Kenya south-east safaris, tours & holiday packages
Easy to get to from Nairobi
From Chyulu Hills and Amboseli to Tsavo, the wildlife-rich area offers a safari experience to remember
Kenya's south-eastern parks and reserves are well known and much visited because of how close they are to the Mombasa coast and the capital Nairobi. The main route between Nairobi and Mombasa dissects Tsavo East and West, making it very accessible.
Other south-eastern parks and reserves include Chyulu Hills and Amboseli, which is probably Kenya's best known national park. This is where elephant strolling past the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro has become an iconic image, captured by many a travel writer or coffee-table book photographer.
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Predator and cat populations have stabilised in Amboseli and Chyulu Hills thanks to the conservation work of the Kenyan Wildlife Services and private parties with lodges at Chyulu. The influence of Great Plains Conservation and the Richard Bonham Masailand Preservation Trust has made Chyulu Hills one of the best safari experiences in the south-east, if not most of Kenya.
Combine this with the Masai Mara for the best safari experience in Kenya today. The south-east and west are free of conflict, a place where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of Kenya’s wilderness in a carefree way.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenya Southeast
A Grumeti safari is rewarding throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Grumeti Game Reserve is during the migration months of June and July - when massive herds of wildebeest arrive to cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River… go there.
December to March are the sunniest months and perhaps the best time to visit. There are some cloudy periods and rain from March to May, and drizzle from October to early December which may restrict clear views. However, Mount Kenya National… go there.
The best time to visit Arusha National Park is from June to October, during the dry season. It is easier to spot the wildlife - since they normally gather around the waterholes, rainfall is minimal, vegetation is not too thick and mosquitos… go there.
June to October is the best time to visit Mkomazi National Park. During the dry season - when the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.
July to October, during the dry months - is the best time to track the chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park. Chimpanzees can be found easily on the low mountains slopes. go there.
June to October is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park. During the dry season, the wildlife concentrate around waterholes and rivers - making it easier to spot them. go there.
The months of December through March and July through October are dry, making them by far the best months to visit the Samburu National Reserve. When the wildlife viewing is at its prime. go there.
There is no need to go overboard with fitness preparation for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. However, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a physical undertaking, so you should prepare yourself accordingly with a Kilimanjaro training program. Being in… go there.
Reviews on our Kenya Southeast safaris
This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…
Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…
Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.
Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…
I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…
Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…