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Kenya offers a holiday for every traveller. From unforgettable Great Migration, Kenya family safaris that offer child-friendly activities and services, to exclusive hideaways for romantics, from adventurous honeymoons to small groups of friends and family celebrating a milestone anniversary. Whatever type of traveller you are, there’s not much that beats a Kenya holiday – the standards of service are high and Kenya’s top destinations offer luxury accommodation ranging from lavish, colonial-style lodges to funky boutique hotels and amenity-packed resorts, views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Samburu’s leopards.

What makes Kenya the top safari destination?

Kenya offers a magical experience from the very moment your feet touch the ground, Experience both the quintessential and the singular allure of Africa’s ultimate safari destination you will be spoilt with luxury and take home a bagful of memories to share and cherish for a lifetime.

Kenya is simply the best wildlife viewing destination in Africa. People from all over the world are drawn here by its essence: the chance to immerse yourself in the spectacle of the big game: the predators and the prey ritually entwined in a cycle of life and death. Kenya straddles the Equator with geography ranging from snowcapped Mt. Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, to lush tropical rainforest and golden sands at sea level.

Kenya is a land of contrasts and extremes: a country with an extraordinary variety of landscapes and locations, all of them striking in their own particular way an outstanding collection of game reserves and is regarded by many as the original and most authentic safari destination, so widely represented in print and on screen that it feels familiar even before you arrive. The Masai Mara National Reserve, the Great Migration of the Wildebeest and the Big Five. A luxury holiday to Kenya with Elegant Coastal Beach Resorts will suit all travelers, from first timers to the African continent, to those with only a short time to explore.

Discover The Most Famous Safari Destination

In the capital, Nairobi, you can experience the urban side of Kenya. The city is home to its own National Park the only capital city in the whole world with a national park inside it, where giraffes and lions tread the grass plains against the backdrop of glittering skyscrapers, bustle and hustle and high rises and lovely restaurants.

Mombasa is found on the southern coast and combines beachside charm with vibrant hustle and bustle. On the coast you could be in a different country, with mosques and palm trees, crystal-blue sea and a coral reef. Wherever your trip takes you, Kenya is hard to beat as a country to thrill and impress, whether you’ve been on safari before or this is your first visit to Africa.

Whether it’s a custom designed African Safari, a romantic honeymoon in the African bush, a tropical Coast island vacation, or a half or full day tour of Nairobi or Mombasa cities. Those looking for family holidays are equally welcome in Kenya, as there’s plenty to do which will ensure no one is ever bored, including thrilling game drives, visits to Masai Cultural tribes, Nature walks, Horse Riding, Hot Air Balloon 4×4 quad bike tours, Mountain Climbing and so much more.

These are some of the experiences that our customers ask for most frequently, but we invite you to make contact and tell us your particular preference. We have found that the selections below are consistent favorites with our visitors. Feel free to call your Travel Specialist who will happily create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences.

We’ll make sure that every moment of your tailor made dream holiday in East Africa exceeds your expectations, giving you a tailored and unique safari through East Africa. After all, a custom African safari holiday means seeing Africa your way!

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Country Information

Kenya is an independent republic, occupying an area of 582,646 km2.

The population of the country is approximately 42 million with over 42 ethnic groups. The National language is Kiswahili and English is the official language spoken at all levels.

The capital city is Nairobi and Mombasa is the main port. Kenya straddles the equator and is bisected by the Great Rift Valley from North to South.

The diverse and abundant wildlife owes it very existence and uniqueness to the country’s terrain, which ranges from snow covered peaks of Mount Kenya, to Highlands, to Savannah, to the Great Rift Valley and its lakes as well as the simmering sands of the Coast. Each of these regions are home to unique types of wildlife. For ornithologists it has an amazing wealth of birdlife. Kenya has 59 National Parks, Game Reserve, Marine National Parks and Reserves.

The proper management of the game parks is the hallmark of the country’s conservation measures and commitment to eco-tourism as dramatically illustrated by the ivory burning in 1989 by President Daniel Arap Moi. Since then, the great fire has been lit twice more to banish confiscated stocks of poached rhino horn and ivory. Kenya is a land where the world’s remaining population of big cats, big mammals and plains game still roam free in their natural habitats.

Popular FAQs about going on safari in Kenya

The best time to visit Kenya is during the Dry season from late June to October (these are the best wildlife viewing months). The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in August and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks. See below to learn when to visit which park.
Avoid The Rainy Season
The Masai Mara offers great wildlife viewing throughout the year. In the peak of the rainy season, most other parks, especially in the highlands and along the coast, can be problematic with regards to heat, humidity and continuous rain. Some of the lodges close as a result. The dry months offer quality wildlife viewing throughout Kenya.

Kenya features exceptional wildlife and adventure activities. The game-filled plains of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru & Naivasha, Ol pejeta conservancy, Tsavo and Samburu to name a few – offer incredible wildlife, stunning backdrops and accommodation.; and the southern coastline boasts azure waters and white sand beaches.

It all depends on what sort of safari you want and can afford. Kenya has more variety than most other African safari destinations, with excellent options from the lower end of the pricing scale (from US$175 per person per day) to luxury Kenya safaris (up to US$1000).

While accommodation is partly what will determine cost for many travelers, it can also depend on how you wish to travel between the various parks – air transfers, usually via Nairobi, can be expensive, but dramatically reduce the amount of time you’ll spend on the road, thereby maximizing the amount of time you’ll get to spend in the parks themselves. Remember also that most Kenya safari packages will include transport, accommodation, all meals and activities (including game drives).

Kenya is generally safe to visit. The tourism industry is very established and visitors are very well looked after. Several governments have advised against traveling to some cities and remote border areas, we will only take you to places that are considered safe. There is crime in big cities such as Nairobi and Mombasa, but most issues can be avoided by following basic safety precautions. More than a million tourists visit Kenya every year, and the vast majority of visits are trouble-free. Your safari guides will ensure your safety at all times – all you have to do is follow their instructions and always keep your distance from wild animals, you can only leave your car where it has been designated as safe to do so.

Governments’ Travel Advice

Please use the links below for governments’ travel advice on Kenya.

Australia – www.smartraveller.gov.au
Canada – www.voyage.gc.ca
Ireland – www.dfa.ie
New Zealand – www.safetravel.govt.nz
United Kingdom – www.gov.uk
United States – travel.state.gov
EU member states – ec.europa.eu/consularprotection/content/travel-advice

It can often be difficult to decide between Tanzania & Kenya

While both countries offer world-class game-viewing and a number of other appealing attractions, not all countries are created equal. A safari can be an expensive vacation, but Image Travel Limited has plenty of experience planning a safari on a budget.

When it comes to pricing, Kenya is definitely the more affordable safari destination. Both budget and luxury accommodations generally being considerably cheaper than what you will find in Tanzania.

For those wanting to keep their budget in check, planning a safari to Kenya is a great way to do so.

Kenya is one of Africa’s finest safari destinations boasting an abundance of wildlife, picturesque landscapes, and rich cultures. Every moment holds its magic when it comes to Kenya safari tours. On the other hand, South Africa mesmerizes you with its array of undisturbed natural beauty spots and varied wildlife.

Kenya offers excellent wildlife viewing. The country’s premier national parks and reserves, a list that includes the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo East and West, Samburu-Buffalo Springs, Meru and Laikipia, are all home to most or all of the Big Five, i.e. Lion, Leopard, Elephant, African Buffalo and Black rhino.

Masai Mara is ranked as one of the top five reserves in Africa for Lion and cheetah sightings, and it is also unusually reliable when it comes to Leopards, along with other less glamorous carnivores such as spotted hyena, jackals and bat-eared fox. Amboseli is one of the top places anywhere in Africa for watching elephant interactions at close quarters.

Top Safari Destinations

Explore our selection of most popular destinations below!

National Parks

Kenya is surrounded by world famous national parks, advancing your trip with pure adventure with Image Travel.

Chyulu National Park boasts striking and diverse landscapes. The park is a rugged wilderness still showing signs of its volcanic origins – and boasting some of the best views of Kilimanjaro. 

Situated at the south eastern corner of Samburu District in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. It is bordered to the south by Ewaso Nyiro River, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve.

Boasts the magnificent views of Mountain Kilimanjaro across the Tanzania border, the park is situated in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds, it offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. 

The park has magnificent feeling of highly diverse larger wilderness. The Meru and Kora sister parks feature luxuriant jungle, coursing rivers, verdant swamp…

Kenya’s most famous national reserve, the Masai Mara runs along the country south-west border with Kenya, just across the border from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park.