Kenya

When most people think of Africa, its Kenya they are generally imagining. It’s the home of the original safari holiday, the “Out of Africa” landscapes, and the world-renowned annual migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Perhaps the most famous game reserve in the world, the Masai Mara is a land of vast savannahs. It is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) and the Masaai people. The reserve offers excellent game viewing throughout the year and not only during the migration; which can be unpredictable as it does not fall on a specific date and depends on when the rains fall.

Visitors to this region are spoilt for choice with luxury safari camps available either in the park or surrounding conservancies that offer a more exclusive experience including game walks and night drives.

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Highlights in Kenya

  • The annual Wildebeest Migration
  • Visit a local village for insight into the traditions of the semi-nomadic Masaai people
  • A hot-air balloon flight over the Masai Mara
  • Nairobi: Kenya’s capital and largest city
  • Amboseli National Park: dominated by snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Great Rift Valley is a valley down the length of Africa that is visible from the moon
  • Lake Victoria: The world’s largest tropical lake so perfect for relaxing on unspoilt beaches and Dhow sailing to secluded islands
  • Mombasa Coastline: A wonderful beach add-on to a safari
  • Samburu: Home to some of Kenya’s most unique wildlife
  • Tsavo: The largest safari destination in Kenya

Best time to travel

Summer

The most popular months are January and February when the weather is hot and dry and the wildlife tends to congregate around waterholes.

The Migration

From June/ July to October the Migration takes place and it’s an extremely busy (and exciting!) time to visit.

Winter/ Rainy season 

During the long rains from March to May travel isn’t recommended.

Travel regions within Kenya

Mara North Conservancy

Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area of more than 74,000 acres. It is home to a spectacular array of plants, reptiles, birds and mammals; including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other migratory wildlife. Leopard Gorge, in the heart…

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Samburu National Reserve

Rugged and a semi-desert, the Samburu reserve lies on the edge of northern Kenya’s savannah. It’s one of three game reserves that are clustered around the Ewaso Ngiro River. Due to its mix of savannahs and forests, Samburu has first-class game viewing. While it’s not Kenya’s most well-known reserve, it’s…

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Nairobi

Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief there are some fascinating attractions: its café culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum and most notably just 20 minutes from the…

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Tsavo West National Park

Situated in Kenya’s south-west, Tsavo is a massive protected area that’s made up of Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park. Both make up the biggest park in Kenya and is one of the world’s largest game sanctuaries with 22000 km² of untouched wilderness. Tsavo is surrounded by views of…

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Boasting one of the biggest black rhino population in East Africa, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a great safari destination in central Kenya. It’s also the only place where you can see chimpanzees and three critically endangered white rhinos. But primarily, Ol Pejeta is great for a Big Five (lion,…

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Lake Elmenteita

Less than two hours’ drive from Nairobi lies Lake Elmenteita. One of the soda lakes of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Elmenteita lies between Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. Protected by the Soysambu Conservancy, the lake is known for its large flocks of water birds including flamingos and…

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya is the home of the original safari holiday, and the Masai Mara is the country’s best known reserve. A land of vast savannahs, the Masai Mara offers a true big game experience and a wide selection of luxury safari camps either in the national park or its neighbouring conservancies….

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