The landscape of Kenya represents most peoples’ concept of Africa. It was here that the first organized wildlife vacations took place and the country's diversity of wildlife, people and culture continues to make Kenyan safaris the most popular vacation in Africa.
A safari in Kenya offers choices of both national parks and private areas, making it possible for the discerning visitor to admire the breathtaking scenery and dense game populations in natural, undisturbed surroundings. At Aardvark, we offer a wide range of excellent, intimate little-known safari camps affording you access to the quieter and less visited Kenyan safari areas.
The Masai Mara Reserve, host to the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from July to October and the Amboseli National Park with it’s stunning views over the Tanzanian border to the perpetually snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro are the most popular destinations. Other less famous Kenyan safari destinations, which our clients enjoy, include the wildlife areas of the Lewa Conservancy and Meru National Park. Past clients have also recommended areas with varied activities, including a Kenyan walking vacation, a camel safari, fishing or bird watching expeditions, as well as Kenyan riding safaris. You may also want to include visits to the beautiful Chyulu Hills, take in the dramatic Rift Valley scenery of Laikipia, or explore the remote Mathews Range of hills in Northern Kenya.
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Kenya Safaris - A Personal View
I have spent plenty of time in Kenya over the years and it never fails to make an impression. Whatever you do here be it riding in the Chyulus, walking in Laikipia, kayaking across Lake Baringo, bird-watching in the Matthews ranges, game driving in the Masai Mara, or just chatting to the locals it is always a joyous event.
It is a populous country where there is great pressure on space for people and wildlife but where many superb conservation and development projects are doing excellent work, often on a small, local scale and instigated and managed by people who have a stake in the country and its future rather than expats who are there to do a job.
For me the sound of Kenya is laughter, chatter and birdsong; the sound of contented and happy people; people who know that despite the many daily problems they face life is a great thing to be involved in. It feels like home, probably because it is where we all came from, and I always hate to leave.
Francis Naumann - One of Aardvark Safaris' Kenya safari specialists
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