DIVERSITY OF WILDLIFE AND SCENERY
Kenya is undoubtedly the primary choice for many travellers seeking a sheer variety of experience in East Africa: big game, tropical beaches, snowcapped mountains, rolling savannah plains and a sense of adventure around every corner.
Almost every known landform on the planet exists within Kenya, from snowcapped mountains and glaciers, to arid deserts, from the dry and dusty savannah plains to the cool fresh waters of lakes and rainforests:
- Great Rift Valley, with its floor littered with extinct volcanoes;
- The majestic Mt. Kenya (5,199m), on the equator;
- To the north, the remote and rugged semi-deserts of the Northern Frontier;
- Lake Turkana, its blue green waters in stark contrast to the otherwise stark and arid surroundings;
- To the west, Lake Victoria, the largest Lake on the continent, and the source of the River Nile;
- To the south, the Masai Mara, the seasonal destination of over 2 million wildebeest, and the salty and dusty plains of Amboseli, shadowed by the omnipresent Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Planning a holiday to Kenya will be centered around the game reserves and national parks.
Most safaris will follow a combination of visits to different wildlife areas. The best route will invariably be decided according to time and of course budget.
Whilst some parks and reserves are easily accessible by road, others are more easily accessed by air. The Masai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo East and West national parks, Amboseli and Laikipia are all easily accessed by either road or air.
For those who have time on their hands, some ‘time out’ on one of Kenya’s superb beaches is an absolute must, to finish off a trip of a lifetime.