Kenya attracts mainly for its wildlife and its Rift-shaped landscapes, which combine in a single term: safari (meaning “travel” in Swahili). National parks and reserves (about forty in all) are an extraordinary invitation to discover the nature and the life that is given in spectacle.
The Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) are all there and much more.
As a bonus, Kenya offers a variety of landscapes, which satisfy almost all dreams of escape: white sand beaches and coconut palms, islands of character, or paradise, south of Diani Beach, marine parks encouraging diving underwater, forests and deserts, hiking and even, for amateurs, mountaineering (Mount Kenya).
The red of the earth, the green of the foliage. The white of the sand, the blue of the water.
If you are about to live in Kenya holiday destinations to get first encounter with African wildlife, your kid dreams will not be disappointed!
What we loved in Kenya with family
See a lot of wild animals, including the famous “Big Five”! In the tradition of great African safaris, these are the five most powerful animals, hunters dreamed of having the trophy: the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the buffalo, and the rhinoceros. They are unfortunately only four because the rhinos have almost disappeared. It’s nice to have already “seen” at the zoo, it has nothing to do to discover them in the wilderness, in their natural habitat. It’s so impressive; it’s still breathless!
The savannah landscapes at dawn. And yes, departure for the safari around 6:30! The awakening is hard, and it drags a bit of feet, but the sublime spectacle nails the beak to all the moaners: the softness of the light, the Kilimanjaro which is cut out on the horizon, one or two balloons in the sky, the wild animals. Beautiful!
Sleep in lodges, inside the reserve. This little bungalow drowned in nature. From her bed, Lola saw lots of little monkeys running everywhere, incredible birds. Some lodges are even equipped with water points where wild animals come to drink at sunset: guaranteed show at the end of the day!
When is the best time to go?
In a country as extensive as Kenya, with such a variety of ecosystems and counting on the unpredictable nature of time, it becomes tough to make general estimates about the weather. The essential fact to know about the weather is that there are two rainy seasons, from April to June, which is the primary rainy season, and the “short rains” of October.
The climate in the high zones is a combination of mild temperatures during the day and a decrease of it during the night. The equatorial situation in Kenya means that sunrise and sunset are every day at approximately the same time, with few changes in temperature throughout the year.
Most people travel to luxury safari destinations Kenya to do a Safari between June to September and November to March. Traveling at these times of the year increases the chances of seeing animals since the grass is shorter and it is easier for animals to go out at nightfall to go to the water troughs. This means that the prices will be more affordable for those travelers who decide to travel in the low season, also, having fewer people can enjoy a much more trip.
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