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Selenkay Conservation Area, Kenya
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Photo by Magical Africa Safaris Ltd.

By Magical Africa Safaris Ltd.

The small Selenkay Conservation Area just north of Amboseli offers excellent wildlife viewing to a privileged few. This 15,000-acre private game reserve in the heart of Maasailand admits just 12 visitors per day. But don't let the small size of this eco-reserve dissuade you; the Selenkay Conservation Area, an important dispersal area for wildlife migrating in and out of Amboseli, is home to a larger number of species than Amboseli National Park. What's more, bird life at Selenkay is prolific. Spot elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, and giraffe. View caracal, African wildcat, civet, gerenuk, lesser kudu and striped hyena and sight African birds of prey on an intimate African wildlife safari.

Copyright © Henry Kahuki. All rights reserved. Henry Kahuki is an online safari consultant and the operator of Magical Africa Safaris Ltd., an eco-friendly safari agency offering comprehensive safari arrangements in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
History & Culture
 
A wildlife safari in the Selenkay Conservation Area provides an opportunity to introduce the kids to the Masai (also spelled Maasai). Learn more about this tall, colorfully dressed, pastoral tribe that makes their home in the Rift Valley regions of Kenya and Tanzania.
Maps
 
Maps are a great way to get the kids involved in family vacation planning. Use online maps of Kenya to plot your route to national parks and beach resorts and learn more about the country's geography.
Books
 
Books are a great way to introduce children to a new adventure and a foreign land. Get a recommended reading list for a wildlife safari that covers nature as well as literature.
Music & Sound
 
Explore wildlife through sound. Listen to an elephant trumpet and a lion snarl and roar. Learn to identify birdcalls before you depart on a bird watching tour.
News
 
Read Kenya newspapers online and brush up on Kenyan current events from politics to economics and sports to entertainment before you depart on a family trip. Read Kenya news online and find out what the locals are reading.
Kids' Stuff
 
Did you know that Amboseli and Selenkay boast the highest concentration of elephants in Africa. Ask your safari guide how this clever mammal mourns its dead or how they cross a fast flowing river with their young. But before you depart discover other fun facts about Kenya's wildlife and learn more about the Masai people.
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Travel Trivia
Which of the following animals are you likely to spot on an African safari: