Tanzania Safari Holiday during Eid al-AdhaMay 31, 2023
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A Kenya safari holiday during Eid al-Adha is a wonderful and unique experience. Kenya is known for its diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes, making it a popular destination for safari enthusiasts. Eid al-Adha is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, and it can be a great time to combine spiritual observances with a memorable safari adventure.
Here are some key points to consider when planning a Kenya safari holiday during Eid al-Adha:
- Timing: Eid al-Adha follows the Islamic lunar calendar, so its dates change each year. It would be best to check the specific dates of Eid al-Adha for the year you plan to travel. This will help you ensure that your safari plans align with the festival.
- Wildlife Viewing: Kenya is famous for its national parks and reserves, such as the Maasai Mara, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo National Park. These areas offer incredible opportunities to see wildlife, including the famous Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino). You can embark on game drives, guided walks, or even hot air balloon safaris to experience the beauty of Kenya’s wildlife.
- Accommodation: Kenya offers a wide range of accommodations, from luxury lodges to tented camps. Many lodges and camps are situated within or near national parks, providing convenient access to wildlife viewing. When planning your safari, consider booking accommodations that are suitable for your preferences and budget.
- Cultural Experiences: Kenya is home to diverse cultures and tribes, such as the Maasai, Samburu, and Kikuyu. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture by visiting traditional villages, interacting with local communities, and learning about their customs and traditions. This can add a unique cultural dimension to your safari experience.
- Safety and Security: It’s important to prioritize safety during your Kenya safari holiday. Research the current travel advisories and consult with reputable tour operators or travel agencies for up-to-date information on safety measures. It’s advisable to choose a licensed and experienced tour operator who can provide knowledgeable guides and ensure your safety throughout the trip.
- Ramadan Considerations: If you are planning to observe Ramadan during your trip, keep in mind that fasting and prayer times may differ from those in your home country. It’s essential to make suitable arrangements for meals and prayer facilities, particularly if you are staying in a lodge or camp. Communicate your requirements with your tour operator in advance, so they can make necessary arrangements to accommodate your needs.
Remember to check the latest travel requirements and visa regulations for Kenya, and ensure that you have all the necessary documents for your trip.
A Kenya safari during Eid al-Adha can be an incredible experience, combining the beauty of nature, wildlife, and cultural immersion with the observance of an important religious festival. With proper planning and preparation, you can create lasting memories in one of Africa’s most captivating destinations.
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 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 safari 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
Masai Mara National Reserve is another great national Park to visit on your safari 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 safari 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 safari 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.
Why book your Kenya safari holiday during Eid al-Adha through 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 boasts 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. 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 booking the Kenya safari holiday during Eid al-Adha.