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Nestled in Africa, Kenya is the most revered safari destination that has attracted tourists from all walks of life. The country is renowned for its abundance of wildlife and the annual great migration making it one of the ideal holiday destinations in the entire region of Africa. Kenya is a place that is brimming with romance, thrill and adventure that will leave you spell bound. If you are a wildlife lover, Kenya is the best place where you can be close to the animals as well as lush green nature. A Kenyan safari is the most popular tour which you cannot miss when in Africa. Located in East Africa, Kenya is the most revered safari destination where you can get a close r view of the animals and learn about their natural habitat. Housing the famous Masai Mara National Park, Kenya is well known for its abundant wildlife and annual great migration. From breathtaking attractions to amazing wildlife experience, the country has everything to offer to the enthusiast travelers. If you are an adventure freak, there are numerous activities that will keep you enthralled all day long. Be it the wildlife, heritage sites, highlands or valleys, the country truly has it all.

Amboseli National Park

Situated about a four drive of southeast of Nairobi, Amboseli national park is often called the ‘Land of the Giants” due to its big tusked elephants. The name Amboseli comes from the Massai word which means "salty dust". It is one of the best places to visit in Africa to view large elephants up close. Amboseli national park is famous for two things- majestic herd of elephants and breathtaking view of Kilimanjaro in neighboring Tanzania. The park was declared as a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991 and is also the second most popular national park in Kenya after Massai Mara. With large concentration of wildlife occurring at the park, makes Amboseli perfect tourist spot in Kenya. The Park covers 392 square km, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 square km Amboseli ecosystem. The national park covers five main wildlife habitats such as open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. For those who are looking for safari tours, Amboseli national park an ideal spot in Kenya that allows the visitors to virtually see every aspect o the park in just two days. From the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands, Amboseli has everything to offer to the nature lovers.

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Lake Naivasha

Lying on the eastern edge of East African Rift, Lake Naivasha is the freshwater lake known to be the highest on the rift system. Not truly the national reserve, the lake holds an abundance of flora and fauna that attracts the nature enthusiast. With the papyrus swamp, the green valley and geographical beauty, Lake Naivasha of Kenya is beyond the expectation of the travellers. There are the acacia forests spreading over the rich and fertile land of the oasis of Kenya with a diverse ecosystem. The forest region of the Lake Naivasha supports the wildlife including the bird species like hawks, woodpeckers, cuckoos, shrikes and much more. With the rich ecology, the wetland of Lake Naivasha is marked as the RAMSAR site that exhibits and preserves the diverse bio-network. Where the forest region supports the great birdlife, the Naivasha Lake is the home to the large population of the giant hippos and the water beast crocodiles. The fishes like tilapia, black bass and crayfish also dwell in the fresh water of Lake Naivasha. Talking about the wildlife depending over the lake region, one can spot the impalas, waterbucks, the zebras and other animals like buffalos wandering near the lake. The lodge near Lake Naivasha often arranges the night safari tour where one can mark the existence of nocturnal.

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Lake Nakuru

Surrounded by marshes, woodland and grassland, Lake Nakuru, is situated in the Great Rift Valley and the park is managed by Kenya wildlife service. The park covers 73 square miles that not only includes the lake, but also savannah, forests and swamps, and the southern end of the park also encompasses the Makalia Falls. Famous for its rhinoceros sanctuary, Lake Nakuru national park is an ideal place to visit in Kenya. The park is an excellent spot for wildlife spotting and is home to many water loving animals like hippos and many more. Established in 1961, Lake Nakuru Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is renowned for its incredibly vast flamingoes that turn the lake into pink colour. It is supposed to be the greatest bird spectacle in the world and is one of the famous parks in South Africa. The Lake is large, shallow which is surrounded by marshes, woodland and grassland. It is fed by three main rivers-the Njoro, the Makalia and the Enderit rivers, as well as several springs. Visitors have an excellent opportunity to view the lake from Baboon Cliff and Lion Hill which is one of the famous tourist attractions in South Africa. The lake varies in size from five to 30 square kilometres depending on rainfall and is rich in birdlife; there are 400 resident species on the lake and in the surrounding national park. In addition to its 400 species of birds, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to 50+ mammal species, and over 500 species of flora. Recently the park has gathered tourists more because of its leopard sightings and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe. The acacia and euphorbia forests are now haven for animals during the day, making Lake Nakuru an excellent wildlife destination in South Africa.

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Masai Mara

The Masai Mara in Kenya reflects the real essence of South Africa with its abundance of wildlife, the cultural villages and tribe living there. Spreading up to 1510 sq km, the ecosystem of Masai Mara houses the acacia forest, the herd of zebras and wide rolling plains and grasslands. Known to be the migration hub for the endemic and seasonal birdlife at the Masai Mara national reserve is, especially for the month of July and August. The purple grenadiers, Yellow-mantled widowbirds, and Cinnamon-breasted rock buntings are some of the species that can be spotted in the Masai Mara reserve. Heading out for a safari tour to Masai Mara, there is the number of campsites and lodges for accommodation. Not just with the conservation of wildlife, the national reserve is holding some of the ancient and tribal communities and their culture. The Massai village of Masai Mara highlights the tradition and the culture of tribal dwelling in Kenya. Exploring the tribal culture, the vast landscape, what else the tour brings is the abundance of around 550 species of birdlife. From the grassland bird to the ostrich and hornbill and vulture, Masai Mara safari has a number of vibrant populations of bird species.

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Mombasa

Situated in the Kenyan Coast and 485 km from Nairobi, Mombasa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kenya. Mombasa is country’s oldest and second largest city after Nairobi. Bordering the Indian Ocean, the city of Mombasa makes an ideal spot for those who want to relax and just have fun at the beach. It is a lively city with an interesting mixture of exotic Arabian culture and progressive modern life. This cosmopolitan hub is an island that is connected by bridges and ferries to the Kenyan coast. Besides being famous for historical and cultural tours, Mombasa has other attractions making it a prime tourist destination in Kenya. Home to Kenya’s only large seaport, the Kilindini Harbour, and Moi International Airport, the city of Mombasa has garnered popularity with the passing years. From thrilling safaris to relaxing beaches, this city has it all. The true heart of Mombasa is found in the exotic old town, among the narrow streets and Arab architecture. Being melting pot of culture, Mombasa is a city of great diversity and life thus making it an ideal tourist spot in Kenya. An amalgamation of Arabian culture and vibrant modern life, Mombasa has won hearts of many people in true sense.

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Nairobi

The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is best known for its charm and architecture. Situated in the Southern central part of the country, it is the most dynamic city and is well recognized as "green city in the sun" for many reasons. The city lies 300 miles northwest of Mombasa, which is Kenya’s major port in the Indian Ocean. A city full of contrasts, Nairobi blends people from all culture and walks of life. Adorned with modern skyscrapers, world class restaurants, fully equipped hospitals, modern shopping malls, schools, abundant private and public transportation- you will find it all in city of Nairobi. Visit to Nairobi can be a chance to explore the true African culture that will give you unending memories to cherish. Home to numerous local and business organizations, Nairobi bustles with many activities that will keep you entertained throughout your stay in this African city. The city which has shown great development in the pass decades is now a great tourist spot in Africa which attracts thousands of tourists from across the globe. From the lavish extravagance of tented camps to the local hustle and bustle of the native tribes, the city of Nairobi promises to fulfill the needs of their guests. With beautiful tropical weather, friendly people and amazing attractions, Nairobi is one of the top destinations to visit in Africa.

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Tsavo National Park

Lying on the eastern side of Kilimanjaro and towards southeastern Kenya, the Tsavo National Park is one of the largest national parks. The vast land premises of Tsavo spreading to an area of 8,036 square miles are further divided into two parts as the Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The eastern part of the national park, the Tsavo East houses an abundance of wildlife with lush and dense vegetation. Counting from the big five to the species of Masai Giraffes and zebras with the big cats, the region is greatly recommended for the Tsavo East safari tour. The flat surface with the largest river flowing in the centre, Tsavo East National Park is preferred the best to capture the sight of endangered hirola. The safari at Tsavo West National Park is known for an abundance of wilderness that supports a great flora and fauna. The diverse species of birdlife and the concentrated population of wilds like the lion, hippopotamuses, buffalo, antelope and much more can be spotted roaming around the western border of Tsavo National Park. The known landmark of Mzima Springs with other waterholes and springs aid more to the wildlife watching. It is the vast savanna of Tsavo National park that makes it a real destination for an unforgettable safari.

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