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Into the Wild: 5 Best Safaris in Kenya

Kenya is a place of incredible beauty and fascination and safaris in Kenya offer wilderness experiences like no other.

Watch 1.7 million wildebeest and zebra migrating across the plains at once, see Africa’s most admired predators, and lap up unexpected luxury in Kenya.

The only problem is deciding where to start. Here’s your guide to planning a Kenya safari that showcases this African country at it’s best.

1. Masai Mara Safaris in Kenya

This is the best Kenyan safari destination for watching the migration in full force. during July, August, October, and November. Apart from the massive herds, you’ll also get to see the famed Masai lions, Tanzanian cheetahs and African leopards on the hunt.

Most safari operators in this neck of the woods offer vacation packages all inclusive of meals, drinks, and game viewing activities. While you’ll certainly have to go without some mod-cons, many of these mobile camps offer exceptional dining, personalized service, and even al fresco spa treatments.

2. Amboseli National Park

Nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Amboseli offers the best Kenya safari for seeing African elephants in the wild.

Here, massive herds featuring some of the Earth’s last remaining big tuskers, gather at waterholes to drink, towering over vast herds of plains game like zebra and wildebeest.

There is no shortage of predator action with spotted hyenas, leopards, lions, and cheetahs in ample attendance. Over 350 different species of birds add to the attraction.

Amboseli offers top-class accommodations in exclusive lodges, with expert guides to show you around on foot and in private safari vehicles.

3. Tsavo East and West National Parks

Straddling the Remote and rugged, these two Kenya safari parks straddle the Tsavo River in south-central Kenya.

Combined, the two parks from the largest conservation area on Earth, which means there’s no shortage of game viewing experiences. They also offer some of the most luxurious safari lodges in the land, offering a range of plush amenities including spas, infinity pools, air-conditioned gyms, and extravagant dining.

Tsavo East is the only game park in Kenya where you can venture out after dark on game drives with an experienced ranger.

4. Samburu Game Reserve

Samburu offers a range of unique safari experiences, including game viewing from the lofty heights of a camel’s back. Other iniquities you’ll find here include Kenya’s own Speical Five – the Beisa Oryx, Somali ostrich, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, and Grevy’s zebra.

Joy’s Camp, once the stomping grounds of Joy Adamson, author of Born Free, is another don’t miss attraction. This luxury lodge offers magnificent views, riverside bush breakfasts, a swimming pool, and super-luxurious glamping accommodation.

5. Lake Nakuru

The centerpiece of this excellent safari is a large soda lake which bristles with over a million flamingoes from April to June and attracts over 400 other species of birds too.

Animal action includes a variety of species including lions, white rhinos and hippos as well as a wide range of other mammals. Watch the show from a range of exclusive luxury lodges overlooking the lake or head out on game walks and drives into the heart of the action.

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