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See the Big Five in Kenya

Teeming with wildlife and prolific scenery to match, Kenya is unrivalled for its natural beauty.

See the Big Five in Kenya available in Kenya Central Highlands, Kenya, Kenya Southeast, Kenya Southwest, Masai Mara (Conservancies), Masai Mara (Reserve), Mount Kenya National Park, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park

Teeming with wildlife and prolific scenery to match, Kenya is unrivalled for its natural beauty.

This fascinating country is also home to one of the most incredible views on the planet, with Mount Kilimanjaro casting a vigilant eye over the untouched land. On your luxury Kenyan safari, you can stay in the most intimate and luxurious safari camps and lodges, witness the popular wildebeest migration through Masai Mara, or watch as predators hunt unsuspecting prey.

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Introduction

Kenya's wildlife and diverse natural beauty are strong drawcards for visitors to the country. For those that really enjoy getting immersed in nature then a luxury safari may is the ideal experience to see wildlife from new perspectives.

The Big Five is prolific in Kenya, so sighting the famous wildlife will make your safari experience even more unforgettable.

Know before you go

There are mandatory injections such as yellow fever and malaria injections.

You will need a visa.

Local languages include Swahili and English.

Respect the local culture but be prepared for a very friendly welcome from locals.

When to go

​The best time to visit Kenya will depend on what you aim to see and do during your visit. The best time to visit for the great wildebeest migration is from July to October, or in the hotter summer months. Try and avoid the rains from March to May.

What to pack

Soft-sided travel bags

Camera equipment

Type-G electrical adapters

Binoculars

Mosquito repellent

Sunscreen and sunglasses

Small backpack

Drinking water and light snacks

Flashlight and a headlamp if camping

First-aid kit and medication

Light, neutral coloured clothing

Walking shoes

Weather and Climate

The dry seasons are from mid-June to October and from December to mid-March. The wettest months are the months of November, April and May. Kenya is generally warm through the year. At the coast, temperatures are high all year round, while Mt Kenya tends to get a bit cold due to its high altitude.

Safari / Holiday Styles

​Luxury safari holiday.

Where to stay

Cottars 1920s (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)

Sasaab (Samburu Plains)

Mara Plains Camp (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)

Mahali Mzuri (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)

Kichwe Tembo Bateleur Camp (Masai Mara)

Ol Donyo Lodge (Chyulu Hills)

Naibor Camp (Masai Mara)

Elsa’s Kopje (Meru National Park)

Campi Ya Kanzi (Chyulu Hills)

Porini Rhino Camp (Mount Kenya)

Elephant Pepper Camp (Private Masai Mara Conservancy)

Frequently Asked Questions about Big Five safari in Kenya

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 remains until October - when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. However, wildlife is easier to spot since the animals gather… go there.

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