Best Kenya safari holidays – Kenya is one of the safari destinations that offers incredible natural beauty, soul-stirring cultural interactions, amazing wildlife viewing and spills of the Wildebeest Migration. From viewing the wildebeest mega-herds move into the Masai Mara National Reserve and Amboseli National Park’s legendary elephant herds against the backdrop of Mountain Kilimanjaro to the majestic leopards of Samburu, an African safari in Kenya will not disappoint you.
You can as well combine our best Kenya safari holidays with Mountain Gorilla trekking adventures in Uganda or Rwanda, or even with a tropical beach holiday overlooking the turquoise waters and fluttering palm trees of the warm Indian Ocean.
Here are some of our best Kenya safaris holidays, completely customizable to meet your travel interests and desires:
Experience the nature up close on this best wildlife Kenya safari holiday, as you stay at eco-Camps that are perfectly located for observing the game. Generous hospitality and personal attention come standard at these intimate Camps, which are ideal for couples and honeymooners .Read more about what to expect on safari in Kenya
Private concessions away from the crowds
Intimate and award-winning eco-Camps
Personal attention from friendly staff
Day and night game safaris
On your Kenya safari holidays, flying in a light aircraft from one destination to another allows you to experience a large area in a relatively short space of time. It also means you can spend more time in each destination and immerse yourself in the best that Amboseli, Meru and the Masai Mara have to offer. Enjoy your time with a morning and afternoon game safaris; a walking safari adventure and a bush breakfast in Amboseli National Park; sun-downer drinks in Meru; and dinner under the stars in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Luxury Kenya safari holiday, flying into three premier parks
Walking safari in Amboseli National Park
Massage at Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park
Full-day game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve
Amboseli National Park offers great African a game viewing second only to Masai Mara National Reserve. The northern backdrop of the National Park is gracefully painted by the imposing Mount Kilimanjaro. This Mountain on the Tanzania side, Amboseli National Park has a perfect view of its snow-capped peaks, rising six kilometres above the vast savannah plains. It is a common choice for wildlife photography safari in Kenya. The National Park is small enough to be toured in a single day and is a great addition to a Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari.
Tailor-made experience for avid amateur nature and wildlife photographers
Small-group day and night game safaris with expert photographic guides
Stay in a sublime Mara concession
Ideal for the seasonal Wildebeest Migration (from about July to October)
Enjoy your Kenya safari holiday with a couple of days in one of the only National Parks in the world that borders a capital city, Nairobi National Park. Spend the rest of your week under the expert guidance of Masai and Samburu rangers as you learn about their lifestyle and culture, encounter the great elephant herds of Amboseli National Park and see vast herds of plains game and ravenous predators.
Cultural tours to Samburu and Masai villages
Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi
Encounters with a giraffe at Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre
Optional spa treatments, helicopter flips and hot-air balloon rides
Tsavo National Park is one of Kenya’s largest and oldest National Parks covering an area of 13,747 Square kilometres. The National Park is divided into two; Tsavo East and Tsavo West. It is situated in a semi-desert area known as the Taru Desert. The National Park was opened in 1948 and was named after the Tsavo River which flows from west to East of the National Park.
Tsavo East is known for large herds of Elephants that bathe in the red dust, a lush view of semi-arid plains good for game viewing, Mudanda rock, the Yatta plateau, different Kenya safari bird species Lugard falls which drop into crocodile-filled pools and rapids these make it an amazing place to visit and photography. Other animals in Tsavo East include; Hyenas, Lions, Cape buffaloes, Gazelles, Giraffes, Impalas, Black Rhinoceros, Zebras, and Waterbucks among others. Tsavo West covering 9065square kilometres is endowed with beautiful scenery and is a great spot for bird species, Chaimu Crater, Mzima Springs and other various springs with large numbers of crocodiles and hippos. Viewing wildlife in Tsavo west is not as simple as it is in Tsavo East because the vegetation here is denser, but still, the beautiful scenery overshadows this!
Best Safaris can be done in Tsavo throughout the year, though there are two rainy seasons such as from March to May (rainfall is very heavy and it makes game viewing difficult), October to December (lesser rains hence during this time safaris can go on). The temperatures are approximately 27-31°C during the day and 22-24°C at night.
You can get to Tsavo National Park by road; either by taking public means or booking a minibus or land cruiser, it is 333kilometres from Nairobi via Voi gate and 173km from Mombasa via Bachuma gate.
Enjoy your family’s preferred Kenya safari holiday schedule which could include activities like game safaris, guided nature walks, helicopter flights and a memorable trout-fishing excursion on Mountain Meru. Laikipia may not be as well-known as the Masai Mara National Reserve but it is a very rewarding destination if you are looking for something a little off the beaten path while still offering superb game viewing and comfortable accommodation.
See the Wildebeest Migration in season (between about July and October)
Trout-fishing excursion on Mount Kenya accessed on a scenic helicopter flight
Convenient fly-in transfers
Exclusive-use accommodation in Masai Mara and Laikipia
Let your family be whisked away to the middle of the bush, without sacrificing on creature comforts. Luxurious safari villas offer superb privacy, space and a wonderful home-from-home environment. Hike up a sacred Samburu Mountain, watch elephants search for fresh grazing in the Kalama Corridor, follow the Wildebeest Migration, and have fun with the kids on the Warriors Academy – an interactive learning programme perfectly suited to luxury Kenya safari tours for families.
Perfect for parents, children and teens great combination of fun, adventure, wildlife and culture
Stay in private villas on a luxury Kenya safari
Unwind in the Samburu and Masai Wellbeing Spaces
Nature walks and fascinating cave paintings
Learn more on the Warriors Academy – an interactive programme for families with children
Optional hot-air balloon rides and biplane flips
Enjoy your breakfast with endangered Rothschild’s giraffes at The Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. Board a short-haul flight to one of Kenya’s first-ever private Rhino conservancies, followed by another fly-in to Samburu National Reserve. Go on camelback safaris and fly-camping while you discover the Samburu Special 5. Cap off this best Luxury Kenya safari holiday with front-row seats to the Wildebeest Migration between June and September.
Have breakfast with Rothschild’s giraffes in Nairobi
Stay in a rhino sanctuary in Laikipia
Horse riding and mountain biking with Masai near Mount Kenya
Optional helicopter flights around Mount Kenya
Visit a Samburu manyatta (a traditional village)
Camelback safari and fly camping in Samburu
Spectacular Great Migration viewing in season (from about July to September)
Kenya is home to the highest concentrations of wildlife on the planet with its rolling savannah plains are studded with flat-top acacia trees, fantastic for game viewing any time of the year. All the wildlife cannot be seen in one go the famous big five of the Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino are found here. The best attractions are in Masai Mara National Reserve’s plains and Rivers flooded with over two million wildebeest on their great migration, mixed with herds of zebras, elephants, and giraffes. Trailing this walking buffet are lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and crocs. Read more about the best time to visit Kenya for safari.
Enjoying the Swahili nation’s landscape, adding depth and unmatched wilderness, are some of Africa’s best-known people and their ancient cultures. The Masai, Samburu, Turkana, and Kikuyu native people’s histories and daily struggles tell the native’s daily struggle to maintain traditions as the modern world crowds in, the daily fight for survival in some of the harshest environments on the continent. Drawing near to these African cultures could just be a highlight of your best Kenya safari holiday.
For wildlife photographers, family safari travelers, honeymoon and luxury travelers alike, our best Kenya safari holidays will not disappoint you, Contact our Safari expert at Great Adventure Safaris to help you customized the best Kenya safari for your next trip to Africa.