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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.

Popular Kenya Southeast safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife experiences – mountain gorillas and the Great Migration – on one unforgettable safari

Price on Request

per person

11 days

Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all

Price on Request

per person

8 days

Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are southern Kenya's superstars, the best places for your safari

$ 7,090

£ 5,409

R 101,247

6,148

per person

10 days

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

It's easy to see why so many visitors flock to Kenya from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

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per person

12 days

Africa's biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter's hartebeest

Search for the almost extinct hirola antelope in Tsavo East, find Africa's largest elephants and visit Chyulu Hills to see Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak

$ 4,600

£ 3,509

R 65,689

3,989

per person

7 days

Masai Mara safari adventure

Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve

$ 3,170

£ 2,418

R 45,269

2,749

per person

7 days

Kenya free night offer: Mara and Ol Pejeta

If you have an adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience a level of safari solitude and serenity simply unheard of in the Mara and Ol Pejeta

$ 3,525

£ 2,689

R 50,338

3,057

per person

7 days
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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

When is the best time to visit Grumeti Game Reserve?

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.

When is the best time to visit Mount Kenya National Park?

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.

When is the best time to visit Arusha National Park?

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.

When is the best time to visit Zanzibar Island

The best time to visit Zanzibar Island is from June to October - during the dry months of spring. However, another popular time to visit the tropical Island is from December to February - when it’s hot and dry. go there.

When is the best time to visit Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo Island National Park is best visited in the dry months of July to February. The jungle is less humid - however, there are also less mosquito’s and the temperatures are not as extreme. go there.

When is the best time to visit Saanane Island National Park?

June to August during the dry season, is the best time to visit Saanane Island National Park. This season is great for game drives, picnic as well as rock hiking. go there.

When is the best time to visit Mkomazi National Park?

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.

When is the best time to track chimpanzees in Mahale Mountains National Park?

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.

When is the best time to visit Mikumi National Park?

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.

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Reviews on our Kenya Southeast safaris

Discover Africa and Carel has put in such an effort for us to experience the annual wildebeest migration, meticulous planning and accurate predictions with logical and the best accommodation options both sides of the Mara River guaranteed us…

Jates and Hil Oettle

from South Africa

I enjoyed the entire experience. Megan Warrington and Discover Africa, were wonderful. I told her what I was looking for in a Safari and she delivered. I was picked up promptly at the airport in Maun and flown to Moremi Game Reserve where…

Thank you for an amazing adventure

from Botswana

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…

Margaret Dean

We had the most wonderful time in Tanzania. We left yesterday and miss it already. We saw the big 5 and felt super lucky to see the lions and leopard with their kill. Our guide was also wonderful. Thank YOU for planning our trip of a…

Debbie Wei

Discover Africa delivered the dream trip! It was a pleasure dealing with Matthys at Discover Africa from start to finish. He made everything as simple and easy as possible. Our trip was tremendous and we would fully recommend anyone planning…

Craig Wood

Thank you for the way you organised the trip for us. It was a pleasure dealing with Discover Africa and Matthys in particular. From start to finish, everything was simple and easy. Our trip has been tremendous and we would fully recommend…

Craig and Sue Wood

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