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Safaris in Kenya

Kenya is favoured by family groups and seasoned travellers who know where to find some of Africa’s best nature reserves, stunning landscapes and perfect safari accommodation.

East Africa’s traditional favourite had its heyday in the 70’s and 80’s as the simple choice for first-timers on safari in Africa. Great minibus convoys from large hotels removed the sparkle for some time as unsuspecting punters ran with the herds. In more recent times popularity has been dented by some misfortune. Kenya has a mature safari industry with excellent infrastructure and some well-seasoned outfitters taking exceptional care of their guests.

In truth - Kenya is very firmly placed on our safari map!

It’s favoured by seasoned travellers and remains ideal for newbies. You’ll find prolific game, warm welcoming people and a simply outstanding selection of small camps and lodges with amazing weather to boot.

The Masai Mara, the country’s most visited national reserve remains famous for its vast, open plains and the annual migration between July and October.

Amboseli is a short hop from Nairobi. It’s a favourite amongst photographers world over for its elephants and full-frame views over plains to Kilimanjaro.

The Laikipia, Meru and the Northern Frontier District have been a well kept secret for decades. This is where aficionados, luxury-seekers, wild-adventurers and closely knit families and circles of friends find some of the best Kenya safari holidays.

The popular coastal haunts have centred around the large resorts of Mombasa in the south.  The northern stretches offer world-class sport fishing at Malindi, unspoiled Swahili culture with quiet and outstanding beach breaks in the Lamu Archipelago.

More background information

Samburu Moran in the Laikipia

Adamson’s Footsteps

Explore Kenya where Joy Adamson wrote ‘Born Free’ and home of the Big Cat Diaries. Game drives and cultural visits, sundowners and excellent wildlife!

From $7171 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
Cottar's Mara Safari courtesy Stephano Cheli

Masai Mara Safari

An indulgent step back in Kenya’s safari history covering the Masai Mara and parts of the Northern Frontier District

From $8971 10 days / 9 nightsMore info
Walking wild on a camel safari in Kenya

The Amazing Camel Safari

Walk on the wild side with our 3 night camel back safari in Kenya’s Laikipia wilderness… excellent wildlife, perfect for families!

From $2130 4 days / 3 nightsMore info
Ol Malo aerial

The Frontier District

Roam Kenya’s Northern Frontier District like a nomad from the Francombe family’s private ranch in Laikipia, heartlands of the Samburu people.

From $4657 8 days / 7 nightsMore info

Best Locations

Amboseli Amboseli Read More

Amboseli National Park has the best views of Kilimanjaro, is well known for elephants and is an easy safari tour from Nairobi

Chyulu Hills Chyulu Hills Read More

Chyulu Hills is an outstanding spot for horseriding and walking safaris within the wider Amboseli area

Kenyan Coast Kenyan Coast Read More

From Mombasa to Lamu the Kenyan coast offers a perfect beach break after a safari

Laikipia Laikipia Read More

Laikipia and the Northern Frontier District is where our real safari exploration takes place - beyond the crowds

Lake Naivasha Lake Naivasha Read More

An internationally protected wetland site, Lake Naivasha is one of the less well-known lakes which makes it all the more pleasant to visit on safari

Lake Nakuru Lake Nakuru Read More

With over 450 avian species recorded at Lake Nakuru National Park and Ramsar site you'll have difficulty finding better beating bird life in this country

Lake Turkana Lake Turkana Read More

If you're serious about an African adventure then give serious thought to joining an expedition to Lake Turkana and the 3 national parks

Lake Victoria Lake Victoria Read More

Lake Victoria is the main source of the Nile - the easiest visit is from Entebbe and on to Ngamba Island

Lamu Lamu Read More

Lamu is the country's oldest living town, situated on Lamu Island a place of mystery, fantasy and medieval atmosphere

Meru Meru Read More

Blighted in the 1980's Meru National Park with diverse habitats is a stunning safari spot with good infrastructure and healthy populations of wildlife

Samburu Samburu Read More

Samburu National Park is rugged, covered in volcanic plains, swamps, rocky outcrops and a tough environment but with a diverse range of resident wildlife

Shompole Conservancy Shompole Conservancy Read More

Shompole Conservancy has a rich biodiversity with many animals including lion, buffalo, wild dog, elephant, golden jackal and honey badgers

Tsavo East Tsavo East Read More

Tsavo East National Park protects an open plateau topped by thorn country and is one of the most interesting and remote protected areas

Tsavo West Tsavo West Read More

Tsavo West National Park on the coast, means place of slaughter and is named after an ancient battle between the Maasai and Akamba tribes