Africa is the home of a rich variety of flora and fauna. The warm Africa climate allows animals, plants, and birds to flourish in the natural untamed settings. As such, safaris in Africa have become the ultimate adventure for several people around the world. The most amazing part is that each country has its own unique thing to offer ranging from different terrain, eco-system, and wildlife. There is never a dull moment is this amazing continent, and the different safari options prove why.
Kenya is the renowned as the home of safaris owing to its versatile terrain and numerous tourist destinations. A Kenya Safari often starts in Nairobi, the capital of the country. Of special interest is that this metropolis has a national park at the edge of its commercial district. The Great Rift Valley, to the west of Nairobi, is bursting at the seams with national parks, spectacular rivers, and breathtaking terrain. The Rift Valley itself is a spectacle of magnificence in itself since it literally divides the continent as it cuts through the north down to Kenya then to the south in Mozambique. A visit to Mount Kenya, the second tallest peak is Africa is worthwhile since it falls right at the equator yet it has snow on its peaks. The Masai Mara at the north of Kenya is a must-visit park as it is famous for the recently added eighth wonder of the world, the great migration of wildebeest and zebras from Mara to Serengeti. Masai Mara is home to BBC’s Big Cat Diary documentaries. A trip to Kenya is not complete without visit the magical coastal area with areas such as Mombasa, Watamu, Diani and Malindi boasting of exquisite beaches, blue waters, and a diverse corals.
Tanzania partly shares an eco-system with Kenya at Serengeti National Park where the wildebeest and zebras migrate to from Masai Mara. A Tanzania safari entails visiting Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa with its fascinating snow peak surrounded by a halo of clouds. Tanzania boasts of having untamed parks that offer raw adventure to tourists. Among these parks is Selous Game Reserve whose perimeter is crossed with lakes, rivers, and a rich population of wildlife. Tanzania’s coastline is a spectacle of romance, especially Zanzibar Island. Ngorongoro Crater is also an enchanting sight.