My Kenyan Safari Experience

One of the highlights of our trip to Kenya, was going on a safari to Tsavo East National Park.

It is one of the oldest parks in Kenya. This park is located in the South East of Kenya near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta District of Coast Province.

Tsavo East National Park is one of the largest national parks in Kenya that covers 13,747 square kilometres.

Why Did We Chose Tsavo East National Park?

Tsavo East National Park is a home to the Big 5 (buffalo, elephant, lion, rhinoceros and leopard).

There are also diverse Kenyan wild animals which  includes the large families of giraffes, gazelles, hartebeests  and zebras. Indeed, this is what takes the majority of tourists to Tsavo East National Park .

For us, the main reason why we chose it, was its close proximity to the North Coast beaches. It is close by other  tourist attractions around Kenyan coast region.

Certainly, Tsavo East National Park is an ideal safari destination for those who would like to combine a beach holiday and a safari!

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The Red Elephants of Tsavo East, Kenya

First and foremost, going on safari for the first time you might probably have many questions. Certainly, consulting a local tour guide would be of great help for you to prepare for a Kenyan safari.

Kenya offers beautiful scenery, fantastic game viewing, and a series of bucket list activities. If you love adventure and you do not like  following the proverbial tourist beaten paths, then you’re really spoilt with choices. Of course, for you to have the best and unique experiences, depend on:

  •  Your budget
  • The timing
  • Your hopes and expectations

The main reasons why we chose Tsavo East National Park, is it’s close proximity  to Mombasa and the love of elephants.

The First Experience Seeing The Elephants In The Wild

No matter where you are  from or your age, there is nothing quite like seeing wild elephants for the first time!

Just after some few meters while we were driving down the road inside the Tsavo East National Park, we suddenly saw the elephants at a distance. There were several red colored spots standing out amongst the green vegetation. It was clear that they were moving towards the direction of our way. The guide stopped the van and we waited patiently.

Within some few minutes, the elephants were right there in front of us crossing the road, just a feet away from our van. They peacefully walked  and there was nothing out of the ordinary. It was such a special experience for me as a lover of elephants! (more…)

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A Chances To Feed, Kiss And Learn More About Giraffes

ur recent trip to  Kenya, we  had a chance to visit one of the top sights in Nairobi; Giraffe Centre.

It is located in Karen suburbs, around 20 kilometers away from the city centre.

 

What To Expect

This sanctuary offers the chances to meet, feed and learn more about giraffes. There is a small charge for entry but no limit on the amount of time that you can spend with the giraffes.

I also loved the fact that there is no prior booking required.

How Are The Services Provided

The staff gave us clear instructions and  they were particularly welcoming and encouraging towards children. (more…)

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The Africa’s Leading Beach Destination

Diani beach

 

The charm of the sun and sand just crossed my mind and this goes out to none other than my favourite beach in Kenya: Diani Beach. They say, “No matter how long a log stays in the water, it doesn’t become a crocodile.” I still love the warm temperatures, swaying palm trees, soft and the white sand caressed by glittering turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. I think that the sea is one of the most beautiful sights of the nature.

Having been born and raised in the mainland, the first beach that  I ever visited in my life, was Diani Beach. The memories of that visit always lingers on my mind. I have been to the Diani Beach so many other times and even later on in life, I have visited many other beaches, but this one has remained remarkably my favourite.

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A Walking Safari With The Wild Beasts

They say, “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” I firmly believe that this is so true because I have learnt so much about my motherland Kenya from other travelers.

The first time I heard about Crescent Island Game Park, was from my husband. I was really puzzled about it and I even doubted its existence especially because I had been to Naivasha like so many times.

Crescent Island Game Park is located on Lake Naivasha, Kenya in the Great Rift Valley. It is one of the most beautiful parks in Kenya. Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake, about 95 km north of Nairobi. Its close proximity to Nairobi and easy access, have made it a hugely attractive place for weekend getaways. There are quite a number of hotels built around the lake.

After an almost 45 minutes drive from Nairobi, we arrived at Lake Naivasha Country Club on a Friday evening for our weekend getaway. This is one of the oldest hotels built around the Lake Naivasha. The weather around this area is incredibly warm. I couldn’t wait to explore the island that I wasn’t aware of its existence. (more…)

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Our Visit To The Haven For Flamingos In Kenya

My husband being in Kenya for the first time, he was so interested to go on a Safari. We chose to spend a day at Lake Nakuru National Park mainly because it isn’t that far from Nairobi. The Park lies on the edge of Nakuru town and it’s a place of ecological diversity.

Lake Nakuru National Park is a renowned haven for flamingos. Even though the water had risen and the alkalinity had declined, there were still hundreds of flamingos. The surface of the lake was hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink; the flamingos.  Having been born and raised in Kenya, I have a soft spot for wildlife. My soul find solace in the nature.  It’s just spectaculars to watch the flamingos in their natural habitat.

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