Kenya is, without doubt, a stunning and beautiful country. From the white sands beaches of its Indian Ocean coast to the primitive aridity of Turkana in the north, Kenya tours and safaris offer a variety of different landscape as well as charming people and unforgettable wildlife.
The picture that most people have of Africa, is golden savannahs filled with wildlife and dotted with flat-topped umbrella acacias. This landscape of Kenya which is featured in many Hollywood movies and wildlife documentaries is embedded in people’s mind when they think of an African wildlife safari. With luxury lodges in serene national parks & wildlife reserves, Kenya safari tours are bucket list items for many people.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s most popular wildlife conservation reserve and offers fantastic all-year-round game viewing. The wide open plains allow those on a Masai Mara safari to find a variety of animals easily. It also shares the migration or animals with the Serengeti in Tanzania where almost two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle start from the southern Serengeti every May, arriving in the Masai Mara in late June.
There are also many other areas in Kenya where the game viewing is also excellent including Amboseli National Park and Tsavo National Park. An Amboseli safari offers stunning views of Africa highest peak, Mount Kenya as well as abundant wildlife. Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, stands on the equator yet has a peak covered in snow and is in the Central Highlands region. The Mount Kenya National Park covers the upper slopes of the mountain and has some spectacular vegetation and scenery.
The glories of Kenya are too many to list, and have been an inspiration to writers, artists and photographers, with its wildlife, landscape and culture. Our Wild Africa Kenya and Tanzania tours are an excellent choice for anyone looking to explore some of Africa’s most beautiful landscapes.
Lions and leopards are just part of the landscape in Kenya, East Africa’s favourite safari destination. More than 40 national parks and nature reserves are scattered between Lake Victoria and the India Ocean, covering every imaginable landscape and featuring just about every animal in Africa: from aardvarks to zebras.
As you might expect, wildlife safaris are the lifeblood of Kenyan tourism, and the infrastructure for travellers is impressive. Jeeps, buses and light aircraft fan out daily across the country to safari lodges and tented camps, some simple and rustic, others lavish and opulent. Refreshingly, you can enjoy close encounters with nature even on a budget, with walking safaris run by tribal guides and economic tented camps that scrimp on creature comforts, but not on creatures.
Most people start the journey in Nairobi, but few linger when there are more attractive cities strung out along the sun-kissed Kenyan coast and dotted around the Great Rift Valley. Whether you pick the interior or the coast, with its beach resorts and Islamic ruins, you can be sure to find a national park or reserve close at hand – Nairobi even has a national park within the city limits, with zebras and giraffes just a stone’s throw from the suburbs.
Kenya is also a great place for cultural encounters, with more than 40 different tribal groups, each following its own unique way of life. The semi-nomadic Maasai, with their rainbow-coloured, bead-covered adornments, are perhaps the most obvious group, but visiting any tribal village is a fascinating experience.
On appearances, Kenya would seem like the perfect holiday destination, but tourism has had its ups and downs in recent years, with political upheaval during elections and a string of high-profile militant attacks in Nairobi and along the coast.
These set-backs have made a noticeable dent in Kenya’s tourist industry, yet travellers still flock to the teeming plains of the Maasai Mara and trek the slopes of Mount Kenya, and the biggest decision for most is not whether to go to Kenya, but instead, which wild animal to search for first.
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We have a range of Kenya tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.