Thursday, March 1, 2007

Kenya safari, an insight into a lodge or camping safari holiday

Kenya, the land where safari was born, also known as the cradle of mankind, is a land of unashamed splendor and great contrast. From the highlands of central Kenya to the great Rift valley and its resident lakes across to the second largest lake in the world; Lake Victoria further south to the elephants of Amboseli and a spectacular view of Africa’s highest point Mount Kilimanjaro and down to the cost where the shimmering white sands of the beaches of the Indian Ocean and ancient culture of millennia passed is still alluring to the traveler to this day.

The country is inhabited by over 40 different tribes and has over 76 different languages spoken. It’s also famous for its friendly and welcoming people.

Kenya safaris are designed to help a vacationer traverse the amazing landscape with the least hustle possible. On a safari you get to visit the savannahs of Kenya including the seventh wonder of the world “The great wildebeest migration” in the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s’ best known game reserve and arguably the best game reserve in the whole world. You get to see a plethora of wildlife including the “big five” elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo. For birding enthusiasts, there are over 1400 species recorded here, I can count over 20 species even before I leave my leafy home!

A popular add on to the safari experience in Kenya is a beach stay on the wonderful tropical beaches of Mombasa, this is the perfect opportunity to relax in the sun and take in the relaxed atmosphere of Mombasa and its culture.

Kenya safaris offer a wonderful holiday for those wildlife lovers, they can be done to suit most budgets and offer a fascinating insight in to Kenya and its spectacular wildlife.

I dare not forget the cultural hub that Nairobi is to the flamingo lakes Nakuru, Naivasha and Elementaita. You get to see endangered animals like the reticulated giraffe, rhino and Elephants of the Tsavo. To crown it all, the family of cats; lion, cheetah, and the elusive leopard. They just had to make “The big cat diary” in Kenya!

Campers will love Kenya safaris, from basic camping facilities to luxurious private luxury tented camps with all modern amenities in the bush hundreds of kilometers away from civilization, there is choice for everyone according to your budget. You can also reside in the luxurious lodges located in every game reserve and national park in the country.

Robert Murigi is the Safari Director Explorer Kenya Tours & Travel, a Kenya based environment friendly and responsible and sustainable tourism Safari Company. We organize safaris that are beneficial to the community around the area where they take place. Safaris include; Lodge and camping safaris, hotel booking, luxury tented safaris, bird watching, family safaris and mountain climbing Click here for comprehensive Kenya safari information for all travelers’ offers. Click here
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A visit to Kenya is indeed a lifetime experience. Those who have been here always talk with a sense of nostalgia and make a point of visiting the country on any opportunity they can get – Kenya in Earnest Hemmingway’s words “unknowable, unimaginable, unbelievable…..and completely unforgettable”