Safari, just the word sounds exciting and so it should. Safari means an expedition for hunting or exploring. Let’s forget the hunting part and focus on the exploration.
For many of us it’s not the first option we consider, when scrolling through the Internet to plan our next big trip or perhaps even our made-to-remember honeymoon but it should be and here’s why.
There are tonnes of places you can choose for you perfect Safari adventure including Belize, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and even the Antarctica. We’re going to take a look at one of the classics, Kenya.
Why Safari in Kenya? Its widely said and believed that the safari phenomenon started in Kenya and that is for good reason. Kenya is host to a multitude of vastly contrasting environments. This means that the chances are sky-high that you’ll see a huge variety of animals, casually basking in their natural habitats.
So what exactly can you expect to see? If you’re researching Safari in Africa you’re very likely to come across the term “the big 5”. Included in the big 5 are the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. All five of these spectacular animals can be found in Kenya and many people return having ticked them all off of their lists. That aside, lets not forget the thousands of other species you should expect and look forward to seeing. Giraffes, Cheetahs, 12 different types of primate, hundreds of reptiles and 1,000 different species of birds, including over 75 different birds of prey… It’s safe to say no two days are likely to be the same.
How about a little more about the hugely contrasting terrain that we touched upon earlier? This is the part that makes it a fantastic honeymoon spot. Kenya boasts beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, maybe not what you might expect to come hand in hand with your Safari but since the Kenyan coastline sits right on the Indian Ocean that’s exactly what you’ll find. Adventure and secluded relaxation all in one place, perfect.
There’s another amazing element of Kenya, The Great Migration. The circular, natural phenomenon sees 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and 470,000 gazelles travel from Tanzania, on a mission to keep up with the best grazing spots as they begin calving season. In late July/August you can catch sight of the extraordinary event in Kenya where the wildebeest migration will remain, with exception of a few, for what is left of the dry season.
Kenya is just one of the many breath-taking places that you could pick for your Safari trip but it definitely earned it’s reputation for a reason.
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