MARA GAME RESERVE
Virtually everyone who visits Kenya goes to this 320-sq. km. of
open grassland dotted with flat-topped acacia trees. A visit to
Mara is truly a staggering one, and which is likely to have a profound
effect on your own feeling of insignificance. This is the Kenyan
section of the Serengeti and animals are in abundant. All year round,
the Masai Mara, a living tapestry of grassy savanna, spreading thorn
trees, rounded hills and tall gallery forests with its abundant
wild life draw hundreds of thousands of photographers and visitors
from all over the world. The Mara is home to millions of wild game
such as wildebeest and gazelle among others and are continuously
tracked by Africa's great predators. The annual migration of these
animals is one of the most inspiring sights on earth, and this is
the dramatic life and death struggle that tourists come to see.
Other animals seen are lion, elephant, cheeter, leopard, zebra,
antelope, impala, Thomson gazelle, topi, giraffe, baboon, jackal,
warthog, rhino and hyena.
NAKURU NATIONAL PARK (THE PINK LAKE)
This is 200-sq. km shallow Soda Lake lying in the volcanic strewn
Rift Valley and is one of a chain of lakes stretching the length
of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. It is world's greatest bird
spectacle with millions of pink flamingos and pelicans,birds of
prey like vulture, eagle and such animals as waterbuck and black
rhino, buffalo, Reedbuck, gazelle, leopard, hyrax, hippos, velvet-monkey,
Rothschild giraffe and baboon. This is an ideal place for ornithologists
This is a fresh water lake in the Rift Valley, covering an area
of 170 square kilometer, with a depth of 12 meters. KAMPI YA SAMAKI
is the center of exploration in lake Baringo. This is a spectacular
and mellow place to visit particularly with the Boating trips to
the islands such as the 'Devil's island' and also with the bird
walk, together with the various water sports available to tourists.
BOGORIA NATIONAL PARK
is a shallow lake found in the Rift Valley, covering an area of
30 square kilometer, with a depth of 9 meters and home to flamingos.
Other attractions are the HOT SPRINGS and GEYSERS (with the Hot
Springs boiling hot), gazelles, greater kudu, and impala. The sheer
face of the northeastern ends of the Aberdare Ranges dominates the
eastern side of the lake.
WEST NATIONAL PARK
The main attraction centers in this park are the Kilaguni and Ngulia
lodges. Animals seen here are; elephant, lion, waterbuck, ostrich,
oryx, marabou stork, mongoose, zebra, baboon, rock hyrax, impala,
hyena, Ostrich and other variety of birds. Mzima springs, situated
near Kilaguni lodge are a popular spot for Hippos, crocodile and
fish. The underwater viewing chamber gives you a spectacular view
of the hippos' submarine activities. Another attraction is the Ngulia
Rhino Sanctuary, at the base of Ngulia hills .It is a 70 sq. kilometer
surrounded by a meter-high electric fence and is home to 30 black
rhino. In addition, the black lava flow outside the chyulu gate
and climbing the chaimu crater makes an experience at Tsavo west
a memorable one.
TSAVO EAST NATIONAL PARK
These rolling scrub-covered hills are home to large herds of elephants,
usually covered with dust. The Kanderi swamp within the park is
home to a variety of wildlife. The same thing with the Aruba Dam,
built across the Voi River
This is one of the country's main attractions, with its natural
beauty, endless sand and coral reefs, which are incomparable with
anywhere else in the world. It offers a combination of historical
sites, trading ports with a strong Arab - Muslim influence, impressive
beaches, diving opportunities, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and
a variety of wild game and bird species.
these are found along the Ewaso Ngiro River and cover an area of
300sq.kilometre.This permanent river support a variety of wild game
such as elephant, buffalo, cheeter, leopard, lion, dik-dik, warthog,
Reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, giraffe, Somali ostrich and
is a 392 sq. km park with a spectacular background of Africa's highest
peak; Mt. Kilimanjaro which broods on the southern end of the park.
Game are easy to spot in this park and you stand the best chance
of seeing the black rhino.Amboseli also has a large concentration
of elephant and such other game as lion, buffalo, gazelle, cheetah,
wildebeest, hyena, jackal, monkey, Masai giraffe, zebra and baboon.
Game are seen on much of the route to the park, which crosses archer
plains where Masai tend their cattle in an age-old tradition. For
an aerial view of the mountain and the plains, take a microlight
Nairobi City is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg.
This is a very cosmopolitan place, lively, interesting, pleasantly
landscaped and a good place to get essential business and bureaucratic
matters sewn up. Nairobi has very good places of entertainment such
as films on big screens, bookshops, discos, restaurants, cafes and
bars full of travelers from all over the world, offices where you
can have things done quickly and efficient post services. The city
is also the first destination for travelers going to northern Tanzania.
This exhibit cultures of the different peoples of Kenya and its
prominent personalities. It also has excellent display of fossils
and a stunning recreation of a prehistoric rock site. There is also
an extraordinary cast on the floor, which clearly records the footprints
of Man's direct ancestor (Homo Erectus) dating 4 million years ago.
It also has more than 900 stuffed and mounted bird species.
This is a living example of most of the snake species found in East
Africa. Some of them are in glass cages others in open pits. There
are also tortoise and crocodiles.
Seen here are photographs, exhibitions of handicrafts, paintings
and journals of Kenya's history.
Displays of old steam engines and rolling stock. It gives an idea
of Kenya's history since the colonial period. There is also a scale
model of the venerable MV LUMBU, which plies between Mpulungu (Zambia)
and Bujumbura (Burundi).Other sites are -Kenyatta International
Conference Center, the parliament building, contemporary galleries,
a Masai curio market, the colorful city market and many of Nairobi's
Nairobi National park and Bomas of Kenya
This is the most accessible of all Kenya's game parks, being only
a few kilometers from the city center. Here you will be able to
see a variety of wild animals such as gazelle, oryx, lion, zebra,
giraffe, buffalo, cheetah Leopard, and black rhino. A Bomas is a
homestead and the Bomas of Kenya provides a recreation of Kenya's
traditional life and cultures of its people. The greatest excitement
at the Bomas is the display of traditional dancing, music and songs
performed in a splendid area.
The Ostrich Park
This is a good place for family excursion where you can feed ostriches,
see artisans at work making handicrafts and there's also a good
Blixen Museum/Giraffe Center
This is the home of the famous Karen Blixen of the 'OUT OF AFRICA'
film and visitors are able to go through historical life of this
fantastic woman. At the giraffe manor, you come face to face, admire
and feed the majestic rare Rothschild Giraffe.
CITY AND COAST ATTRACTIONS
This fortress was built in 1593 by the Portuguese and is today a
museum. The most interesting features in the fort are the Omani
house, The audience hall, and the passage of the Arches, exhibits
of carvings and many others.
Other attractions in Mombasa City are the famous elephant tusks
in Moi Avenue and the Akamba wood carvers' center.
THE OLD TOWN
This is an interesting area to walk around. The old town consists
of old houses dating to 100 years, with a variety of architectural
structures based on Swahili, Indian and British cultures. The main
attractions with these houses are the carved doors and doorframes
and palms thatched or tile roofing.
SOUTH OF MOMBASA
The beaches are the main attractions here. These are white coral
sand and are protected by a coral reef; thus, the danger of Shark
attack when swimming is completely eliminated. Some examples of
these beaches are; Shelly, Tiwi, and Diani. At Tiwi, snorkeling
and diving expeditions are available. At Shimoni and Wasini Island,
there are Muslim ruins, coral gardens, and the Kisite Marine National
Park that also offers snorkeling, diving and dhow trip. Situated
south of Mombasa is the magnificent Shimba HillsReserve, with superb
views over the Indian Ocean to the east and bush country to the
west. Among these cool and rolling hills with tropical forest streams
and waterfalls, live buffalo, leopard, elephant and the rare Sable
antelope as well as a colorful variety of bird species.
NORTH OF MOMBASA
This is where we have the Mamba Village, which is a crocodile farm
set among streams, waterfalls and wooden bridges. There is also
the Bamburi Nature Trail, which was created on reclaimed and reforested
areas damaged by cement production activities. It is a mini replica
of a wildlife park with such animals as oryx, waterbuck, buffalo
and a variety of birds. The complex also includes a fish farm, crocodile
farm, a reptile pit and a plant nursery.
This was one of the strings of Swahili city-states dotting the East
African coast, to the end of the 14th century. The main ruins here
include; theGreat mosque, Tombs, and a small mosque dating the 16-century,
parts of the town wall and a deepwell.
This is a beach resort development with its own Marine National
Reserve and has the most impressive coral reef, with clear underground
This is one of the famous tourist attraction at the coast because
of the extensive ruins of this Arab- Swahili town, built of coral
lime and earth. Other main ruins found here are - the Great Mosque,
the Palace, Houses and a host of butterfly species in the Butterfly
Farm. There are also a number of deep wells.
Malindi town dates back to 14th century and was an important Swahili
settlement .The main attractions here are: the Vasco da Gama pillar,
the cross he erected as a navigational aid and the Portuguese church.
There is also Malindi Marine National Park where you take a glass-bottomed
boat to the coral reef, Snorkeling, and its beautiful beach. There
is also a snake park and The Kenya Falconry, which has a large number
of caged birds of prey, tortoises, and chimps. Other activities
in Malindi are Scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and wind surfing.
This is Kenya's oldest town, dating back to 14th century and
has been nicknamed the Kathmandu of Africa. It is a place of fantasy
and other worldliness wrapped in a cloak of medieval romance. It
is a remote, unique and has fascinating, self - contained societies
with unique culture. The Shela beach is one of the most relaxing
and pleasurable places you will ever have the pleasure to visit.
The main attraction sites are the town buildings (with narrow streets,
traditional houses of coral -rag blocks, wooden floors, makuti roofs
and intricately calved shatters for windows). Others are the Lamu
museum, Lamu fort, the Donkey sanctuary, Matondoni and Kipongani
villages, dhow trips, beaches and the Islands around Lamu such as
Manda, and Pate where you have snorkeling and surfing activities.
Kenya national park stretches across the equator, 193 km North-East
of Nairobi and 480 km from the Kenya coast and covers an area of
580Sq. Kms. Altitude: 1,600 - 5,199m At 5199m high, it is Africa's
second highest mountain, with gleaming
and eroded snow-capped peaks, which can be seen for miles. It is
a broad, large symmetrical volcano cone whose diameter at the base
is about 12 km, dating between 2 to 3 million years ago. There are
three peaks; Mbatian, 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana. Most
visitors are able to reach the more accessible Point Lenana at 4,985
m and many visitors enjoy simple high altitude walks. Points Mbatian
and Nelion requires are only climbed by technical climbers only.
Accomodation while trekking is in huts, and Tents (campsites).
Wildlife below the Park boundary include elephant, buffalo, antelope,
and the rare bongo, also found in the nearby Aberdares national
park. Mount Kenya can be climbed anytime of the year though the
best times for visiting Mount Kenya and the National Park are December
to February and July, August through to late October, when there
are no rains. The magnificent views over the surrounding country
from point Lenana and other high points around the main peaks and
trekking on this mountain is a priority among tourists. The forest
surrounding the mountain support a large variety of wildlife such
as elephant, buffalo, monkey, antelope, lion, zebra, eland, rock
hyrax, giant forest hogs, leopard, mole-rat, and various species
of birds such as eagle, vulture, and sunbird among others.
One of the world's largest craters containing prolific wildlife.
It is a 20-km wide volcanic crater with 600m walls, packed with
just about every species of wildlife to be found in East Africa.
The crater floor has been compared to Noah's Ark and the Garden
of Eden. Animals seen are: lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Wildebeest,
Thomson gazelle, Zebra, Reedbuck and Flamingos in Lake Magadi -
the Soda Lake on the floor of the crater. This is a favored spot
for wildlife and the local Masai tribespeople because there is permanent
water and grassland on the crater floor. You can visit Ngorongoro
crater any time of the year, though the months of April and May
are extremely wet.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
This is Tanzania's most famous Game Park, covering 14763 sq. km,
where wildebeest migrate across vast plains and landscape in search
of precious grassland. Nowhere else on earth will you see wildebeest,
zebra, and antelope in such enormous and mind boggling numbers.
The gently rolling Savannah (flat grassland), with bushes and trees
only in cluster along riverbanks makes spotting wildlife easy. Other
animals seen are lion, hyena, Thomson's gazelle, impala, buffalo,
topi, eland, giraffe, elephants, cheeter, rhino, and crocodiles
on riverbanks. The hoofed animals are constantly on the move in
search of grassland, and are watched and pursued by the predators,
which feed off them. This is one of the most incredible sights you
will see and the numbers are simply overwhelming. Also seen are
the Masai tribespeople grazing cattle in their age-old tradition.
Serengeti National Park is also the only Tanzanian Park where you
can take HOT AIR BALOON flight similar to those available in Masai
Mara in Kenya.
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.
Lake Manyara is a fresh Water Lake in the Rift valley part of Tanzania.
This park is generally visited as the first stop of safari, which
covers among this park, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Animals seen are
hippos, elephant, and birds such as the greater and lesser flamingos,
wildebeest, giraffe, baboon, and the famous tree-climbing lions.
A village market also exist selling mainly fabrics and crafts.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.
This is a large park south east of Lake Manyara along the course
of the Tarangire River and the swamplands and floodplains which
field it from the east. The park fills with herds of zebra, Lions,
wildebeest, kongoni, eland, lesser kudu, buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck,
elephant, leopard and rhino.
ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK.
Arusha National Park is one of the most beautiful and spectacular
parks in Tanzania and one of the few you're allowed to walk in (accompanied
by a ranger). It has all the features of Ngorongoro crater, Serengeti
and Mt. Kilimanjaro and supports a wide range of flora and fauna.
Main features are;Ngurdoto crater (inhabited by herds of zebra).
The Mamelo lakes- shallow and alkaline inhabited by a variety of
wader birds; particularly flamingos. Mt. Meru, is 4556m, snow capped
and rivals Kilimanjaro. It is a mixture of lush forest and bare
rocks and has a spectacular crater. On its eastern side is a sheer
cliff face, which rises over 1500m and is one of the tallest of
its kind in the world. Animals seen are zebra, waterbuck, Reedbuck,
buffalo, hippopotamus, elephants, rhinos, hyena, mangoose, dik-dik,
warthog, baboon, velvet colobus monkey and leopard.
This is Africa's highest mountain and the most awesome sight. Snowcapped
and not yet extinct, at (5895m ), it is surrounded by rain forest
and is home to many animals such as Elephants, Buffaloes, Rhinos,
Leopards, and Monkeys. Monkeys
and Elands are the only animals that can be seen at the summits
of Mawenzi and Kibo Peaks. The snow-capped peak, the dream of scaling
the summit, watching dawn break and gazing out over the vast African
wildlife, plains and bushland is an experience not to be missed.
Kilimanjaro can be trekked at any time of the year, however, there
is usually a lot of rain during April, May and November which makes
trekking even more challenging.
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