Follow the Migration on a Kenya Safari
One of the most amazing experiences available for families on a Kenya safari is seeing the annual wildebeest migration. The migration of over 2 million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson gazelle is the largest of its type in the world and a truly magnificent spectacle. The migration occurs every year between the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania where these beasts embark on an epic journey in search of fresh water and grazing. The best time to take a Kenya safari if you want to be a part of the migration is during July and October. Along the way the animals face many challenges; the Mara River being one and hungry predators being another. Lions and hyena can be seen in packs looking to single out the weak and grab their next meal. There are a number of family friendly camps and lodges situated in the Masai Mara that are positioned to make the most out of the wildebeest migration and one of the best ways to follow the herds closely is by staying in a mobile camp that moves as the migration does. Early morning game drives, walking safaris, horseback safaris and hot air balloon rides are also available.
Meet the Masai
Aside from Kenya’s natural beauty and dynamic wildlife, the culture is what makes this country really unique. There are over 40 tribes in Kenya but the famous of them all is the Masai tribe. Known for their distinct red dress and unique lifestyle, the Masai tribe can be visited whilst on a Kenya safari. This experience gives you and your family the chance to meet local Masai people, learn about their lives and get involved with bush skills and craft making activities. You will learn how to build bush camps, use bow and arrows and sit around the camp fire listening to stories that have been passed through the land for centuries. This is a wonderful addition to a Kenya safari and something each member of the family will treasure for years to come.
Relax on the Coast after a Kenya Safari
After all the action and wilderness of a Kenya safari, why not conclude your holiday on the Kenya Coast? Relax on the pristine beaches as your children swim in the clear blue seas and try the exciting water sports on offer, or take a historic trip to one of the ancient islands on the coastline. There are plenty of luxurious hotels that cater for families or spacious villas that provide family suites on your own private stretch of beach. The Kenyan Coast is a must if you’re looking for peace and tranquility after a Kenya safari holiday.