MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
NAKURU NATIONAL PARK (THE PINK LAKE)
MARA GAME RESERVE
everyone who visits Kenya goes to this 320-sq. km. of open grassland dotted with
flat-topped acacia trees. A visit to Mara is truly a staggering one, and which
is likely to have a profound effect on your own feeling of insignificance. This
is the Kenyan section of the Serengeti and animals are in abundant. All year round,
the Masai Mara, a living tapestry of grassy savanna, spreading thorn trees, rounded
hills and tall gallery forests with its abundant wild life draw hundreds of thousands
of photographers and visitors from all over the world. The Mara is home to millions
of wild game such as wildebeest and gazelle among others and are continuously
tracked by Africa's great predators. The annual migration of these animals is
one of the most inspiring sights on earth, and this is the dramatic life and death
struggle that tourists come to see. Other animals seen are lion, elephant, cheeter,
leopard, zebra, antelope, impala, Thomson gazelle, topi, giraffe, baboon, jackal,
warthog, rhino and hyena.
A visit to the Masai village, located inside the
reserve. This is a cultural village of the Masai tribe's people and it is an ideal
place to take video pictures, buy trinkets and beadwork.
Safaris, Hot-air ballooning at dawn as you drift quietly, is the best way of viewing
the savanna plains and the animals without the intrusion of vehicles and the dozens
NAKURU NATIONAL PARK (THE PINK LAKE)
This is 200-sq. km shallow Soda Lake
lying in the volcanic strewn Rift Valley and is one of a chain of lakes stretching
the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. It is world's greatest bird spectacle
with millions of pink flamingos and pelicans, birds of prey like vulture, eagle
and such animals as waterbuck and black rhino, buffalo, Reedbuck, gazelle, leopard,
hyrax, hippos, velvet-monkey, Rothschild giraffe and baboon. This is an ideal
place for ornithologists and photographers.
This is one of the Rift Valley's fresh water lakes with different
ecology from that of the soda lakes. It is also home to a large variety of bird
species. Main activities are fishing (both sport and commercial fishing). The
Crater Lake found here is magnificent with lush green vegetation at the bottom
of a beautiful volcanic crater. HELL'S GATE Located in Naivasha area, is one of
the lowland parks on the country which you can walk through. The looming cliffs
and the Hell's Gate gorge itself are spectacular and home to a variety of birds
and such animals as zebra, baboons, Thomson gazelle, antelope, cheeter, and leopard.
Another main attraction is the Fischer's Tower 25-m high calcium of volcanic rock.
The Olkaria Geothermal power station, which uses one of the hottest sources of
energy in the world, is also a spectacular site, with plumes of steam rising into
This is a shallow soda lake in the Rift Valley with ecology
similar to that of Lake Nakuru. It is home to a large variety of birds such as
This is a shallow lake found in the Rift Valley, covering an area
of 30 square kilometer, with a depth of 9 meters and home to flamingos. Other
attractions are the HOT SPRINGS and GEYSERS (with the Hot Springs boiling hot),
gazelles, greater kudu, and impala. The sheer face of the northeastern ends of
the Aberdare Ranges dominates the eastern side of the lake.
This is a fresh water lake in the Rift Valley, covering an area
of 170 square kilometer, with a depth of 12 meters. KAMPI YA SAMAKI is the center
of exploration in lake Baringo. This is a spectacular and mellow place to visit
particularly with the Boating trips to the islands such as the 'Devil's island'
and also with the bird walk, together with the various water sports available