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Kenya, an unmatched natural spectacle. If you have not seen Kenya, You have not seen wildlife, and after experiencing Kenya You can easily boast having seen enough wildlife to last a lifetime.

Such is the power and hold Kenya has on the "WORLD OF WILDLIFE". It is true, and assuredly we can prove it to you time and again.

The very word Safari, takes its root from Swahili, which means a Journey. The speciality of Kenya can be truly experienced when you have the best of guides by your side. And this is what we do the best.

From rugged hills and mountains, forests and endless savannah plains, Kenya offers incredible physical diversity. The scenery is breath-taking and the wildlife viewing is some of the finest available in the world, with the Masai Mara leading an impressive list of great safari areas. Other interesting Wildlife destinations in Kenya include Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and lake Naivasha.

 

The main seasonal wildlife highlight in Kenya is the annual wildebeest and zebra migration which usually arrives in the Masai Mara in late July, and stays until mid-late October. River crossings, when the herds ‘swim the gauntlet’ across the croc-filled Mara and Talek rivers, can be seen during this period.

The Masai Mara, perhaps the most famous wildlife area in the world, supports an incredible variety of mammals. The plains are dominated by large herds of herbivores of which the wildebeest, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle are the most numerous. Eland, the largest antelope, mix with the other giants – elephant, buffalo, hippo and giraffe, usually under the gaze of the predator species – lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and crocodile. The smaller species are well represented too – dik dik, bat-eared fox, serval, caracal, aardwolf, a variety of mongoose, baboon, monkey, warthog etc.

 

Elephant viewing is excellent in Amboseli, Samburu and The Mathews Range. Specialist elephant safaris are possible at a few camps in these areas, where your hosts are passionate and knowledgeable about elephants.

 

Some of the best viewing of black & white rhino in Africa is found in Nakuru, Lewa Downs, Ol Pejeta and various other private conservancies. The rare African wild dog can be seen throughout the country, but are not common.

Birding in Kenya is superb, with over 1100 species found through a variety of different habitats. Migrant species are most likely to be seen from October to March. Greater and lesser flamingo populations migrate between the Rift Valley lakes throughout the year, but not to a set pattern. Lake Nakuru and Naivasha are good places to catch these birds.

Key Destinations in Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve

 

Masai Mara is where the world's most breathtaking annual migration of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles takes place, Masai Mara is a large game park located in southwestern Kenya. The 1,510 square-km game reserve is home to the Big Five—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo.

The place also has a considerable population of cheetahs, hippopotamus, hyenas, jackals, foxes, and crocodiles, making it one of the best places to go for safari in Kenya.

In addition, it is home to hundreds of species of birds, such as the eagle, vulture, ostrich, hornbill, falcon, and stork. The park’s herbivores usually migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the area between July and October.

Besides the numbers of wildlife, the great advantage of the Mara for photography is the vast network of tracks and roads that cover almost every corner of the reserve. This makes it possible to follow the animals throughout the day and to position optimally for photography.

Amboseli: the Land of Elephants

 

Enjoy the sight of giant African elephants walking in herds at Amboseli National Park, which is why it is termed as the ‘land of elephants’. We can also see zebras, hyenas, and wildebeest here along with multiple species of colorful birds. The Amboseli lake flowing through the park provides a picturesque view combined with the Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.

Amboseli means ‘white dust’ in Maa, and true to its description, the land is often covered by blankets of white dust created by the ash fall and erosion of the giant mountain. Often the wind will pick up and create small white dust storms as they glide effortlessly across the plains- a visual treat that compliments any scene. Photography opportunities are immense here.

Lake Nakuru

 

Well-known for its numerous flamingos, Lake Nakuru is a game park located near Nakuru Town. The 188 square-km park includes a fenced-off area that protects black rhino, white rhino, and giraffe.

It is also home to other animals, such as lion, leopard, cheetah, waterbuck, and large-sized pythons. Apart from the flamingo, it boasts other species of birds such as the eagle, kingfisher, hammerkop, and heron.

Nairobi National Park

 

Located 7km south of the Nairobi CBD, Nairobi National Park is home to a wide range of wildlife. The 117 square-km natural safari park boasts the Three Big Cats (lion, cheetah, and leopard), black rhinoceros, Africa buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, hartebeest, baboon, impala, eland, and hippopotamus.

This top safari destination also boasts a variety of bird species, including ostrich and vulture. It is the most desired tourist attraction in the capital and includes the Ivory Burning Site Monument, an animal orphanage and the Nairobi Safari Walk.

Lake Naivasha

 

Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters.

The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree.

These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world-class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleep the day out in the shallows.

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