Whenever we talk about a safari in Africa, often times than usual, some travelers mainly think about South Africa and what they can do in SA.
However, Africa has a lot of countries you can go on safari. An ideal Safari is all about the experience; going out in the wild and having a feel of the natural environment and habitat.
With that being said, here are some of the best places to go on safari in Kenya. Kenya balances the center of the Great Rift Valley, the vast prehistoric cleft that stretches from Jordan to Mozambique.
Shimba Hills National Reserve
The size of the Shimba Hills is small, but the size is hardly considered because it has just as much to contribute as other reserves of its kind, if not more. It is located in the southern coastal area with frequented tourists who often stay in Diani Beach.
The Shimba Hills has just one waterfall and green vegetation, it hosts a diversity of beasts such as elephants, buffaloes, sable antelopes, Masai giraffes, warthogs, baboons, and over 300 butterfly species.
Aberdare National Park
A safari at Aberdare national park gives a feel of the countryside. It is located near mountain Kenya, relatively cold and usually plagued by an early morning mist that quickly dissipates as the sun rises.
It has two contrasting habitats; The Kinangop Plateau comprised of moorland and the Salient comprised of dense lush rainforest and a series of hills dotted with waterfalls.
Due to its long altitude, it presents some of the best scenic views, hiking as well as wildlife adventures. But you have to be on high alert as the thick vegetation forms a good hideout for the animals.
Elephants, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, black rhino, and even the rare black leopard are some of the wildlife you will encounter.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is an elephant territory. The thundering movement of these majestic animals is a one-of-a-kind experience. To make it even better, tourists are treated to a jaw-dropping view of Tanzania’s magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro.
As the Kenya Wildlife Service explains, ‘nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulfur springs, savannah, and woodland’.
Meru National Park
The least-known national park, but one with a lot to offer. The landscape is stunning – the dry grassland contrasts with the rolling hills and the riverine forests found along several streams.
Indigenous baobab trees stand side by side with doum palms. The array of wildlife includes lions, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, and Grevy’s zebra among others.