It is pretty obvious that Kenya offers unrivalled travel opportunities – it provides the chance for both leisure, and business travelers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that we’ll remember forever. Below are some of our top five highly recommended wildlife experience for you to have this year; 2021.
1. Experience The Flaming Waters, Lake Bogoria
Enjoy thousands of flamingos – in ideal conditions, up to two million – routinely gather in the shallows of Lake Bogoria. Viewed from the soda-encrusted shore, it’s a compelling spectacle as several hundred might rise above the general squawk and chatter to reveal, in flight, harmony of bright pink, black –fringed underwings The full scale of the phenomenon is apparent from the surrounding cliffs, the individual birds blending into a shimmering pink band that separated the alkaline water from its bleached rim.
2. Witness The Great Wildebeest Migration
There are some special National Parks and Reserves in Africa….and then there’s the Masai Mara. Just the name quickens your pulse. But why? Is it simply the wildlife? The light? The promise of a safari-spectacular? Or a combination of all three? Absolutely all of the mentioned experiences makes Masai Mara a special place, but one thing that makes it stand out above all is the Great Wildebeest migration. It is one of the most impressive natural events worldwide, involving an immensity of herbivores some 1, 300, 000wildebeest, 360, 000 Thompson’s gazelles, and 191, 000 zebras and you to experience to understand the feeling.
3. Mzima Springs, Tsavo West
The clear stream at Mzima Springs in Tsavo West forms two large palm-shaded pools, connected by rapids. Crocodiles patrol the lower one; the upper is a hippo wallow, where an underwater viewing chamber has been built where you’ll have a first view of hippos ‘below the surface antics.
4. Enjoy Elephants, Amboseli National Park
Although the number of elephants at Amboseli are not as big as in some other parks in Africa, the openness of the savannah at this park and the relative safety that these precious pachyderms have enjoyed for years, mean that that they are relatively approachable than anywhere else in Africa. Watch as these huge creatures amble through the African bush and gather in large numbers around the waterhole, or stay at one of the lodges in the park and view them from your room balcony.
5. Feed the Giraffes, Giraffe Centre, Kenya
If you’re only in Nairobi for a short while and a safari is out of the question, then a visit to the Giraffe center (in the suburb of Karen, 10 km from city Centre) is an experience that you ought to have. Here, there’s a platform for feeding which enables you to take a few ‘close up’ snaps. There’s also the Nairobi national park, a protected area closer to the city where giraffes, impalas, zebras and rhino graze against a dramatic skyscraper backdrop in the distance. It’s a surreal experience to say the least.
Cheers & Stay Safe!