Kenya hosts more than 60 nature reserves, national parks, marine parks and private ranches and it is superfluous to say that the word safari is like saying Kenya. Being submerged and surrounded by the silence of nature with the incredible scenery of the passage of animals in front of your eyes is an experience that is possible only in Africa. The incredible and ever-changing daily landscapes fight for beauty with the spectacle of the savannah at night. The starry sky seems to be infinite, while the dazzling sunlight is replaced by the mysterious moon. The sound of cicadas that is always present in the hot morning, is replaced by wilder night calls of elephants, lions and hyenas. It is not a coincidence if the word safari means voyage in the local language and this term is used all around the world. It would be impossible to describe what you feel when you are a part of the savannah, maybe the only word that is closer than the others is "magic"!
To help you fully enjoy the unique experience of the safari from the beginning, we would like to give you some useful information:
The baggage must be practical and is therefore not recommended to bring hard suitcases which take up space and run the risk of be damaged. It is better to use a duffel bag or a backpack
The dress code provides practical and light clothing of cotton or linen in neutral colours, comfortable shoes or closed boots, sunglasses and hat. At dusk, it is better to choose shirts or long-sleeved shirts and pants to the ankle to avoid mosquito bites. Warmer clothes are reserved for the evening
It is advisable to have a good mosquito repellent and sunscreen
It is not advisable to carry valuable items
Mobile phones often have no network coverage
Drivers and guides tours speak English, but generally understand and also speak Italian
All cars used for the safari are in radio contact with the base station in Malindi
- The treatment during the safari is full board, including water on the bus, while in tourist facilities drinks are not included.
LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK Lake Nakuru National Park, opened in 1968, is four kilometres from the town of Nakuru, Kenya's fourth settlement and capital of the Rift Valley. This lake offers to visitors, besides typical animals of the savannah, one of the most beautiful ornithological spectacle in the world: hundreds of pink flamingos that live in its basin to eat algae and while they fly through the sky it seems to be all pink, leaving viewers breathless in front of a show of incredible beauty.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK The Amboseli National Park, located in the Rift Valley and very close to the border with Tanzania, covers about 400 square kilometres and it is one of the most well-known safari parks in the world, starting with the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, whose peak of 5,895 m is always snowy and it is the highest of Africa. The Amboseli landscape is quite various: some areas very dry while other areas are full of lush vegetation. The park is also known as the Land of the Giants for its 1,500 elephants, a greater number than all other parks. The Amboseli National Park offers, in addition to many animal and plant species, the chance to meet the rare black rhino.
MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE The Masai Mara is certainly one of the most famous reserves in Africa, the natural extension of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Masai Mara is an explosion of flora, fauna and colours, between green hills and grassy plains crossed by the Mara River, which gives its name to the Masai tribe who lived on the near area of the Serengeti. The setting is well-known for its high concentration of fauna, flora and for the migration of wildebeests and zebras in the months of April and October.
TSAVO NATIONAL PARK The Tsavo National Park is the largest nature reserve in Kenya with its 20,000 km² divided by Nairobi-Mombasa road in Tsavo East and Tsavo West. The west park covers an area of about 9,000 square kilometers and it is characterized by a wide variety of landscapes, rainforests, mountains, lakes and wide plains. The animals that inhabit it are leopards, antelopes, elephants, hippos, crocodiles and water birds. Tsavo East, developed on an area of about 11,000 square kilometers, can not entirely be visited because the north-east area is actually object of study. The eastern part of the park is the perfect habitat for elephants, zebras, gazelles and some varieties of predators.