Go wild in Kenya’s Masai Mara & Tanzania’s Serengeti
A profusion of immense herds of wildlife at the vast savannahs, exquisite culture bringing ardor and color to mother earth, the massive snow-capped equatorial mountains and the warmth of the traditional people, from the picturesque cliffs of Watamu to the beach of Lake Victoria and from the Great Rift Valley to the wonders of The Great Migration in Masai Mara, welcome to Kenya.
A tourist’s paradise throughout the year, Kenya is reputable for its world-class safaris and national parks. The major and well-known ones being the Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare, Tsavo, Meru, Nairobi and Mt. Kenya but the show stealers being The Masai Mara and the Serengeti.
The Masai Mara, one of the most sort-after destinations in Kenya, this incredible reserve encompasses a gigantic landmass of 1,520sq.km. It’s wide-open countryside of the savanna, undulating mountains, fertile riverine woodland and acacia trees all present one appealing glimpse. The Mara River, hidden deep inside is a perennial source of water for the wildlife here. The mighty Masai Mara is home to teeming wildlife such as The Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests and wildebeest. Among other dwellers here are the Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos. A siesta of the lions in the sun after a plentiful of a meal or their straining eyes and bodies for the next meal is one feast to the eyes.
The Serengeti, Tanzania’s largest game park covering over 14736 km² runs fenceless in the midst of nature. The name, meaning “endless plains” is famous for its astonishing concentration of game, especially the big cats, throughout the year. The supreme action here is without a doubt the annual exodus of the wildebeest, The Great Migration, during July-August when millions move north from the Serengeti in search of greener pastures of The Mara plains, before retracing paths in October again. This amazing parade of a voyage is a phenomenon in a class of its own attracting hungry predators, such as lion, hyena and cheetah, among others.
Bird watching, here, at Serengeti is also of huge interest, with common sightings including ostrich and kori bustard, larks, finches, raptors and the characteristic lilac breasted roller. An outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains inundating with the exquisite wildlife is taking the Hot-air balloon trip, it’s definitely one of a kind.
Apart from the aforementioned, Kenya also boasts of the enormous tea and coffee estates; a variety of wonderful state of the art lodges and hotels topped with the appealing African gourmet cuisines.