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
See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all
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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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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
Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are southern Kenya's superstars, the best places for your safari
Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve
Unforgettable experience in the jungles of Rwanda to track the last Mountain gorillas on earth and view the awesome Great Migration river crossings
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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
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…
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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…
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…
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…
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