Discover the savannahs, plateaus and beaches of Kenya with us. We are happy to create your own tailor made safari holiday itinerary in a country that we love.
Our honeymoon & beach safari was the best holiday either of us have ever been on, Charlotte has travelled widely and still this was the most memorable.Mr. & Mrs. T. - London
Do this trip! (Luxury fly-in safari to Meru and the Masai Mara)The S. family - Cheshire
Witness vast herds of wildebeest & zebra - home of the Big Cat Diary - luxurious tented camps
8 or 12 Days
Amboseli - Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara - Extension to coast to relax
Kenya is well blessed with a wide range of tented camps and safari lodges. Below is a small selection and we personally know of a good number of others in the best locations across Kenya.
Kenya is where the safari originated, coming from the Swahili word 'safari' to journey, and that is what we would encourage you to do in this magnificent land of changing scenery, that is at once familiar; next remote, isolated and very wild; it is the destination for the quintessential African wildlife safari holiday.
From a wide range of safari camps and lodges you can take game drives or walk across the rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara in search of abundant wildlife. We do not believe it is ever possible to tire of this savannah, perhaps it is something historic in all of us. The Mara and adjoining Serengeti are jewels in the natural world.
If you are thinking of a safari to see the migration in the Mara or are a keen photographer then do talk with us and we can arrange the best opportunities for see the migration and for wildlife photography holidays.
Other areas of the country are highly recommended and with a good network of internal flights it is possible to combine a safari in the Masai Mara with travel in the more arid northern regions such as Samburu, Laikipia or Meru seeking different species. Alternatively, take time to sit and gaze at Kilimanjaro rising above the acacia plains of Amboseli National Park where herds of elephant are a highlight. In these locations and others throughout Kenya there are camps, lodges and private homes that you can stay in and discover the endless natural beauty of the country. Helicopter transfers and light aircraft charter flights direct into the properties are also possible and ensure you make the most of your time on safari.
At the end of a Kenya safari you do not have to head off from Nairobi to the world renowned beaches of the Seychelles, it is just as easy to relax in stunning locations, either in the bush, perhaps on Lake Victoria, or more logically on the wonderful beaches of Kenya's Indian Ocean coast. It is this accessibility of safari and beach that makes Kenya a popular destination, particularly for first time safari holidays but the wildlife in Kenya still draws many to return year after year.
We can arrange for you to join camel safaris in the north of Kenya, riding safaris and walking safaris. However, the majority of our tailor made safaris in Kenya fly you into camps and lodges that have their own 4x4 vehicles and guides and thus maximise your time on safari. Typically these form the basis of most safaris that we design. Call us to discuss your own ideas for possible safari options or the best locations to stay in camp for an extended period.
You can read more about safari holidays in East Africa on our African safari holidays page.
TIME ZONE GMT +3 hours
Airlines: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Kenya Airways; or indirect on Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, KLM and others
Flight time: approx. 9.5 hours
Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Meningitis vaccinations and Malaria prophylaxis are recommended. You should consult your G.P. for up to date and precise details before travelling.
Kenya iis best visited outside of the short and long rains occurring December to January and April to June respectively. These periods make up the 'green' seasons. However, this does not mean that you should not travel during these periods in December - January and April - June when you can experience the dramatic light created prior to late afternoon thunderstorms that are usually short lasting.
As the season progress from late June the long grasslands and bush turn from lush green towards dry, dusty stubble of late September and October, these period brings on water shortages for the wildlife, which then tends to congregate more around water sources.
The migration across the Serengeti plains usually reaches the Mara River around July.
Having travelled to Kenya at many different times of the year we do not recommend any particular period, they all are a special time to be in the country.
The Indian Ocean is warm enough for swimming year round and at times can be at bathwater temperature!