Kenya still at the heart of the African safari experience

The picture of Safari, particularly in the west, is inseparable from Kenya. Earlier in the last century, gifted writers like Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen brought to life the vibrant graphics and uplifting life experience which represents a Kenyan safari. It is now that major actors of the day like Teddy Roosevelt and Prince Edward traveled to Kenya on safari. Therefore a certain snob appeal was gained by the safari. Because it was due to them, the famous went. Since the sinking was part and people on the make. If you would like to have a glimpse to the disposition and character of these players in the moment, read Hemingway’s fascinating short story The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.

Masai Mara Safari

In our day nonetheless, A Kenya safari is available to many more individuals. Despite competition from other destinations, Kenya is still the center of the African safari experience. The magnificence and diversity of the landscape and wildlife is unsurpassed. You are sure to tick off the entire roster of the five   lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino and elephant. Other less famous but crucial and chartered members of the savannah ecosystem will also be abundant. The landscape kaleidoscope rolls from the glorious rift valley, the central highlands, the savannah grasslands, snow capped Mount Kenya and the barren moonscape of the north west. This is maybe why the pros advise those loyal lovers of nature and wildlife that at least once in their life they need to partake of a Masai Mara Safari.

Kenya has over 50 National parks and game reserves where wildlife is protected. However, as you already guess, on the typical safari you cannot expect to cover all these. It is thus a fantastic thing that you get really good value by seeing just some of these. That is unless of course you have got a great deal of time and is able to take off the beaten track. The hottest and out of which people with limited budget and time must select from are Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Aberdares, Samburu and Tsavo. Top from the off the beaten track class for back or wildlife to nature actions are Kakamega Forest, Marsabit, Meru, Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon and Shimba Hills.

Maasai Mara is the large one. This is where you have to go even if all the time you can spare is just two nights. This is where those wildlife movies on Kenya are all filmed. Even the Mara, as the Maasai Mara Game Reserve is often known, is a portion of this ecosystem which comprises the equally famous Serengeti of Tanzania. Covering 320 square km, it is nested at the southwestern corner of the nation. The Mara offers wildlife in such selection and abundance it is hard to trust. On a two night trip, I watched lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, nine types of antelopes and elephant. The birds will also be in lots   secretary birds, cranes, stork, vultures and ostriches.