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Kenya

Straddling the equator and best known for its wildlife, this popular and rewarding safari destination also has a vast and varied landscape and is home to over forty tribes. The 550 kilometres of coastline lead into savannah and plateaus, lakes and rivers, forests and mountains and scorching deserts. Running from north to south, the Great Rift Valley divides Kenya and the fascinating people reflect the environment they live in. After the onslaught of mass tourism, Kenyans have now created a new style, perfect for our clients, where guests stay in small owner-run tented camps and lodges, getting close to this incredible country and its people.


Highlights

Masai Mara, one of the best places on the continent to view African game and famous for the wildebeest and zebra migration from July to September

Meru National Park where for many years George and Joy Adamson lived with their lions

Samburu and Shaba National Parks, stretching along the Ewaso Nyiro River which eventually trickles into the Lorian Swamp to the east

Laikipia Plateau, over two million acres of wild savannah which the indigenous people, settlers and ranchers have joined together to preserve as a conservation area

The seven Rift Valley Lakes, some fresh water, most saline and each attracting a variety of wildlife, birds and people

Indian Ocean coastline and islands with white sandy beaches and coral reefs


Weather

The rains fall twice a year, the main rains falling in April and May and there is sometimes rain in November. The hottest and driest months are March and October. Temperatures rarely fall below 24C in the day and 10C at night, although the higher areas can become chillier in the evening and at night. It can be windy on the coast between May and October.


Activities

  • Game viewing in Kenya's parks and conservation areas
  • Birdwatching - East Africa has the most diverse birdlife on the continent with over 1300 birds recorded in Kenya and Tanzania
  • Fishing - the coast is famous for its deep sea fishing and the best time is generally from October until March. Nile perch can be caught in the mighty lakes of Victoria and Turkana, and trout in the lakes on Mount Kenya
  • Walking safaris - best in the dramatic Northern Frontier district where arid bush rises into forested mountains or with camels on the Laikipia Plateau
  • Horse safaris across the grassy plains of the Masai Mara
  • Snorkelling and diving in the marine reserves and amongst the coral reefs
  • Mountain biking in the foothills of Mount Kenya

 


Sample Itineraries

Click on the titles below for links to see our suggested itineraries.  But please remember that these are just some ideas and we look forward to helping you plan YOUR safari!

Kenyan Family Safari Adventure: With some wonderful game viewing in Kenya on the Laikipia Plateau and in the Masai Mara that the whole family can enjoy, followed by a stay at a welcoming beach hotel

Romantic Kenya: An indulgent safari visiting Shaba National Park, the Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Mara Game Reserve followed by a few days on the Swahili coast

Affordable Kenya: Game viewing on the Laikipia Plateau and in the Masai Mara, two very different areas, followed by a stay at a long time favourite hotel of ours on Lamu Island

Diverse Kenya & Chilled Zanzibar: Exploring and game viewing in some of Kenya's most beautiful and contrasting scenery before unwinding by the Indian Ocean

 

Birding Safari in Kenya: Kenya’s bird life is amazing all year round; however the flowers and insects of the rainy season make for even more phenomenal sightings!  From Nairobi National Park to the Masai Mara and including Meru and the Great Rift Valley, wonderful game viewing areas are combined with prime birding locations

A Safari dream gliding over the Saruni Experience
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