Kenya is routinely rated as one of the best safari destinations in Africa. It offers fantastic safari experiences at any time of year because of its temperate climate, wide-open landscapes, and abundance of wildlife in prominent places like the Masai Mara and Tsavo.
We give our finest preparation tips in this handy Kenya extensive safari guide- 2022/23, from the best wildlife areas to Wildebeest Migration schedule and the best locations to stay.
What Are Places to Visit?
Maasai Mara National Park
The Maasai Mara is famous for its great migration of millions of wildebeests in Kenya. The renowned wildebeest migration begins here, with the animals headed for the Serengeti National Park. In the Maasai Mara, you can see cheetahs, leopards, lions, and elephants in addition to the big migration.
This is a great place to go on a wildlife safari at any time of year. The wildebeest migration mainly happens in the July to October period. You can also learn about diverse cultural customs from the Maasai community located around the Park.
Lake Nakuru National Park
The magnificent Lake Nakuru National Park, flanked by lush grasslands and forests is on the Great Rift Valley’s floor. The Park has more than 50 mammal species, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, etc., but the headline attraction is the thousands of flamingos that dominate Lake Nakuru.
Meru National Park
Meru National Park, located 350 kilometers from Nairobi, is a Kenyan park with many landforms, including grasslands, rivers, jungles, and swamps. In addition to elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalo, and leopards, over 427 bird species have been seen, making it a birder’s delight.
Amboseli National Park
The beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, can be seen from Amboseli. The Park, called after the Maasai phrase “Amboseli,” which means “salty dust,” is arid and dusty. The Park’s wildlife includes elephants, lions, cheetahs, elands, giraffes, waterbucks, impalas, and gazelles.
Over 600 different species of birds may be seen in the Park, making it a fantastic site for bird watching. Visitors can connect with the Maasai people who live in the area or go on a scenic tour of the region.
Nairobi National Park
Nairobi National Park is the most convenient Park in the city, only a few kilometers away. With a backdrop of city skylines, you can see wildlife such as lions, rhinos, giraffes, wildebeests, and over 500 bird species. Even though the city is so close, the Park is only gated on one side, allowing the animals to freely roam to the nearby Athi Plains.
Tsavo National Park
Tsavo is one of the world’s largest national parks and Kenya’s largest. Tsavo has been separated into two halves (West and East). It is composed of rich terrain, fauna, and flora with four rivers and volcanic hills, plant species, and 60 mammal species.
Tsavo West is home to four of the Big Five game animals and a healthy antelope herd. It is the most developed and has breathtaking views. Tsavo West’s game is obscured by undulating volcanic landscapes, tall grass, and dense bush.
What to Eat in Kenya Safari?
Roasted meat is referred to as Nyama Choma in Kenya. Freshly butchered meat is sliced into large portions and charcoal-grilled. The meat is left to cook naturally over an open fire, with no additional flavors.
It’s created using cornmeal (maize flour) and boiling water to form a solid dough or paste.
The Pilau variation in Kenya is just fried curry rice with various natural spices and meat. It goes well with vegetables, salad, or the traditional kachumbari.
Where to Stay?
Your lodging options may differ depending on your destination, such as Nairobi’s Weston hotel, the opulent Alfajiri in Diani Beach, lovely Manda Bay in Lamu, and Maasai Mara’s Mara Loita hotel.