Kenya was the original birthplace of safari holidays, a diverse destination offering seriously good games and great beaches. Home to the Maasai Mara, and the stunning Laikipia Plateau, this is undoubtedly one of Africa's top safari destinations.
Amboseli has a lot to recommend it as a safari destination, not least its reputation as the best place in Africa for getting up close to free-range elephants! Neighbouring this park, is Chyulu Hills National Park, dividing the plains of Amboseli and Tsavo National Park. The Hills comprise a mountain range topped with hundreds of volcano cones. It is still considered an active volcano site, although the last eruptions occurred in 1856. With terrain that includes highland forest and woodland savanna, Chyulu Hills provides dwelling for a host of wildlife!
Laikipia is the fifteenth largest of Kenya's 47 counties, totalling some 8,696 sqkm.It is located on the Equator and within the country's former Rift Valley Province. The Great Rift Valley is situated to the south-west of the region- while majestic Mount Kenya resides in the south-east. Laikipia has been gaining in popularity as a safari destination for many years!
Made up of the former Lewa and Borana wildlife conservancies, this part of Kenya is well worth visiting! An exciting variety of activities is available, showcasing the area's wealth of wildlife. The Lewa-Borana region made headlines in 2014, with the decision to remove the fence that had formed a boundary between the Lewa and Borana wildlife conservancies.The resulting area is the largest rhino sanctuary in Kenya, a must-visit for rhino fans! Initially known as the Lewa-Borana Wildlife Conservancy, it's now termed the Lewa-Borana Landscape. Guests can enjoy conservation activities involving the hefty herbivores,as well as heading out on traditional big game safaris via guided game drives and walks.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a must-see for anyone visiting Kenya! This beautiful reserve offers safari experiences for first-timers and old hands alike. It comprises 1,500 sq. km of seemingly endless plains of short sweet grasses, ample feeding for the region's plentiful herbivores. Two rivers,the Mara and the Talek,race through the reserve, providing sustenance for a wide range of wildlife. And the Mara,of course, is host to the most spectacular sights of the world-famous Great Migration.