The home of the fabled African 'safari'.

The word 'safari' originates from the Swahili word for ‘journey’. While much of safari Africa has moved with the times, occasionally losing a bit of character, Kenyan safaris remain true to those carefree olden-days, with horse-riding, flights in bi-planes from Out of Africa, and the rest.

The wildlife viewing and the diversity of habitats make Kenya a phenomenal place to visit.

Kenyan safari is most associated with the famous Maasai Mara in the south-west of the country. The Mara is one the best places for viewing big cats in all of Africa. Visiting the Mara region also provides an opportunity to learn about the fascinating Maasai culture. If you are planning to see the Great Migration, it’s important to get your timing right - the wildebeest and zebra only pass through the Maasai Mara in search of food for a couple of months each year.

There are many other wonderful safari destinations across the country too, which include: the Laikipia Plateau, the Samburu, Tsavo East and West and Amboseli. More remote than these are stunning plateaus, vast lakes and mountains to climb.

To complement a safari, there is no better place to visit than Kenya’s 430km coastline, dotted with spectacular beaches and luxury lodges. Diani and Watamu are world class destinations in their own rights.

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Itineraries

Kenya: Luxury Safari & Beach
From the Maasai Mara to the Indian Ocean

Kenya: Luxury Safari & Beach

From £6219 per person
10 Nights
2 Locations

This luxurious 10 night itinerary spends 5 days exploring the best of the Mara Triangle before flying to one of Kenya's best beaches for ...

Augur Buzzard – Gorillas to Lions in a Day
Bwindi, Maasai Mara and Laikipia Plateau

Augur Buzzard – Gorillas to Lions in a Day

From £5103 per person
10 Nights
4 Locations
Gorilla Trekking

​This wonderful itinerary combines the chance to see mountain gorillas in Uganda with the opportunity of seeing the Big 5 in Kenya, plus ...

Superb Starling – Quintessential Kenya
From breakfast with giraffes, to fly-camping in Samburu

Superb Starling – Quintessential Kenya

From £6962 per person
9 Nights
3 Locations

The show-stopper of all show-stopping Kenyan itineraries. This itinerary takes you to three quintessentially Kenyan destinations that wil...

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Time your visit with Kenya’s seasons

Like most East African countries near the equator, Kenya has two main seasons: the dry season and the green season. Slightly confusingly, however, there are two green seasons and two dry seasons. A quick overview would look like this.

Dry: June - October & December - February.

Green: March - May & November.

If you are hoping to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, you should aim to travel between July and September.

From March through to the end of May the 'long-rains' fall across Kenya, and during November the 'short-rains' arrive. While this seems rather daunting, many camps remain open during these months and visitors are rewarded for their bravery. Visitors during this time can be unlucky and experience couple of wet in a row, though typically the weather pattern is for big storm clouds to build up during the day (a spectacular sight) which then breaks into a torrential downpour over the course of about half an hour. The sun then comes back out and dries everything out within moments.

From June until late October, the skies clear and there are glorious long days of dry weather. These are typically the busiest months in Kenya as a result of the migration heading into full swing. Rates are often a lot higher during these months and availability for space can be tough to come by.

During January and February, the skies are clear again after the 'short-rains'. This is a great season to go if you are keen to avoid busy National Parks and beaches.

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Loldia House
Rift Valley Lakes
Luxury Lodge
Hiking Trails

Loldia House

Luxurious traditional farmhouse on the shores of Lake Naivasha, Kenya

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Lewa Wilderness
Borana & Lewa Conservancies
Bush Lodge
Bonamy Favourite
Horse Riding

Lewa Wilderness

Luxury thatched cottages in the Lewa Conservancy on the slopes of Mt Kenya

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Angama Safari Camp
Maasai Mara
Luxury Camp
Big Cats
Exclusive Use

Angama Safari Camp

Luxury exclusive-use tented camp in Kenya's Maasai Mara

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Serian 'The Original'
Maasai Mara
Bush Camp
No Wifi
Migration Route

Serian 'The Original'

Intimate bush camp in Kenya's Mara North Conservancy

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Angama Mara
Maasai Mara
Luxury Camp
Bonamy Favourite
Cultural Experiences

Angama Mara

Stunning lodge overlooking Kenya’s Maasai Mara

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Serian 'The Nest'
Maasai Mara
Bush Camp
No Wifi
Star Bed

Serian 'The Nest'

Luxurious Treehouse in Kenya's Mara North Conservancy

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Azhari Beach Suite
Kenyan Coast
Beach Lodge
Exclusive Use

Azhari Beach Suite

Luxury beach lodge

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Sirikoi
Borana & Lewa Conservancies
Luxury Lodge
Farm Style
Spa Treatments

Sirikoi

Luxury lodge in Kenya's Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

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Sosian Lodge
Laikipia Plateau
Bush Lodge
Horse Riding
Bonamy Favourite

Sosian Lodge

A home away from home in the African wilderness

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Mara Plains
Maasai Mara
Luxury Camp
Relais & Châteaux
Big Cats

Mara Plains

Intimate luxury camp on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Offbeat Mara
Maasai Mara
Bush Camp
Big Cats
Cultural Experiences

Offbeat Mara

Brilliantly located tented camp in Kenya's Maasai Mara

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Offbeat Riding Safaris - Mara
Maasai Mara
Bush Camp
Horse Riding
Cultural Experiences

Offbeat Riding Safaris - Mara

Truly unique horseriding experiences in Kenya's Maasai Mara

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Giraffe Manor
Nairobi
Boutique Hotel
Ultimate Romance
Animal Interaction

Giraffe Manor

Unique giraffe sanctuary in the leafy suburbs of Langata, Nairobi

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Sasaab
Samburu National Reserve
Luxury Camp
Bonamy Favourite
Spa Treatments

Sasaab

Luxury lodge with superb spa in the Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya

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