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Kenya's Greatest Treasure

Kenya's greatest treasure is, unquestionably, its astonishing wildlife. The sheer numbers and varieties of plains game which inhabit the Masai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo and the other national parks is staggering. A safari in Kenya will definitely not disappoint.

Herds of giraffes, zebra, gazelles, wildebeest, hartebeests and antelopes roam the plains, whilst being spied upon by lions, leopards and cheetahs. It is a magnificent sight at any time, but imagine the plains during the migration when about 1-2 million wildebeest, zebras and several species of antelope make the annual journey between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in search of greener pastures, it is, quite frankly, beyond imagination. During the migration is one of the most popular and rewarding times to enjoy a Kenya safari.

During the migration the action is fast-paced, the dust kicked up by the hoards creates an all enveloping fog, and the noise of the stampeding herds is thunderous in the extreme. Then comes the river crossing, probably the most dangerous part of the journey. Crocodiles lurk under the water in anticipation of a tasty feast, lions and hyenas are also queuing to feed at the buffet, it is a perilous time for all, in particular the young and not so fit, and many, sadly, won't make the crossing.

At other times of the year things are not quite so frenetic and the plains game can enjoy a more leisurely pace of life, although there is always the risk from the predators.

Somak Holidays are The Safari Specialists, so why not speak to one of our experts about an African Safari.

020 8423 3000

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