Kenya

Kenya

Known for:

  • the Masai Mara
  • the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra
  • beautiful and varying landscape
  • abundant wildlife
  • indigenous peoples living near/in wildlife areas
  • open plains
  • Mt. Kenya and views of Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • made famous through movies such as Out of Africa and The Lion King and historical figures such as Roosevelt and Hemingway

We suggest you visit:

  • Lewa Downs
  • Laikipia
  • Ol Pejeta
  • Masai Mara and private reserves surrounding it
  • Amboseli
  • Chyulu Hills
  • Samburu and private reserves surrounding it
  • Meru
  • Tsavo
  • the Aberdares
  • Naivasha and Lake Nakuru
  • the Kenyan Coast

(some areas can be quite crowded in Kenya; in such areas, we typically suggest clients stay on private reserves)

Cool things to do:

  • Watch thousands and thousands of wildebeest at a river crossing during the great migration
  • Explore the Masai markets in Nairobi for beaded jewelry and woven baskets of multiple shapes and sizes
  • Bring children on safari and watch them take in the wonders of nature
  • View wildlife from a balloon over the Masai Mara
  • Experience a multi-day trek (donkeys carry the supplies) with stops to appreciate nature and talk with locals; camp out at night and enjoy a luxury eco-lodge on your final night
  • Sleep in a star bed!
  • Fly over the African savannah in a hot air balloon, watching the sunrise and the wildlife below
  • Looking for some real adventure? Go on a multi-day horseback safari with Tristen of Offbeat Safaris
  • Take in the beauty of the Chyulu Hills and take in a multitude of activities- game drives, night drives, walks, game viewing on horseback, mountain biking, massages and sleep out on your rooftop
  • Sail on a dhow and enjoy fresh grilled crab and fruit juices in Lamu


Practical Info:

Seasons

  • Jul-Oct and Dec-Feb: great for gameviewing
  • Aug-Sep: migration in the Masai Mara
  • Mid-Mar – May: the long rains occur at this time
  • Nov: the short rains tend to occur at this time

Official Language: Swahili, English is widely spoken