East Africa is well known for it’s great variety of prestigious big game as well as other small usually unnoticed mammals. Photographers have photographed and documented a great variety of mammals in East Africa and no doubt that many travelers would like to enjoy an experience of watching our beautiful mammals in an African Safari.
Our safaris will take you to the locations of the big five, as well as a great variety of East Africa’s Antelopes – anything from Common Eland to Suni (East Africa’s smallest antelope), Big and small cats/dogs of Africa like Genet, Serval and African Wild Cats, Hunting Dogs and Jackals. Africa is world famous for other large mammals like Hippos, Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes and no tour is complete without getting to see them too. Our tours will also introduce you to some of the common and rare Reptiles of East Africa too. Since our itineraries are a little bit different from other companies, traveling with us provides an opportunity for our guests to see the rarest and most unique mammals found in special places in East Africa, which are not found in many major tourist circuits.
Our Central Highlands, the area around Mt. Kenya and Aberdare ranges offer a variety of high altitude species of mammals like the rare Bongo, Chanler’s Mountain Reedbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, and Suni Antelope, a variety of Duikers and large concentrations of the Bushbucks among other Mammals.
A visit to Ruma National Park Western Kenya will offer you a Roan Antelope and Jackson’s Hartebeests, which are among the most rare and endangered Antelopes in our region.
At Saiwa Swamp National Park, our smallest National Park, we will show you the Sitatunga Antelope and the De Brazza Monkeys, one of Africa’s Beautiful and rare monkeys. At Kakamega Forest and some Maasai Mara Forest patches, we see the rare Red-tailed Monkeys, Patas Monkeys at Northern and Western Kenya, the graceful Greater Kudu and Guenther’s Dik diks at Lake Bogoria National Reserve are probably some of the key highlights.
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Ben's Ecological Safaris
Ben's Ecological Safaris is a small company specializing in East African Natural History tours within the context of the History, Ancient Civilizations and Culture of East Africa. The tours emphasize Birds, Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation from the unique perspective of people who have lived all their lives surrounded by the Sights, Sounds and Smells of East Africa. However, you won't simply focus on Bird Watching or Wildlife Viewing, with Ben's Ecological Safaris you get a chance to learn about the East Africa's Plants, Reptiles, Amphibians, Local Customs, History, Geography and Geology of the areas you visit.