Kenya has no shortage of tourist attractions. This country is endowed with a natural beauty that is indeed a feast for the eyes. Owing to the fact that this country enjoys a tropical climate, it is ideal for you to visit any of its tourist destinations all year round. Highlighted below are the top six destinations that will make your next Kenya Safari holiday quite memorable.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara national reserve is among the leading six destinations to visit. Numerous wildlife species are found in this park. The open grassland vegetation provides an ideal environment for most species to thrive. During your Masai Mara Tours, you should visit Mara Triangle. This area, inside this park, is popular for having the highest concentration of both predators and prey. Moreover, migration of wildebeest, which takes place annually, is yet another fascinating activity that you surely do not want to miss.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National park deserves a position among the leading Kenya Safaris destinations. This lake is found along the Great Rift Valley. It is approximately 150 kilometers from capital city, Nairobi. This means that it will take you less than four hours to arrive at this destination from Nairobi city or JKIA Airport. Notably, this lake is quite famous as it hosts the pink flamingos. Although the number of these birds has been reducing due to natural factors, there still remain a sizable number of them.
Flamingos are not the only species of wildlife found in this tourist destination. There are plenty of other animals that you will get to enjoy viewing some of them being endangered species. The topography of this destination offers quite a unique picturesque. The lake’s breeze will truly calm you while enjoying all the beauty that this park has to offer. There is no way that you will ever regret spending your time in this park.
Samburu Game Reserve
It is located approximately 345 kilometers from Kenya’s capital. Most international tourists prefer flying to this destination from Nairobi rather than using road. Although it is categorized among the smallest parks, it has such a diverse wildlife.
Big mammals and accomplished predators are all present in this reserve.
The Samburu unique wildlife is quite fascinating. In this game reserve, you will find the endangered African wild dog. Other endangered species found in his park include: Samburu special six. These species have made this game reserve to become really popular. Not a single tourist visiting this park, be it domestic or foreign, wants to leave this park without having spotted them.
Amboseli National Park
It is located about 240 kilometers from Nairobi city. Flying to this destination is always an option as using the road sometimes takes longer than anticipated. The park is particularly well-known for being home to large herds of African elephants. Depending on the time that you visit this park, you can find the plains covered with either dust or grass lands. The rich and vast Savannah makes Amboseli National park safari to be such a thrilling experience.
Anyone who has ever had an opportunity to visit this park can agree that watching African elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro is something to definitely look forward to. You will also get Apex predators in action should you visit this park. Notably, there is a wide variety of wildlife especially around the swamp. You will therefore find your Kenya safaris traversing this destination to be quite amazing. You will also have a rare opportunity learn the rich culture of Maasai community. This semi-nomadic tribe still holds on to its traditional ways. Living among its members will without a doubt, give you an experience of traveling back in time. You will get to appreciate the great strides that the modern man has made from his traditional state to more civilized and modern state.
Hells gate & Lake Naivasha National Parks
Hells Gate National park is located within the environs of Lake Naivasha. Do not let the name scare you. This is most definitely not the gateway to hell. This somewhat scary name is as a result of its rather mysterious typography. You will find this destination almost ninety kilometers away from Nairobi city. This means that it will take you approximately slightly over one hour to arrive from Nairobi. What stands out about this park is its typography. Its geological scenery will without doubt make you have this feeling that you are indeed in the wild. Stark rock towers also will leave you quite fascinated. So will the astonishing cliffs. Taking a Hells Gate day trip is therefore such a nice thing especially if you love hiking.
In this park, you will also get to encounter hot springs. If you have never encountered one, then you should prepare to be amazed. You will even get to learn a thing or two about geology. You will also have a chance to see an abundance of wildlife including but not limited to bearded eagle (lammergeyer). If you enjoy rock climbing, then you will surely find this destination to be amazing. Just remember to bring all the necessary gear for the specific activity that you would like to enjoy.
Tsavo East & West National Parks
These two parks occupy such a huge landmass. A highway cutting across this land mass marks the bordering between them. Although not that popular compared to other game viewing spots in Kenya, they offer natural habitat to numerous species. The huge area covered by this park means that wildlife density is relatively low. This in turn makes it hard to spot different animals. The vegetation in this destination including the woodlands does not make spotting different wild animals any easier. The lava that is found in West Tsavo is also scenery that you do not want to miss. For lovers of birds, you will get to see a variety of them in this park to your heart’s satisfaction. You will truly get a sense of being in the wild should you visit this park during one of your Kenya Safari holidays.