Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve (also “Masai Mara”) is one of the world’s most magnificent game reserves. Bordering Tanzania, the Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and forms a wildlife corridor between the two countries. It’s named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. In their language, Mara means “mottled,” perhaps a reference to the play of light and shadow from the acacia trees and cloud-studded skies on the vast grasslands.
The park is famous for the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk. The park is also known for providing excellent predator sightings, thanks to its relatively large populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard – especially in the dry months from December through February. Thanks to the park’s altitude, the weather here is mild and gentle year-round.
African Home Adventure Safaris facilitates your opportunity to explore and enjoy the diverse Kenya cultural tours and traditional practices of different tribes of Kenya. The major tribes in Kenya are Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kikuyu and Luhya which together account for 70% of the total population. In their rural homes, these Kenyan tribes exhibit the distinct Kenya cultural code of practices and traditions peculiar to each other [pretty different from the others]. We are flexible in these Kenya cultural safaris itineraries as the number of days to participate in them, depends on which tribe, season, occasion and distance from the starting point.
The Maasai tribe is the most authentic ethnic tribe of Kenya. The Maasai tribe is a unique and popular tribe in Kenya due to their long preserved traditional culture. Despite education, civilization and western cultural influences, the Maasai people in Kenya have clung to their traditional way of life, making them a symbol of Kenyan culture.
Many of the places we feature across Kenya already include a wide range of activities, but in some cases there are highly recommended extra activities that are not automatically included as part of your stay.
These day-trips and excursions often add a special dimension to your itinerary, elevating it from a memorable holiday to the trip of a lifetime. They are often very popular, so they are best booked in advance with Bushgetaways Tours & Travels before you depart on your trip.
Please talk to your Bushgetaways specialist if you would like to find out more about any of these excursions in Kenya.
A family Holiday safari is a big family holiday unlike any other. A chance to see animals of all kinds in beautiful natural environments. To experience African cultures and share real adventures together. And maybe finish with a few days by the Indian Ocean. When we design a family safari holiday we take you into the heart of real Africa nothing like what you find in package holiday brochures. You’ll fly by small plane into remote places, stay in small luxury camps and lodges surrounded by beauty and wildlife. Have fun with expert guides who’ll take you on adventures you’ll remember for ever. One minute you’ll enjoy a family of baboons playing, chasing each other through the trees, then watch spellbound as twenty elephant drink and hose themselves at the river’s edge. Mostly, you will experience this with just you, your guide and no-one else.
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Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). Mount Kenya is located in the former Eastern and central provinces of Kenya, now Meru, Embu, Laikipia, Kirinyaga, Nyeri and Tharaka Nithi counties, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.
Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in very eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the centre. There are currently 11 small glaciers, which are shrinking rapidly, and will likely be gone forever by 2050, due to global warming. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.
There are several vegetation bands from the base to the summit. The lower slopes are covered by different types of forest. Many alpine species are endemic to Mount Kenya, such as the giant lobelias and senecios and a local subspecies of rock hyrax. An area of 715 km2 (276 sq mi) around the centre of the mountain was designated a National Park and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The park receives over 16,000 visitors per year.