VACATION IN KENYA
Kenya is one of the most distinctive and amazing places in Africa, and your trips with AfricanMecca Safaris will take you to the most beautiful destinations in the country. As part of sustainable tourism and an internationally recognized wildlife management model, you will see the pristine wilderness and internationally significant habitats where wildlife species roam freely, including rare and endangered species and the Big Five. Visit magical Kenya and discover all that Africa has to offer. Kenya’s intrigue and adventure go back to the birth of humanity, stretching over miles of white sandy beaches and journeys through dense forests and diverging deserts. Emblematic monuments such as Mount Kenya rise above the savannah plains and tropical forests, while its complex waterfalls nestle in the foothills of the mountains. Fresh breezes drift across the Indian Ocean to refresh your soul in the country’s many cities and coastal islands. From its highest peaks to its deepest depths, Kenya offers you an unforgettable African dream trip!
1. Kenya’s Private Conservation Pioneers
Much of Kenya’s success in protecting wildlife and its wild nature is due to the private conservation that borders national parks and reserves. Conservation areas include critical habitats and migration routes that would otherwise be lost. As a guest of AfricanMecca Safaris, you have access to unique safari experiences that are only available in these private reserves. The possibilities are almost endless in what you can discover. The nature reserves that surround the Masai Mara take you to remote areas of the ecosystem with a limited number of camps and guest vehicles. Go on an adventure under the cover of darkness to witness a feast of proud lions during their night killing, and watch the delicious buffoonery of the bush babies in a wooded hinterland. Walk with a Maasai warrior in the bush to spot signs of animal activity, such as feces, tracks, carcasses, and sleeping areas. By engaging in the tiny world of flowers and insects, you listen to ancient folklore and learn about the medicinal uses of plants.
You can even walk to an isolated spot in a nature reserve and camp amidst wild fauna and flora, or float over the plains in a hot air balloon! Your adventurous exploration of Kenya continues in private reserves in Laikipia, from Lewa in the east to Mugie in the north. Imagine searching the Kenyan outback on horseback or camelback. Observe the flora, fauna, and terrain from the headquarters of a biplane, and take a helicopter ride to an isolated place to spend the night! If you feel the need to maintain your physical fitness, you can ride an ATV through the savannah where giraffes, elephants, zebras, rhinos, various antelopes and other animals graze and forage. For even more action and excitement, you can trek on Mount Kenya and quad in Borana Conservancy! Your AfricanMecca representative can tell you even more about the many exceptional safari experiences awaiting you in Kenya’s private reserves!
2. The Great Wildebeest Migration In Africa
Dive into a documentary on Kenya’s Great Migration! As you travel through the vast landscape of the Masai Mara National Reserve from July to October, your guide AfricanMecca enthusiastically points to a cloud of dust on the horizon. Your eyes remain fixed while your anticipation intensifies. What beautiful scenery awaits you? As your vehicle approaches the source of the air disturbance, you feel a slight tremor on the ground. Suddenly, the huge shapes of wildebeest begin to emerge from the dust. A chaotic mixture of hooves, grey-black fur, white beards, tails and short manes thunder in the plains. As the herd passes, black and white flashes of lightning indicate the presence of zebras. Following the direction of their direction, you see an apparently infinite number of these same creatures grazing on shades of emerald green herbs. As your guide cautiously approaches the animals, a distinctive landmark is revealed just beyond a ridge of a hill – the Mara River. Your guide will take you to an exceptional viewpoint where the Mara River is a short distance away. The energy in the air is palpable. Dozens of wildebeests stand along a ledge just above the river, trampling and growling in anticipation. When you think about their hesitation, you look at the river itself.
The enormous volume of water is rushing to create a treacherous challenge, even for the strongest wildebeest. You also notice several stealth animals – ferocious crocodiles dragging through the water, waiting for their prey to come in. As the wildebeests get more and more agitated, you know that the time is approaching. Suddenly, without warning, the first wildebeest stumbles on the ledge, his body twists and deforms. With one last desperate jump, he lands in the muddy waters of the Mara River. With his eyes wide open in panic, the animal began its journey alone across the river. Thousands of more wildebeests follow in an assault of movement, turning the swirling river into a frenzy of water splashes, drowning calves and fighting prey and predators as fierce as crocodiles. The river fills with the carcasses of hundreds of corpses that were too weak or too slow to cross, and gigantic vultures begin to feed on the bodies on the banks. Joy fills your heart, however, when you see a mother helping her exhausted calf climb the slippery slope across the river. Just as quickly as the crossing began, the wildebeest herd disappears in the distance on their endless journey to Kenya’s richest pastures.
3. Experience High Density & Assorted Wildlife In National Parks & Reserves
Kenya is one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness destinations! Its parks, reserves and private reserves are home to some of the highest and most diverse wildlife populations on the planet. As you journey across a wide landscape in the soft morning light, your African dreams unfold before your eyes. Visit the grassy plains and swamps of Amboseli National Park to see an iconic scene – the elephant silhouette against the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro on Tanzania’s northern border. These elegant animals are accompanied by graceful giraffes, energetic antelopes, buffaloes, zebras, hippos, warthogs and many other herbivores. A high concentration of predators abounds in the Masai Mara National Reserve! Lions, leopards, cheetahs, cheetahs and other powerful hunters feed on resident prey all year round, and wildebeest migration brings greater abundance to the plains.
Laikipia in northern Kenya offers you the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya, including the 5 great ones – elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, and leopards. In the Samburu National Reserve, you will discover the “Samburu Special Five” – Somali ostriches, Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, oryx beisa and geraniums. Lions, hyenas and mangled cheetahs elegantly hunt their prey from gazelles, elk, impalas and other small creatures from the high grass cover in Tsavo East and West National Parks! These common animals will intrigue and keep you on your toes, but imagine your enthusiasm for seeing Kenya’s rarest wildlife – African wild dogs, and antelopes, and many others! Kenya’s wildlife experiences extend into a smaller world that includes some of Africa’s “5 little ones” from leopard turtles to antlers – ask your AfricanMecca representative where to find members of this charming group.
4. Experience Kenya’s Turquoise Water, And Explore Barefoot On The White Sand Beaches And Isolated Islands
Kenya’s coastline and islands are what dreams are made of! The turquoise and warm waters of the Indian Ocean border Kenya’s long white sandy beaches. Small islands like Funzi, just beyond the south coast, offer a haven of peace, far from the frenetic pace of modern life. Lamu Island is a charming blend of 13th-century buildings where time has stood still. Mombasa offers you the experience of an intriguing island and the picturesque charm of a coastal destination on the north and south beaches. To venture far from the mainland coast into the city of Mombasa is an adventure from another world. The aroma of exotic spices fills the air as you walk past Swahili houses in labyrinthine streets, markets, mosques, churches, temples and other buildings with delicate Arabic architectural details.