Your First Safari

Your First Safari

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Petra’s work vacation to Kenya gave her the ideal opportunity to spend some extra days to be a safari. Her friend had lived in Kenya therefore she called for a recommendation – that’s us! We planned a six-day safari to Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha using a final lunch on the serene Kiambethu Tea Farm. Extraordinary wildlife and startling a hippo using a walking safari were among her highlights.

Voted Africa’s Leading National Park for that sixth amount of time in the 2018 World Travel Awards, the Maasai Mara National Reserve must be with a first-time safari itinerary. It was Petra’s first destination and being late July, it didn’t disappoint. She stayed in the lovely Aruba Camp near Talek Gate, directly on the banks from the Talek River. This time of the year is when the migratory herds of wildebeest receive the Maasai Mara in the Serengeti so wildlife is plentiful – not merely wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, but also the predators that follow a very abundant dinner plate.

Rift Valley Lakes

Lake Nakuru National Park was next, the place to find the endangered Rothschild giraffe and black rhinos. She spent the evening at Punda Milias Camp just a couple of kilometres away in the park, allowing a beginning entry the subsequent morning for optimal game viewing. She spent most on the day neighborhood, getting some awesome sightings of these Rothschild giraffes and having up to the viewpoint that overlooks the complete Lake Nakuru plus the surrounding national park. In the afternoon, she made the short drive to an alternative Rift Valley lake: Naivasha.

Lake Naivasha will be the largest from the Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. Most from the accommodation is lined on the shore from the lake which is where Petra found her lakeside banda at Camp Carnelley’s. In the morning she embarked with a walking safari in Wileli Conservancy. More giraffes! This time these people were Maasai giraffes high were also a couple walking for the track looking at her for quite a while. As she walked on the lake (which has a guide along with a ranger) they startled a hippo which had unusually been grazing beyond your water – unusual as hippos normally graze through the night and stay in water during the day. Fortunately, because humans approached the hippo developed a run straight with the lake with the almighty splash.

After that excitement, Petra chose the guide to get a different walking safari – this quantity of the village to witness rural Kenyan life. The commotion down from the lake subsided the further they climbed up and away from your shore. Eventually following a bit of tough-going they hit flat ground and also a magnificent view within the lake, flower farms, various conservancies plus the geo-thermal plant in Hells Gate National Park.


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