The tallest mountain in Kenya has been blessed with a national park within its border. There are three heights on Mt Kenya which contributes to its distinct appearance. The mountainous aspect makes its different from most parks in the country. However, that does not mean that the park is without wildlife because of the landscape. Among the wildlife with residency the Mt Kenya national park are elephants, collection of bird species and apes. The national park was established during the colonial era in 1949 as a protective measure for the mountain and the area surrounding it. In fact, the Mount Kenya National park is a UNESCO world heritage site.
It covers an area of 715Km 2 while the forest occupies about 705 Km 2 which provides enough area for mountain climbing enthusiasts and game viewing for animal lovers. Mt Kenya is about 5199 m tall and so many people have taken up the challenge of scaling the various mountain peaks. While you are up there you become the dominant viewer looking down miles apart on the mountain. Mt Kenya takes the second place in Africa after Mt Kilimanjaro which coincidentally is also located in the East Africa region. Scholars have discovered that the mountain was formed from volcanic activity. Later on the rim eroded which led to the creation of the various peaks. In addition to the conservancy efforts the park was also created to encourage tourism. The national park protects the Mountain water catchment functionality.
Of the three peaks, its only Lenana that can be scaled by amateurs on a safari, the other two peaks are too intense and require training and specialized equipment to climb. There is a rain forest around the national park with clumps of bamboo growing above the forest. But as you go up the vegetation changes to a moorland coupled with heather and lobelia. There is a tarmac road that runs around the base of the Mount Kenya National park. There are towns that close to the mountain which includes Nayuki, Naru Moru and Meru.
Watamu is a tiny town approximately 105 Km in Mombasa. The small town is closer to Malindi about 15Km south of the coastal town along the Indian Ocean. The town is set right between Watamu bay and Blue lagoon. As you might have noticed the town is dependent on fishing and tourism, the former due to the proximity to the ocean and the latter because of the popularity of the coastal region as a tourism hub.
One of the town’s greatest offering is the famous white sandy beaches and the bio diverse coral reefs found in different bays and beach. There are a number of beaches and bays in the small town including Turtle bay, Blue lagoon bay, Watamu bay, Kanani reaf, oacean breeze and Jacaranda beach. All these areas are under protection as the Watamu Marine national park. Therefore visitors can enjoy themselves in the through diving or snorkeling. Actually, the Marine is considered as the best in East Africa for the two activities.
And its silver and crystal clear water gives the marine park a third best beach rating in Africa. There is an association that has been formed to help in conservancy efforts together with Kenya wildlife services (KWS).
There are two sections of the Tsavo Park; Tsavo east National park and Tsavo west National park. These two parks are located in between the Nairobi and Mombasa in the coastal region of Kenya. It’s quite a huge park occupying an approximate area of about 22,000Km2. In fact Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya and perhaps in the entire world. The reason this park was divided into two because of the railway originating from Mombasa to the interior regions of the Kenya.
The parks have a collection of lodges that guest can stay over their visit at the park which makes them great for game viewing and sightseeing. Bamm tours offer guided tours to Tsavo National park regularly. The park is among the first to be gazette dating back to the colonial times in 1948. It’s on the south eastern region of Kenya at Voi. The Park is typically flat with dry plains whiel the Galana river cut across. Also, the Lugard falls and Yatta plateau is located within the Tsavo’s borders.
Tsavo west has distinct features and rather different from its counterpart in the east. This region receives more rain and it is mountainous coupled with swamps a lake and springs too. It hosts diverse wildlife such as the buffalos, rhinos, leopards, lions, hippos and elephants. In addition, there are other smaller animals such as the kudu, bush babies and hartebeest and the taller giraffes.
Our story as a tour company Kenya is to make people endeared to the Kenyan savannahs feel more at home as they travel and tour. We will give you a guided tour and allow you to enjoy the sites while interacting albeit sometimes from a distance with the wildlife. The Tsavo national parks are among the best and every traveler should make a point to visit them. Of course, let us be the tour company Kenya that takes you there.
If you a big fan of Hiking and sightseeing then Hell’s Gate National Park is an incredible choice for such enthusiasts. Hell’s gate National park derive its name from its cliffs appearance with narrow breaks. Its regarded as a prehistoric lake tributary which might have nourished early humans around the great rift valley in Kenya. The park was gazette in the 1984. It is relatively small in size in comparison to some of the other national park among our itinerary as a tour company Kenya. Typically, Hells Gate National Park is known for its picturesque view more than it is familiar for its wildlife. However, that does not mean that this particular park doesn’t support wildlife. Of course, its known for a myriad of wildlife and its scenery as well. The most popular of its site is the Central tower column and the Fischer tower and the Hell’s gate Gorge.
The Kenyan government has also established three geothermal power stations at the popular steam producing Olkaria site. Campers are also in for a treat at the park since the park has a few designated camp site. To top it off they have created a masai cultural center providing useful information on the Indigenous Masai culture which forms original inhabitants of most parks in the Great Rift Valley.
There are myriad of wildlife in smaller numbers. Some of the wildlife visible in the park include Cheetahs, Lions, and Leopards. But the most common wildlife for tourists here is the Lammergeyer vultures. In addition, to the species of vultures is a collection of a various species of birds such as eagles and swifts. You can also sight buffaloes, gazelles, hyenas, baboons as they go about their business.
Bamm tours and Safari Ltd offers tours to the Samburu National reserve as a tour company Kenya. Samburu National reserve is a little known reserve in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. From the south it share a border with Ewaso Nyiro river while on the other side lies the Buffalo National reserve. This national reserve lies in predominantly semi desert area inhabited by the Samburu people of Kenya ( closely related to Masai in cultural practices and behaviors). In a sense, they too have maintained their pastoral and nomadic cultures over the years
Even in its what might seem as unfavorable climatic conditions, Samburu National reserve supports an a collection of unique wildlife. Some of the rare species visible at the national park include the Beisa Oryx, the Grevy Zebra, Giraffes and Somali ostrich. Additionally, there are some members of the big five such as the elephants. There are roughly more than nine hundred elephants. Of course, the big cats share a home in the Samburu National reserve. There isa considerable amount of these predators including the lions, Cheetahs, and Leopards. It is in this National park that beautiful and rare occurrence phenomenal was widely covered by the media. When a Lioness adopted a baby oryx.
Other wildlife includes the wild dogs that can be seen roaming around the reserve. There are a number of bird species (about 450) calling Samburu national reserve home.
The Samburu national reserve is named after the local Samburu people who have lived around the park for many years. The reserves has a topography is an open savannah grassland dotted with acacia trees, vegetation and thorn trees.
Due to the inaccessibility of the area for many years, the reserve has maintained a natural pristine kind of condition that’s unrivalled in the country. We’d love to take you on a tour as a tour company Kenya.
Mt Kilimanjaro towers over this popular savannah paradise. Amboseli national park is ranked as one of the best sightseeing park in Kenya. Just like most national parks in Kenya, Amboseli derives its name from the Maa language spoken by the Masai people. The word itself means salty dust in the Maa dialect. One of the aprk’s great offering is the herd of elephants that are easily visible as one tours the park. In fact, you can rest assured that you will come across such breathtaking and natural beauty in its true form up close. What in store in Amboseli national park? The habitat variations are composed of a wetlands, woodlands, savannahs and springs. And if you are lucky, you will get to see Masai in their indigenous home clad in traditional regalia since they live close to this great park.
The Amboseli National park was established as a nationwide reserve in 1968 and later upgraded to a national park in the year 1974. Later on, under the leadership of Mwai Kibaki the park control was shifted from the KWS (Kenya wildlife services) to the local Olkejuedo county council. In essence, the handover was back to the Maa people who are regarded as the true custodians of this park.
Any visit to the park offer visitors a range of habitats from swamp marshes, to expansive plains, thorny bushes and common woodlands. Therefore, tourists get a grand opportunity to witness and behold indigenous beauty and wild encounters on frequent basis. With the backing of the highest Mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, Amboseli offer a great backdrop of sightseeing and wild escapades for the yearning hearts.
The good thing is that a tour company Kenya, Bamm Tours and Safaris offer regular trips to the national parks. The tours are guided and will ensure that tourists get the best for their money spent. Talk to us now!
The Lake Nakuru National Park is sometimes described as the bird watchers paradise. Well because, if you ask anyone familiar with the territory they will tell you it’s the home of the flamingoes and other species of birds. Just like other Lakes such as Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru is located on the floor of The Great Rift Valle. Its disposition is bushy grasslands coupled with wooded areas. A tour company Kenya shall help you enjoy the extensive eco biodiversity and arrays of habitats. Additionally, the lake and national park is surrounded by picturesque ridges and upright escarpments. What will you get if you take a tour with a tour company Kenya? You can choose to go for a hike, game drives (private or with the help of a tour company Kenya) picnic and so on.
According to Wikipedia, Lake Nakuru at an elevation of about 1754 meters above sea level. The national park is named after the lake. Besides the flamingoes around the lake you can also black rhinos, baboons, warthogs and also the white rhinos. In the Maa language the word Nakuru simply means a place of dust. The lake Nakuru national park extends to the savannahs. Originally, it had only occupied a smaller area which was later expanded to cover a larger area.
Lake Nakuru is near Nakuru town. The lakeNakuru national park was established in 1961. The most popular attraction around this lake is the thousands or perhaps millions of flamingoes. The flamingos’ number around the lake are dependent on the weather condition and the water levels. In the 1990’s the number of flamingoes had considerably decreased since the water level had tremendously gone down.
On our itinerary, Lake Nakuru is among the most popular tours. Typically, most tour company Kenya including Bamm Tours and Safaris Ltd have regular trips to the national park. We’d love to describe our trips to the Great Rift Valley as more frequent alongside trips to Lake Naivasha. Certainly, tour lovers will jump to an opportunity to visit the famous national park. Similarly, we’d love to take you on that tour as you experience the best of Kenya at the Lake Nakuru National park.
Lake Naivasha is a descendant of the Great Rift Valley, lying camly on its floor. Lake Naivasha gave the Lake Naivasha National park its name. The lake is a freshwater lake, near Naivasha Town in Nakuru County located North West of the capital Nairobi. The original name of Lake Naivasha is Naiposha which is derived from the Maa language meaning rough waters. Occasionally, there is a rise of storms at the lake.
The lake itself is fed by smaller streams and two seasonal rivers; the gilgil and Malewa rivers. However, there isn’t a visible outlet which led to the assumption that it has an underground outflow. The lake has an average depth of about 20ft but some areas are deeper some with about 30ft of depth. There is a gorge that has since cease to be Lake Naivasha outlet because of its higher altitude known as Njorowa Gorge. Instead the Gorge forms the entrance to Hell’s Gate National park.
A variety of birds and animals call the Lake Naivasha National Park its home. There are quite a numbering about 400 species of birds and of course the semi aquatic hippos. The aquatic wildlife is diverse and has been dependent on an array of factors such as the change in climate or the introduction of invasive species into the lake. For instance, the introduction of the common carp into the lake in 2001 lead to a decrease in the population of the fish species in the lake.
There are two smaller lakes in the vicinity of Lake Naivasaha: Lake Olodein and Lake Sonachi (a green crater lake). The Crater Lake Game Sanctuary lies nearby, while the lake shore is known for its population of European immigrants and settlers.
We have frequent tours to Lake Naivasha and our customers can enjoy the breathtaking beauty around the lake. Also, they can get to experience the lake’s offering through a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. We are more than happy to take you to the Lake Naivasha national park when you are ready.