Home to some of the world’s greatest game reserves and parks, Kenya is synonymous with safaris. But as well as the Big Five, a holiday here opens the door to a world of luxury lodges, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and fascinating local cultures.
The white sands and balmy waters of the ever-inviting Indian Ocean. The traditionally-robed and beaded local tribesmen of the Maasai. The volcanic ridges of the Great Rift Valley. The romantic tented camps with their outdoor bucket showers and the salt lakes packed full of pink flamingos. It’s all part and parcel of the Kenya experience.
However diverse your tailor-made itinerary, your trip simply has to include at least one big game safari. Whether you choose to watch vast herds of migrating wildebeest in the Maasai Mara, sidle up to reticulated giraffe on horseback in the remote Laikipia Plateau, go bird watching in Meru or take flight over vast herds of game in a hot air balloon, a Kenyan safari is an experience you won’t soon forget.
The country’s long and glorious coastline provides a convenient and fitting finale, but you can also hop over to nearby Zanzibar or the scenic Seychelles for some well-deserved post-safari R&R.
A message from our great friend and co-owner of Kicheche Camps Paul Goldstein on why we shouldn't hesitate to visit Kenya...