Planning a safari to Kenya can be an enjoyable experience for everyone, but there are several things you should know before leaving for your trip. This beautiful country is home to some of the most diverse animal species on earth. Kenya boasts the largest collection of antelopes and zebras in the world. The majority of tourists visiting Kenya come here for the game, with elephants, lions and cheetahs being the most common animals spotted around the country.
Kenya is currently experiencing a tourism boom due to the fact that more visitors are becoming interested in visiting the country. Tourism has enabled many areas to become nature parks and thus provide excellent opportunities for animal viewing. Kenya boasts the best wildlife reserves in the world with the most visited park in Africa being the Maasai Mara in Serengeti. You can book a luxury tour to Kenya for example, that takes you close to some of the best wildlife on earth.
When planning your safari, you need to consider where you want to go. Most visitors choose to tour the country in either vehicle or camp. In case of vehicle tours, you can travel to any town or city within the country and can stay in either a tent or lodge. You can decide on either an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tour or a Jeep or Motorcycle touring option. Camping options consist of luxury safari tents, campsites, guest houses and lodges. There are also several outboard motorized tours available.
While on safari, it is recommended to wear a full length safari suit including gloves, hat, sunglasses and mosquito repellent. Various other items of personal apparel such as raincoat, thermal long pants, thermal shorts, thermal long top and thermal raincoat can be worn as well. Other items that should not be brought on a safari but can be taken on a picnic include brass weapons and spears, glass containers and glass necklaces.
It is important to remember that Kenya is a high altitude country with lots of opportunity for wildlife spotting. This is especially true in the Northern region, where there are lions, elephants, buffaloes and leopards among others. Other animals to spot include wild goats, flamingos, hornbills, giraffes, impala and various bird species. Primates are also common in the northern part of the country apart from white and black ants. Primates are usually seen loafing around during the day and lazing around at night in their tents.
While on safari, you should be prepared for lions to pass by. It is recommended to keep well away from their path to prevent them coming close to your vehicle. There have been cases where children have been attacked by lions so it is better to keep a close distance. You will also need good boots to wear to protect your feet from hot lava rocks.