If you are planning your first African safari then a Kenya safari may be the best place to start. Kenya evokes classic safari images of endless plains dotted with acacia trees and huge herds of wildebeest, deep valleys and rolling hills, mountain ranges and the scarlet clad Masai warriors.
Kenya is the home of the safari – a land that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. It is also unique in that it has a beautiful and unspoilt coastline which you can relax on after an adventure packed safari. Here you can simply relax on a sun lounger with an ice cold drink or enjoy some of the many water-based activities on offer like fishing, diving, snorkeling and boat trips.
The game viewing in Kenya is superb and the abundance of wildlife will almost guarantee sightings of the Big 5 as well as other rare animals and plenty of bird species. The standard of guiding is excellent and the quality of accommodation and food is world class.
Kenya also offers visitors the opportunity to experience the country’s cultural diversity. The Masai people live amongst the wildlife and their colourful dress and traditional lifestyle will give you a warm welcome. They will teach you all about their way of life and how to use plants for medicinal purposes.
Families just love going on a safari in Kenya. The activities are varied and all age groups are catered for. Activities you can enjoy include hot air ballooning, game drives, horse riding, walking safaris, camping, camel trekking and cultural visits to local villages.
• Amboseli National Park and its huge herds of elephants • Samburu National Reserve • Aberdare National Park • Shaba National Reserve • Tsavo National Park • Laikipia • Lake Nakuru National Park • Meru National Park • The Rift Valley • The wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara • The Kenya Coast and Lamu Island