ALL ROUND SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Kenya is the birth place of the African safari and tourism has been a major contributor to the country’s economy for decades. Kenya offers a fantastic wildlife experience in diverse parks and reserves, but most travellers’ bucket-list tick is no doubt an epic safari in the Masai Mara Reserve where the extraordinary Great Migration can be witnessed in all its splendour. Apart from the popular Masai Mara, there is plenty on offer in the way of unforgettable wildlife experiences: float over millions of wildebeest in a hot-air balloon, get closer to nature on a walking safari, hike in Kenya’s Central Highlands, get off the beaten track in Tsavo, or go leopard tracking in the Samburu region.
Kenya is a cultural melting pot too with traditional Maasai communities heavily involved in the conservation of its wild areas, and along the coast, Arabic, African and Indian influences are abundant. A vibrant, multi-faceted and rich safari (and beach) experience is the name of the game in Kenya!
Kenya and Tanzania share a border peppered with the most popular safari destinations in the region and visiting both countries, with their respective wildlife hotspots, is relatively easy to do in one trip. Small charter companies make flights over the border easy with only one stop in a main hub to clear immigration. It’s worth seeing what destinations fit into your timeframe to ensure you get the most out of your East African safari!
Masai Mara Reserve
See millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle on their annual pilgrimage for sweet grass on their Great Migration through this reserve. Famous for the Mara crossing between September and October, herds must cross the Mara River while dodging massive Nile crocodiles, hiding lion prides and opportunistic leopards – it’s a wildlife spectacle you won’t find anywhere else on Earth. Dramatic encounters with Africa’s top predators also unfold on the open plains, so take a front row seat at a luxury lodge or bush camp and embark on game drives, walking safaris or hot-air balloon rides to witness this natural spectacle.
Amboseli National Park
Tsavo National Park
Laikipia Plateau & Samburu
Samburu National Reserve also lies to the north where Kenya’s savannah gives way to a drier region of scrub and mountains. This area is also well known for its healthy leopard population and unique species you won’t see in other parks, making it one of Kenya’s most rewarding destinations!
Kenya’s Coast & Beaches
Africa’s safaris offer some of the best wildlife experiences on the planet!