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Kenya Safari Holidays

Kenya safari holidays are one of the most sought-after experiences in the world, and for good reason. Boasting over 50 national parks and game reserves, Kenya is known as the birthplace of safari, famous for its big cats and even bigger elephants. The diversity of wildlife, culture and ecosystems means that no two experiences are the same on a tailor-made Kenya safari – yet all are magical, appealing to first-timers and veterans alike.

Wildlife viewing in Kenya is unrivalled with Big Five safaris, bush walks and night drives all on offer. If you’d like to see the wildebeest migration in Kenya, plan your Masai Mara holiday between July and October to get front row seats for the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. For those iconic views of a snow-capped Kilimanjaro with huge herds of elephants roaming the savannah, then you need to head to Amboseli, famous for being home to some of the last remaining large tuskers.

 

Alternatively, get well off the beaten track in the remote north with bespoke safaris in Samburu and Meru, where visitors are few and landscapes are spectacular. There are also large tracts of uninterrupted wilderness in Tsavo, the domain of red elephants and the descendants of the infamous man-eating lions. For something a little different try a hot air balloon safari over the vast plains of the Masai Mara, or head out onto the wild Laikipia Plateau for a spot of fly camping beneath a million stars. If you’re feeling adventurous there are also camel trekking safaris, warrior schools designed especially for young explorers on Kenya family safaris, and numerous conservation programmes to get involved in.

 

The ultimate destination for a classic safari and beach holiday, Kenya is also home to some of the best stretches of sand in the world, where the gentle turquoise ocean beckons and the seafood is sublime. Spending a few days on your Kenya beach holiday snorkelling the reefs, canoeing down secret mangrove creeks and having a go at windsurfing is the perfect way to end your luxury Kenya safari adventure before heading back to Nairobi for your flight home.

 

The range of accommodation in Kenya is incredible, with everything from eco-friendly bush camps and luxury safari lodges to boutique beach hotels and family-friendly resorts. Whether you’re looking for a romantic Kenya honeymoon or a tailor-made family safari holiday, this East African gem is hard to beat. 

For more information or to discuss the best Kenya safari holiday for you contact us today.

Best Time to Visit Kenya

One of the best times to visit Kenya is during the dry season between June and October, when animals congregate around permanent water sources and are easier to spot. The Great Migration in Kenya usually occurs from mid-July to mid-October, which is peak season so booking well in advance is advised.

 

The weather in Kenya between the months of November and March is still good, with the short rains that bring life to the plains making this an excellent time for wildlife viewing. The parks will be less crowded and you’ll have the chance to see new-born animals and migratory birds.

 

Wildlife viewing is more difficult between April and May as the season of ‘long rains’ makes animal sightings difficult and travel can become trickier.

 

If you’re still wondering when to visit Kenya, have a chat to one of our experts and they’ll help you work out when is best for you to visit.

 

To see our month by month guide on the best times to visit Kenya, click here.

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How to Book a Kenya Safari Holiday

Take a look at our recommended Kenya safari itineraries and hand-picked Kenya lodges, camps and hotels for a bit of inspiration to get you started.

 

To discuss your tailor-made Kenya safari holiday, bush and beach packages, luxury honeymoons or family safari itineraries, speak to one of our Kenya experts today by contacting us here.

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