Here, we have put together some helpful guides on Kenya and what experiences you could enjoy when visiting. These have been written by our knowledgeable East Africa experts.
We categorise our types of safari into three budgets: best-value safaris, classic safaris, and luxury safaris.
09 August 2022
Kenya's Top 10 Luxury Lodges
From the professional guiding and activities to the level of accommodation, a lot of thought goes into offering a top-end product. Here, we've put together our top 10 luxury lodges in Kenya.
By Julian | 15 March 2022
Visa requirements for UK and USA passport holders
We've outlined the visa requirements for UK & USA passport holders travelling to Africa. Other nationalities should check the current entry requirements.
24 February 2022
Travel Insurance - Don't travel without it!
Travel insurance is often viewed by clients as an extra cost that can be avoided. At Yellow Zebra however we insist that all travellers are fully insured for their trip. This blog covers the major reasons why travel insurance is essential.
24 February 2022
Baggage weight limits when traveling to Africa
Here, we answer your questions on luggage limits and bag sizes when traveling to Africa. Airlines can be very strict on baggage limits, so it’s important to double-check your limit before you travel.
24 February 2022
Top most romantic sleep-outs and star beds
Here's our top best star beds and sleep-outs in Africa. With large beds and mosquito nets, you can experience a night under the stars without sacrificing any of your favourite luxuries.
14 February 2022
Kenya vs. Tanzania
One of the biggest challenges for many people when planning a safari to East Africa is making the choice between Tanzania and Kenya.
11 November 2021
Animal Migration in Africa
One of the most awe-inspiring sights in nature is large numbers of animals moving together with a collective purpose.
03 November 2021
Client Review: Traveling During The Pandemic by Esther P. and Tracy C.
Read our client review of their trip during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how they managed COVID travel restrictions in Kenya and Zimbabwe.
12 October 2021
The most adventurous safari lodges in Kenya
Do you love exploring new places? Well, we may have the list of properties in Kenya that will tick all your boxes! Tapping into our Kenya experts’ knowledge, we've come up with the most activity-filled camps in the country – take a look here:
15 March 2021
What to Consider When Planning Your Trip
Planning a safari can be very hard and it is difficult to get your head around everything you need to do. These 10 points should help you get the exact trip that you want, at a price that you like and with the best itinerary!
By James | 08 March 2021
14 reasons why you should go to Kenya on your safari
Kenya is a stunning country, hosting vast landscapes, breathtaking scenery, and an amazing abundance of wildlife. Here’s our list of reasons why you should visit this incredible safari-focused destination:
01 February 2021
East Africa or Southern Africa – where to safari?
Can’t decide whether you should go to East Africa or Southern Africa for your safari? Here we take a look at both areas, so you can work out which is the right destination for you:
14 April 2020
Africa’s Big Five and where to see them
A Big Five safari to Africa will include sightings of lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and rhino! Here’s our guide to where you can see Africa’s Big Five on a safari:
31 March 2020
Best places to see rhinos in Africa
Below, we’ve selected our top places in Africa to see rhinos, from walking safaris in remote Zimbabwe to conservation excursions with the ‘Save the Rhino’ trackers in Namibia.
25 March 2020
Top places to see elephants in Africa
Here, you’ll find the YZ top 12 places to see elephants as well as our recommended safari camp or lodge. We reckon there’s something to suit all types of travelers here!
24 March 2020
The 5 best places to see leopard in Africa
The most elusive of the Big Five members, leopards can be tricky to spot. Here’s our guide to the best places to observe leopards, to increase your chances of encountering all the Big Five during your Africa safari.
23 March 2020
The best places to see lions in Africa
A member of the Big Five, for good reason is the lion considered King of Beasts! Here’s the YZ guide to the best places to see lions in the wild in Africa.
20 March 2020
Questions to ask before you go on a safari
So you've booked your safari, you're very excited, you’re looking forward to the adventure of a lifetime… however, you have some questions! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions plus answers!
12 March 2020
How much does an African Safari Cost?
The most common question we get asked at Yellow Zebra is, ‘How much does a safari cost?’ Here we explain what factors go into determining the cost of your ideal safari, and how we can help make your budget go further:
By Julian | 27 February 2020
Top tips on what to pack for a horseback riding safari
Here we give our top tips and advice on what to pack for a horse-riding adventure to Africa:
07 February 2020
The best places to spot whale sharks in Africa
Whale sharks can be seen all year round on the east coast of Africa, stretching from southern Mozambique all the way up to northern Kenya, and are often found just off shore from a number of little islands...
03 February 2020
YZ’s Favorite Photographic Hides in Africa
A photographic hide gives you the unique opportunity to view wildlife, unbeknown to the animals, at an angle you don’t get from bumping around in a vehicle or trying to approach on foot.
By Emma | 31 January 2020
Your Digital Detox: Africa Lodges Without WiFi
For those who need to go full ‘cold turkey’ on the internet, our experts have provided their top picks where you can unplug and enjoy the Digital Detox.
24 January 2020
A Kenya family safari with teens
Are you looking to go on a safari with teenagers? Well, Kenya is the perfect destination, with its Big Five wildlife, impressive amount of activities, & epic lodges that are fantastic for kids. Here’s our advice on what you can expect:
17 January 2020
Best Africa Safari Lodges for Solo Travelers
Our experts have divulged their favorite properties in Safari Africa that waive the single supplement. There has really never been a better time for a self-discovery adventure to Africa!
By Shona | 13 January 2020
Top 10 Safari Tips
We’ve rounded up our top 10 safari tips on how to get the most out of a safari in Africa:
13 January 2020
Best Camera Equipment for an African Safari
Below, along with YZ co-founder Julian Carter-Manning, professional photographers Will Burrard-Lucas and Marc Muench talk through their recommendations and offer a few tricks on how to snap that perfect safari photograph:
08 January 2020
How to Visit Giraffe Manor
Giraffe Manor is one of the most sought-after properties in the world, and finding availability at this Kenyan hotel can be tricky. Here are some options that might bring you a little closer to living out your dream.
06 January 2020
Where to go for a first-time safari
We understand how difficult it can be to decide on a destination for your first safari, especially when there are so many countries to consider and so much information on the internet.
06 January 2020
How to choose your beach extension after an African safari
Not sure about which beach destination to combine with your African safari? Here, YZ’s Kirsten helps you to pick the beach extension that’s the best fit with your safari:
By Kirsten | 04 December 2019
A night under the stars at Alex Walker’s Serian fly camp
On a recent trip to Tanzania, Kelly and her partner Richard spent a night under the stars at Alex Walker’s Serian fly camp in the Serengeti. Here are her thoughts on the experience:
03 December 2019
Why travel to Kenya in the Green Season?
This blog was written by Jesse, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team for 3 years. Here, Jesse writes about his trip to Kenya in which he explains the benefits of going on safari in green season.
02 December 2019
The ultimate horse-riding safari: Offbeat Riding Safaris
This blog was written by Izzy, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team for 3 years. Here, Izzy writes about her trip with Offbeat Riding Safaris in the Maasai Mara and describes what a horse-riding safari is like
01 December 2019
The Best Eco-lodges in Kenya
Here we detail our top 3 environmentally friendly properties in Kenya. These comprise a family-focused lodge in Laikipia, a holistic camp at the foothills of the Chyulu Hills, and an elephant haven in the heart of Samburu:
23 September 2019
Romancing in Kenya
YZ expert Angela headed out to Kenya and got to experience what the country is like for the true romantic! She and her husband went horse riding, enjoyed a glorious yoga session at sunrise, and completely fell in love with Kenya during their trip.
By Angela | 16 September 2019
The Perfect Camp for Adventure Seekers in Kenya
When YZ expert Wies ventured to Kenya recently, as well as experiencing fly camping, an incredible sleep-out, and flying in a biplane, he stayed at Laikipia Wilderness Camp, which very quickly became one of his favorite properties.
By Wies | 04 September 2019
Africa’s Best Beach Destinations: Zanzibar vs. Kenyan Coast
Here’s our guide to the best beach destinations in Safari Africa, where we compare Tanzania’s famous island Zanzibar with Kenya’s quieter coast, including the beaches of Mombasa, Diani, and Watamu.
29 August 2019
Things to Do in Nairobi
Here, we discuss what there is to do in Nairobi, Kenya’s buzzing capital city, from the best museums and art galleries to the finest hotels, bars, and restaurants:
02 August 2019
The Best Views in Kenya
YZ’s Lauren recently went in search of the best views in Kenya, ranging from Out of Africa’s celebrated cinematic scenery to the country’s quiet northern corners. Here she lists her favorite lodges that overlook Kenya’s incredible landscapes:
By Lauren | 09 July 2019
Why You Should Consider Visiting Meru as Part of a Kenya Safari
This blog was written by Ro, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team. Here, she explains why you should consider visiting Meru as part of a Kenya safari holiday.
06 June 2019
Advice on Which Horse-Riding Safari Is Best for You
This blog was written by Izzy, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team for 3 years. Here, Izzy writes about her trip to Kenya and weighs up the different lodges that offer world class horse riding.
15 May 2019
The Elusive Kenya Black Leopard
This blog was written by Jesse, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team for 3 years. Here, Jesse writes about how he missed spotting the Kenyan Black Leopard and explains the best chances to spot the rare animal in the wild.
03 May 2019
Nalango: Queen of Mara North
This blog was written by Jesse, an ex-safari specialist who was an invaluable member of our team for 3 years. Here, Jesse writes about his encounter with female leopard Nalango, when he was Head Trails Guide and camp manager at Offbeat Mara, Kenya
17 April 2019
Expert Advice - Being a Solo Traveler in Kenya
YZ expert Kirsten recently returned from an educational trip in which she traveled solo around Kenya. Here’s her take on how to design the perfect solo safari.
By Kirsten | 10 April 2019
Into Africa: Client Review of Trip To Kenya and Zanzibar
YZ client Greg and partner Tina traveled to Kenya and Zanzibar in January 2019. From spotting the Big Five within 24 hours of safari to having a very special Maasai name-blessing ceremony, they enjoyed some amazing adventures.
20 February 2019
The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
YZ expert Wies traveled to northern Kenya to explore the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.
By Wies | 27 November 2018
Interviews With Female Guides in East Africa
Working on both sides of the Kenya–Tanzania border, Asilia Africa's and Serian's leading ladies have a wealth of inspiring stories, shared with us in this two-part series blog.
23 October 2018
Client Review: Sherry's Bucket List Conquered in Kenya
This client review is about Sherry's love of birds and her recent trip to Kenya. As well as visiting the Maasai Mara, Laikipia and Meru, Sherry managed to tick off 222 birds during her safari with Yellow Zebra:
21 June 2018
Top 10 Exclusive-Use Properties for Groups & Families
We list our top 10 favourite properties in Safari Africa, ranging from a show-stopping and epically luxurious five-star house to an activity-focused getaway pad.
By Shona | 25 May 2018
Top 10 Eco-Properties in Africa
We fully embrace these properties for their efforts in becoming eco-friendly, and now we list our collection of favourite eco-camps and lodges here.
By Shona | 17 April 2018
Kids Go Free
Check out our family safari offers and deals, including Kids Go Free and other discounts on family-friendly vacations to Africa.
By Shona | 20 February 2018
Africa’s Most Instagramable Tubs: The YZ Top 25 Open-Air Baths
You might think it ludicrous to travel all the way to Africa for a bath but just take a look at these amazing outdoor tubs!
By Shona | 25 January 2018
Unforgettable Camp Dining Experiences in Africa
Here we share some of the best dining experiences safari Africa has to offer, from private candle-lit dinners to surprise bush breakfasts in unforgettable destinations.
09 January 2018
Things For Kids To Do On Safari
A family safari is at its best when young children are kept happily occupied! To this end, many camps/lodges have come up with some novel ways of breaking up the regular safari routine.
By Julian | 17 October 2017
Flying on Safari
Catching a light aircraft flight is by far the quickest way and in some special cases the only way to reach remote safari lodges in Africa. Here we highlight what to expect on small aircraft flight:
04 August 2016
Hot Air Ballooning Over the Maasai Mara
Putting helicopters and bi-planes aside, hot air balloons offer a peaceful experience of game viewing – combine this with an African sunrise and you’re in for the trip of a lifetime!
By Julian | 04 August 2016
The YZ 'Top 5' safaris in Africa
Choosing where to go on safari can be somewhat daunting! With so many first-class countries to consider, and so many different environments, species, sights, and activities to choose from, planning a trip can leave you feeling completely confused!
05 July 2016
Where to Go Fly Camping in Africa
Fly camping takes sleep-outs to a whole new level. Think camp fire, think bush dinner, think lying under a four-poster bed mosquito net or in a boma-type enclosure seeing the Milky Way like you've never seen it before!
29 June 2016
Kenya - Safaris from the Saddle!
If you would like to experience something a little more on the wild side, a horseback safari could be just right for you – and there are no better places to experience the wilderness from the saddle than some of Kenya’s finest game-viewing areas!
By Julian | 16 June 2016
Encountering the Maasai and Samburu Tribes in Kenya
During a safari to Kenya, take the opportunity to experience a cultural visit – meet the Maasai and Samburu people and appreciate their rustic homes, hear their amazing music, and see if you can out-jump a moran in his prime!
By Emma | 24 February 2016