When you are looking for those perfect adventure packed holidays, look no further than the African Safari holidays.
What Does Safari Mean?
The term safari is said to have originated from an Arabic word which means ‘to journey’. It was mainly used in the times when there was trading between the Arab world and Africa for goods and slaves. Over the years the meaning has changed and now ‘safari’ has become synonymous with photographing and viewing wild life.
When you refer to the term safari it does not signify a certain time frame. It all depends upon the tour operator. While some may wrap it up in a day, others may offer a longer duration. If you wish to go out on an extensive safari and experience Africa, it is better to opt for a trip which stretches over a couple of days.
African Safari Destinations
Some of the most popular African Safari destinations are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. African Safari Holidays are, in fact said to have started in Kenya.
The Kenya Safari
Going on an African safari would almost mean going on a Kenya safari holiday, so rich and diverse is the offering from Kenya. Here you will get an opportunity to get close to the big five animals of Africa – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros. The national parks here also boast of having animals like the hippopotamus, spotted hyenas, impalas, giraffes, vervets, warthogs, yellow winged fruit bats and much more.
Its forests reserves are home to a variety of reptiles. Some of them are crocodile, chameleon, skink, tortoise to name a few.
Birds like baglafecht weaver, barn swallow, black-chested snake eagle, black-headed heron, black crane, blue-cheek bee-eater, common ostrich and a lot more are found here in abundance.
If that does not speak enough of Kenya’s wild life treasure one can imagine the magnitude by the fact that there are a total of 48 national parks in this country.
Besides a rich wild life reserve it is also one of the most scenic places to visit. On one hand are the clear beaches while on the other are mountains like Mount Kenya and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Popular National Parks And Reserves In Kenya
Take a look at some of the best national parks in Kenya.
Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular national reserves. It is, in fact, an extension of the Serengeti National Park game reserve in Tanzania.
Lake Nakuru National Park is well known for its flamingo flocks.
Amboseli National Park is home to over 50 species of animals and 400 bird species.
Aberdare National Park houses a rare species of rhinoceros that attract large numbers of wild life lovers.
The list will go on and description of Kenya’s rich forest reserve will not end. The best way to learn and discover Kenya would be to go on a safari. Wild life is better studied in the fields and what better way than an African Safari holiday.