exclusive safaris in kenya
One of the most famous of Africa’s safari destinations, Kenya boasts the Masai Mara National Park, which is renowned for its abundant wildlife and annual Great Migration.
Kenya is a country that inspires romance, thrill and adventure – and is home to the original “classic safari”.
Safaris in Kenya not only boast spectacular natural beauty in one of the most unspoiled places on earth, but the abundance of wildlife is often staggering.
The national parks and reserves in southern Kenya encompass some of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations:
The huge migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest usually arrive in the Masai Mara around July and remain until October. During this time, the herds often cross back and forth across the Mara river. These river crossings can be very dramatic, with predators such as crocodiles and lions waiting to ambush.
The Masai Mara is known for its excellent “big cat” sightings, and even outside of the migration season it offers spectacular game-viewing opportunities.
Amboseli, with Mount Kilimanjaro as an impressive backdrop, also offers superb game-viewing… and is one of the best places in Africa to get close to large herds of elephants.
Witness the spectacle of thousands of shimmering pink flamingos lining the shores of Lake Nakuru.
Lake Naivasha – the highest of the Rift Valley lakes -is home to an incredible variety of bird species. Lake Naivasha is a popular stop during most Kenya safaris, and the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park is the perfect place for a mountain bike or walking safari.
Tsavo National Park is known for its extreme and striking scenery. Its diverse landscape include swamps, natural springs, rocky peaks, extinct volcanic cones, rolling plains and sharp reddish outcrops.
The parks north of the equator in Kenya, with its semi-arid landscapes, offer a more off-the-beaten-track safari experience.
The Samburu Reserve is home to several rare species of game, known as the Samburu Special Five… which includes the Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (which are unique to this area of Kenya and can only be spotted in Samburu Reserve).
Straddling the equator at 5199m, Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain in Africa and offers a picturesque climb.
Aberdare National Park is famous for its black rhino population, the giant forest hogs, elephants and a range of antelope and gazelle. The unique lodges overlook floodlit waterholes and a salt lick, which attracts a host of wildlife.
The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is home to the last two northern white rhinos on the planet! Ol Pajeta is East Africa’s largest black rhino sanctuary and the only place in Kenya where you can see chimpanzees. Its predator density ranks amongst the highest in Kenya.
Lying on the edge of Northern Frontier, the Laikipia Plateau stretches from the slopes of snow-capped Mount Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. The ranges and private reserves within the Laikipia area offer some of the most luxurious and exclusive safari lodges in Africa.
With more mammals than anywhere else in East Africa, Laikipia has enormous herds of elephant and is the exclusive home to the endangered Jackson’s hartebeest and black rhino.