Top safari activities to adventure in Kenya : Kenya is a safari destination which provides astounding natural beauty, soul-stirring cultural encounters, sensational game viewing and, of course, the exhilarating spectacle of the Wildebeest Migration. It seems sense that safari tourism originated there.
A Kenya safari won’t let you down, with highlights include witnessing the massive herds of wildebeest in the Maasai Mara, the fabled elephant herds of Amboseli against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, and cultural interactions with the Maasai people. Furthermore, you may easily combine our safari excursions in Kenya with gorilla trekking experiences in Uganda or Rwanda, or even a tropical beach vacation with a view of the warm Indian Ocean’s turquoise seas and fluttering palm trees.
Spot the big Five in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
For most wildlife enthusiasts, seeing the Big Five on a Maasai Mari safari is the ultimate goal. The word “Big Five” was first used by big-game hunters to describe the five species of African great game elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros that are thought to be the hardest and most hazardous to kill from foot. You will be in a fortunate place and need patience to go on a safari, but there are lots of other cute species to keep you busy.
Maasai Mara Safari by Hot Air Balloon.
Take out for an exciting hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara grasslands starting at sunrise. Viewing a safari from above offers a whole other viewpoint, as you can observe vulture nests from treetops and hyenas lurking in the undergrowth, patiently waiting for their next meal. Furthermore, it’s an experience of a lifetime to be able to glide through the air at daybreak and float around in the sky.
After an hour-long hot air balloon ride, you arrive at a savannah improvised camp to be met with a champagne brunch. How idealistic a way to begin the day.
The Great Migration, often known as the “Greatest Show on Earth,” is a phenomena that occurs naturally as wildebeest migrate from July to October while on safari. In search of new pastures, almost 1.5 million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of zebras, elands, and gazelles travel great distances.
Hike around Mount Longonot.
At 2780 metres above sea level and around 60 kilometres from Nairobi, Mount Longonot is a dormant stratovolcano whose last known eruption is believed to have occurred in 1863. The Maasai term Oloonong’ot, which means “mountains of many spurs” or “steep ridges,” is the source of the volcano’s name. A panoramic picture of Kenya’s Mount Longonot crater. The climb to the crater rim begins at around 3 kilometres, but it’s rather steep, so fitness levels will need to be high. The youngsters in your neighborhood will undoubtedly be flying past you in their uniforms every day, so don’t worry about it. The vistas are breathtaking, and the 7km around the rim is an up-and-down journey. You get a view into the crater below, where a towering, thick forestation is home to warthogs and leopards. The trek lasted five to six hours and covered around 13 miles in total.
Watch wildlife on a Boat Tour of Lake Naivasha.
The early morning wake-up was worth it to take a boat tour on the serene freshwater Lake Naivasha. You will see paras, waterbucks, wildebeest, and families of submerged hippos, and we watched a mother and young giraffe go across the lake during the boat cruise. You will see the vast array of birds that may be seen in the trees or at the water’s edge, including the African spoonbill and black herons.
The lake is not only incredibly gorgeous, but it is also well-known for being the former residence of Born Free author Joy Adamson. Additionally, the rangers inform us that the animals in the lake were brought there specifically for the filming of the Out of Africa, which explains why there are no predators among them.
Safari by Bike at Hell’s Gate National Park.
Take a bike safari through Hell’s Gate National Park for a truly amazing safari experience in Kenya. It is safe to go riding on this safari since it is one of the few in Africa free of predators. It makes sense that Pride Rock and Hell’s Gate National Park served as major inspiration for the Disney hit film The Lion King.
Gazelles and impalas were bounding across the road while a plethora of zebras played along the wide grassland. While the buffalos, elands and giraffes browsed lazily, the families of warthogs could be seen trotting in a queue behind one another.
Top safari activities to adventure in Kenya : Hiking the Gorge at Hell’s Gate National Park.
Adventure enthusiasts will love the canyon at Hell’s Gate National Park, which is an outflow from Lake Naivasha. Flamingos’ main food, algae, is created when fresh water is mixed with salt from the volcanic sandstone along the walkway. In certain sections, you had to climb a rope to advance to the next level; take care not to slide. When you reach the top of the gorge, you are greeted with an incredible, must-see volcanic scenery. You really have no excuse not to partake in these amazing experiences in Kenya because Hell’s Gate National Park rents out rock climbing equipment.
Top safari activities to adventure in Kenya : Explore the Sacred Caves on Menengai Volcano.
One of the largest calderas in the world, the massive shield of the Menengai volcano, is on the floor of the East African Rift. The crater measures 12 km in diameter and occupies 90 sq km. It was last active in 1991, however it is currently inert. Sweeping panorama of the Menengai Caldera When the Maasai tribes battled for control of land and livestock in the 19th century, the caldera served as a watchtower. Menengai, which translates to “a place for dead bodies,” was the name given to the crater where a massacre occurred and numerous victims were afterwards buried.
Top safari activities to adventure in Kenya : Meet the Maasai Tribes.
A must-do experience in East Africa is to interact with the Maasai people who live there. Having visitors to their Manyatta (Maasai village) is a great way to increase their revenue, so consider it a kind of charity rather than an intrusion on their daily lives! For the purpose of selling their products to tourists, the majority establish a small market.
Primarily, you are received by the village leader, who will enlighten you about Maasai history, culture, and daily life. The males who wear red and checkered clothing, known as Shúkà in Maa, will assemble to perform the “jumping dance,” or “adumu,” which involves a lot of singing, whining, and blowing the kudu horn. A man can demonstrate his manhood by jumping; the higher he jumps, the more appealing he appears to women.
In traditional attire, young ladies and girls will make an appearance, prepared to delight guests. They put a lot of effort into how they look and create their own jewelry, which is crucial during courting. I adore this aspect of Maasai culture the ladies would sing around the manyatta as a kind of flirtation.
Relaxing At Mvuke Natural Spa.
Time to relax after all those amazing activities in Kenya! There’s no better method than using water directly from the fumarole geyser at the Mvuke geothermal spa! Head over to the inlet and you’ll find the water to be really warm and light blue in hue.
In addition to providing a superb free facial and helping to relax muscles and open pores in the skin, Mvuke’s natural spa water helps treat skin conditions like psoriasis. Further activities await you in Kenya, whether you are planning a quick visit or a more extended stay. Trekking, safaris, motorcycling, and other activities are just a few ways to explore this amazing landscape.