Top Wildlife Encounters in Kenya
- The Wildebeests Migration – this is the nature’s most amazing spectacle which involves over a million of wildebeests mixed with zebras match through the grassy plains of Masai Mara and Serengeti ecosystems set by the Kenya/Tanzania border. The spectacle usually astounds between July to October every year in Masai Mara as the wildebeests make a grand entry across the rivers onto the plains as they traverse through the reserve. A number of the wildebeests fall prey to crocodiles while crossing the rivers and the hunt continues into the grasslands as the lionesses and cheetahs stalk make the chase.
- Cheetah’s Pursuit – the fastest land animal on earth, reaching speeds between 112 and 120km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 460m (1,500 ft.). With the ability to accelerate from 0 to 103 km/h (64mph) in 3 seconds, it’s a thrilling to see a cheetah pursue an impala, antelope or a gazelle.
- Lioness Hunt – Lion might be the king of the jungle, but it’s the lioness that does the hunting. Chasing in groups, the lionesses capture preys such as zebras, impalas, wildebeests even buffalos. You may be lucky to see the lionesses hunting together, encircling their targeted prey and then making the swift powerful attack – an experience you will cherish in great memory!
- Flamingos Paradise – See Lake Nakuru become a sparkling sea of pink as numerous flamingos gather around the lake to feed when the waters are shallow – the scene is usually so beautiful.
- Wallowing Hippos – Lake Naivasha is one of the best places in Africa for seeing hippos. At Lake Naivasha you can spot these huge animals submerged in water and wallowing in mud. Their staying in water helps them cool down their body temperatures as well as protecting their skin from drying out. Except feeding time, hippos spend most of their lives in water – reproduction, childbirth, fighting each other as well as playing in their aquatic arena.