Top reasons on why to go for a Wildlife Safari in Kenya
Why Go for a Wildlife Safari in Kenya, Cultural, Historical Trip & Marine Beach Vacation.
An African safari involves several wildlife game drives, staying in remote locations, and observing the behavior and survival skills of Nature’s inhabitants. You can choose to be electronically unplugged from the modern world (internet is available, but ignored; turned off the cell phone; no newspapers, radio or television), no fast food chain restaurants, no vehicular traffic, no crowds of people, no man-made noises – an alien world in today’s fast-paced, modern hurly burly.
Wildlife Safari in Kenya is one of Africa’s most distinct and stunning locations and your travels with Sima Safari takes you to the country’s finest destinations.
The source of the word “safari” from Swahili and its exact meaning is a journey. The tourists changed the concept and made it into open African parks where you can meet animals in their natural habitat.
The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. From the big five to the small five, Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the wildest game thus the reason why Wildlife Safari in Kenya is in deed unforgettable.
Dotted in their unique landscapes, geographical features, a vast array of game ensues. The icing of Wildlife Safari in Kenya is the annual Wildebeest Migration at the infamous Maasai Mara migration between mid-July and late October.
This is the best example of wild nature at its best as hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, topi and elands.
Sustainable tourism and a globally-recognized model of wildlife management mean that you see pristine wilderness and internationally-significant habitats where wildlife roams freely, including rare and endangered species and the Big Five. Visit magical Kenya, and experience all that Africa offers.
Kenya is located in East Africa. Its terrain rises from a low coastal plain on the Indian Ocean to mountains and plateaus (areas of level high ground) at its center.
Most Kenyans live in the highlands, where Nairobi, the capital, sits at an altitude of 1,700 metres.
West of Nairobi the land descends to the Great Rift Valley, a 6,400-kilometre tear in the Earth’s crust. Within this valley in the deserts of northern Kenya are the green waters of famous Lake Turkana.
Kenyan people & culture.
In Kenya, more than 60 languages are spoken and there are more than 40 ethnic groups. Almost everyone there speaks more than one African language.
Music and storytelling are important parts of Kenyan culture. For centuries, tribes throughout the country have used songs, stories and poems to pass on their beliefs, history, and customs.
Most areas in Kenya are very safe and especially the national parks area and the south beaches of Diani Beach. Kenya is the most traditional touristic nation is East Africa and the experience of the Kenyan in hospitality and welcoming tourist is very well known.
Areas that are in clashes with the Somali borders along the North beaches and the North national parks are area we recommend to avoid these days.
Imagine a straight line from Mombasa to Lake Turkana and all area west of this line are very safe to travel and are the most attractive areas ( see map above)
Kenya is a politically stable, multi-democratic country. As in all countries, a little common sense goes a long way and reasonable precautions should still be taken, such as shocking valuables in the hotel safe and not walking alone at night.
Best Time for Safari
July – October – Great migration is in Masai Mara (other months are also good although great migration is not in Kenya)
Local: Time is GMT + 3 hours.
Banks and bureau de change are available at airports and in all major. Banks hours are from Monday – Friday 8:20am – 3:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 1:30pm
Currancy value: Kenyan shilling : 1 USD = 106 kes 1Euro = 120 Kes ( correct to June 2020) .
Kiswahili and English
Millions of people visit Kenya each year to see its endless savannah and the animals that inhabit it: elephants, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, hippos, rhinos and more. The Kenyan government has set up more than 50 reserves and parks to protect these animals.
People hoping to spot some amazing African wildlife usually focus on Kenya’s lowland savannah. But Kenya’s ecosystems also include deserts, swamps, mountain and forests. Each region has its own mix of plants and animals that are suited to the area’s particular conditions. While on wildlife Safari in Kenya you will also visit the highland forests which are home to many animals found nowhere else in the world!
The intrigue and adventure of Kenya reaches back into the birth of mankind, stretches along miles of white sand beaches and journeys into dense forests and divergent deserts. Iconic landmarks such as Mount Kenya stand above the savannah plains and tropical woodlands while its intricate waterfalls lie nestled within the montane foothills.
Cool breezes drift across the Indian Ocean to refresh your soul in the country’s many coastal towns and islands. From her highest peaks to her deepest ocean depths, Kenya gives you an African dream trip of a lifetime!
See throngs of wildebeest thundering across the savanna during the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara; come eye-to-eye with an elephant in Amboseli; or marvel at Lake Nakuru, flecked with thousands of flamingos.
In these sun-soaked lands, ancient tribes, such as the Maasai, Kikuyu, and Samburu, retain their traditional customs, living in relative harmony with the natural world.
Beyond the world-famous safari parks lies a trove of coastal treasures. You can snorkel and dive fish-rich coral reefs, relax on pearly beaches, experience the melting pot of cultures and cuisines in Mombasa and Malindi, and explore tropical islands steeped in Swahili history.
Topographically, Wildlife Safari in Kenya is stunning. Surrounded by calderas and mountain ranges, the Great Rift Valley divides the country. To the east of this sweeping valley, you can climb the snow-cloaked equatorial peaks of Mount Kenya and fish for trout in crystal-clear streams.
Getting to Kenya
Kenya has three international airports; Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Moi International Airport in Mombasa.
These airports service numerous international carriers including the national airline Kenya Airways. Kenya has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.
Kenya can be accessed by road from Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia. Immigration should be processed at land border stations.
Entry by sea is possible, and immigration should be processed at a port facility.
Flights to and within Kenya:
Kenya Airways ( KQ)
Daily flight arriving to Nairobi from Amsterdam at and 20:55pm supported with connection flight of Air France, KLM and Air Europa which sharing the same Skyteam miles partners.
Daily flight from JFK airport in NY and can be from most destinations in USA and Canada together with DELTA AIRLINE which is part of Skyteam group
Arrive to Nairobi 10:25am
Advantage: Price and very comfortable transit facilities for 30$ in the Business launch in Kigali
Disadvantage: Limited destinations London, Brussels, Tel Aviv near future NY.
Ethiopian Airlines – Daily Flights.
4 Daily flights to Nairobi Arrive at – (01:20 am, 10:25am, 13:30pm, 18:35pm) for starting the Safari first,
2 Flights to Mombasa arrive at – ( 11:30am, 18:00pm) if starting your vacation on Diani beach first.
Advantage to arrive with Ethiopian airlines are;
• Comfortable arriving hours
• Reliable in time table
• Depart from most major airport in Europe and USA member in Star Alliance therefore can use code sharing with Lufthansa Swiss United Airlines
• Arrive to 2 destinations in Kenya .
• Transit facilities are crowded since Ethiopian airlines – Addis Ababa is a big hub of transit
• No business launch facilities for economy class even with a credit card payment
Arriving to Nairobi from Brussels and Gatwick London 10:35am on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.
Advantage: Price and very comfortable transit facilities for 30$ in the Business launch in Kigali.
Disadvantage: Limited destinations London, Brussels, Tel Aviv near future NY
Only 3 flights a week
Daily flights, arriving to Nairobi 02:55am.
• Vast origin from the entire world
• Star Alliance member
• Relatively competitive price ( Between Ethiopian to KLM and Swiss)
• More expensive then Ethiopian airlines
Arrive daily to Kilimanjaro and Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar with Kenya Airways as code sharing.
Dozens of domestic flights a day between the various reserves and cities, mostly 13-seat Cessna aircraft called Caravan like SAFARILINK AIRLINE https://www.flysafarilink.com/
AIR KENYA https://www.airkenya.com/Daily flights from Nairobi to Diani and Mombasa daily flights
PRECISION AIR and Kenya Airways to Zanzibar or Continue Safari in Tanzania
Sima Safari builds safari routes where the transition from reserve to air is airy and shortens administrative travel times
From Nairobi or Mombasa to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and Lakes.
The Wildlife Safari in Kenya Can be Done in Several Ways:
Dedicated SUVs – The Most Popular Way to Experience the Safari, Suitable for Everyone, Families and Groups.
Safari Land Cruisers crosses gips that can comfortably stay up to 6 people but also 7 casts can be accommodated comfortably.
Toyota van 4X4 to 8 people slows cheaper than the unique and unique to Kenya.
Walking Safaris – There are reserves where you can experience the animals while walking safely, of course. There are no divides between nature and nature in my safari. Good combination with SUVs.
There is a special safari on the island at Lake Naivasha and on the 6 day route of Mount Kenya. You see route here.
An overnight sight-seeing safari in the Abardare Reserve where guests are being told when elephants, rhinos and other animals arrive at the salt lake at night.
View from the Lodge only
The route options and the life experiences in Kenya are many. We at Sima Safari, who know every reserve, trail, beach and attraction in East Africa, sew tailor-made safari tours and exotic beaches that are just right for anyone and any family or group according to their wishes and season.
We are planning for you and for you the right dose for you if it is a safari only, a beach resort only and / or a combination of the magical beaches of Kenya or Zanzibar with a fascinating and perhaps safari trek in Mount Kenya.
Once all your route has been decided it is to enjoy the holiday and the safari not to worry about talking, we will take care of all the logistics and experiences.
How to get to the reserves?
Reservations can be reached with both the safari jeep and light aircraft starting from two seats or higher and landing in an area of land that can sometimes be seen as elephant giraffe or antelope herds in lowering and close to the runway. When you land, a safari jeep will always be waiting for you with a guide.
Kenya is very diverse in its goals and the different paths and experiences you personally prefer to experience. From this variety it can be a little confusing to choose the right track for you.
This is also true for other countries in Africa. We plan for you and the right dose for you if it is a safari only, a safari combined with one of East Africa’s summits (see trekking), a beach resort only and / or a combination of Kenya’s or Zanzibar’s magical beaches, and a fascinating Kenya safari trip.
Once all your route has been decided it is to enjoy the holiday and the safari not to worry, we will already take care of all the logistics and experiences from begining to the end.
Getting to the national parks can be done by using both the safari vehicle and flight aircraft starting from two seats or higher and landing in runway with in the national parks and sometimes during the landing can be seen, elephant, giraffes or antelope herds while lowering and close to the runway. At the runway, Sima Safari tour guide and safari car will always be waiting for you equipped with everything you need.