Things To Do In Rift Valley Province
A very interesting place in Africa is the Rift Valley Province, Kenya. This place is very calm and cool. Before the general Kenyan elections in the year 2013, this place was one among the 8 provisions here. This place is economically very important place and also the largest place in Kenya. This definitely an amazing place in Kenya, which is having more number of visitors every year. If you are looking for a nice vacation in which you want to enjoy the wildlife of Africa, then this place would be the best bet for you.
You have many places for sightseeing, many parks, museums and this is a place for many kinds of birds as well. You get mouthwatering food and a huge range of restaurants and resorts to choose from. This place is best for relaxing personal tour with family or for an adventurous tour along with your friends.
When To Go:
It is very confusing to decide on when to go to any place. Places like Rift Valley Province, Kenya are always welcoming and you can enjoy this place at any time of the year. But it would be good if you can plan the trip sometime between October to March. It is a great place to enjoy in Summer as well. It is completely your wish to plan your trip to this place as the weather is comfortable at all times of the day.
This trip can be more enjoyed with family as kids will have a lot of fun when you are seeing the wildlife of Africa here. If you are planning your trip during Summer then better plan your trip in advance like the flight tickets, accomodation and other things that you may need in your trip. This will not just help you in avoiding the last minute hassle in your but also can help you in planning the entire trip at a very cheaper budget. This is place is having many tourist attractions and it would be good if you can spend a few days there. If you have no idea about the place then here are details about it.
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Let us have a look at the most interesting things to do and see in Rift Valley Province, Kenya…
Masai Mara, Kenya
Africa’s largest wildlife reserve is Masai Mara, Kenya. This place is situated in the south west of Kenya and is attracting more number of tourists every year. This is an excellent game viewing place in Kenya. Along with the Serengeti National Park, this place forms the Africa’s most incredible, most diverse and a spectacular place for wild game viewing places. At the bank of Mara River, you will find more Crocodiles and Hippos. You can see Hippos fighting with each other while the crocodiles are watching their fight or vice verse. Sometimes they fight with each other as well. It is really amazing to watch these games.
When you are planning your trips for your kids then make sure about the Wildebeest migration.The animals keep migrating from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania to this park. If you are reaching Rift Valley Province during their migration to the other park then you will not get a chance to see them. The animals are in Kenya between the months of July to October. If you are planning your trip, especially for wild animals then better do not miss this point. The view of this river is really fantastic and really an amazing place for kids.
Amboseli National Park
An amazing national park, which is located in Loitoktok of Rift Valley Province in Kenya is Amboseli National Park. This park is 39206 hectares which spread across the border of Tanzania and Kenya. There are many popular things about this place and photographers will love this place. Especially if you are a wildlife photographer then this is a place for you. This is the place where you get a chance to have a very close look at the wildlife in Africa, especially Elephants. It is not just the elephants that you get to enjoy in this Amboseli National Park, there are many other animals like lions, hippos, zebras and many other African wild animals can be seen here in this park.
Another famous thing that you get to see in this Amboseli National Park is you can see Mount Kilimanjaro. You get a spectacular view of this mountain from this place and this mountain is said to be the most highest free standing mountain in the world. You also get a chance to meet the Massai people who are very friendly and helpful. This is one of the beautiful parks in Africa, which you should not miss it on your trip to Rift Valley Province.
Mara Naboisho Conservancy
You will have a great experience at this place Mara Naboisho Conservancy. This is a camp which is very well organized in terms of conservation and management. This is another place to enjoy a lot f wild animals from Africa. You can take safari or take a walk, but having a right guide with you is mandatory for this Mara Naboisho Conservancy trip. This is the only place where you will be able to relax and also enjoy the nature. You should definitely try to stay at this place for one night at least because you can even book night safari at this place by consulting the management. Night safari is definitely going to be a great experience of your life. You get a chance to see wild animals right in front of you in the midnight.
If you are planning to stay in Mara Naboisho Conservancy then there are many packages that you can choose. Each camp package is different and check the details well before you book them. You have Asilia Naboisho camp, Wilderness camp, base camp eagle view camp, encounter Mara Camp, Kicheche Valley camp, Porini Mara Camp. There is another important thing that you should note, if you are interested in staying at this Mara Naboisho Conservancy during night time, then better book your accomodation in advance as there are very few lodges available inside this place.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy
Ol Kinyei Conservancy is an eighteen thousand acres land which belonged to Massai’s but they have allocated this place just for the wild animals. You get a chance to see a lot of wild animals here as well. Amazing place for gaming sightings. If you want to get complete details about the place, people who live around and about the animals that you can see here, then it is always good to hire a guide for your trip or if you are going in a large group then better book some tours or travels who will have a guide along with them.
If you want the best guides, then hiring the local Massai people who live nearby can be the best option for you. You will not need any guide anymore.
This place Ol Kinyei Conservancy is very popular for the breathtaking and unspoilt scenary. You get a chance to see a lot of Cheetahs and Lions here and if you are more lucky then you can enjoy seeing Leopards as well.
Governors' Balloon Safaris
This is something that everyone would love. Travelling high in the air in a hot air balloon, while you can see many animals running down on the ground just below you. Isn’t it interesting? Yes, it is going to be very interesting and a great experience of your entire trip to Rift Valley Province. Governors' Balloon Safaris is one of such place where you will be able to enjoy the hot air balloon ride. There are many other places in Rift Valley Province where you can enjoy the hot air balloon ride, but this is the best one so far.
The experience in this ride is definitely going to be memorable but if you can choose to go for this ride in the early morning then it is going to be more interesting as well. You will be able to enjoy nature, wild animals and also you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise here in this trip. You will have a drink and snacks point available at this place for you and your kids. You will have a thorough security check to avoid any panic situation and also you will be briefed about the safety precautions to be taken while launching the balloon and while landing as well. Do not miss it and if possible try to plan it in the early morning.
Shaba National Reserve
This Shaba National Reserve is in the northern part of Kenya and is one of the places that you should not miss on your trip to Rift Valley Province. This place lies exactly to the east of Samburu and Buffalo Springs National reserve. This place is a river side forest and a very interesting place to see many wild animals. You can see a lot of zebras and baboons at this place. There are many places in Rift Valley Province, which are popular for wild animals, but only you get to see different kinds of wild animals at each place.
You get a chance to see three beautiful wild reserves of Kenya at once when you visit this place. It is an amazing experience and you will definitely enjoy the scenic view from this place. This place Shaba National Reserve is having less animals compared to the other reserves in Kenya but this is also worth visiting. Rift Valley Province is a place for the entire family to enjoy.
Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
This place Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya is the Rift Valley Province district of Central Kenya. This lake attracts many flamingos which line up on the shore of the River. This is known as a soda lake and is at an elevation of 1754 meters above the sea level. The water levels of the lake dropped in the 1990 suddenly, but it was able to recover gradually. But in the year 2013, the water level of the river raised drastically. Due to this raised water level, many birds that line up at this lake migrated to a nearby lake Bogoria.
You will be able to see fifty plus varieties of mammals at this river and you can also enjoy more than 250 species of birds at the river bank. Nice pleasant and relaxing river view which you should not miss at all.
Africa Safaris Day Tours
For all those people are living in Kenya and want to organize a nice family trip to all tourist attractions in Rift Valley Province or for those people who are visiting this place from other parts of the world, Africa Safaris Day Tours is a very good option. They take care of all your travel needs during your trip to all the places. They have a lot of information about all the places where they are taking you and hence it will be very helpful for you to get more information about the place. When you are going on a trip to any place, it is very important to gather some information about the place rather than just seeing the place. Knowing more about the place when you are seeing it directly can help you a lot.
The trip in and around the Rift Valley Province by Africa Safaris Day Tours would be from 4 to 5 days and you should be prepared for spending that time. It is very7 interesting place and 5 days are worth spending on this trip. They take care of your food and accommodation as well, as part of the trip booking you do with them. These best and most affordable tour service providers to enjoy Kenya.
There are thousands of lakes in Kenya where you can see millions of Flamingos line up. One of such beautiful lakes is Lake Oloidien. You can book a cottage near the lakeside so that you can enjoy the view of this lake and the Flamingos whenever you want. But if you are going there just to enjoy the Flamingos, then you should make sure that you are going to that place in the right time.
Plan your trip sometime between January to March so that you do not miss much. You can gather a lot of information about those using the internet option as well.
This is a very small place and normally ignored by many tourists considering this lake also like other lakes, but you can enjoy a relaxing evening here as you find very less tourists at this spot. You can also enjoy a nice boat ride on this lake.
Baboons & Vervits
This is something that you should not miss on your trip to Rift Valley Province, especially if you are going with your kids. Kids love watching Baboons & Vervits. If you are hiring a local guide, then you can talk to your guide about the places where you will be able to see these animals. It is a lot of fun watching these monkeys. Lake Nakuru National Park is the place where you will be able to see many baboons and Vervits. You will see many small and adult monkeys playing in the trees, hills and near the water as well.
Kraftyartz is an interesting place to shop for a few handmade crafts. This is a workshop where you find many gift items which are handmade and are for sale. You get trays, pictures of animals. This is a wonderful place to take home some memories along with you from this place. You can buy anything that is displayed on the shelfs of the workshop and you can bargain the gift items to buy them at an affordable price. The staff at this workshop are very friendly and you can talk to them to know how they are made and what is used in making of the gifts. It can be interesting interacting with them.
There are many more interesting places in Rift Valley province and it is definitely a place where you can spend a lot of time watching the wild animals so close to you. Apart from wildlife reserves and lakes, you also have many good restaurants in Rift Valley Province. Do not miss the fun at this place. If you are planning to stay in certain places here, you need to make advance booking so that you do not have to face any problem after you each there or you don’t have to return back without visiting a few places which you wanted to visit. There are certain places where there are very few accommodation facilities available and that is where you will have to face problems along with your family. If you are traveling along with kids then it can be more painful. Night safaris are something that you should not miss on your trip to Rift Valley Province.
There are many restaurants in Rift Valley Province, which cater you some tasty food and do try some signature dishes of this place. It is said that Africa is not just popular for wild animals, but also in making mouth watering food. You should not miss this opportunity to taste their food if you are not from Africa. Have a fun filled trip to Rift Valley Province, Kenya.
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