Welcome To Kenya
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. While you’ve probably heard of Kenya safari tours, it is a destination that is frequently under-visited, despite all the travel treasures it holds.
No matter where your adventures might take you on your luxury Kenya safari, there’s no shortage of exciting activities and places to explore. The sandy shores of the coast offer non-stop relaxation while heading into the highlands offer stunning vista views with lush green mountains. Exhilarating wildlife awaits on the plains of the national parks while dazzling blue lakes await you in the deep valleys.
Kenya is also home to one of the world’s most fascinating wildlife spectacles—the great migration. When it comes to culture, wildlife, and landscapes, it truly has it all, and its buzz is utterly contagious. Get inspired by browsing through some of our sample Kenya safari packages and itineraries below, then get in touch with one of our experts, all of whom have an unquestionable passion for this fascinating region we are proud to call home.
Sample Kenya Safaris
The truth is, whether you usually plan your own trips or normally work with a destination expert, planning a trip to Africa can seem overwhelming at times. As a smaller boutique operation, we take an extraordinarily personalized approach making the process as fun and effortless as possible. The sample trips below are here to inspire you. These are not fixed itineraries and can be customized or altered in almost any way to suit your needs. We can use them as a foundation for your bespoke Kenya wildlife safari or design your itinerary completely from scratch.
When To Go To Kenya
July to September is the most popular period overall for Kenya safari tours, 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 snorkeling 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.
(June to October)
Wildlife is easier to spot as the bush is thinned out and animals are more likely to gather around water sources. During this season it’s unlikely to rain, so days exploring are met with sunny with clear skies. If you’re planning to see the great wildebeest migration, this is the best time to go from June to October.
(November to May)
Beautiful and lush green scenery along with the welcoming of newborn wildlife across the plains. This is also a great time to take advantage of low season rates and less crowded national parks for Kenya safari tours. While rain does make its first appearance during this time, they usually remain as short afternoon showers.
Where To Go In Kenya
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 Kenya safari vacation. 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. Discover our popular Kenya safari tours and packages to experience the beauty this unique destination offers.
Animals In Kenya
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.
Weather In Kenya
Located on the equator, Kenya has a tropical climate but temperatures can fluctuate due to several factors, including altitude changes. During the Dry Season (June to October) you will find clear skies and an abundance of sunshine while keeping at a moderate temperature. 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.
(June to October)
During the Dry season daytime temperatures are usually around 73°F at higher altitudes, such as the Masai Mara, and 82°F at lower altitudes, such as the coastal areas. The sky is clear, and the days are sunny. Keep in mind that mornings will be cold, so pack warm clothes for early morning game drives.
(November to May)
During the Wet season daytime temperatures are between 75°F and 81°F at higher altitudes. At lower altitudes daytime temperatures are more consistent and hover around 86°F. Mornings stay cool at higher altitudes, and it is advisable to pack warm clothes for early morning game drives.