Kenya is the classic African safari destination and generally with good quality tourism operators. Huge herds of plains game including the famous wildebeest migration, flamingo-clad lakes, exceptional birding and diverse scenery attract tourists from all over the world. Kenya has an interesting history with a diverse mix of cultures that make up its population. Nairobi is the largest city in east Africa and is the perfect base to start any safari with connecting flights to most major cities around the globe. Kenya also has superb beaches and small islands along its warm Indian Ocean coastline where exceptional fishing and diving safaris can be enjoyed. This is a great add-on to any safari to this part of the world. Given its proximity, Kenya can be easily linked with a trip to Tanzania or Gorilla / Primate trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.

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Kenyan Highlights:

  • Experiencing the annual Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara National Park
  • Bird watching in the Nakuru National Park
  • Watching game at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park
  • Lazing on the tropical beaches of the Lamu Archipelago (exceptional diving and snorkeling too)
  • Fishing for Nile Perch in Lake Victoria

Parks and Reserves

East African Coastline

The Kenyan and Tanzanian coastline hosts a collection of picturesque tropical beaches. These beach destinations are ideal for relaxing after an epic safari or recuperating after climbing one of Africa's…

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Laikipia Plateau, Kenya

The Laikipia Plateau is one of Kenya's most spectacular safari destinations. Consisting of a combination of small-scale farms, nature conservancies, and privately-owned ranches, the region is home to a plethora…

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Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a stunning freshwater lake located on the floor of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya. The word “Naivasha” comes from the Maasai word “Nai’posha”, which means “rough…

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Tours and Trips

East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour

This comprehensive safari tour spends 15 days exploring the best wildlife and safari destinations of East Africa. Starting out in Kenya in the world-famous Masai Mara, guests will enjoy unrivalled…

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Duration: 14 nights/15 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari

Enjoy one of the iconic experiences of Africa on a hot air balloon safari floating gently over the Maasai Mara. Your hot air balloon safari starts before dawn, with a…

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Duration: 1 hour flight time
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Species list

Lookout for

Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Waterbuck
Warthog
Reticulated Giraffe
Gerenuk
Cokes Hartebeest
Topi
Thomsons Gazelle
Kirk's Dik Dik
Colobus Monkey
Olive Baboon

Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Elephant
Wildebeest
Zebra

BIRDS
Ground Hornbill
Secretary Bird
Blue-headed Bee Eater
Great Blue Turaco
Vulterine Guineafowl

REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
Water Monitor
Leopard Tortoise

TREES
Umbrella Thorn
Fever Tree
Sausage Tree

HABITAT TYPES
Open Grassland
Savannah
Riverine
Salt Lakes
Rocky Outcrops

Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 9
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 9.5
Reptiles: 8
Trees: 8
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