For a wildlife enthusiast, there can be no place better than Kenya for watching some of the world's most amazing wild animals in action. This African country has the finest national parks and game reserves, which include vast expanses of natural habitats that provide ideal surroundings for such animals to survive and thrive. It is in these regions where some thrilling adventures are created in the form of wildlife safaris. These safaris include accommodations ranging from affordable camping to moderately-priced lodging and stays in luxury bush lodges. Here we present some of the best wildlife areas in Kenya where you can enjoy watching some of the best animals in their natural habitat:
Hell’s Gate National Park
The name may send chills down your spine, but do not worry. It was named after a narrow break in the cliffs by two explorers in the late nineteenth century. Hell's Gate National Park is relatively small by the standards of African national parks with a total area of 68.25 square kilometres. Although it has a fewer number of animals, you can find diverse species including the zebra, hartebeest, hyena and the African buffalo. This park has gained immense popularity over the years owing to its close proximity to the capital city, Nairobi.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Located in the southwestern part of Kenya, this is among Africa's greatest wildlife reserves with spectacular ecosystems. You can enjoy some thrilling game-viewing experiences with the presence of numerous mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and more than 400 species of birds. The 'big five' animals would hardly be missed during your wildlife safari in this reserve, as the buffaloes, leopards, elephants, lions and rhinos are found in abundance in Maasai Mara. You can also find many lodges and tented camps for tourists near the borders of the conservation area and inside the reserve.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve
It has been named after Lake Bogoria and is situated in the Great Rift Valley. The lake is geothermically active with hot springs and geysers on the western shore. Lake Bogoria National Reserve was opened in the year 1970 and features several facilities for visitors, such as three public campsites, a park lodge and a private campsite. While exploring this reserve, you would get the opportunity to take a bath in the hot springs. Among the large mammals found in this region are zebras, buffaloes, cheetahs, baboons, and spotted hyenas.
Lake Nakuru National Park
One of the two premium parks of Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is considered as a bird lover's paradise, as it hosts more than 400 species of birds including the immensely popular pink flamingo. It is located in the Central Rift Conservation Area and was started in the mid-twentieth century as a bird-viewing and sport shooting area. In the years that followed, the park expanded and was fenced to offer protection to the endangered populations of rhinos and giraffes. Hyenas, jackals, hippopotamuses, and pythons are commonly sighted in this national park.
Amboseli National Park
Spread across a vast area of 39,206 hectares, this national park offers exciting wildlife-viewing experiences for its visitors. While touring this park, you would come across a wide range of animal species including elephants, lions, cheetahs, zebras, spotted hyenas, and giraffes. Believed to be the most researched elephant in the world, Echo lived in this national park until her death in the year 2009. You are expected to follow the rules laid down by the authorities for wildlife protection and can get out of your vehicle only at the designated spots.
With a well-planned itinerary, you can explore your favourite wild animals in the wildlife reserves of Kenya. You would have an exciting time during your holiday in kenya with the cost-effective Kenya Safari Package offered by Lowest2