Mount Kenya, with its snow-capped peaks 5,199 m. high, is Kenya´s highest mountain and certainly one of the most beautiful mountains anywhere. Its slopes are covered with rich deciduous and bamboo forests and open high altitude moorland just below the glaciers and snowfields. Wildlife resident within the forest includes elephant, buffalo and even lion, with several species of antelope and other smaller animals
Few lakes have a more commanding or lovely setting than Lake Naivasha, the highest and purest of the Rift Valley lakes.Ornithological paradise and home for hippopotamus it is surrounded by Mount Longonot, a extinct volcano of 2,777 m of altitude which shades the lake in misty blues and purples. At Hell´s Gate gorge with its steam jets, and Fischer´s Tower a pinnacle of soaring rock, game abounds and the rarest of Kenya´s birds of prey, the Lammergeyer nest.
Rugged and remote, with the same faunal structure, these wildlife reserves, with a total area of 428 sq. km, lie just within the fascinating semi-desert Northern Frontier District of Kenya.
The tranquil Uaso Nyiro River, flowing through Shaba and Samburu, attract a wide number of rare wildlife and provides a natural habitat for crocodile. Long necked gerenuk, Grevy´s zebra and reticulated giraffe are species not found in the less arid areas to the south. Elephant seek solace and contentment in the shallow waters of this wide sauntering river, fringed with acacia, down palms and tamarind, which together with Buffalo Springs, support a large variety of african mammals, cheetah and leopard being particularly well represented. Doves and guinea fowl abound and the giant Martial Eagle perched on some high vantage point.
The past volcanic intensity of the area is demonstrated by the formidable lava flow at the southern end of Shaba (its name comes from a cone of volcanic rock).
With a magnificent background of jagged, purple mountains, a safari in these small gems in the wildlife wilderness, will provide some of the best and most colorful gameviewing in the country.
Situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, with an area of 1,812 sq. km, limited to the East by the Talek river and Loita plains, Masai Mara, Kenya´s leading Game Reserve, lies on the border between Kenya and Tanzania and is the northern extension to the renowned Serengeti plain.
A reserve of breathless vistas, a panorama of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the Mara River, concentrating in its proximities permanent populations of wildlife: this is lion, leopard, cheetah and elephant country, with buffalo lurking in the forest and a superb abundance of plains game: zebras, Thompson and Grant gazelles, topis … But all this richness is secondary to the Mara main attraction: the annual migration, which takes place between July and September. Over a million wildebeest, more than two hundred thousand zebra with their attendant predators cross the Mara River and spread across the plains in a seemingly endless procession.
One of the world’s most delightful creature natural surroundings delegated by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak , the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most prevalent parks. The name Amboseli originates from a Maasai word signifying “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view extensive groups of elephants very close, as indicated by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).
Nature mates can investigate five unique territories here running from the went away bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, the savannah and forests. They can likewise visit neighborhood Maasai groups who live around the recreation center and experience their bona fide society.
Amusement drives are the foundation of most safaris, with the thought being to spend whatever number hours as could be expected under the circumstances in the hedge looking for anything intriguing. The diversion drive is normally early morning to mid-morning and late evening, with a break right off the bat for breakfast, and another amidst the day for lunch. Night drives are likewise an amazing approach to see nighttime creatures, despite the fact that they are not allowed as no one ought to be out in the recreation center at 6.30pm
Park exercises at Amboseli incorporate fledgling watching, outdoors, diversion review, and untamed life photography. Here, guests brag of having recognized Africa’s acclaimed Big Five (lion, African elephant, bison, panther and rhinoceros), yet the panther is constantly hard to spot.
In the event that you need sumptuous solace while investigating Amboseli, the main test for you is picking one from the numerous extravagant lodgings in the recreation center, some tucked into the fields of the recreation center with the grand Kilimanjaro out of sight.
Numerous cabins in Amboseli have extraordinarily appealing bundles for various occasions: you can without much of a stretch discover a couple’s getaway bundle or a family occasion. Mainstream lodges in Amboseli incorporate Amboseli Serena Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge and Sentrim Lodge. There are likewise various hotels and moderate visitor houses simply outside the recreation center.
KWS additionally offers campgrounds and bandas in the vast majority of the parks, for example, the Amboseli Campsite. It has a few canvas tents, guaranteeing a selective wild affair. Adjacent are Chui and Simba cabins.
Guests can take either the primary street from Nairobi by means of Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate or from Nairobi by means of Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. The recreation center likewise has an airstrip.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village. The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African wildlife because the vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months. Amboseli National Park is home to many species, including the African elephant, cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenyan birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.