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Some of the Best Safaris in Kenya

‘Kenya’ is a word that is unmistakably synonymous with safaris. Blessed with a booming population of wildlife and diverse habitats, Kenya is a safari paradise offering a heightened sense of adventure and discovery. Its varied scenery and dramatic landscapes coupled with the sheer diversity of wildlife renders it the perfect destination to explore the wilderness. Don’t be mistaken; the country offers a bucket list of things one can do but exploring the contours of Kenya’s wildlife habitats tops the charts. So, grab hold of a pair of binoculars and witness the overawing splendour of some of the most exquisite creatures in the world.

Tsavo West

Located on the southern coast of Kenya, Tsavo West National Park is one of the finest wildlife watching hubs in the country. The park is a window for spotting the most celebrated animals in Kenya – The Big Five. Catch a glimpse of great herds of elephants, elusive leopards, teeming herds of cape buffalos, the lowly white rhinos and last but not the least, the mighty king of the jungle, the lion. Over and above the encounters with these marvellous creatures, the safari package provides guests with the opportunity to camp out in the wilderness. There is no better way to bask in the beauty of the tranquil rift valley while the gradient hues of the sunset radiate through the massive Kilimanjaro hills.

Masai Mara

Submerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Masai Mara National Park. Set amidst a canvas of serene beauty, Masai Mara promises an action-packed 3-day, dream safari adventure. A drive through this world-famous game reserve offers panoramic views of the Rift Valley escarpment and the Naroko town. But the crème de la crème of the package involves delving into the pristine wilderness where you will come across some of the most exquisite wildlife. It is surely a scenic wildlife treat. To top it all off, the captivating, award winning sunsets are unbeatable.

Samburu

With over 200,000 acres of rugged beauty and untamed wilderness, the Samburu National Park is strategically designed to maximise your wildlife experience. You can spend the entire day exploring indigenous wildlife including the reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk, Somali ostrich, pun cake tortoise and many more. The vast plains of the savannahs are also home to some of the most exquisite species of birds making it a bird watcher’s paradise. Furthermore, the marshy river bustles with activity from its huge population of the Nile crocodile. All in all, the rather rustic atmosphere will reward you with stunning vistas of the spirit of Africa.

Amboseli

Situated at the foot of the snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is the ideal location for adrenaline pumping safari experiences. Throngs of visitors head out here every year to catch a glimpse of its signature attraction – herds of big tusked elephants. But the diverse landscapes here make it home to a multitude of wildlife species. Visitors can expect to get a view of leopards, mongooses, gazelles, cheetahs, giraffes and many more exquisite species. An optional visit to the traditional Masai village, where you can have lively encounters with the locals, is also recommended and available.

Hells Gate

Whisk away to an exclusive 3-day safari amidst unfailing natural wonders. Famous for its sightings of wildebeests, Hell’s Gate National Park boasts of unparalleled views of the serene waters of Lake Naivasha and the twin Longonot and Suswa volcanoes. Apart from its jaw dropping natural scenery, the reserve attracts multitude of tourists owing to its diverse wildlife population. In addition to the traditional trekking trails and jeep safaris, the reserve also provides an opportunity to hop on to bikes and traverse across the vast plains and marshy lands. For all those adventure enthusiasts, it is a thrilling experience.

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