by the crocodiles and other predators, others that fail to cross drown in the river, and the dead ones are eaten by the vultures, the hyenas, storks and it becomes daily food to the crocodiles. Due to this unbelievable drama scene that makes Masai Mara the best top destinations for wildlife safaris in Africa.
Masai Mara is the best spot destination to spot the big five wildlife animals such as the lions, the elephants, the buffaloes, the leopards, and rhinos. Besides the big five animals, Masai Mara is home to other wild cats and wildlife animals such as the serval cats, the hyenas, the wild dogs, jackal, cheetahs among others. Wildlife animals include; the giraffes, the impala antelopes, and the zebras among others.
Masai Mara is home to over 470 wildlife bird species, some are Albertine dermic, while others are migratory birds, such as the ostriches, herons, the pelicans, secretary birds, spoonbills, harriers, the hawks, eagles, falcons, kite, grebes, and bitterns among others.
Activities to enjoy in Masai Mara include, game drive to view different wildlife as well as experience the wildebeest migration event, the safari nature walks, the hot air balloon rides, the Masai community visit, scenic flights among other activities.
Aberdare National Park
Aberdare National Park in Kenya and offers a variety of activities to do at the park such as nature walks among others that will expose you to the vast diversity of the park with several animal species to be seen.
Aberdare National Park is famous for hosting a variety of animal species living in its forest which you can see while on your Kenya Adventure Safaris the animals seen here include among others; the nocturnal predators, such as the lion, leopard, small antelopes, uncommon chimpanzees. Golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, duiker, and reedbuck live on the ground, while giant hogs in the dusk and the mongoose are shown. You can also consider the very unusual African Golden Cat from rainforest to bamboo forest to moorland. Wildlife here is secret and surprising, making Aberdare more oriented than the first-timers towards the safari aficionados. There are Rhino and leopard, but it’s challenging to spot them. The feeling is rather to go through the forests and enter the rare and endangered regions of the forest.
Walking safaris is the highlight of all the activities offered in the park, the forest is covered by thick trees and dense vegetation yet hiking through this forest is one of the easiest compared to other forests in Africa. A forest canopy provides shade from the overheating sun, splitting periodically to expose lengthy panoramic views of the savannah. Move one day and you stream across the esteemed trees ‘and you will discover the inhabitants of the forest yet when you spend a couple of days in the forests, you will be completely lost in the realm of animal behavior and characters in the forest. The shaking of the trees, branches, all these signs indicate where and when one of the members of the forest should appear closer to you.
Aberdare National Park Destination Guide
The Aberdare national park is located in the central highlands of Kenya and it conserves an air of question. It harbors mysterious undiscovered wildlife species such as the endangered and rare Black Leopards. It is a secluded volcanic mountain forming the eastern wall of the great rift valley covering an area of about 100 km north-south in between Nairobi and Thompson falls.
The park is dominated by a mountainous Topography that harbors thick Tropical forest cover with fog. The region is cooler than the Savannah landscapes and it offers you great insight to experience a completely different outlook of the country.
Getting to Aberdare National Park
Aberdare National Park is situated about 150 kilometers East of Nairobi. It can be accessed by both road and air transport. Most tourists use road transport to access Aberdare and they go through either Nyeri or Naro Moru. For travelers who prefer Air transport, there are two airstrips that are close to Aberdare Headquarters at Mweiga and Nyeri.
Highlights and attractions in Aberdare National Park
- The scenic beautiful volcano ranges.
- The park is home to charming waterfalls that are worth a visit on a safari to the reserve
- The Rare and endangered unique wildlife such as black leopards, black serval cuts, forest Antelopes which is known as the Eastern bongo.
- Mountain hiking experience
Central Great Rift Valley in Kenya
While on your Adventure Safari in Kenya, as you drive through the highway, you will have an opportunity to view some of the astonishing sights that can be seen on the major road as you drive through Kenya. The most and anticipated majestic views over the Great Rift Valley or along winding roads over towering cliffs are most often awaited. But, zebra, buffalo and giraffe travel along the busy road, therefore, you have a great opportunity to spot these animals as you drive around Kenya. This central area of Kenya combines plentiful wildlife and urban life, an odd juxtaposition that can easily be met during several days of country journeys. Wildlife has become part of the landscape, adjusted to the climate. So, you don’t often need a guide on foot or by road to explore the country’s famous attractions. Famous Africans line the hills surrounding the main roads, and you sometimes smile happily with a giraffe or antelope. Not that, you can’t stop and take pictures on the highway, but sights give you the riches to discover anywhere along the central Great Rift Valley.
Another aspect that means no confrontation between humans and wild animals is the lack of large cats and endangered elephants. Instead of relying on game drives, the project is based on self-guided and alternate behaviors. There are many private reserves and reservations from Naivasha to Nakuru, all of them providing a comparable experience and become famous with the Nairobi weekend trips. Hell’s Gate National Park gives you great self-guided safaris and hiking, going across giraffe, zebra, and eland. Staying on the trail is important, but the freedom to choose your own pace is great. Most buffalos will make this also an enjoyable journey. Nearby Mount Longmont is a half-day hike to the giraffe and other plains in the middle of a volcanic crater. There is a wide range of species seen on a friendly path within the Crater Lakes Park. There is an opportunity in this region for a variety of very small private reserves.
Great for anyone adverse to long led routes are Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region. Guides will transfer you on foot or by bike at the exits of the park and let you explore the wildlife in the park by yourself, although many of the famous animals are gone, it’s an unforgettable experience to visit a giraffe or zebra herd alone. Such parks are also the easiest for anyone on the budget in Kenya. Remember that this is not the whole experience in safari. This is a special safari, offering you a taste of nature in Africa.
Kakamega Forest in Kenya
Kakamega Forest National Reserve The cacophony of woodland occupants such as wind, insects, frogs, and the protest of monkeys burst out the quiet beyond the trees. This is the reality for many travelers to the forest of Kakamega. This is not Kenya’s booklets, but a spot of personal and exclusive beauty. Kakamega Forest Reserve, which formerly extended to Central and East Africa, is part of the Kakamega Forestry System and is thought to be the only tropical rainforest left in Guinea-Congolia in the country.
Kakamega’s unusual plant woodland habitat, found in Western highlands, closely resembles Central Africa’s scarce trees. The forest canopy hides, often wrapped in mist, seven primate species, and over 330 bird species. It is rarely visited, but it offers a chance to see the plains and mountains in other parts of Kenya in a very different way. Kakamega should take you straight to a fairytale world after you have come from the burned Savannahs of southern Kenya. The noises of a colobus monkey are few. The echoes of a colobus monkey are far apart. Tropical birds twitter the woods and the dusk sun mingles hundred dark hues. Unfortunately, as elsewhere in the world, facilities and tourism services have not grown as much to achieve quality. There’s a rustic beauty to the town, but lavish experiences won’t be found. For certain, this is all part of the Kakamega call, as when you leave your tent with a great blue turaco or blue monkey.
While on your Kenya Adventure it’s recommended to visit the Kakamega Forest National Reserve.
The Laikipia Plateau
This is one of the best and magnificent safari destinations with several attractions. Laikipia plateau comprises privately-owned ranches, wildlife preserves, and small-scale farming has become one of the country’s most significant conservation zones, with species densities second only to those seen in the Masai Mara. This is Kenya’s only sanctuary for African wild dogs and here is some of the finest protection work in the country. However, some of Kenya’s largest populations of threatened animals, including half the black rhinos in the country and half the zebras of Gravy in the world, are located in those vast plains.
Laikipia Plateau in Kenya
The Laikipia Plateau is scattered through northern Kenya and covers some of the most remote and diverse views of the country there is nothing like huge Zebra herds of big lion’s pride for iconic scenes. It’s host to the rare, enigmatic giraffe, beisa oryx, gerenuk, wild dog, and gravy zebra. Laikipia offers an example of the wildlife’s dominant reputation as a sanctuary for endangered species anywhere else in East Africa. While discovery you will hardly see someone else and very seldom see a driver. This combination of rare species and open space is the iconic escape of Laikipia for safari aficionados. In addition, the plateau inhabiting includes; Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, etc. the Laikipia plateau is covered by the most famous mammals in Africa. They’re not plentiful, but they’re not scarce either. Wildlife stretches across a huge area, and Laikipia’s view of wildlife is not just the quantity of the attractions.
Laikipia is divided into several private conservations of wildlife which are mainly focused on unique experiences. It is most common to walking safaris over the forest, with the hints of the buffalo, the ghetto and leopard life, and close up a diverse number of birds and mammals. Most impalas and gazelles touch as you stroll over brick-red land without interrupting some relaxation in the forest by the lush mobile campsites. Wildlife also implies less transparency. It’s a long journey on some bad roads from Nairobi to Laikipia. Many guests choose microlights to travel and spend at least four days, rest in the wild, and experience the pleasant feeling of being in the wild. Whether it is longer walking safaris, rafting, or riding horsemen, -private conservancy has a unique appeal. There is also a peculiar lodging such as the star beds in Loisaba, where the bed sits on a shrouded high platform with an open view of the stars and the plains.
Chyulu Hills National Park
Chyulu Hills National Park provides nature lovers with beautiful rolling hills of endless green grass, big blue sky and spectacular views over the countryside and while at the national park, you have an opportunity to encounter several animal species such as; Buffalo, bushbucks, elands, lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, bush-pigs, and giraffes, as well as numerous snakes and insects are all large mammals. In this hidden part of paradise, you will enjoy horse riding, fishing, hiking, and bird watching activities.
The Chyulu volcanic mountains, which link the Amboseli with Tsavo, guarantee that biodiversity is protected by two of Kenya’s major wildlife regions. Over the rolling green hills, many peaks jut up, each with an emphasis on the horizon and a magnificent view of Kenya and Tanzania. Mammals roam through these woods; old men often alone throw their cattle away and are looking for fresh crops. These include Masai, elephant, reedbuck, stone, and black rhino. But it’s fleeting and Chyulu isn’t first listed on the best Kenya game parks. The groups of Masai and Kamba inhabiting these hills provide a compelling cultural experience, far less touristic than the most popular parks in Kenya. You can also start on an unbroken path through the Kenyan mountains by traveling through Chyulu Hills. Safari routes would probably link Amboseli to Tsavo West, through these magnificent hills on a day of weaving.
Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for hosting a high concentration of flamingos, and also stands as the best destination in Africa to see the Rhinos.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru strives to create a sense of rustic charm or forest. The entire park is fenced and Nakuru is not a wild bush experience because of its proximity to it. Yet three of Lake Nakuru’s excellent sites make the Kenya Adventure Safaris course very challenging to skip. The millions of flamingos are greeted by the recognizable colors of the water. Visit the plains and have an opportunity to encounter large numbers of white rhinos that have recently been introduced into the park. Go into the woods and see the black indigenous rhino. The two rhino populations are not just one of the only areas you can see but are practically guaranteed by their large numbers (it is interesting that the fencing and natural features added to the defense of rhinos from wild poachers). The healthy leopard of Lake Nakuru completes the game drive experience and regularly takes part in a safari. While the park is inhabited by several other species, these 3 famous images are often captured from a day in the park. Nakuru skips other safari paths to the wilder parks farther north until the recent restoration of the Rhino. It’s a tough strategy to defend the black species and add the white. Nakuru is also conveniently located and can be reached elsewhere for a single day. The rhinos are usually found all day long, but rare leopard encounters are impossible, except during the morning and the night. Contact us at Great Adventure Safaris to plan a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Lake Naivasha is famous for inhabiting the highest concentration of Hippos filling the waters of the lake. This lake stands out has one of the fantastic stopover destinations for the travelers taking on drive through Kenya Adventure attractions.
Lake Naivasha National Park
During your safari activities, mainly for the boat cruise or driving along the lake, you will have stunning views of rumbling hippos cover Lake Naivasha and appear to chew on the lakeside grassy plains at night. Different species of monkeys inhabit the nearby acacia trees as marabou squawk their way through the plant. The evening quiet could be beautifully loud, split up by two male hippos or by a monkeys ‘troop hooting. Lodges overlook the lake and the main attraction is the scenes with wildlife. Lake Naivasha is no national park, no one charges entrance fees to experience it all. Nature is just part of the landscape and Naivasha is halfway between Nairobi and Nakuru rendering the trip an idyllic holiday. Many tour operators use this place as lunch en-route stopovers for guests before continuing their journey. The boat trip on the lake takes only one hour, this reveals hundreds of hippos settled down in the water, besides the hippos, there are more than 100 bird species seen around this lake including large pelican flocks. Visit Lake Naivasha, National Park.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Adjacent Conservancies – Lewa’s combination of daily favorites and unusual characters make it a common destination for luxurious Kenya Safaris. On game drives, you will spot the black and white rhinos, elephants, and lions. And then the beisa oryx rumbles across the forest, the wild cats pick a carcass and unusual Somali ostrich. This small forest focuses on lush trees and promises protection and great views over a natural waterfall. There is an atmosphere of charm from the old world and opulence, which contributes to the long list of visitors from Lewa to famous artists. Unlike some private conversations, however, luxury comes with a superb record for conservation and the opportunity.
On two to three days, the bulk of guests come and mix several activities offered in the park such as the game drive safari and walking path. There are also very unusual few days of camel safaris, where visitors spend time walking and traveling. Woodland, forests, and savannas converge to provide a refuge for various species and preserve the freshness of the safari. Five accommodation choices deliver secluded comfort and a wild animal parade. Lewa holds an annual marathon of fundraising for the explorers, which collects money. It is hot, difficult and lauded as one of the toughest in the world, animals spotted here include; zebra, giraffe, rhino, and elephant, etc. which is quite challenging to see and takes about 26 miles, across beautiful bushland for you to catch the sight of animals. Contact Us to Book your Kenya Adventure Safaris to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Adjacent Conservancies
Watamu Marine National Park
The Gede Ruins Watamu Marine National Park & Reserve has all that Green Turtles, special marine gardens. The park is part of a marine and mare habitat complex with a wide variety of life, fish, and tortoises among others along the northern coast of Kenya. The park also offers a wide range of activities for visitors such as; white sandy beaches, snorkeling, water skiing, and windsurfing, and boat trip on the lake. Watamu Marine National Park
Watamu National Marine Park Guide
The Watamu National Park is a famous place for the snorkelers, the scuba divers plus tourists who are nature lovers. This marine park covers an area of about 10 square kilometers and it was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is situated about 120 kilometers north of the Mombasa town and about 28 kilometers south of the Malindi town. The Watamu National Marine park host the top beautiful scenic beaches in the entire world therefore it has a year-round sun-worshipping tourist that flock the park to enjoy relaxing on the soft white sand beaches, they get soaked up with all peace and the repose of their natural surroundings.
The marine park is home to about 150 soft and hard corals, sponges, the fans as well as over 500 species of the tropical Watamu Marine parks and reserves thus it a great plus to combine with your east African bush safari. You will encounter marine life such as the Whale Sharks, turtles, the Manta Rays, lionfish plus a crowd of other colorful and intriguing marine animals.
The Watamu National Marine Park is home to the magical world experiences that are focused on the coral reefs. These coral reefs which are adjacent to the shores give room to the water sports adventure activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling among others. An experienced and skilled driver will get a chance to explore the outer coral reefs that have large coral brains that host a bountiful of sea life.
The Watamu National Marine Park can be tailor-made with the visit to the Tsavo National park which is the oldest and largest Kenya’s national park. These two reserves are close to each other. The Watamu National Marine Park is a great spot for the bird lovers and it is home to hundreds of bird species that will be spotted in the Arabuko –Sokoke Forest close to the Mida Creek Reserve. Some of these birds are migratory birds such as Pygmy Kingfishers, the Osprey among others. The Mida Creek is a great place for the greater and lesser Sand plovers as well as Crab- Plover. You will encounter with about 65 Aquatic bird species that are found in the area. The Mida Creek hosts exciting history therefore visitors should consider it so that they get a chance to explore the old Swahili Ruins at Gede when they visit the area.
A visit to the Watamu National Marine Park will offer you a chance to immerse yourself in active adventure via activities such as canoeing experience on one of the fascinating and Romantic islands where you enjoy a picnic lunch as well as the Dhow excursion experience while in the Reserve. You will enjoy activities such as the bill and game fishing where you catch various types of fish like the Sailfish, the broadbill Swordfish, striped, blue, and black marlin which is found in the marine waters and rarely found in the protective coral reefs. During the Monson months like May, June, and July when the reserve experiences strong winds, heavy rains as well as rough seas, fishing is limited.
Mount Kenya National Park
The Mount Kenya Peak is snow-capped throughout and the main inhabits are the primates seen roaming through the lower-altitude forests.
Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro The Mountain measures up to 5199 meters above sea level, bursting with monkey and wild savannah forests. The roads are far smaller than Kilimanjaro, but still, you can enjoy riding across the African snow for a spectacular panorama of the famed plains. You will also have an opportunity to spot the Black and white colobus monkeys as you go up through the lower elevation trees, when walking through the lunar scenery that flutters into the snow lines, are among the attractions. Mount Kenya may be similarly inspirational, although it does not have the popularity of Kilimanjaro. This is always a range of 5,000 meters that allows you to go up through different landscapes. Routes up and down the mountain with accommodation in mountain huts on the way for three to five days. This is a smoother climb with a much higher percentage of summit achievement relative to Kilimanjaro. Although it’s not so ironic that you’ve gone up the highest peak in Africa, it is still a great inspiration.
Meru National Park
Meru National Park is famous for hosting the big five wild game, the species nestled between riverine woods and dense savannah in the park. It is difficult to miss 300 bird species streaming across the forest, lions roaring from the woods, and wading hippos. And the backdrop of Mount Meru is a remote magical means of seeing black rhino. In many respects, Meru is the more private edition of Amboseli National Park, the setting for pictures being a magnificent volcanic peak. Luxury and quiet accommodations increase the sense of nature and offer multiple ways to safari. In fact, Nairobi’s connectivity allows this an excellent choice for exclusive safari events.
Tsavo West national park is a spectacular display of recent geological developments, with a large range of vegetation, animals, and a youthful mountain landscape special in Kenya. This new volcanic area is full of hills and mountains, lakes and rivers, and other geographical features, as the Kilimanjaro Volcano is built on its face. The grandeur of this park would certainly keep you spellbound. Tsavo West National Park is a magnificent Mzima Well, packed with 220 million liters of crystal-clear water every day, and ranks 40-50 kilometers from the subways of the Chyulu Range, known as the Lava Massif.
Mzima forms a haven for a wealth of wildlife, elephant swimming half in the water, hippos, light-footed but heavy-looking, seemingly weightless, bottom-sided tipping, crocodiles blowing on the bank, swirling across the water, gazelles and zebra and giraffes hiking around the banks.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is one of the most unique parks in the world where you can spot animals in a national city, the park is home to a wide range of animals such as the rhinos, buffalos, giraffes, animal viewing in this park, takes the shortest time possible for you to spot the animals in the park.
Before the city was discovered in the late 19th century, the lions would wander the city streets daily the settlement was built on the protected habitat of the Masai Mara and the northern lakes. The migration of wildlife has been stopped from the time the park was established, but wildlife has not passed away, they are still in existence. Throughout Africa, this wild game is nowhere else except the outskirts of the city. Rhino, buffalo, and giraffe often travel under the shadow of the town skyscrapers, lions are also found here though now restricted to the boundaries of the fenced-in national park comfortably, not only is the park a host to animals, there are more than 400 bird species.
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks form one not only in Africa but in the world as a whole of the main wildlife sanctuaries. The Yatta plain, renowned for its vast expanse of flat thorny brush, is the dominant feature in East Tsavo. The west side, with its rocky cliffs, hills, and large outcropping giving a wonderful view, is regarded as more stunning. Both parks span 80,382 sq. miles and are situated at an altitude of at least 230 meters, with the highest being 2000 meters. Amongst several things that make this park particularly special is the great difference in altitude.
In the past, there were several popular lion attacks that had made this place famous in Tsavo. It was believed that these lions in the area liked the taste of human flesh, which they devoured especially during the era of Slave Trade when human bodies were deserted in the forest. This is more a fictional novel, just like so many African Legends, so you must not think about these lions because there are no lions in the region anymore. Therefore, feel free to visit the park at any time of your safari holiday. While fortunate, at least one of these animals can be seen around the park.
Solio Private Game Reserve
The game reserve is home to the big five wild animals and also harbors the endangered black Rhinos.
Solio Private Game Reserve Safari destination.
Kenya has private parks providing unique encounters with most of the most popular species in Africa. Solio is one of the highest, nestled in a Black Rhino rehabilitation project along the mountain slopes of Kenya. The park is locked, which reduces the attraction and allows the forest to hold protected. The animals at risk are the star of the safari, but you’ll see the remaining five large ones in the reserve. The cabin is luxuriant and opulent, with the impression of wildlife roaming under the balcony. There are safari activities offered at the reserve such as biking and horse riding as it is a private reserve that will contribute to privacy this ranks as a famous spot for visitors on honeymoon.
Shimba Hills National Park
This is one of the small game reserves offering day-trip mainly from Kenya’s southern beaches.
Shimba Hills National Reserve Safari destination
There are hundreds of elephants seen passing through the sandy antelopes and also, there are many rare plants growing across this small reserve’s coastal forest. you will also sight a few other large mammals although they appear to be fleeting since the park cannot be supported a wealth of wildlife. Shimba Hills is mainly visited by visitors to a nearby Diani Beach resort during packaged excursions. Shimba Hills is a perfect opportunity to enjoy friendly experiences with the tusked pachyderms in a holiday based on the southern beaches of Kenya. The small amount and lack of other big mammals are most likely to undermine those who take a safari other than in Kenya. Sometimes, the good occurs as you will be spending time with elephants along the white sand beach.
Wildlife and Birds in Kenya
Kenya is rich in a wide range of biodiversity with over 25000 different wildlife animals that are situated in the different wildlife national parks. The famous and popular wildlife that highly attached to Kenya Adventure Safaris include the huge population of wildebeest that migrate from Serengeti to Masai Mara National Park every year from July to October The thousands of wildebeest try to cross Mara River and during the process it acts as famous food to the huge population of lions, the crocodiles, hyenas among other predators.
Kenya is a famous home to the wild cats such as the cheetahs the leopards, serval, wild dogs, jackals, and bat-eared fox among others. There are also huge populations of wildlife such as hartebeest, waterbuck, zebras, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, gazelles, topis among others.
Kenya National Parks and reserves are home to a wide range of bird species of over 1100 birds thus making Kenya a birders paradise destination for bird watching experiences. Some of the birds are Albertine endemic and others are migratory birds which include; Kori bustard, Rufous-bellied heron, secretary birds, sooty chat, Usambiro, Bee-eaters, red flamingoes, Jacanas, hamkops, ostriches, Kingfishers among others.
Kenya Safari lodges
There is a wide range of accommodation/hotel alternatives which are situated in different regions and national reserves in Kenya that travelers can stay in while on their adventure safaris in Kenya the accommodation options range from luxury options, classic options, and mid-range and budget facilities.
Some of the accommodation alternative lodges used on a safari include Angama Mara, Mara Nyika, Mara plains camp, Ngare Serian, Serian the original, Reteti house, Saruni Rhino, kitcheche Bush Camp, Manyatta backpackers, Sasaab lodges, Amboseli Serena, safari lodge, Ngwesi lodge, Olarro lodge, Banana house, Mara Engai wilderness lodge, great rift valley lodge, and resort among others.
Kenya Safari Lodges
Kenya safari lodges and camps as the birthplace of luxury safari camps, Kenya continues to set the bar high. Home to some of the best game-viewing locations in Africa, Kenya holds the key to a once in a lifetime safari experience. Here’s our guide to the best luxury safari lodges in Kenya.
Safari Lodges and Camps are a fantastic type of accommodation to enjoy a holiday in Kenya. These are usually in places very close to the wildebeest migration routes which means that visitors get to see these amazing wild animals close-up. Staying in a lodge really helps tourists get back to nature and experience the real Kenya. This list presents the best luxury camps and safari lodges in Kenya, as rated by visitors.
Masai Mara safari lodge and camps
- Mara Serena safari lodge
- Ashnil Mara camp
- Mara end safari camp
And beyond bateleur Camp
- Amboseli safari lodges and camps
- Ol Tuki Lodge
- Amboseli Serena safari lodge
- Kibo vill Amboseli lodge
- Sentrin Amboseli lodge
- Nakuru Safari Lodge and Camps
- Sarova Lion Hill Game lodge
- Lake Nakuru Lodge
- Kivu Resort
Kenya Weather & Climate
Kenya receives a pleasant and wonderful tropical climate although it is affected by larges climate changes that are influenced by a number of factors such as; altitude variations. It has two climate changes that are, the dry season and the rainy season. In the dry seasons, the temperatures are hot during day hours, and in the evening hours which is night hours the temperature is cold. The average temperatures in the dry season range from about 27 degrees Celsius to 81 degrees F in January, and it is the best time to enjoy Kenya Adventures. The dry season is during the months of June, July, August, September, and October. It is during these months that the wildebeest migration occurs and in these months, it very cold with temperatures ranging from 10 degrees. Although it is a great time to witness the wildebeest migration, we advise travelers to carry warm clothing like sweaters.
The wet season in Kenya is characterized by heavy rainfalls, dry spells, very cold, the higher humidity and the average temperatures range from 24 degrees Celsius to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the high altitude regions while as in the low altitude regions, the temperatures range from 30 degrees Celsius and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. This is during the months of November, December, January, February, March, April, and May.
Is Kenya safe for tourists?
Kenya has been seriously threatened for quite a long time by terrorists, it is full of plenty of pit halls, and very many thieves are hiding within the communities. We advise travelers to take care of their valuables especially when they visit the beach and other public places. Travelers should take taxis from door to door and avoid moving in the dark alone. However all being said, Kenya is one of the safe destinations for all travelers that visit the country for safaris. The Kenya government has put in place all measures to ensure the safety and security of travelers in the different safari destinations. Concerning the wildlife safety, we advise travelers to follow the guide instructions to ensure that they are safe until the end of their safari. Such as stay in the car will on a game viewing experience to avoid being attacked by the wild animals in the national reserve among other dos and don’ts that we are told while on the briefing before you set off for any safari activity.
Kenya Safaris and tours
Kenya being the top safari destination it has a lot to offer throughout the year to all travelers that visit the country for holiday safaris. Some of the top ten tours in Kenya include the great authentic Amboseli safari camping and Masai Mara this is taking a maximum of 7 days and it customized according to the travelers’ accommodation option. it is one of the best options for honeymooners, couples and it is inclusive of day and night game drives, guided nature walks is Masai community, personal attention of the drive guide, accommodation and meals as well as transportation.
Amboseli, Meru, and Masai Mara flight safari, this is inclusive of premier flights in the above-mentioned parks, full day game drives in Masai Mara, massage at Elsa’s kopje spa in Meru National Park, guided nature walks in Amboseli National Park.
Other Kenya safaris include; Masai Mara and Laikipia family safari, Laikipia, Samburu, and Masai Mara family adventure, Masai Mara photographic workshop safaris, Samburu and Masai Mara Pre-teens family tour, Masai Mara and Diani ultra-luxury bush to beach tours great value bush to beach tours.
Best of Kenya safari guide
Kenya safari guide offers holiday safari itineraries which are based on the setting of safari alternatives which allows enjoying and exploring the best of Kenya offers. The itinerary will depend on the budget and interest therefore they range from ultimate premier safaris, affordable classic safaris to exclusively luxury safari options.
Some itinerary options offer an insight to explore both Tanzania and Kenya as well as take breathing taking lifetime experience at the coastal beaches of Kenya. The Kenya safari guide will offer you an opportunity to explore the greatest adventure destinations of her motherlands.
Kenya Classic Safaris
The classic Kenya packages will give you the insight to have an authentic taste of East African wilderness safari. You will enjoy the comfort of staying at the elegant hotels; luxury tented camps as well as exclusive luxury lodges. You will enjoy exploring the rift valley lakes of Nakuru where you will enjoy viewing millions of the pink flamingos.
Kenya Luxury Safaris
This will offer you an opportunity to explore the great adventures and wonders of Kenya such as Masai Mara, Chyulu Hills, Samburu among others. The Safari activities are combined with environments that range from semi-desert environments, rolling savannah landscapes as well as riverine woodlands thus giving you a great chance to enjoy unforgettable experiences. You will have the insight to explore activities like the Hot air balloon safaris, enjoy the walking safaris, the horse riding experience as well as exploring amazing Masai culture.
Kenya and Tanzania Holidays and Safaris
The safari will offer you a chance to explore exceptional destinations like Masai Mara, Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti among other alternatives. Travelers will have an opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing on a game drive safari in various destinations, explore a diversity of cultures from the two countries. Travelers should expect to enjoy the comfort and various levels of service.
Kenya Beaches and Safari Holidays
This will give you a chance to enjoy the best and great national parks of Kenya that will expose you to various activities like wildlife viewing, explore the might Masai culture then finally take a break at the Kenyan coast beaches resorts. You will enjoy viewing the endless savannah plains of the national reserve landscapes.
Premier Kenya Safaris
The Premier Kenya Safari will give you a chance to enjoy personalized services while on your safari. You will enjoy the comfort of staying in legit luxury lodges, elegant permanent tented camps, and exclusive luxury hotels. You will enjoy the organized flights from one destination to another of your safari. The safari gives an opportunity for a wide range of tailor-made adventure activities.