Kenya is a magical place that is home to wide savannahs, snow-capped Mount Kenya and one of the biggest wildlife spectacles – the Great Wildebeest Migration! Kenya is perfect for visitors who want to combine a Big Five safari with an Indian Ocean beach escape. Visitors to Kenya can enjoy the warm climate, gorgeous landscapes, Big Five game viewing and fascinating culture.
Kenya’s wildlife spectacle
The Great Migration occurs in a cycle between Tanzania and Kenya, yet most of the migration takes place in Tanzania’s national parks and conservancies. The migration spans across Serengeti National Park, Loliondo Game Controlled Area, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Grumeti Reserve. Millions of wildebeest migrate and are joined by thousands of zebra and other antelope. As it’s calving season during January and March, there are many predators – from leopards to lions – who kill the young or weak animals.
In the footsteps of the Maasai
Kenya is also home to about 37 ethnic groups. The most famous community are the Maasai people who usually wear the traditional red sheets (called Shúkà in their local tongue). Found in both Kenya and Tanzania, the Maasai speak the Maa language and are semi-nomadic. Visitors to Kenya can participate in cultural visits and learn about the age-old traditions of this African tribe.