Tours&Safaris

Tours&Safaris

# Our safari will give you the ultimate best of what Kenya has to offer in terms of wildlife safaris. The three parks  are unique in the horn of africa. Starting with the Samburu Game reserve located in the north has the unique species to its habitat, mainly known as the special five.


Masai Mara National Reserve is  the most popular safari destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open maasai grassland.

Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. During the winter this is the best destination to visit.

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Masai cultural young men

The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, several, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra.

During the migration (July to November)

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On Start of Mara migration

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Mara migration heads

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More game closing Mara river


 Nakuru national park.

The Park has Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. The surface of the Lake Nakuru occupies about a third of the

 

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lake-Nakuru flamingoes

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park. It supports a dense bloom of the blue-green Cyanophyte Spirulina platensis from

 

 

 Buffalos of lake-Nakuru

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Buffalos of lake-Nakuru

which it derives its colour and is a food source for flamingos.

During peak season over millions of flamingos and Pelicans congregate on the lake

 

 


Amboseli

Amboseli Jumbos

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Amboseli Jumbos

Amboseli lies immediately north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem.

Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. It is surrounded by six communally owned group ranches.

The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry.

Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty – and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.


Buffalo springs an Shaba

The arid and semi-arid zones district sits as a divide between the populous agricultural highlands of the Mt. Kenya region and acts as a gateway into the vast lowlands of North Kenya inhabited by various nomadic

pastoralist communities where wildlife and livestock freely co-exist.

Together with the adjacent Samburu, and divided by the river Ewaso Nyiro, the three reserves form a very popular tourist destination because of the diverse wildlife populations they support.

Unlike other wildlife areas in Kenya’s northern tourist circuit, the reserves, which are popularly known as the Samburu Ecosystem, sustain free ranging wildlife species both within the three reserves as well as far into community lands.


The Aberdares

are the third highest range of mountains in Kenya, reaching a summit of just over 4000m. This massive range is well known for its thick salient forests, and their prolific game.

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Aberdare monkeys

These high altitude forests are broken by moorlands and plains, and through the abundant tree cover there are sensational views of the Rift Valley and the peak of Mt Kenya.

The forest is a hidden world of wildlife. The thick vegetation provides perfect cover for countless species.

Very large herds of Elephant and Buffalo move almost silently through the undergrowth, while overhead noisome birds and colobus monkeys dominate the canopy.

At night the forest comes alive, the cries of hyrax and the distinctive rasping growl of leopard echoing among the trees. The Aberdares has two ‘Tree Hotels’, unique safari lodges set high in the canopy above waterholes and natural salt licks.

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Thomson Falls

Night sees an unending procession of game emerge from the forests to visit these clearings.

This is an ideal opportunity for guests to unobtrusively observe game at length. A night in the Aberdares is unforgettable. Elephant herds surround the waterholes, drink and then fade way into the forest.

Buffalo bulls fight over territory in spectacular battles. Sleek Genet cats descend from the trees and slip through halls of the lodge. the Occasionally a Rhino or the elusive Bongo antelope appear and visit the waterhole.

The Aberdares can also be explored by vehicle, or on foot. There are trekking trails throughout the forests, and across the moorlands. A few days spent here is one of Kenya’s best forest treks.

The foothills of the Aberdares are ideal for exploring on horseback and there are crystal clear mountain streams that abound with Trout. The Aberdares are a great place for waterfalls.

There are a series of spectacular falls along the range, and at Nyahururu, Thompson’s Falls have became a popular rest stop for travellers.

Getting Around – Main road access to the Aberdares is via Mweiga or Nyeri, both easily accessed from Nairobi by bus/matatu or private transport.

You’ll need your own transport, or to be part of a safari, to get to the forest. Many trekking companies can organize transfers from Nairobi to Mt Kenya. The forest lodges also have daily transfers.

There are good roads within the park, though 4WD is needed during rain. The lodges and hotels here organize game drives. There are hiking trails through the Aberdares. A ranger guide is compulsory.