Kenya tours and safaris are an excellent way to kick off your East African safaris. African Safaris are said to have began in Kenya as the word safari itself mean Journey in local Swahili dialect. Tours to Kenya include every thing from wildlife safari tours, birding, mount climbing, nature walks and cultural visits. Kenya safari packages blend all these and will add on your ideal hotel or accommodation and local transfers.
The ideal way to discover the numerous park and wildlife in Kenya would be to consult and make arrangements with Kenya tour operators. There are lots of choices, from Masaai Mara safaris to Nairobi forest bird watching, relying on your interest, time frame and spending budget. Safari tours of Kenya really are a popular way to check out the wilderness and parks of Kenya. A visit to Masaai Mara National Park is often a must if you expect to set eyes on the big cats such as lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and cheetahs, other animals include reticulated giraffe, gazelle and wildebeest. July is the peak safari season in Kenya as many tourists fly in for the annual wildebeest migration as the grunting sea of animals crosses the Mara River into the lush green plains in the south, something you don’t want to miss- a seven wonder of the world!
Kenya tours and safaris are experienced in different ways. One sure way to tour like royalty is on a Hot air balloon safari that glides silently over Masaai Mara National park giving tourists a bird’s view over the wildlife, the vast savanna and the river cascading into the plains below. If you think wildlife safaris are all Kenya has, think twice. Bird watching in Kenya is organized for both birding fans and those guests that love nature walk. Lake Naivasha never disappoints- the pink flamingoes here camouflage the lake into a pink water mass, also find pelicans, king fishers, sunbirds, northern endemics and several migrant birds that arrive during the Euro-Asia winter season. Kenya tour operators and safari companies will probably be able to give you particulars of the best time for you to go birding within the different game parks and reserves, or to look at wildlife during a safari.
One particular of the Kenya safari highlights is adventure hiking and climbing to the snow peaks on Mt. Kenya. Mt. Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa standing at 5199m with striking snow and glaciated peaks. You don’t have to be a professional climber to reach the peak of this beautiful volcano. Lenana peak is the third highest and most visited peak with no technical skills required to find your way to it. The slopes are gleaming in giant heath and lobelia that blooms in the dry season, chirping sunbirds and Sykes monkeys.
The coast of Kenya and its nearby islands are good destinations for diving into the spectacular corals filled with vast marine life while swimming and honeymoon holidays are an option on Mombasa holidays. Other scenic islands and attractions at the coast include Lamu islands, Fort Jesus in Mombasa and Tana River a popular sport for white water rafting in Kenya,
Kenya is home to close to 70 different tribes and foreign peoples like Indians all living in harmony. Cultural visits to the different tribes give you a chance to interact with many of these different peoples, get to know their lifestyles and savor their warmth and friendliness. The Masaai are the most popular tribes. As herdsmen, they are also everywhere in Kenya. You’ll meet some of them in Nairobi city clad in their red shukhas. Other tribes include the Samburu, Luo, kikuyu and the Kamba. Kenya really feels like home
Kenya accommodation is available in the standards and quality that best suits your needs. Kenya is home to a lot of beautiful coastal beaches, resorts, and spas, which includes the Lake Naivasha Country Club along with the Aberdare Country Club. In the parks and game reserves you have the options of luxury accommodations, standard and budget campsites. Luxury safari lodges and tented camps are something that Kenya safaris pride in. Examples of these include Mara Serena Safari lodge, Mara Simba lodge, Sarova Salt Lick lodge and the Crystal Bay Resort among others.
Budget accommodation is also available from campsites, rustic thatched chalets and cottages, all with public toilets and running water facilities. Usually in the parks and reserves the options for cheap accommodations are very limited. Booking in advance is recommended in periods of peak tourist traffic in July up to February.