Kenya Safari Holidays 2016
Kenya is the birthplace of safari and the heart of East Africa, Kenya’s authenticity and passion for conservation of wildlife and the local communities is not only eye opening but truly heart-warming. This alone makes a Kenya Safari very hard to beat. Also, the word ‘safari’ actually originated in Kenya, it is the local language (Swahili) meaning for a journey. So when choosing where to go on safari, where better is there than where it all began.
Few other countries are able to offer the sheer diversity of habitats which range from the baking hot desert terrains found around Lake Turkana in the north, to the permanent snow-capped peak of Mount Kenya and its alpine meadows on the lower slopes, the savannah grassland, equatorial forests, coral reef, tropical beaches, extinct volcanoes – the list is endless.
WHY TURQUOISE HOLIDAYS LIKES KENYA SAFARIS
“The raw unexpected Kenya bush captures the heart strings of even the most seasoned travellers, plus there is the chance to go mountain biking and horse riding amongst wildlife." Sue, Product Director
WHY GO ON A KENYA SAFARI?
1. Masai Mara - Kenya is home for perhaps the world’s most famous national park, The Masai Mara. Over 1,000 square miles of world famous National Park, contains Africa’s largest population of lion in addition to large quantities of elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo which go to make up the ‘Big Five’.
2. The Great Migration – Kenya is the end point of what is generally regarded as one of the world’s most fabulous wildlife spectacles – the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and zebras from the Serengeti plains to the lush grasslands of the Mara, which usually takes place between June and September.
3. Bird Life - Kenya is, not surprisingly, a wildlife enthusiast’s dream and still holds the world record for the most number of bird species recorded in one country in a single day!
4. Culture - Kenya is not just about National Parks, it is also a country with a wealth of culture. There are 42 different cultures including the Masai and the Samburu as well countless languages and dialects and one of the most richly diverse social tapestries on earth.
5. Coastline – Often voted as one of the top ten coastlines in the world, Kenya’s coast makes the perfect beach fins to any itinerary. There is a fantastic range of accommodation to choose from here too.
KENYA HOLIDAY ADVICE FROM TURQUOISE HOLIDAYS
The Masai Mara is one of 48 National Parks (of which five are Marine Reserves), many of whose names conjure up images which are uniquely ‘Kenya’. Lake Nakuru, whose waters are often covered by a living pink carpet made up of thousands of flamingos. With Tsavo, Mt Kenya, Laikipia, Samburu, Chyulu Hills, there are many areas to consider, alongside the Masai Mara.
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