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Title: Discover the wild side of Kenya


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Discover the wild side of Kenya
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Kenya a place where one gets to connect with the
wild on its terms a place where visitors come
face to face with roaring lions and observe a
magnificent cheetah lording over its territory a
place where herds of massive elephants have the
right of way. In other words, in Kenya, humans
are at a precarious position on the food
chain!
Kenya is the birthplace of the safari, the word
meaning journey in Swahili. As expected, the
country offers numerous options to experience
African wildlife. The days of hunters with
weapons are long gone, now travelers on African
safaris are armed with cameras and binoculars.
Most safaris start in Nairobi, Kenyas capital,
and tours typically include two to three national
parks or game reserves.

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Kenyas largest game reserve, Tsavo Park brings
home the essence of wild Africa. Visitors are
taken for game drives over couple of days where
they hope to spot lion, giraffe, warthog,
elephant and buffalo. Accommodation options
range from safari lodges, hotels and camps. One
of the most unusual, in fact one of Kenyas
flagship lodges, is Sarova Saltlick Game Lodge.
A cluster of rooms built on stilts, overlooking a
spot lit watering hole at night. This lodge has
excellent game viewing options throughout the
day, and is a favorite amongst travelers looking
for luxurious accommodation.
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Watching the sun go down on the Masai Mara is one
of the most wonderful and magical experiences
there is. This park is globally famous for its
exceptional population of lions, cheetahs and
leopards, and if you happen to visit between July
and October, you can witness the breathtaking
annual spectacle of the Great Migration of zebra,
Thompsons gazelle and wildebeest to and fro from
the Serengati. If prowling predators chasing
teeming herds of prey is not you cup of tea, you
can always take it easy and observe the Masai
people. The Masai are an African tribe of
pastoralists who have managed to retain their
identity despite encroaching modernity. They can
be spotted in the park with their herds of cattle
and goats. For the trip of a lifetime, ask the
Kenya safari tourist guide to organize a hot air
balloon safari an incomparable experience,
floating above the vast Masai Mara its herds of
animals grazing below.
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In the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Amboseli
National Park is vast, swampy and flat. Amboseli
Porini Camp, one of Kenyas best safari camps is
run in partnership with the local Masai community
and guests can choose between a comfy main camp
or a basic mobile camp nearby.
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Lake Nakuru National Park is another great place
to visit. Keep your eyes peeled for white
rhinos, hippos and ostriches. Famous for its
million flamingos, the park is home to a huge
variety of birds.
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Lewa Wildlife Consevancy is a private reserve set
up to protect the black rhino, sitatunga, and the
endangered Grevy's zebra. This park is
excellently maintained there are over 60 species
of mammals and 200 species of birds. You can
enjoy your game viewing on foot, on the back of a
camel, or in a traditional safari vehicle.

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Nairobi National Park is one of Kenya's most
successful black rhino sanctuaries. It is home
to over 400 species of bird. It is conveniently
located within a stone's throw of Kenya's
bustling capital city, Nairobi. Walking trails
offer visitors a chance to experience the African
bush at its best. These are, but a
handful of some of Kenyas wildlife viewing
options. The country boasts over 40 such
opportunities of viewing wildlife in its natural
habitat. A well-planned Kenya safari is a
holiday like no other!
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