Kenya

For many years, a safari in Kenya has stood tall as the ultimate African safari experience. Made famous by its depictions in classic Hollywood movies and novels, the endless plains of the Masai Mara have long-since captured the imagination of all who love the African continent and its abundance of wildlife. While the annual Wildebeest migration captivates audiences around the world, the great vastness of Kenya plays host to a myriad of other incredible events every single day.

While the Masai Mara is deservedly the most famous attraction in Kenya, it is most certainly not the only one. Marvel at the beauty of snow-capped Mount Kenya or enjoy a cocktail on the beaches of the wonderfully warm Indian Ocean. Dive off the coast in the magnificently coloured coral reefs or sail across the idyllic Lake Victoria. For the city types, take in the bustling markets of Nairobi – a fascinating melting pot where colonial architecture and influence meet African spirit and culture.

With an equatorial climate that’s pleasant and warm through winter, but hot and humid in summer, most visitors to Kenya choose the cooler months when animals are more active. That said there is something to see and do in Kenya all year round. The country boasts remarkable geographic diversity and a single holiday could include game drives and bush walks, horse riding and hot air ballooning, snorkelling, diving, surfing, canoeing…or even camel riding!

With its incredible cultures, geographic diversity, abundance of wildlife, friendly attitudes and fantastic climate, Kenya is the perfect African destination for the whole family, an adventurous thrill seeker or love-struck couples celebrating their honeymoons. With so much to see and do, let our Kenyan specialists help you to craft the ultimate East African experience and get exploring!

 

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Masai Mara

Most famous for the greatest animal spectacle on earth – the annual wildebeest migration – Kenya’s Masai Mara surpasses all expectations or preconceived notions with its sheer, uncompromising grandeur. With endless plains, huge blue skies and one of the world’s richest wildlife populations, the Mara (as it is affectionately known) never ceases to amaze. Soak up some local culture with a visit to the indigenous Masaai tribe – equally as famous for their distinctive appearance as they are for their friendliness and welcoming spirit. During the migration, some 1.4 million wildebeest, 200 000 zebra and 300 000 gazelles make their way to the Masai Mara from the neighboring Serengeti in a spectacle you will never forget.

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Tortilis Camp

Amboseli National Park

Made famous by the iconic photographs of elephants crossing the plains with Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, Amboselli National Park is becoming increasingly popular with tourists owing to the fact that it is just an hour’s flight from Nairobi. Melt water from Mount Kilimanjaro flows underground and results in a series of swamps in Amboselli that create an almost oasis like environment, much to the delight of the sizeable elephant population. The swampy environment also attracts a host interesting birdlife that will delight birdwatchers for hours on end. A range of attractive accommodation options means that your Amboselli can be tailored exactly to your specific needs.

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Loisaba Lodge

Laikipia

Nestled amongst the foothills of Mount Kenya and bisected by the flowing Ewaso Nyiro and Ewaso Narok rivers, Lakipia is a vast plateau of valleys and crags and is run as a partnership between private owners and local communities. It is the only area in East Africa where animal numbers are actually increasing, and has received worldwide plaudits for its sustainable tourism model. Home to over 50% of Kenya’s rhino population, the region has one of the continent’s largest elephant population too. With a great choice of boutique camps and lodges that espouse the sustainable tourism model, Lakipia is the perfect destination for the eco-conscious traveller looking to try something new.

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Meru National Park

Made famous in the movie Born Free, Meru National Park lies to the east of Mount Kenya and is blessed with jaw dropping views of the mountain throughout. Recently the focus of a complete rehabilitation, Meru National Park has become Kenya’s model park with excellent facilities and management. With habitats ranging from forests and savannahs to wetlands and grasslands, the park is home to an abundance of game – including some 70 white and black rhinos that are protected from the scourge of poachers in the parks Rhino Sanctuary. The dry season is the best period to visit, with long grass obscuring visibility in the wet.

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Lake Naivasha & Lake Nakuru

Two of Kenya’s great Rift Valley Lakes, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru are just a short drive from Nairobi and make the perfect stopover point en route to your next Kenyan destination. Lake Nakuru is a soda lake that is famous for attracting thousands and thousands of flamingos who feast on the algae in the water, earning the nickname of ‘The Greatest Bird Spectacle’ in the world. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake just north of Nairobi that sits atop the highest point of the Kenyan Rift Valley and boasts amazing views of the escarpment – a true photographers dream.

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Samburu National Park

Site of George and Joy Adamson’s lion orphanage that inspired the film Born Free, Samburu National Park is hot, arid and strikingly beautiful. The wildlife that lives in Samburu is as unique as the park itself, with some species found nowhere else in Kenya. These include the rare Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa oryx, Somali ostrich, gerenuk (a large breed of antelope) and the reticulated giraffe. A visit to Samburu National Park will not be complete without a visit to the native Samburu people who delight in sharing their unparalleled knowledge and passion for the land.

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Diani Beach

Kenya is known to be an excellent destination for combining the best of the bush and the beach, and Diani Beach is the ultimate in that regard. Situated on the island of Mombasa, Diani Beach is a popular seaside resort that boasts miles and miles of untouched, unspoiled pristine coastline. The coral reef surrounding the island provides for excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities, and teems with colorful fish and marine life. The town of Diani Beach offers a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and shops so there’s always something to do once the sun has set on the beach.

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Mount Kenya

Africa’s second highest peak after Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya is regarded by climbing experts as being a ‘better climb’ than its more popular Tanzanian counterpart. Reaching a height of 5200m, Mount Kenya is not to be underestimated and it is advisable to ensure you are reasonably fit and acclimatised before beginning your ascent. Mount Kenya is considerably less crowded than Mount Kilimanjaro, so those looking to escape from the rat race will enjoy the solitude it offers.

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Nairobi

The capital city of Kenya and the largest city in East Africa, Nairobi is a bustling African metropolis also known as ‘Safari City’ or ‘Green City in the Sun’ (owing to all the parks and public spaces). While its colonial history is still very evident in the architecture of Nairobi, it is without question an African city with traditional Kenyan markets and crowded alleyways full of secret gems. Several museums, quality restaurants, and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage will ensure that your days spent in Nairobi will be both fun and fascinating.

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