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The boundless wilderness and big game of this region has long attracted adventure seekers from all over the globe. No other African country can boast such an incredible range of landscapes, unique geographical features and species.

Kenya offers the visitor a chance to experience a natural world unchanged by the passage of time. The Kenyan wilderness is home to an endless array of ecosystems, the staging ground for natural cycles of life, death and regeneration as old as the planet itself.

This great range of natural habitats means that there is plenty to explore, and plenty of species to encounter.

This is a land of endless potential for the wildlife enthusiast. From great migratory herds of the open Savannah to an incredible abundance of bird life, from the depths of a tropical rain forest to the depths of the Indian Ocean teeming with fish, this a world of natural wonders.

A safari into the wilds of Kenya is a journey into nature at its purest. Everywhere you look there is a profusion of life…

Take a Wildlife safari through Kenya’s....

Masai Mara
ImageThe Mara is the home of the ancient African warriors, the Maasai. With the adjoining Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the south, they make the home to a huge population of elephant, hippo, buffalo, giraffe, gazelle and impala. Predators are plentiful especially the cheetah, crocodile, leopard lion. Bird life is abundant with 450 species having been recorded.

A grand spectacle to be seen at least once in a lifetime is the annual migration of the wildebeest. More than 1/2 a million wildebeest march to Maasai Mara from the Serengeti in July, forming a single column extending tens of kilometres, where they remain till October when they begin to trek southbound, back to the Serengeti. Among the wildlife sanctuaries of the world Maasai Mara is considered by many a visitor to be the most picturesque. Balloon safaris are one of the unique features of the Mara giving the traveller an everlasting memory of this great country.

Tsavo National Park
ImageLions Of TsavoThis is the largest National Park in Kenya at 21,000 sq km. It lies in the southern part of the country and is bisected by the Nairobi-Mombasa rail and road link. The East, comprising of vast plains of scrubland, is the most unspoilt due to its general inaccessibility.

The Aruba Dam and Mudanda Rocks are only some of the natural attactions of this area. Tsavo West has good access roads and its environment is well-watered with volcanic soil supporting a vast quantity and diversity of plant and animal life. Here, the main attraction is the Mzima Springs, a favourite haunt for hippo and crocodile, with an under-water viewing chamber

Amboseli Game Reserve
Located Southeast of Kenya, the Amboseli National Park lies against the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro (5896m), the highest mountain in Africa. Some 55 species of animals roam this land including the lion, cheetah, leopard, impala, buffalo and black rhino.

It has one of the largest populations of elephant in the region with average herds of 50 to 100 animals.

Samburu Game Reserve
These game sanctuaries lie in a semi-arid area where river Uaso Nyiro maintains the life cycle. This river attracts rare species exclusive to the region - the long necked gerenuk, grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe and beisa oryx.

Also found in the area is the elephant, leopard, lion, and more than 350 species of bird life including the Somali ostrich. Shaba is famous as the former home of Joy and George Adamson who reared lions and returned them to the wild (the subject of Born Free, a book and film).

This is unquestionably the "greatest ornithological spectacle on earth" with a congregation of an estimated 2 million flamingos and over 400 other bird species. There is also a variety of wildlife including the water buck, reedbuck, zebra, impala, gazelle, lion, leopard, buffalo and the white and black rhino.

Mount Kenya sits a stride from the equator and Mt Kenya. The Mountain is a challenge to climbers. It’s summit reaches 5199m above the sea level comprises of afro- alpine moorlands. It's three peaks well covered with glacier. The peaks are Lenana (4986 m), Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m). Point Lenana can be reached during the dry seasons Dec-Mar and Jul- Sep, weather holding and precautions taken to avoid mountain sickness. Experienced climbers could attempt the rest of the peaks.

Below all this the moorland supports plenty of wildlife including the elephant, buffalo, rhino, bongo, duiker, suni, giant forest hog and warthog. The mountain is also the source to numerous rivers making it a great fishing and a white water rafting area.

Aberdare National Park
Lies in the Aberdare Mountain ranges, 10km from Nyeri town, the burial place of the Boy Scout movement's founder Lord Baden-Powell. The vegetation here is mountain rain forest, moorlands and thick bamboo forest and sub alpine plants. The park has numerous streams and rivers that cascade into beautiful waterfalls.

Wildlife compromise of the buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion, serval cat, leopard, eland, giant forest hog, red duiker, bushbuck, colobus and sykes monkey.

Nairobi National Park
Only 15 km from Nairobi City centre this is the smallest and oldest of the Kenya's parks. The park's vegetation comprises mostly of open grass lands that support herds of plains game including wildebeest, hartebeest, impala eland, zebra, grant's and thomson's gazelle. Hippos could be seen at the seasonal swamps and occasionally lions and cheetahs.

On the main gate on Langata road, there lies the animal orphanage where the young and sick animals are nursed in wired enclosure before returning to the wild.

 
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