I recognize that the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is the African Continent top jungle safari destination, however, today; we explore other safari adventure locations within Kenya that are equally intriguing or more intriguing than Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Kenya is the heartbeat of the East African Community and also the largest travel industry shareholder in the region. When Kenya is mentioned, most people would associate it with the Maasai people or the Maasai Mara National Reserve. I recognize that the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is the African Continent top jungle safari destination, however, today; we explore other safari adventure locations within Kenya that are equally intriguing or more intriguing than Maasai Mara National Reserve. Below are some of them.
1. Wildlife Watching in Tsavo West and Tsavo East
The year is 1899 and the British colonialists want to venture into the Kenyan hinterland to acquire enough land for their agricultural activities. They would initiate a project of building a railway line from the coastal town of Mombasa to a small swampy settlement in the heart of the country at a place called Nairobi. The Indian workers who would build the rail would face hurdle after hurdle due to the hilly terrain as well as the 'Man-eaters'.
These man eaters were the lions of the Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks of Kenya. The two Tsavos are dense forests and therefore it is not easy to spot a wild animal as in Maasai Mara, but they are more intriguing. They represent the true African Jungle.
Mount Kenya is one of the most beloved traveler destinations, especially by British Nationals. It is situated in the larger Mount Kenya National Park and is surrounded by high end traveler infrastructure. Climbing the highest peak of the mountain, Batian (5,199 meters), is no mean feat to accomplish. You will enjoy the dense rich forest vegetation and the mountain springs. While at it, why don't you head to Laikipia and take pictures at the exact point where the equator passes? The town of Laikipia is located at Zero Degrees latitude.
3. Click away at the beautiful sights at Menengai Craters
Of all the beautiful land formations in the world, nothing can compare to the lush green volcanic Menengai craters in Kenya's Great Rift Valley. It is a sight to behold - I wonder why Hollywood has not noticed this scenery. It is Kenya's best kept secret.
4. Hell's Gate National Park in Naivasha
The most notable feature of the Hell's Gate National Park is the diverse bird species, beautiful water pools, and the majestic geothermal power generation plants. Underground the park is an ever present steam that is used to produce some green power.
Nairobi is the only capital in the world that has a national park. Just 5 minutes out of the Central Business District of the Kenyan capital is the expansive sprawl that consists some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world ranging from the 'man-eaters' lions to giraffes and zebras. From your hotel room with a pair of good binoculars, you can view the wildlife - how amazing is that?
A traveler is advantaged to visit Kenya. You will have a chance to visit both Uganda and Rwanda's mountain gorillas using the same traveler visa you use in Kenya. Another advantage you have is that the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the regional air transport hub.