Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 9
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 9.5
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8

Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Waterbuck
Warthog
Reticulated Giraffe
Gerenuk
Cokes Hartebeest
Topi
Thomsons Gazelle
Kirk's Dik Dik
Colobus Monkey
Olive Baboon

Kenya is the classic African safari destination and generally with good quality tourism operators. Huge herds of plains game including the famous wildebeest migration, flamingo-clad lakes, exceptional birding and diverse scenery attract tourists from all over the world. Kenya has an interesting history with a diverse mix of cultures that make up its population. Nairobi is the largest city in east Africa and is the perfect base to start any safari with connecting flights to most major cities around the globe. Kenya also has superb beaches and small islands along its warm Indian Ocean coastline where exceptional fishing and diving safaris can be enjoyed. This is a great add-on to any safari to this part of the world. Given its proximity, Kenya can be easily linked with a trip to Tanzania or Gorilla / Primate trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.

Useful Information

Kenyan Highlights:

  • Experiencing the annual Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara National Park
  • Bird watching in the Nakuru National Park
  • Watching game at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park
  • Lazing on the tropical beaches of the Lamu Archipelago (exceptional diving and snorkeling too)
  • Fishing for Nile Perch in Lake Victoria

Parks and Reserves (click on the links below)

East African Coastline

Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

Lake Naivasha

Masai Mara

Nairobi National Park

Tsavo National Parks

Tours and Trips (click on the links below)

East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari

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Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Elephant
Wildebeest
Zebra

BIRDS
Ground Hornbill
Secretary Bird
Blue-headed Bee Eater
Great Blue Turaco
Vulterine Guineafowl

REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
Leopard Tortoise

TREES
Umbrella Thorn
Fever Tree
Sausage Tree

HABITAT TYPES
Open Grassland
Savannah
Riverine
Salt Lakes
Rocky Outcrops