The holy grail of safaris. Discover emblematic wildlife on the plains of the Masai Mara
Kenya trips are a dream for wildlife lovers. Home to the Masai Mara and countless species of wildlife, it’s perhaps the world’s most iconic Safari tour.
Exodus will take you through sunset plains to see the craning necks of giraffes, hear the thunderous footfalls and braying trumps of elephants and see lions luxuriating fearlessly in the open. Kenya safari tours means sun, wide open spaces, and arguably the best wildlife viewing on the planet.With cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches, snow-capped mountains, scorched deserts and the most incredible sunsets on Earth, Kenya might just steal your heart. On a holiday to Kenya you’ll soak in the very essence of Africa.
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Masai Mara National Reserve: Undoubtedly, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the crown jewel of Kenya tours. Located in southwestern Kenya, this iconic destination promises an unforgettable safari experience. Renowned for its abundant wildlife, especially the annual Great Migration of wildebeest, zebras and other grazing animals, the Masai Mara offers an opportunity to witness one of nature’s most remarkable spectacles. You can also embark on thrilling game drives and guided walks to immerse yourself in the captivating wilderness.
The Big Five: The Big Five in Kenya refer to the five iconic and majestic animals that can be found in its wildlife reserves and national parks. These five incredible animals include the lion, elephant, African buffalo, leopard and black rhinoceros. Kenya’s diverse landscapes provide the perfect habitat for the Big Five, making it an ideal destination for wildlife lovers and photographers.
Nairobi: No trip to Kenya is complete without exploring its vibrant capital, Nairobi. The city boasts an eclectic mix of modern architecture and historical sites, offering a fascinating glimpse into Kenya’s past and present. Delve deeper into the country’s rich heritage at the Nairobi National Museum, witness the conservation efforts at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, or take a walk through the bustling Masai Market to discover local handicrafts. Nairobi’s thriving culinary scene, lively nightlife and urban parks make it an exciting destination filled with cultural experiences.
Mount Kenya: For adventure seekers wanting to explore beyond wildlife safaris, Mount Kenya is an impressive volcanic peak and the highest mountain in Kenya, and it presents an exhilarating challenge. A trek to its summit unveils breathtaking vistas, dense forests, and unique alpine flora and fauna. Whether it’s climbing to the summit or exploring the lower slopes, Mount Kenya offers a rewarding experience for hikers and nature lovers.
Lake Nakuru National Park: Located in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park is a captivating area famous for its vibrant birdlife and picturesque surroundings. This protected area is a sanctuary for flamingos, with thousands of these graceful creatures adorning the lake’s shores. In addition to flamingos, the park is home to various other bird species, as well as a diverse range of wildlife, including rhinos, giraffes, and lions. Embark on game drives and guided walks, or simply relax and soak up the tranquil beauty of the lake.
FAQs on Kenya Tours
What are the best places to visit in Kenya?
Kenya offers a range of spectacular destinations that cater to different interests. If you want to witness the country’s wildlife, the Masai Mara National Reserve is world-famous for its annual wildebeest migration and is home to the iconic Big Five. If you’re looking for cultural experiences, explore the vibrant city of Nairobi and meet the local people to learn about the history and heritage. Another popular destination to visit on Kenya trips is Lake Nakuru National Park, where you can enjoy game drives to see gazelles, flamingos, giraffes, impalas, buffalo and the elusive leopard.
When is the best time to visit Kenya?
Kenya enjoys a warm climate throughout the year, but the best time to visit depends on what you want to experience on your trip. The dry season, from late June to October, is considered the best time for wildlife viewing as animals gather around water sources. The wet season, from November to May, brings lush landscapes and migratory bird species. If you want to witness the spectacle of the Great migration in the Masai Mara, between August and November is the best time, although the exact timings can vary due to the weather.
What wildlife can I expect to see in Kenya?
Kenya is renowned for its abundant wildlife and on a game drive through the national parks you could encounter the Big Five which consists of the lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. There is also the opportunity to spot other game animals such as giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hyenas. The Masai Mara National Reserve is particularly famous for its lion prides while Lake Nakuru National Park is home to a huge variety of bird species, including flamingos, ospreys, bustards and grey crowned cranes.
What cultural experiences can I expect during a Kenya tour?
Kenya’s cultural diversity is one of its biggest attractions, next to its wildlife, of course. The Maasai and Samburu tribes are among the most well-known indigenous communities in Kenya. Visiting local villages gives you the opportunity to learn about the people’s traditional way of life, including their unique customs and cuisine. Additionally, you could visit the lively city of Nairobi and the charming town of Eldoret to explore the local sights.
Do you need vaccinations to visit Kenya?
Although vaccinations are not required when travelling to Kenya, we highly recommend protecting yourself against the many diseases such as polio, tetanus, hepatitis A and B, cholera, typhoid, rabies, yellow fever and tuberculosis. You should also take malaria prophylaxis and your doctor can advise which ones you’ll need. If you’re travelling from a country where there’s a risk of transmitting yellow fever, you’ll also need a vaccination certificate before you travel. Ensure you bring protection for mosquito bites as they can cause the spread of dengue fever.
Do I need a visa for Kenya trips?
If you’re travelling to Kenya from the UK, EU or the US, you will need a visa to enter the country. You will be issued with an electronic visa but make sure you contact the consulate of Kenyan High Commission to check all the latest information and online application process. If you are visiting Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda on your trip, you can apply for an East Africa Visa which allows access to all three countries. You must always consult local governments prior to travel as visa requirements can change. We’ve included some relevant links below.
Kenya offers a diverse culinary experience with its vibrant and tantalising cuisine and the traditional dishes reflect the rich cultural heritage. One popular dish is Ugali, a stiff cornmeal porridge that acts as a staple in many Kenyan meals. It is commonly enjoyed with sukuma wiki, a dish made with collard greens, tomatoes and onions. Another famous dish is Nyama Choma, which is barbecued meat, often goat or beef, marinated in spices and grilled to perfection. Kenyans also enjoy foods such as pilau, a flavourful rice dish cooked with aromatic spices, and samosas, a fried pastry filled with savoury ingredients.
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