The Masai Mara is one of Africa’s iconic safari regions. Together with the Serengeti, it is the stage where the Great Migration is played out. It is home to large densities of antelope and the predators which follow them.
One of the Great Rift Valley Lakes, Nakuru is a small soda lake which is surrounded by a small national park. It is one of the best places for our guests to see white rhino during their Footprints Safari in Kenya
Guests on a Footprints Safari who want to see flocks of vibrant pink flamingos will probably encounter them at beautiful Lake Baringo. The lake is on the floor of the Great Rift Valley where geological forces are pulling the Earth’s crust apart here.
Tranquil Lake Naivasha is the only of the Great Rift Valley Lakes which has freshwater. Herds of waterbuck graze peacefully under the shade of fever trees. A myriad of waterfowl calls the edge of the lake home including many cormorants, pink backed pelicans and herons. The air is pierced with the haunting cries of fish eagles and honking hippopotami calling to each other.
Amboseli is considered to be Kenya’s most scenic National Park with its backdrop of snow-covered Kilimanjaro. The park is located 260 km to the south from Nairobi. At first glance, the park seems very dry and it is surprising that the landscape could be a wildlife haven.
The Aberdare Mountain range links two iconic East African mountains, Mount Kenya, the highest peak in Kenya at 5,199m and Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895m), the highest peak in Africa.
Laikipia was a region of many ranches and community areas which belonged to many different tribes such as the Masaai, Kikuyu, Mukugodo, Europeans, Pokot, Samburu, Meru and Turkana. It is a wonderful area where guests can discover the different cultures of Kenya. In recent years it has been increasing in popularity for the quality of its game viewing and exceptional level of safaris.
Tsavo East is Kenya’s oldest and largest conservation area. It is nine times bigger than the Masai Mara. It is a very arid region of the country and the wildlife here has had to survive increasing periods of drought in recent decades.
Tsavo West has been called “the land of man-eaters and lava,” a thrilling epitaph which captures the history of this national park.
Three small reserves lie up north on the arid edges of Kenya’s savannahs, namely, Samburu National Reserve, Shaba and Buffalo Springs.
Kenya has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world stretching from the beautiful Lamu Archipelago in the north, Malindi and Mombasa through Diani Beach and Watamu to the border with Tanzania.
In the last few years, Ol Pejeta has been in the news as the conservancy is the home of the last Northern White Rhinos on Earth. There were hopes of breeding them but sadly, the last male named Sudan died in 2018.
Kenya’s vibrant capital city is the only city in the world which surrounds a national park – Nairobi National Park. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa and is a regional business and power hub. The city centre is dominated by skyscrapers and beautiful parks at its centre surrounded by large suburbs and sprawling townships.