Our Luxury Kenya Safari Vacations have much to offer. Inland are the great plains of Africa, the most famous being the Masai Mara, home to countless plains game, elephants, giraffe, zebra, lions, rhino, cheetah, leopard as well as a host of other exotic inhabitants making a Kenya one of the top most comprehensive safari destinations in Africa.
As in the Serengeti Reserve, the wildebeest dominate the Masai Mara Reserve with numbers estimated in the millions. Around July of each year these ungainly animals migrate in a vast ensemble north from the Serengeti plains in search of fresh pasture, and return to the south around October. The Great Migration is one of the most impressive natural events worldwide. The migration involves some 1,300,000 Wildebeest, 360,000 Thomson’s Gazelle, and 191,000 Zebra. These numerous migrants are followed along their annual, circular route by a block of hungry predators, most notably lion and hyena.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
About 125 miles from Nairobi you will find Amboseli National Park, one of the most popular wildlife areas in Kenya. In addition to its animal residents, the towering snow caps of Mount Kilimanjaro can be clearly viewed as they sit just across the border in Tanzania, making for a truly awe inspiring landscape.
Amboseli’s low and well fed upon vegetation enhances game viewing visibility.
Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. If you are looking for Luxury Nairobi Safari Vacations our African Safari Specialists will help you to customize your dream Kenyan Safari adventure. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to “cold water”, the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city.
However, it is popularly known as the “Green City in the Sun” and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs. Residents of Nairobi are known as Nairobians.
Karen is a suburb of Nairobi lying south west of the city center. It is generally believed that the suburb is named after Karen Blixen, the Danish author of the colonial memoir Out of Africa; her farm occupied the land where the suburb now stands.
Blixen herself declared in her later writings that “the residential district of Karen” was “named after me”.
Laikipia is one of the seventy-one districts of Kenya, located on the Equator in the Rift Valley Province of the country north of Naiobi. The highland areas of Central Kenya – including the Laikipia Plateau – provide rich soil for farming, making Kenya one of the most agriculturally productive countries in Africa; this area is considered the fertile breadbasket of the Kenyan people.
Four rivers, of which one is perennial, flow through the area making for an even more compelling locale for animals and people alike.
MERU NATIONAL PARK
Meru is the sixth largest urban center in Kenya with a population of approximately 240,000 residents. Meru National Park is located near the Kathita River, on the northeast slopes of Mount Kenya.
This is an area of mixed forest and clearings, small towns, villages, and rural farms. Meru City is a jumping-off place for Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserve and Lewa Downs, all some distance north of Meru.
SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Samburu National Reserve is located in central Kenya and was made famous in the best selling book and movie Born Free. It is one of two areas in Kenya in which George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the lioness the subject matter of the book and movie.
In the middle of the reserve, the Ewaso Ng’iro river flows through doum palm groves and thick riverine forests. It provides water, without which the game in this arid region could not survive.