A safari in Kenya is one of, if not the greatest type of outdoor adventure holiday that you could ever go on. Most people who go on a Kenya safari are eagerly planning their next visit as soon as they return from their vacation there. For those who have never been to Kenya before, you must be wondering what all the fuss is about and what is so great about this vacation destination? Well, let me give you an insight into some of its greatest attractions so you can get a good mental picture of why this country is so famous with thrill seeking tourists.Lake Victoria – The largest Lake in Africa, which has a surface area of around 68,800 square Kilometres. You can see many species of bird and aquatic animals when you take a trip to the lake, which you can do on one of the many boats that take tourists on trips out there daily. There is also the possibility to go fishing on the lake with the local fisherman that live close to the Lake and use its resources to live.
The Great Rift Valley – The views of the Great Rift Valley (A large geographical trench) from Kenya are phenomenal. This huge valley stretches all the way from Northern Syria to central Mozambique.
Mount Kenya – Kenya got its name from this mountain, which stands at around 5,199 Metres tall. The mountain can be hiked, which can usually take a period of 4-6 days, and is well worth doing if mountaineering appeals to you, as the views from the top of the mountain and even the different ecosystems you will go through on your ascend will blow you away.
Masai Mara National Reserve – The Masai Mara is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in the entire world. This park takes its place as being part of one of the greatest natural wonders of the world – the great wildebeest migration, which sees well over 1.5 wildebeest take a perilous journey from the Serengeti to the plains of the Masai Mara to feed on the green vegetation that grows there.
Amboseli National Park – Amboseli has a huge population of elephants, with the total number estimated to be around 1,600. Put these amazing creatures in front of a huge mountainous backdrop, such as Mount Kilimanjaro, which can be seen clearly from Amboseli, and you have the perfect picturesque scene!
Lake Nakuru – Lake Nakuru is home to over 1 million flamingo, which lines the shores of the Lake to feed on the algae which grows there. The Lake Nakuru National Park is also home to one of the largest population of both black and white rhino worldwide, which are a rarity to see in the wild, even when in the more popular safari parks.
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