Kenya is a fantastic area to visit in Africa, especially for natural world safari enthusiasts. With a whole week, you’ll get to experience the country’s thriving national parks and conservancy presence, which is home to plenty of wildlife, as well as cultural activities, beach relaxation, and energetic adventures, including a multi-day hike. Kenya is a safari destination known for its breathtaking natural beauty, soul-stirring cultural interactions, amazing game watching, and, of course, the thrills and spills of the Great Wildebeest Migration. A Kenya safari will not disappoint, from witnessing the wildebeest mega-herds in the Maasai Mara and Amboseli’s famed elephant herds against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro to cultural interactions in Samburu. It’s no surprise that it’s where safari tourism began. Kenya is one of the few countries that is ideal for an affordable safari. The country’s tourism sector concentrates on affordable safaris and has the advantage of an extraordinary adventure. Kenya is one of the top natural world safari locations since it is the origin of East African excursions. The Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavos, Lake Nakuru, and Samburu national parks and reserves are well-known for their excellent animal viewing opportunities.
We’ve highlighted the country’s breathtaking scenery and landscapes, which includes a number of national parks and reserves that serve as sanctuaries for the “Big Five.”
Maasai mara national reserve
The Maasai Mara national reserve, in south-western Kenya, is a beautiful wide stretch of gently sloping African savannah plain totaling 1510 square kilometers in extent and borders Tanzania’s Serengeti national park to the south. The word ‘maasai’ was derived from the Maasai tribe, the area’s nomadic people, in contrast, the word ‘mara’ means “spotted,” alluding to the reserve’s widespread flat-topped acacia trees, shrubs, and bushes. Maasai mara is a unique wildlife conservation sanctuary known for its spectacular natural diversity of species. It is also Kenya’s most famous safari destination, providing travelers with many reasons to visit this animal paradise. Lions, elephants, African buffalo, cheetahs, rhinos, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, and other creatures are found in their natural environment, unconstrained and free to explore the enormous wilderness that stretches for kilometers. It is no surprise then that tourists worldwide travel here, not least because the reserve has been voted one of the world’s new seven wonders.
Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve is located near Mount Kenya in Kenya’s far north. Samburu is a stunning combination of hilly vistas, riverine bush, and semi-desert terrain and offers excellent animal viewing. Around the Ewaso Ngiro River, you’ll have access to kopjes (small hills) and large granite outcroppings. Animals that are used to living in drier, rockier surroundings flourish in this unique environment. Also, Members of the red-robed Samburu tribe be spotted herding animals to drink from the river. They live in Manyattas (villages) that may be moved to follow the grazing patterns of their livestock. It’s also one of the few places in Africa where you may see a camel slogging across the dry plains.
Tsavo East national park
Tsavo East, Kenya’s largest national park by far, is characterized by a flat, arid landscape filled with massive baobab trees, making it ideal for viewing the Big Five. The park is bisected by the Voi and Galana rivers attracting a large number of birds. Another remarkable aspect of the park is the 180-mile-long Yatta Plateau, which runs parallel to Mombasa Highway and is one of the world’s longest lava flows. The sheer quantity of animals in this park makes it a must-see. You’ll be able to see uncommon creatures like the oryx, lesser kudu, and klipspringer, a small African antelope that leaps from rock to rock, in addition to the more popular species.
Amboseli national park
Amboseli National Park is known for its large herds of elephants and stunning views of Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, which is located just across the Tanzanian border. Large herds of tusked elephants roam the plains in the mornings and nights, but you’ll also see hippos, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, lions, and wild dogs.
It takes around an hour and a half to drive from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha. It’s known for its yellow-barked acacia trees, a plethora of hippos, and more than 300 different bird species, including pelicans, flamingos, herons, egrets, and kingfishers. Giraffes, zebra, buffalo, antelope, warthogs, and monkeys graze in the lush greenery that surrounds this magnificent blue lake. However, Naivasha is more than just a lake; at Elsamere, you can see game surrounding the lake or relax in the garden while sipping tea.
Traveling is one of the most valuable and enriching experiences in our lives increasing our knowledge, opening our minds, enriching our spirits, extending new moral values. Kenyan excursions are among the greatest globally and require expert local guides and tailor-made journeys. Spending the night under the stars in Amboseli or exploring for the Big Five in the Masai Mara can be an affordable trip full of delights. With Five Senses Travel, you can be confident that your natural world Kenyan safari trip will be unforgettable. We are well equipped to provide you with a fantastic Kenya safari trip in the natural world. Our qualified experts and customized, interest-driven programs will give one of the best safaris in Kenya. So, if this is what you have always desired, make your dream come true and have a once-in-a-life experience in Kenya with us.