Listed as one of the Seven natural wonders of the world, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is Africa’s number one game reserve. Famous for it’s annual Wildebeest migration, the Maasai Mara is a part of the bigger Serengeti National Park which is included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Home to the Maasai people, our tours visit these fascinating people in their village environment.
The Mara is globally known for its large population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian Cheetahs. However the main draw card is the annual Wildebeest migration which takes place every year from June to October.
Approximately 1.5 million wildebeest and half a million Zebra flood the plains during the migration months. The abundant wildlife action, with predators and prey alike, is like no other game reserve in all of Africa.
The mara is home to the BBC’s TV show “Big Cat Diary”.
We visit the famous Marsh Lions filmed on the show and seek their stars.
All members of the “Big Five” can be found in the mara along with the many large hyena clans.
Amboseli National Park, is the second biggest Game park in Kenya, with 3000 square kilometers of stunning ecosystem which spreads across the Kenyan-Tanzania border. The Maasai lands are noted for their breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and Africa’s tallest mountain. Only here can visitors get really close to free-ranging elephants herds. Other attractions include visit to a Maasai village and incredible photo opportunities of wildlife with the back drop of Kilimanjaro.
Amboseli National Park’s wildlife includes Large herds of Elephant, Cape buffaloes, impala, Masai lions, cheetahs, spotted hyenas, Masai giraffes, plain zebras and blue wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenyan birds, both large and small. Amboseli is a photographers dream, where wildlife and Africa’s tallest mountain collide.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya and part of the Great Rift Valley lakes area. It covers 139 square km and lies northwest of Nairobi.
The lake is considered to have an underground flow of fresh water and is inhabited by a variety of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizeable population of hippos.
South of Lake Naivasha lies “Hells’s gate National Park” and the stunning “ Crescent island”. The boat trip on Lake Naivasha and the walking safari with your guides on crescent Island make this destination an excellent day / overnight trip to add to your itinerary. There are more animals per acre than any other Kenyan Park, hence many film companies have been to Crescent Island to film the herds of
Wildebeeste, Waterbuck, Zebra and Gazelle. Walking in the golden hour before sunset whilst watching the animals grazing with the water shimmering beyond, is what Africa is all about.
The Samburu National Reserve is Kenya’s Raw and most Naturally beautiful game reserve. Located on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river in Kenya, the park is equal to 165 km² in size and approximately 350 kilometers away from Nairobi. The Samburu people are cousins of the Maasai with their colourful clothing, and live the same pastoral existence.
Ewaso Ng’iro river is the lifeline of the park surrounded by palm groves, riverine forest and stunning acacia trees. The Samburu national reserve is close to where Elsa the Lioness was brought up by George and Joy Adamson and described afterwards in the best selling book and award winning movie Born Free.
The Samburu National reserve is Kenya’s hidden jewel and is highly recommended as part of our Kenyan Safari packages.
Part of the Great rift valley lakes, Lake Nakuru is a Bird watchers paradise. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland.. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Lake Nakuru National Park is ideal for bird watching, hiking,picnic and game drives. Your game drives take you into the woodlands where you may catch sight of the colobus and vervet monkeys. Enjoy watching these primates, but be careful not to stand under them as they are known to be quite messy eaters, a habit that helps propagate the forest trees and vegetation. Thomson’s gazelles, impalas, Grant’s gazelles, waterbucks, reedbucks, buffalos and hippos are just some of the other herbivores found in the park. Keeping a constant watch over some of these prey animals are striped hyenas, lions, rare wild cats, golden cats and other highly elusive predators such as Leopards.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is 360 square km not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya’s Laikipia County. It lies between the foothills of the Aberdares and Mount Kenya.
Main purpose of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is to conserve wildlife, to provide a shelter for great apes and to generate income for the wildlife through tourism.
All members of the “Big five game” (lion, Cape buffalo, African elephant, leopard and rhinoceros) can be found on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
In 2013, Ol Pejeta recorded the birth of its 100th black rhino. This means the Conservancy is now a “Key 1” black rhino population on the IUCN African Rhino Specialist Group categorization. It is one of only eight sanctuaries in Africa with this distinction.
Other rare animals that can be found on Ol Pejeta include the endangered African wild dog, oryx, Jackson’s hartebeest, Grevy’s zebra, serval, cheetah and bat-eared fox as well as the more common African wildlife.