Kenya is a famous safari tour destination. The country prides in more than 40 national parks and game reserves. There are exclusive areas for wildlife and natural habitat conservation. The classic big game destinations include Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo, among others. These areas are easily accessible and after a sweet rove through, one has an opportunity to enjoy a few cozy days on the white sandy beaches.
Furthermore, the country’s tropical coast provides everything ranging from its buzzing resorts to the exclusive island hideaways that make the country an ideal destination for safari vacations. Amboseli is the one place that you definitely want to try out for safari tours.
Amboseli Safari Park is found in Kenya’s Rift Valley province, near the Tanzanian border and to the northwest of Kilimanjaro. This is approximately 220kms to the southeast of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. It is popular for Safaris, only playing second fiddle to Masai Mara. Other than abundance of a variety of wildlife, the park prides in a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. As a matter of fact, this is one of the few places in the world where there is a large game viewing, more especially in the wetland areas.
Amboseli Safari Park is famous for its large herds of elephants easy to view and photograph, thanks to the flat and open terrain characterizing the area. Amongst the wildlife at Amboseli we can find the wildebeest, Burchell’s zebras, giraffes, lions, spotted hyenas, big cats, jackals, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, waterbucks, impalas, black rhinos, buffaloes, warthogs as well as the dik-diks. In addition to these, the park also has more than 400 bird species.
Also there is Amboseli Lake,which occupies most of the park’s northwestern area, although for most parts of the year, it remains a dry dusty bed. However, in the wet season, rains flood its bed as well as the surrounding area. The remaining space of the park is characterized with swampy land and savannah grasslands, alongside a few trees. The best times to visit and enjoy the full potential of the park are from May to December with July and August being the busiest. This makes it an available travelling destination through out the year.
Most if not allsafaris in Kenya begin and end in Nairobi; the City is almost unavoidable. International visitors arrive through Jomo Kenyatta Airport. However, it is Wilson Airport, lying approximately 90 minutes away, that offers regional/charter flights to the glamorous safari destination. The lively, large city offers a realistic experience ‘everyday Africa’. To cap it all, one should not forget that Kenya offers a dazzling tropical coastline. Mombasa is a famous choice for have-it-all beach resorts, in addition to exclusive mainland beach lodges where one can get a feel of exclusivity, luxury and indulgence.