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Walking On The wild Side Of Kenya


The word 'safari' originates from Kenya. This magnificent and diverse coountry has the most amazing wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Kenya offers a variety of attractions, from cultural experiences to vast plains teeming with game and miles and miles of wonderful beaches.

Kenya not only offers the magic of the wildlife, but also has a vast expanse of beautifully golden sandy beaches. Here you will find the excitement of scuba diving and snorkelling. Spend the evenings in your luxury hotel over looking the beautiful and vast Indian Ocean.

Along the length of this coast, Arab and Portuguese forts, Old Towns and the overgrown, deserted ruins of Swahili outposts bear witness to this fascinating history. In the winding medieval streets and bustling markets of Lamu and Mombasa Old Town, life has continued unhurried and unchanged for more than 400 years. This blend of natural beauty and living history creates an exotic paradise unlike anywhere else on earth. Kenya has been the inspiration for many films, the most famous would be Out of Africa and White Mischief. Karen Blixen was the base for the Out of Africa film and her house still stands and has been turned into a museum. You can sit on the same verandah that she sat on and look out onto the breathtaking Ngong Hills. Born Free was a family film about Joy Adamson and her husband George Adamson. They rais Elsa, a lion cub and re-intorduce her to the wild. A beautiful lodge in the Shaba is a wonderful place to go - this area is the home of Elsa's grave.

Many more films have been made about Kenya.

Kenya [http://what-is-a-safari.com/African-Safari/] offers luxury accommodation and beautiful lodges, giving you the chance to explore the most famous areas. The areas are Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo National Parks. Guides that are highly qualified and informative will make your holiday a experience to remember.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is probably the most famous reserve in Kenya, it offers a huge diversity of animals and scenery. The Masai Mara is made famous by the the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Another famous area of Kenya is Tsavo. It is the largest national parks in Kenya and in the world. The park has been split into Tsavo West and Tsavo East due to the sheer size of it.The area is home to 4 rivers, more than 60 mammal species and many plant species. The best game viewing is done along the river banks and a specific area far from the main Voi gate. The park was made famous by the movie the Ghost and The Darkness, about the man eating lions of Tsavo.

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