Kenya Safari

Safari in Masai Mara

Masai Mara is located in the south of Kenya and in fact forms a single ecosystem with the Serengeti (Tanzania). The total area is 25,000 square kilometers. Basically, this is a typical African savannah. Wildebeests, zebras and swamps migrate to Maru from the Serengeti in July and return in October-November. This natural phenomenon is known as the Great Migration. 

Other animals such as lions, leopards or rhinos are residents of their places and do not migrate anywhere. 

Safari in Laikipia Plateau

The Laikipia Plateau stretches from the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya to the Great Rift Valley and covers an area of ​​over 9,500 square kilometers. It has the most fertile climate, and the density of wild animals per square kilometer can only be compared with the ecosystem of the Masai Mara.

Here are not national parks, but the most luxurious private reserves. 

Safari in African Great Lakes

The Great African Rift stretches from Jordan to Mozambique. In Kenya, it runs from north to south to form the Great Rift Valley.

The valley floor is a classic East African painting of savanna with umbrella acacias and saucers of lakes with flamingos.

Lakes Nakuru, Elmenteita and Bogoria are included in the list of Natural Heritage of the Earth by UNESCO.

Safari in Samburu

Samburu is located three hundred and fifty kilometers north of Nairobi, it is a 7 hour drive on a good road. You can also fly from Nairobi on a small plane in 1 hour. The territory of Samburu is 165 sq. Km.

These are the desert and semi-desert lands of the Samburu tribe. They have always been attracted by the waters of the Ewaso Nyiro River, which is the largest river in northern Kenya. There are also many wild animals for the same reason. The dense thickets of fig palms and acacias along the river provide much-needed shade in hot climates, and the river provides water.

From north to south, Samburu is traversed by mountain ranges, the largest of which, the Koitogor, looks like a knife blade. The largest free-standing mountain, Ol Olokwe, is located 20 km from the ridge, which is considered sacred here. The landscape is very harsh and desert with a lot of volcanic lava and granite rocks, and only along the river it is almost always green, and a dense bush grows.

The Ewaso Nyiro River crosses Samburu from west to east, its width is from 50 to 100 meters.

Northern Kenya Safari

Northern Kenya. Arid and lifeless. For months, and sometimes for years, not a drop of rain falls here. Volcanoes here alternate with deserts and impassable mountain peaks. Animals, with the exception of jackals, Somali ostriches, and Gravy’s zebras, are not here.

Tourists also come here very rarely. And yet, in our opinion, this is one of the most incredible and beautiful places on Earth. Just look at the pictures of our tourists.

A huge attraction in Northern Kenya, in addition to its wild landscapes, is its inhabitants. They are completely unaffected by civilization, unlike the Masai. The British could not get here, the land for agriculture and cattle breeding is practically unsuitable, and the local tribes were left to themselves and preserved a centuries-old way of life.

In total, twelve tribes live here. These are the Turkana tribe, which fishes in the lake of the same name, and the Samburu camel drivers, and the Gabbra turbans, and the Rendilla nomads. And the most amazing tribe is a tribe.

Safari in Amboseli

Amboseli National Park (area 392 sq. Km.) Is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. From Nairobi it takes about 5 hours, 270 km along a good road. You can fly by plane in 1 hour.

In the Masai language – Amboseli means “salt dust”. The first European to enter the area was the Scottish traveler Joseph Thomson in 1883. In his book Through the Maasai Lands, he described the huge number of animals that lived in these places, and was struck by the contrast between the arid regions of the dried-up lake and the oasis of swamps.

Meru National Park Safari

Meru National Park is where writer Joy Adamson released her famous lioness Elsa, and where Born Free was filmed.

The park covers 870 square kilometers of savannah in the Tana River Valley on the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya.

It was founded in 1966 by Peter Jenkins and was very popular, but after his death in the 80s of the last century, it fell into almost complete desolation due to rampant poaching. At the beginning of this century, Peter’s son Mark came to the leadership of the Park, and an active fight against poaching and the restoration of the livestock of white and black rhinos and the Park began.

Until now, the Park is one of the least visited by tourists, which is good, the nature of the Park is practically untouched by humans.

Among the animals are the African Big Five, as well as cheetahs, hippos and large herds of buffaloes.

Near the main entrance to the Park, there is a rhino nursery, which covers an area of ​​80 square kilometers.

Safari in Tsavo

Not far from the coast of the Indian Ocean and the port of Mombasa is the largest nature reserve in East Africa – Tsavo. Its area is about 20 thousand square meters. km.

Located 215 km from Mombasa and 230 km from Amboseli. You can fly from Nairobi in an hour and a half. It is a low plateau 300 km in size, the landscape of which is very different from the central parks of Kenya. The climate here is dry and hot, the land has a red-black hue. This left an imprint on the difference between some animals: lions here are without manes, and elephants are different from those in Masai Mara.

The territory is divided into two parts: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. The reserve is adjacent to the Taita Hills Private Game Reserve. The most attractive places are Ngulia Canyon, Yatta Plateau, Mzima Springs and Tsavo River. The most interesting place in the reserve is the underground springs Mzima, which are located in the east. Every day, 500 million liters of bubbling crystal clear water is spewed to the surface of the earth.

Kenya is exactly that paradise of our planet, where to this day, untouched by civilization, kilometer-long beaches have been preserved, with sand that is dazzling in its whiteness of the eye, which is so soft that it resembles flour. A strip of natural coral reef stretches along the turquoise coast of the Indian Ocean, and the coastline is covered with palm groves. This is a land of eternal summer, where the water temperature does not drop below 27C.

Beach holidays in Kenya offer a lot of opportunities for every taste – it can be real sea fishing for giant marlins and barracudas, diving, diving safari on board a ship or a comfortable yacht, romantic vacations in small hotels, and even going on a safari directly from your beach. hotel. Therefore, it is very important to prioritize your holiday in Kenya when choosing a beach resort.

There are several beach resorts in Kenya, some of which are Marine Sanctuaries:

North Mombasa is the island where the main airport is located.

Nairobi

Nairobi was once an obscure railway station from Mombasa to the crown jewel of the British Crown – Uganda.

Times have changed and the capital of Kenya is one of the most modern African cities with skyscrapers, shopping centers and restaurants.

The city is home to four million people and is a seething cauldron of forty tribes inhabiting Kenya, the descendants of the British colonialists and a huge Asian population.