Safaris don't have to take months and cost a fortune. Visiting the most spectacular and popular game reserves in Kenya can be done in a week.
For a short safari packed with adventure, beautilful nature and wildlife we recommend a trip as follows:
- 2 nights in the breathtakingly beautifull Samburu. A semi-dessert area were you 'll be surprised by the abundance of wildlife that can make a living in these arid surroundings. Elephants, the endangered Grevy's zebra and the 3 big cats are commonly seen here - along with gerenuks, Grant's gazelles and many other more common species like giraffes, buffalos and Dik-Diks.
- 2 nights in Lake Nakuru National Park with the famous soda lake tainted by pink flamingos. The surrounding national park may be your best chance of seeing rhinos in Kenya, and the chances of seeing lions, leopards and hyenas are quite good too.
- 2 nights in the Maasai Mara - Kenya's most famous game reserve. At the right time of year you may be lucky to see the wilderbeasts crossing the Mara River, and you are almost guaranteed to see several hundreds of thousands of wilderbeasts and zebras here. Besides the 3 big cats, you've also got a chance of seing a serval cat here, and off course giraffes, crocodiles, hippos, elephants and numerous species of gazelles and antelopes.
Depending on your plane connections, you may also find time to visit Thomson's Falls and make a stop on the Equator for a demonstration of the Coriolis Force, or pay a visit to some of Nairobi's attractions, like the giraffe centre, the elephant sanctury, Nairobi National Park or the National Museum and snake park.