Kenya - visit the 'home' of safari

The birthplace of safari, Kenya is Africa's most famous and prized wildlife destination. With endless savannahs teeming with game, indigenous Maasai and Samburu culture, snow-capped mountains, flamingo-filled lakes and pristine beaches - Kenya is the ultimate 'Out of Africa' experience. World-class safari experiences and a proven track record of successful conservation over the past 50 years has made Kenya one of our most popular honeymoon and family safari destinations.

wildebeest migration game drive Giraffes at ol Donyo Lodg Maasai women

Kenya Safari Highlights

  • Famous wildebeest migration
  • Single-country safari and beach
  • Samburu & Maasai culture
  • 'Out of Africa' film locations
  • Famous big cat populations
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

The Masai Mara National Reserve provides the quintessential image of Africa with its vast sweeping plains, balloon safaris and one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles, the Wildebeest Migration. But forget joining the throngs of jeeps and let us show you an insider's Kenya safari. Tucked away in hidden private reserves we have carefully selected intimate camps providing all of the best of the Mara but without the crowds.

Head north and step even further away from the maddening crowd visiting national reserves such as Mount Meru, Sambura and Shaba with their exquisite mountains, savannah and desert scrub scenery. Home to northern speciality species like reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oxryx and gernuk as well as your traditional big game, the north is a fascinating and unique contrast to the Masai Mara.

Experience a colonial style safari of yesteryear and stay in traditional tented camps. These offer all the luxury one would expect with the added bonus of a canvas wall separating you from the sounds of Africa - take it from us, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Complete the safari experience with a relaxing beach break along Kenya's sun-drenched coastline. The beaches are lined with protective coral reefs creating ideal waters for swimming, snorkelling, watersports, sailing, diving and big game fishing. Again, steer away from the tourist hotspots and allow us to point in the direction of our hidden gems offering barefoot luxury at its best.

Whether you are enjoying the exquisite views of Mount Kilimanjaro from the Amboseli National Park, tracking rare black rhinos in Laikipia, touching a baby elephant in an orphanage in Nairobi or lounging on the palm-fringed coast, Kenya has it all.

Kenya is quite simply the Africa of your imaginings and so much more. Get in touch with one of our Kenya safari specialists and start planning your next holiday.

  • Arrival airports: Nairobi or Mombasa
  • Time difference: EDT +7 Hours
  • Travel time: approx. 14 hours from New York
  • Visas: E-visa required for United States citizens

When to visit Kenya?

When to visit Kenya?
Month Rating
Jan Best Clear, hot days and warm nights and good game viewing
Feb Best Clear, hot days and warm nights and great game viewing
Mar Good Hot, increasingly humid weather with rain
Apr Mixed 'Green season'. Humid weather with rain
May Mixed 'Green season'. Lush landscape, humid weather with rain
Jun Good Cloudy, cooler weather with lower humididity,
Jul Best Cooler temperatures. Wildebeest migration starts arriving
Aug Best Migration fills the mara. Cooler, dry temperatures
Sep Best Migration fills the mara. Cooler, dry temperatures
Oct Best Hot dry and good game viewing
Nov Best Short rains but mostly warm and dry
Dec Best Short rains end bringing warm, dry weather
Best Good Mixed

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Read what our previous clients thought of their Kenya Holiday

Honeymoon to Kenya

Allie Best

We chose to use Mahlatini for our honeymoon as we knew we wanted to go on safari and we were aware that they are award-winning specialists in this field. We had never used them before, but from the moment that we spoke to Caroline we knew that we were in good hands. From the start of the planning process to the end, communication was excellent, organisation was hassle free and…

03/01/2022 Read full trip review

Honeymoon to Kenya & Mauritius

Shauna Rowley

It was incredible! Every place we stayed, everyone we encountered, everything we did - AMAZING! The honeymoon of a lifetime :)

23/12/2021 Read full trip review

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