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This Kenya safari takes you to Meru, Sweetwater, Ol Pajeta, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Maasai Mara exploring the best of Kenya’s wildlife.
Meru National Park
Meru National Park famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free” – the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lion and cheetah. “Elsa” the lioness was the most well known and her grave is marked here. It was here that Joy Adamson set her lioness Elsa free, and also it is in this park that the last white rhinos in Kenya lived until 1988. This area is a transition point from Central Kenyan to Northern Kenyan fauna, and you can see here Burch ell’s Zebras, Gravy Zebras, Maasai and reticulated giraffes, Grant gazelles and gerenuks. The park is criss-crossed by numerous streams and by the Tana river, the longest in Kenya, all of which attract an interesting variety of animals. There are also crocodiles, hippos and water fowl as well as herons.
Wake up to this wild and beautiful straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams. It is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,000ft. On the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, Northeast of Mount Kenya, to wide-open plains with wandering riverbanks dotted with doum palms.
Sweetwater’s Wildlife sanctuary.
The reserve is also home to the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Kenya. We will have lunch at the camp before heading for an afternoon game drive and a visit to the Chimpanzees.
Lake Nakuru National Park.
The Park is renowned worldwide for its hundreds of thousands of pink flamingos that colour its shows in pink. Lake Nakuru is a shallow alkaline lake in Kenya’s Rift Valley and some 62 km2 in extent. In late 80’s the park also became Kenya’s first rhino sanctuary and is today home to both the White and Black Rhinos. Lions, leopards, hippos, giraffes, waterbucks are equally at home in this unique park.
There are different bird species as well as other wildlife here that you can easily spot. Among the resident birds are fish eagles, ospreys, lily-trotters, black crakes and a variety of herons. Hippos also live in the lake. This is a freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus almost 13 km’s across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five meters. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Hippos wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
The jewel in Africa’s crown, Maasai Mara, is host to the most spectacular array of wildlife such as Lions, elephant, Cheetah, leopard, Rhinos, giraffe, gazelle, zebras among others. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara and patience is often rewarded with unique sightings: a pride of lion stalking their prey; a solitary leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree; a male wildebeest sparring to attract females into their harem; a herd of elephant protecting their young from opportunistic predators.