Monday, October 26, 2009

Kenya Safari Holidays Information Guide

Kenya Safari Holidays Information Guide
A Kenya holiday gives you the exclusive chance to merge the total relaxation of a beach holiday vacation with a true Kenya wildlife safari tour. The commencement of cheap safari holiday packages to the Kenya coast of Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu, and Lamu Island has in fact brought down the prices of traveling to Kenya and most of the wholesale package tour operators, safari company and travel agents in the Europe, Japan and America now offer packaged travel holidays to Kenya. This is great news for those searching for perfect beach holiday and adventure safaris in Kenya sun vacation destination.

It also means that you can take advantage of the cheap tours to Kenya and go on a Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo safari holiday as an excursion from the beach. What many travelers especially from Australia and Canada have done in the past is to book a beach package holiday in Kenya, taking advantage of the cheap flights and hotel resorts , villas in Mombasa and then sign up for a few days to travel on Safari in Kenya

How to Plan a Perfect Kenya Holiday

Step 1: Book a Package Holiday to the Beach in Kenya safaris
Step 2: Book your Kenya Safari Holiday

There will of course be travel companies, tour operators and safari agencies that will book both your beach and safari holiday under one package, this can take away some of the work involved, just be sure that you are getting a good holiday deal.

Step 1: Package Holiday on the Beach in Kenya

Research and book a cheap package holiday on the beach in Kenya .Kenya has some of the best beaches in the world, with popular beach holiday destinations that include Malindi, Diani and Mombasa. The Kenya coastline is out of this world; with bone-white sands, crystal clear waters and coral reefs that make Kenya is a great place to Scuba Dive as well as to laze on the beach. The historical city of Mombasa consists of a maze of narrow streets, a busy port, the historical Fort Jesus, some incredible mosques as well as some great places to eat including a range of Italian, European, Asian and Swahili restaurants.

Step 2: Kenya Safari Holiday

Research and book a day or multi-day Kenya safari holiday for a few days either before, during or after your beach holiday. Holiday safari in Kenya must surely be the home of the safari, in fact it could be argued that the safari was born in Kenya as the word 'safari' is a Swahili word that means a journey. (Swahili people come from Kenya, Tanzania and northern Mozambique).

Kenya has a vast array of national parks with pretty much every wildlife that you could ever hope to see as well as Africa's single most famous safari draw, the annual Great Masai Mara Migration safari that happens between September and October every year as the vast herds of wildebeest travel between Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara park reserve which takes its name from nomadic Masai people, who wander as freely across the Kenya-Tanzania border with their cattle.

Masai Mara safari tour in Kenya safari holidays
If you book your safari holiday, whilst you are still at the coast, make sure that you either have transport or if you can be collected. Most organized safaris in Kenya leave from Nairobi, but there are ones that will collect you from Mombasa or even right from your hotel.

Illustration of a Kenya Holiday Safari

The Masai Mara safari Adventure safari below is great for combining with a beach holiday on the Kenya coast and can be booked from African safaris and Adventures. It is fairly short, only lasting three days and starts and leaves from Nairobi. So you could organize to go on it before or after your trip to Mombasa and the coast.

Masai Mara Safari tour Adventure

This safari will take you through the Great Rift Valley on to a tented camp in Kenya's famous Masai Mara reserve. You will get to explore the diverse wildlife, crossing rolling plains spotted with famous acacia trees. Your game viewing drives are spread out over all three days, with excellent chances of seeing the "Big 5" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. The varied wildlife and natural environment, in addition to the colours and culture of the local Masai people, come together to provide a spectacular safari experience.

Day 1: Nairobi to the Masai Mara Game Reserve

pick up from Nairobi or Mombassa hotel resort and travel through the Great Rift Valley on to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. In the afternoon you can go on vacation safari, through the vast open plains and flat-topped acacia trees, and keep your eyes peeled for some rare wildlife, such as the rhino or the elusive leopard.

Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve

You will spend the day on safari in search of the park's large populations of wildebeest, buffalo, lion, elephants, and giraffes. Marvel at gazelles, impala, and ostrich from wonderful vistas along the Esoit Oloololo Escarpment. Later you stop at a traditional Masai village for an optional visit to learn about the local Masai culture.

Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve and Nairobi

Go for an early morning game drive and watch the sun as it rises over the savannah of the "Mara". In the late afternoon, you will return to Nairobi where your safari ends.

Wildebeests in Masai Mara safari tour Kenya