Travel to Kenya
Featuring the Maasai Mara, white sand beaches, Maasai culture, luxury safaris and game reserves
Kenya pioneered the African safari and still holds Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa charm, with its unmistakable scenery and warm, friendly inhabitants. The country is also famous for the greatest concentration of free-ranging wildlife on earth, its brilliant, white sand beaches, and the proud Maasai people.
KENYA NATIONAL PARKS AND REGIONS
The Maasai Mara – Part of the giant Serengeti Ecosystem, the Maasai Mara shares an unfenced border with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and is Kenya’s finest year-round wildlife sanctuary, including being home to the Great Wildebeest Migration during August, September and October.
Amboseli National Park – The second most-visited park in Kenya is a small one, with photogenic views of Mount Kilimanjaro and some of Africa’s best elephant viewing. Because of Amboseli’s close proximity to Nairobi, it is busy with tourists during the high seasons of June through October, and January-February.
Meru National Park – A visually stunning National Park made famous by Elsa the lioness in the book and subsequent movie Born Free, Meru is one of Kenya’s least visited parks. Though it was hit hard by poaching, animals are now on the rebound and the park remains incredibly beautiful with few visitors, just as Joy and George Adamson found it — and Elsa — decades ago.
Samburu National Park – The adjectives barely do Samburu justice: vast, remote, picturesque, game-rich, dusty and arid just begin to capture the savannah wilderness of dusty red plains far from Nairobi. Its distance from the capital make it much less crowded than other parks in Kenya.
Tsavo National Park – Kenya’s largest park is a massive wilderness area with tremendous views and diverse habitats including mountains, rivers, forests, plains, lakes and wooded grassland. Its proximity to the coast makes it popular for ““bush and beach” safaris, which sometimes do make the Park crowded with visitors.
Mount Kenya National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving an area of intense natural beauty with impressive landscapes, rugged glacial summits, afro-alpine moorlands and diverse forests, this park protects the area around Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain (17,058ft).
Lake Nakuru National Park – A bird and rhino sanctuary, this park is more famously known for being home to the ““greatest ornithological spectacle on earth” – a dense carpet of pink flamingoes on Lake Nakuru.
The Laikipia Plateau/Lewa Downs – Some of the most beautiful and game-rich places in Kenya have been converted from enormous private ranches into luxurious safari lodges. This is the place to avoid the crowds of Kenya’s more famous National Parks.
Nairobi – The capital city of Kenya is the eclectic and vibrant home to almost 3 million people as well as being the economic hub of East Africa. Whether your interests are cultural, historic, or focused on our friends in the animal kingdom, Nairobi offers something for every visitor to Kenya.
Mombasa – The Arab-influenced coastal city of Mombasa is Kenya’s second largest city and the oldest city in East Africa, home to fascinating history, craft markets, white sand beaches and vibrant city life. Watamu, the sleepy white sand fishing village 60 miles north of Mombasa, is where Ernest Hemingway spent his days fishing and writing on his journeys to Kenya.
Lamu Archipelago – Seven laid-back exotic and friendly islands with pristine coral reefs, fascinating Swahili culture and pure tropical beach relaxation, this archipelago is a refreshing twist on the traditional Kenya trip.
- Game drives
- Hot air ballooning
- Walking safaris
- Cultural interaction with the Maasai, Samburu and Akamba
- Camel rides
- Visits to Born Free sites, including Elsa’s grave and the Adamsons’ former home
- Bird watching
- Horseback safaris
- Cave and volcanic crater exploration
- Rock climbing
- Climb Mount Kenya (5 days)
- Mountain climbing
- Mountain biking
- Menengai Crater visit
- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum
- Shop in craft markets and large shopping malls
- Explore art galleries, museums and theaters
- Eat at restaurants with cuisine from all over the world
- Visit the Animal Orphanage at the entrance to Nairobi National Park
- Scuba diving, snorkeling
- Dhow sailing
- Wind surfing, kite surfing
- Guided historical tours of Old Town Mobasa