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January 18, 2019 by African Memorable Safaris
November 23, 2018 by African Memorable Safaris
Kenya is the top destination for nature lovers. Far from cozy urban life, here you can easily gather firsthand experience of the marvelous nature. This iconic country is everything that you ever imagine the dark safari continent to be. It’s very name conjures up pictures of vast herds of elephant lumbering over the rolling and miles long grass fields beneath the shadow of snow caped Mount Kilimanjaro. All these things are enough to get you mesmerized.
Kenya is known as the land of safari country. It has almost fifty national parks, those are covering almost eight percent of its territory. Masai Mara safari game reserve with its countless varied fauna, Amboseli national park at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Plus, there are Tsavo west and Tsavo East national parks those are famous for its huge number of elephants. Lake Nakuru National park is popular for its clouds and pink flamingos. When you’ll opt Kenya tour packages, you’ll easily experience the greatness of these places.
Wild animals like elephants, buffalo, leopard, lion and rhinos are more popular name in Kenya and to watch them, you don’t have to visit the zoo. Kenya is the land;here you’ll experience them at their natural habitat. This is the signature feature of Kenya and this is why people flock in millions from different part of the world. You are also likely to come across other safari animals like cheetah, group of baboons, hyenas, hippos in water and graceful giraffes. Apart from them, some rare animals, like Moongose, rare antelopes, and birdlife.
In summer, a vast heard of more than one million animal’s tramples over the savannah of the Masai Mara in search of new grass. This is known as iconic “Annual Migration”. It will be properly visible from the hot air balloons hovering over them. As the first animals cross the river impelled by the moving hordes coming up behind the crocodiles lies in wait ready for their prey after a log fast. Accumulating all these things, your Kenya tour will be filled with unmatchable excitement along with inerasable memories.
If you want to make your tour within a budget, it will be best to choose the travel agencies those who are arranging Kenya budget safaris. Most of them are well experienced in this field and they will provide required information along with guides for your tour. Therefore, mark Kenya as your next vacation destination and enjoy the beauty and versatility of the nature.
September 26, 2018 by African Memorable Safaris
Planning a tour to Mombasa with your family? You are in luck! The sunshine town of Mombasa is a hub for all sorts of family activities. From beautiful parks to splendid beaches Mombasa has everything to make your family vacation a big hit. Anyway, let’s find out what are your options when you are on a family trip from Mombasa Kenya.
Earlier known as Bamburi Nature Trail, Haller Park has always been the top spot for animal lovers. Let your kids run wild and get themselves entrenched in the beauty of nature. Haller Park is home to a rich ecosystem and wildlife found here includes care buffalos, giraffes, hippos and waterbucks. There’re over 160 species in the region including cranes, weaver birds, storks and pelicans. There’re also expansive cycling & walking paths throughout the park that can be enjoyed by your kids to the fullest. Haller Park also features a palm garden, a reptile park, a butterfly pavilion and crocodile pens for exploration. However, giraffe feeding is the main highlight of the park that most kids love doing with their parents.
The Mamba Village:
When in Mombasa for a family outing, you certainly can’t miss a trip to the Mamba Village Centre in Nyali which is a large crocodile farm where children can learn regarding the life cycle & behavior of crocodiles. Seeing crocodiles fight for meals is the main attraction of the village. Kids can also enjoy camel & horseback riding here and even discover the botanical garden & the tropical marine aquarium in the village.
One of Mombasa’s most happening beaches, the Diani beach is flooded with loads of water sports activities & excellent beach side shacks that are just perfect for a family day out. A spread of immaculate white sand & calming blue water, the Diani Beach is a must visit when you’re in Mombasa. Parents should have a great time with their kids while playing on the beach.
Mombasa Marine National Park:
Lies between the Mtwapa and Tudor Creeks, the Mombasa Marine National Park features crystal clear water that is just perfect for water skiing, diving and snorkeling. The park is also home to a vibrant range of marine creatures including starfish, crabs, corals, turtles, cucumber sea urchins and fascinating migratory birds including crab plovers. It is definitely one of the fun places to be in Mombasa.
Please call African Memorable Safaris for your next Family Trips from Mombasa Kenya. We promise to customize a tour that will best fit your travel schedule. Our Kenya Safari Tour Packages are the most affordable you will ever get.
August 2, 2018 by African Memorable Safaris
The Majestic Wildebeest Migration –
Masai Mara National Reserve is famed as one of the spectacular destinations to explore on Kenya safari tours. The wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular natural events around the world. Starring wildebeest as the key players, featuring characters like the predators and scavengers staged in two different countries like Kenya and Tanzania, and a major obstacle – the Mara River.
You’ll get to experience such a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration that you’ll find nowhere around the world. In fact, over two million animal species starts migrating from the Serengeti National Park to the greenish pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve from July through October.
The Migration Process –
The Serengeti has a dry season in the mid-May. It makes the stage for the millions of wildebeest species to embark on a long journey – around hundreds of kilometer northward to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Mara receives a great amount of rainfall as compared to the Serengeti National Park. Though rainfall is year round, it peaks in April, May, and August.
During the late August, wildebeests start marching for three months. Being exhausted and emaciated for long, they encounter Mara River a natural frontier that differentiates the Mara in Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania at the end of their journey. The wildebeest are in the dreadful condition, the Mara plains have been trampled on for a few days. This means, there is nothing left for them to graze.
The weakest and youngest collapse and remain where they fall exactly. The wildebeest converge on the river in their tens of thousands, awaiting the moment when more fearless among them will take the plunge. In that time, predators and scavengers await in anticipation. They rarely miss the opportunities.
The plunge starts, driven by hunger and urged on by a great number, the first few on the front line jump, the rest follow spiked by this wild turmoil. Getting across or out of the Mara River is just as dangerous as the opposite bank wall is so steep.
Thousands of animal species are trying for the Mara River at this point – a recipe for disaster. The muddy rocks give small grip to their hooves; the breathtaking spectacle is turning to a tragedy. The wildebeest carry on with their journey that comes along.
Some of them break their backs leaping from the steep banks that don’t matter and what matters is to keep going with the flow. It’s the last step of their long journey and they reach the opposite bank without drowning or being swept downstream by the river.
Lurking in the murky waters of the Mara River is one of the most dangerous beasts of the African savanna – the crocodiles. Their camouflage allows them to go unnoticed. No doubt, their time has come and they exert a heavy toll from the wildebeest hordes passing through their domain. There’s a major for the crocodiles during the wildebeest migration every year.
Finally, the spectacle is over. Gradually peace returns to the Mara River – the river crossing exerts a huge number of casualties. However, it’s the devastating experience for the wildebeest and the outstanding one for the scavengers and predators.
Across the Mara River bank, the hyenas embark on a hunting expedition for the victims of the migration. Many calves have been separated from their mothers during the Mara River crossing. However, the calves start wandering for days looking for their mothers.
The wildebeest that are safe and sound from the migration have now overrun the Mara plains.The rain is holding off; but the grass is still a little dry, far more abundant than in the Serengeti National Park. The rain soon arrives and everything comes to life.
However, it only takes a few days for the grasslands to grow again, for the dry dust in the air to be replaced by the fragrance of wet grass. The wildebeest stay there for long to become strong again. In the late September, they will retrace their steps and return to Serengeti, repeating the process from Tanzania.
Moreover, wildebeest change their tour itinerary from year to year never using the same crossing point from the last migration. In short, it’s a dynamic process that defies predictions – no two years are the same ever.
Planning Kenya safari tours this year? If there’s an East Africa safari you should go on, this has it be it. It’s certainly incredible, magical, and indescribable. At African Memorable Safaris, you’re assured of experiencing this magical adventure first hand and in the finest way as possible. Our safari tour consultants are on hand to help you in planning this one of its kind experience to treasure forever.
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