KENYA SAFARIS & TOURS
A TOUR OF KENYA ON SAFARI IS A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Your Kenya Safari Experience Begins Here
Kenya is a destination unlike any other. With deserts, forests, lakes and tropical coastlines, Kenya offers some of the most spectacular scenery to enjoy whilst immersed in wildlife.
As the birthplace of African safaris, its vast expanse of sweeping savannah grassland is teeming with an abundance of African wildlife.
Absorb the rugged beauty of the Great Rift Valley, wonder at the year-round snow-capped equatorial Mount Kenya, and soak up the unspoilt beaches on its pristine coastline.
The soul-stirring authentic culture is a thing to behold. There is no other place in Africa that conjures such a spirit of adventure and romance.
Top Kenya Safari Tours
Here are our top picks of Kenya safaris that get to the heart of this incredible landscape. All completely customisable to you needs of course!
KENYA SAFARI REVIEWS
Wildlife in Kenya
Kenya a seemingly endless parade of wildlife against one of the most beautiful backdrops in Africa. It is a dream location for Big 5 enthusiasts.
Witness the great migration as over two million wildebeest Thomson’s gazelles and zebra travel hundreds of miles to cross the Mara River onto the plains to ensure their survival.
With inevitable encounters with Africa’s top predators along the way, this is a true display of natural wonder.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT KENYA SAFARIS
Travelling across Kenya, one will experience varying climatic, weather patterns due to the topographic difference. This ranges from coastlines washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to arid savannahs and snow-capped mountains. The coastal areas are tropical, with particularly high humidity in April and May, but often tempered by monsoon winds. In the lowlands (north and northeast), the weather is generally hot and dry, while the highlands (west and south-west) are more temperate.
Uniquely, Nairobi has a very pleasant climate throughout the year due to its altitude. Near Lake Victoria, the temperatures are much higher, and rainfall can be heavy. Throughout the country, the hottest months are considered to be February and March with temperatures going as high as 93°F. The coolest period falls between July and August with temperatures dropping to the low 50’s(°F).
Given the variation in the country’s weather pattern, it’s advisable to pack both warm and light clothes so as to adapt accordingly.
The July to October dry season is largely considered to be the best time to visit most areas. However, the two months of August and September can be extremely busy, especially in the Masai Mara where tourists congregate to witness the Great Migration. One can also visit in early November, before the short rains begin for a quieter, more exclusive experience. Alternatively, around Christmas and into January and February, before the long rains start in March.
From Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital, you can visit the renowned Masai Mara Reserve, where wildlife enthusiasts can witness the great migration.For bird watchers, Lake Naivasha is a haven.
Nearby is the Hell’s Gate National Park, which offers excellent walking safari and climbing opportunities, with two extinct volcanoes and the red cliffs of Hell’s Gate Gorge. The park also harbors obsidian caves and hisses with natural geysers and hot springs.
If it is the grasslands that interest you, then Amboseli National Park is the place for you.
Renowned for its gigantic elephants, Amboseli also rewards its visitors with the magnificent view of Tanzania’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain.
Mountaineers, enjoy climbing and trekking the snow-cloaked equatorial peaks of Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak.
Explore Tsavo, the country’s largest wildlife park sliced in two: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Midway between Nairobi and Mombasa, Tsavo East is famous for photo-worthy sightings of large elephant herds rolling and bathing in red dust. On the other hand, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness.
Samburu National Park is remote, hot and arid with rugged hills and undulating plains. Visitors are rewarded with the unique sighting of wildlife such as the long-necked gerenuk, gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa oryx that can only be found here. However, the highlight for the visit to Samburu could be an encounter with the Samburu people who call this place home.
Head to the coast to find Diani Beach, Mombasa. Stretching along Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast like a ribbon of brilliant white, Diani Beach is a gorgeous setting for a beach vacation, honeymoon or pure relaxation.
The bottom line is that Kenya is well endowed with attractions and the list can go on and on…
While on a safari in Kenya, one may (depending on interest) undertake any of the following activities: Game drives, walking safaris, hot-air balloon safaris, community and cultural encounters, birdwatching, mountain trekking, beach relaxation, snorkelling and even a boat cruise.
Statistically, the East African nation is very safe indeed. The country has one of the best tourist infrastructures of anywhere on the continent, and though crime is higher than in Europe and North America, it is rarely deliberately targeted at visitors.
You’ll find most major establishments have a good security presence, while many hotels also ask people to pass through a metal detector on arrival. Whether it’s the beaches of the Indian Ocean coast, or the plains of its national parks, visitors to Kenya therefore have little to worry about.
From experience, most people incur no health problems during their visit, but rather enjoy themselves during the time on Safari. Nevertheless, you may consider the following in your packing:
- Anti-malaria medicines, pain reliever, insect repellent and a simple first aid kit wouldn’t go amiss.
- Pack your sunscreen, hand sanitizers, hat, sunglasses, body creams and lotions of your choice.
A Yellow fever vaccination is required. When applying for a visa, you will be required to upload proof in addition to other requirements such as copy of passport bio-data page, most recent passport photograph, travel itinerary (in place of invitation letter).
IMPORTANT: Please double check and make sure that you have all the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Please also ask your medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for any emergencies.
The main entry point into Kenya is through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You have to present your identification documents – such as passport – and depending on the country of origin, a stamped visa. The visa must be obtained prior to the arrival.
IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months and has several clear pages for visas prior to the departure to Kenya.
For most of the year, the climate and weather conditions in Kenya are conducive to a fantastic safari.
But for those gorgeous pearly beaches lined with palm trees to top off their vacation, you’ll be hard-pressed to match Kenya. In fact, Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline boasts beaches that are ranked among the top ten in the world.
One can’t talk about a safari into Kenya without a mention of her people and the authentic culture.
Indigenous tribes such as the Maasai, Kikuyu and Samuru, retain their traditional customs, living in harmony with the wild. While at the coast, one can experience a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Witness a colorful fusion of Arab, African and Portuguese influences.
Experience Kenya for Yourself
Kenya is famed as the world epicentre for animal safaris and active adventure holidays, and rightly so. As an absolute must-see for any tourist, what are you waiting for? Book your Safari tour in Kenya today!