Your Guide to the Highlights of Kenya's Safari Destinations

Everything you need to know about going on safari in Kenya. Read up on the highlights of the various regions, and what makes them famous, or favorite: Masai Mara and the Great Migration, Amboseli, Great Rift Valley, Samburu and Tsavo
  • Ballooning over the Masai Mara

    About Kenya

    This Safari Guide to Kenya will advise guests on the best time to visit Kenya and all the top safari destinations including Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo

  • Nature walk at Amboseli Serena Lodge with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop

    Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli is postcard Africa – possibly providing Africa’s most famous image. Beyond the image, however, lies the story of Africa in the 21st

  • Sundowners with a view over Lake Amboseli. Serena Amboseli Lodge

    An Amboseli Safari

    Amboseli is a popular destination on a Kenyan Safari. Amboseli is renowned for one of the classic scenes of East Africa – elephants crossing the plains in front of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Mfangano Island Camp. Lake Victoria. Kenya

    Nile. Ancient River of Africa

    Aside from the iconic tourist attractions of Egypt, the Nile provides attractions all along its course, from the activities in and around Lake Victoria

  • Elephants moving across Tsavo. Simon Bloomhill

    Best Time for Game Viewing

    Kenya is a year round destination with some of the best game viewing activities. The best time for game viewing is usually July to February. The Wildebeest Migration occurs every year from July to September

  • Flamingos at sunset on Lake Nakuru

    Best Time to Visit

    The best time to visit Kenya is about what you want to see and do. Because in Africa, like all the animals, you are tied to the cycles of the climate

  • Kilimanjaro viewed from Amboseli

    Beyond the Great Migration

    There are so many attractions in Kenya that you could return again and again and never visit the same place twice. So after the magnificent Great Migration what other unforgettable adventures can you experience

  • A view of the Ruins of Gedi in Kenya.

    Exploring the Gedi Ruins

    The mysterious Gedi Ruins near Malindi in Kenya suggest a thriving Swahili city was once located within a dense indigenous forest, however there is no

  • Hot-air ballooning in Great Rift Valley from Governors Camp

    Exploring the Great Rift Valley

    Exploring the Great Rift Valley is a magnificent adventure. Experiencing the depth and scope of this remarkable geological feature and its many attractions will be the highlight of any safari holiday

  • Safari guide. Saruni Lodge

    Exploring the Northern Circuit

    Wildly different, the northern circuit of Kenya offers a great safari getaway off the beaten track. Regional highlights include Samburu, Buffalo Springs, Shaba and Laikipia which all share aspects of the Ewaso eco-system.

  • Every safari traveller in Kenya gets a picture like this - with them in it

    Family Travel in Kenya

    This week long Kenya family safari is designed for families and offers comfortable accommodation, excellent service and a host of fun activities that the

  • Balloon safari out of Governors Camp

    Great Rift Valley

    There can be no geographical feature on earth that affects the environment around it more than the Great Rift Valley running along the eastern side

  • Ocean view from Alfajiri Vila. Diani Beach

    Kenya Coast Highlights

    There is nothing like finishing off a busy Kenay safari with some sunbathing on soft white sand or scuba diving in clear warm Indian Ocean water. Many people choose to head for Kenya's coast

  • Flamingos in their thousands. Lake Naivasha

    Kenya National Parks

    Read about Kenya National Parks including Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Aberdare National Park and Tsavo National Park

  • Kilanguni Camp. Zebras

    Kenya Safari Guide

    Kenya has long been recognised as “Big Game” country, with huge numbers of animals in over 40 National Parks and Reserves. Kenya has a history of

  • Hot-air ballooning across the Mara

    Kenya Wildlife Guide

    Kenya Wildlife Guide explores the diversity of wildlife from the plains of the Masai Mara where millions of animals move in search of food and water to the mineral lakes

  • Champagne Lunch. Pinewoods Beach Resort

    Kenyan Beaches & Islands

    Previously only Mombasa and Lamu were known to the world as beach holiday destinations but in recent years more areas on the Kenya mainland have opened

  • View over the pool deck at Borana Lodge

    Laikipia Plateau

    The Laikipia Plateau is divided into a patchwork of ranches - each an enormous size - many of which in the early 1990's, turned from farming to wildlife and formed the Laikipia Wildlife Forum

  • Lake Nakuru with Rhino and Pelicans. Simon Bloomhill

    Lake Nakuru and Natron

    It’s a wondrous sight – at least a million Flamingos gathered together to create the surging ‘pink seas’ of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Nakuru and Lake Natron are members of an exclusive group of soda lakes that

  • Lake Turkana

    Lake Turkana

    ake Turkana in Kenya's Great Rift Valley has an allure for intrepid travellers that is hard to resist. European aristocracy, British royalty, journalists and adventurers have visited the Jade Sea and marvelled at its unique features.

  • Kenya wildebeest migration.

    Masai Mara Safari

    The 'Mara' is a land of 'big skies', abundant wildlife, ideal climate, diverse habitats, wildebeest migration and colorful Maasai people. It is the Africa as you have always dreamed of

  • Wildebeest migration. The highlight of your stay at Etim Camp

    Masai Mara Safari Guide

    Even though the herds of the great migration are in the Mara for a relatively short period of time the wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara is phenomenal

  • Mount Kenya. Simon Bloomhill

    Mount Kenya Adventure

    Climbing Mount Kenya is an adventure and although it is the second highest mountain in Africa it is accessible to the non-technical hiker. Superb

  • Nairobi by Night

    Nairobi Travel Guide

    In the days of the great white hunters and Hollywood-style safaris Nairobi was the prologue of all safaris. Guide to Nairobi, what to do, where to stay

  • Zebra in Nairobi

    National Park in the City

    You can go on safari in the Nairobi National Park in Kenya and take photos of wildlife with the city skyscrapers in the background – it’s the only place in the world

  • Camel trek from Sarova Shaba Lodge

    Samburu National Park

    The Samburu region in Northern Kenya demonstrates the movement of wildlife through the seasons better than any other African safari destination..

  • Maasai safari guides

    Swahili for Travellers

    Jambo is probably the first Swahili word travellers learn when they arrive in Kenya. The local people greatly appreciate any efforts to speak their language

  • Group of Maasai Women

    The Tribes of Kenya

    Most people associate Kenya with the Maasai tribe. Images of tall and statuesque warriors sheathed in bright red cloth are widely represented in the media, but in reality there are actually more than 40 tribes in this multi-cultural country

  • Sarova Salt Lick Lodge in Tsavo West

    Tsavo & Chyulu Hills

    The main Nairobi to Mombasa road together with the infamous 'Lunatic Railway Line', cut the two parks of Tsavo East and Tsavo West neatly in half. Tsavo and the adjacent Chyulu Hills, cover a

  • Kilanguni Camp

    Tsavo Safari Guide

    Tsavo is made up of two national parks Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park, each having unique and distinguishing features

  • Be here between July & September. Widebeest and Zebras crossing the Mara

    Witness the Great Migration

    One of the most famous natural events in the world is the Great Migration that occurs in the Serengeti ecosystem between Tanzania and Kenya.

  • Samburu Women

    Women Only Village

    While on a Samburu safari you can visit or stay in Umoja, a unique women’s only ‘manyatta’ in the heart of Kenya. This inspirational village honours the life of Samburu women

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