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Which are the African Safari destinations in Kenya?

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1. Posted by anzella (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hello, I'm deciding whether to go to Kenya for my Safari or another african country with wildlife. Which are the best places for Africa safari in Kenya. We don't want to use a tour company but ourselves.

2. Posted by kyleminol (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Top African Safari destinations in Kenya are the national parks. The best and most popular is Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Aberdare and Tsavo in that order.

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3. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 7y

For Kenya I would suggest touring up the rift valley visiting Lake Naivasha, including a walking or cycling trip through Hells Gate, up to Lake Nakuru (good for leopards) and onwards to Lake Bogoria and Baringo. Time permitting you could continue on to Kakamega and its fabulous rainforest. So far these parks are relatively unspoilt and less visited than Masai Mara and Tsavo. All are easily accessable with your own vehicle.
Unfortunately in Tanzania, the spectacular Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater parks are now teeming with tourists which somewhat spoils the experience. Even off season it is busy. I last visited in January 07, it was pouring with rain, but still I counted over 20 landrovers surrounding a pair of black rhinos with their baby which was obviously causing them distress.
Other options would be Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa or Zambia, all of which have great reserves.
If you need further advise I would suggest you let us know when you plan to go, for how long and how you plan to get around.

4. Posted by mulion (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Maasai mara, Tsavo, Samburu, Nakuru, Mt. Elgon, Hell's Gate among many more. I have been to most all of these places and they are nice. I have some pictures if you are interested.

5. Posted by BlondSuzie (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

Hi all,
The comments above are really useful but as a non-traveller and never been to africa before I am in need of some advice.
Me and my friend were planning to travel down through Europe, across to Africa and then from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro by freighter. Now that is an all together different issue which we could do with advice on but we have been recently hitting some rather large obstacles and it seems that the only way to go down East Africa to get to Kenya/Tanzania etc is to fly, which we really didn't want to do....So if we do this leaves us with the decision of where we fly too. We are hopefully doing volunteer work in namibia and Swaziland but would like to do a safari on the way and so thought we would fly to Kenya and do the rest by public transport. BUT there is no point flying to kenya if the safari is better/cheaper in Namibia/Zambia/Tanzania etc??

Also the time of yr makes a difference I believe. I think we will be leaving UK end of March and so will be in Africa roughly mid April/end April which i think is long rainy season :( Does this mean safari will be no good?

Thanks in advance for your help :)

6. Posted by safari360 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi,
Kenya has alot of exciting safari destinations. There are popular ones like Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Aberdares but there are also less visited but really good destinations like Lake Victoria, Mt. Elgon, Kakamega Forest and Lake Turkana Central Island. Feel free to contact me for more information i will be more than willing to give you more options.

7. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 7y

If you are going to be in Namibia and/or Swaziland, why not do your safari from there?
Etosha in Namibia and Kruger in South Africa are both excellent safari destinations plus the weather shouldn't be a problem in either of these areas.

8. Posted by africhoice (Inactive 10 posts) 7y

Hello,Kenya has wide range of wildlife explorations,it will depend on what you want,the top most wildlife attractions are Amboseli National park,for the largest of the elephants,lake nakuru national park for endangered white rhinos,Rothschild giraffe buffaloes and millions and millions of flamingos,Maasai mara for every sort of wild life especially in the months of July,august and aprial.Aberdares national park which is in the Kenyan highlands together with Mt.Kenya national park which attracts mostly trekkers.Tsavo east and west,hells gate national park which is the only park in Kenya where you can cycle and walk in the park.Plan the program and book the hotels in advance especially the high season months.

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