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Kenya embodies the essence of traditional safari, with 'Out of Africa' nostalgia and a wide variety of things to see and do. This diverse country offers a range of luxury lodges to rustic farmstays, city boutique hotels and coastal bungalows. Your safari in Kenya could include:
the open savannahs of the Maasai Mara;
witnessing dramatic Mara River crossings during the Great Wildebeest Migration - the greatest show on Earth, where massive herds of wildebeest and zebras brave the crocodiles in the fast-flowing water and the waiting lions on the banks;
following the resident big cats and the rest of the Big 5 during the quieter 'secret season';
the vast arid landscapes of Tsavo, finding giant elephants - tuskers, the world's rarest antelope (hirola) and fringe-eared oryx;
the rugged Samburu tracking down the 'Samburu Special Five' - gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich; and
the warm waters of the Indian Ocean for your safari finale in the coastal towns of Lamu, Watamu and Malindi.
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The Maasai Mara - also called Masai Mara - is one of Africa's most famous landscapes and attracts visitors from near and far. Visitors are drawn to the drama of Mara River crossings during the famous Great Wildebeest Migration months, but Big 5 wildlife action continues throughout the year. Read more about a Maasai Mara safari here.
Samburu is a large safari area in northern Kenya known for the Samburu Special Five - gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, beisa oryx and Somali ostrich. This arid landscape is steeped in culture and traditions, where people, livestock, and wildlife walk side by side, sharing precious resources. Read more about a Samburu safari here.
Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks account for the largest of Kenya’s protected spaces - and biodiverse ecosystems from the red semi-desert and grassland savannahs to rainforests and sheer cliff faces. Tsavo and Amboseli are home to many of the remaining ‘tuskers’ - giant elephants in Africa, whose tusks touch the ground. Read more about a Tsavo safari here.
Amboseli National Park rests in the shadow of the ice-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which looms 50km away across the border in Tanzania. The park has a healthy population of lions and other predators and, along with Tsavo, is home to many of the remaining ‘tuskers’ - giant elephants in Africa, whose tusks touch the ground.
Laikipia is a land of staggering natural beauty and biodiversity, enriched by complex cultural strands of human history and influence. The plateau is a mosaic of wildlife conservancies, ranchlands, rangelands and commercial farms that bridge the gap between East Africa's savannahs to the south and the arid lands of the Horn of Africa to the north. Here, endangered species and the Big 5 often roam alongside Boran cattle and camels across a conservation landscape unlike any other in Africa.
The warm waters of Kenya’s Indian Ocean shoreline offer a wonderful finale to any safari. The charming town of Lamu is one of Africa’s oldest and most authentic seaside towns, with ancient narrow streets offering historic sights and rich spicy aromas - harking back to the days when the Portuguese, British and Omanis fought for control over the jewel of the Lamu Archipelago. The small coastal towns of Malindi and Watamu offer laid-back seaside charm near the Arabuko Sokoke National Reserve and Gede Ruins.
Nairobi is a vibrant cosmopolitan city bordering its own national park with lions, rhinos, leopards and many other species. The city offers a range of accommodations, from boutique and large hotels to guesthouses, game lodges and B&Bs. Visitors enjoy busy markets offering authentic art and curios, coffee shops, restaurants and museums. You can also visit an elephant orphanage and a giraffe learning centre.
Kenya enjoys a tropical climate, and being so close to the equator, does not experience the seasonal temperature variations that are found in Southern Africa. Instead, temperatures vary based on altitude - higher areas are cooler and coastal areas warmer. The main influence on Kenya's seasons is rainfall.
There are two rainy seasons—the long (heaviest) rains fall from mid-March to May, and the short rainy season is in November and December. Coastal areas are more humid and can experience rainfall outside the rainy seasons.
The most popular safari months in Kenya are from June to October, when there’s little chance of rain. The Great Wildebeest Migration occurs in the Maasai Mara from August to October when the herds repeatedly cross the Mara River in search of green grass. Those seeking a less crowded safari experience favour the so-called ‘green season’ - November to May, when the migrating herds have moved south into Serengeti and the crowds have departed, and resident big cats feast on the young antelopes that have not followed migrating herds. This abundance of wildlife makes Kenya an excellent year-round safari destination.
Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline is hot and humid all year round - making for a year-round beach season. Rainfall can occur at any time along the coastline, although it is highest from mid-March to May and November to December.
We live here, in Africa, and have been doing this since 1991. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late or a few kilometers off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity?
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