Animals to look out for while on Kenyan Safari

At Erideka Safaris Kenya, we are a holiday safari tour operator who genuinely takes great pride in providing safari tours and local excursions covering Kenya, Tanzania, and other safari hotspots throughout Africa. Our most popular safari options are the famous Nairobi to Nairobi safaris with Maasai Mara game reserve destination, particularly at the time of the Great Migration in late July to mid-August, when thousands of wildebeest and other plains animals migrate across Kenya & Tanzania East in Africa in search of food and water. Although the Great Migration is renowned as the great migration of zebra and wildebeest, you’ll see many different types of animals on your wildlife safari trip. Here we list some of the Animals to look out for while on Kenyan Safari.

Popular BIG 5 animals on Kenyan Safari Adventure

A Kenya Wildlife safari is not just about the Big Five, as well as looking out for the big 5 game animals, you’ll see a variety of other animals on a Kenya Safari Trip at the time of the Great Wildebeest Migration:

  • Elephants, Lions, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard.
  • Crocodiles, Plains Zebras, Wildebeest.


It would be hard to miss an elephant whilst you are on safari. Found only in Africa, there are two species of African elephant to look out for on your adventure: The bush elephant and the forest elephant.


The African Lion describes many species of lion found in Africa. Lions are the second largest cat, after the tiger and are one of the big five game animals people look out for on safari. On a Nairobi and Mombasa Kenya Erideka Safaris Kenya Safari, you can expect to see lions lounging on the marshes at the time of the Great Migration. Take your pick from our selection of Nairobi safari tours.


The Buffalo is a member of the Big five animals. It is wild and aggressive in nature and live in a herd.  They are known to kill lions when in a group specially to protect one of their own when attacked by the lions as a meal.
It can be found in Amboseli National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Nakuru National Park, Nairobi National Park, Hells Gate National Park and Maasai Mara game reserve.


It is among the endangered species of wild animals in Kenya for illegal trade in horns. There are two types of Rhinos in Kenya, The Black Rhino and White Rhino.
A female Rhino can give birth once every 5 years and that is the reason their population is low. Most of the Rhinos in Kenya are protected in sanctuaries and national parks.


Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and pumas. They live in sub-Saharan Africa, upper east Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. Be that as it may, huge numbers of their populaces are imperiled, particularly outside of Africa.
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Migrating animals must cross the Maasai Mara river in order to reach the nutritious land. On the crossing, you can expect to see crocodiles snapping up the zebras and wildebeest as they attempt to move forward on their migration. Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.

Plains Zebras

Zebras are social animals that live in groups, whether this is a small harem (consisting of one or two dominant males, a small number of females and their offspring) or large herd. Their stripes come in different patterns that are unique to each individual. There are actually three species of zebras. These are: The Plains zebra, the Gravy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. Plains zebras live in south and east Africa, although the species is in decline, they are usually found on treeless grassland and savanna woodland. One of the best areas for viewing grassland plains wildlife, have you considered a Maasai Mara safari holiday?


The black wildebeest and the blue wildebeest are native to Africa. It is mainly the blue wildebeest that migrate during the Great Migration.
Wildebeest often graze in herds with Zebra, for heightened awareness of prowling predators.

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