Reasons for Visiting Kenya

Reasons for Visiting Kenya : Kenya is a country in the Eastern Africa bordering the Indian Ocean and Lake Victoria. Neighboring countries of Kenya includes Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Unique Kenyan physiography, from highlands to glaciers, supports abundant and varied wildlife to scientific value. Kenya is at 580,367 square kilometers (224,081 sq. mi), Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by area, with a population of more than 47.6 million in the 2019 census, and Kenya is the 29th most populous country in the world. Kenya’s capital and largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest, currently second largest city, and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu city is the third-largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centers include Nakuru and Eldorest, as 2020, Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa.

Reasons for visiting Kenya.

Private conservancies.

The National parks in Kenya are such incredible popular and offer an affordable holiday option, but the success comes at a price. Their popularity has resulted in large numbers of the tourists and you may find convoys of mini vans all circling around the same animals. For a more exclusive experiences ‘conservancies’ were established where tourists numbers are controlled with accommodation in small safari camps. The tourists who are the game watchers safaris, a tour operator in Nairobi, was a pioneer in creating some of the first conservancies on Maasai community area in Kenya. Here, they set up Porini camps to accommodate visitors during their tour, starting on land leased from the local people near Amboseli National Park in 1998. This was followed by Ol Kinyei Conservancy in the Mara in 2004 and then Olare Motorogi and Naboisha conservancies, also in the Mara.

Reasons for Visiting Kenya
Maasai People

In Kenya, because the parks are comparatively small in size in relation to get greater ecosystems that they are part of, the majority of wildlife is found outside of the parks. These outer buffer lands, crucial to the parks’ survival, are generally community area for grazing. But in the last decade, land-use has been changing rapidly. With the establishment to each conservancy by the Game watchers safaris, it took a longtime to meet with the community and reassure them that they would not be losing their land. Instead, working with the company would be an opportunity to create employment in their orini camps and provide income from the land lease payments. The conservancy model proved to the community that the wildlife they have is valuable and through a partnership with a safari company it is possible to protect and benefit from it, Reasons for Visiting Kenya.

Incredible Wildlife.

Every park or conservancy you decide to tour in Kenya, you almost guaranteed to see the some of the more common grazing animals in Kenya like the buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, gazelles, impala and waterbuck. Although common, do not underestimate the pleasure you will get from seeing them in their natural habitat. Lions, leopards and cheetahs are present in most parks, but tend to be sotted more in the Mara conservancies, then the elephants are best seen in Selenkay/Amboseli and rhino are often sighted in Nairobi National Park, Ol Pejeta conservancy and Lake Nakuru.

While everyone is keen to see the Big 5 (lions, African leopard, rhinoceros, African elephant, and African buffalo) there are many other less-known animals, and the incredible bird life to be found in the different parks, which can also be exciting to watch. In addition to traditional safari drives you can also enjoy a balloon safari as the sun rises over Maasai Mara and take a walk with a qualified guide up and explore on horseback.

The Great Migration.

From July to October herds of over 2 million wildebeest, zebra and other grazing species move the border from Tanzania and into Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Their journey takes them across the Mara River, and it is their struggle to swim across and then clamber up the riverbanks that attracts tourists from all over the world.

To escape the crowds and higher prices, consider travelling in the low season. One of Kenya’s best-kept wildlife secrets is that another migration takes place each year, between January and March. This spectacle does not involve wildebeest migrating northward from Serengeti but is instead, and east to west migration from the Loita plains to the Mara traversing Ol Kinyei, Naboisho and Olare Motorogi conservancies.

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wildebeest migration

Eco-friendly Accommodation.

For a genuine ‘out of Africa’ experience nothing beats a tented camp, a ‘safari shower’ is a welcome experience after a day of game viewing. Staff will heat water at your request and bring it to you in a bucket that is hooked up all ready to go at your convenience, you soon learn to moderate the water supply to suit your needs, At eco-friendly ‘bush camps’ you won’t find swimming pools or spa facilities, but instead a team of dedicated staff from the local villages who work tirelessly to ensure you have the best wildlife experience. Little touches such as early morning tea delivered to your tent, hot water bottles to warm your bed at night and delicious home cooked food enjoyed in a comfortable ‘mess tents’ all combine to enhance your stay, Reasons for Visiting Kenya.

All the Porini camps, small and intimate safari camps, are run on environmentally sound principles especially designated to have minimum impact. The camps have no permanent structures, use solar power for electricity and heat water with special eco-friendly, sustainable charcoal briquettes. Most of the guests welcome it as a way to detox from everyday life and our lifestyle.

Beautiful Beaches.

After an excitement safari, there is a relaxing few days by the sea is the perfect wind-down, it is possible to fly direct from many of the safari parks to the coast, or you can take a connecting flight through Nairobi. Kenya has an extensive and beautiful coastline with a long stretches of pristine sands leading gently into turquoise waters. At Watamu and Turtle Bay a spectacular coral reef attracts divers, Diani beach offers watersports and deep-sea fishing while the island of Lamu is a honeymooner’s dream. There are hotels, guest houses and boutique properties to suit all budgets. One of the best beaches is the family owned Water Lovers Beach resort on Diani beach.

The guests’ rooms have a Mediterranean touch and the Italian owners are passionate about the area and all that it has to offer. If you are considering the best safari in Africa, I recommend Kenya because it delivers everything you imagined and dreamt.

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