The Swahili word for journey, “safari”, was invented in Kenya. The land of “Out of Africa” has become synonymous with teaming herds of wildlife wandering over the savannah plains of equatorial paradise.
Kenya is almost a year round destination and is home to some of the finest wildlife spots in Africa, including Amboseli, famous for its elephant herds and Mount Kilimanjaro backdrop, Samburu, in semi-arid northern Kenya, Lake Nakuru, the world famous flamingo sanctuary and the Masai Mara, the northern extension to the Serengeti in adjacent Tanzania, site of the annual wildebeest and zebra migration, as well as large numbers of lion, cheetah and leopard.
Kenya’s Capital City; – the starting & finishing point for most East Africa Safaris. Nairobi is a big, bustling cosmopolitan city with a number of attractions for a full day of activities. Viewing the Louis Leakey anthropology collection at the National Museum. Arrive for the baby elephant feeding time at the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage or hand feed a rare Reticulated Giraffe before embarking on a shopping spree for local handicrafts, artwork and jewelry followed by lunch at “The Carnivore”. Nairobi has something for everyone.
A big three” sanctuary sitting at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli is home to magnificent herds of elephant that wallow in the swamps fed by the mountains melting snows. Other wildlife species are also plentiful but it’s the variety of bird species that make Amboseli a popular sanctuary. Wildlife Safari established “The Amboseli Reforestation” in Amboseli and every guest is invited to plant their own acacia during their visit and you can visit a Masai village or local school.
Another “big three” sanctuary in northern Kenya with unique game species. A small and stunning sanctuary in semi-arid northern Kenya, home to the Samburu people, a strong and proud tribe and sousins to the Maasai people. Wildlife Safari can arrange a special visit. Samburu is a densely populated sanctuary, well known for its leopard, but it’s also home to some unique wildlife species like the Reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, Somali Ostrich and the long necked Gerenuk. The scenery is spectacular with the Uaso Nyiro river snaking through the sanctuary.
The finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa is the northern extension to the vast Serengeti National Park. Witness the breathtaking annual wildebeest & zebra migration when the herds make dangerous river crossings and spread out to devour the Mara’s tall grasses, while the highest density of cats, lion, cheetah and leopard in Africa in turn hunt the herds. Spend three days in the Mara for the wildlife experience of a lifetime staying at a luxury safari camp.
The Kenyan Coast
Exotic Mombasa, Lamu and Malindi offer a selection of beach resorts Also known as the “Swahili Coast”, it’s a diverse, beautiful region steeped in centuries of cross ocean trading leaving behind a unique cultural blend. Mombasa, Kenya’s principle port city, has a well-developed tourism infrastructure but the real beauty lies to the south along the powder white beaches of Diani or much further north to the medieval island of Lamu. The entire coast has a selection of beach resorts offering some unique land and water activities for everyone.