- Location:On the Equator in east Africa
- Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
- Preferred timings: Daytime
- How to reach: By air to Nairobi or Mombasa and then by Road or by rail
- Nearest Railway Station: Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu
- Nearest Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Moi International Airport, Mombasa, Kismu Airport
- Time required for sightseeing: 2 weeks
This is one African safari that is not all about wandering in an endless savannah. Expect the most unthinkable getaways during your Kenyan Safari. Travel to the Serena Beach, one of the most sought after sea side destinations not only in Kenya but also in the whole of Africa. Trekking to Mount Kenya, the abode of the local deity ‘Ghai’ is another exciting experience you might gain in your safari in Kenya. Of course, there are the thrilling camping tours in the jungles which you cannot afford to miss. Kenya would offer you adventurous outdoor tours to Lake Nakuru, the Great Rift Valley, and Samburu National Park. Masai Mara is one place is Kenya which is a must visit for all tourists to this fabulous country.
We can begin our Kenya Safari from the highest point and end at the sea level. Mount Kilimanjaro at the southern border of Kenya with Tanzania is claimed to be ‘Everyman’s Everest’ because of its seemingly easy ascent. At 19,341 feet or 5895 meters it is the highest mountain in Africa and also the most easily recognizable because of its distinct snow clad tabletop. Kilimanjaro is reachable during all months of the year, though October is the best month because of mild weather and less crowds. December to Match are warmest with clear skies, while June to August is cold. From there proceed westwards to Mount Kenya locally called ‘Mount Kirinyaga’. The Britons unable to pronounce ‘Kirinyaga’ called it ‘keenya’, and hence its name. The Nelion and Batian peaks of Mount Kenya house the world’s highest National Park. Trek the mountain slopes along Naro Moru route, Chogoria route, or Sirimoni track accompanied by a guide. Along the trek which takes 4/5 nights spend the nights in local huts or ‘bandas’. Steaming tea or hot vegetable soup served after the trek tastes glorious. From the top of Mt. Kenya feast your eyes on the Great Rift Valley and the surrounding hilly landscape which is unbelievable. Drive along the Great Rift Valley in west Kenya to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara. At the Masai Mara Game Reserve spot the mammoth African elephant, black mane lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalos, and hoofed animals. Meet members of the Masai tribe who are feared by the lions.
You would reach Samburu National Park after driving thorough thorny landscapes and plantation fields. The long-necked Gerenuk and Grevy’s Zebra are typical mammals of this semi-arid vegetation which would surprise you. These lanky herdsmen spot jump to be on the watch for lions.
It is difficult to believe that Kenya could be a beach destination. The luxuriant Serena Beach in Mombasa bordering the Indian Ocean is fantastic. Whether you sun bathe, scuba dive, or snorkel, the possibilities are endless in Mombasa Serena Beach. Enthusiastic anglers can go for deep sea fishing.
When you are planning your next Kenya tour, think beyond just jungle safaris and wildlife adventures. Kenya is much more than whatever you have thought of.
Related Links :
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Jr-kST2zs: Check out the varied attractions of a Kenyan Safari in this video! You will be tempted to visit this beautiful country.
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=JQRPDy84670: Another wonderful short clip on the Kenyan safari. You will understand why Kenya is one of the topmost tourist destinations in the world!