When you think of safari we usually think of Kenya. There’s an amazing diversity of wildlife habitats, from rain forest to near-desert, which of course means many different species of birds and animals.

The lone trees, endless plains and rocky koppies of the Mara are in marked contrast to the landscapes you’ll encounter further north. The land becomes drier and rockier, and even the animals are different. You’ve heard of the Big Five, of course, but how many of the Samburu Special Five have you seen?

It’s especially easy to combine bush and beach here, and you can also learn more about the coastal Swahili culture: a fascinating blend of African and Arabic influences.

Kenya basically has two dry seasons and two wet seasons. Based on your dates of travel, we will design the best safari itinerary for you with weather in mind.

Know that wildlife viewing is good year-round but can differ between parks.

July – October: This is the long dry season and when the wildebeest migrations cross the Mara River. Wildlife congregate around water sources. Guests can expect cool mornings and evenings. This is peak travel season for visitors.

Mid-December – mid-March: The short dry season and a good time to travel with the warmest temperatures being February. Lots of babies around after the rains!

November to mid-December, April – May: These are the two rainy seasons, when landscapes are lush and skies dramatic. Wildlife is a bit more dispersed but still plentiful. Expect showers in the morning with clearing in the afternoon before clouds roll in again for heavier rains in the evening. Many properties close during April-May and roads can be muddy and impassable.

Meet the red-robed Maasai and col Samburu which represent the proud continuation of  dating back centuries

Stay in our private mobile luxury camps, and get the true feeling of Africa.

Dig your toes into Kenya’s white sand beaches and drift off to sleep in a traditional Swahili four-poster bed in an oceanside mansion

Witness the Wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara.

Follow a herd of elephants set against the staggering backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro while staying in our private conservancy in Amboseli.

Horse riding

Cultural visits

Helicopter trips


Charter Flights

Game drives

Quad biking



Private accommodation

Flights are easily arranged into Nairobi (NBO), now non-stop from New York and direct flights from European gateways like Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, and Zurich. Flights via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha or Addis Ababa are also quite popular.

We recommend 7-14 days in Kenya; it is a perfect complement to a safari in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or the Indian Ocean islands.

Kenya is ideal for first-time safari goers and safari veterans alike; it oozes romantic adventure for honeymooners and offers wide-ranging options for families. For those who are curious about history and culture, Kenya delivers.

Visas are required for most visitors, but inoculations may be recommended. We suggest you see a travel medicine specialist for advice.

English is widely spoken throughout the country, especially in the hospitality industry.

Kenya boasts outstanding guides with excellent qualification programs.

Throughout a safari, you will find varied international and local cuisine with fresh ingredients.



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