If it’s options you are looking for in order to plan your next safari, this post is dedicated to you. Rather than travel overseas to enjoy your honeymoon, that special birthday or anniversary with your better half, plan to enjoy one of the Kenya safaris we have listed below.
We’ve covered almost every part of the country, from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to the rural areas of Central Kenya and far away in the wild at the Masai Mara. And the best part of all the Kenya safaris below is that they are within a reasonable budget.
No need to break the bank to experience the time of your life. So here are the 10 most popular safaris in Kenya this year.
We begin with the most popular Kenyan safari where people from all over the world travel to our country to watch millions of wildebeests and zebras migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This one of a kind spectacular phenomenon takes place in Kenya between July and October every year. If you are planning your Kenya safari around that time, then the migration is one event you wouldn’t want to miss.
But make sure you make bookings early enough because the Mara is usually packed at that time of the year plus the rates can go up the roof for last minute travelers.
Sagana is the perfect place to enjoy camping in luxurious green lawns and a cool and relaxing atmosphere. Not only do you get to meet some wonderful locals while on your Kenya safari but also enjoy activities like white water rafting on the wild waters of the rural town. If you love a variety of traditional African food, Sagana is a perfect destination to fulfil all your taste buds.
Being one of the largest parks in Kenya Tsavo East and Tsavo West are the perfect destination for a holiday in the wild. It’s one of the few places where you are very unlikely to visit without catching a glimpse of the big five.
Regardless of the weather, you are likely to spot the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino at the Tsavo. And if you are lucky enough, you’ll get to see the endangered species of rhinos that can’t be seen anywhere else on earth.
Travel to the extreme north of Kenya and get to see some of the most spectacular forests in the country. The Marsabit National Park is one of those places that looks like a jungle and people travel from all parts of the world to not only catch a glimpse of lions, elephants and leopards but also take advantage of the picturesque location of this park and shoot videos.
Safari at the Marsabit National Park is likely to be an experience like no other.
What’s the perfect adventure if it’s not climbing the second highest mountain in Africa? The mountain offers a breathtaking sight with snow and slopes that are fully covered with forests. It’s certainly a technical climb, but if you consider yourself perfectly fit, this could be an incredible challenge while on your safari.
You may also climb to the lower peaks of the mountain and still enjoy the experience. Most people don’t think about visiting Mt. Kenya as part of their safari. But Kenya safaris that focus on the Central part of the country should include a visit to this spectacular mountain.
If you want to experience adventure while in the city, head on to the Nairobi National Park. The park is located just 10 minutes from the city center and you can get to see the big 5 including wildebeests.
The Nairobi National Park is perfect for a family outing and consists of some of the most successful rhinoceros.
Being one of the oldest towns in Kenya, the Lamu Island is a very special place. If you are targeting one of those safaris in Kenya that just allow you to relax and stay away from the hustles and bustles of the city as much as possible, make your way to Lamu Island. Residents of Lamu travel on foot, using donkeys or by boat and you can hardly spot a car on the island.
The experience is great if you are looking for something different.
Being one of the tourist destinations in Kenya, Malindi has so much to offer. Most people who take Kenya safaris in the coastal region will make their way to Malindi. Among some of the exciting activities to enjoy while in Malindi include snorkeling and surfing at the Malindi Marine National Park as well as the beautiful scenery of white sandy beaches with extensive coral reefs.
Some of the most beautiful creatures you’ll ever see are in Lake Nakuru. The flamingos of Lake Nakuru can gather, sometimes even hundreds of thousands at a time, often regarded as the most fascinating bird spectacles of all time. Unfortunately, the number of flamingos at the lake have been decreasing over the years because of environmental pollution and degradation.
However, the beautiful Lake Nakuru is still part of the amazing destinations to visit on Kenya safaris.
Don’t be fooled by the name, the Hells Gate National Park is bestowed with heavenly beauty. It is one of those few parks where you can walk without a guide and get to see the amazing cliffs and a dramatic scenery of the lake.
The wildlife is quite few in number, but you may just catch a glimpse of lions, leopards and cheetahs at the Hell’s Gate National Park.
For those eager to travel on a Kenya safari while on a budget, there are so many options at your disposal. The best you can do is to work with a tours and travel company that will help you plan an affordable trip. You may also want to travel off peak season so that you can save on accommodation and transport. Stay away from those busy months if you are looking for cost effective Kenya safaris. All in all, be prepared to enjoy the beauty, wildlife, wilderness and rich culture that Kenya has to offer.
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