Safari in Kenya is what comes to mind when people think of safari in Africa. Safari in Kenya holiday offers a yarning traveler the best that Africa has to offer.
From the legendary Masai Mara and intriguing cultures, to its pristine coastlines with tropical beaches. Often regarded to be the ultimate safari destination, safari in Kenya undoubtedly incorporates some of the continent’s most rewarding and exciting national parks and wildlife reserves.
Best known is the incomparable Masai Mara, whose undulating green grasslands support staggering concentrations of lion, cheetah, spotted hyena and other predators. Over August to October, the Mara also hosts the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle, when hundreds of thousands of manically baa-ing dust-kicking wildebeest stream across the Mara River from neighbouring Tanzania.
Safari in Kenya is the best in terms of anywhere in Africa for ticking off the Big Five: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. A good short safari combination for those hoping to see all these charismatic creatures (and much more besides) would be Masai Mara (for lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant) and Lake Nakuru (for black and white rhino).
Other top safari in kenya destinations that host all or most of the Big Five include Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Amboseli, Laikipia Plateau, Samburu-Buffalo Springs-Shaba, Meru and to a lesser extent Shimba Hills. It is important to note Kenya’s ongoing conservation efforts to protect some of its greater and lesser species – one of which is the elephant population.
No less iconic is Amboseli, where some of the continent’s most impressive and well-habituated elephant herds can be seen crossing the dusty plains below snow-capped Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain.
Deeper inland, the vast plains of Tsavo East and West National Parks – which together form the country’s largest contiguous protected area – offer fine Big Five game-viewing in a classic African safari setting.
Arguably the most unique of the Kenya reserves are those lying north of the equator. Here, the likes of Laikipia, Samburu-Buffalo Springs and Meru support a range of dry-country specialists – the lovely Reticulated giraffe, the outsized Grevy’s zebra, the freaky gerenuk, and many dozens of colourful birds – at the southern limit of their restricted range.
There’s no better index of Kenya’s biodiversity, perhaps, than its national bird checklist of more than 1,000 species – placing it third in Africa, a figure made all the more remarkable when you realise that it doesn’t make the continent’s top 20 countries in terms of surface area.
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From Savannah to Sea, from Bush to Beach. Combine a spectacular Kenya safari with a beach break. After all the dust and heat, enjoy barefoot luxury at a coastal resort with tropical breezes, palm trees and idyllic ocean views.
The offshore reefs, alive with colourful fish, offer world-class snorkelling and diving, while coastal forests protected in the likes of Shimba Hills National Reserve and endemic-rich Arabuko-Sokoke National Park are rich in terrestrial birds and mammals.
The country is bisected by a dramatic stretch of the Rift Valley floor which is studded with gem-like lakes. There is Lake Nakuru, shores grazed by prehistoric-looking rhinos; Lake Bogoria, its shallows tinged pink by more than a million or more flamingos; and lovely Lake Naivasha, fringed by reedbeds that are alive with birds and hippos.
Discover the attractions of multi-cultural Nairobi while staying in one of our preferred partner Nairobi hotels in Kenya. One of the fastest growing cities in the world, it is the only city to have a National Park within the city limits. The Karen Blixen Museum, markets, culture and nightlife are all to be celebrated.