Can I see the Big 5 in Kenya?
Yes – Kenya is home to all members of the legendary Big 5. Lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo can all be seen in many of Kenya’s best game viewing areas. The Masai Mara National Reserve is the countries undisputed number one safari destination. Black rhino can be found in a number of places across the country, however the two best places to see them are in the Ol Pejeta and Lewa Wildlife conservancies.
When is the best time to see the Great Migration?
Firstly, the great wildebeest and zebra migration is a natural event. Therefore, the exact arrival of the annual wildebeest migration can never be guaranteed. Generally, they tend to arrive between July and September and linger on the plains of the Masai Mara until November, before once again heading back towards Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. For more information about the Great Migration, we highly recommend talking to one of our experts.
Where is Giraffe Manor?
Giraffe Manor is one of the most sought-after hotel stays in Africa. It is an exclusive boutique hotel located in the suburbs of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The manor was built in 1932 as a colonial hunting lodge, but today Giraffe Manor is a Nairobi icon and offers one of the city’s most special experiences. What sets Giraffe Manor truly apart is its herd of endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, who are known to join guests for breakfast or for a cheeky snack through open windows or doors. Giraffe Manor is a fantastic addition at the beginning or end of any Kenyan safari.
Where can I go hot air ballooning in Africa?
A morning hot air balloon ride has become an increasingly popular activity in Africa – and for good reason. It offers a unique way of viewing the undulating African landscapes and variety of wildlife below. Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of the very best places to do this. The vast open plains are perfect for seeing huge herds of wildebeest, giraffe and various antelope species. Sitting out on the savannah enjoy a champagne breakfast after your flight just tops off the experience.
Where can I see the river crossings?
It is a daunting time for the wildebeest when they must cross one of the many crocodile-infested rivers that criss-cross the Masai Mara. Witnessing hundreds (sometimes thousands) of wildebeest crossing a river at one time is regarded by many as their ultimate Kenyan safari highlight.