Why You Should Safari in Kenya
A safari in Kenya is among the most unbelievable experiences and the best travel experience of life. Nevertheless, many travellers share some common uncertainties about security and any media about Kenya seems to bring only narratives of road accidents, ebola and terrorism. Nevertheless, you have to be unlucky to get caught up in trouble of those forms.
1. To see the fantastic Wildebeest Migration
2. Seashore, bush, mountains, desert, savannah – Kenya has many different surroundings and distinct cultures with them,, wildlife and birds
3. Poaching is improving and grim predictions say there will not be any elephants in 20 years
4. Kenyan people are able to welcome visitors – low tourist amounts influence the whole market and Kenyans want to show travellers their beautiful country
The fantastic Wildebeest Migration
However even in the event that you lose the river crossing, seeing the enormous herds (animals inside their millions!) grazing the savannah is a sight to behold. Cameras cannot do it justice; you’ve got to see it for yourself.
Whether you want desert experience, bush escape, mountain climb or a beach holiday, Kenya has everything. And you could put together an itinerary that covers some or all these environments without needing to fly long distances. The most common Kenyan holiday combines a safari having a day or two in the beach in the end to wash the dust away. And along with these different environments comes different cultures and wildlife – Samburu has five endemic species you won’t see in the southern parks. For culture, you finish in cosmopolitan Nairobi and can see a Maasai village, experience 14 distinct ethnic groups. You do not have to trek for a week to appreciate the mountains, although the highlight is Mt Kenya; there are coffee and tea plantations to visit and the beautiful Thomson’s Falls. Through the Rift Valley and into western Kenya are lakes such as the famous flamingos, with the myriad birdlife.
The Kenyan safari is threatened by poaching
There appears to be an understanding that poaching was a problem in years previous, but isn’t now. Regrettably this is not true, and in fact it’s becoming worse. One prediction is the fact that there will not be any elephants if poaching continues at the current rate. Lions and rhinos may also be under significant hazard, with rhinos disappearing in a rate which is simply unsustainable. It’s hard to be optimistic that humans will be able to turn the tendency with market forces so powerful across for ivory and rhino horn, so that it’s maybe easier to come to Kenya now before it is too late, to see these spectacular creatures.
Tourism is the largest industry in Kenya when tourism amounts are low the economic impact is felt by the whole country. Kenyans are naturally sharp to welcome visitors and show off their nation. Not everyone is a terrorist or a madman; most are excited to meet with travellers and pleased with their country. Come and see for yourself and be inspired!
A Kenyan safari will probably be one of the very most unforgettable experiences of your lifetime. I have now made Kenya my house and came to it in 2010.
What are your awareness of Kenya? Do news reports that are negative impact your final decision on where to travel or can you do your own research and ignore the hype? Please leave your comments below.