Visit Kenya's National Parks & Reserves
Kenya is the home of safari as we know it. From the early days, when hunters congregated at the bar of the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi to plot their routes, to today's tailor-made options taking in different game reserves and luxury lodges and camps, the thrill of setting off on safari is a real Kenya travel experience.
The great variety of habitats in Kenya gives each national park and reserve its own personality. So Tsavo means red dust and lava formations and herds of elephants, while the Masai Mara is characterised by vast open plains and savannah and all the big cats - lion, leopard and cheetah. The National Parks of Mount Kenya and the Aberdares are lush, cool and forested, hiding in their depths beautiful black and white colobus monkeys and leopards. Further north Samburu and Meru offer more arid dusty conditions, but plenty of wildlife along the great Ewaso Ng'iro River.
Then there are Kenya's Great Rift Valley national parks, set around lakes and stretching out like a string of jewels along the valley, with pelicans and flamingos casting their pearly hues over the water. With such a profusion of game parks to choose from and with so much variety between them, it's best to pick a couple for contrast and organise a tailor made itinerary to tie them together in one amazing trip.
Top itineraries in Kenya's National Parks & Reserves
See the best of Kenya from the Masai Mara’s famed wildebeest migration to the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s elephants. Along the way, you’ll enjoy game drives, gourmet dining and luxury stays throughout.
This wonderful 14-day safari holiday takes in the beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kenya before heading to the coast for a relaxing beach break on the spectacular Mombasa Coast.
This classic ’conservancy safari’ visits two diverse eco-systems in the hands of expert guides, while staying at two luxurious bush camps. You'll begin at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy for two days of world-class game viewing before heading to the iconic Masai Mara and then on to the Mombasa coast.
Top places to stay in Kenya's National Parks & Reserves
Spread across 25 acres of wild bushland in the heart of Kenya's Tsavo West National Park, under the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Severin Safari Camp is perfectly integrated into the magnificent, wildlife-rich nature that surrounds it.
Elephant Pepper Camp, in Kenya's protected Mara North Conservancy, is surrounded by 3,600 square kilometres of untouched wilderness.
Featuring ten elegant en-suite tents and a prime location in the heart of the Shaba National Reserve, Joy's Camp provides guests with exclusive and stylish safari lodge accommodation in Kenya's wild north.
Where to go in Kenya's National Parks & Reserves
Ol Pejeta, almost a million acres of dreamy African landscape, sits between the foothills of the Aberdares and the mighty outline of Mount Kenya. A non-profit wildlife conservancy, the reserve is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa.
The Masai Mara is where Big Five viewing is almost assured. The Mara also hosts one of the most stunning wildlife spectaculars in the world - the annual wildebeest migration into the neighbouring Serengeti, in Tanzania, stirring the dust along the plains on their way.
Amboseli has the perfect backdrop at all times - the flat-topped Kilimanjaro rising above it in dramatic fashion. It's a scene straight from central casting for perfect safaris - the daily cycle of life on the plains played out against the imposing snow capped mountain, the highest in Africa.
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