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Amazing Big Five in Kenya

Amazing Big Five in Kenya his is such amazing and also unforgettable experience for the guests. Kenya is blessed with the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries and it is well known as the best destination to go on safari and spot the amazing Big five in various national parks and national reserves in Kenya.

The Big five in Kenya.

The big five mammals is a term coined back in the 1800’s by the trophy hunters, referring to what they considered the most challenging and dangerous animals to hunt on foot, found in various Kenya National parks and reserves, the big five mammals  includes the elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino. The name big five was originated meaning that these animals were the most difficult animals to hunt on foot in the 19th and the early 20th centuries. In among the big five mammals the elephant and leopard are vulnerable to extinction and their populations are steadily reducing, also the elephant is also endangered , but for them they are increasing in numbers day by day because of the conservation efforts, due to burning of ivory in Kenya.

The most popular national parks and national reserves where you can find Big five.

Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Maasai Mara National Reserve is located in the Rift Valley in the southwest of Kenya, the reserve is the most popular safari destination in Kenya, the reserve is a home to the Big five and large families of the antelopes, hyenas, hippos, the animal species in Maasai Mara national reserve are always freely in the savannah, as the big five mammals can be easily spotted from there. Not only the big five, the reserve has wildebeest migration between the periods of July to late October which also bring more tourist to Kenya.

Amazing Big Five in Kenya
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Tsavo National Park.

Tsavo national park was divided into Tsavo east and Tsavo West national parks, of which the Tsavo East is the largest, the park is famous for its red elephants and many other wildlife, while the Tsavo West is more hilly and humid with dense vegetation the animals in Tsavo West national park are often difficult to be spotted, but the park is also well known for the big five mammals that is the leopard, lion, elephants, buffalo, rhino, Amazing Big Five in Kenya .

Lake Nakuru National Park.

Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the south of the Nakuru town, Lake Nakuru National Park is well known for its alkaline salinity lake which has blue- green algae and the small crabs, the lake Nakuru is famous for its million number of the flamingos, the lake is most known in Kenya and the lake attracts the vast number of the bird species, minus that lake Nakuru National park is well known for its amazing big four mammals lacking the elephants, out of the big five mammals.

Amboseli national park.

Amboseli national park is famous for its free moving elephants, and the view of the snow-covered Kilimanjaro which makes Amboseli a perfect safari destination in Kenya. Not only that Amboseli national park also has the big four mammals of the big five mammals. That is the park lacks the rhinos in its Big five which got extinction.

Nairobi National Park.

Nairobi National Park, is the best during your safari to Kenya to spot the big five, the park is famous for the big 5 currently elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard without even leaving Kenya’s capital

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Lewa Wildlife conservancy is situated in Kenya, this is a private owned conservancy and it particularly created to conserve and protect the endangered black rhinos and the rare grevy zebra. During the tourist’s time in the Lewa wildlife conservancy, they are offered with the standard jeeps and walking safari such as to enjoy the viewing of the wildlife, also from the back of horse or the camel, while that aside the unique private owned Lewa wildlife conservancy offers the tourists with the most amazing big five, Amazing Big Five in Kenya .

Amazing Big Five in Kenya
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

Aberdare National Park.

Aberdare national park is located within the Aberdare mountain ranges of Kenya, the park gives a rich history of one of the world’s icons that is the place where Queen Elizabeth of England found out she was the queen after the death of her father King George VI, the park that has been known for being a home to the second largest population of the endangered black rhinos in Kenya. Aberdare national park is agreat habitat to a variety of the wildlife including the Big five (lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos, elephants).

Samburu National Reserve.

Samburu National Reserve is situated about 350km north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Samburu National Reserve is a lesser-visited national reserve in the northern Kenya, teeming with the wildlife including the Big five, not only that the reserve has the rarer species that cannot be found in the south of Kenya but found only in the northern Kenya.

Chyulu Hills National Park.

All the amazing big five animal species can be found that is the leopard, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, as it is said with the denser foliage and rough terrain make them harder to spot, though the leopards and elephants favour the park and while the buffalo are there but a rare sight.

Amazing Big Five in Kenya
Chyulu Hills National Park

Best time to spot the Big Five in Kenya.

The high season for the safaris in Africa runs from July to October, the coincides with the cooler, dry African winter. Due to the lack of rain the vegetation dries up, making it easier to see a rhino or buffalo than in summer, when the long, dense grass and dense foliage make it harder to see the animals. This is especially true for the leopards, which spend a large part of their time in trees. The ponds, streams and puddles also dry up, causing the animal species to move to the remaining large lakes and rivers.

Most animals have to drink every day, so that they stay close to the water, most especially the buffalos, elephants. During your Kenya Safari to spot the big five it is also necessary to first read more about the climate of Kenya and the best time to travel for various activities.

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