Kenya Safaris : Kenya is of the top rated fascinating safari destinations in the world located in East African region on the African continent, Kenya is a thrilling safari destination offering a variety of activities to do during your safari in Kenya and get an opportunity to explore a rich diversity of wildlife including the big 5 (lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinos) and the annual wildebeest migration, a big population of birdlife, mountains such as mount Kenya, and endless white sand beaches.
Kenya offers a number of activities to do during your safari in Kenya and these include
- Mountain climbing safaris
Kenya is an amazing destination offering breathtaking and adventurous mountain climbing safaris, Kenya comprises of a wide range of mountains offering excellent Kenya mountain climbing safaris. These mountains include Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon, Mount Satima and many more.
The best mountains to do Kenya Mount climbing safaris are Mount Kenya and Mount Elgon,
Climbing Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain on the African continent and the highest in Kenta rising above 17,000 feet above the sea level, Mount Kenya is less crowded by mountain climbers if compared to Mountain Kilimanjaro the tallest Mountain on the African continent but it offers excellent mountain climbing safaris.
Climbing Mount Kenya is done using various routes such as Chogoria route, Sirimon route, Noro Moru route and the summit circuit leading to point Lenana, Batian and Nelion peaks of the Mountain
Climbing Mount Elgon
Mount Elgon is another spectacular mountain in Kenya where Kenya mountain climbing safaris can be done, mountain Elgon is situated in the western region along the border of Kenya and Uganda with Kitale. Mount Elgon is a shield volcano rising to the elevation of 14,177 ft and ranked 17th in Africa.
Unlike Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon has no snow capped summit how it is gifted with very unique flora and fauna, mountain Elgon offers challenging mount climbing experience leading to the 5 major peaks of the volcano that are Wagagai, Mubiyi, Masaba, Koitobos and Sudek.
- Wildebeest migration safaris
Wildebeest migration is one of the 8 world wonders ad the most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world, the wildebeest migration is an annual movement of millions of wildebeests accompanied by vast numbers of zebras, Grant and Thomson gazelles, elands and impalas across the greater Maasai Mara –Serengeti ecosystem.
The Mara River crossing is the climax of the wildebeest migration and most sought for episode during the wildebeest migration safaris in Kenya, the Mara River crossing is filled with a mixture of emotions to viewers including heartache, inspiration, and excitement as the herds rush into the crocodile-infested Mara River.
The best time to visit Kenya for wildebeest migration safaris is between July to September when the Grand River crossing happens as the millions of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles face off with Nile crocodiles in the waters of Mara River and predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs waiting on the banks of the river to feast on the herds.
- Birding safaris
Kenya is a worldwide famous destination for excellent birding safaris, Kenya as a thrilling birding destination hosts over 1089 bird species which are found in various Kenya birding destinations. Some of the amazing destinations to visit on a Kenya birding safaris include Maasai Mara national reserve, Lake Victoria, The Chyulu ad Taita Hills, Kakamega Forest, The Turkana River Delta, Nairobi, Magadi, Arabuko –Sokoke Forest among others.
Kenya birding safaris offer birders an opportunity to watch many beautiful bird species including migratory bird species, water birds, savannah birds and forest bird species. Birds you will enjoy watching include Abbott’s starling, Aberdare cisticola, Amani sunbird, Clarke’s weaver, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Hinde’s pied babbler, Jackson’s hornbill, Jackson’s francolin, Montane white-eye, Sharpe’s longclaw, Sokoke pipit, Sokoke scops owl, Taita thrush, Tana River cisticola, Taveta golden weaver, Williams’ lark, Abyssinian crimsonwing, Bar-tailed trogon, Blue-headed bee-eater, Friedmann’s lark, Golden-breasted starling, Golden-winged sunbird, Great blue turaco, Kori bustard, Red-naped bush-shrike, Secretary bird, Somali courser, Somali sparrow, Taita apalis, Turner’s eremomela, Vulturine guineafowl, Yellow-bellied wattle-eye and many more.
The best time to go for birding safaris in Kenya is during the dry season of November to April when over 100 migrant species from the north are present in the Kenya.
- Game viewing safaris
Game viewing safaris are the highlight and most safari activity in Kenya offering unforgettable experience as you stay in the presence of abundance of wildlife and spectacular landscapes of various Kenya wildlife destinations. Kenya is famously known for offering amazing game viewing safaris done on game drives that are morning game drive, afternoon game drive and evening/night game drive. Game drives are done in 4X4 safari vehicles with pop up roofs and open widows offering uninterrupted views of animals and scenic views.
Some of the best destinations for game viewing safaris in Kenya include Maasai Mara national reserve, Amboseli national park, Tsavo West and East national park, Samburu national reserve, Chyulu hills national park, Nairobi national park among others.
During game drives in these national parks you will enjoy watching a number of animals including elephants, lions, cape buffaloes, rhinos, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, jackals, bat-eared fox, impalas, gravy’s zebra, long-necked gerenuk, dik-dik, lesser kudu, guenther’s dik-dik, long-necked gerenuk among others.
- Beach safaris
Kenya hosts one of the most intriguing and historically important coastlines on the Indian Ocean, Kenya comprises of beautiful beaches with white crystal sands and blue waters dotted with palm trees. These beaches are perfect for beach safaris, a part from beautiful beaches the Kenya coast is dotted with ports such as Mombasa and several luxury beach resorts and spa you will enjoy during Kenya beach safaris.
The Kenya coastline is dotted with many beautiful beaches such as Diani beaches, Kilifi beaches, Bamburi beach, Manda Toto, Nyali beach, Shanzu beach, Tiwi beach among others.
While on beach safaris in Kenya there are a number of activities to enjoy and these include sailing in traditional dhow, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, swimming, diving and tasting the local meals at various restaurants at the beaches.
- Cultural safaris
Kenya is a hot spot of traditions and norms, Kenya hosts a diverse of tribes which are best explored during Kenya cultural safaris. Kenya has a total of 42 tribes including the famous Maasai, the Luo, the Turkana, the Lamu, the Samburu, the Kalejin, the Kikuyu and many more.
These tribes posses very fascinating cultures, norms and traditions which you will enjoy encountering during Kenya cultural safaris, some of the fascinating aspect of Kenya cultures include
- The spectacular bomas built in a circular form using local materials such as stones, woods and grass thatched.
- Entertainment by the traditional songs, drama and dances by the local people
- Encountering the bright colors of the Maasai garments (red shukas or sheets)
- Tasting local dishes
- Participating in rearing of livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep and many more.
- Photography safaris
Kenya is a very scenic African destination perfect for photography safaris, as a tourists look for heavenly scenic sites to takes with your beautiful lens on a Kenya photography safaris include the Diani beach, the Great Rift Valley, the Mida Creek, Mahali Mzuri, Lamu Island, Chyulu Hills, Mount Kenya, Kapsowar, Uhuru Gardens, Shanzu beach and many more. The annual wildebeest migration and its river crossi
These sites will make your Kenya photography safaris worth.
- Horseback riding safaris
Horseback riding safaris is one of the most exciting Kenya safari activity and a very eco-friendly way of exploring Kenya’s treasures and wilderness, horseback riding experience offers a unique way of exploring on a back of a horse and an opportunity to get close to animals.
Horseback riding safaris in Kenya are best done in Maasai Mara national reserve, Laikipia plateau, Deloraine House on the lower slopes of Londiani Mountain on the western edge of the Great Rift Valley and many more.
- Beach safaris
Kenya comprises of the world’s most intriguing beaches and historically important coast towns perfect for beach safaris, Kenya’s beautiful beaches are found along the coastline of Indian Ocean featuring blue waters and crystal white sands perfect for beach safari.
Some of the beautiful beaches to visit on a Kenya beach safari include Kilifi beach, Bamburi beach, Manda Toto, Nyali beach, Shanzu beach, Tiwi beach among others. While on a Kenya beach safari, some of the activities to do include snorkeling, beach football, diving, kit surfing, sun bathing, swimming, dhow boat safaris and many more.
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