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The Republic of Kenya is located on the equator in east Africa and spans an area of more than 582 000 square kilometres. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean and five countries: Uganda (west), Sudan (north-west), Ethiopia (north), Somalia (north-east) and Tanzania (south). Kenya is named after Mount Kenya, which is the second highest peak in Africa measuring 5 199 metres (17 057 feet). It is also home to Lake Victoria, second largest freshwater lake in the world, and is renowned for its safaris and wildlife reserves. The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and other herbivores, plus the predators that follow them, between the Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti is world famous, attracting many visitors.

Amboseli National Park

 

Kenya

Amboseli National Park

The Amboseli National Park is located in Southwestern Kenya bordering Tanzania. It offers the most breathtaking views of the Kilimanjaro. The landscape is characterized by dry savannah with a palm thicket in the centre of the park. This park is renowned for its elephants, who may be seen in herds over 100 drinking from the surface springs. Also roaming the grasslands are buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, impala and warthog. Attendant carnivores include lion, leopard, caracal, cheetah, jackal, hyena and serval cat.

 

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The Masai Mara is the most famous game reserve in Kenya - famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Masai people - known for their distinctive custom and dress. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees - divided by the Mara River, which plays host to the annual wildebeest crossing spectacle. It borders the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in the south. The Mara hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds. The Masai Mara is the perfect place to see the “Big Five”, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant

Masai Mara

Samburu forms a unit with Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve. All three are located on the Ewaso Nyiro River. In the north the landscape is dry and the savannah is broken by low mountain slopes. The area around the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River is much greener. Samburu is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the grevy’s zebra, somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also known as Samburu Five). In the northern part, where the river flows through rocky hills and a narrow plain, many leopards live. You can also find more than 400 species of birds including the somali ostrich. Of course you can spot lions, cheetahs, leopards and elephants, and just maybe, an endangered black rhino

Samburu National Park

In its entirety, the Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in Kenya - it is split in West and East. Tsavo East is flat, dry with open savannah environment which makes game viewing easier, especially around the permanent water sources. Across the river is the incredible 300 kilometer long (186 mile) Yatta Plateau, one of the world’s largest laver flows. There is a wide variety of animals to be seen in Tsavo East National Park: lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, some of the largest herds of elephant in Kenya,

Tsavo National Park

The Lamu Archipelago off Kenyas coast in the Indian Ocean consits of Lamu Island, Manda Island and Pate Island. Lamu Town (Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site) looks back on a history of over 700 years. The town thrives on a unique culture from the influences of its past, Portuguese explorer, Turkish traders and Arab traders. The only means of transport in Lamu are donkeys by road and dhows by water. Narrow streets and stone houses with impressive carved doors determine the image of Old Town. Shela is a small village south of Lamu, about 5 km away. You can reach Old Town by foot, by donkey or by boat. Shela is known for its long and untouched beaches. Manda Island- calmness, exclusivity and pure nature are the key words for a stay on Manda Island. There are only a few exclusive hotels and private villas here. Manda Island can only be reached by boat.

Lamu Island