Kenya is by far the most famous safari destination in the world, blessed with diverse and natural beauty. The country ranks 48e the largest country in the world with 580,367 square kilometers. When it comes to safaris in Kenya, this can be done on a self-guided safari or guided safaris. Kenya is known for its fantastic wildlife safaris, bird watching safaris, treks and amazing cultural experiences of the Masai, Samburu, Turkana and other tribes. Kenya includes attractive savannah, riverine forests, the spectacular Great Rift Valley and mountainous highlands.
When it comes to Safaris in Kenya Offered by Bush safaris and troop tours, they are all done in 4×4 jeeps which are classified as modified passenger cars. This gives you a great chance to spot wildlife during game drives in Kenya’s magical wildlife national parks which are home to the big five animals.
With various national parks and reserves, the country offers magical safari experiences to travelers from all over the world. From thrilling wildebeest migrations in the Masai Mara to mesmerizing views of flamingos on Lake Nakuru, heartwarming cultural experiences in Samburu and the legendary herds of elephants in Amboseli, among others. When it comes to adventure travel, Kenya is the perfect destination for it. No wonder it was the first country to introduce the idea of the ‘African Big Five’. And in case you were wondering, the African Big Five include African elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions and leopards. Let’s take a look at the top 5 safari destinations in Kenya that can be visited throughout the year without the hustle and bustle if booked with Bush Troop Safaris & Tours.
Kenya Safari’s Top Five National Parks to Visit
Bush Troop Tours & Safaris organizes game drives to these destinations throughout the year as Kenya safaris can be done anytime. Whether you are on Self Drive Kenya or Guided Kenyan Safari, never miss the opportunity to visit the best national parks recommended below, the minimum number of days is 7 or 8 days in Kenya Safari.
- Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s premier safari destination. It is located in the southwestern region of Kenya, bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Popular for its alluring savannah landscape, the Mara is home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa. Do you want to see big cats, large mammals such as elephants, rhinos and buffaloes etc. The Masai Mara National Reserve will offer you all of this.
The spectacular wildebeest migration is the Mara’s most iconic getaway. Every year, between July and October, millions of grazers dominated mostly by wildebeest cross the Mara River from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park in search of lush green pastures and water. The migration is probably the most exciting sight travelers can experience on a game drive in the reserve. If you are looking for an exquisite safari in Kenya, the Masai Mara should definitely be on your bucket list. Don’t miss the amazing Masai cultural experiences, visit a Masai boma and learn about their culture, traditional dances and maybe their food.
- Lake Nakuru National Park
Welcome to Kenya’s bird paradise. Lake Nakuru National Park is located a few hours from the city of Nairobi in the town of Nakuru. Famous for its flocks of flamingos that congregate by the lake, the park is also home to several other species of birds to make your birding trip memorable. The park offers impressive views of the Rift Valley escarpment, vast Lake Nakuru and the sporadic savannah landscape dotted with Euphorbia trees.
Lake Nakuru National Park is also a sanctuary for white rhinos and endangered black rhinos, Rothschild’s giraffes. More wildlife species that can be spotted in Lake Nakuru National Park include; lions, leopards, impalas, antelopes, bushbucks and baboons. Visit Lake Nakuru National Park and enjoy bird watching, wildlife and sightseeing. Plus, head to the park’s superb campsites and lodges for a comfortable safari stay and delicious cuisine.
The home of elephants, Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s popular safari destinations. Located in southern Kenya, the park is famous for two particular facts. First, the park is home to the largest herds of elephants and second, Amboseli offers the most stunning views of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon. More so, the park includes 5 diverse habitats that often delight tourists. These included; the dry bed of Lake Amboseli, savannah, forests and wetlands with sulfur springs. The park also offers tourists the opportunity to have delightful cultural experiences with the Maasai who reside on the outskirts of the park.
Tsavo National Park is one of Kenya’s oldest national parks located in the semi-arid zone near the town of Voi in Taita-Taveta County in southeastern Kenya. The park covers the largest protected area of approximately 13,747 square kilometers. Decorated with rocky hills, wetlands, dormant volcanoes, bed of igneous rocks and natural springs, the park is commonly referred to as the epitome of wilderness.
The park split in two; Tsavo East which is characterized mainly by savannahs and semi-arid grasslands and the national parks of Tsavo West which is characterized mainly by mountains and wooded savannahs. Tsavo is home to a variety of wildlife species among which include; a range of elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, oryx, gerenuks, lesser kudus, cheetahs, giraffes and vervet monkeys red dust. Visitors to Tsavo National Park will also be impressed by a variety of bird species (about 500 recorded species) that inhabit the park.
Vibrant and dizzying, offering both dizzying urbanity and rural wildlife sanctuaries, Nairobi is a dazzling contradiction and one of East Africa’s largest cities. Ranked among the best things to do in Nairobi, Nairobi National Park, the Giraffe Center and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust offer the chance to spot elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions and more without going on safari. For a dose of culture, head to the National Museum or visit the Bomas of Kenya to learn more about the tribal groups of the region.
Discover two of Kenya’s most famous animals on this tour to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center. Observe animals in a safe and contained environment focused on rehabilitation and conservation. This tour includes all entrance fees and private transport for a hassle-free experience. Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust on a half-day tour of a Nairobi elephant orphanage that is home to adorable baby elephants that were rescued by conservationists. Unlike some tour options that feature a long list of stops, the focus is solely on the Elephant Orphanage. So you’ll have even more time to watch the baby elephant’s bottle and play with its keepers.
Kenya’s first national park, Nairobi National Park is just seven kilometers from the skyscrapers of downtown Nairobi. A haven for wildlife, the park is also a rhino sanctuary, which protects over 50 of these critically endangered creatures. As well as rhinos, you can see lions, gazelles, buffaloes, warthogs, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and ostriches, and over 400 bird species have been recorded in the wetlands. The Nairobi Safari Walk is a popular attraction, offering animal lovers the chance to spot wildlife on foot, and walking trails crisscross the area known as the Hippo Pools.
When it comes to wildlife viewing, Kenya is the best destination to choose for visiting the East African community and in case you want to add Primate safaris on the list, make the extension, Uganda is the top known destination for trekking experiences with gorillas and chimpanzees staying in lodges and luxury hotels in the jungle. Bush Troop Safaris and Tours offers superb Safari experiences throughout the East African region starting in Kenya and cross-border tours to Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania traveling in Safari Land luxury cruisers (7 seater jeeps with open tops for game drives) led by knowledgeable Safari Guides.
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