Oranje Safari Highlights
De Big FiveDe Big Five .. Grote kans dat je ze spot in de Masai Mara. De term is gemaakt door big game jagers and is wijst naar de vijf moeilijkste dieren om te jagen. Afrikaanse Leeuw, Afrikaanse Olifant, Water Buffel, Afrikaanse luipaard en de Neushoorn.
Tenten CampenDe Masai Mara biedt prachtige accomodaties aan om in te verblijven. De tenten campen zijn een combinatie van luxe, relaxatie en het bekijken van wildlife. Dicht bij de natuur en de dieren.
The Great MigrationTijdens de migratie trekken meer dan 2 miljoen wildebeast en zebra van de Serengeti naar de Masai Mara in Kenia. Dit gebeurt tussen Julie en Oktober. Een echt wonder van de natuur !
Ballon SafarisWereld beroemd zijn de balon safaris in de Masai Mara. Ervaar de Masai Mara alsof je een vogel bent die vliegt over de vlaktes van Afrika. Geruisloos vliegend over de savanne zal een ervaring voor het leven zijn!
Oranje Safari offers safaris to all of the parks of Kenya and Tanzania, we highlighted some of the parks below!
Kenya is known as the wildlife destination of Africa. A Kenya safari is all about wildlife, the Big Five and of course the Masai tribe and local culture. On your guided tour explore Kenya to spot lions and leopards, and sleep in the bush in your tented camp for the real African experience Or watch the game not only from a jeep, but also game walk with a ranger or hiking through volcanic landscape with lakes and waterfalls. Kenya is one of the finest safari destinations in Africa.
KENYAN PARKS AND GAME RESERVES.
MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE.
Known worldwide for its annual migration of wildebeest "The seveth wonders of the world" where approximately 1 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras cross from Serengeti to Masai mara, closely followed by predators such as lions, hyenas and jackals. In October, the migration changes and proceed back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. A sight to behold! During the migration the animals cross the Mara river. The big cat follow the migration closely and it can only be compared to a walking buffet for the big cats!!!!
On the vast plains of the Masai Mara you will see great prides of lion, but also herds of zebras, antelopes, gazelles, elephants, leopards and buffalos. You may also see the endangered black rhino. In the Masai Mara the semi-nomadic Maasai people live an authentic life. Spread over the reserve they live in their typical environement, a wooden fence shields livestock and residents of wildlife. The Masai Mara park is the only wildlife park that allows the tourists to go off-road when on safari in a 4x4.
AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK KENYA.
Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and consists of savannah plains, wetlands, acacia forests and scrub. It is only 392 km ² and is located about 200 km from Nairobi. For over 40 years, it is a protected area that is famous for its serene beauty, wildlife animals, and big heards of elephants that easy to approach. The mashy landscape, with Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on the horizon. Unlike other areas, the elephant population of Amboseli did not suffer from poachers. The result is an impressive 600 pieces depicting elephant population, who are frequent and prolonged studied. In addition to this impressive flock there also are buffalos, gazelles, wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, lions and cheetahs.
The only chimpanzee population in Kenya can be found at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary , part of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy . This reserve founded in 1993 is naturally split in two by the river Ewaso Nyiro .On both sides of the river these highly intelligent primates live into two separate groups . The chimpanzee is able to communicate through body language , which makes an encounter with this unique ape amazing. Please note that the chimpanzees are housed behind fences . Ol Pejeta Conservancy was once one of the largest cattle ranches in Kenya, but is now a 90,000-acre, privately owned wildlife reserve. It markets itself as the closest place to Nairobi where you can see the BIg Five and possesses a full palette of African plains wildlife, including a healthy population of rhinos. It's the rhinos that form the centrepiece of what they do here - their (at last count) 102 black rhinos is the largest population in East Africa. A reminder of the challenges they face came when one of their rhinos was poached in March 2014, with another killed four months later. And it's not just about rhinos - Ol Pejeta's role in the wider Laikipia ecosystem extends beyond its boundaries thanks to its parnter agreements and wildlife corridors that link it to other Laikipia ranches.
SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE
Samburu National Reserve . The landscape of this park consists of baked , reddish-brown clay , an open plain with briars and rough -clad hills that has a lovely green color in the rainy season. Samburu is the transition area between the fertile land around Mount Kenya and the dry , desolate north . The Ewaso Nyiro river forms a natural border between the park and the adjacent Buffalo Springs National Reserve and is an important lifeline for wildlife in this area. On the banks of the river is a forest, consisting of acacias , tamarinds and palms . Crocodiles are found at ease from the heath. Also Lions , cheetahs and leopards are found , because of the sparse vegetation that offers little coverage for their prey here. This is also the home of the gerenuk , Beisa oryx and Grevy zebra , that are rare elsewhere in Kenia. It is the mix of woodland, grassland and marsh , it makes a good habitat for many species . " In the unspoilt Meru National Park you can stay hours without seeing anyone " One of the most pristine and least visited parks in Kenya is Meru National Park .
The park covers approximately 90,000 hectares and is located literally on the equator , southeast of Samburu . Meru is much greener than other parks due to the large amount of rain annually . Besides jungles you will find wetlands and fields with tall grasses . The latter is home to large herds of lions , netgiraffen , gerenuk and the rare Grevy's zebra . The jungles and wetlands offer you a chance to encounter with leopards , vervet monkeys and a large variety of birds . The park is designated as a protected habitat for the white and black rhino , making it one of the last areas where you can see them in the wild .You can spend hours in this rugged park without meeting anyone . This will make your visit extra special.
TSAVO EAST AND WEST NATIONAL PARK KENYA.
The largest game park in Kenya, Tsavo National Park, is bisected by the road from Nairobi to Mombasa. This is the area where the famous adventurer Denys Finch Hatton preferably spend his days. You probably know his name from the movie 'Out of Africa'
At the open plains of Tsavo East you can see elephants, rhinos, lions, water buck, kudu, gerenuk, zebra and hartebeest. The landscape of marshes, grasslands and baobab trees is worth the trip. From Mudanda Rock and the Yatta Plateau you will be treated to breathtaking scenery. Because of its location close to the coast of Mombasa, this is also an ideal base for a short safari during your beach vacation. "Combining Beach and safari? From the coast Tsavo is very well accessible in Tsavo east you find the red elephants, their color is due to the red soil in this area. Also, zebras, giraffes, buffalo, kudu, leopards and lions are at home here.At the Left hand side from Mombasa on Mombasa Nairobi road lies Tsavo West. In tsavo west you find the Mzima springs, which is the freshwater source for Mombasa city. At Mzima Springs you have great chance to see hippos and crocodiles. For Better visibility there is a special underwater viewing chamber.
In Tsavo West you find wide open plains, grassland, Savannah and mountain ridges alternate with in the north the Ngulia Hills, steep cliffs with high peaks that dominate the landscape. If you come in the rainy season, then this park is a green oasis. This park has beautiful hilly landscape, though Tsavo East generally provides better chances of seeing wildlife.
South and north of the port city of Mombasa, you will find quiet, beautiful sandy beaches and wonderful hotels. You can have a very pleasant break from all the impressions you have gained, while enjoying fresh seafood dishes and exotic cocktails. During your stay you can go diving, golf or pamper yourself with a massage. A stay on the coast of Kenya can be combined with safaris to Tsavo, the exotic Wasini Island or the lovely Shimba Hills National Reserve fine.
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Tanzania truly is a travel destination unmatched in terms of stunning landscapes and prolific wildlife. The statistics speak for themselves – an unparalleled one quarter of its land surface has been set aside for conservation purposes, with the world renowned Serengeti National Park and the vast Selous Game Reserve heading a rich mosaic of protected area that collectively harbour an estimated 20 percent of Africa’s large mammal population. Tanzania is a travel enthusiast’s dream, as it is also home to Mount Kilimajaro and Mount Meru, the highest and fifth highest peaks on the African continent. There are lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa, the three largest freshwater bodies in Africa.
Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.