Home to the Maasai Mara, Kenya is the original safari market and still one of the very best countries for safari.

Kenya Safari Vacations

Kenya was the original birthplace of safari vacations, a diverse destination offering seriously good game and great beaches. Home to the Maasai Mara, and the stunning Laikipia Plateau, this is undoubtedly one of Africa’s top safari destinations.

South-west Kenya is home to the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Renowned for the wildebeest Great Migration and fantastic Big Five sightings, the Maasai Mara and its surrounding conservancies are a must-visit for anyone planning a Kenya safari tour!

To the south-east lies Amboseli, Kenya’s second most popular vacation destination for wildlife. Amboseli is located near the Tanzanian border and offers picturesque views of Mount Kilimanjaro. This area is excellent for elephant viewing – and it is famous for its huge herds of elephant! Neighbouring Amboseli is Kenya’s hidden treasure, the Chyulu Hills – this area offers exceptional luxury safari vacations in one of the country’s most untouched parks! Between the Chyulu Hills and the Kenyan Coast, is the land of Kenya’s ‘big tuskers’. If you love enormous elephants, you will love Tsavo East and Tsavo West!

Laikipia, located in Central Kenya, is increasingly being recognised as one of Kenya’s best wildlife areas. Home to a number of successful conservation areas such as Lewa Downs, this region offers amazing safari experiences – and it is home to a high percentage of East Africa’s rhino population! For the safari aficionado, Meru National Park is a brilliant off-the-beaten-track alternative, as it receives fewer visitors than the other areas in Laikipia. To the north lies Samburu, which is home to the Samburu people and the perfect place to experience Samburu culture. For those looking for more undisturbed/untouched culture, the Matthews Range is fantastic!

Finally, for travellers who like to combine safari and beach, the Kenyan Coast is a first-rate add-on, offering outstanding beaches and activities in Diani, Watamu, and Lamu Archipelago.

For the best vacation ideas, either browse our handpicked Kenya itineraries and places to visit below or simply arrange a call back today to start planning a trip completely tailored to you. 

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