Kenya is one of the world’s magnificent wildlife destinations! Its parks, reserves and private conservancies are home to some of the highest and most diverse populations of wildlife on the planet. Traveling across vast landscapes bathed in soft morning light, your African dreams unfold before your eyes. Visit the grassy plains and swamplands of Amboseli National Park to see an iconic scene – elephants silhouetted against the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro on the border of northern Tanzania. Flanking these elegant animals are graceful giraffes, energetic antelopes, buffalos, zebras, hippos, warthogs and many other herbivores. High concentration of predators abounds in Masai Mara National Reserve! Lions, leopards, cheetahs and other powerful hunters thrive on resident prey animals year-round, and the wildebeest migration brings a greater bounty to the plains.
Laikipia in northern Kenya offers you the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya, including the Big 5 – elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions and leopards. In Samburu National Reserve, you are introduced to the “Samburu Special Five” – Somali ostriches, grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, beisa oryxes and gerenuks. Mane-less lions, hyenas and cheetahs elegantly stalk their prey of gazelles, elands, impalas and other small creatures from the cover of tall grasses in Tsavo East and West National Parks! These common animals are plenty to keep you intrigued and engaged, but imagine your excitement at seeing some of Kenya’s rarest fauna – African wild dogs, sable antelopes and many more! Kenya’s wildlife experiences extend into a smaller world that includes some of Africa’s “Little 5” from leopard tortoises to antlions – ask your Smart Travel Africa representative about where to find the members of this delightful group.