Are you planning and interested in A Trip to Kenya, coming for safari in Kenya we have chosen for you the Top safari activities to do in Kenya? Kenya has a lot to see on safari ranging from the Big 5 animals, primates and the unique Maasai Culture. One of the amazing activities to enjoy is watching the great migration at your luxury camp in Kenya.
Safari means journey in Kenya’s Swahili language, hence safari holidays is synonymous with the East Africa region and particularly Kenya. When safari is mentioned, it conjures images of the African bush, wildlife watching and experiencing the hospitality of the locals. A safari is meant to leave a memorable and lasting experience hence planning is a very important undertaking.
A safari trip to Kenya or Tanzania would not be complete without seeing the Great Wildebeest Migration and the incredible calving season. It is one of nature’s greatest representations of the circle of life. It would definitely be one of the highlights of your trip.
Deciding the best month to be on safari
When is the best time for Kenya Safari? This is the question that usually comes to the mind of anybody planning to come to Kenya on a safari or holiday. There is no simple answer to this question. The following information may help you choose which to month to travel:
The tourism seasons in Kenya is roughly divided into 3 categories.
This is the period between April to June. This is the period of the long rains from end of March to June. The advantage in travelling this period is that the safari cost is at its lowest.
This is the period between November to March. There are usually short rains between November to December. January to March is usually rainless with hot weather. In this period, there is less crowding in hotels and parks. This allows for an authentic safari experience as you view wildlife with fewer distractions from a crowded park. Lodge/Camp accommodation and other services are relatively less expensive.
This is the period between July to October. It is the time just after the long rains and it coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest in Kenya attracting a huge number of tourists. It is advisable to book early if one is planning to travel in this period.
Book in Advance A Trip to Kenya
Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara are the only two places to see the Great Migration in Africa, actually the world. That means everyone would be clamoring to watch these wild animals and these tours tend to get booked pretty fast. To get a good seat for the calving season and the rest of the migration, make sure to book at least six months in advance.
Ready Your Camera for A Trip to Kenya
Choose a good camera and practice shooting with it before you go. Don’t forget to take plenty of extra memory cards and batteries. This adventure is not just for your eyes to see but also for your memories to remember. Bring your camera along to capture some of the stunning. Every sight is a picture-worthy moment, so be sure to document it.
The best safaris for A Trip to Kenya include;
Safari in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park covers 392 sq km and forms the larger part of Amboseli ecosystem in Kenya. The Park is famous for its big game, its great scenic beauty and the landscape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro making it one of the great national parks to visit on your birthday safari in Kenya.
Things to do in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park has large concentrations of wildlife all year round with over 80 different mammal species ranging from the tiny (and rarely seen) spectacled elephant shrew to the huge bulk of the African elephant. The park is great for superb elephant pictures and documentaries with Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
Major attractions to see in Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Parks gives you an opportunity to view Mount Kilimanjaro on the observation hill which as well allows you to have an overall view of the whole park especially the beautiful swamps and elephants below the hill. Animals in the park include elephants, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowl like pelican, Egyptian goose and other water birds.
In Amboseli National Park you will as be able to visit the maasai people and their indigenous lifestyle, you will have an opportunity to learn and shot how they survive in the park alongside with wildlife. The Vibrant Maasai tribe is Kenya’s best known cultural group leaving in different parts of Kenya, clad in colourful shukas, these tall, bejeweled people have preserved their traditional way of life sustaining its authenticity uninfluenced by cultural trends elsewhere.
Where to stay in Amboseli National Park
Lodge options where to stay in Amboseli National Park during your birthday range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. These include Tortilis Camp, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli and Satao Elerai Camp among others.
Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve on Christmas
Masai Mara National Reserve is another great national Park to visit on your birthday in Kenya. It is widely recognized as the jewel in the crown of Kenya’s tourism industry. The reserve is regarded as the most spectacular wildlife viewing area in Kenya with over 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 bird species. A safari to Masai Mara National Reserve during your birthday will give you an opportunity to see the great wildlife numbers including the dominant inhabitant that is the wildebeests. From June to October each year over 1.5 million wildebeests along with large numbers of Zebras and Thompson’s gazelle, migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to search for fresh pastures in the Masai Mara before going back in October.
Where to stay in Masai Mara National Reserve during safari in Kenya
Lodges options where to stay in Masai Mara National Reserve range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose where to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Lodges include Mara Serena, Little Governors Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, Keekorok and Sarova Mara, Mara Intrepids, and Explorer among others. Contact us here for reservations and booking details.
Safari viewing in Tsavo National Park
Tsavo National Park is the largest National Park in Kenya it was established in 1948 and it is commonly known as the Theatre of the wild another paradise to spend your birthday time in Kenya. The Park is divided into East and west intersected by the Nairobi to Mombasa railway and road. The park has interesting and diverse habitats, wildlife and scenic mountain landscapes. Tsavo East is an easily accessible and popular park attracting large numbers of tourists annually. Its scenic features include its large herds of Elephants and other wildlife and its striking natural landscapes and structures. Tsavo west National Park has a more varied topography and more diverse array of habitats than Tsavo East National Park. Visiting Tsavo National Park will give you an opportunity to explore both sides of the park, wildlife including the Big 5 animal and Cheetahs, its pristine habitats including open plains alternating with savannah bush and semi-desert scrub and acacia woodlands.
Where to stay in Tsavo National Park
Lodge options to stay in Tsavo National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Accommodation options in Tsavo National Park include Patterson Safari Camp, Galdessa Camp, Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Ngulia Lodge, Severin Safari Lodge and Voi Safari Lodge.
Visit Lake Nakuru National Park to see Flamingos
Lake Nakuru National Park is another amazing National Park for safari in Kenya, it is home to the beautiful pink flamingos which leave in a very shallow, strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of woods and grasslands next to Nakuru town. The park is one of the best places to see flamingos and the beautiful landscape which includes areas of marsh and grassland alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woods and rocky hillsides covered with euphorbia forests. Lake Nakuru occupies about a third of Lake Nakuru National Park surface area with other parts of the park covered with savannah vegetation home to various mammals and birds.
Where to stay in Lake Nakuru National Park
Lodge and Hotel options to stay at Lake Nakuru National Park range from Budget, mid-range to luxury options. You will choose what to stay in depending on your interests and budget. Options in Lake Nakuru National park include Lake Nakuru SOPA Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge and Naishi Guest House among others.
What is the best time to visit Kenya?
Kenya can be visited throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively dry than March to May and November.
Why book A Trip to Kenya with Eco Adventure Safaris?
Eco Adventure Safaris offers unrivalled and professional tour and travel services in Uganda, Kenya, Congo, Tanzania and Rwanda. Since then, Eco Adventure Safaris as established herself as one of the leading tour operator in all these countries including Kenya. Eco Adventure Safaris boosts of a professional office and field team that takes care of all your requests and inquiries. We are full members of AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators) and work closely with Kenya Wildlife Services. We are highly recommended on trip advisor as well as Trust Pilot. Our website is one of the best and reliable point to help you start preparing for your Kenya safari as we have the best and update information that you can rely on. Eco Adventure Safaris is owned and run by Ugandans who have explored Kenya and as such, you will be dealing with a team that sells what they know. Please feel free to contact us here about your planned safari to Kenya to advise about A Trip to Kenya