Top Five Reasons to Visit Kenya

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 Top Five Reasons to Visit Kenya

1. Amazing wildlife

You are almost sure to spot some of Kenya’s most common grazing animals, such as buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, deer, impala, and Waterbuck, no matter which park or reserve you visit for Kenya. Although they are ubiquitous, the joy you will derive from viewing them in their natural surroundings should not be underestimated. Most of the parks have lions, tigers, and leopards, but the Mara and Mara Sanctuary has the highest concentration.

The best places to see elephants are Selenkay/Amboseli, Nairobi National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and Lake Nakuru Park. While everyone wants to see the “Big Five” (lion, African leopard, rhinoceros, African elephant, and African buffalo), there are many other lesser known creatures and amazing birdlife that can be seen in the various parks. Aside from the classic safaris, you can take a balloon safari as the sun rises over the Maasai Mara, go for a guided hike, or saddle and explore on horseback.

2. Environmentally friendly hospitality

Nothing compares to the real “Out of Africa” ​​experience. After a day of wildlife watching, safari bathing is a fun experience. The staff will heat the water at your request and supply it to you in a bucket already connected and ready to use. You will quickly discover how to adjust the water supply to meet your requirements! There are no pools or spas in these eco-friendly “bush camps”, but instead there is a team of committed staff from the surrounding communities who work tirelessly to ensure you have the best wildlife experience possible. Early morning tea served to your home, hot water bottles to warm your bed at night, wonderful home-cooked meals served in a cozy ‘mess tent’ all help make your stay more enjoyable.

On the other hand, working with the company would give an opportunity to create jobs in the Burini camps as well as cash from land lease payments. The concept of land showed the community that the wildlife they owned was precious, and that it was possible to preserve and benefit from it by collaborating with the safari company.

All Borini Camps, which are small and intimate safari camps, are managed according to environmentally sound principles. Campsites do not have permanent structures, rely on solar energy for energy, and use unique, long-lasting, eco-friendly charcoal briquettes to heat water. The majority of visitors like it as a chance to unwind from their busy lives and internet habits.

3. Private Institutes

National parks are very popular and provide an affordable vacation alternative, but their popularity comes with a cost. Its popularity has attracted a large number of tourists, who can be seen surrounding the same animals in convoys of pickup trucks. For a more intimate experience, “reserves” have been formed, where the number of visitors is limited and accommodation is provided in small safari camps. Gamewatchers Safaris, a Nairobi-based tour operator, has pioneered the establishment of some of Kenya‘s oldest reserves in areas of the Maasai community.

The Burini Camps, which began in 1998 on property leased from local residents near Amboseli National Park, have been set up to accommodate visitors. Ol Kinyei Conservancy was established in Mara in 2004. Since Kenya’s parks are few compared to the larger ecosystems, they are an integral part of, the bulk of the wildlife lies outside them. These outside buffer lands, which are critical to the parks’ sustainability, are usually used for grazing by local residents.

However, land use has changed rapidly in the past decade. When Gamewatchers Safaris created each reserve, it took them a long time to interact with people and make sure their belongings were not lost. On the other hand, working with the company would give an opportunity to create jobs in the Burini camps as well as cash from land lease payments. The concept of land showed the community that the wildlife they owned was precious, and that it was possible to preserve and benefit from it by collaborating with the safari company.

Early morning tea served to your home, hot water bottles to warm your bed at night, wonderful home-cooked meals served in a cozy ‘mess tent’ all help make your stay more enjoyable.

Consider traveling in the off-season to avoid crowding and price increases. Another migration occurs every year, between January and March, and is one of Kenya’s wildlife best kept secrets. This stunning image features not only the wildebeest traveling north from the Serengeti, but rather an east-west migration from the Loita plains to the Mara, passing through the Ol Kinyei, Naboisho, and Olare Motorogi protected areas.

4. The Great Migration

From July to October, flocks of more than one million wildebeest, zebra and other grazing animals cross the Tanzania-Kenya border into the Masai Mara. Their journey brings them across the Mara River, and people come from all over the world to see them swim across the river banks and then scramble.

Consider traveling in the off-season to avoid crowding and price increases. Another migration occurs every year, between January and March, and is one of Kenya’s wildlife best kept secrets. This stunning image features not only the wildebeest traveling north from the Serengeti, but rather an east-west migration from the Loita plains to the Mara, passing through the Ol Kinyei, Naboisho, and Olare Motorogi protected areas.

5. Beautiful Beaches

After an exciting safari, a few quiet days by the sea are the perfect way to unwind. Many safari parks have direct trips to the coast, or you can take a connecting trip via Nairobi.

Kenya’s coast is long and splendid, with long stretches of pristine sand gradually descending into blue seas. Beautiful coral reefs bring divers to Watamu and Turtle Bay, Diani Beach offers water sports and deep-sea fishing, and Lamu Island is a honeymoon dream. All budgets are catered for with hotels, guest houses and boutique properties. The family owned Water Lovers Beach Resort on Diani Beach is one of my favorites. The Italian founders are passionate about the area and all it has to offer, and the guest rooms have a Mediterranean feel. If you are thinking of going on a safari, I can assure you that Kenya will exceed your expectations.

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