For many travelers, a safari is the main reason for visiting Kenya. Safaris are typically done in one the Kenya wildlife resorts. Trailing and treks in the wilds of the African bush, Africa walking safari, trekking safaris or hiking safaris, whatever the name is a unique form of enjoying nature at a close encounter. Wildlife, vegetation and people.
Walking safaris like biking safaris ensure a thrilling up close and personal experience of the bush. The walks and trails or hikes should be lead by an experienced trail guide who should also have the basic guiding skill i.e. should be a qualified tour leader/guide.
Experience and knowledge of trained bush leaders is a prerequisite for the success of this kind of alternative wild adventure. This type of an adventure is a unique opportunity to enjoy the original safari outfit of the fore explorers.
Kenya walking safaris are very rich in cultural experience since they are lead by the local guides and they are also full of memories of nature. You walk and trek in the most remote pristine and exquisite locations. But how do you choose the best walking safari?
When you shop around you will see that almost all the tour operators are offering a walk in Loita hill. This is an area very rich in wildlife and culture and it borders Masai Mara National reserve. But is this the only area offering the best view or experience?
An important choice is between beautiful scenery or animal viewing. Because animals tend to hide in the bush, parks with a lot of open plains give much more chances of seeing all big animals. This goes for example for Masai Mara and Tsavo East. Parks with a huge and vibrant flora, such as Aberdare and Meru National Park, are less suitable for animal viewing.