Kenya is the place from which the word safari originates. It means journey in the language of Kiswahili.
The wilderness is boundless in Kenya and adventure seekers from the world over come to see the famous big game that inhabits the region.
When you safari in Kenya you have a unique ability to experience the natural world that is still unchanged even though much time has passed.
It is said that one finds the cycles of regeneration, life and death at the staging ground which is as ancient as earth itself.
The Kenya Safari Experience
There are several different safari packages from which visitors can choose. Opt for a safari that lasts anywhere from seven to twelve days. You can combine your Kenya safari with other destinations such as Tanzania and even take a side trip to the beaches.
Visiting the plains of Kenya is an awesome encounter that everyone should experience. If you visit the Maasai Mara during the Wildebeest Migration it will be something that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Not only do you see the Wildebeests moving across the plain, you see the various predators that are following them. It is quite a dramatic sight and one you won’t soon forget.
Accommodations on a Kenya Safari
There are a variety of accommodations from which to choose depending on the level of comfort and amenities for which you are looking. You can camp out on the plains, you can stay in hotels and inns or you can stay in one of the many lodges that cater specifically to those on safari.
Accommodations can be found in places like Aberdares, Amboseli, Lake Bogoria or Lake Naivasha to name just a few. Accommodations can range from the simple to the luxurious; the choice is yours.
Game Parks of Kenya
There are so many game parks in Kenya that it would be impossible to list them all. The Great Rift Valley, Nairobi National Park and museum, Lake Victoria, and the Maasai Mara are just a few of the parks you will find in Kenya. Don’t miss seeing the sights at the Railway Museum, Nairobi City, Shimba Hills and Siaya Town if you have time.
There are also parks in Tanzania you might want to explore as well such as Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and for a refreshing side trip, Zanzibar Island. Of course you shouldn’t forget your camera, your charger and extra batteries so you will be well prepared to document your safari adventure.