MIGRATION - MASAI MARA - MOUNT KENYA - LAKE NAKURU - SAMBURU GAME RESERVE - HOT AIR BALLON SAFARI - WANDERING LAMU ISLAND - HIGH TEA WITH A GIRAFFE - KAREN BLIXEN - ELEPHANTS OF AMBOSELI - NAIROBI
Just North of Tanzania is Kenya with probably the most diverse set of wildlife viewing opportunities anywhere in Africa. The Masai Mara, with its huge number of predators offers incredibly exciting migration sightings and never disappoints. The semi arid Samburu National Reserve to the North is home to the Samburu tribe and a host of desert adapted species. Both are spots that should be on everyone’s essential Africa list. However, it’s the other areas of Laikipia, Lewa and the Matthews Ranges that really excite us. Here you can swap your game-viewing vehicle for hiking boots, bicycles, horses or even camels for a truly unique day in the bush.
MARCH - MAY
When the long rains start to pour over these months it means you’ll grab accommodation at a bargain and most places will be fairly quiet. On the flipside, wildlife is harder to spot and more dispersed. There will be fewer vehicles but sometimes the tracks become impassable and mosquitoes are rife. Those more budget conscious, this is definitely time to make the most of great accommodation at a low price but be warned.
NOV - DEC
Although this is the time of the short rains, it is a great time to visit. Reservations are still recommended in advance but prices will drop slightly. Wildlife viewing remains good as herds of grazers like plains zebra, gazelles and their predators move onto Segera’s lush plains.
The spectacular annual wildebeest migration is a spontaneous natural event therefore forever changing. As a general rule they ted to arrive in the Mara between July and September. Throughout January and February conditions are dry and hot making Iit perfect for wildlife viewing. As these seasons are both the optimum time to visit Kenya, camp and lodge prices are high, especially from July to October.
Kenya ITINERARY TASTERS
A Kenyan Family Safari
Kenya is really where the modern safari started and for years it has been a favourite choice for family holidays. It has a huge selection of child friendly camps and lodges offering an amazing selection of activities and options to keep them entertained and enthralled (whilst giving you some well deserved R&R too...). A family holiday to Kenya will give you memories that will never be forgotten. Never mind Disneyland, imagine the first time your child sees an Elephant or Lion up close in the wild - it'll literally take their breath away.
Get a taste of safari before venturing south for a meeting with the incredible and wild chimps of Mahale National Park.
For those who want to add a little bit more adventure at the end, why not finish off with a climb up Africa's highest mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro.