Park And Distance

 Kenya is an expansive country, so be ready to travel long distances between national parks and other interesting tourist resorts. For example from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, it is 300km of tarmac and rough road.

This is roughy the same distance you will need to cover between Nairobi and Samburu Game Researve, or Nairobi and the Amboseli National Park. If your Safari was adventurous enough to cover visits to parks, then fasten your safety belt and be patient as the accepted speed limit for tour vans is 80 km per hour.

Stop often to breath, stretch and enjoy the scenery around you. Leave early, pack a picnic bag with various snacks and plenty of water, dress comfortably for the weather, and even plug in some soothing music when you need to take a nap on the way.

Make up your mind to enjoy the long drives even before you begin. Wildlife species and populations differ according to the park you are visiting so the more parks you visit, the more varied the species of animals you will be able to see.

You will therefore have a taste of two hemispheres as you cross form park to park, and will see a spectrum of arid to semi-arid and even coastal landscapes from Marsabit, to Samburu, to the Tsavo National Park, and even on to the Kenyan Coast.

The important thing is to enjoy yourself to the maximum, and get your value for money.