Top 10 Safari Escapes in Kenya
Located in East Africa with a coastline flanking the Indian Ocean, Kenya encompasses many landscapes, ranging from savannahs, Lake lands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s home to rich and thriving animal populations including lions, elephants and rhinos where the numerous national parks create an ideal setting for conservation and preservation of numbers. The fact that it straddles the equator with negligible seasonal temperature variance, makes Kenya the perfect year-round destination for a combination, safari-and-beach holiday.
Seen as the sacred land of safari, Kenya has a special appeal from July to October, making it a perfect safari destination to get rid of the Covid blues! It is at this time that the scene is set for one of the world’s most epic natural wonders when almost two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle leave the southern Serengeti, to arrive in the Masai Mara. This abundance of wildlife and remote, isolated setting makes it a destination to make up for the gap in adventures for 2020!
The Masai Mara, together with Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo National Parks and the Chyulu Hills, offers fantastic year-round game viewing including the legendary ‘Big Five’. Our highlights for a Kenyan safari includes: Wildebeast Migration, The Lakes & Great Rift Valley, Big Five, Beautiful Landscapes, Local Culture and Mount Kenya. The unique escapes we provide, give you the amazing opportunity to be part of the migration, learn about the conservation efforts the local operators live and breathe on, and give you the inspiration to make your safari or honeymoon a truly unique experience!
Kenya Sustainable Development Goals
Africa as a continent can be classed as a beacon of light for sustainable/eco-friendly practices and Kenya especially as part of the Voluntary National Review for 2020 with the United Nations. Their long term vision is “to achieve accelerated, high, inclusive, broad based, sustainable economic growth, social-economic transformation and development”, in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Actions such as a national awareness initiative is being rolled out through the use of the government’s social media to spread their goals in relation to sustainable practices. This is paired with policies and strategies focusing on; “education, health, employment, social protection, financial inclusion, gender, agricultural productivity, special funds for youth, women and persons with disabilities”.
Throughout Kenya, especially within the numerous and expansive national parks, accommodation owners have set up private reserves and pursued extensive conservation efforts to maintain and protect levels of the indigenous wildlife. The “big 5” and more species of animal, draw tourists worldwide to Kenya, which creates a unique selling point for the country. Coupled with the unique accommodation detailed above makes Kenya a destination deserving of being on everyone’s list for 2022.
“Safaris are more than just viewing the "big 5". It's immersing yourself in the communities and lives of people from the surrounding area. Be part of the conservation of endangered animals and venture outside your comfort zone, for a Pure Break away”
Unique Safari Trips in Kenya