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.
Teeming with wildlife and prolific scenery to match, Kenya is unrivalled for its natural beauty.
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What You Need To Know
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.
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.
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.
Soft-sided travel bags
Type-G electrical adapters
Sunscreen and sunglasses
Drinking water and light snacks
Flashlight and a headlamp if camping
First-aid kit and medication
Light, neutral coloured clothing
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.
Luxury safari holiday.
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)
Popular Big Five Safari in Kenya
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
The most apparent area to look for rhinos is Nairobi National Park, which is located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital. This national park is a fantastic place to visit during a safari in Kenya.
Kenya's total rhino population has increased from 1,258 rhinos at the end of 2017 to 1,739 rhinos by mid-2021, based on a national wildlife census conducted between May and July 2021.
The basins of the beautiful lakes Bogoria and Nakuru, which are located on the Eastern Kenyan branch of the Great Rift Valley, were produced by tectonic and volcanic activity.
The city of Nakuru is located in Kenya's Nakuru County. It is located 1850 meters above sea level in Kenya's highlands, giving it a climate similar to, but slightly colder than, Nairobi.
There are plenty of Safari lodges, hotels and camps in Nairobi national park. Examples of this are; Ololo Safari Lodge & Farm, Masai Lodge, The Boma Nairobi and much more.
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya's south-central region, located 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Nairobi.
The currency that you will be using on a Kenya Safari is the Kenyan shilling.
Pack neutral-coloured clothing to blend into the bush during Game drives
Long-sleeved shirts help to provide sun and mosquito protection
T-shirts and shorts are also great for warmer days
Evenings and cooler days call for jeans or longer pants
A rain-proof jacket is always a good idea to pack along
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya's south-central region, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) south of Nairobi.
It was Kenya's first national park, founded in 1946, with a total size of 45 square miles (117 square kilometers) and elevations of 5,000–6,000 feet (1,500–1,800 meters).
Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active.
A typical day on safari will vary depending on the camp you’re staying at, but will include early morning and late afternoon game drives, with time during the hottest part of the day to relax in camp.
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.
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.
The term ‘Big Five’ refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals namely; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - Originally coined only by hunters. Hunters ranked African animals as to how dangerous they were to hunt, the Big Five were the most difficult animals to hunt on foot in Africa to the degree of danger involved.
In some parts of Southern Africa, it is safe to drink tap water, however, it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and consistency from European, American or Asian water. In East Africa, specifically Kenya, however, water pathogens are a huge problem. So it is advised to always stick to bottled water.