Wildlife & safari
- The wonders of the Kenyan Parks are world-renowned with an enormous variety of wildlife set to a breath-taking backdrop. Encountering the ‘Big Five’ up close is mesmerising but this really is just the beginning.
- Perfectly schedule your trip to coincide with the spectacle of the great migration of wildebeest and zebra, pay a visit to the endangered Rhino at Ol Pajeta in the forests of Laikipia, or view elephant and buffalo on the tribal lands of the Samburu and West Tsavo of Kenya.
- Get close to the action and take a game drive at the Masai Mara and Nairobi National Park. This allows you time to explore tracks and shrubs you might otherwise have missed. Nothing is as exhilarating as an exchange of glances with a lion, with nothing between you but thin air.
One of the most famous safari destinations in the world, the Masai Mara has the classic African landscape of endless plains studded with lone acacia trees. Whether you hope to see the Big Five, big cats or The Great Migration, the Masai Mara has all the ingredients to make a wonderful safari destination for first-timers, families and safari veterans alike. The Masai Mara National Reserve is part of the Serengeti-Mara eco-system and the reliable rainfall, along with abundant vegetation, supports a whole host of wildlife. You can expect to see antelope, gazelle, giraffe and zebra grazing the plains while being watched over by the many predators they attract. The Big Five are all here, big cat sightings are particularly impressive and the two rivers, the Mara and the Talek are home to both herds of hippo and basks of crocodile. Bird lovers are also well catered for with over 450 species, from the flightless ostrich to over 50 varieties of birds of prey. If you visit between July and September you may even get to see the dramatic spectacle of The Great Migration, as over a million wildebeest move anxiously across the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania to the Masai Mara, in search of food and water. Those that do make it across the fast-flowing crocodile-infested Mara River must still navigate through the scores of hungry cats prowling on the opposite bank. Widely touted as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, you can enjoy a ringside seat at this unmissable event.
Kenya and Africa at large are blessed with the Indian Ocean which is truly beautiful, the coastline has wealth of fine beaches, with endless options whether you want to simply relax on soft sands or try your hand at a range of exciting water sports.
For those looking for an island paradise, Malindi and Lamu are fine additions to any Kenya itinerary. They are particularly good for relaxing after an action-packed safari. Both islands are havens for honeymooners and families alike, with sandy white beaches, sand-rimmed lagoons, and all-encompassing luxury resorts. For those more active, there are jungle trails, bird sanctuaries and tropical waters that are a playground for divers.
Although better known for its excellent safaris and the wildlife strewn Masai Mara, Kenya’s beaches are superb and should not be overlooked. Diani beach and Msambweni beach in Mombasa are amongst the finest along the coastline, the perfect spot to relax or enjoy snorkelling, kite surfing and watching migrating whale sharks.
Mountains in Kenya
Situated to the north of Mount Kenya, Mount Longonot, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elgon are excellent locations for a walking safari with a host of unusual animals to encounter. These include Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk, as well as a healthy leopard and lion population. On top of this, most breath-taking scenery in the area with spectacular views across the rocky landscape and the escarpment at the Great Rift Valley – Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, Africa. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1860s. Its name is derived from the Maasai word Oloonong’ot, meaning “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges
The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya’s rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya’s Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art. Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events. Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.
Kenya lakes & rivers
15 Lakes In Kenya You Need To Visit. Apart from its rich and abundant wildlife and sandy beaches, Kenya is blessed with a number of exotic lakes.
Eight of these make up the main lakes in the Kenyan Rift Valley. From north to south, the names of these lakes are Lake Turkana, Lake Logipi, Lake Baringo, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Lake Elmenteita, Lake Naivasha, and Lake Magadi Of those eight, only Lakes Baringo and Naivasha are freshwater.
Lake Victoria, also called Victoria Nyanza, the largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya. Its area is 26,828 square miles (69,484 square km). … Its greatest length from north to south is 210 miles (337 km), its greatest breadth 150 miles (240 km).