Why choose Kenya as your post-Covid-9 lockdown safari destination?
Kenya is among the top Africa’s best destinations for safari, the country is located in East Africa bordered by Tanzania in the south and Uganda, and Lake Victoria in the west. You have many reasons for choosing Kenya as your post-Covid lockdown safari final destination since there is a lot to see and do in the country and you can visit up to a month or more to get an amazing experience of everything. There is a lot of wildlife that moves freely among which include rare and endangered wildlife species and the big five animals, the stunning beaches with cool breezes accumulated across the Indian ocean, beautiful cultural people, different bird species, and mountains. Kenya gives a memorable African magical trip of a lifetime.
Tourism in Kenya is controlled and managed by the Kenya tourism board and the ministry of tourism in Kenya. Kenya is being marketed and positioned as the “Magical Kenya” and indeed it is. The tourism industry has contributed a lot to the economy of Kenya each year because the country hosts many of its nationalities with its biggest market in Europe and Africa. Kenya is ranked among its biggest market in Europe and Africa. Kenya is ranked among the best safari destination as it exposes you to natural environments and true wilderness.
What to do and see at a destination in Kenya?
There are so many different reasons for travel in Kenya after being recommended of some of the stunning activities and things to see my family and friends, reading about the beautiful adventure in Kenya, below are some of the things to do list while planning your visit.
The great wildebeest migration in Africa
It’s only in Kenya where you see a real-world nature documentary. The great wildebeest migration happens through the beautiful landscape of Masai Mara national reserve from July to October. Suddenly, the massive shapes of wildebeests stand a long ledge just above the river, moving and groaning\. You will witness a migration of a lifetime.
The great migration occurs every year and it involves about 1.5 million wildebeests and a large number of zebras relocating from southern parts of Serengeti national park plains and Ngorongoro crater to the southern parts of Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and back to Serengeti national park in Tanzania. It’s called the great wildebeest migration. After all, it’s not like any other migration this is special and difficult because it involves the clockwise movement of zebras and wildebeests spreading about a 3000-kilometer journey as they search for green pasture and water and also rear their young ones during season changes in a year. The migration normally occurs in the dry season which forces the wildebeests and zebras to move in search of green vegetation and water. The wildebeest migration is a legendary safari option suggested for many travelers touring Kenya and Tanzania this will give you the greatest African safari experience.
Big five wild experiences in Kenya’s national parks and reserves
Kenya is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations in Africa that gives you a chance to spot the big 5 animals during the game drives. The country has parks, game reserves and private conservancies which area homes to different populations of wildlife in Africa and you will spot most of them during morning and afternoon game drives in any of the parks you visit. There are 40 national parks and game reserves in Kenya and it’s the country with the biggest number of national parks and game reserves in East Africa. The most known parks in Kenya include Masai-Mara national reserve, Amboseli national park, Lake Nakuru national park, Samburu national park, Aberdare national park, Meru National Park, Nairobi national park, and Tsavo national park. These national parks have got a lot of wild animals such as elephants, lions, wildebeests, buffaloes, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, hyenas, hippos, warthogs, and other herbivores animals. Masai Mara has the largest concentration of animals among which include elephants, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and other predators which prey on animals throughout the year. The wildebeest migration brings a big population to the plains. Kenya has the biggest concentration of wildlife and this is the reason you should choose Kenya as your next safari destination.
Cultural encounter in Kenya
Kenya has several different cultures namely the Masai, Swahili, Samburu, Pokot, Turkana, Rendle, El Molo, and other tribes. There are authentic village visits any time of the year that you get to experience the traditional dances, way of life of people, language, and these complete your African safari. You can engage in traditional and ceremonies of native tribes, you can attend Masai wedding, learn how to prepare a local meal, and also visit the Samburu village women
The pastoral setting and semi-nomadic lifestyle of the Masai group of people gives an uncorrupted wilderness to stay by side animals, visit the local markets and craft shops to get beautiful souvenirs, you can also donate to children and poor women as well as the needy people in the community which improves their livelihoods. The unbelievable African culture concludes your African safari when you choose Kenya as your best destination for a safari.
White sand beaches and isolated islands
If you are looking for honeymoon vacation, relaxation from the work environment, there are coastal beaches in Kenya that are stunning and amazing for you. The cool breeze and greenish-blue waters of the Indian Ocean overlap the shores of long stretches of white sand beaches of Kenya. Small islands such as Funzi just beyond the south coast give you privacy away from the restless life in the modern world. Mombasa gives you adventure on the northern and southern beaches of the Indian Ocean. The cool breezes from the Indian Ocean will offer you the best experience and satisfy the reason for choosing Kenya as your safari destination.
Ancient artifacts from the oldest humans
Visiting Kenya will expose you to the great ancient history, paleoanthropologists, archaeologists, and paleontologists from every part of the world travel to Kenya to discover the ancient artifacts of humanity. Kenya has internationally recognized sites among which include Lake Turkana which is famous for its significant contributions to archeology. Lake Turkana has earned the reputation of being the “cradle of mankind”. There is also the Kobi for a section which is a UNESCO world heritage site with advanced science of paleontology more than any other place on the African continent. It has some relics which are more than 3 million years old.
Birding in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley
For people who love birds, Kenya’s wetlands, rivers, and lakes in the East African rift valley essential ecosystems that act as habitats of the most beautiful and diverse bird species. Moving along the shores of Lake Nakuru where a large number of flamingoes gather to feed on over 250,000 kgs of algae. These flamingoes mingle amongst one of the high concentrations of long-crested eagles as well as goliath herons, cormorants, African fish eagles, sunbirds, and speckled birds and these are a small sample of more than 320 recorded bird species. Lake Borgia is another lake in the East African rift valley and is one of the places in Kenya with a large number of recorded bird species which are over 375. Lake Naivasha is also home to black herons, black-lored babblers, great white egrets, kingfishers, and more than 40 bird species that have been recorded around the lake shores. There are well-trained guides who will guide and help you in identifying the birds while on a birding safari in Kenya.
What is the cost of the safari in Kenya?
The cost of a safari to Kenya depends on your budget and the number of days you would love to spend on your safari. There are safari options for mid-range, budget, and luxury and you choose your best option according to tour money. The safari package contains accommodation, park entrance fees, transport, guide fees, game drives, foods, and drinks as well as all activity fees as per plan. Most of the tour packages are exclusive of VISA fees, flight fares, and alcoholic drinks. The safari costs are more when you are one person and they do reduce when you are many because there are shared costs of accommodation, transport, and other services.
How to access Kenya as a safari destination?
Kenya can be accessed from all parts of the world, the country has direct flights from Europe and other many African countries. You go access Kenya through its borders from Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia, and other countries. Visitors to the east African region have to get an east African tourist VISA which costs $100 and allows you to multiple entries of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda. This VISA allows you to have a safari in all the east African countries Uganda. Rwanda and Kenya. Kenya VISA can also be got at the airport through an online application for $50. Kenya has well-developed roads which connect you to different national parks, game reserves, lakes, hotels, and other places on the case of road trips. Many local flights connect tourists to different destinations in Kenya.
What are the accommodation choices in Kenya as a safari destination?
Where to stay is one of the basic needs when planning your safari to Kenya. Kenya has all types of lodges, hotels, and camps ranging from mid-range to budget to luxury depending on your budget on the destination you are in. the budget camps range from $100 per night per person on a full meal board plan. We always suggest you choose lodges that are will give you safety and comfort and they should be having rooms and bathrooms built outside. All types of accommodation in Kenya have a single, double, twin and even some have family rooms as well as honey cottages.