Signature Magazine just out has a fantastic article on Kenya and how every excursion into this amazing country is an exciting and romantic adventure.‘Gracious remnants of an old colonial way of life and the traditions of glamorous wildlife safaris still linger in parts of modern Kenya’
writes Carolyn Lockhart in the current Signature Travel & lifestyle magazine.
Here at Encompass Africa, we could not agree more. Kenya is truly a country that spoils you with choice. This article is part tribute and part practical guide. We will delve into the diverse world of Kenya’s national parks and reserves and recommend three diverse experiences that may just prove the perfect ones for you to visit on your next luxury safari to Kenya or adventure Kenya safari.
This is Kilimanjaro’s kingdom
One of the most popular parks in Kenya, Amboseli is also the oldest and most visited. You can expect endless panoramic vistas, emerald green swamps which support large herds of elephants. Permanent marshlands also attract hippo, buffalo and abundant birdlife. The highights have to be predator action with lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena in good numbers. Walks with masai is a great activity for all ages!
We recommend visiting between June to October.
Greatest wildlife spectacle
This is where it all happens, the world renowned annual migration that sees half a million wildebeest crossing the Mara River. A core component of the Serengeti ecosystem, the Masi Mara’s rolling grasslands, meandering rivers and towering escarpments offer some of the best wildlife experiences in Africa.You can also expect big cat action here with a healthy population of cheetahs and lions. Elephant and buffalo herds are big and wild and the fat pods of hippo wallow in the mud-brown rivers. Safari game drives are the primary activity whilst on safari in the Masai Mara and the best time of year is July to October.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
Least visited, most dramatic
This Great Rift Valley Lake, Bogoria is a sinuous pewter-blue ribbon of mirrored water that is more often than not frosted pink with a million flamingos. It also showcases Kenya’s most spectacular volcanic springs, which spout devilish geysers. This World Heritage Site has around 200 individual springs that boil up through the earth’s prcariously shallow crust. The lake is bounded to the east by the imposing walls of the Siracho Escarpment, while the southern shore shines with gentle groves of figs and acacias and it is here you can expect to see massive herds of kudu. There are over 220 species of birds recorded in this area and the largest herds of greater kudu. Hyena, jackal and leopard action is hot and of course the hottest feature is the steam erupting from the geysers.
This is a year round area to visit and walks are outstanding.