Kenya Safari Holidays
Kenya Safari holidays are one of most luxurious safari holiday experiences in Africa – our wide range of Kenya vacation and safari tour activities are designed make the most of Kenya’s year-round game viewing in superb safari parks, like the Masai Mara. Africa offers many top vacation activities and a Kenya safari includes the best of these, from hot-air ballooning to walking safaris and cultural safaris.
It’s also a country full of pleasant surprises: Kenya is a great destination for a family holiday and our range of Kenya family holidays will keep kids of all ages entertained and there’s more than enough for the grown-ups too.
Above all it’s the wildlife that attracts the safari traveller to some Africa’s best-known national parks, including the Masai Mara, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, and Lake Nakuru National Park – and naturally it’s the incredible Great Wildebeest Migration that is the biggest attraction of them all.
The ebb and flow of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti in Tanzania, to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back is a phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime sight – and well worth the effort to witness it.
So, what to expect on a Kenya safari holiday? Well, you’ll have the choice of staying in a range of accommodation in Kenya – anything from mobile safari tented camps to fine old lodges steeped in tradition the likes of Ngerende Island Lodge, Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, or Finch Hattons in Tsavo National Park, private and exclusive Kenya Villas to spanking new, state-of-the-art hotels.
As for actually seeing the country, taking a Kenya safari tour is the best way to get a good overview of what this big, diverse country has to offer.
Best Time to Visit – Kenya Vacation
Understanding the natural cycle of wet and dry seasons helps you plan the Kenya safari vacation and coastal explorations in Kenya based on your personal desires.
The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July 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.
The beginning of January right the way through to the end of February signals the warmest period to visit Kenya with higher concentrations of animals congregating in popular tourist destinations, such as the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli. This is a great time of year for divers to go to Kenya as visibility in the Indian Ocean is much clearer thanks to the lack of surface run off.
Early March still has some blue skies although animals will already be in shorter supply due to the start of the rainy season which runs right through April and into May. Flooded roads, an abundance of vegetation and generally wet weather at this time makes for poor wildlife watching and slippery summits to Mount Kenya however, if you’re looking to bag a bargain then this is certainly a time of year worth bearing in mind.
June sees the start of Kenya’s dry season with waterholes and river banks teeming with animals and although prices will go up during July and August, being able to observe the wildebeest migration crossing the Masai Mara is well-worth it.
With the school holidays out of the way in September you’ll find fewer visiting families and October through to November is a great time to go to Kenya if you’re not tied to the kids.
Our Kenya vacations and safaris vary in length and either remain within the Kenya borders or incorporate Kenya as part of a larger itinerary. Our 7 Day Classic Kenya Safari takes you to three of Kenya’s parks. Our 5 day Mara Migration Safari With A Tour Of Lake Nakuru is great for those seeking to see the annual wildebeest migration. You can also opt for a Kenya Tanzania Safari Package.
We also have Kenya family safari packages like Classic Kenya Family Safari. Our 13 Day Kenya Seychelles Vacation Package combines a Kenya safari and seychelles vacation. Our 9 Day Kruger and Masai Mara Safari combines a Kenya and South Africa Safari.
Our Kenya tours and safaris are also chosen to inspire and inform you – they illustrate how top attractions work together in an itinerary. When it comes to planning your Kenya safari holiday, we’re the tailor-made travel specialists. One of our travel experts will customize your vacation, shaping it around your individual tastes and preferences. Talk to us Today.