Top 7 five safari activities to do on a Kenya safari
Top 7 five safari activities to do on a Kenya safari: Kenya located in the East African region on the African continent is one of the top Africa safari destinations visited by millions of tourists, Kenya is famously known for being an excellent game viewing destination offering in various Kenya wildlife destinations such as Maasai Mara national reserve, Amboseli national park, Chyulu hills national park among others.
Kenya as a safari destination offers a number of many safari activities to do during your Kenya safari, though there is a lot to offer in Kenya below are the top 7 safari activities to do during a Kenya safari.
- Watching the annual great wildebeest migration
The annual great wildebeest migration also referred to as “The world cup of wildlife” is one of the seven New wonders of the world where over 1.5 wildebeests and over thousands of zebras, Thomson and Grant’s gazelles migrate from Serengeti national park to Maasai Mara national reserve in search for green pasture and water.
The annual wildebeest migration in Kenya is best watched in Maasai Mara national reserve during the Mara River crossing as they migrating herds enter the plains of Masai Mara national reserve. The Mara river crossing is the deadliest event of the annual wildebeest migration, as the herds try to cross the river they face off with Nile crocodiles in the waters and predators along the banks of the river such as leopards, cheetahs and lions. Some of the migrating herds do not survive the deadly Mara crossing event.
The annual wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara national reserve is best watched in the August, September and October.
- Meeting the last big tuskers in Amboseli national park
Amboseli national park is a spectacular Kenya safari destination and the only better place in the world to watch the famous big herds of elephants with big tusks, Amboseli national park is famously known for being a home to the largest herds of elephants in the world with big tusks. These beautiful elephants are seen grazing on the green pasture of Amboseli, the enormous tusks of these elephants grow to more than 1.5 meters in length.
These type of elephants used to be so common in Africa but due to poaching they became rare and they can only be spotted in Amboseli national park, while on a Kenya wildlife safari in Amboseli national park there are a number of other animals which can be seen and these include spotted hyena, giraffes, zebras among others.
- Meet the various indigenous tribes of Kenya
Kenya is a hotspot for culture and tradition, Kenya as a country is incredibly rich with culture and consists of diverse tribes and indigenous people. Some of the beautiful and amazing tribes in Kenya include Samburu tribe, the Maasai, the Kikuyu, the Luhya, the Kisii, the Mijikenda among others.
During Kenya cultural tours you get to an opportunity to visit the local homestead of the local people built in circular form with circular houses (bomas) for the Maasai nomadic people and the Samburu people. Visiting the local people gives you a chance to taste the local meals, be entertained by local dances and drama, interact with the local, watch their fascinating local way of wearing and among others.
- Go for horseback riding in Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara national reserve is the most popular tourist destination in Kenya offering many amazing Kenya safaris such as game viewing, wildebeest viewing, birding and the fascinating horseback riding. Horseback riding is a dreamy Kenya safari activity and one of a kind offering an excellent opportunity to bond with nature, horseback riding is done on a back of a horse.
Horseback riding safari experience offer an opportunity to come close to various animals living in the savannah plains of the park such as giraffes, black rhinos, Thomson gazelles, elephants and many more. Horseback riding is a perfect activity to watch the annual great wildebeest migration, horseback riding is a perfect activity for nature lovers as it offer excellent views of the endless plains of Maasai Mara national reserve.
- Explore the underwater world in Msambweni
It is a delightful experience and transition of the bush of Kenya packed with wildlife to the beautiful beach consisting of sparkling white sands and blue waters, visiting the Msambweni town is a trilling experience you will enjoy while on a Kenya safari. Msambweni is a small fishing town situated in Kwale County in Southeastern region of Kenya in the coast province.
Msambweni with Msambweni beach is a delightful Kenya destination consisting of unspoiled beaches, chic eco-lodges and freshly caught seafood you can get to enjoy, while on your visit in Msambweni, you can lazy around on the sandy beaches or get on a traditional dhow boat and head out to the pristine Kisite marine park.
Kasite Marine Park comprises of the largest reef in Kenya and while on your visit in the park, you get to have an entertaining day doing snorkeling in the gin clear waters and exploring the underwater which is a home to many brightly colored tropical fish and dolphins.
- Come face to face with the endangered species at Ol Pejeta
If you are looking for endangered species during your Kenya safari, Ol Pejeta conservancy is your ideal Kenya wildlife safari destination to visit. Ol Pejeta conservancy is a 360 square kilometers non-profitable conservancy located in central Kenya in Laikipia County, the conservancy is situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya on the equator west of Nanyuki.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a remarkable site for animal conservation and the currently the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and a home to the world’s largest last two remaining northern white rhino. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is also a home to Kenya’s only chimpanzees rescued from the black market.
Visiting the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a really interesting and rewarding Kenya safari offering an opportunity to not only view the rare northern white rhino chimpanzees, largest population of black rhino but also other animal species such as wild dogs, reticulated giraffe, wild dogs, Oryx, lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards.
During your Kenya wildlife safari in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, the perfect safari accommodation to stay at include Ol Pejeta Bush camp and Ol Pejeta Safari Cottages.
- Climb the majestic Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is one of the remarkable tourist attractions in Kenya and a very rewarding site for Kenya mountain climbing safaris, climbing Mount Kenya is one of the top and memorable activities to do during your Kenya safari. The majestic Mount Kenya is the tallest mountain in Kenya standing at altitude of 5,199 meters (17,057ft) which makes it the second tallest mountain on Africa continent coming second to Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya sits 500 kilometers north of Kilimanjaro, though it is not as famous as Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya offers excellent mount climbing experience and an ideal site for mount climbers
Climbing Mount Kenya offers an encounter with outstanding beauty of the mountain and scenic views of highest peak (Batian at 5,199 meters, Nelion at 5,188 meters and Point Lenana at 4,985 meters), mountain lakes, streams and various vegetation bands such as montane forests, African alpine bamboo and others inhabiting various animal species such as Kenya hyrax, common duiker, elephants, bongo, monkeys and many bird species such as sun birds, alpine chats, starling, augur buzzard, verreaux’s eagle and many more.