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7 Unforgettable Experiences for a First-Timer in Kenya

Kenya is one of the world’s leading safari destinations with a series of interesting scenery to behold. Located in the eastern region of Africa, the country is characterized by breathtaking views, spectacular wildlife, and vibrant culture. As a first-timer embarking on a Kenya safari tour, prepare yourself for a lifetime experience you have only seen on television. The Kenya terrain rises from the low coastal plain on the Indian ocean to plateaus and mountains at the center. West of its capital Nairobi, the land descends 6,400km down to the Great Rift Valley. Within this valley, north of the Kenyan desert are the green waters of the famous Lake Turkana.

ACTIVITIES IN KENYA FOR FIRST-TIMERS

The endless savannah plains of the Kenyan landscape are filled with a variety of wildlife creatures. Over 50 reserve parks have been set up by the Kenyan government to inhabit the various wildlife species. On your Kenya tour, you are guaranteed exclusive game viewing from the ‘big five’ – Lion, elephant, leopard, rhinoceros, and buffalos to a variety of bird species and other wildlife creatures. One spectacular event you will hardly miss is what is usually described as the world cup of wildlife, ‘The Great Migration’.

As a first-timer to Kenya, you are open to amazing possibilities – the culture, landscape, food, music and wildlife species. Kenya has many safari parks with top-class game viewing of wildlife in their natural habitat. Here are some of the activities and places to go if you’re planning to go on a first-time safari in Kenya.

1. WILDLIFE SAFARI

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One reason most tourists go to Kenya is to visit one or more of the numerous safari parks located there. The objective is to catch a glimpse of some of the wildlife species such as the Big Five which includes Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, and Elephant. Even though safari can be very expensive, it is always a fulfilling experience observing African animals in their natural habitat. The good thing about a wildlife safari in Kenya is that the itinerary makes provisions for solo, couple, and family safari holidays. so, whatever you opt for, you will be considered. Some of Kenya’s best safari parks are Tsavo East Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara National Reserve.

2. SPEND SOME TIME IN THE MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

Renowned as the finest game in Kenya, Maasai Mara National Reserve is an interesting wildlife destination. Maasai Mara is characterized by riverine woodlands and rolling green plains. The park is host to a spectacular array of wildlife and this site is also famous for the wildebeest Migration. Here at the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you can also find an abundance of Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, a variety of Gazelle’s species and Zebras. On your Kenya Family Safari, you can enjoy a game drive around this park and see this amazing creature.

3. EXPLORE AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Kenya attractions elephants in Amboseli national park



Located South of Kenya, right at the border of Tanzania, Amboseli National Park is renowned for the huge herd of elephants roaming around the park, also you have a big chance of spotting the big five on your game drive. You can even catch a view of Mount Kilimanjaro if the sky is clear.

4. ENJOY AN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AT LAKE NAKURU

Lake Nakuru National Park is a protected sanctuary and home to endangered species of white and black rhinos among other wildlife species like Leopard and Lion. Also, Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake with a huge concentration of Flamingos and over 460 species of birdlife.

5. TAKE A LAKE NAIVASHA BOAT CRUISE

Kenya attractions a hippo in lake naivasha



Embark on a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha on your Kenya family safari. You and your family can cruise on the shimmering surface, looking out for hippos and other rare aquatic creatures on the edge of the lake.

6. WITNESS THE MIGRATION OF WILDEBEEST

This is one of the most spectacular events you should look out for on the Kenya Safari holiday. The annual migration of over two million wildebeest alongside Zebras and Thomson’s gazelles looking for better grazing. This remarkable event is known as one of the few land migrations which remains intact on the planet today.

7. CHILL ON THE EAST AFRICAN COAST

Kenya attractions, Diani Beach



On your Kenya family safari, you and your loved ones can chill out on the East African Indian Ocean coast and enjoy a beach holiday. Characterized by pristine white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and various beach sports activities for you and your loved ones. To check out the Kenyan coast, you should visit areas around Malindi, Diani, Kilifi or Mombasa.

CONCLUSION

Kenya is a renowned world-class tourist destination with lots of amazing sites and sounds. The unique landscape, amazing safari parks, towering mountains, beaches, history, food, and people. everything about Kenya stands out. A perfect destination for a family safari or as a solo backpack traveler. Regardless of your travel preferences, Kenya has something for everyone.

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August 8, 2023
Asante Gosheni and espacially Hassan Nous tenons à recommander Hassan car nous venons de passer un séjour mémorable avec lui. Grâce à son expérience, sa connaissance parfaite du monde animal et des parcs, Hassan nous a permis de voir de nombreux animaux en étant extrêmement bien placé.
Bien évidemment les big five (même le rhinocéros!), la traversée de la rivière par les gnous et bien d'autres animaux.
En faisant un safari avec Hassan vous trouverez tout ce que vous êtes venus chercher.
A l'avenir si nous décidons de refaire un safari, nous voudrions repartir avec Hassan.
Myriam D
Myriam D
August 8, 2023
Hassan is the best guide !!!! Nous avons eu la chance de faire un safari de 8 jours dans les parcs nationaux du nord de la Tanzanie avec Hassan comme guide. Hassan est un guide très expérimenté.
Grâce à lui et sa grande expérience nous avons découvert et appris énormément de choses sur la Tanzanie, les animaux, les végétaux etc. Hassan est un véritable passionné qui aime transmettre son savoir.
En plus de ses connaissances, Hassan a un véritable œil de lynx et sais débusquer le moindre animal caché.
Grâce à Hassan nous avons eu la chance de voir beaucoup d’animaux et tous ceux du « Big Five ».
Parmi tous les véhicules présents lors des safaris, Hassan sait se frayer un chemin pour nous permettre d’avoir toujours le meilleur point de vue.
Hassan sait où se placer pour nous permettre d’avoir une vue sans égal sur les animaux, en les observant de très près.
Hassan est également un excellent conducteur. La route n’a aucun secret pour lui.
C’est également un guide très attentionné, toujours aux petits soins pour nous et d’une extrême gentillesse.
Nous recommandons Hassan les yeux fermés et si nous devions refaire un safari, nous demanderons d’être guidés par Hassan sans hésitation.
Merci encore à Hassan pour ces merveilleux moments qui resterons gravés dans notre mémoire !!
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bonny l
August 6, 2023
amazing Safari experience wiz gosheni nice trip wiz our amazing guide Samir We saw all the wild animals during Safari
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FENG Y
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愉快的非洲之旅 幸运的选择了gosheni Safari,我们的向导samir服务非常好,小朋友们都很喜欢他,非洲五霸除了犀牛没有看到外,其他都替我们找到了,寻找动物经验丰富,在超远的地方就能看到目标。可以在众多的车子中抢到一个很好的观赏位,办事灵活。
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Great experience! Great experience! Starting from the trip planning the communications were very clear and smooth to organize the tour and select itinerary. In the end we opted for 5 days/4 nights route including the Tarangire, Serengeti and Lake Manyara nations parks as well as a visit to the Ngorongoro crater. The tour itself was excellent and very punctual, here kudos to our guide Wilson who is very experienced and knowledgeable about his job and also went well beyond his duty and gave us a nice summary of country’s history. It was really a pleasure to spend time with him and we managed to see the big 5:) Accommodations were superb: great camps, an amazing farmhouse close to Ngorongoro, meals were also good and picnic lunches well organized.
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Great Taste of Tanzania Had a great 5-day tour. Our guide James was very dedicated to making sure we saw amazing sights. He asked us our favorite animals to see and made it his mission to help us spot them. The food was good, the lodging was very pleasant, and enjoying a glass of wine on lunches was a nice touch. Favorite lodging was definitely the Farmhouse by Ngorongoro. Beautiful landscapes along the entire tour, covered a lot of ground and got a great introduction to Tanzania.
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Gosheni number 1 What an unforgettable 6 days, courtesy of Gosheni Safari and our guide/driver Zadock!!!
I booked this holiday back in 2020 but then had to cancel due to Covid. That was after a lot of research of tour companies and finally picking Ghosheni. The time was right to get this once in a lifetime trip set up again, so working via email with William at Gosheni we compiled the agenda…he was so helpful and we settled on one day in Tarangire, one day in Lake Manyara, three days in Serengeti and one day in Ngorongoro Crater…I’m now on the way to Zanzibar after an amazing experience, Gosheni took care of the whole package for my wife, three teenage sons and I.

Our guide and driver was Zadock, a humble, honest, genuine, proud and generous man. He did absolutely everything for us, answered every question and took us to all the places to see the big five up close, hunts and more.

The food was served every lunch time as a picnic, with plates, blanket, wtc whilst others had lunch boxes. The Jeep was cleaned daily, and was extremely comfortable along the difficult rough terrain…a credit to Zadock.

Zadock had so much knowledge not only of the animal kingdom’s hundreds of species but also the history of Tanzania, Africa, politics, and social customs, we felt as though he was part of our family.

Thankyou Zadock and Gosheni, I very rarely write reviews after holidays and I have travelled extensively around the world, but these guys are special and have made this so memorable for my family and I….I recommend to everyone if you are unsure about who, how, what, these guys will sort out the whole trip and at a very reasonable price.

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Extraordinary Safari with Gosheni I am so glad to have Gosheni as our tour operator. They provide excellent service starting from arranging the tour till the end of our safari.
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Edwward is definitely experienced and propose the best programme during the safari, e.g. he tries to maximise our time for the game drive in different locations and tribe visit. We fully trust his expertise and professionalism.

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Amazing Safari with Gosheni and Ombeni Our guide, Ombeni, was the best part of our trip. He is really knowledgeable, friendly, and we trusted his expertise for the whole 9 days across Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro. We were lucky to see some amazing things on our game drives. Having grown up in Kenya, I have been lucky to go on many safaris, and this is one of the best I've been on.
The food was excellent, and even on the all-day game drives we had a cooked, sit-down meal for lunch which was a big plus point. All the accommodation was excellent as well.

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Dreams come true!!! Thanks to best guide Hassani I have been dreaming Serengeti Safari tour for a long time and Gosheni Safaris made my dreams come true. We completed our 5 days safari at the end of July and it was wonderful. We visited Central Serengeti, North Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
The company is very professional from beginning to end. Peter the owner of Gosheni Safaris helped us a lot about planning our itinary. I asked too many questions and he replied all of them everytime. Sometimes he can be in the bush and has no internet connection but be sure he always will reply your questions. Just be sure that you are in safe hands and Hakuna Matata☺️

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