One of the first places that people think of when they think of Africa, is Kenya. Imagine deep red savannah sunsets across the Masai Mara, with the famous acacia tree silhouetted against the setting sky. Imagine vast plain lands in Amboseli National Park, with the view of the majestic elephants against the backdrop of the magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. Imagine the diverse culture and bustling noises of Mombasa and escaping to the breath taking beaches situated on this East African coast by the Indian Ocean.
The magical Masai Mara
Visualise yourself in front expansive rolling grasslands as you make your way for your first game drive. Maybe you’ll see the famous leopard, climbing up a tree in the early mornings, feasting on her breakfast. Maybe you’ll spot elephants taking their mid-morning dip in the river. Or maybe you’ll be able to spot the elusive serval cat peering at you from the bushes. Known to be able to spot the Big 5 in this popular National Park, let Masai Mara give you the safari experience of a lifetime.
The exotic coastline by the Indian Ocean
Mombasa. Although Kenya is known for its safari destinations, Kenya brings to you this coastline town called Mombasa. Imagine gorgeous blue waters lapping at your feet, the Indian Ocean beckoning you to its gloriousness. As you walk along these beaches, in sight you’ll spot the spice markets and historical architecture that this town is so well known for.
Majestic Elephants posing in front of Mount Kilimanjaro
Witness the big-tusked elephants at Amboseli National Park, where you can also see in the far distance the vastness of Mount Kilimanjaro. Believe it or not, the famous images of the elephants walking in front of this mountain is real, a heavenly sight for many wildlife lovers. Not only this, but you can also spot cheetahs and lions here! An ideal safari destination for those looking for less of the commercial feel that Masai Mara can sometimes give off.
Witnessing the Big 5
Whether this is your first safari, or you have been on one before, witnessing the Big 5 will be the highlight of your trip to Kenya, and this is by far the best destination to do that. Adventure with the elusive leopards, and the black rhino, immerse yourself with the herds of elephants, visit the buffalo and watch with amazement at a pride of lions. With the wildlife sights in Kenya, also take the opportunity to witness a diverse and rich culture. Immerse yourself in a Kenyan experience unlike no other, and take the opportunity to relax in their music, art and cultural performances.
WHERE TO GO
The capital of Kenya, Nairobi, is known for its busy and commercial lifestyle. With a buzzing nightlife, a vibrant culture and a long list of fantastic restaurants, Nairobi is an ideal stopover for tourists moving on to their Kenyan safari or beach destination. Situated in Nairobi is also the famed Nairobi National Park; the only national park on the planet to have the cityscape on the horizon of the savannah wildlife. This national park is known to have the largest concentration of black rhinos, and if you’re fortunate enough, you can also spot the big cats. Travel to Kenya and visit Nairobi for its diverse culture alongside one of the other popular national parks for an ideal tailor-made holiday with Kannagara Safaris.
One of the top safari destinations in Africa is Masai Mara National Park, situated on the border of Tanzania and Kenya, continuing on to Serengeti National Park. Not only can you spot the big 5 here, but Masai Mara is also home to the wide variety of bird species, the elusive serval cat, and endangered caracal as well. Witness the iconic Great Migration, listening to the stampede of the Wildebeest as they make their way across the savannah plains. You can also opt for a hot air balloon safari and have a wildlife adventure from the skies, watching the wilderness in their territory. Finally, for those looking to learn more about the culture, take a trip to one of the Masai villages to discover more out the life of a Masai in their tribe.
Although Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, Amboseli National Park has that perfect postcard view of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon. Even though the park is a fairly small one in comparison to the other popular wildlife destinations such as Masai Mara or Serengeti, Amboseli is renowned for having elephants with the biggest tusks in Africa. You will also be able to spot a variety of the big mammal species and birds here, making Amboseli an ideal retreat for safari lovers. Cover this national park in just under two days, and combine Amboseli with Masai Mara National Park for a safari holiday like no other.
Kenya has more to offer than just the wild. Imagine yourself sipping on a sundowner with the expansive view of the gorgeous blue waters of the Indian Ocean in sight. Situated on the East African coastline, Mombasa is both an escape for those looking for a little adventure with its water sports, such as scuba diving or snorkelling, or for those looking to relax their days away in the sun. Added to this, experience the energetic vibe of Mombasa with its vibrant culture and history, making visits to the spice markets, temples, and more. Combine an adventurous safari trip with an ultimate beach experience at Mombasa for an ideal holiday in Kenya. Book now with Kannagara Safaris!
Bird watchers can unite in this famous national park, with over 400 species of birds here at Lake Nakuru. This national park is renowned for the vast array of pink dots you can witness on the horizon, which is nothing more than the spectacular pink flamingos spread across the waters. Travellers can also get the opportunity to witness a variety of wild as well, including warthogs, multitudes of antelope and if you’re lucky, a leopard. One of the smaller national parks, Lake Nakuru can be combined in your safari itinerary with Lake Naivasha or Masai Mara National Park for the ultimate holiday package.
Located north of Nairobi, Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake home to a variety of bird species and an abundance of hippos. Its uniqueness stems from the geological features which include volcanic rocks and the marshy terrain covering parts of the lake. Lake Naivasha is situated as a part of the Great Rift Valley, and stands at the highest altitude of the Kenyan Rift Valley at 1884m. Book your safari experience with Kannagara safaris today.
When we hear of Samburu, we think of the diversity of wildlife that one can witness in this national reserve. Here’s your chance to be able to spot the rare Grevy’s Zebra – unlike the Plains Zebra found in other popular national parks – the Reticulated Giraffe, the Beisa Oryx and the Somali Ostrich. These animals are home to Samburu and can’t be spotted in the well-known national parks such as Masai Mara or Amboseli, making Samburu a must-visit for those looking for a completely unique safari experience. Wildlife lovers will also be able to spot the more well- known leopards, cheetahs, lions and elephants, and plentiful of bird species.
All of our itineraries are carefully crafted and designed to reflect the deepest and most memorable ways to experience the magic of East Africa. Below are some of our custom made journeys, however each group that travel with us is unique. We design each one of them thought, precision and passion. We will tune into your wishes, schedule, budget, interests and work with your vision to make it come true. Whether your dream of going on a safari has been on your bucket list, or it is a recent urge to experience Africa travel with Kannagara to create memories that last a lifetime.
CAMPS & LODGES
Kannagara has an exclusive portfolio of camps and lodges with the highest levels of service and accommodation. Elephants whilst fine dining beneath the moon, coffee at sunrise whilst overlooking the wild, rest to the sound of nature’s song our camps and lodges are not just places to stay, they are an integral part of the experience. Whether its the dense forests, the mountains, the jungles or the immense beauty of the Indian Oceans, we invite you to enjoy the romance and serenity of our unique and carefully selected camps & lodges for you.