Kenya Safaris and Tours
Kenya is one of Africa’s prime gameviewing areas, renowned for its dramatic scenery, magnificent game parks and abundant wildlife.
The Samburu Game Reserve to the north is a semi-arid region of great beauty with lots of exciting big game like lion and elephant, as well as strange desert-adapted species such as blue-legged Somali ostrich and Gerenuk antelope. By contrast, the famous Masai Mara in the south is a wide open landscape of undulating plains to which a multitude of wildebeest and zebra migrate from July to October each year. These herds attract predators from lion and leopard to cheetah and wild dog, and their intense interactions are a thrill to watch. Other highlights include flamingo-rich soda lakes such as Nakuru, the well-run wildlife-rich Lewa and Laikipia concessions, and Amboseli, which offers reliably good elephant viewing. Kenya is also home to fascinating tribes such as the Maasai and Samburu.
Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and the steep escarpments of the Rift Valley provide a stunning backdrop to amazing wildlife encounters.
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Why Kenya: Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.
Game Viewing: Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.
Culture: Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.
Climate: Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.
Combine With: Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.
Getting There: The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.