Kenya Wildlife safari and Wildbeest Migration

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For many people in western world, Kenya simply means lifetime safaris. Kenya is blessed with amazing landscapes,  wildlife in their natural habitat, a tropical coastline on Indian Ocean and a good portion of Lake Victoria.

Kenya Wildlife Safari

Kenya has been associated with wildlife safaris for many years and there is still nothing more famous about Kenya than going on a safari in one of Kenya national parks and reserves located throughout the country and catch a glimpse of the african Big 5 in their natural habitat. The most famous wildlife viewing sanctuaries in Kenya being Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and Tsavo East.

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Maasai Mara, Wildebeest Migration

The Masai Mara is gifted with the great wildebeest migration from Serengeti each year; it’s the world’s best amazing adventure. The best time to catch a glimpse of these wildebeest is from July to October. The anticipation of rain along with the grassland in the north attracts more than 1.3 million wildebeest into one group of a huge herd. They transverse the border into Mara, creating a thrilling entrance in a heaving line that extends from one corner to another.

When they get to Mara River, they make one huge group along the riverbanks prior to getting into the water. At this moment you will catch a glance of how they fight with the waiting crocodiles. It is a lifetime experience to witness this event and the abundance of wildlife and the remoteness of the reserve implants memories that no money can buy.

Nairobi National Park

If there was only one thing (there are many) that makes a kenya safari so special and more enjoyable than any safari in Africa, then it would be the Nairobi National Park.

A giraffe in National Park with Nairobi City's skyline in the background.

Nairobi National Park is Kenya’s oldest national park and the first to be established in East Africa in 1946. It is located at less than 10 kilometres from the city centre with only a fence separating the park from Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

The park is home to over 80 different species of animals and over 400 bird species. It lays on 117 square kilometres with rich vegetation, water sources and breathtaking landscapes. Wildlife of all kind can be spotted in this amazing city park including giraffes, leopards, zebras, buffalo, antelope, lions, cheetah and rhino. The Nairobi Safari Walk right on the park's entrance  is a major attraction to the Nairobi National Park as it offers a rare on-foot experience and a chance to view different animals in their natural habitat.

 

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