Kenya Safaris & Tours
Kenya is a top wildlife destination, recommended especially for those taking a first time safari. For Kenya Safaris choice, the Masai Mara offers excellent big cat encounters and is the setting for the yearly wildebeest migration. Palm-lined beaches offer a perfect place to relax after an action packed safari.
Kenya Safaris offer a variance of pros including by not limited to excellent wildlife viewing, including the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara, a wide variety of habitats and scenery, beautiful beaches with plenty of resorts to choose from, traditional indigenous cultures and excellent service and slick tourism industry. But not that the main tourist attractions are often crowded with tourists.
The wildebeest migration is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles. At least two million ungulates – mainly wildebeest, but also zebra and gazelles - move throughout the Mara-Serengeti eco-system. The crossing of the Mara River is the absolute highlight of the migration. Samburu and Meru in the north are home to some interesting localized dry country species. The odd looking gerenuk is often seen standing on its hind legs feeding from dry bushes. The Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe are beautiful variants to the more common species found throughout the region. Tsavo is home to the rare fringe-eared oryx.
Best time for wildlife viewing - Kenya Safaris offer quality wildlife viewing throughout the year, but the ultimate game viewing times are in the Dry season from June to October. This corresponds with the time the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara. The exact timing depends upon rainfall, but its typically in August that the wildebeest migration reaches the northern Serengeti and they begin to cross into the Masai Mara. In October they make their move back into the Serengeti. These months are high season for tourism. The parks are much quieter in the low season and prices are more competitive as well.