Kenya has attracted explorers and adventurers for centuries. One of the world’s most famous travel destinations, Kenya is renowned for its remarkable diversity of landscapes, animals and cultures. From vast plains to snowcapped mountain summits, Kenya provides a striking backdrop for Africa’s most classic safari adventures. Witness the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara. Hear elephants trumpet in Amboseli. Scout for rhinoceros making a comeback at Lewa. At night, tucked beneath canvas under a canopy of stars, listen to a lion roar across the savanna. It’s all here in Kenya, Africa’s original safari destination.Take a close glimpse at these facts below to know more about Kenyan safari.
Want To See Lions:
As the largest of Africa’s big cats, the lion is highly regarded by man. Its massive size, majestic walk, power and hunting prowess make it very fascinating to watch. It’s no wonder that the lion draws so many people to Kenya. Lions are ferocious hunters, but are not normally dangerous to man unless they are wounded or cornered. Unlike the other big cats, lions are social animals, living in prides of 20-30 members. Each pride may have one to three males. You are guaranteed to see Kenyan lions on a Kenya safari tour to the Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Meru National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo West National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Amboseli National Park and The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Want To See Rhinos:
There are two species of rhinoceros found in Kenya: white and black rhinos. Both are endangered species. African Safari Animal White Rhino The white rhino derives its name from the Dutch word Weid meaning broad. White rhinos have a broad, wide mouth adapted for grazing. They often hang out in large groups. The biggest white rhino population in Kenya is found in Lake Nakuru National Park. The black rhino has a pointed upper lip adapted for browsing. It feeds on dry bush and thorny scrub, especially acacia. Black rhinos have a sharp sense of smell and hearing but very poor eyesight. They lead a solitary life and are the more dangerous of the two species. Masai Mara National Reserve has the largest population of black rhinos, along with many other Kenya animals.
Want To See Elephants?
The African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal. Due to its gigantic stature, the elephant has no predators apart from men who hunt it for its tusks. However, elephant hunting and ivory trade are prohibited in Kenya. Elephants have a sharp sense of smell and are highly intelligent. They are reputed to be the only animals that recognize one another, even after death. Kenya wildlife is scattered in various wildlife parks throughout the country. Amboseli National Park is home to most elephants and is the best place to see them. The elephants in Tsavo National Park have a distinct reddish-brown color that they obtain from the red volcanic soil in Tsavo. Elephants in other parks are grayish in color.
Want To See The Majestic Wildebeest Migration:
The Masai Mara National Park is located in south western Kenya and is a famous safari circle to spot the Big Five and particularly best places to see the Big Cats. However, the Masai Mara is the enormous setting of the Majestic Wildebeest Migration. In fact, the great migration is nothing but an annual event which sees over a million wild animals like wildebeest, gazelle, zebra, leopards, hyenas and many more stampede the 500KM route between the Serengeti and northern border of the Masai Mara to make it an awesome event in the safari calender.
Perfect Time To See The Wildebeest Migration: During the Mara river crossing which happens usually in September
Want To See The Kenyan Culture:
Kenya culture is a fascinating way of life that blends the traditions of thousands of years of African social evolution with the modern influences of the 20th century. The multifaceted culture of Kenya is expressed in different forms, ranging from its people and language, food, music and dance, art, artifacts, theatre and literature to its ethnic values and ethical norms. Combined with other traditions, these forms of expression and lifestyle form an identity that is uniquely Kenyan.