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Kenya Travel Guide

Experience the Wonders of Kenya's Wildlife on Safari

Kenya is renowned for its incredible wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. It offers a unique and unforgettable safari experience that is truly one of a kind. For any traveler, Kenya should be at the top of your list. Here are 5 of the best places for an unforgettable safari experience in this beautiful country.

Great Migration in Masai Mara
Maasai Mara National Reserve

The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya's most famous safari destination, and for good reason. Located in the southwest, the Maasai Mara provides an authentic safari experience on the open grasslands teeming with wildlife. The annual Great Migration between July and October sees millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle cross over from Tanzania's Serengeti into the Mara. This is an unmissable spectacle.

Safari highlights: Witnessing the Great Migration, seeing the Big 5 - lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos.

 herd of zebras feeding around a water source
Amboseli National Park

Located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s dream. With its stunning views of Africa’s tallest mountain and its vast herds of elephants, Amboseli is sure to leave you in awe. Other wildlife to look out for includes buffalos, giraffes, hippos, and various species of birds. 

Safari highlights: Elephant herds with Kilimanjaro views, lions, spectacular birdlife.

Hyena looking for prey
Tsavo East & West National Parks

Tsavo East and West make up Kenya's largest national park. The landscape is more arid here, with scrublands and savannah grasses. Tsavo is known for its large elephant population and the famous man-eating lions from the 1898 incidents. Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya. The park is known for its unique red-colored elephants, which are found nowhere else in the world. Other wildlife to look out for includes lions, leopards, cheetahs, and hyenas. The park also boasts a diverse landscape, ranging from open savannas to dense forests.

Safari highlights: Seeing the red elephants of Tsavo, climbing rock lookouts for panoramic views.

Girafes passing by
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake in the Great Rift Valley. It draws in thousands of pink flamingos that line the shores. The park also has abundant wildlife like rhinos, lions, leopards, and Rothschild's giraffes.

Safari highlights: Pink flamingo flocks, white and black rhinos, tree-climbing lions.

Pink flamingo flock
Samburu National Reserve

Located in northern Kenya, the Samburu National Reserve is known for its unique wildlife, including the reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, and Grevy’s zebra. The reserve also boasts a diverse landscape, ranging from riverine forests to arid deserts. Be sure to visit the Samburu villages to learn about the local culture and traditions.

Safari highlights: Rare northern species, riverine forests, traditional Samburu villages.

Herd of zebras crossing the land with flamingos in background

With its incredible national parks and reserves, Kenya offers safari-goers an unbeatable wildlife experience. Have you decided where your next African adventure will be? Let the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Kenya welcome you!

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