The Classic Safari Country
On the east coast of Africa, just below the horn, lies Kenya. Kenya is known for its colourful tribesmen, great herds of wildebeest thundering across the rolling savannah, and its stunning nature and wildlife. It makes up the classic image of Africa, which is why Kenya is such a popular safari destination. The national parks and reserves will give you a safari experience you’ll never forget.
Most people combine Kenya’s beautiful natural features with cultural activities. A trip to the sandy beaches of Mombasa is a great end to your stay, completing an unforgettable holiday with a few days of relaxation. If you have specific requests, we can always incorporate these into our safari itineraries – just let us know.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is famous for the large population of flamingos that thrive on the abundance of algae. When the water levels are right, there can be two million flamingos along the banks of the lake. The lake is also known for rhinos; while the park was the focus of ‘Rhino Rescue’; a charity dedicated to saving the world’s rhinos. It is not uncommon to see 20 rhinos in a single game drive. It is one of the best places in the world to see rhinos.
Masai Mara National Reserve and the annual migration
Masai Mara National Park is well known for the Great Wildebeest Migration. It’s a perfect place for game drives, with a huge abundance of wildlife. Between June and October, Masai Mara National Park is at its most spectacular as one million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 gazelles travel through on their way to the Serengeti in Tanzania. But even outside this period, the Big Five can be spotted.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located in the Rift Valley Province and is the most popular destination after the Masai Mara National Park. This park is special because it is famous for its elephants, home to more than 400 species of birds, and boasts a spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo National Parks (East and West)
Tsavo National Park consists of two separate parks, Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park. Together they make up the largest national park in Kenya. The park was split into east and west when a railway and main road were built between Nairobi and Mombasa. Tsavo East National Park is generally flat, with dry plains and more opportunities to spot wildlife. Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and has a wetter climate, with a more diverse landscape.
Mount Kenya is a volcano with three peaks standing at approximately 5000 meters tall, making it the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest mountain in all of Africa. Mount Kenya has been on the World Heritage List since 1997. Apart from the stunning mountain scenery, there is extraordinary wildlife and flora waiting to be discovered. Trekking routes on the mountain vary from four to seven days.
The town of Lamu on Lamu Island was established in the fourteenth century by the Swahili people, making it one of the oldest settlements of Kenya. In 2001 Lamu was put on the World Heritage List. Exploring the town on foot is a wonderful way to soak up the atmosphere of the living and breathing history of Lamu. With its easygoing lifestyle, Lamu is also a relaxing place to stay.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, about a one-and-a-half hour’s drive from Nairobi. With more than 500 registered bird species, Lake Naivasha is a perfect place for bird-watching. There is also a large hippo population in the lake, which makes a boat trip a fantastic way to spend your morning or afternoon.
Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve is rich in wildlife and hosts rare species such as Grévy’s zebra, gerenuk, and the Somali ostrich. Samburu National Reserve is about five hours north of Nairobi. The Samburu people are related to the Masai and live mainly from cattle breeding.
Hell’s Gate National Park
Hell’s Gate National Park, located south of Lake Naivasha and north-west of Nairobi is a relatively small park of only 68 square kilometers. It is one of the few parks you can explore on foot. A safari by bike is also possible, and its entry fees are also low due to its small size.
Would you like to visit Kenya or extend another safari with a visit? Please see our itineraries or make a direct inquiry so we can tailor your trip to your personal preferences.