Kenya, and more specifically the Maasai Mara area, has become one of the few places where we can go to take a break from the Covid19 and rest from the pressures of the urban world. And this is partly due to its spectacular landscape, characterized by savannas full of wild and majestic animals, a natural environment that is in its maximum splendor due to the low influx of tourists. Without a doubt, if you want to travel to Kenya, this is the best time.
Whether you are a wildlife lover or not, one of the best options right now is to plan a trip to Kenya, where you will have the opportunity to live and capture unique, surprising and unrepeatable moments. A trip that leaves no one indifferent and that will even change the perception of your life. Traveling to Kenya alone or accompanied by family or friends, offers us a magnificent experience that is difficult to repeat, enjoy or remember in other tourist destinations.
We are going to tell you now what the country is like in terms of its physical characteristics.
Kenya borders Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, being the smallest country in East Africa, whose capital is Nairobi. Being home to wildlife animals such as lions, elephants, giraffes, and rhinos, among others, Kenia ranks first on the list of the best safari destinations in Africa.
Among unique ecosystems and paradisiacal places are virgin and primeval beaches surrounded by coral reefs, the islands of Lamu and Kisite in the Indian Ocean, salt and fresh water lakes, scorching deserts in the drylands of the north, equatorial forests, the forest native to Mount Kenya, beautiful snow-capped mountains, and glacial and extinct volcanoes.
Northern Kenya is home to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Samburu National Park, Laikipia, the Somali Ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra.
Central Kenya is the most populated, containing the Nairobi National Park and the Aberdare Mountains, an area that becomes more lush and green in the rainy season.
The Great Rift Valley is home to the dormant Menengai Crater where you can scale the snow-covered equatorial peaks of Mount Kenya and fish for trout in crystal clear streams. Lake Nakuru is pink in color and is a paradise for birds such as flamingos, Lake Naivasha, however, boasts a huge population of hippos.
The southern part of Kenya is more humid. By connecting the Kenyan border with Tanzania, we reach the highest peak in Africa, from where you can see the glacier of Mount Kilimanjaro.
We also find the Amboseli National Park there, with a spectacular mix of wetlands, savannah, hills and forests, where you can find a wide variety of species, from bats to elephants.
Western Kenya and the Maasai Mara
Hell’s Gate National Park is home to caves and whistles with natural geysers and hot springs. But the jewel in the crown, when it comes to safaris and wildlife areas, is the Maasai Mara National Reserve, located north of the Serengeti National Park. One of the great attractions of this area is the Great Annual Wildebeest Migration, with July to October being the best time of year to see them.
The most famous park in Kenya is located in the west of the country and it is here that 2 million animals migrate every year and why? The Maasai Mara area is the best place due to its flat and open terrain, offering excellent grazing options for animals, interspersed with thick forests and peaks of green grass that turn golden as the seasons go by. From July to November, in this vast plain, which is part of the Great African Savannah, we can find huge herds of zebras and wildebeest, topis, gazelles and giraffes.
This is one of the most sought after places to go on a safari for its biodiversity and spectacular nature which, along with the magnificent beaches of the Indian Ocean, make traveling to Kenya a truly impressive experience.
Also, Kenya is the only place, along with Tanzania, where there are Masais. For this reason, the Maasai Mara National Park is different from other parks. The Masai are the great protectionists of the savannah.
Our solidarity camp Adcam Mara Vision Camp is run by the Masai warriors themselves, both from Kenya and Tanzania, being the best guides on our safaris. In this way, by training them in camp management, we offer them a better job opportunity, since their way of life, herding, is very limited.
Here, you will find a space free of coronavirus and a natural environment where you can disconnect from all the pressures and stress of life in the city. Ask us for a travel quote without obligation.