Kenya has as much diversity as any safari country in Africa with a multitude of habitats, climate zones and vegetation types, resulting in an equally diverse safari experience. Nowhere else are you likely to see as wide a variety of big game and other mammals, birds and reptiles, as easily. Much of the terrain is open and easily accessible, so game-viewing is generally productive and enjoyable with excellent photo opportunities. Observing and experiencing culture in the way of interacting with people like the Masai and the Samburu is an integral part of the Kenya experience. Kenya also has some beautiful Indian Ocean beaches like Diani and Watamu and intriguing coastal spots like the Tana River Delta, Lamu and Shela - plus the Zanzibar archipelago is just a short flight away.
Kenya is a year-round destination although the best months for game-viewing are generally considered to be from June through October. The annual wildebeest migration is present in Kenya’s Masai Mara area from about July through October so to catch the migration that would be the best time to go. Even so, the migration is unpredictable due to being weather-driven. Some of Kenya’s safari camps close in April and May for the ‘long rains’. We have had some of our best experiences in Kenya in November and February-March, when there are fewer visitors around and the prices are lower.
with Origins Safaris10 day / 9 night tour
This privately guided fly-drive trip is an authentic all inclusive safari visiting three of Kenya's premier game-viewing areas (Samburu, Lewa and the Masai Mara) to experience some of the world's greatest environmental and wildlife diversity in the company of a highly qualified and experienced guide. Start on any day, fly all sectors longer than a 4-hour drive and bring your big camera bodies and long lenses; the luggage allowance is 100 lbs. per passenger.
Chyulu Hills, Lewa, Masai Mara16 days / 15 nights tour
For the ultimate in habitat diversity, game-viewing potential and fascinating cultural interaction, this combination of luxury properties in Kenya's Chyulu Hills, Lewa, Samburu and the Masai Mara is hard to beat. Properties like Ol Donyo, Elewana's Kifaru House, Saruni Samburu and Mara Plains Camp are simply the best of the best and guests will high degree of personal service, great food and beverages, and an extensive range of expertly guided activities including foot safaris, horseback riding, game drives, sundowners, cultural interaction with the Maasai and Samburu, camelback riding, a forest canopy hike and more.
This moderately priced Kenya itinerary is heavy on game-viewing, starting in Amboseli for some of the best elephant viewing in Africa, plus the chance to see Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. From there you will continue on to the Masai Mara for a wildlife immersion in two of the best areas of the Mara, namely Governor's Camp and the Naibosho Conservancy. Splitting your time between properties inside and outside of the national park is ideal, to be able to maximize game-viewing opportunities and the chance to see a wildebeest crossing (in the high season) and experience the low density of other vehicles and additional freedom of a private conservancy.
This classic Kenya safari combining Amboseli (elephants & Mt. Kilimanjaro), Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (rhinos, superb endemic mammals) and the Masai Mara (best all-round game-viewing in Kenya) is enhanced immeasurably by having a private Origins Safaris guide and vehicle, for your stay in Lewa and in the Masai Mara. In both those areas you will be able to enjoy your activities at your own pace, spending as much time with any particular sightings as you would want to. Your highly qualified personal guide is knowledgeable about literally everything you'd see including the birds, mammals, the plants, butterflies, the environment itself and how everything fits together.
(Private Kenya Flights)14 Day / 12 Night tour
This unique combination of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Masai Mara in Kenya, with a few days in the Mashatu Game Reserve in south-eastern Botswana, promises a safari experience like few others. The trip starts with an overnight in Nairobi, followed by Lewa with its abundance of rhinos and superb endemic mammals (Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy's Zebra, Beisa Oryx) and then several days to experience the exceptionally good and always consistent game-viewing of the Mara. After a non-stop flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg, guests continue on to the rugged Mashatu environment in Botswana with some of the best big cat viewing anywhere, excellent elephant sightings and lots else such as the opportunity for foot safaris, mountain bike safaris, horse-back riding and an excellent photographic hide.
Adding a Rwanda gorilla trek at Volcanoes National Park at the end of a Kenya safari makes eminently good sense. There are regular non-stop flights between Nairobi and Kigali, so you can enjoy a safari in the Mara on your last morning in Kenya, before flying to Rwanda late that same afternoon. After an overnight in sparkling clean and safe Kigali, you'd be driven about 3 hours to Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safaris' superb small lodge near Volcanoes National Park. This would be your base for the next couple of nights, enjoying a morning gorilla trek one day and a golden monkey excursion the next. There are few wildlife spectacles quite as awesome as one magical hour spent with a Mountain Gorilla family! The inclusion of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Masai Mara on this trip ensures that guests will experience fantastic game-viewing in two very different areas, both of which deliver a true 'out of Africa' experience.
Kenya Trip Reports
Masai Mara, Little Governor’s Camp, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe & Akagera
Board a nonstop overnight flight from New York City to Nairobi on Kenyan Airways, add a short charter flight to the Masai Mara the following morning, and you can be on safari that afternoon. Leaving behind the concrete jungle and stepping onto the African savanna in less than the time it takes to drive across Texas. Read More
Every time I return to Kenya I grow fonder of the place. Kenya is like your favorite leather jacket. It may have a couple of rough patches on the elbows but it feels more comfortable every time you wear it. Dependable, great value, a little dated but one of the best investments you’ve ever made. Is Kenya the best overall safari destination in every respect? Read More
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