Kenya is one of the world’s magnificent wildlife destinations. Its Safari Parks, Game Reserves and Private conservancies are home to some of the highest and most diverse populations of wildlife on the planet. Traveling across vast landscapes bathed in soft morning light, your African dreams unfold before your eyes.
Visit the grassy plains and swamplands of Amboseli National Park to see an iconic scene – elephants silhouetted against the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro on the border of northern Tanzania. Flanking these elegant animals are graceful giraffes, energetic antelopes, buffalos, zebras, hippos, warthogs and many other herbivores.
A high concentration of predators abounds in Masai Mara National Reserve. 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.
Laikipia in northern Kenya offers you the second highest density of wildlife in Kenya, including Africa’s Big 5 – Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion and Leopard.
In Samburu National Reserve, you are introduced to the “Samburu Special Five” – Somali ostriches, grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, beisa oryx and gerenuks. Maneless lions, hyenas and cheetahs elegantly stalk their prey of gazelles, elands, impalas and other small creatures from the cover of tall grasses in Tsavo East and West National Parks. These common animals are plenty to keep you intrigued and engaged, but imagine your excitement at seeing some of Kenya’s rarest fauna – African wild dogs, sable antelopes and many more.
Kenya’s African Safari wildlife experiences extend into a smaller world that includes some of Africa’s “Little 5” from leopard tortoises to antlions – ask your Hitch A Hike Adventures representative about where to find the members of this delightful group.
The Great Annual Migration
Kenya is home to the greatest wildlife show on earth — the annual migration of one-and-a-half million wildebeest and their accompanying escort of zebra, antelope and predators — the Masai Mara remains Kenya’s most famous reserve thanks to the sheer brilliance of its game viewing.
Here, in a single morning, you can expect to see vast numbers of elephant, lion, giraffe, hippo and a veritable kaleidoscope of plains game, interspersed with such superb sightings as a lone cheetah perched on a termite mound, a leopard up a tree or a family of warthogs high-tailing it across the savannah.