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Bucket list destinations in Kenya include the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Mount Kilimanjaro

Kenya is a balanced safari destination with enormous variety and abundance of wildlife. The southern parks and reserves like the Masai Mara and Amboseli National Park are well  worth seeing. So are the northern parts of Kenya’s private concessions and Samburu reserves, where you can find the Special Five – reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and beisa oryx.

Combined with the sight of Mount Kilimanjaro, all this makes the Kenya safari experience unique. The annual great migration is best viewed from both sides of the Mara River, but you can experience the herds on the Kenyan side between August and October.

Popular Kenya safaris

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

Elephant Herd

Best of Africa safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration

$ 14,390

£ 11,305

R 185,115

12,859

per person

16 days
Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

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
Masai Mara safari adventure

Masai Mara safari adventure

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

$ 5,320

£ 4,179

R 68,437

4,754

per person

8 days
Migration safari in Kenya and Tanzania

Migration safari in Kenya and Tanzania

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

$ 9,985

£ 7,844

R 128,448

8,923

per person

8 days
Gorillas

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

$ 7,988

£ 6,275

R 102,759

7,138

per person

11 days
Giraffes

Samburu's Special Five, rhino and bongo

Even if you've seen the Big Five and the Great Migration, you'll appreciate the different beauty of animals like reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk and bongo

$ 6,154

£ 4,834

R 79,166

5,499

per person

8 days
The Uganda Hills

The complete East Africa experience

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, to sailing above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon and meeting mountain gorillas

$ 11,494

£ 9,029

R 147,860

10,271

per person

13 days
Walking safari experience in Tanzania

Walking safari experience in Tanzania

Walking safaris gives you the chance to get closer to Africa's wildlife

$ 4,035

£ 3,170

R 51,907

3,606

per person

10 days
Lion cubs

Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

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

$ 7,269

£ 5,710

R 93,509

6,496

per person

10 days
Africa’s biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter’s hartebeest (EA 7 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

$ 4,936

£ 3,878

R 63,497

4,411

per person

7 days

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

Megan Warrington says

Kenya is the original safari destination. You have a combination of Kenya Wildlife Service, Maasai and privately owned wildlife areas; combining these gives a varied safari experience, not to mention the unique species that set Kenya apart from its southern neighbours. 

More on Kenya holidays

Kenya is the home of the safari, the 'original safari' destination. For over a hundred years Kenya has fascinated adventurers and romantics from all over the world.

This is the home of Out of Africa and both Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway came here on safari. In Kenya you can still find the romance of gin and tonic, evenings around a campfire and nights under canvas with the distant roar of a lion in the African night. The magic of Kenya is in the sheer diversity of landscape, wildlife, human cultures and experience.

No other African country has such diversity within its borders. Here you'll find snow-capped peaks and rolling savannah, unspoiled beaches and tropical rain forest, herds of elephants and flocks of flamingo, nomadic tribesmen and dhow sailors. Kenya also offers you a chance to see different species that can only be seen here, such as Grevy’s zebra, reticulated and Rothschild’s giraffe, gerenuk and the critically endangered hirola or 'four eyed antelope'.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kenya

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 Samburu National Reserve?

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.

When is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park?

May to October is the best time to visit Tsavo East and West National Park. The wildlife is easier to spot - since they gather around the waterhole. go there.

When is the best time to visit Lake Nakuru?

June to October and January to February. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remain until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather around… go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

What types of plugs are used in the Southern and Eastern African countries?

Botswana: Electric plug M 230V and 50Hz Kenya: Electric plug G 240V and 50Hz Malawi: Electrical plug G 230V and 50Hz Mauritius: Electrical plug C & G, 230V and 50Hz Mozambique: Electrical plug C,F,M, 220V and 50Hz Namibia: Electric plug… go there.

What are tented camps in Kenya like?

Kenya has a world of variety when it comes to tented accommodation camps, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another realm in the bush as your every desire comes try. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

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Reviews on our Kenya 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

Our trip was arranged by Carel Verhoef at discoverafrica.com and was perfectly organised. We flew into the Masai Mara from Nairobi and all flight connections and transfers were arranged for us and went like clockwork. Carel was also very…

Geoffrey Burton

from South Africa

Our service from Carel at Discover Africa was outstanding. His recommendations on the timing of our trip, the lodges we should book, communication and overall assistance ensured that our trip went off very smoothly and that we were in the…

Patti Legg

from South Africa

Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings - logistics ran smoothly and all in all…

Billy

from South Africa

Well planned safari and good service. Discover Africa planned our safari to East Africa and we were certainly in the right areas at the right time, our itinerary was well designed to maximize time with the migration and related sightings -…

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