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Kenya is a land of dreams as far as world’s natural heritage goes. The kind of wildlife one witnesses here is hardly matched by any other country on planet. No wonder, it has been the favorite of documentary filmmakers all these years who camp here regularly to shoot the stunning African wildlife. From the big Cats like Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs to small Cats like Servals and Caracals to unique wildlife like Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Elephants, Hippos to over 1200 species of exotic birds, Kenya is a treasure trove of natural heritage. Take your shot at this amazing land by destination, interest or budget.
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Top things to do in Kenya
Kenya is home to some of the best national parks of the world. The Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Samburu National Park, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park and are the wildlife hotspots of the country. Known for the sighting of the lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, tigers, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, jackals and reptiles, including crocodiles, pythons, snakes and so on, these national parks and conservation areas hold a large variety of wildlife that is spotted seamlessly due to the flat savannah terrain. The African safari experience is one of its kind and Kenyan reserves provide top notch encounters.
The Great Migration
One of the world’s most spectacular animal migrations from Serengeti to the Masai Mara National Park is a sight to behold. Thousands of animals, including the wildebeests and zebras cross over across the Mara River between July to October in search of food and water. The Great Migration attracts hordes of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts, who witness one of the most amazing ecological and wildlife ecosystem dynamics.
Besides the national parks and reserves, some of the Kenyan national parks are excellent birding sites. The flamingoes cover the lake areas into a sea of pink with many other migratory as well resident birds including the pelicans, eagles, egrets, herons and more. For any bird lover Kenya provides umpteen numbers of options to spot and watch in flight the winged beauties.