Known to be a birthplace of Safari travel, Kenya is a world-famous inhabiting place for cheetahs, buffalos, lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, etc. There are numerous Kenya safari packages offering exciting experiences, including wildebeest migration against the breathtaking backdrop of Kilimanjaro, bush safari, camping in the national park region, game viewing, and staying in exotic safari lodges, among others. You can also add gorilla-trekking in Uganda or Rwanda along with the tropical beach holiday to your travel list while planning a dream tour to the Kenya jungle safari.
June to October is an ideal time to plan a Kenyan safari. During this time of the year, the weather is dry. So you can spend as much time as you desire in exploring the best of the safari rides. If you are a true wildlife wizard, then you would never want to give a miss to this adventurous journey. But, before you plan a Kenya safari, it is essential to research and understand what various safari destinations have in store for you.
1. The Masai Mara National Reserve
Located in the southwest of Kenya, The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most visited game reserves in the African continent by tourists across the globe. When you browse for the best Kenya jungle safari packages, this one is sure to come up in the top search results. This place is known to provide the best of Savannah. The Big 5 animals including African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros are a magnificent sight to see in their natural habitat. Don’t be surprised if you get the ‘Madagascar’ vibe!
Other than these, topi, impala, zebra, giraffe, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, buffalo, cheetah, Coke’s hartebeest, Defassa waterbuck, etc. are some of the animals you are sure to spot in Masai Mara National Reserve. All in all, a visit to The Masai Mara National Reserve is a great experience in itself.
Key Attractions: Night safari, balloon safari, Mara Triangle, bush camping, Mara ecosystem, and Wildebeest annual migration
2. The Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks
Considered to be among the oldest national parks, The Tsavo East as well as the Tsavo West National Park is a must-visit on your Kenya Safari. From mesmerizing scenic beauty to peaceful bushes in the surrounding, here you will find the silence you have been longing for in order to be in sync with the fervour of wildlife adventures. If you are planning a visit during the months of October to January, brace yourself for an amusing bird watching session. Witnessing a herd of migratory birds is sure to be one of the most amusing experiences on your Kenya Safari.
Key Attractions: Rock climbing, Mzima Springs, bird watching, rock climbing
3. Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park brings to you the best of springs and weary grounds. The beautiful diversity of the region is delightful on many levels. Don’t be surprised if a herd of elephants crosses your path on your Kenya wildlife safari tour. There are numerous safari tours organized in this region. Don’t miss to meet the warm and welcoming Masai Mara locals during your visit to know a little more about the region.
If all this wasn’t enough, you also have the enthralling views of Mount Kilimanjaro that are sure to leave you stunned. You can take out your camera and capture the visual treat for many more years to look back upon and cherish.
Key Attractions: Big 5, local Massai culture, swamps and elephants, panoramic views of the Observation Hill
4. Mount Kenya National Park
If adventure is what your heart craves for, then don’t miss to add Mount Kenya National Park on your list. You can even book a Kenya safari package from India! You will find Mount Kenya in the background; no points for guessing that this 5199-metre mammoth is a popular attraction among tourists. Afro-alpine flora, the stunning ecology of the national park, and glacier-clad peaks are some of the highlights you will get to witness here. With the lively experiences on offer, you are sure to have thrilling tales to boast about.
Key Attractions: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, migration of elephants, Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve
5. Lake Nakuru National Park
Remember the herd of stunning flamingoes we see on TV?! It’s time to experience this dreamlike phenomenon in person. Make sure to visit this bird’s paradise during your Kenya jungle safari. Lake Nakuru is one of the most loved places by tourists for all the obvious reasons. The sight of birds adorning the park is a visual treat to behold. You have flamingoes and endemic wildlife breeds, and around 550 plant species, all of which makes it an interesting proposition on your Kenya jungle safari. Also, do not miss to add appealing yellow acacia woodlands and landscapes on your list.
Key Attractions: Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site, Enasoit, Rhino Event (conducted in the month of September), Hill Lion Ridge
With many cost-effective Kenya tour packages available online, make it about ‘when to visit’ instead of ‘should I visit?’ If you yearn to feel alive, then a safari in Kenya fits the bill perfectly!