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UNESCO Listed Masai Mara
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kenya’s Masai Mara is a must visit to fulfill your African Safari dream. Located in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, you will find 2.5 million herbivores, 650,000 gazelle, 62,000 buffalo, 64,100 impala, 61,200 topi, 7,500 hartebeest, 7,100 giraffe, 3,000 eland and 4,000 elephants. There are large numbers of lion, spotted hyaena, cheetah, black rhinoceros and African hunting dog, as well as antelope, hippo, warthog, bush pig and giant forest hog. More than 500 bird species abound. The permanent Mara and Talek rivers, and their tributaries trisect the reserve.
Amboseli National Park
At 151 square miles, Amboseli National Park is the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions include visits with the Maasai people and spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Famous for its pink flamingos, pelicans, cormorants, kingfishers, ostriches, storks, herons, eagles, and more, Lake Nakuru is a birder’s paradise. The rare Rothschild’s Giraffe and endangered Black Rhino are also frequent visitors to the lake shore. Hike, cool off in Makalia waterfall, and enjoy the colors of the lake.
Bustling City of Nairobi
Kenya’s capital city Nairobi is a bustling metropolis, and a great place to start your African Safari. Visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which rehabilitates elephants. Enjoy views of the Great Rift Valley from the escarpment. With Nairobi’s skyline as the backdrop, Nairobi National Park is home to lions, leopards, black rhinos, giraffes, zebras, and more. Bomas of Kenya provides a view into Kenya’s cultural diversity through music, dance and food. The Karen Blixen Museum is a must-visit for Lovers of “Out Of Africa.” The museum provides insight into Kenya’s colonial past. Visit the many markets, and experience Nairobi’s nightlife in the “Westlands” part of the city.
Planning Tips for your African Safari
Airport: Fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Classic Journeys Africa’s safaris are door-to-door with pick-up from and drop-off to Nairobi’s international airport.
Weather: It rains in November and from the end of March to the end of May. The benefit of traveling at these times are lower prices and the fun of driving on muddy roads in a four-wheel drive. August and October are best and July through September are best to see the Wildebeest Migration.
TravelMyHeart Special Offer – For the First 15 Inquiries: For only US$ 2,200/person, inclusive of flight, lodging and most meals, spend an incredible week in Kenya and make your African Safari dream come true!
Your African Safari tourism dollars are vital to conservation.
In the 1950’s, there were 450,000 lions in Africa. Today, there are only 20,000. Due to the natural forces of nature, only 1 out of 8 cubs survives, and if you add losses from poaching for unsubstantiated medicinal purposes, trophy hunting and loss of habitat, their future is grim.
Tourism provides jobs to 20 million people across Africa, so people aren’t forced to compete against wildlife for habitat. Tourism dollars support the upkeep of parks and rangers. And, tourists and the local community that supports them, serve as eyes on the ground, preventing poaching. Jonathan Scott, who presents the BBC’s Big Cat Diary and has lived in Kenya for 40 years, says, “If the world is serious about helping to prevent poaching, we need those tourist dollars.”