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The African Safari - A Planning Guide
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The African Safari  -  A Planning Guide

Our African safari vacation series continues and this time we focus on the different tourist destinations starting with Kenya and what it has to offer. Most of Kenya's destinations have excellent accommodation facilities to suit all pockets ranging from safari campsites, luxury game camps and lodges for individuals or groups. Below Among the highlights of a typical African safari and vacation package game drives, bird watching, balloon safaris, mountain climbing, cultural tours and study tours.

The following are the most popular destinations:

Tsavo National Park

The expansive Tsavo national park divided into Tsavo east and Tsavo west is a big game country famous for the man eaters of Tsavo of the nineteenth century who consumed a good number of railway workers and managed to temporarily halt construction of the railway line.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli national park is famous for its kind of elephants and its commanding view of mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi is a transit destination with many cultural, historical and interesting attractions for excursions and is the only capital city in the world with a national game park. The park has an animal orphanage and one can take guided walking safaris in the national park

Lakes Naivasha and Nakuru National park

The two lakes are in the great rift valley and a 3 hour drive from Nairobi. Lake Nakuru is home to the greatest bird spectacle on earth of thousands and thousands of flamingo that feed on the shallow waters of the lake.

Samburu National park

The two are in the northern circuit with open woodlands and dry savanna and team with big game especially elephants and lions.

Masai Mara National Park

The famous Masai Mara, home to the big five animals and popularized by early big game hunters, is destination to the greatest animal spectacle on earth, the annual migration of wildebeest from the Serengeti National park of Tanzania.

Kakamega Forest

It is a dense equatorial forest that attracts bird watchers in droves and has some rare snakes.

North Rift Valley

The north rift valley is the best choice for sports and marathon tours as it has high altitude training camps for the world famous Kenya mid and long distances runners.

Kenya Coast

The beautiful Kenya coast is famous for its white sandy beaches with excellent accommodation facilities and many water sports ranging from snorkeling, glass bottom tours to big game fishing tours in its marine national parks. With the many available African safari and vacation packages, one can then customize a good safari.


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