Kenya is one of the major tourist destinations in Africa. Located around the equator, Kenya experiences climates that allow tourists to visit throughout the year. Below is a description of what a safari in Kenya involves:
Things to See
Kenya’s abundant wildlife and diverse activities are the main reasons behind its success as a safari destination. The wildebeest migration is one of nature’s biggest events and, depending on when you travel, you could see this in Kenya. You can also expect encounters with the Big 5 (elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion and rhino) as well as cheetah, hyena, zebra, giraffe, antelope, and warthog among many more. The bird species include thousands of beautiful flamingo, eagle, crane and owl among others.
Kenya has rich cultures, with the most influential being the Maasai, Samburu and Rendile, who all have unique traditions and lifestyles. You can visit villages where local people will delight to show you their traditions and ways of life.
You’ll also find some spectacular natural landscapes including rolling plains, caves, mountains, waterfalls and the beautiful ocean beaches. Sporting activities such as safari rallies, golf and mountain climbing are also available.
Accommodation and Cuisine
On a safari in Kenya your food and drink will generally be included. Your meals are prepared with natural healthy ingredients, by highly trained and experienced chefs who can cater to all kinds of dietary requirements. You might like to try some native food like nyama choma, grilled meats, or githeri, a dish of maize and kidney beans.
Accommodation options include camps, lodges, beach hideaways and larger hotels in the more urban areas. Some offer a rustic, authentic safari experience where you’ll stay in tented, but comfortable accommodation. You’ll be under canvas but with running water, proper beds and lots of space. Others offer enormous, luxurious suites for ultimate lavish experiences. With such a variety of places to stay accommodation can easily be found for any visitors, whether you’re travelling with a young family or as a single traveller.
The country’s diverse wildlife, abundance of activities, fantastic cultures and experience in tourism mean that a safari in Kenya is one of the best experiences available on the African continent.