When the first travelers came to see wildest Africa, a Kenyan safari tour was the ultimate dream trip.
It was the birthplace of safari travel…
And many years later, travel to Kenya continues to over-deliver natural beauty, intimate cultural exchanges, and extraordinary game viewing that includes the Great Migration.
In this country, you will not only see the Big Five against the most glorious backdrops, but you can also expect the most authentic accommodation, immersive introductions to the people and the peace of mind that comes with visiting a destination that is a leader in game conservation and protection.
You have dreamt of taking a safari to Kenya for years. (Out of Africa and Miss Dinesen has a lot to answer for!)
Maybe you have put aside your safari funds, selected the dates you would like to travel, planned to take leave and even tried out the perfect dog sitter… Now you just have to decide on what to do.
And this is often the moment when the options overwhelm you.
With all the things you can do and places you can go in Kenya, it is a very smart idea to make your first stop an experienced Travel Designer who will custom design your trip for free. Because you wouldn’t pull your own tooth or cut your own hair… (unless you are Ranulph Fiennes or Helen Mirren).
- They can tell you how to see the mega-herds of wildebeest at the time of year that you plan to travel.
- They will help you choose which highlights to include from Masai Mara to Samburu and
- Suggest the best extension to your trip – from a gorilla trek to a tropical beach idyll.
Some of our favorite experiences in Kenya
5. Gallop across the African plains in the company of giraffes. There are few activities on earth more exhilarating than taking the opportunity to move in tandem with the giants of the continent. Unrestricted by manmade roads, on a horse safari you are more likely to cross the tracks of a lion than run into other people.
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6. See the great migration from above. Because when around three million animals decide to up and go a hot air balloon view becomes an incredibly good idea. Not only will you spy Africa from a different perspective but it will also give you much greater scope to see the eighth wonder of the world in action from a position where you can take in the true scale of the great migration.
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7. Taking a walk across the Laikipia Plains with a local Samburu Guide is a mystical experience. It is about learning to read the wilderness through your guide but it is also so much more than that as you step back across time and space into a parallel existence where you were born on the plains of Africa.
8. The community-owned and run Reteti Elephant Sanctuary is an impressive conservation effort to read about. Visiting the sanctuary where you can observe the program that rescues orphaned baby elephant throughout the region to hopefully return them to their families is something else.
9. If you like to follow through with the story of the elephants you can also spend two nights in Tsavo National Park where the elephants are released back into the wilderness.
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10. One of our favorite things to do in Kenya is to sleep out under the milky way… after dinner next to a crackling fire with your guide watching over you from a distance and keeping you safe.
Kenya Safari Tours
When you are excited about planning your first (or the next!) safari, it can be a little overwhelming to decide what to see when and what to skip to maximize your experience of the country.
With all the things you can do and places you can go in Kenya, your first stop should always be an experienced Travel Designer who will custom design your trip for free.
They can tell you how to see the mega-herds of wildebeest at the time of year that you plan to travel. They will help you choose which highlights to include from Kilimanjaro to Samburu and what the best extension to your trip might be – from a gorilla trek to a tropical beach idyll.