Kenya's Top 5 Places to Visit on Your African Safari

From the Africa's wildlife in the Masai Mara to the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, take a journey through our top 5 African safari destinations in Kenya, the gateway to Eastern Africa.


1. Masai Mara: Best Place to See African Wildlife and Game


There is a very good reason the Masai Mara is such a popular safari destination. It is hands down the best place to see wildlife in Kenya. It is also stunning. The Mara River winds through vast, open short-grass plains and the Oloololo Escarpment provides a breathtaking backdrop. Flat-topped acacias occasionally dot the landscape, and ballooning over this area will give you silent, low-level views of hippos, buffalo, giraffes, elephants and, of course, herds of wildebeest and zebra that you will never forget. The reserve is actually a continuation of the plains of the Serengeti as they cross the border from Tanzania into Kenya.


2. Ambolseli: The Majestic Mount Kilimanjaro

Have you ever dreamed of waking up in your safari tent, and seeing the snows of Kilimanjaro from your bed? Amboseli National Park is where you can do just that. The camps we use are set on large private reserves that lie adjacent to the national park and allow you to do non-park activities such as walking safaris, night drives, and visits to Maasai communities and group ranches. You can also take game drives inside the park for views of some of the biggest bull elephants you have ever seen, all framed by Kilimanjaro in the background.more


3.  Mount Kenya in Laikipia: Elevated Adventures

This is an up and coming wildlife area of Kenya. The Laikipia National Park was created on November 8, 2011 and is a very new national park. It is an open savanna ecosystem that supports a wide diversity of species, from the endangered Grevy’s zebra and elephant to the patas monkey, Somali ostrich, and Beisa oryx. It is also central to many surrounding private ranches such as the Ol Pejeta Ranch and the Segera Ranch, where you can enjoy safaris unaffected by national park restrictions. Discover More


4. Samburu: African Animal Oasis Amid a Lava Field

Samburu's Ewaso Nyiro River sustains an oasis amid an arid lava field, attracting animals from far and wide. Among those attracted, many leopards call this area home, increasing the odds of spotting the elusive hunter. Skilled Maasai trackers and guides raise your chances even higher, as well as explain the fascinating natural world around you.Discover More



5. Nairobi: Gateway to Eastern Africa

This is one of the main gateways to East Africa and gives you access not only to Kenya, but also Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. It also provides access to the rainforest of Central Africa and its forest elephants and lowland gorillas. Most itineraries require an overnight in Nairobi, and one of the best places to stay is the suburb of Karen where you can also visit the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Manor or the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage during feeding time in the afternoon.Discover More


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