Kenya Safari Tour. Where to Go for Wildlife Safaris Tour in Kenya?
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Kenya is one of Africa’s leading tourism destinations. It is one of the best safari destinations in the country; Kenya is a favorite for big game safaris, beach vacations, mountaineering, and cultural tours. Kenya is a land of many contrasts ranging from varied traditions to the culture of the people.
On the 6 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari, you will head to the world famous Masai Mara game Reserve considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya reason because its graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds. Its home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five.
Spend the days in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Introduce yourself to the large herds of plain game and the numerous predators, which have made the reserve so famous. Masai Mara is also home to the renowned black-maned lion. Meals and overnight at Governors Camp.
Meet and greet, after a short brief drive to ,Samburu Game Reserve. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River. It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator this includes reticulated giraffe.
The 12 Days Kenya Wildlife Safari Tanzania Wildlife Tour, leave for Tarangire National Park. Tanzania’s third largest National Park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park that dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.
Where to Go for Kenya Wildlife Safari Holidays? Kenya National Parks
Kenya is a land of many contrasts ranging from varied traditions to the culture of the people. The superb beaches along the coastal area, the equatorial glaciers of Mt Kenya at an altitude of more than 4,573 meters, to the natural habitat inhabited by different types of animals big and small, herbivorous and carnivores. All this combines to make a small world of Kenya with natural features of its own. Actually, for many travelers, Kenya means wildlife.
Masai Mara is the most famous and most visited reserve in Kenya. Since it is protected as a reserve and not as a national park, Masai Mara is not managed by Kenya Wildlife Service but by the local authorities, namely District Councils. The protection of this area, among other factors, favored the re-population of the territory by the Maasai tribes. Who by virtue of the reserve status was put in charge of the reserve’s management through the District Councils.
Amboseli lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. This park was established as a reserve in 1968 and gazetted as a National Park in 1974. The Park covers 392 kms and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Kms Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination.
Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba are the most remote and inaccessible among the popular reserves located in Northern Kenya along the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro river. Shaba, the less visited of the three, is also the largest, with a total extension of 239 km. This reserve and Buffalo Springs are similar in surface area, 165 km and 128 km respectively. The area has been traditionally inhabited by the Samburu people, a nomad paranilotic tribe closely related to the Maasai.
What to Do on Kenya Safari Tour Holidays? Kenya Tourist Attractions
If you have ever dreamt about sleeping in the bush surrounded by wildlife while in Africa, then Kenya is for you. Kenya is one of the top safari destinations in Africa with unmatched wildlife. Kenya’s flora and fauna are notably so diverse. The vast plains of the south are characterized by distinctive acacia trees. The savannah grassland of the Masai mara supports a huge variety of animals and insects. All the big five -Lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and Rhinos can be seen in at least two of the major parks plus a huge variety of other impressive animals.
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Kenya has something for everybody. The palm-fringed, tropical, white sandy Beaches are one of the key attractions for many who come. Total relaxation is offered for those who want it, and for those who want more action.
Excitement and adventure are easy to find in a whole variety of forms: deep sea fishing, water skiing, scuba diving, white water rafting, mountaineering, off-road driving, snake safari in Kenya, and skydiving. You name it; Kenya offers fantastic opportunities for adventure and excitement.
Kenya Wildlife Safari Adventures
Being home to Walt Disney’s “Lion King”, it would be a shame not to spend at least a few days going on a Kenya safari here. There are so many game parks throughout this beautiful country; with each one having its own landscape, flora, and fauna.
Seeing the big 5 is an attraction for many visitors, which means; lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos. In addition to the big 5, you’ll be sure to see an incredible variety of wildlife roaming freely through the open savannah.
There are too many animals to mention here, but you’ll be sure to see many species of gazelles and antelopes, zebras, and different types of wild cats including cheetahs, mongooses, monkeys, bat-eared foxes, warthogs, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, crested cranes and the extraordinary sight of lakes, literally pink with huge numbers of flamingoes.
Great Wildebeest Migration
One of the most amazing wildlife spectacles in the world is the annual wildebeest migration which happens in the Masai Mara game reserve. Literally, millions of these ungainly creatures attempt to cross the Mara River and escape the snapping jaws of hungry crocodiles. The sight and sound of this incredible event are ones that will last with you for a lifetime.
How to reach Kenya for Safari by air
There are many international airlines reaching Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The major airlines that fly to Nairobi from Europe include British Airways (London), KLM (Amsterdam), SN Brussels Airlines (Brussels), and Swiss/Cross air. From the USA, a connecting flight must be taken. Other international airlines that fly to Nairobi include El Al, Egypt airways, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, Air Malawi, Air Zimbabwe, and Qantas. Only a couple of German airlines fly direct from Europe to Moi International Airport in Mombasa, from Munich (LTU) or Frankfurt (Condor).
Best Travel Period
The best time of the year to safari in Kenya is the boreal summer, from July to September. A second choice is the bore al winter from January to February. There are two rainy seasons, the “long rains” from March to June and the “short rains” from October to December. Seasonal rains condition both road communications and some cyclic wildlife movements. Wildlife is more abundant in Masai Mara during the boreal summer.
We shall advise you to travel light as most of the trip will be on the Kenya safari vehicles. Remember your hand bag for the trekking.
Documents and Visa entry fees
Visas to Kenya can be obtained directly on entry and costs $50 for 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least six months starting from the date of entry.
It is advisable to have the vaccinations against yellow fever, hepatitis, typhus and tetanus. Risk of malaria is very reduced in Nairobi and the Highlands above 2,000 m, whereas the risk rises in the Indian Ocean coast. The malignant type of the illness, produced by Plasmodium falciparum, is the most frequent in Kenya. The usual prophylaxis consists of a combination of chloroquine and proguanyl, or otherwise drugs that combine the two compounds. Prophylaxis with mefloquine (Lariam) is specially recommended for high risk areas, given the presence of strains resistant to chlorine and Sulphadoxine – Pyrimetamine.
Currency and Exchange rate
The national currency is the Kenya shilling (Ksh or KES). Each shilling is divided into 100 cents. In 2006 1 USD is exchanged at the average rate of 73 Ksh. It is a good idea to carry cash and traveler cheques in US dollars. The most widely used are American Express, Thomas Cook and Citibank. Restaurants, hotels, lodges and big shops accept the major credit cards.
What to dress
Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.