Kenya is a fantastic first time safari location and probably the best known in Africa. With a huge choice of regions and camps to combine. The most famous is of course the Masai Mara, it’s rolling plains contain a huge array of resident wildife.
The Masai Mara
The “Mara” as it is often referred to is also home to the spectacle of the annual Wildebeest migration, where the drama unfolds between July & September. Amboseli National park with it’s large elephant herds and breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjo also remains a draw.
Other Parks and beaches
In addition consider the arid desert like Samburu, with sweeping views and a unique home to some of the lesser known species. The Laikipia or Rift Valley regions, with lakes and forests and healthy resident rhino population.
Finally of course you cannot forget the stunning indian Ocean coastline as a perfect ending to a busy safari schedule.
Considering your Safari itinerary
For a first time traveller to Kenya you have to include the Masai Mara, so we would suggest an overnight in Nairobi on arrival to recover from the flight, 3 nights in the Mara and combine this with either Laikipia/Rift Valley and Amboseli and/or Samburu.
They are interchangeable and what you choose really does depend on the experience you are looking for. The Laikipia and Rift Valley options offer a wider range of different activities and experiences so often combine well with the more traditional safari game drives you would find in the Masai Mara for example.
Adding your beach stay
You beach options are not just limited to the Kenya coast. Zanzibar is also accessible. And if the beach is not your thing, it is worth remembering that Rwanda and Uganda are easy to add as a once in a lifetime Gorilla or Chimpanzee trekking experience.
View a selection of suggested safari itineraries below but do remember these are suggestions and you can contact us to discuss your ideal itinerary