If you’re looking for an idyllic getaway, complete with stunning coral reefs and pods of playful dolphins, look no further than Wasini Island, located on Kenya’s south coast. The small island is surrounded by a pristine coral reef that is perfect for snorkeling and diving, and the dolphins can often be seen frolicking in the waves just offshore. Visitors can relax on the rugged beaches or explore the island’s lush vegetation. There are also several small villages on Wasini where you can learn about local culture and buy hand-crafted souvenirs.
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The sun has just begun to peek over the horizon, casting a yellow and orange glow across the sky. The tide is low and a single fishing boat is floating around, and a cool breeze is blowing in from the ocean. The birds are singing, and the smell of salt water is in the air. This is what early morning at the south coast of Kenya is like.
Kenya is known for its beautiful coastline, and the south coast is one of the most popular destinations. The beaches here are stunning, with white sand and crystal-clear water. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy, from swimming and sunbathing to snorkeling and diving.
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, then early morning at the south coast of Kenya is definitely worth checking out. The beaches are quiet and peaceful at this time of day, and the scenery is simply breathtaking.
The secretary bird is a common sight in the Masai Mara, but one rarely seen after a night of heavy rain. The downpour had turned the dusty ground into a muddy quagmire, and the secretary bird was having trouble keeping its balance. Every few steps it would lose its footing and flail its wings to stay upright. It was a sorry sight, but I was glad to see it is still well. The heavy rain must have been a real ordeal for such a large bird.
Ostrich Nairobi park is located in the capital of Kenya. The park is home to a variety of animals, including ostrich. The ostrich is the largest bird in the world and can weigh up to 220 pounds. They are native to Africa and can run up to 43 mph. Ostriches can live up to 40 years and eat a variety of things, including insects, plants, and small animals.
The lesser flamingo is found in Africa and parts of Europe. It is the smallest of the six species of flamingos. They can be identified by their pink plumage, long legs, and S-shaped neck. The lesser flamingo feeds on algae, crustaceans, and small fish. They live in large flocks and can be seen at various water bodies in Kenya, such as Lake Nakuru.
One of the most distinctive birds found at Lake Magadi is the marabou stork. This large wading bird is unmistakable with its bald head, pink neck, and featherless black body. The marabou stork is well adapted to the hot climate and sunny surroundings of Lake Magadi. It prefers hot springs and other areas where there is plenty of food to be found.
The Aberdares National Park, located in central Kenya, is a beautiful and mountainous park that is home to a variety of animals, including elephants, lions, and leopards. The park is also famous for its beautiful waterfalls and rivers, which provide excellent fishing opportunities. The most popular spot for fishing in the park is the Nyahururu River, which flows through the heart of the park and offers some of the best trout fishing in Africa. There are also several small fishing huts located along the river that provide a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.
The Aberdares mountain range in central Kenya is home to numerous caves behind waterfalls. One of the most popular is the cave behind Thomson’s Falls, which can be reached via a hiking trail from the town of Nyeri. The cave is large and has a pool of water at the bottom, making it a popular swimming spot.
Other caves in the area include Lamb’s Cave and Kamae Cave. Lamb’s Cave can be reached by climbing up a waterfall, while Kamae Cave is located at the top of a cliff and can only be accessed with ropes and climbing gear. Both caves are noted for their impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
The Aberdares mountain range is also home to several animal sanctuaries, including the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage and The Ark Animal Sanctuary.
Mt. Kenya is a stunning mountain with several peaks, including the aptly named Point Lenana, which stands 4,985 meters (16,355 feet) above sea level. The mountain has been the focus of mountaineering since the early 1900s and offers hikers some amazing routes. One such route is behind the peaks, where hikers can enjoy stunning views of the mountain’s three lakes and the surrounding vistas. The route is not for the faint of heart, as it involves a lot of climbing, but it is definitely worth the effort.
Massive amounts of Wildebeests grazing on a hillside in Masai Mara. A spectacular sight to witness. Every year, thousands of Wildebeests cross from Tanzania into the Masai Mara in search of better grazing. The spectacle is a beautiful one, as the animals make their way over the treacherous Mara river and into the grasslands. The Wildebeests are an important part of the ecosystem, and their grazing helps to keep the grasslands healthy.
The Shetani lava flows are situated about four kilometers west of the Tsavo West National Park’s Chyulu entrance, on the road to Amboseli. In swahili, the word “Shetani” means “devil,” and the flows were formed only a few hundred years ago, leading locals to assume that the devil himself was coming up from the deep earth. This massive swath of folded black lava covers more than 50 square miles.
In this picture, it is apparent just how difficult it can be to spot a Cheeta on the African grass plains. We had been sitting in the car overlooking a great expanse of savannah with groups of antelopes scattered in all directions. It was only after some time we realized two Cheetas was slowly approaching a group of antelopes. Moving slowly, they mixed perfectly with the yellow grass. The cheetah is known for its speed and agility. It’s also known for being one of the most successful big cats when it comes to hunting prey. One of the reasons for this is the cheetah’s ability to camouflage itself in tall grasses found on the African grass plains. The cheetah can remain motionless for long periods of time, waiting for an opportunity to pounce on its prey.
On this tranquil Sunday, we stopped around 50 kilometres from Magadi to explore the rift feeding into lake Magadi. A Masai that had a small homestead near the escarpment’s edge, agreed to take us down into the Magadi inlet together with his son. Once we reached the bottom of the rift, we realised how much hotter it was in the base of the feature, and you can see the heat waves distorting this photograph of the Masai. It must have been around 40 degrees Celcius.
On the way to the peak of Ol Donyo Lesatima (3,999m), you will pass what is called the dragon’s teeth (situated in the Aberdares moorlands). The Dragons teeth are visible from far away when approaching the Aberdares mountain range. Although on our trip, we had mixed weather with sun and dramatic clouds, in the picture, it is the dramatic clouds that dominate the view. The Aberdares mountain range in Kenya is known for its unusual rock formations, including the Dragons teeth. These are a series of tall, jagged rocks that resemble the teeth of a dragon. They are located near the peak of the range, and can be seen from a distance. The Dragons teeth are a popular tourist attraction, and are often photographed by visitors to the area.
The Masai people are known for their traditional dress and their cattle. They live in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and Tanzania. Many of them still live a traditional nomadic life, following their herds of cattle. For centuries, the Masai have lived in harmony with their environment. They rely on their cattle for sustenance and use every part of the animal for clothing, shelter, and other needs. They also cultivate crops such as maize, sorghum, and cowpeas to supplement their diet. The image is of a Masai sitting under a tree on a late afternoon. I think this image captures both the serenity of rural life and the beauty of the African landscape.
The Weaver bird is a common sight in the savannas of Kenya. These small, sparrow-like birds are easily recognized by their pointy beaks and bright yellow bellies. Weavers are well known for their extraordinary ability to build intricate nests using only grasses and other natural materials. Nests can take weeks or even months to complete, and some are so large that they can hold up to a dozen eggs. Weavers are omnivorous and feed on a variety of insects, seeds, and fruits. They are typically monogamous and mate for life.