Kenya

Travel to Kenya for a Luxury Safari with African Wildlife Safaris

Kenya is one of Africa’s prime gameviewing areas, renowned for its dramatic scenery, magnificent game parks and abundant wildlife.

The Samburu Game Reserve to the north is a semi-arid region of great beauty with lots of exciting big game like lion and elephant, as well as strange desert-adapted species such as blue-legged Somali ostrich and Gerenuk antelope. By contrast, the famous Masai Mara in the south is a wide open landscape of undulating plains to which a multitude of wildebeest and zebra migrate from July to October each year. These herds attract predators from lion and leopard to cheetah and wild dog, and their intense interactions are a thrill to watch. Other highlights include flamingo-rich soda lakes such as Nakuru, the well-run wildlife-rich Lewa and Laikipia concessions, and Amboseli, which offers reliably good elephant viewing. Kenya is also home to fascinating tribes such as the Maasai and Samburu.

Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and the steep escarpments of the Rift Valley provide a stunning backdrop to amazing wildlife encounters.

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Best places to stay in Kenya

Below are some of our preferred accommodation options in Kenya, carefully selected for their superior safari locations, service and level of comfort. Explore the highlights sections below to view more of our handpicked luxury tented camps and lodges in Kenya.

Angama Mara

Suspended between the famous grasslands of the Masai Mara and the Kenyan skies, this lodge is built on the Rift Valley Escarpment with breathtaking views.

Giraffe Manor

This boutique hotel is a Nairobi icon and offers one of the city’s most unique experiences: the opportunity to feed and walk with rare Rothschild's giraffe.

Governors’ Camp

Governors’ Camp was once exclusively reserved for Kenya's colonial rulers. Today, it remains one of the Masai Mara’s best safari camps.

Kicheche Laikipia

Kicheche Laikipia is a small eco-camp set in shady indigenous forest in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, with iconic Mount Kenya as a backdrop.

Kicheche Mara Camp

Located in the Mara North Conservancy, seasonal Kicheche Mara Camp offers a classic Kenya safari experience and views of the annual wildebeest migration.

Little Governors’ Camp

At the edge of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve, Little Governors’ Camp offers a peaceful setting to view the wildebeest migration.

Mara Plains Camp

In the heart of big game country, ultra-luxurious Mara Plains Camp sits on a bend of the Ntiakitiak River on the northern border of Kenya's Masai Mara.

Sasaab

Ultra-luxurious, Moroccan-themed Sasaab is a stylish oasis in the heart of Kenya’s desert-like northern wilderness, lying just west of the breathtaking Samburu National Reserve.

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Best places to go in Kenya

Where are the best places to go in Kenya? To make it easier, here are our picks of some of the best places to visit and things to do during your Kenya safari, and favourite places to stay.

Kenya’s vibrant capital Nairobi offers plenty to see and do. The city boasts many gracious heritage hotels as well as boutique accommodations ideal for the start or the end of an East African safari.

Nairobi

Nairobi

Some of Kenya’s most enduring images have been captured in and around the country’s beautiful Rift Valley lakes. Discover their magic from these premium safari camps and lodges.

Rift Valley Lakes

Rift Valley Lakes

Some of Africa’s rarest animals such as rhino are found in the well-managed Lewa and Laikipia wildlife conservancies, where you'll also find sublime accommodation set under canvas or thatch.

Lewa And Laikipia

Lewa And Laikipia

The enchanting Samburu harbours a range of rare dry-adapted species including Grevy's zebra and reticulated giraffe. Our carefully chosen camps and lodges offer both style and atmosphere in this unique wilderness.

Samburu

Samburu

The Masai Mara offers superb year-round gameviewing and annually plays host to the Great Migration. Witness one of the planet’s greatest wildlife spectacles from these perfectly located luxury safari camps.

Masai Mara

Masai Mara

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Michael Fitzgerald

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Kenya Overview

Why should I travel to Kenya?
Since the early 19th century, Kenya has captivated visitors with its astounding quantity and diversity of wildlife as well as with its majestic scenery. The country has well-established tourist infrastructure and a good standard of accommodation.

When is the best time to see wildlife in Kenya?
Excellent gameviewing year round. Jul-Sep is popular when the wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara.

What is the culture of Kenya?
Maasai and Samburu pastoralists who continue their traditional way of life.

What is the climate in Kenya?
Temperate climate (22°- 25°C) due to high altitude but hot in low-lying areas like the Rift Valley (30°- 35°C). Hot and humid along the coast. “Long rains” take place in Apr/May, whilst “short rains” occur in mid-Oct to mid-Dec.

What can I combine Kenya with?
Tanzania, which is situated on Kenya’s southern border and is easily reached by road or air from Nairobi. Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the two countries and Kenya’s Masai Mara is part of Tanzania’s Serengeti ecosystem, the arena for the wildebeest migration.

How to get to Kenya?
The gateway to Kenya is Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi is linked by daily air services from Australia via the UAE or Qatar in the Middle East or via Johannesburg in South Africa.

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Samburu

Samburu

Lewa & Laikipia

Lewa & Laikipia

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Lake Nakuru, Naivasha and Elementeita

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Amboseli, Chyulu Hills & Tsavo

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