Kenya is well known as a safari destination and the reputation as a great wildlife destination is well deserved. Here you can head out in search for the big 5 in the famous Masai Mara or relax at the beaches by the Indian Ocean.
Attractions on safari in Kenya:
Without doubt the Masai Mara is the must see in Kenya. A safari here lets you see lions, elephants, zebras, buffaloes and much more. If you visit between July and October you can experience the great migration between Masai Mara and Serengeti including huge herds of wildebeests. Seeing them cross the Mara River is both exciting and scary as there are crocodiles hiding in the waters. Besides the animal life you are sure to get wonderful views of nature.
This lake is known for its flamingoes. In the past it was possible to see flocks counting 2 million birds, but even though does days are gone it is still common to see flocks of over 10 000 birds.
This extinct volcano offers trekking possibilities around the lower parts or for the serious mountaineer it is a test to reach the 5 199 meter summit.
Amboseli National Park:
This park is known for its big game, with elephants, lions and cheetahs being the main attractions. The nature of acacia trees and the snow capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background makes it a dream for photographers.
Nairobi National Park:
For anyone who is short of time or just want the experience going to see great wildlife with skyscrapers in the background Nairobi National Park offers a nice experience.
Indian Ocean beaches:
To finish of your safari it is possible to spend some time relaxing on the beach. Nice resorts have been built and besides swimming it is possible to go snorkeling or scuba-diving.