Kenya is in the middle of Rift Valley – once a corridor of the greatest seasonal migrations of wild animals. Nowadays, there are pockets of national parks like Masai Mara, Nakuru, Bogoria, Tsavo, Amboseli, where animals still roam free. Come and see the Savannah before the dawn of man. Feel the life of our ancestors. Pilgrim and pay tribute to Nature. Animals remind us of life’s essentials – run, kill, eat, sleep, drink, flirt, mate and die…
Kenya has well organized national parks where animals and tourists meet with respect. The safari game drive industry helps these wildlife oasises exist and keeps the peace between animals and people.
SkyNomad Kenya offers 6 seated 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers Safary cars with a professional English-speaking driver for $230 per day.
The classic 2 day Masai Mara Tour starts from Nairobi and ends in Nairobi. It’s a 5 hour drive to the park with a panoramic crossing of Rift Valley between Longonot and Sussua volcanos. We enter the park for a late afternoon game drive, when animals prepare for the nightlife drama. After 6 pm we will go to a lodge or campsite and at sunrise we will continue, counting those who survived the night. Meeting lions, buffalo, giraffes, elephants, antelopes, wildebeests, zebras and hippos while the morning hunt is still on. The midday heat, makes predators and victims lazy, so we use the afternoon peace to leave the park and drive back to Nairobi. To get a sense of timelessness, we recommend you to stay one extra night in the park…
Another Kenya classic is the 2 day Naivasha-Nakuru Tour. Both Rift Valley lakes are accompanied by several parks. Camping or lodging is at the shores of Naivasha lake, where hippos often come at night. The tour starts and ends in Nairobi, but it can be extended with an extra day for hiking around the thin rim of Mt. Longonot volcano crater or Hell’s Gate park.
If you’re already hooked, then lets customize your tour for bird watching of flamingos at lake Bogoria, more game drives in Amboseli and Tsavo, panoramic hiking and camping at Chyulu hills with Kilimanjaro as a background, or proper climbing up to 5000 m of Mt Kenya.
It’s not a sin to be lazy and have some Indian Ocean beach time at Mombasa or Diani. The 500 km road trip from Nairobi to Mombasa can be freshened with stops at Chyulu or Tsavo National parks.