Picture Africa. Do you imagine a lone acacia against a backdrop of timeless dry heat? That’s Kenya. When you visit, you’ll be sure to begin a life-long love affair.
There are so many ways to see Kenya’s wildlife including game drives, hot air-balloon, horse and camel riding and helicopter safaris in the remote Northern Frontier. Accommodation ranges from classic bush camps to upmarket lodges. Families are well catered for too with plenty of child friendly camps to choose from. There’s a variety of landscapes to combine and at the end of a trip, Kenya’s immaculate sandy coastline, marine national parks and intriguing Swahili-influenced towns beckon. It’s also easy to twin a safari in Kenya with a trip to Zanzibar or the Seychelles.
One of the most magical things about visiting Kenya, is the opportunity it presents for meeting its people. The Maasai, the Samburu, the Turkana, Swahili, the Kikuyu: any time you spend with them and their culture, is a rich reward, a chance to connect with something ancient, mythical and real.
When to go
We recommend going in the dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October, when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.