The country of Kenya lies in the African continent and Nairobi is its capital. Surrounded by mountain ranges and calderas, and divided by the Great Rift Valley, this place has one of the best topographies in the world. Alpine snows and deserts; plains and forests; metropolis and tribal regions; corals and freshwater lakes, the landscape of this country presents a dramatic contrast of varied topography. By availing Kenya tour packages, travelers get a wonderful chance to explore each and every aspect of the varied landscape of this African nation.
Other activities that travelers can indulge in during their trip to this country include trekking on Mt. Kenya and ballooning over the Masai Mara region. Kenya holidays assure vacationers a complete array of beautiful memories that they will love to cherish all their lives.
Kenya is also famous for its wildlife safaris and hence, visiting here is almost considered synonymous with enjoying safaris. Wildlife safaris, undoubtedly, always top the itineraries of travelers and along with that visitors can also enjoy water sports like snorkeling and diving during their Kenya tours.
Some of the most popular national parks that visitors can include in their travel itinerary are listed below.
Nairobi National Park
If travelers are wishing to enjoy the wilderness and that too without venturing far from the city, then Nairobi National Park is the best option to go with. This national park has a unique ecosystem as it is one of the fewest protected regions in the world that is located close to metropolitan city. Apart from being a major breeding center for black rhinoceros, this park also provides shelter to others animals like lion, cheetah, leopard, wildebeest and zebra.
Tsavo National Park
Comprising Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, this is one of the largest national parks in the world. Bounded by the Yatta Plateau – the longest lava flow in the world – Tsavo East is famous for housing the largest herds of elephants in the region. Contrasting to the arid arena of its eastern park, Tsavo West is a wet region. Travelers can include this place in their Kenya tour packages to witness a large population of crocodiles and hippopotamus inhabiting here.
Hell Gate National Park
Lying to the south of the Lake Naivasha, this national park harbors a wide variety of wildlife in its vast savannah grasslands. With their Kenya tour packages, travelers get a chance to sight some of the rare species of avifauna as over 100 species of birds find their shelter in this park.
Mt. Kenya National Park
Located to the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley, this ecosystem lies in the Eastern and Central provinces. Encompassed by the highest mountain range of the nation, this region is a rich treasure trove of varied flora and fauna. Pristine wilderness, mineral springs and lakes – the geological diversity of this region gives travelers a great opportunity to enjoy safaris. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this wildlife reserve is worth visiting during Kenya holidays.
With its sheer topography, Kenya is a home to a large number of natural ecosystems, and a tour to these 4 wildlife regions can be a great experience for people of all age groups.