The Vacation of a Lifetime – A Kenya Wildlife Safari
Kenya is world-famous for its abundant wildlife and endless wilderness. The national parks are made up of vast grasslands scattered with acacia trees. Wildlife is abundant everywhere in Kenya, and wherever you go is the right place for a safari. Experience the thrill of spotting Africa’s huge variety of wildlife. From Thomson gazelles to the spotted hyena, you’re sure to see some of the most amazing animals on Earth, living in their natural habitat.
While it is possible to plan your own safari, the number of permits and licenses required to visit certain areas of the country can be quite overwhelming. For this reason, many people choose to use a Safari tour group where all the best parks and comfortable accommodations are prearranged. You’re nights will be split between rustic hotels and comfortable campsites equipped with beds, bathrooms, and hot showers.
Below are three places in Kenya you can’t afford to miss when taking a wildlife safari:
Great Rift Valley
An area integrally important to research in human evolution, the Great Rift Valley also supports one of the most unique and varied ecosystems on Earth. Great herds of Zebras, Kongoni, and Giraffe run wild here offering for some of the most amazing photos you’ll ever take. Or if Ornithology is your thing, visit Lake Naivasha, home to over 400 different species of bird. Also unique to this area is the dormant volcano known as Mt. Longonot. It towers in the background ominously, watching everything you do.
A continuation of Serengeti National park, Masai Mara is a large game reserve located in southern Kenya. Masai Mara is home to what game hunters call the “big five” Elephants, Rhinoceros, Leopards, Water Buffalo, and Lions. Also found here in great numbers are the cheetah and Hippopotamus. Be sure to bring some cash with you, as entrance into the park runs $60 for adults and $30 for chldren.
Amboseli National Park
A trip easily accomplished over the weekend, Amboseli National Park is one of the most highly trafficked game reserves in Kenya. The terrain goes from arid dry lake beds on one side of the park to wet swamps in the next, a contrast unique to this area and ecosystem. The main draw to this park are the large number of wild elephants which graze near the swamps here. Lastly, Amboseli offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world.
Many different companies run safari tours in Kenya, and choosing one is dependent on which areas of the country you’d like to see most. Below are two of the most popular and well respected tour groups offering wildlife safaris in Kenya.
Specializing in ornithological and wildlife safaris, these tour operators arrange trips to regions where birds flock in high density, including Kieni forest, Kireita forest, and Ngong forest.
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Explorer Kenya Tours & Travel
Specializing in wild life safaris and offering quality tours at comfortable prices for individuals, families, and groups.
Tel: +254 20 2010639,
Cell: +254 733 899909,
Fax 254 020 316401
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