Imagine driving across open plains, dotted by thousands of large game animals that appear mirage-like in the sweltering afternoon sun. To feel part of a landscape where sweeping grasslands conceal the presence of golden maned lions resting in the shade of flat-topped acacia trees. To observe elephants striding silently before the snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro and following on foot through the African wilderness accompanied by spear-carrying Maasai or Samburu guides. And gliding over the Mara River and its surrounding riverine forest in a hot-air balloon at sunrise. All this and more is Kenya.
From wide open savannahs to the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya, a Kenya safari holiday is nothing if not magical. The Indian Ocean meets Kenyan shores to the east, while Lake Victoria joins Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda together in the west. Dust clouds form across the plains as over a million wildebeest and zebra make their annual stampede to and from the Maasai Mara plains.
Walk in the footsteps of Maasai guides as you are led through the savannah, or soar above the plains while the Great Migration rumbles on below in the shadow of a hot-air balloon. Stroll along the foot of Karen Blixen’s Ngong Hills, amble between the rocky walls of Hell’s Gate, or bury yourself in the powder-white sand of the coastline, lapped by the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.
Home to an array of national parks and reserves boasting an abundance of wildlife - most notably the famed Maasai Mara National Park that runs into the Serengeti National Park in neighbouring Tanzania - Kenya is the opportune base from which to observe one of the world’s great natural wonders: The Great Migration. The Maasai tribe welcome visitors into their villages, eager to teach others about their semi-nomadic lifestyle and the customs of this warrior nation.
Home to the annual Great Migration
Excellent game-viewing opportunities and a true African safari
Diverse landscape offers visitors the opportunity to safari, hike, visit the city, or enjoy its tropical coastline
Shares Lake Victoria with Uganda and Tanzania, the largest African and tropical lake in the world
Lake Nakuru, part of the Rift Valley soda lakes, attracts hundreds of flamingos to its fertile waters