Stretching from the arid northern region to the spectacular coastal region, Kenya remains one of the most popular Africa safari destinations. Going on a safari in Kenya offers you numerous chances to see the big 5, including the African lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant as well as other popular wildlife.
Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration occurs every July as thousands of wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti in search for greener pastures. The animals migrate back in October and November. Any visitor to Kenya must go on safari in the Mara, not just to see the wildebeest, but the hundreds of other species that make this place their home.
Further south, are the Amboseli National Reserve and the Tsavo National Park. The Amboseli, though relatively smaller, will give you vast endless views of the African savanna only broken by the white-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest free standing mountain in the world, to the south. Amboseli is especially famous for its herds of elephants, and here more than anywhere else, you can really get up close to them.
The Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in Kenya. Divided in half by the Mombasa-Nairobi highway, into Tsavo East and West National Parks, it is habitat to more than 60 mammal species and about 1000 plant species. It is perfect for Safari. The nearby town of Voi will provide an adequate base to explore both the Tsavo and the nearby Taita hills, and there is plenty of accommodation to choose from within both works.
The initial impression of Mombasa on a first time visitor is that of an eclectic mix of old and new, traditional and modern, beauty and practicality. Yet, Mombasa works out quite magnificently. Dating back to the thirteenth century, Mombasa started as a trading centre.
Up the coastline from Mombasa are Malindi and Watamu. At Watamu, you will find The Gedi ruins :the remains of a thirteenth century Swahili town that was mysteriously abandoned in the seventeenth century. The really puzzling part is that there are no records of Gedi in any of the historical texts of the time.
Watamu also prides itself in its beautiful beaches and the discerning traveller will have no trouble finding accommodation I the wide range of Watamu Hotels available. Malindi, just north of Watamu, is famous for its luxurious resorts and white sandy beaches. Malindi boasts some of the best hotels in Kenya.
While in Malindi you should visit Vasco de Gama monument. Vasco da Gama is said to have landed in Malindi in 1498. The church of St. Xavier Francis, near the monument is acknowledged as the oldest Christian church in east Africa. If you are feeling more adventurous than historical, then the waters of Malindi will provide an excellent snorkeling and diving into the deep sea.
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