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Kenya is the birthplace of the 'Safari', a Swahili word and national language of Kenya. Its meaning of 'Journey' doesn't seem a strong enough adjective to describe the sights that it covers. Kenya is not only home to the biggest migration of animals on earth but it has the most amazing scenary as a backdrop. The contrasting environments of the plains of the Masai Mara and Kilimanjaro in Amboseli not only compliment but enhance your whole 'safari' experience.

No where else in Africa will these wonders combine, individually yes but never together. This is why Kenya is truly the land of 'Safari'.

The Kenya Game Reserves

Aberdare

Part of the Aberdare Mountain range this is a fascinating region. Mountains peaks soar to around 14,000 ft giving way to deep V-shaped valleys with streams and rivers cascading over spectacular waterfalls. The lower slopes of this mountainous terrain are covered with lush rainforest, home to elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog and the endangered black rhino. also abundant are lion, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus and Sykes monkeys.

Season: Game viewing and access all year but best during the dry season months of July to October and January to March.

Amboseli

A long time favourite of the Hollywood film makers, the principal attractions of Amboseli are the spectacular views of Kilimanjaro and the profusion of wildlife that the park supports. Large herds of elephant, some with giant tusks, populate this park, attracted to the permanent water that filters through the volcanic rock from Mount Kilimanjaro. At certain times of the year the park can seem quite dry and dusty, especially where elephants have laid bare large tracts of forest but visitors will be almost certainly rewarded with the sight of plentiful elephant, wildebeest, giraffe, leopard and zebra. Sometimes lion can be found too. Bird watchers can expect to see pelican, bee eaters, king fishers, African fish eagle and pygmy falcon.

Season: All year, but from April to mid June Lake Amboseli can flood making some tracks impassable.

Lake Nakuru

This park was created to protect its stunning flocks of Greater and Lesser flamingo that at certain times of the year can literally turn its shores pink. The park is part of a system of lakes that lie along the Great Rift Valley and contains a rich diversity of habitats including woodland, bush, grassland and rocky escarpments. More recently the park was established as a Rhino Sanctuary and is also home to leopard, lion, buffalo, Rothschild Giraffe, colobus monkeys and a variet of plains antelope.

Season: All year.

Masai Mara

A world famous game park and Kenya's most visited reserve, Masai Mara is home to a breath taking variety of game and scenery. Everything is big in the Mara. It is an area panoramic views of vast rolling plains and rounded hills, acacia woodland and riverine forest. In every direction there is a seemingly endless herd a game animals. Apart from the 'Big Five', the Masai Mara is most famous for the annual spectacle of the wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle leave the plains of the Serengeti and cross the mara river in search of fresh grazing. Their dramatic arrival is accompanied by much activity from predators including lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, crocodile and vultures. The Mara is also home to elephant, black rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, hartebeest and the big cats.

Season: The seasonal migration takes place in July and August but game viewing is excellent all year round.

Tsavo East and West

The largest and oldest park in Kenya. Tsavo is home to a fantastic array of wildlife and scenery. The park contains most of the habitats found in Kenya ranging from open plains, savannah bush, semi desert scrub, acacia woodland, extensive ranges of hills, fast flowing rivers, palm thickets and mountain forest. Divided in two by the Mombasa to Nairobi road and railway, Tsavo East contains some true wilderness areas and is home to the largest elephant herds in Kenya. Game viewing can be very exciting in this park. Tsavo West became famous at the turn of the century for the man-eating lions that preyed upon the railway workers building the Great Uganda Railway. Its plains border with Tanzania and it supports large populations of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, antelope as well as big cats and some of the shyer mammals. The crystal clear waters of Mzima Springs provide an exciting opportunity to get face to face with hippo from the underwater viewing hide.

Season: Game viewing can be good all year but the best months are generally July to March.

Suggested Itinerary

Classic 8 day Safari

  • DAY 1 - Nairobi: One night bed & breakfast at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi.
  • DAY 2 - Masai Mara: Leave Nairobi and drive to the Mara. Lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinn Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 3 - Masai Mara: Full day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge or similar.
  • DAY 4 - Rift Valley: After breakfast the safari continues to Lake Nakuru Lodge arriving for lunch. Afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park followed by dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
  • DAY 5 - Mount Kenya: Drive to Mount Kenya National Park arriving at Serena Mountain Lodge for lunch. Remainder of the afternoon and evening to watch game gathering at the water hole and saltlick at the front of the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Lodge.
  • DAY 6 - Amboseli: After breakfast, leave Mountain Lodge and continue southwards to Nairobi for lunch and then onto Amboseli. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
  • DAY 7 - Amboseli: Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge.
  • DAY 8 - Nairobi: After breakfast the safari returns to Nairobi.

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