Experience a safari vacation in Kenya, the place where safari travel originated. The best Kenya tours and safaris include Big 5 game viewing, natural beauty, cultural encounters, and the tropical beaches of the Kenyan coast. A safari to kenya includes seeing the Great Migration in the legendary Masai Mara, Amboseli's unforgettable views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Samburu's leopards. Encounter interesting cultures in authentic Masai villages and taste the flavours of Africa, India and Europe in the melting pot that is Swahili culture.

The annual Great migration of mega-herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle-also following the summer rains and sweet grasses is Kenya's biggest attraction. you may witness the life-and-death struggles of the Mara River crossings or dramatic encounters with Africa's top predators on the open plains. One can also add gorilla trekking to a Kenyan safari since Kenya combines easily with Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. It may also involve a wide range of safari and beach combination tours. Kenya offers a holiday for every traveler From family safaris including child-friendly activities and services, to exclusive hideouts for romantics, adventurous, honeymoons, small groups of friends and family celebrating a milestone anniversary among others.



Masai Mara for the iconic wildebeest migration. Other classic big game destinations such as Amboseli and Tsavo are easily accessible as is the recently opened-up Laikipia Plateau region. Kenya's tropical coast offers everything from buzzing resorts to exclusive island retreats making the country ideal for safari and beach vacations.

Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Kenya

Masai Mara Game Reserve

Kenya

The Masai Mara together with Tanzania's Serengeti form Africa's most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomi.....

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Lake Nakuru

Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park was created to protect the Lake and its flocks of Lesser Flamingo which are drawn to the algae that flourishes in the saline.....

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Samburu National Park

Kenya

Samburu is remote, hot and arid with rugged hills and undulating plains. And like most wildlife areas in such environments Samburu's life blood is the.....

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Amboseli National Park

Kenya

The landscape of Amboseli is dominated by the snow cap of Mount Kilimanjaro, open plains, acacia woodland, swamps and the massif of Ol Doinyo Orok. Re.....

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Aberdare National Park

Kenya

The Aberdare National Park was created to protect the forested slopes and moors of the Aberdare Mountains, the peaks of which soar to 3930m and deep v.....

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When to visit Kenya

A diverse geography means a variable climate across the country but Kenya is considered a year-round destination for both safaris and beach holidays. Most Kenya safari destinations are at their best between January and the end of March; the climate is mild; mostly dry and game viewing is at its peak. Naturally, this time is considered the best time to go to Kenya on safari but a rainy season visit - between mid-March to June and again between October and December - is well worth considering in order to avoid the peak-season crowds and to take advantage of cheaper, off-season rates on accommodation and tours.

It's a case of choosing when to go to on Safari in Kenya for the Masai Mara wildebeest migration, then go between mid-August and late October when the herds have returned from their months in Tanzania's Serengeti. The best time to Explore Kenya beach destinations is a far most point: Kenya's Indian Ocean coast is hot and humid all year round and rain can fall at any time. We would however recommend avoiding the coast during the mid-March to late May season when temperatures and rainfall are at their highest.

Masai Mara for the iconic wildebeest migration. Other classic big game destinations such as Amboseli and Tsavo are easily accessible as is the recently opened-up Laikipia Plateau region. Kenya's tropical coast offers everything from buzzing resorts to exclusive island retreats making the country ideal for safari and beach vacations.

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Our travel consultants have visited almost all safari lodges and their experiences. But given safari is such a magical experience, whenever we can, we keep going back to make sure that the experience is the same over time. We have stayed at too many beautiful lodges to count, but like anything, we have favourites based on experience and service! So these are the recommended safari lodges, tried and tested by yours us.

Our Recommended Kenya Lodges & Hotels

HEMINGWAYS HOTEL

From: USD $ 170 Per night
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Overlooking the Ngong Hills in Nairobi’s tranquil and upscale neighbourhood of Karen, this luxurious boutique hotel is a haven of elegant charm. With personal.....
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GIRAFFE MANOR

From: USD $ 345 Per night
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Situated within 140 acres of indigenous forest and playing host to resident herd of Rothschild's giraffe, The Giraffe Manor offers an experience incomparable to.....
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VOYAGER BEACH RESORT

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Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court, Voyager Beach Resort is set in Mombasa, 1.6 km from Nyali Beach. Offering a garden, the property is located .....
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TORTILIS CAMP AMBOSELI

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Sharing a border with Amboseli National Park and with its own private entrance into the park, Tortilis Camp is located in a hillside setting and shaded by the n.....
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LOISABA TENTED CAMP

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Perched on the edge of an escarpment, Loisaba Tented Camp is designed to capitalize on unhindered views across Laikipia's mottled landscape all the way to Mt Ke.....
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BEYOND KICHWA TEMBO TENTED CAMP

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Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and &Beyond Bateleur Camp are situated in the Kichwa Tembo private concession, which neighbours Kenya’s famous Masai Mara. Mea.....
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BEYOND BATELEUR CAMP

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Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and site of the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an uns.....
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Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

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Located in the heart of the Naboisho Conservancy which borders the Maasai Mara Reserve. The conservancy limits entry to clients actually staying inside the area.....
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Mara Plains Luxury Camp

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The enchanting Mara Plains Camp is situated on a bend of the Ntiakitiak River in a secluded private conservancy on the border of the Masai Mara National Reserve.....
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Keekorok Lodge-Sun Africa Hotels

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Keekorok Lodge is the oldest property in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya. The lodge was opened in 1962 and is ideally situated in the direct path.....
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Mahali Mzuri

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It is located in the Motorogi Conservancy and there are 13,500 hectares of bush to explore along with the neighboring Olare Orok Conservancy. Against the backdr.....
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Angama Mara

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A remarkable new safari lodge balanced on the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. Inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid air,’ Angama Mara seem.....
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Neptune Mara Rianta Luxury Camp

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The perfect base for your exclusive Safari adventure is the Neptune Mara Rianta luxury tented Camp. Nestled in the heart of the North Conservation Masai Mara Re.....
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Mara Engai Lodge

From: USD $ 421 Per night
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Nestled amongst pristine Kenyan Ravine forest. Set 1000ft high on the Oloololo Siria Escarpment with 120 kms of breath-taking views over the famous Masai Mara G.....
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Aberdare country club

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Offering a year-round outdoor pool, The Aberdare Country Club is situated within a 1,300-acre wildlife sanctuary in Mweiga, in the Central Region. The rooms hav.....
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Tafaria Castle & Country Lodge

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Tafaria Castle and Country Lodge is set amidst the lush landscape of the Aberdare Ranges overlooking the Laikipia plains. The castle is thus an ideal venue for .....
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The Giraffe Ark Game Lodge

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It is a budget friendly yet top class location for those family getaways, built right on the magnificent Aberdare ranges, echoes luxury and class. Its expensive.....
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Ashnil Samburu Camp

From: USD $ 412 Per night
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The camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the Western end of the reserve. It is separated from .....
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Elephant Bedroom Camp

From: USD $ 530 Per night
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offers luxury in a setting of breathtaking beauty. The spacious tents have rustic and colorful African touches, offering all the comforts; including a private p.....
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Entim Mara Camp

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Entim Mara Private Wing is part of the main camp in the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Entim Private Wing is designed for small groups or couples wh.....
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["Wildebeest Migration in the Mara. The migration is a spectacular sight where two million wildebeest migrate in search of water and greener pastures. ","Big 5 Safari. You can also go on a safari and see the 'Big Five' (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino) in different national parks in the country.","Feed or Have Breakfast with a Giraffe. Giraffe Manor is a boutique hotel in Langata, Nairobi. It is a beautiful place and the interior décor is spectacular. Every morning, the Rothschild giraffes visit the area and poke their heads into the windows hoping for food.","Meet Some Cool Kenyan People. Laugh, smile and listen to great stories. You will meet some of the most genial hearts in Kenya, and they will help you create lifetime memories. Kenyans are proud of their country and culture, and they welcome visitors.","Visit Pristine Beaches, Eat Seafood and Sail in the Kenyan Coast. A visit to Kenya is incomplete before going to the beautiful beaches in Mombasa, Malindi, Diani and Lamu"]

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