WELCOME TO KENYA!
Kenya is the quintessential African wildlife safari destination. In almost every designated wilderness location within the country, you see plains herbivores and carnivores engaging amidst rare and endangered species. The skies, floras and lakes are abuzz with birdlife, small and large, raptors, insects, plants and fruit eaters.
The massive Great Migration enters the reserve from July to October. As over a million wildebeests and thousands of zebras, elands and gazelles traverse the landscape, the peaceful savannah plains are transformed into a thunderous hub of activity. The immense herds travel to the northern grazing grounds fed by the rains and fresh pasture, and their path is marked by the dust clouds that linger in the air.
The journey is wrought with dangers and obstacles, including ever-watchful lions, leopards and cheetahs crouched in the grasses and the crocodile-infested Mara River taking the front row seats of the greatest spectacle on earth!
BEST TIME TO GO
Dec – Mar & Jun – Oct
ET +8 hours
KENYA SAFARI INSPIRATIONS
📍 TANZANIA: Serengeti NP
📍 KENYA: Mara Naboisho Conservancy
CLASSIC EAST AFRICA
📍 KENYA: Amboseli NP & Mara Naboisho
📍 TANZANIA: Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro
📍 KENYA : Amboseli NP, Liakipia Plateau & Masai Mara NP
SAND, SEA & SAFARI
📍 Kenya: Amboseli & Olerai
📍Tanzania: Zanzibar Island
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why go to Kenya?
Experience a safari vacation in Kenya, the place where safari travel originated. The best Kenya tours and safaris include Big 5 game viewing, incredible natural beauty and cultural encounters, often combining Kenya’s top attractions with Tanzania and the tropical beaches of the Kenyan coast.
The safari bucket list for Kenya includes seeing the Great Migration in the legendary Masai Mara, Amboseli’s unforgettable views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Samburu’s leopards. Encounter fascinating cultures in authentic Masai villages and taste the flavours of Africa, India and Europe in the melting pot that is Swahili culture.
Kenya’s biggest attraction is the natural movement of mega-herds – wildebeest, zebra and gazelle – following the summer rains and sweet grasses in an annual pilgrimage called the Great Migration. Depending on when your Kenya safari takes place, you may witness the life-and-death struggles of the Mara River crossings or dramatic encounters with Africa’s top predators on the open plains.
Kenya combines easily with Tanzania and Rwanda, which means you can add gorilla trekking to your Kenyan safari. You’ll also find a wide range of safari and beach combination tours to make the most of Kenya’s Out of Africa scenic beauty and wildlife, rounded off with R&R on a tropical island.
Kenya offers a holiday for every traveller. From unforgettable 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.
Quick links to travel advice
- Planning a Kenya safari for the first time? Get started with Kenya Safari Guide for Beginners
- Not sure where to travel on your East Africa safari? Read our expert advice on Where to Safari: Kenya or Tanzania.
- Planning a trip to the Kenya coast? Read our Kenya Beach Guide.
- Why choose a privately-guided safari? Read all about the advantages of tailor made travel.
Safety & Security
Can I travel to Kenya?’ is a question asked by many travelers, especially first-timers wanting travel advice for this wildlife-rich East African country that is home to the Great Wildebeest Migration over the plains of the Masai Mara.
For more Kenya travel advice, please read our expert blog on ‘Is it Safe to Travel to Kenya?’ that is packed with important information and insiders’ takes on the current situation.Money & Spending
Kenya’s national currency is the Kenyan Shilling and although foreign currencies such as US Dollars are widely accepted (and indeed the currency required for activities like hot-air balloon safaris) we’d recommend using local currency to pay for bar bills, souvenirs and meals not included in your itinerary.
Please note that due to the number of fake notes in circulation, no US Dollar bills printed before 2003 are accepted in Kenya and, in fact, your safest bet is to carry notes printed after 2006.
Banking facilities and ATMs are found throughout Kenya’s major travel destinations and all major credit cards are widely accepted, in particular MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
Banking hours are from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 11am on the first and last Saturday of the month for most banks.
For good service is customary in Kenya although it is of course at your discretion – bear in mind that some of the larger hotels will add a service charge onto your bill. A 10% tip is customary in city restaurants and bars when a service charge is not included.
For in-depth tipping guidelines, enquire with one of our Africa Safari Experts – they’d be happy to share their knowledge with you.
Average summer temperatures: 20°C / 68°F to 34°C / 93°F
Average winter temperatures: 18°C / 64°F to 29°C / 84°F
Rainy season: mid-March to June (‘long rains’) and October to December (‘short rains’)
Refer to best time to visit Kenya for climate charts, details on the best wildlife-viewing times and when to witness the Masai Mara migration.
What to Pack
For your Kenya safari, pack light casual wear in neutral colors (try to avoid white, black and blue) and a warm jacket for evening game drives. For more on what to pack for a safari, refer to our Africa Safari Guide travel advice section.
In Kenya’s major cities the dress code is conservative but not overly formal – jeans and modest tops for women are fine. Swimsuits are acceptable on the beach but you’ll need to cover up in public places.
Kenya is a fairly conservative society, especially where Islam holds sway, and much emphasis is placed on courtesy and manners. Care needs to be taken when photographing local people – always ask permission and prepare to be asked for reward in Kenya’s most popular destinations – but by and large the people of Kenya are easy-going, amiable, humorous and helpful, making travelling and interacting with them a real pleasure.
Flights & Getting Around
Did you know you can book your flights through Go2Africa? For more information and frequently asked questions, please see our Flights section.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport: East Africa’s major flight hub is located 13km / 8mi outside Nairobi and is the gateway to the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Mombasa and Kenya’s beaches as well as Zanzibar and Tanzania. There are also good connections from here to Uganda, Rwanda and the Seychelles.
Wilson Airport: a regional airport about 90 minutes by road from Jomo Kenyatta, Wilson is the hub for almost all of Kenya’s internal flights and serves its fly-in safari locations. Ensure you have time between your international flight and domestic flight to make the transfer between the two airports.
Moi Mombasa International Airport: located about 10km / 6.2mi northwest of the town itself, Mombasa’s airport is the gateway to the Kenyan coast.
Chartered flights are a great way to get around Kenya and avoid the country’s often dirt roads; transfers from airstrips to lodges are conducted in 4X4 vehicles.
Road transfers from airports and between major destinations tend to use mini buses as do scheduled safaris to popular destinations such as the Masai Mara. Sliding windows and a pop-up roof provide passengers on mini buses with ample viewing opportunities on game drives whereas safaris to more remote destinations and private conservancies use open-sided 4X4s.
Visa & Passport Requirements
Visas are required by most visitors to Kenya including British, American, Canadian, European, Australian and New Zealand passport holders. Citizens from some smaller Commonwealth countries are exempt.
Visas are valid for three months from the date of entry and can be purchased upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Visitors can pay for their visas in local currency and they must possess a passport that is valid until six months after the initial date of travel.
If you plan on travelling onwards from Kenya, visas for other East African countries such as Tanzania and Uganda can generally be obtained in Nairobi for around US$50 each.
History & Economy
Independence from Britain in 1963 may have been the beginning of a new chapter for Kenya but this East African country has a human history that stretches back to prehistoric times.
Lying at the heart of a region from which modern humans emerged some 150 000 years ago, Kenya’s history has been shaped not only by indigenous and migrating African ethnic groups but by European and Arabian traders, missionaries, and colonizers as well. Jomo Kenyatta was the first leader of independent, post-colonial Kenya and his conciliatory rallying cry harambee – all pull together – became the national motto.
Today, Kenya boasts the largest and most advanced economy in East Africa. Agriculture accounts for 75% of the work force but it is the service industry, dominated by tourism, which contributes nearly two thirds of Kenya’s GDP.
People & Culture
Kenya’s predominantly young population (nearly 75% of Kenyans are under 30) is made up of many ethnic groups that include the famous Maasai. English and Swahili are the official languages (any attempts to speak Swahili will be warmly received by locals!) and most Kenyans consider themselves Christian. About 10% of the population are Muslim, the majority living on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast.
Landscape & Wildlife
Straddling the equator, Kenya is dominated by the Rift Valley, a raised region of lakes, hills and mountains that is the result of a 6 000km crack in the earth’s crust. Dividing the flat coastal plains from the fertile shores of Lake Victoria, the rolling temperate grasslands of the central Rift Valley are home to huge numbers of animals and consequently Kenya’s most famous parks and reserves.
Northern Kenya’s hot and arid scrublands are home to wilder, more remote parks and a different set of animals while the Indian Ocean coast is a place of long sandy beaches, coral reefs and tropical islands.
Most famous for the wildebeest migration that moves through the Masai Mara and Serengeti ecosystem, Kenya’s ban on hunting plus private and local community conservation initiatives have helped to safeguard one of Africa’s most important populations of large animals. There are healthy numbers of the Big 5, abundant predators and plains game, and a long list of bird species. No wonder then that several Kenyan parks deliver the easiest game viewing in Africa!
What is the Big 5?
The term “Big Five” refers to the five African animals on the must-see list of every safari adventure throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. They include the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. The Big Five aren’t simply Africa’s topmost predators, but rather the continent’s five most challenging animals to track.
What is the Great Migration and where can I witness it in Kenya?
The Great Migration is one of the most awe-inspiring natural events on the planet, and Kenya offers the perfect stage to witness this magnificent spectacle. It involves the mass movement of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores as they embark on an epic journey across the vast plains of East Africa in search of fresh grazing grounds. During this incredible migration, the animals face numerous obstacles, including treacherous river crossings and encounters with hungry predators.
To witness this breathtaking display of nature’s power and resilience, head to the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve. This world-renowned destination becomes the theater for the Great Migration between July and October when the wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of survival, drama, and raw beauty. Prepare to be spellbound as you witness this extraordinary event in person, an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
What is the difference between Kenya and Tanzania?
While Kenya is geographically smaller than Tanzania, its diversity of landscape and culture affords a wide range of activities including interactive conservation experiences and community visits to local tribes such as the Maasai. Kenya’s mountainous interior and arid northern regions harbor unique species found nowhere else. Tanzania’s majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, coffee plantations, tropical coastline and island paradise of Zanzibar distinguish it from its neighbor to the north. Broadly speaking, Tanzania’s climate tends to be more tropical than Kenya’s, with more lush, green landscapes. Given their proximity and intersection of the Great Migration, these two countries are often combined into one journey.
What is the Great Migration and when is the best time to see it?
The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Each year, more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). While this cycle continues throughout the year, August and September are the best times to see the Great Migration in Kenya and your chances of witnessing a river crossing are generally much higher. Come early October, the rainy season in Tanzania will commence, and the herds will embark on their return journey back to the Serengeti.
What are the safety precautions I should take while on a safari in Kenya?
Follow the guidance of your experienced safari guide: Your safari guide is your expert companion throughout your journey. Listen carefully to their instructions, adhere to their guidance, and respect the wildlife and natural surroundings.
Stay inside your vehicle: While on game drives, remain inside your vehicle unless instructed otherwise by your guide. This is for your safety as the animals in the wild should be observed from a safe distance. Avoid any sudden movements or loud noises that could startle the animals.
Pack appropriate clothing and gear: Carry appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the sun, including hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Also, bring insect repellent to guard against mosquitoes and other insects.
Stay hydrated and bring necessary medication: Safaris can be physically demanding, so stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or require specific medications, ensure you bring an adequate supply with you.
Respect the environment and local communities: Remember that you are a guest in the wildlife’s natural habitat and in the local communities you encounter. Respect their customs, traditions, and the environment. Avoid littering and do not disturb the wildlife or damage their habitats.
Follow health and safety guidelines
How long should a safari in Kenya typically last?
A safari in Kenya is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of this incredible destination, it is recommended to allocate at least 7 to 10 days for your safari adventure. This duration allows you to explore multiple national parks and reserves, witness diverse wildlife, and experience the unique landscapes that Kenya has to offer.
From the iconic Maasai Mara to Amboseli and Tsavo, each park offers a distinct ecosystem and an array of wildlife. By spending an adequate amount of time on your safari, you can maximize your chances of encountering the Big Five, witnessing the Great Migration, and truly appreciating the beauty of Kenya’s landscapes. A longer safari also allows for more intimate wildlife encounters and the opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of local communities. So, give yourself the gift of time and let Kenya’s enchanting safari experiences unfold at a leisurely pace.
What is the best time to visit Kenya?
The best time to embark on a safari in Kenya depends on your interests and what you hope to experience. If witnessing the Great Migration is at the top of your list, plan your visit between July and October when millions of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara.
For optimal wildlife sightings, consider the dry season from June to October when animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot. The months of January to February are ideal for bird enthusiasts as many migratory bird species arrive in Kenya during this time.
If you’re interested in seeing newborn animals, visit during the calving season from December to March.
Keep in mind that Kenya’s diverse ecosystems offer year-round wildlife encounters, so there is always something incredible to see. Whether you choose to visit during peak migration or the quieter months, a safari in Kenya promises unforgettable adventures and the opportunity to witness nature’s wonders up close.
What animals can I expect to see on a safari in Kenya?
On your safari adventure, you can expect to encounter an incredible array of animals, including the iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. The vast savannahs of Maasai Mara offer exceptional opportunities to witness prides of lions in action, while Amboseli is known for its large elephant herds against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Explore the diverse ecosystems of Tsavo, where you can spot cheetahs, giraffes, and diverse birdlife. Additionally, Kenya is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 1,000 bird species to discover, including the vibrant lilac-breasted roller and the majestic African fish eagle. Whether it’s the thrill of encountering predators in their natural habitat or marveling at the grace of giraffes and zebras, a safari in Kenya promises unforgettable wildlife sightings that will leave you in awe of nature’s wonders.
Do I need a visa to visit Kenya?
What are the best places to visit in Kenya?
When it comes to the best safari destinations in Kenya, prepare to be enchanted by the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve. This world-renowned reserve offers unrivaled wildlife encounters, including the awe-inspiring Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras embark on a thrilling journey across the plains. Witnessing this incredible spectacle will leave you in awe of nature’s wonders.
Additionally, Amboseli National Park with its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro and its large elephant herds is a must-visit destination. Explore the vast savannahs of Tsavo National Park, home to an abundance of wildlife, including the famous “Red Elephants” of Tsavo.
And don’t miss Samburu National Reserve, where you can spot rare and endemic species like Grevy’s zebras and reticulated giraffes. These top safari destinations in Kenya offer unforgettable experiences and the opportunity to create lifelong memories in the heart of the African wilderness.
WHERE TO GO IN KENYA
- Masai Mara
- Conservancies around the Masai Mara
- Amboseli National Park
- Tsavo National Parks (Tsavo East and Tsavo West)
- Samburu National Reserve
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Laikipia Plateau
The Maasai Mara, often referred to as simply “the Mara,” is a destination that beckons adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. Located in Kenya, this iconic savannah landscape offers an unforgettable safari experience that embodies the true spirit of Africa. Prepare to witness the annual Great Migration, an awe-inspiring spectacle where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores cross the Mara River in search of fresh grazing grounds. The dramatic river crossings and the ensuing predator-prey interactions will leave you breathless. As you traverse the vast plains of the Maasai Mara, you’ll encounter an abundance of wildlife, including majestic lions, graceful cheetahs, towering giraffes, and herds of elephants. The Maasai Mara is a photographer’s paradise, with picture-perfect scenes at every turn, allowing you to capture the raw beauty and extraordinary moments that unfold in this untamed wilderness.
Step into the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, a safari destination that promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the African wilderness. Prepare to be awe-struck as you witness the legendary Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes embark on a treacherous journey across the Mara River in search of greener pastures.
This awe-inspiring spectacle of survival and natural beauty is a sight that will leave you breathless. But the Maasai Mara offers more than just the migration. It is home to an extraordinary concentration of wildlife, including the iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos.
Embark on thrilling game drives across the vast savannah plains, where you can encounter prides of lions lazing in the sun, herds of elephants grazing peacefully, and cheetahs prowling through the grasslands. The Maasai Mara’s breathtaking landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and abundant wildlife make it a safari paradise and a dream come true for any wildlife enthusiast.
There are several renowned conservancies surrounding the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. These conservancies work in harmony with the main reserve to protect wildlife, preserve habitats, and support local communities. Some of the prominent conservancies around the Maasai Mara include:
Olare Motorogi Conservancy: Located to the northwest of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Olare Motorogi Conservancy offers exclusive wildlife encounters and a tranquil safari experience. It is known for its thriving lion population, along with other iconic species such as elephants, giraffes, and cheetahs. The conservancy focuses on sustainable tourism practices and collaborates closely with local Maasai communities.
Mara Naboisho Conservancy: Situated to the northeast of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Mara Naboisho Conservancy is celebrated for its pristine wilderness and diverse wildlife. This conservancy is home to an abundance of wildlife, including elephants, zebras, wildebeests, and numerous predators. Mara Naboisho is renowned for its low-density tourism approach, allowing for exclusive wildlife encounters and a more intimate safari experience.
Ol Kinyei Conservancy: Located in the northern part of the Maasai Mara ecosystem, Ol Kinyei Conservancy is a community-run conservancy that focuses on wildlife conservation and community development. This conservancy offers an opportunity to witness an array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, and buffalo. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes and engage with the local Maasai community to gain insights into their rich cultural heritage.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy: While not directly adjacent to the Maasai Mara, Ol Pejeta Conservancy deserves mention for its outstanding wildlife conservation efforts. Located in central Kenya, it is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and is home to the world’s last two remaining northern white rhinos. Visitors to Ol Pejeta can witness an incredible range of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and abundant birdlife.
These conservancies offer exceptional safari experiences, allowing visitors to explore the stunning landscapes, encounter diverse wildlife, and contribute to conservation and community initiatives. By visiting these conservancies, you not only have the opportunity to connect with nature but also to make a positive impact on the preservation of wildlife and local communities.
Adestination that combines dramatic landscapes, stunning wildlife, and awe-inspiring views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The park’s iconic image of elephants roaming against the backdrop of Africa’s highest peak is a sight that will forever be etched in your memory.
Amboseli is renowned for its large elephant herds, providing unique opportunities for up-close encounters with these majestic creatures. Alongside elephants, you can also spot lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and an abundance of birdlife. Explore the park’s diverse ecosystems, from the vast savannah plains to marshes and acacia woodlands, offering a rich and varied wildlife experience. Capture postcard-perfect photographs of wildlife against the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, creating memories that will last a lifetime. With its unique combination of wildlife, landscapes, and iconic mountain vistas, Amboseli National Park is a true gem and a must-visit destination for any safari enthusiast.
Situated at the northern base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park offers excellent opportunities to capture photographs of wildlife roaming the plains against the backdrop of Africa’s highest peak. Although the summit of Kilimanjaro stands in Tanzania, the finest views of the mountain can be enjoyed from Amboseli. The snow-capped peak, rising 5,891 meters (19,327 feet) above the dusty plains, is often obscured by clouds during the day but becomes visible at dusk and dawn.
Lake Amboseli, a prominent feature within the park, only holds water temporarily during periods of exceptional rainfall. However, it supports a diverse range of animals, including wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and various exotic bird species. The park also features scattered stands of umbrella thorn woodland, which provide habitat for giraffes, impalas, and striking dry-country birds.
The Amboseli Elephant Research Project, founded in 1975, closely monitors the park’s elephant population. The elephants in Amboseli are well-habituated and include a significant number of old tuskers, ensuring excellent sightings. Additionally, the park is surrounded by private conservancies that belong to the Maasai community and provide exclusive traversing rights to small camps and lodges. These conservancies offer sightings of rare species such as Gerenuk and Lesser Kudu, and off-road exploration enables guests to maximize their chances of observing cheetahs and lions.
Practical tips to keep in mind:
- The park is located 230 km (143 miles) from Nairobi, accessible by road via Namanga. The journey takes approximately five hours and includes some rough sections.
- Many road safaris in Kenya combine Amboseli with Tsavo West National Park, which is around 120 km (75 miles) away and connected by a poor dirt road.
- Alternatively, visitors can opt to fly into Amboseli from Nairobi, Mombasa, or the Masai Mara.
Venture into the vast and untamed wilderness of Tsavo National Parks, divided into Tsavo East and Tsavo West. These expansive parks form one of the largest protected areas in Kenya, promising a safari experience like no other.
Tsavo’s diverse landscapes encompass vast savannah plains, volcanic hills, lush forests, and meandering rivers. It is home to an incredible variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, giraffes, and a rich assortment of bird species. Explore the parks on exhilarating game drives, where you can witness predators on the prowl and encounter the Big Five in their natural habitat.
Discover hidden gems like the famous “Red Elephants” of Tsavo, known for their distinctive red-colored soil dusting. Tsavo also offers unique experiences such as guided walks, birdwatching, and visits to the enchanting Mzima Springs. Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of Tsavo National Parks and embark on an extraordinary safari adventure that will ignite your sense of wonder.
Unleash your sense of adventure and journey into the rugged landscapes of Samburu National Reserve. Located in the arid northern region of Kenya, Samburu offers a distinct safari experience with its unique ecosystem and endemic wildlife. Explore the semi-arid plains, acacia forests, and meandering riverbanks that make up this remarkable reserve.
Samburu is known for its “Samburu Special Five,” a collection of rare and elusive wildlife species found only in this region. Keep your eyes peeled for the Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and the Gerenuk, all of which add a touch of exclusivity to your safari adventure. Alongside these special sightings, you can also spot elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, and a wide variety of birdlife.
Immerse yourself in the local Samburu culture by visiting traditional villages and interacting with the proud Samburu people, known for their vibrant culture and colorful attire. Samburu National Reserve offers an off-the-beaten-path experience that showcases the unique beauty and wildlife of northern Keny
Nestled around the shimmering waters of Lake Nakuru, this park is a birdwatcher’s paradise and a wildlife haven. As you explore the park, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking sight of thousands of pink flamingos lining the lake’s shores, creating a picturesque scene that is bound to leave you in awe.
Lake Nakuru is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including endangered black rhinos, white rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffes, and various antelope species. Embark on game drives and guided walks to witness the rich biodiversity of the park and capture incredible photographs of wildlife against the backdrop of the glistening lake. Lake Nakuru National Park offers a serene and scenic safari experience that showcases the beauty of Kenya’s landscapes and the incredible diversity of its wildlife.
Laikipia Plateau is renowned for its diverse wildlife population, including the iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. It is also home to numerous other species, such as giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and wild dogs. What sets Laikipia apart is its dedication to conservation, with many private conservancies working tirelessly to protect the wildlife and their natural habitats. By visiting Laikipia, you are directly contributing to these conservation efforts, ensuring the preservation of this pristine ecosystem for generations to come.
Beyond the wildlife, the landscapes of Laikipia Plateau are simply breathtaking. From rolling plains and savannahs to dramatic escarpments and lush river valleys, the scenery is a feast for the eyes. Experience the thrill of exploring the vast landscapes on game drives, guided walks, or even horseback safaris. Take in the panoramic views, encounter wildlife in their natural habitats, and witness the beauty of the African wilderness.
In addition to its natural wonders, Laikipia Plateau offers a unique opportunity for cultural immersion. Engage with the local communities, including the Maasai and Samburu tribes, and gain insights into their rich traditions and way of life. Visit local villages, interact with the people, and learn about their sustainable practices and conservation initiatives.
A visit to Laikipia Plateau is not just a safari; it is a transformative experience that combines wildlife encounters, breathtaking landscapes, conservation efforts, and cultural immersion. It is an opportunity to connect with nature, contribute to positive change, and create lifelong memories. Discover the hidden treasures of Laikipia Plateau and let its beauty and significance leave an indelible mark on your soul.