Kenya’s 5 Best Natural Wonders

Kenya tours are among the most sought for in East Africa as the country is naturally gifted with wildlife wonders. People from all over the world visit this beautiful country to reconnect with nature and be part of adventure safaris.

The success of Kenya tours is mainly dependent on natural wonders that country has. No matter how many times you visit these areas, you keep yearning for more. Lets explore some of the 5 best natural wonders that make Kenya tours and Wildlife safaris very remarkable.

This is Kenya’s perfect gate-away located in the northern part of the country. This region is among the less explored and has Kenya’s undiscovered wildlife ecosystems which would offer unique Kenya tours.

There are various landscapes here from flat plateaus, open arid plains, mountains, valleys all of which are homes to wildlife. Some of the wildlife here include Rhinos, zebras, hartebeests, wild dogs, elephants that are usually seen while on game drives.

Laikipia Plateau has several wildlife conservancies including the most famous Lewa conservancy home to the endangered black rhinos. Ol Pejeta conservancy is also situated here with the big five and a chimpanzee sanctuary. There also about 90 black rhinos in this conservancy and a great place to be for Kenya tours.

Tourists seeking to explore northern Kenya and all the hidden treasures there ensure to visit the Laikipia plateau.

Black Rhino in Lewa Conservancy. Photo by Andreas Fox
Black Rhino in Lewa Conservancy. Photo by Andreas Fox
Masai Mara

This is a wildlife haven with different wildlife species from the smallest species to the biggest land mammals. Masai Mara is located in southern Kenya and because of its wildlife diversity its one of Africa’s greatest wildlife reserves.

Masai mara has the big Five mammals that include Elephants, Rhinos, leopards, buffaloes and lions. Africa’s big cats are also present here that are lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas often seen on game drives.

The wildebeest migration a mass animal exodus annually takes place between here (Masai Mara) and Serengeti National Park. This migration involves millions of wildebeest, Thompson gazelles, Zebras, Topi and others as they seek for fresh pastures.

With all the above Masai Mara is a leading attraction for tourists interested in adventure Kenya tours. The reserve can be visited any time of the year but for exclusive safari experiences you can visit in the low season.

Cheetah Masai Mara. Kenya Tours
Cheetah in Masai Mara. Photo by Rishi Rudani

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa with its highest peak standing at 5,199 meters above sea level. The mountain is a stratovolcano with glaciers though these are rapidly shrinking because of climate change.

Glaciers and snow caps are very rare aspects to find in areas in hot places around the equator. There are places like mount Kenya with such making it one of East Africa’s wildlife wonder.

Mountain climbers who embark on Kenya tours and hike up to the summit are rewarded greatly. The slopes of Mount Kenya are forested and homes to wildlife species that are seen while on the mountain hikes. Animals often seen here include various monkey species, tree hyrax, porcupines forest elephants leopards and others.

Hiking mount Kenya takes a 3 to 5 days or more depending on ones fitness. Even if you don’t make it to the summit you still have great adventures with wildlife encounters on the hike.

Mount Kenya. Kenya Tours
Mount Kenya. Photo by Andrey Josephs

Tsavo national park is Kenya’s largest protected area covering a land area of 22,000 square kilometers. The vast size of the park comes diverse wildlife making Tsavo Kenya wildlife wonder and an ultimate destination on Kenya tours.

Wildlife including herds of red dust elephants, Rhinos, lions, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and over 550 bird species freely roam here. The best part is Tsavo national park is not so crowded making Kenya tours and safaris there exclusive.

Mzima springs is among the outstanding features in Tsavo National park with its crystal clear water flowing through Volcanic rocks. The Yatta plateau is another outstanding feature in savanna covering over 300 kilometers.

Because of the vast of the park, it was divided into two forming Tsavo East and Tsavo west national parks. Each of these come highly recommended for exclusive and classic Kenya tours.

Elephants in Tsavo National Park
Elephants in Tsavo National Park . Photo by Shedrick Trust

Turkana land is located in northwestern Kenya and is home to the Turkana people a very unique Kenyan tribe. The prominent wildlife wonder here is lake Turkana and there are archeological sites of stone age cultures as well.

The unique culture of the Turkana people is among the leading tourist attractions of Turkana Land. While on Kenya tours and want to explore more about the unique culture of local Kenyans then Turkana is ideal.

Being located in the rift valley area, there are beautiful landscapes there where one can enjoy scenic views. Turkana land is in a semi desert area and one place in Kenya where you can enjoy desert adventures. While on Kenya tours ensure to add this wildlife wonder safari destination for a unique touch.

A Volcanic Cone in Kenya. Kenya Tours
A Volcanic Cone on the Southern shore of Lake Turkana. Photo by Bobby Neptune

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