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Welcome To Kenya

“Vast savannahs peppered with immense herds of wildlife. Snow-capped equatorial mountains. This is the land of the Masai Mara, with wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions and the great predators of Africa following in their wake, where endangered species like black rhinos maintain their precarious foothold.”

Eliud Karimi

Head Wildlife Guide/Director Of Operations

You’ve probably heard of Kenya, but it is a destination that is frequently under-visited, despite all of the travel treasures it holds. When looking for an adventure, what could be better than to head to a place that has mystery, culture, geography, and wildlife like no other place on earth?This East African country is known for its landscapes and wildlife, with tourism being a top contributor to the nation’s economy. In addition to its coastlines, lakelands, mountain highlands, savannah, and the great Rift Valley, it’s also the home of the annual Great Migration.
Kenya is home to a number of exceptional National Parks & Game Reserves including: Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Samburu National Reserve, Tsavo East National Park, and Tsavo West National Park. Being a top destination for wildlife, it’s easily recommended for those booking a first-time safari. Exploring the various national parks will give you the opportunity to encounter big cats as well as other popular safari animals along with the famous wildebeest migration.
July to September is the most popular period overall, as it is ideal for game-viewing, with early September almost certain to coincide with the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara. October, November and March are the months with the clearest seas for snorkelling and diving. While April and May are known to be part of the wet season, this shouldn’t deter your travel plans: the rains usually come only in short afternoon or evening cloudbursts, and the landscape is strikingly green and fresh even if the skies may be cloudy. Overall, wildlife viewing is good year-round providing a number of opportunities to capture those magical picture perfect moments.
Located on the equator, Kenya has a tropical climate but temperatures can fluctuate due to several factors, including altitude changes. Average temperatures here range between 68°F and 82°F with an increase along the coast. During the Dry Season (June to October) you will find clear skies and an abundance of sunshine while keeping at a moderate temperature. Keep in minf that if you are exploring higher altitude areas, early morning temperatures can drop to as low as 50°F so it’s important to remember to bring warmer clothes. The Wet Season (November to May) still has pleasant temperatures comparable to the Dry Season, but also welcomes a period of unpredictable short periods of rain. Luckily, these occur during the late afternoon or evening and won’t have a negative impact on your safari.
Kenya is home to all of the Big Five and are commonly seen while on safari. The Masai Mara offers the best chance to encounter big cats, while heading to Lake Nakuru offers travelers the chance to see the elusive white rhino. Exploring the Rift Valley, Lake Bogoria is home to thousands of picturesque flamingos which frequent its shallow waters. Kenya also shares the famous wildebeest migration, where as many as two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse in search of fresh grazing eluding hungry predators. If you time your safari right, you might be lucky enough to see the crossing at the Mara River which is a highlight of the migration.
No matter where your adventures might take you in Kenya, there’s no shortage of exciting activites and places to explore. The sandy shores of the coast offer non-stop relaxation while heading into the highlands offer stunning vista views with green lush mountains. Exhilirating widlife await on the plains of the national parks while dazzling blue lakes await you in the deep valleys. Here are just a few of the experiences that can be had while visiting this fascinating country:

 

  • Staying in a star bed falling asleep under the African night sky
  • Join an experienced guide on a walking safari through the bush
  • Private breakfasts and intimate dinners as well as picnics
  • Cultural immersion visiting the Masai or Samburu local tribes
  • Embarking on a a dhow safari along the coast in true traditional fashion

Our Recommended Kenya Tours

 

Known as the birthplace of the African safari, Kenya offers a wide varity of exceptional safari and tour experiences. Whether you are looking to witness the Great Migration or encounter gentle giants in Amboseli National Park, our range of Kenya safari designs offers the chance to immerserve yourself in the heart of Africa with exciting wildlife encounters at every turn. With over two decades of operating on the ground we have plenty of first-hand experience to draw inspiration from and can create an itinerary that meets your travel style, time period and budget.

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“This was the best trip I have ever taken. It truly was life changing. Not one aspect of this trip was disappointing. Our guide, Jackson was the most patient and informative guide, I think we could have ever asked for. We saw everything – the big five, a cheetah hunt, herds of elephants, lions, hippos! It was the greatest experience I ever had.”

“We have just returned from the most wonderful and amazing trip we have taken! We have traveled in Europe, Asia, North/South and Central America and this was the best trip we have had. The variety of animals and abundance we saw was beyond our expectations. We are looking forward to our next trip!”

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