Kenya

Kenya ~ http://suitcasesandsunsets.com/kenya.htmlKenya is the land of African superlatives. From the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, to flamingo ringed soda lakes and the Indian Ocean coast, rolling savannah, vibrant tribes, shimmering desert and big-game wildlife, it simply has no match. Kenya lies astride the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. It is a medium sized country by continental standards, covering an area of about 586,600 sq.kms.

Kenya is where the concept of the safari was born. Kenya safaris offer an incredible diversity of landscapes and some of the highest concentrations of wildlife in the world. This is where elephants mingle with vast herds of zebra, wildebeest and buffalo, while leopard, cheetah and lion thrive. From the stampeding herds of the Mara to the cultures of the Maasai, Rendille and Samburu, and the Pink Flamingos of the Rift Valley Lakes against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Kenya.

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Blessed with a huge array of activities – from ballooning and horse-riding to bush-walking, camel trekking and vintage biplane excursions – Kenya will always be a fabulous safari destination.

Tsavo West forms one of the largest wildlife conservation areas on Earth and is one of the largest national parks in Kenya. The park has abundant wildlife, but due to its size and thicker vegetation game viewing is more challenging. For this reason it is less popular than the Maasai Mara and Amboseli. However, the park has one of the most diverse landscapes in East Africa, with several volcanic craters and interesting hills. Tsavo East is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, situated mid-way between Nairobi and Mombasa. The Galana River passes through the Park and this provides life giving waters in this arid region. It is home to some of the largest Elephant herds in Kenya.Together Tsavo East and Tsavo West form one of the largest conservation areas on the planet.

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