Kenya Safaris are at the top of many travelers lists of African countries to visit, With vast savannas, an astonishing assortment of wildlife, and people with a rich history and culture. Here, you’ll be able to experience some of the highest concentrations of wildlife on earth in a variety of ecological zones, primarily savanna, wetlands, grasslands and forests. Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration and Amboseli’s legendary elephant herds against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro – Kenya promises not to disappoint.
From the rainy Aberdare forest, the wild countryside and unique fauna of Samburu. The spectacular Lake Nakuru & different species of birds that inhabit Lake
Naivasha. The rich history, the famous plains of Maasai Mara and its Maasai inhabitants.
The captivating view of the Mount Kilimanjaro coupled with the enormous herd of huge elephants of the Amboseli and Tsavo.
Samburu National Reserve
Situated about 370 kilometers from Nairobi, it occupies about 225 square kilometers and it is here that one finds the terrain with dry bushes trees, it is between 810m to 940m above sea level, with the annual mean temperatures range between 18ºC and 30ºC, while the mean annual rainfall is 354mm with peaks in November and April. The dry season starts in late May, and goes up to early October during when large concentration of wildlife is found in the reserve due to availability of lush vegetation along the Ewaso Nyiro River, the main source of water to the Reserve and the nearby communities.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Being one of the few lakes within the greater Rift Valley, it was established in 1961. Lake Nakuru is elevated at 1,760 meters and is approximately 162 kilometers from the capital
city. The park covers an area of about 188 square kilometers with the lake itself covering about 45 square kilometers. The lake is surrounded by huge yellow-bark acacia trees considered the biggest within the country. The best way to drive within the park is in a 4×4 vehicle covering the savannas, plains and
euphorbia bushes as well as admire huge yellow-bark acacias.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
Covering an area of approximately 1,792 square kilometers, with another approximately 500 square kilometers protected conservancies around the national reserve, it is elevated at approximately 1,850 meters. The reserve was established in 1961 by the colonial government and is about 280 kilometers from the capital city to the main gate. It principally covers bushy savannas, marked with gentle hills and streams and rivers that pour water into Lake Victoria. The crocodile infested Mara river that cuts across the plains of the Maasai Mara and pours its water into Lake Victoria within the Tanzania side is very beautiful and is famous for the annual wildebeest migration between June and October.
Tsavo East National Park
It was established in 1948 and is relatively hot with an elevation of about 800 meters. The park forms the largest protected area in Kenya with an area of approximately 13,747 square kilometers. It is where the rivers Athi and Tsavo converge to form the Galana River. Most of the park consists of semi-arid grasslands and savanna. It is considered one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds, and its popularity is mostly due to the vast amounts of diverse wildlife. Tsavo East National Park is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows.
Amboseli National Park
Being one of the oldest national parks in Africa, it covers an area of approximately 392 square kilometers and is elevated at 1,300 meters. It is about 210 kilometers from the capital city. From the spacious beauty that gives a clear visibility, one can admire Mt. Kilimanjaro from its northern side, the tallest mountain in Africa with approximately 5,850 meters of altitude, and sits at the border with Kenya though the mountain is entirely in Tanzania. One can also spot reptiles such as snakes and python with a bit of luck.
Aberdare National Park
The park is located about 100 km north of Nairobi and stretches over a wide variety of terrain at altitudes from 2,000 meters to 4,000 meters. Having been established in May 1950, the Aberdare National Park covers an area of approximately 766 square kilometers and forms part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. With 300 meter waterfalls and the home of the historic Treetop Hotel, Aberdare offers the unique and relaxing game viewing unrivaled by other parks. It has steep forested ravines and open moorland that characterize it.