There is s number of things that a trip to Kenya guarantees but most importantly is the spectacularly diverse landscapes and flourishing wildlife. In no other country in the world can you find the abundance of big game like is the case in Kenya’s savannahs.
Travelling to Kenya also opens a window to explore some of the most secluded pristine beaches and coral reefs at the coast. The mighty snow capped mountains, the roasting deserts in whose midst lives happy nomads, taking each day as it comes. It is a chance for an exploration, discovery, relaxation and sightseeing like no other. The precious national parks are treated like jewels and tourism alone make up close to twenty percent of the country’s GDP.
Film makers have been flocking the country to shoot classic adventure films. As a result, more and more people around the world are fulfilling their dreams by travelling to the country to see for themselves. The country has as a result established several national parks and reserves to protect the wildlife, some endangered from extinction. Some of the national parks in the country include;
Maasai Mara: The Mara is regarded as not only Kenya’s but the world’s “lion nation.” It is regarded as a nation with King lion making all the major decisions. This is also where the world’s seventh wonder, the wildebeest migration from Serengeti national park in Tanzania to Kenya’s Maasai Mara takes place; actually, it is the destination of a long trek. Millions of animals find their way to the park in search of pasture, just like other many tourists board planes to Kenya to witness this wonder for themselves.
Amboseli National Park: In Amboseli, you will find the humble and peace-loving elephant that has over the years been a target of poachers due to its priceless tusks. Also in Amboseli, there are magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo National Parks: Tsavo is one of the largest in the country and divided into Tsavo west and east. This is an ideal place for trekkers to see the diverse habitats, open plains, rocky ridges, river-line vegetation, thickets of palms and mountainous forests.
Lake Nakuru National Park: Even though the park is home to other wildlife, it is highly reputed because of the flamingoes. The birds turn Lake Nakuru into some form of pink sea as they fly in and out of the lake all day.
Nairobi National Park: This is an outstanding destination for those who want to see four of the “Big Five” without having to travel so far away from the capital. There are no elephants though from this park but its proximity to the city works best for not only tourists but those travelers in town for corporate reasons.
The government has also established a number of wildlife sanctuaries like The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which runs an orphanage for elephants and rhinos. The Giraffe Center where you can even feed world’s tallest mammals, the Nairobi Safari Walk for a quasi-wild experience, The Mamba Villages in Mombasa and Nairobi where you can see Nile crocodiles and Haller Park.
Planning a trip to Kenya? Then the problem is not what you will see and where you will go, the main question should rather be, when do you plan to make that trip? Of course you can then relax in Diani beach or other beaches at the coast for as long as you wish!