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Kenya Safaris

Kenya, the grand old dame of safari style, remains a popular safari destination for its elegant accommodation options, and for the wealth of activities that may be enjoyed against the backdrop of the glorious African landscape.  
Kenya is at the forefront of the safari industry and still holds its head up as far as abundance and variety of game and accommodation are concerned. It has long been a mecca for those wanting to see in person the great plains made familiar on television by various BBC documentaries and the National Geographic channel. Kenya also offers a wider range of activities than most other African countries, from traditional game drives to helicopter safaris, golfing and deep sea fishing.

The best of Kenya's wildlife is crammed into the relatively small and very famous Masai Mara National Reserve, where the BBC's Big Cat Diary was filmed.  The Masai Mara remains a thriving wildlife hotspot, although as a result of its fame there are plenty of tourists to be seen along with the wildlife.   

Some of our Favourite Kenya Safari Lodges

Kenya Safari Highlights

1.      The Great Migration of almost 2 million wildebeest, zebras and other animals makes it way up from the Serengeti in Tanzania into the Masai Mara in Kenya from July until November.  To witness this phenomenal  natural spectacle is an absolutely unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
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When to go

As a general guide, the best (and peak) time to safari in Kenya is from June to September.  This is migration season, and in addition the rains are over and the sun is out, thus drying out the vegetation and resulting in excellent game viewing.  If the migration is your priority, September is your best bet, and we would recommend a mobile tented camp which moves to follow the herds.
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Our Favourite Kenya Safari Parks

Itinerary Suggestions

We cannot stress enough that the key to a good Kenya safari is to stay mainly off the beaten track, with just a few days in the busier peak areas such as the Masai Mara.  We love the quieter north of the country and it offers some top class safari destinations (Lake Turkana, the Matthews Range, Laikipia, Lewa, Samburu).  A combination of 3 of these destinations, staying 3 or so nights at each, works very well.
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Although we tailor-make all our trips we have reproduced a number of popular itineraries here

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Map of Kenya

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