Kenya is one of Africa’s best destinations for safari, the country is found in East Africa boarded by Tanzania and Uganda. You have all reasons to choose Kenya as your post-COVID 19 lockdown safari destination since it has a lot to see and do and you can visit up to a month or more to get an experience of everything. There is a lot of wildlife which roam freely, including rare and endangered species and the Big Five, the magical beaches with cool breezes drift across the Indian Ocean, bird species, and Beautiful cultural people, the mountains from her highest peaks to her deepest ocean depths, Kenya gives you an African magical trip of a lifetime!
The tourism industry in Kenya is managed by Kenya Tourism Board and Ministry of Tourism in Kenya and Kenya is marketed and Positioned as the “Magical Kenya” which actually it is. The industry has contributed a lot to the economy of Kenya every year as the country hosts all nationalities and its biggest market is both Africa and Europe. Kenya is truly one of the best safari destinations as it exposes you to the true wilderness and natural environments.
What are the possible safari Packages to Kenya after covid 19 lockdown?
Encounter Africa safaris organizes safaris to Kenya of all kinds of budgets from budget to Super luxury packages guided by our new normal safari SOPS and social distancing. We also offer tailor-made trips considerate of your budget, the time you have and what you want to do and see. See below some of the packages.
What to do and see in Kenya as your covid 19 post lockdown safari destination.
Reasons for travel differ but after being recommend of some of the amazing activities and things to see by family and friends, reading about the amazing adventure in Kenya, here are some of the to do list while planning your visit.
The Great Wildebeest Migration in Africa
Kenya’s Great Migration is a real-world nature documentary! The migrations happen through the vast landscape of Masai Mara National Reserve from July to October, Suddenly, the immense shapes of wildebeests begin to emerge from the dust. A chaotic mix of hoofs, grey-black fur, white beards, tails and short manes thunder across the plains, with the presence of zebras. Following the direction of their heading, Dozens of wildebeests stand along a ledge just above the river, stomping and grunting. You will see a migration of a lifetime.
The Great Migration happens every year which involves over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of Zebras migrating from the southern parts of Serengeti National Park plains and Ngorongoro crater to the southern parts of Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and back to Serengeti National Park. It is named the Great Migration because it is not like other migrations this is unique and hard because it involves a clockwise movement of wildebeests and Zebras spanning an approximate 3000-kilometre journey as they search for fresh grounds and rear their young ones during seasonal changes every year. The Great Migration normally happens in the dry season forcing the wildebeests and Zebras to move in search for fresh grazing vegetation and water. The Great Migration is an epic safari option recommended for many travellers visiting Kenya and Tanzania this will give you the best African Safari Experience.
Big Five Wildlife Experiences in Kenya’s National Parks & Reserves
Kenya is one of the world’s magnificent wildlife destinations in Africa that gives you an opportunity to see the big five during game drives. The country’s parks, reserves and private conservancies are habitat to diverse populations of wildlife on the in Africa and you will see many during your morning and afternoon game drives in any park your visit. Kenya has 54 national parks and reserves all over the country and this is the biggest number in the East African region, some of the most famous are Masai-Mara National reserve, Lake Nakuru National park, Amboseli national park, Aberdare national park, Samburu national reserve, Tsavo National park, Meru national park and Nairobi national park. There is lot of wildlife to see namely giraffes, Elephants, energetic antelopes, buffalos, zebras, hippos, warthogs, Rhinos and many other herbivores. The high concentration of predators abounds in Masai Mara National Reserve are Lions, leopards, cheetahs and other powerful hunters thrive on resident prey animals year-round, and the wildebeest migration brings a greater bounty to the plains. Kenya has the highest density of wildlife reason you should choose Kenya as your safari destination.
Cultural Encounter in Kenya
Kenya has a diversity of unique cultures namely the Maasai, Samburu, Swahili, Turkana, Pokot, El Molo, Rendille and other tribal people. We do arrange authentic village visits any time of the year that you get to experience the cultural dances, the way of life of the people, the languages, these complete your African safari. You actually participate in the traditions and ceremonies of native tribes, Imagine being invited to a real Maasai wedding, learning how to prepare a coastal meal and visit with Samburu village women while they show you how to make intricately beaded chokers.
The pastoral setting and semi-nomadic lifestyle of the Masai provides an untainted wilderness to live side by side with animals, visit the local markets and crafts shops for beautiful souvenirs, you can also carry donations to children and women and other needy groups of the communities as you contribute to their improved livelihoods. The incredible African culture completes your African safari as you choose Kenya as your safari destination.
White Sand Beaches and Isolated Islands
Are you looking for honeymoon vacation, relaxation from work environments, the coastal beaches are the real deal and magical for you. The warm, turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean lap the shores of long stretches of white sand beaches of Kenya. Small islands like Funzi just beyond the South Coast offer peaceful seclusion away from the hectic pace of life in the modern world. Mombasa gives you the experience of a coastal destination on the north and south beaches. The cool breezes from the ocean will complete your experience and give you a reason for choosing Kenya as your safari destination.
Ancient Artifacts from the Oldest Humans.
Travelling to Kenya will introduce you to the great ancient history, Archaeologists, paleoanthropologists and palaeontologists from almost every part of the world come to Kenya to discover the earliest artefacts of humanity. There are internationally-recognized sites such as Lake Turkana is recognized for its significant contributions to archaeology, earning the reputation of being the “Cradle of Mankind.” As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kobi Fora section has advanced the science of palaeontology more than any other place in Africa, with some relics being more than 3 million years old.
Birding in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley Lakes
For bird watchers, Kenya’s wetlands and lakes of the Great Rift Valley are vital ecosystems that support some of the most beautiful and diverse avifauna species. Taking drives along the shores of the famous Lake Nakuru where millions of flamingos gather to devour over 300,000 kilograms of the algae. These lesser and greater rosy-coloured feathered creatures mingle amongst one of the highest concentrations of long-crested eagles, as well as cormorants, goliath herons, African fish eagles, pink-backed pelicans and other speckled birds, all accounting for only a small sample of the more than 450 recorded species. Lake Bogoria, another of the Great Rift Valley lakes, is one of the richest of Kenya’ Important Bird Areas with over 373 recorded bird species. Lake Naivasha is a habitat to black herons, great white egrets, black-lored babblers, kingfishers and many other of the over 450 species that have been recorded at the lake. Our professional guides will help you identify the birds while on your birding safari to Kenya.
What is the cost of the safari to Kenya?
We quote the price of the safari to Kenya according to your budget and the time you would like to spend on the safari. We have safari options for budget, midrange and luxury and you choose the best option according to your interest. The safari Package is an all-inclusive having accommodation, transport, park entrances, game drives, guide fees, all meals, and all activity fees as per the plan. Most of our packages are exclusive of international flight fares, Visa fees, and Alcoholic drinks and the plan will always show.
The safari costs reduce per person when you are more than one person travelling and we do have group trips as well. The cost reduces because of the shared cost of transport, accommodation and other services. Contact us and let us tailor your trip to suit your budget for a magical experience to Kenya as your safari destination.
How to access Kenya as a safari destination?
Kenya is easily accessed from all parts of the world, there are even direct flights to Europe and other African countries. You can visit Kenya through its borders from Tanzania or from Uganda and other neighbouring countries. As a visitor to the East African region, there is an East Africa tourist Visa that costs USD100 and allows you multiple entries of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. This gives you an opportunity to visit Uganda or Rwanda and choose Kenya as the safari destination or have a safari in all the three countries. The Kenya single Visa can also be obtained at the Airport prior online application at USD50. The roads within Kenya as a tourist destination are in good condition connecting to different national parks, reserves, hotels and other places in cases of road trips. There are internal flights as well as connecting different tourist destinations within Kenya.
What are the accommodation choices in Kenya as a safari destination?
Where to stay is one of the essentials when planning your African trip, Kenya has all kinds of lodges/Hotels/Camps that we can arrange your stay that suits your budget depending on the destination you are in. These range from budget to super luxury choices which differ in the standard service. Some of the budget camps range from USD100 per person per night on the full board meal plan with choices on Menu. We always suggest lodges where we are comfortable with your safety, health and comfort and we consider rooms with en-suite bathrooms and toilets. All the accommodation facilities have single, double, twin, and family rooms as well as honey cottages for some. Contact us about your safari and we suggest places to stay in within the preferred places to visit in Kenya.
Why book with Encounter Africa safaris to Kenya as your safari destination?
Encounter Africa safaris offers amazing experiences to all tourist places in Kenya and the rest of the East African region as a whole. Contact us for our discounted packages and also tailor-made trips. Our magic in organizing authentic experience stems from the fact that we have overtime assembled a team mixed with young and energetic staff guided by well experienced mature managers and directors who are passionate about what they do. Encounter Africa Safaris is highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor and safari bookings to help you learn on the experiences of the other travellers who have travelled with us.