If you’d love to see wildlife in its natural habitat, the best option is to go to a safari in Africa. The opportunities here are endless and choosing to visit the African continent for safari is an excellent decision, but sometimes it can be difficult to choose which country to go to. However, many people say that a safari adventure in Kenya is, without a doubt, worth every penny.
One of the most spectacular places here is the Masai Mara National Reserve. It is considered to be the most fascinating park where you can admire Kenya’s wildlife. The reserve hosts leopards, lions, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants. There are also over one million zebras and antelopes that cross it every year, coming from Serengeti, Tanzania, in what is called “the big migration”. Here you’ll also get the chance to visit some traditional Masai villages, where you can talk to local cattle breeders.
The northern region of Kenya is semi-arid. It is a spectacular area, home to a few very rare animal species. Among them are long-necked antelopes, also called “gerenuk”, Grevy zebras and Somali giraffes.
If you want to see more, you can take a short trip to the Amboseli National Park, which is famous for various types of baboons, cheetahs and lions. There are also many groups of elephants roaming among the savannah in search of food and water.
Many safari trips in Kenya include a visit to Lake Nakuru National Park. This small reserve, compared to other reserves in Kenya, is a real sanctuary for rhinoceros. This is also the perfect place where those who love rare species of birds can visit to take photographs and learn more about the life cycle of these amazing creatures.
A lot of safaris will also take you to the capital, Nairobi. Here you can visit the farm of Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa,” which was featured in the Oscar-winning film.
Safari expeditions are organized in Kenya anytime during the year, but the best time to see the animals in all their beauty is between May and October.
If you’ve ever seen tourist pictures of giant giraffes in Africa, you should know that these photos were most likely taken from Kenya – one of the best safari places in the world.
Visiting Nairobi – Safaris should start a tour of the Kenyan capital where you can admire the modern skyscrapers and wonderful nightlife, but the most important thing about your trip here is visiting the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Park and Elephants’ Cemetery.
The safari at Masai Mara Nature Reserve will give you the opportunity to see and understand a complex, varied and surprising ecosystem. Masai Mara is home to many rare animals such as lions, tigers, elephants, rhinos and bisons, along with dozens of rare bird species that you may see here for the first time.
You can visit the Masai Mara in an unconventional way, more specifically, in a hot air balloon, from where you’ll be able to see the wild savannah forests from up above!