Imagine waking up on your wedding day to the warm Kenyan sunrise and the soft purr of distant lions in the wilderness. This dream can become a reality on a Kenyan Safari which incorporate all the magic of Kenya to make this special day truly exceptional.
Kenya Safari Packages
Local tour operators have developed Kenya Safari Packages and three main tourist circuits to enable their clients utilize their time fully and get the best out of their safari in Kenya. These are the western central, northern and southern circuits. The circuits can be shortened or stretched further aﬁeld depending on the clients own wishes and the time the visitors want to spend in Kenya.
Kenya Safari Packages – What to see
Generally, Kenya has a chain of attractions for everyone. The ocean lovers and divers have a 480 kilometre tract of littoral belt strewn with beautiful coral reefs, coral gardens and hundreds of coral ﬁsh species to view. Sun worshippers ﬁnd the tranquil sun-drenched, silver-sanded coastal beaches a tourist paradise.
Historical land-marks of Vasco da Gama pillar, Gedi ruins, Fort Jesus, Olorgesaillie prehistoric site and the archaeological sites at Koobi Fora on the eastern shores of Lake Turkana are a true magnet to may historians and archeologists. The savannah-bush woodland country provides the visitors with unsurpassed breath taking large concentrations of wild animals to be found anywhere else on the African continent.
Mt. Kenya climbing adventure make even the most experienced mountaineers from Mt. Everest pause for a breath; while many world famous ornithologists do not believe their eyes at the ﬁrst sight of the great bird spectacles in the Great Rift Valley lakes.
Kenya Safari Packages – Departures
ln addition to other security checks, customs officers may weigh and inspect all outgoing baggage. Departing travellers are therefore required to identify their baggage for inspection by the custom officers. Airport departure tax (US $ 20) is payable on departure. There are duty-free shops at both Nairobi and Mombasa Airports. All purchase must be paid for in convertible currencies.
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Kenya: Land of Adventure
Kenya Adventure Safari: Kenya has long been known as an adventurer’s paradise. This is a land of endless opportunity for the active traveller, a country rich with possibilities for adventure and discovery.
In the arena of adventure Safari, Kenya stands tall. High-octane sporting activities range from skydiving to rhino tracking; and from camel racing to mountain climbing. And that’s before you trawl through the opportunities for big game fishing, deep sea diving, high altitude running, high-speed rallying or lava cave exploration.
For those aiming high, Mount Kenya provides the ultimate challenge. At 5,199 metres, this extinct volcano is Africa’s second highest mountain. Straddling the equator, topped in snow and ice, gouged by glaciers, and cloaked in elephant patrolled forests, this iconic mountain promises one of the most challenging technical climbs in Africa; but its lower peaks can be conquered by anyone in reasonable health thanks to the wealth of qualified guides available.
For the trekker, there are guided walks across the shimmering reaches of the savannah, or hikes through the waterfalls and forests of the Aberdares range. On the Uganda border, there’s the challenge of enigmatic Mount Elgon, world-famous for its salt-mining elephants.
And for the truly intrepid there are the cloud forests and lakes of magical Mount Marsabit, a remote montane paradise located in the burning reaches of Kenya’s rugged northern region.
For those preferring a gentler walk, there are the nature trails of Saiwa Swamp, home of the elusive sitatunga, or the winding canyons of Hell’s Gate National Park. And in the centre of Nairobi, there’s Nairobi National Park with its magnificent safari walk, a gentle boardwalk that skims high above the park showcasing wildlife and ecological habitats alike.
Down on the Indian Ocean coastline, meanwhile, lies the enchanted realm of the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, sanctuary of the golden-rumped elephant shrew, and an ornithologist’s wonderland.
World-famous for the magnificence of her runners, Kenya is also the venue of choice for those who’d like to train alongside the greats. Travel to the little town of Iten in Northern Kenya, and you’ll find yourself running alongside some of the best-known names in longdistance running. Alternatively, you can run alongside some very famous faces through the wildlife and the wilderness of Lewa during the annual Safaricom marathon.
Alternatively, you can relax on the beach, take on the personal challenge of the golf course, fly around the peaks of Mount Kenya in a helicopter, or explore the coral gardens of the Indian Ocean equipped only with a mask and snorkel. Because, rising from silver beaches to Alpine peaks, Kenya has an unrivalled ecological diversity.
And as the longest established safari venue in the world, she brings literally decades of experience to the creation of sporting challenges and magical moments alike.
Come to Kenya… and encounter the magic.
Kenya Adventure Safaris
Kenya Treking Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
For the Trekker, Kenya is a world of highs and lows – From the snowcapped peak of Mt Kenya to the desert plains of the north. There are a range of treks from sedate hill walks through game rich ranges to high altitude routes on alpine slopes.
For those aiming higher, Kenya offers plenty of challenges. Climbers may be aware of the mighty peak of Mt Kenya, but there are many other climbing areas to be explored. There is a broad scope of destinations, from granite cliffs and volcanic rock towers to the ultimate challenge- a technical assault on Africa’s second highest summit.
Kenya Off Road Mountain Bike Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
Kenya has some excellent potential areas for off road mountain biking. As the popularity of the sport increases, more and more mountain bikes are now for hire, and there is plenty of undiscovered country for bush biking.
Kenya Horse Back Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
Kenya is home to a very active equestrian community, and horses are a great way to explore wilderness areas. Riding through herds of game is an ideal way to experience the wild up close and personal.
Kenya Camel Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
Looking for a more unusual mode of transport? The North of Kenya has a thriving camel culture, and the camel is used by many nomadic tribes. These deserts and wide arid plain lands have long been crossed by camel trains, following ancient routes through deep valleys and along winding dry river beds. Large herds of dromedary (single humped) camels are found throughout the North.
A safari by camel is a unique way to see this country.
Kenya Walking Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
The trackless deserts and high ranges of the Northern frontier are beautiful and remote places, completely isolated from the modern world. Walking through this wilderness with a camel train, camping in the wild and sleeping under the stars, you can travel through an Africa unchanged since the passage of the first explorers.
Kenya Big Game Fishing Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
Far from the northern deserts, the waters of the Indian Ocean are an adventurers playground. The coast of Kenya has a well deserved reputation for big game fishing and has attracted fishing devotees such as Ernest Hemingway, drawn by the promise of world-class fishing. Local tag and release programs ensure eco-friendly fishing.
Kenya Extreme Water Sports Safari
Category: Kenya Adventure Safari
These waters have a long been a traditional passage for sailors and today dhows still ply the calm waters of the coastline. The coast is an ideal place to explore by boat, and the beaches are ideal for all kinds of watersports. Inland, the beautiful, bird rich freshwater lakes of the Rift Valley are also ideal for boating, waterskiing and windsurfing.
Kenya White Water Rafting Satari
The inland Lakes and rivers of Kenya also present plenty of opportunity for world class fishing, from Trout to the mighty Nile Perch. White water rafting and kayaking are relatively new sports in Kenya. However, with extensive and spectacular river systems, good grade white water and wide freshwater lakes, the possibilities are boundless.
Come to Kenya and begin your own great adventure story.
With over 40 ethnic groups, Kenya Cultural Safari offers a cultural tapestry like no other. Vibrant, lyrical, and steeped in tradition we pride ourselves on our unique fusion of harmony and our hospitality.
Here you can visit a traditional Maasai village, experience the hauntingly beautiful music of the Swahili people, take tea in Kericho; or take a Tusker lager and some nyama choma (roast meat) in Nairobi.
You can also visit the mysterious stone-age monuments of Western Kenya, the world-famous streets of Lamu’s Old Town, or patrol the forest caves of the Aberdares where once the Mau Mau freedom fighters fought for Kenya’s independence.
The Kenya Culture
Kenya has a culture born of countless sources. This region has been crossed by the paths of a long and complex history. From the prehistoric records of early man to the present day, Kenya has been a land of unending change, contrasts and diversity.
The early tribal states saw cycles of migration and shifting power, with Kenya as a meeting place for peoples from the plainlands of the south, the forests of the West and the deserts of the North.
The sea brought influences from the outside world, and the passage of the spice trade created the unique coastal culture, where lines between Africa and Arabia blurred. The open coast brought European influences into this world of change and began a turbulent struggle for control whose exotic history lingers today.
The first explorers discovered a land of great peril and greater beauty, and their great adventures created the most unique colony in the British Empire.
This was a meeting place of cultures, where adventurers and soldiers of fortune mingled with a complex tribal society, and the arrival of labourers and merchants from India brought new and pervasive influences.
The colonial legacy lives on in the traditions of the great safari, and the pursuit of adventure and freedom.
Kenya has drawn on all of these influences to develop its own unique culture. This is the nations greatest strength- the ability to blend the best of many worlds into a strong, singular identity.
Today, Kenya welcomes the world to its shores and continues to evolve a modern culture that is born of endless variety, and yet purely, proudly Kenyan.
Take a Kenya Cultural Safari…
DAY 1 : Nairobi -L.Naivasha.
Leave Nairobi in the morning head to Naivasha. Arrival intime for early lunch. In the afternoon visit the Hell’s Gate National Park. This is one of the few parks where you can walk or cycle to see the wild animals. There is a Geothermal power station and very beautiful scenery, dinner and overnight at the lodge/hotel by the lake side.
DAY 2 : Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru National park. A world renowned ornithological site. Game viewing and a sight of millions of flamingos among other birds- about 350 species recorded. This is also home to the black and the white rhinoceros. Dinner and night in a lodge.
DAY 3 : L. Nakuru – Cherengani Hill
Leave Lake Nakuru National Park & drive north to Cherengani Hills via Marigat, visit the pre-historic sites in Marigat and then continue to cherangani hill for dinner and overnight Cherengani.
DAY 4 : Cherengani Hill – Saiwa Swamp
Leave Cherangani in the morning after breakfast to Saiwa Swamps via Kitale, overnight Saiwa Swamps campsite or budget hotel with all meals served here. You will have a good chance of seeing the water antelope- Sitatunga.
DAY 5: Saiwa Swamp – Kakamega forest
After breakfast leave Saiwa Swamp to Kakamega forest via Webuye with lunch enroute, overnight in Kakamega town.
DAY 6 :Kakamenga Forest – Kisumu – Kisii.
Leave Kakamega after breakfast via Kit-Mikayi, a legendary stone of the area with historical background, proceed on to Kisii village with lunch enroute (for Soapstones) dinner overnight in Kisii town.
DAY 7: Kisii – Maasai Mara
After breakfast leave Kisii for Maasai Mara via Kilgoris to arrive for lunch at the lodge/camp, Afternoon game drive to see the many animals that inhabit this unique game-park dinner and overnight at the Camp.
DAY 8 : Maasai Mara
After breakfast, spend a full day enjoying the best that nature can provide in this game reserve taking your picnic lunch at the hippo pools. Return to the lodge/camp for dinner and night
DAY 9 : Maasai Mara – Nairobi
An early morning game drive followed by late breakfast and a departure to Nairobi stopping sporadically for the breathtaking panoramic views of the great rift valley and adjacent landforms. The tour ends in Nairobi late in the afternoon.
A variety of journeys and travel experiences for the whole family.
Our family-friendly tours below include a range of cultural, historical and active experiences to captivate children, teens and adults alike.
We also have a wonderful Family Safari in Kenya which spends four days taking in the sights of Lake Naivasha and the renowned Maasai Mara. You’ll be provided with a private vehicle from which to enjoy your game drives, as well as child-friendly drinks, snacks and wildlife books and toys. You will also be provided with interconnecting rooms at the lodges you visit.
Taking your children on safari can be a highly rewarding experience for all those involved; however there are a few things you may wish to take into account before booking. Many lodges have strict minimum age requirements so check to make sure all of the lodges in your itinerary cater for your children. Also, if your children are under 12 years old you may be asked to upgrade to a private safari vehicle for the comfort of your children and that of other guests.
Masai Mara Safari: The man who knows Everything
It’s a fact of life. Nothing turns out quite as you expected. And safari game drives are no exception. We had set out on ours in the afternoon and were now centre stage to the majesty of the Masai Mara. The landscape was khakicoloured and rolled away to lap at the foot of the distant escarpment. In the foreground there was a smudge of low silver-green scrub: on the horizon a flat-topped acacia.
A secretary bird strode ahead of us, its grey-and-black feathered suit mimicking that of a Victorian secretary, his hands metaphorically clasped behind his back. A typical safari scene: just what we’d expected. But not exactly what we’d hoped for – no rollicking herds of wildebeest. No roaring lions. No hyenas. No kills.
Ah well. Never mind.
A little later, the safari vehicle draws to a halt and John, our driverguide gazes at the far hillside. ‘You wanted elephants?’ he says. Well, yes, we had said that we’d like to see elephants. But we hadn’t expected them to be available to order – off the safari menu as it were. ‘Over there,’ says John casually, and raises his binoculars.
We do likewise, but it still takes a lot of looking before we find the elephants. Amazingly, given their size, elephants make quite convincing bushes when seen from a distance. ‘There are more,’ observes John ‘if you look over the head of that cheetah.’ Cheetah? What cheetah? A stone’s throw from our vehicle, rolling on its back, its creamywhite belly exposed and fluffed out like a cushion, is a cheetah.
John surveys it. ‘Not pregnant,’ he says musingly, ‘just got a full belly. She ate about an hour ago.’ We gaze at the creature in awe: and then at John. How does he know these things?
The more time you spend with John, the more your faith in his ability to know everything grows. As the cheetah rubs itself back and forth on the harsh savannah grass, John casts a contemptuous glance at a cluster of vehicles on the horizon: all seemingly focused on one thing. ‘Why gather around one cheetah,’ he observes, ‘when you can have three hunting males all to yourself?’
He’s done it again.
From stage-left slink three haughty cats, their black-tipped tails waving with purpose. They throw us a glance and then, with one accord, hurl themselves on their backs, wriggle back and forth, and wave their legs in the air. ‘Tsetse flies’, says John, ‘they roll on them: to squash them.’ This man is omnipotent.
But we’ve seen nothing yet.
As we grind across the landscape, there’s a lone hyena sitting in a muddy puddle. It eyes us warily as we draw alongside but seems disinclined to leave. ‘Refrigerator,’ says John, ‘it’s got a kill in there.’ We look closer. One tiny hoof protrudes from the muddy water. ‘New born wildebeest,’ says John, ‘born around nine this morning.’ He can’t possibly know this. But of course he does. The wildebeest are all giving birth at the same time in the Masai Mara, as wildebeest do. And they’re all doing it mid-morning.
Later, we stop to observe the wildebeest herds. They’re now thick on the plains and the newborns run behind their mothers – nose to tail. Their gait is uncertain but determined. Suddenly we see that one is bolting alone across the plains, cut off from its mother. Behind it lopes an ominous spotted shadow. The hyena is taking it easy; the young wildebeest is but a bite away. ‘Will it kill it?’ we ask, horrified.
‘Better it does,’ observes John, ‘if it’s left alone it will starve to death slowly.’ He throws us a glance and tilts his head to one side: storing away our stricken faces.
The sun is beginning to drop. It’s a mango-red ball against a dovegrey sky. John halts the vehicle beneath the lone tree, to which we now realize he has been heading all along.
It provides the ideal setting for our sundowners, as he knew it would. He sets out chairs and unscrews the front grill of the vehicle so that it drops down to form an impromptu table. With a flourish he shakes out a red Maasai shuka and uses it as a tablecloth. On it he lays out stuffed quails eggs, miniature meatballs and thumbnail-sized omelettes.
We don’t tell him what we’d like to drink. Why bother? He already knows.
As we sip our drinks, every blade of grass seems to turn gold in the setting sun. The scene is magical, just as John had determined that it would be. We ask him how he got into the safari-guiding business. ‘I had just left school,’ he says, snapping the cap off a bottle of soda, ‘my cousin was a waiter at a safari lodge and he told me they wanted young men to train as guides.’ He smiles, ‘I didn’t want to go. I had never left the village.
All I had ever done was herd my father’s cows’. He pauses to refill the glasses we had not realized were empty. ‘When we got to the lodge,’ he continues, ‘the lights seemed so bright, because I had never experienced electricity, that I was blinded and my cousin had to lead me by the hand to the office.’ ‘But you got the job?’, we prompt.
‘Of course,’ says John, ‘I knew nothing about that world, but I’m a Maasai, and I know everything about this world.’ He nods to the wilderness, which is now laid out before us and bathed in golden light. Shafts of silver mark the place where the sun has finally sunk.
The next morning we’re game driving again with John. ‘I think I saw that young wildebeest when I was driving back from your camp,’ he says suddenly, ‘the one that was being chased by the hyena?’ We nod eagerly. ‘The mothers call out to them,’ he says, ‘and they run to the sound. That one was lucky.’ It’s a happy ending, and we’re grateful for it; but as to whether it’s true or not? Who knows? Probably just John doing what he does best: delivering the ultimate safari experience. And making us happy
Adopted from Why I Love Kenya Magazine.
Balloon Safaris Kenya: A balloon is the perfect safari vehicle able to glide silently across the plains without disturbing the herds below, and at the flick of a hot air burner the basket can be whisked from a high altitude viewpoint to skim low across the grasslands.
Kenya Wildlife Safari
Kenya Wildlife Safari: The boundless wilderness and big game of this region has long attracted adventure seekers from all over the globe. No other African country can boast such an incredible range of landscapes, unique geographical features and species.
Kenya luxury safari offers facilities equaling that of any world class city hotel, to private, boutique lodges, Kenya luxury safari offers some truly indulgent experiences.
Kenya Luxury Safari: Find your luxurious moments in Kenya
Kenya is an exceptional destination for luxury safaris and beach holidays suitable for diverse visitor demographics: single travellers, backpackers, couples, honeymooners or families.
For those looking for excitement and originality, Kenya is the best safari destination you will find in the world. Indeed, Kenya is famed as a world leading safari destination and in many ways Kenya is the ultimate African destination; luxury travel in Kenya provides travellers an intimate window into the heart of Africa.
Located near the equator, Kenya offers savannahs teeming with game, cultures as old as time and unchanged by the modern world, forests, snow-capped peaks, deserts, beaches and even coral reefs. The entire spectrum of luxury hotels and tented camps, combined with endless opportunities for adventure and breathtaking moments of discovery, wrapped in the warmth of the people of Kenya is what makes your safari so special.
The next time you book your flight for this type of unforgettable experience, you will be spoilt for choice.
Kenya Luxury Safari: Hot air balloon safari
For honeymooners, leisure seekers, or for a couple wishing to enjoy their excursion in Kenya, perhaps this is an opportunity to exchange vows while aboard a balloon safari in the Masai Mara – one of the world’s most famous Game Reserves. The Kenya balloon safari enables one to traverse the vast savannah, have a bird’s-eye view of the big five, and even watch the new 8th wonder of the world: the wildebeest migration.
Kenya Luxury Safari: Beach and golf safari
After a balloon safari, one might opt for a more gentle and relaxing experience. Transfers from the Masai Mara to the Kenya coast is simple thanks to superb connectivity through numerous airstrips that enable domestic carriers to take you across the country in no time.
Golfers will also enjoy a thrilling experience. Imagine having a round of golf in the morning and in the afternoon basking on one of our pristine, white sandy beaches. Or choose to have a round of golf in the morning then take a ride in a glass bottom boat and marvel at nature in one of the richest marine parks you will ever see. Swim with the dolphins or relax on the beach to the sound of the Indian Ocean: Kenya offers you tropical sunshine, blue skies and endless silver-white beaches backed by waving palms and tranquil lagoons.
Kenya Luxury Safari: Spa and relaxation
With the excitement of a relaxing beach holiday and a photo-snapping game safari, Kenya has thrown in an equally exciting recipe to the holiday menu that guarantees total relaxation while invigorating the mind, body and soul at the same time.
Many of our four and five star hotels and beach resorts boast a well-equipped spa manned by highly trained therapists. Enjoying a luxury spa treatment, be it a simple massage or a hot stone massage that sinks deeper into the muscle tissues, is an excellent way to unwind and de-stress. For the leisure traveler, a spa visit helps the body relax, rejuvenate and energize, so they are fresh for the following days’ activities.
Luxurious Safari in Kenya: Total exclusivity
If you would like a more private and exclusive vacation experience, Kenya has the solution. Several top-notch and luxury lodges across the country are ready for you. Their exclusivity gives you an unrivalled opportunity to share the pleasures of the moment, exchanges vows, or just dream.
Imagine dining in the wild and watching the sun sink over the savanna. And there can be few evenings as special as those spent around the blazing fire of a tented camp, or on a dhow for two sailing to a tropical island where lunch is served beneath a palm tree. It’s simply magical.
Luxurious Safari in Kenya: A culinary safari
As well as an adrenaline filled adventure, Kenya also offers a tantalizing ‘culinary safari’. Whether you opt for fresh seafood from the Indian Ocean, a zebra steak, or one of a wide selection of local and international delicacies, you will never forget the taste of Kenya.
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East Africa is probably the best place in the world for bird watching. There are over 1,250 species recorded
This Kenya Bird watching safari will take you through several of these environments, including visits to the soda lake and acacia woods of Lake Nakuru, the rain forests of Kakamega, the cliffs and savannahs of Lake Baringo and the coastal seashores, mangroves and forest of Watamu.
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7 Days Birds Paradise Safari
Day 1 – You will be met at the airport by our driver cum tour guide and transfer to hotel for an overnight stay. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Holiday Inn Hotel.
Birding in the Great Rift
Day 2 – After a buffet breakfast, depart for a scenic drive to Lake Naivasha. Stop enroute at the Great Rift Valley for the stunning views. Arrive lake Naivasha by lunchtime. Lake Naivasha is home to an incredible variety of bird species. Over 400 species have been recorded here. Afternoon can be spent by going for a bird walk around the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club.
Day 3 – After a buffet breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, a bird and rhino sanctuary and a World Heritage Site. The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes. Arrive by lunchtime. Lunch and afternoon gamedrive follows. A late afternoon gamedrive will allow you to see the many wild animals in the park. You will also be taken to a cliff view point overlooking the lake. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 4 – Full day at Lake Nakuru National Park. Go for an early morning gamedrive and return back to the lodge for breakfast. Rest of the morning at leisure, relaxing by the pool. Lunch and afternoon gamedrive follows. Dinner and overnight at Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 5 – After a buffet breakfast, depart for Lake Baringo. Lake Baringo has developed into one of Kenya’s major tourist resorts, particularly for ornithologists. Over 400 species of birds can be found here. Arrive by lunchtime. Birdwatching can be done in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Island Camp.
Day 6 – Full day at Lake Baringo. After a relaxed buffet breakfast, rest of the morning at leisure. Boat trips to view the birdlife can also be arranged. Return back to the camp for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Island Camp.
Day 7 – After a leisurely buffet breakfast, depart for Nairobi. Arrive by lunchtime. Complimentary lunch at Carnivore Restaurant, one of Africa’s most famous restaurant. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for flight home.
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