First-timers on Kenya safari holidays will be in for the surprise and therefore a definitive guide is one that could help for the perfect planning and choose a memorable safari. Nothing can be able to prepare a tourist to take a safari to Kenya ready for the experience, be it documentaries or books.
The experience is just amazing and unique for each day in the jungle, just be ready for the surprise. A wild safari adventure should be on the wish list of every traveler for life’s greatest adventurous experiences.
Wildlife still exists in its old abundance with thrilling and gentler experiences as the cameras take over to keep the memories from the wild with ecotourism as the buzzword of the bush.
A typical African safari involves walking in the wild, spend time under the sun and stars, and see all forms of wildlife that come your way. The safaris are typically in the wild and not watching animals behind bars or any kind of confinement.
East Africa is a natural favorite for African safari first-timers and Kenya with very efficient tourist infrastructure and a dazzling choice of camps and lodges makes it a must-visit. Here are some of the essentials for first-time tours to Kenya including, best categories, lodging, safari options, and much more;
Travel budget. Safaris in Kenya can be cost-effective but depending on what you choose for your trip. Budget Africa safari holidays help to keep the whole cost affordable and a good way to see much more. To travel budget, choose to travel by road rather than flight though this is not mandatory.
Kenya has a very efficient tourism transport sector and therefore easy to take flights between destinations. The travel vans have open roofs that are used for open game viewing during game drives.
Chartered fight transfers. Though traveling by road is considered affordable, transfers by chartered flights help cut log road journeys between parks.
Light aircraft help reduce the long hours spent on drives and therefore giving more time to be spent in the parks. Flights also offer such amazing ariel views of the wildlife below and the scenic landscape.
Camping. Kenya has such amazing hotels and lodges crafted to offer the best of hospitality and comfort during the safari.
However, choosing to go camping for part of your Kenya safari is such an authentic way of experiencing the wild. Camping is such a wild experience that gives you a closer feeling of the wild and also flexibility.
Walking safaris/nature walks. In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, choose to have a walking safari or nature walk for one of your experiences.
This is one of the real one-off adventures in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park.
The walk is such a true experience of the wild, one that has you nervous and yet just excited too. Though with the full thrill, you may not have great photography opportunities as those on game drives. Northern Kenya is good for such kinds of safaris.
Beach holidays. Visiting the beach is one perfect way to relax but also have an experience of the cool Indian Ocean breeze. BeachLenya Safari holidays are ideal for any kind of traveler including honeymooners.
Choose to visit the beach during long Kenya safari holidays after or in-between visits to the national parks. Diani, Watamu, Malindi, and Mombasa are the best places for beach holidays.
Any safari destination in Kenya will surely be amazing, however, there are some places that make the whole experience. Some of the most popular experiences include the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the best for wildlife encounters including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and the wildebeest when visited between July and October.
Samburu Park is renowned for its elephants, Meru for the born free lioness, Lake Nakuru National Park for flamingoes, and rhinos.
Tsavo East and West are also great for amazing experiences and a trip to the Indian Ocean Coast. For hikers, consider Laikipia, Amboseli, and Chyulu Hills.
The most popular time for Kenya safari holidays is during the dry season which is from June to October and also from December to February. However, even during these times, don’t forget to carry along your sweater as well as warm clothes for morning game drives.
To visit Kenya, book with Acacia Safaris and we shall have you a tailor-made safari. To have many more experiences, take Kenya wildlife safaris and tailor them with Tanzania wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, or Rwanda gorilla tours.
Here are some of the recommended itineraries that tourists can choose when going on the East Africa safari.