Kenya Animal Safari-top Four Kenya Safari Hot Spots

SHIMBA HILLS National park

An hour’s drive from the Indian Ocean through undulating faming country and colourful villages gets you to the beautiful Shimba Hills, a stunning landscape with steep valleys, rolling hills and pockets of rainforest. While the wildlife may not be abundant, the area is home to the only sable antelope in Kenya. Sable is a chocolate-brown horse-like antelope with magnificent, sweeping, sickle-shaped horns.The forests of Shimba resonate with exotic sounds of tree frogs, birds and bush babies. They host a number of tented camps and lodges, designed to induce relaxation. Place of interest for excursions include the Sheldrick Falls and the Mwalunganje Elephant Sanctuary, a community-based conservation project.

TSAVO National park

Apart from the man-eating lions that nearly stopped the construction of the Kenya-Uganda railway more than a century ago, Tsavo is renowned for its herd of elephants. You could be forgiven for thinking that the Tsavo elephants are a separate species, as their skin looks decidedly red. This is just the rich, brown dust giving them a photogenic ruby colour.

AMBOSELI National Park

Amboseli is a place of stark contrast. Despite its sometimes dry and dusty appearance, it has an endless water supply filtered by thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s icecap. These underground streams converge into two clear water springs in the heart of the park. The endemic dust is volcanic ash, which spewed from Kilimanjaro a millenim ago. The park is vast, the expanse only interrupted by the occasional trumpeting of elephants.


This land of abundant wildlife, ideal climate and dierse habitats is fanatic at any time of year. But it comes into its own when the wildbeest migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti over the raging Mara River onto the vast grasslands. It’s a spectacle. The sheer determination of the animals is amazing. They move as though driven, across plain, grassland and water. They do not stop. Even when some drown, the others just go crashing by. It’s a spectacle of a lifetime. The animals migrate from Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara between July and September and back in January and February.

By: Joe Mwangi

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