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.
Although you will most likely be surrounded by different wild animals during the safari, the tours are generally safe. Always follow instructions from your guide about safety and safari etiquette to minimise any potential issues. Additionally, drink plenty of water, use insect repellents and be sure to pack both over-the-counter and prescription medications.
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
Luxury safaris run throughout the year, but it’s important to note that the heavy rains from March to around May can make your inland trip more challenging. On the flip side, the prices are usually lower during this period and the lush landscapes and stormy skies can be very dramatic. However, from July to October you can witness the great migration. In general, wildlife can be seen throughout the year with December boasting 10 hours of sunshine per day.
A safari style holiday which will include a measure of walking. However, most of the experience will be spent exploring the wildlife with an experienced ranger.
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 Luxury Safaris in Kenya
Each of our popular itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your budget as well as your specific interests.
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
The Nile Crocodile
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).
Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with facilities normally associated with a hotel rooms, except your rooms are normally set in beautiful wilderness settings, with nature and wildlife around.
Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and also have en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot water. Basically all the amenities of a hotel room, except canvas walls and roof.
The boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms and even going so far in some cases as having plunge pools for each room.
Eco-camps and smaller tented camps have insect-proof tents with en-suite facilities including a safari shower and flush toilet. They give a more authentic safari experience but the tents are comfortably furnished with proper beds and you don’t need to bring your own sleeping bag! The emphasis is usually on having excellent guides and great wildlife viewing away from the crowds. Guests often eat together and people travelling alone usually say that they found the atmosphere friendly and enjoyed meeting other like-minded travellers around the campfire in the evening or at dinner.
The Adventure Camps are a budget option with guests bringing their own sleeping bags and towels. Accommodation is in small dome tented with a mattress on the floor. Each tent has its own nearby cubicle with a flush toilet, safari shower, and wash basin. The Adventure Camps are suitable only for those who don’t mind “real camping” and can put with some degree of “roughing it”. Apart from the accommodation in simple dome tents, the meals and the guiding are the same standards as the higher quality camps and game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles. For those on a limited budget, the Adventure Camps are a good alternative to the big tourist lodges and minibus tours for those for whom the safari experience is more important than hotel accommodation.
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.
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.