A Kenya holiday safari offers up a multitude of opportunities for exploration and excitement, thanks to the country’s diverse landscapes, wildlife-rich plains and inviting coastal regions. Kenya has some of the world’s best unfenced national parks and game reserves with some of the finest African flora and fauna. Top of the list of a safari of a lifetime in Kenya is the Great Migration in the Masai Mara, the yearly spectacular between August and October when millions of wildebeest, zebra and other plains game go in search of greener pastures. This in turn guarantees amazing sightings of predators like lions, cheetahs and hyenas.
Discover the best of Kenya by also including Amboseli National Park, renowned for its awe-inspiring views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania and its large elephant herds. Kenya’s northern reserves, like Mount Kenya National Park and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, promise encounters with unusual Kenya wildlife like gerenuk, beisa oryx and the Somali ostrich. There are also more than enough opportunities to experience the cultural side of life in Kenya, including getting to know more about the lifestyle and traditions of the Maasai and Samburu tribes.
For a perfect bush and beach holiday, choose Kenya for the safari of a lifetime.
Kenya Safaris with JENMAN
Whether booking an exclusive Kenya holiday or combining it with an add-on excursion to Tanzania, a trip to this African destination is not to be missed.
Make it a unique Kenya safari with this 10-day Kenya Safari Adventure that includes the best wildlife encounters the famed Masai Mara, the renowned Amboseli National Park and the fascinating Lake Naivasha can offer. Also discover the thriving metropolis of Nairobi on a city tour with visits to fascinating attractions like the Karen Blixem museum and the Giraffe Centre, where you will experience a unique encounter with the endangered Rotchild giraffe.
The best of Kenya and Tanzania awaits on East Africa Migration Discoverer, with this spectacular journey following the Great Migration. Incorporated are three nights in the Serengeti National Park, two nights in the Masai Mara National Reserve and two nights in Amboseli National Park. This safari of a lifetime to Kenya also includes time in Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos. JENMAN African Safaris have popular tour packages that allow you to experience the very best of Africa.
Highlights of a Safari to Kenya
Experience the most magical of East African journeys with a Kenya holiday package expertly planned by Jenman African Safaris. The country’s stirring landscapes, abundant wildlife and multitude of attractions from the bush to the coast, make it the perfect place to answer the call for adventure.
The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is a bustling hub of museums, galleries and markets and is regarded as the gateway to wilderness areas of epic proportions. A strong theme of traditional Kenyan culture is evident throughout the city while a variety of restaurants offer a mixture of African and European fusion.
The Masai Mara National Reserve, home of the Great Migration, is undoubtedly the star attraction among Kenya wildlife safaris. Bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, it is one of the world’s most astonishing wilderness corridors. Over 100 different mammals and more than 570 Kenyan bird species roam this vast expanse.
With a backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park represents the best of Kenya. Sometimes referred to as the ‘land of giants’, Amboseli is known for its population of big tusker elephants. Just a stone’s throw from Nairobi it is a must-see during your adventures in Kenya.
Lake Naivasha is another natural gem within easy reach of Nairobi. A unique Kenya safari experience with large pods of hippos and flocks of flamingos awaits at this freshwater lake in the Great Rift Valley.
Kenya is a fantastic all-year destination with some months better suited to certain interests, like the Great Migration or general game viewing, and preferred activities like birdwatching.
Dry season in Kenya
If you are after unsurpassed game viewing and experiencing the Great Migration in Kenya, August to October is best for your Kenya safari. It is the dry season with moderate temperatures at the order of the day, ensuring a most memorable time as you observe one of the natural wonders of the world. The natural surroundings are thinning out, making for easy wildlife spotting as herds of animals gather around the available watering holes.
Discover Kenya on a birding safari from September to April when a great variety of migratory species (11% of the world’s bird species!) visit this East African destination. Kenyan bird species that you’ll be able to tick off your list include the willow warbler, blackcap, Eurasian roller, steppe eagle, Eurasian bee-eater and common sandpiper.
Rainy season in Kenya
The short rains in Kenya occur between November and December. No need to worry about it impacting your safari as showers mostly occur in the late afternoon and early evening. The most rain falls between March and May, which is also known as the long rains. The Kenyan highlands, in particular Aberdare National Park and the Laikipia Plateau are cloudy throughout the day with humidity also on the high side.