Monday, May 31, 2010

The rugged parks of Northern Kenya

If you have enjoyed a safari in Kenya, that’s fine, but there
is still more apart from the regular Big-Five safari craze.
Mainly the remote and sometimes hard-to-reach attractions
of the North Rift. The northern circuits are for the adventurous
and for those seeking to explore Kenya at its most rugged.

Parks, lakes and attractions that include Lake Bogoria,
Lake Baringo, Kamnarok, Turkana’s South and Central Islands,
Nasolot, Sibiloi and Marsabit see only occasional visitors.
But these parks hold a particular fascination for those seeking
that wild adventure and to go off the beaten track. But you need
some time on hand hear, no rushing.

There are a few that need some extra mention and what it is
famous for.
Lake Bogoria National Reserve is famed for its natural host
springs and geysers. It is good for bird watching and has its fair
share of game. Currently it is one of the best place to watch flamingoes
as the there is a big concentration though some have already
started to move back to lake Nakuru.

Close by, Kamnarok National Reserve is perfect for bird
watching and game viewing.
South Turkana National Reserve and Nasolot are on either
side of the main highway. Nasalot overlooks one of Kenya’s
unique features, the immensely deep crevice of Turkwell Gorge.
The Lake Turkana National Parks – Sibiloi, Central Island –
form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lake Turkana is the most
northerly of the Great Rift Valley lakes.

Camel derby is a big-time event in this region. The annual
Maralal Camel Derby is the only one of its kind in Kenya.
Accommodation is scarce and where it does exist, it is geared
to the independent traveler.
Laikipia, the hot new destination for wilderness lovers, is fast
developing into a major, but exclusive, high density game
viewing area. Laikipia is also strong on bio-diversity and
home to many threatened or endangered species. At the
same time, it is an area where game viewing can be combined
with non wildlife activities such as ballooning, camel riding,
fishing, hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. These are
areas to add to your safari in Kenya itinerary if time allows you.

PKP- Kenia safari

Natural Track Safaris