Kenya Safari Holidays

From the country’s capital – Nairobi, Kenya Safari Holidays will treat you to an array of enthralling safari tours and experiences: from witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration and the African Big Five

Kenya is an interesting African country to visit for African safari holidays. Located in the East African Republic, the birthplace of the “safari” boasts some of the most thrilling safari holidays any tourist can ever visit. Kenya boasts a coastline at the Indian Ocean and is home to vast dramatic mountain ranges, the Great African Rift Valley, and enthralling savannahs; all of which are filled with the best of Africa’s wildlife including the African Big Five (rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo and elephant). Not to mention its incredible and hospitable people who possess some of the most attractive ad diverse cultures on the continent. Kenya is the best African destination to go for a safari holiday.

From the country’s capital – Nairobi, Kenya Safari Holidays will treat you to an array of enthralling safari tours and experiences: from witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration and the African Big Five in her famed Masai Mara to conquering some of the country’s best mountain and crater summits to relaxing and unwinding on Africa’s most breathtaking white-sand beaches. Moreover, Kenya’s safari holidays also include providing travelers with the most comfortable safari stays while Kenya Safari Holidays. Kenya has well-established accommodations ranging from luxury lodges and bush camps to tented campsites and coastal villas, guaranteeing something for every tourist.

Kenya is a safari destination all year; though it is most active from June to October when the scant foliage and scarce water drive the game to congregate around water, making them simple to spot and observe.

Kenya Wildlife Safari Holidays

Home to the birthplace of the “safari,” Kenya is arguably the best place in Africa to go for an African safari holiday.  Kenya’s varied landscape protects numerous national parks and game reserves teeming with incredible wildlife including large predator populations (lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, wild cats, African Wild dogs, etc.), impressive elephant and buffalo populations, rhino sanctuaries, and majestic herds of zebras, giraffes, hartebeests, antelopes; in addition to a plethora of bird species both resident and migratory species, to mention but a few. To mention but a few, tourists a Kenya Wildlife Safari Holidays can explore the great Masai Mara to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration – one of the top African safari highlights and experience and watch the wilderness unfold right in your face. Further home to over 90 mammal species and over 500 recorded bird species, Masai Mara ranks as the best Kenya National Park.

However, that is not all; like Masai Mara, almost every Kenya National Park boasts plain an assortment of wildlife including herbivores and carnivores interacting with rare and endangered species. Not to mention birds of all sizes which abound in the country’s skies, floras, and water bodies including raptors, insects, plants, and fruit eaters. Other Kenya safari parks include Amboseli, Meru, Tsavo East and West, Nairobi, Nakuru, and Mount Kenya National Parks, among others.  

Kenya Safari Holidays
Kenya Safaris

Kenya Wildlife Safaris are provided in a wide range of safari activities including guided game drives which involve driving through the savannah plains in search of the Big Five and other animals. In the comfort of 4×4 safari vehicles which are supervised by experienced safari guides and rangers, Kenya safari game drives offer the best game-viewing experiences of the African Big Five, predators, omnivores, and a variety of birds, as well as the most breathtaking sceneries. Kenya Wildlife Safari Holidays are also offered on Kenya birding safaris, Kenya walking safaris, bush meals and camping, etc.  

Kenya Mountaineering Safari Holidays

Kenya Mountaineering safari holidays are a must-do while on Kenya safari holidays. Kenya is endowed with high and fascinating mountain ranges and volcanic craters that offer thrilling mountaineering experiences and are fit for all mountaineering enthusiasts. Most of Kenya’s mountaineering locations are protected in National Parks and reserves; thus they do not just offer rewarding hiking experiences, but also the opportunity to get up close to nature, wild animals, and birds. Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-tallest mountain peak after Mount Kilimanjaro is the most popular mountaineering spot in Kenya. A variety of experienced mountaineers have conquered its highest point, Lenana (5,199 meters) which takes about 5 days.

Mount Elgon, on the other hand, is also another popular Kenya mountaineering safari destination, popular for the easiest, yet satisfying hiking expeditions. Mount Elgon lies in western Kenya on the border with Uganda. Other exhilarating places to go for Kenya Mountaineering safari holidays include Mount Longonot, the Aberdare Mountain Ranges, the Laikipia Plateau, and Menengai Crater. Kenya Mountaineering safaris are possible all year, though the best time to go is during the dry season from June to October and January to March.  

Kenya Beach Safari Holidays

When we say something for everyone, we mean it! Aside from boasting exceptional wildlife parks and game reserves, Kenya also boasts top-notch white-sand beaches which thrive with thousands of summer beach holiday travelers annually. Beach holidays on the Kenyan coast of the Indian Ocean are defined by sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water, coconut trees creating shadows, and tropical colors; hence an excellent place to unwind before or after a safari.

Kenya’s coast is home to several Kenya beach holiday destinations such as Mombasa, Lamu, and Malindi, among others all themed in the sense that they cater to all types of travelers from honeymooners to families, friends, and partygoers. Travelers may do nothing but unwind or participate in numerous water sports such as kitesurfing, snorkeling, diving, etc. In addition, there are several marine parks, bird-filled coastal forests, bustling coral reefs, and nearby game reserves, all of which make for a splendidly diverse Kenya safari holiday.

Kenya Cultural Safari Holidays

Often combined with Kenya wildlife safaris, Kenya cultural safari holidays take you to explore Kenya’s diverse culture and indulge in the traditional heritage of the country’s 42 tribes. Kenya’s cultural safari experiences are focused on the values and customs of the many communities, which are anchored in traditions that many tourists are unfamiliar with. Kenya has over forty languages, which are separated into four communities: the Maasai, Samburu, Turkana, and the Swahili culture. Kenya cultural safari holidays allow visitors to learn about their traditional beliefs, customs, pastoral life, festivals, food, and way of life. The most popular tribes visited in Kenya include the Maasai in Masai Mara National Reserve, the Samburu, the Maasai Bomas, the Luo, the Turkana, and El Molo, and the Swahili culture on Kenya’s coast.

Although most of the Kenya cultural safari experiences focus on exploring remote and isolated communities, Kenya’s cities and towns also portray their own distinct culture. Each city reflects an intriguing mix of cultures and ethnic creeds, which can be seen in aspects such as architecture, art, dressing style, and other aspects. Kenya cultural safari holidays not only help you understand and paint a clear picture of what other cultures look like. During Kenya cultural tours, you will discover why people behave in specific ways, what distinguishes them, and what you may learn, for example, the significance of the extended family and raising children as a community. Apart from seeing indigenous tribes living near national parks, there is also the option to visit local schools, markets, hospitals, and other community projects.

Kenya Birding Safari Holidays

Boasting one of only 15 countries on the globe where more than 1,000 bird species can be recorded, Kenya is a prime African birding safari destination. Kenya boasts approximately 1,150 bird species, including migratory and endemic, that you may see while on Kenya birding safari holidays. This list includes the world’s two largest birds (the Common and Somali ostrich) and its largest flying creature (the Kori bustard), as well as a plethora of raptors, colorful bee-eaters, turacos, rollers, parrots, and passerines to mention but a few. Kenya birding safari holidays are very rewarding and avian birders ought to catch between 350-400 species, a statistic that compares favorably with any place in the world.

With excellent avian habitats, Kenya’s vast savannah reserves like Amboseli and the Masai Mara offers a great introduction to East Africa’s more common species such as the Superb starling, African grey hornbill, Purple grenadier, and Lilac-breasted roller, etc. In addition, the country’s Rift Valley lakes of Nakuru and Bogoria are well-known for their magnificent flamingo aggregations.

Meanwhile, the arid north, where Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Parks boast a high percentage of dry-country species whose distribution is otherwise limited to less accessible portions of Ethiopia and Somalia. Other popular birding spots in Kenya include the Kakamega Forest, and Saiwa Swamp, among others.  

Kenya birding safari holidays are possible all year, though the greatest season to go birding in Kenya is from September to April when various migrating birds from Europe and northern Africa are present. More so, at this time of year, many resident species are nesting or breeding plumage. Nonetheless, the best time to visit is during the dry season, especially if you want to combine birding with game viewing or mountaineering.

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