Come with us on an action–packed safari adventure to the marvellous Masai Mara Reserve, one of the most famous of all the East African National Reserves.
Get Inspired For Your Kenya Dream Safari
Welcome to wonderful Kenya – Africa in the palm of your hand!
Kenya and wildlife go hand-in-hand and the country boasts some of the Continent’s most incredible wildlife destinations, making it the logical choice for a genuine East African Safari. The legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve is the jewel in the wildlife crown and hosts the annual Wildebeest Migration. In addition, Kenya is blessed with a stunningly beautiful landscape; in the Rift Valley, bold escarpments drop down to scenic bird-fringed lakes and volcanic thermal springs, forming a perfect natural tapestry. Towering Mount Kenya, Africa’s second tallest mountain, stands guard over all this bounty, while in the north wild and largely untouched reserves like Samburu, Meru and Shaba beckon the adventurous. To top it all, Kenya has a long and lovely coastline featuring excellent beach resorts and Marine National Parks.
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This budget safari takes you to Amboseli National Park. Amboseli sits on the lower slopes of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro - Africa’s highest - whose peak lies across the border in Tanzania.
The animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain will thrill the photography enthusiast. Amboseli National Park is renowned for its huge elephants. You will also see buffalo, black rhino, zebra, wildebeest and other plain animals.
This wonderful 4-day Kenyan getaway will take you to two very different game reserves, exposing you to vibrantly different habitats and some of the best game and bird viewing opportunities Kenya has to offer. You will start off in the famous Masai Mara National Reserve for some awesome Big Five viewing opportunities and then travel through the beautiful Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park. Here you can catch a glimpse of some of the 400 species of birds that are found in the area as well as seeing some endangered species of game and perhaps even a Leopard or two.
Secure your front-row seat to watch the 8th Wonder of the World as you become part of the action and drama of the annual Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara National Reserve.
This luxury safari flies you from modern Nairobi to the wilds of Samburu and Maasai Mara, where you'll encounter hundreds of animals, including the iconic Big Five game. If luck is on our side, we may even experience the Great Wildebeest Migration.
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Kenya Safari Calendar
Kenya has two dry seasons, the main one from June to October and another shorter spell of dry weather between January and February. From November to around the end of February the rains are generally in the form of light evening showers which do not have a great impact on your game viewing. The highest rainfall occurs between February and April and this is when some camps and lodges close due to impassable roads.
The Big Five
Game viewing in Kenya is generally very good all year round, particularly in the Maasai Mara where the excellent density of wildlife ensure great viewing at just about any time of year. The shoulder seasons (October and May) are when you will often pick up great bargains and avoid the seasonal crowds in the more popular Parks such as Maasai Mara, Nakuru, Samburu and Amboseli.
Kenya hosts several IBA’s (Important Birding Areas) where you can enjoy ticking off hundreds of resident species at any time of year. The Rift Valley Lakes, Naivasha, Nakuru, Borogia and Baringo, have large resident populations of water birds and nesting colonies of raptors, such as the African Fish Eagle, which you can enjoy all year around.
The Dry Months – January/February and June to October
General Game Viewing
June to October is without doubt the best time of the year for game viewing in Kenya (and most of East and Southern Africa). The days are sunny and clear, there is very little chance of rain and the grass is shorter making game-viewing easier. In addition, many seasonal water sources dry up and the wildlife is forced to congregate around permanent water holes making them much easier to locate.
The down-side is that this is the busiest time in all the popular reserves, and also the most expensive!
The Wildebeest Migration
The huge herds reach the Maasai Mara Reserve around July and seeing them on the plains of the ‘Mara, or witnessing a perilous river crossing is a wildlife spectacle second to none. The best time to see the action is between July and September. However, since the timing of the migration is dictated by the rains, it is never possible to perfectly predict the best time.
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking in the wonderful Aberdare National Park is definitely at its best during the dry months and if you plan to trek beautiful Mount Kenya you should definitely consider late August to September when the temperatures at the higher altitudes are a little kinder. (Mid January to February, the other dry period, is also great for trekking.).
The Wet Months – November to May
Spring and summer (from October to March) are by far the best times for bird watching in Kenya. After the start of the spring rains, the resident bird population is dramatically swollen by thousands of migrating northern bird species, making the early summer months the best time to visit for a birding safari to the Rift Valley Lakes, Nakuru, Bogoria, Naivasha and Baringo as well as the coastal breeding hotspots, such as the Sokoke Forest, Mida-Creek and Sabaki estuary, near the Watamu Marine National Park.
October to December is when most of the animals calve and visiting at this time provides the perfect opportunity to see many baby animals, as well as the many predators who eagerly anticipate easy pickings! In addition, the arid areas miraculously turn green and the landscape is sensational.
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Your Safari Makes a Difference!
1% of our sales go directly to conservation projects. Every time you book with Africa Point you make a direct contribution to the conservation of our beautiful lands and spectacular wildlife.
One such initiative is the Save Mount Kenya Campaign to help with the reforestation of our beloved Mountain of Brightness.
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