Excursions Around Nairobi

Nairobi is the largest city in Kenya and the capital. It’s also the regional commercial center. Nairobi is the first point of call for a tour in Kenya. It houses Nairobi National Park, the one of a kind park located within a city, the only one in the world.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any new visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya. It is on the “to do” list for many Kenyans and visitors alike because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wildlife and birds. What to see and what to do in Maasai Mara:-

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli a Maasai name meaning ‘a place of dust’ is a small and a very popular park scenically situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Amboseli is elephant country par excellence. You will see them in large herds. Predators, apart from hyenas and jackals, are relatively scarce (lions are almost absent, thanks to the revenge wrought by the Maasai upon the expulsion of them and their herds from the park but good numbers of herbivores are present.

A herd of elephants in Amboseli National Park

Tsavo National Park

Kenya’s largest park, Tsavo, is sliced in two; Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Tsavo East is the larger of the two parks, covering nearly 12,000 sq. km of harsh, rugged terrain. Considerably flatter, more arid, and a good deal bushier than neighboring Tsavo West, it’s also the less-visited park. Its vast expanses of thorn brush scrubland.

Samburu National Reserve

Kenya derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya who have lived in the area for many years. The Uaso Nyiro River cuts through this reserve, drawing a big population of Kenya animals to the park. The river bustles with activity from its huge population of Nile crocodile. The reserve’s topography is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation. Samburu National Reserve was one of the two areas in which conservationists George and Joy Adamson raised Elsa the Lioness.

Kenya Lake System

The Kenya Lake System is composed of three alkaline lakes; Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, and Lake Elementaita.
The property is home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. It is the single most important foraging site for the lesser flamingo anywhere, for most of the year, up to 4 million lesser flamingos move between the three shallow lakes in an outstanding wildlife spectacle.

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya, is an extinct volcano often referred to as the place of light. It has trio of summits. The highest Batian at 17,057ft (5199m), making it the tallest peak in Kenya and the second highest across the entire African continent. The mountains other two summits are Nelion and Lenana stand at 17021ft (5188m) and 16355ft (4985m) respectively