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. Below are our most popular Kenya Safaris that many of our clients really enjoyed. Having said this, every safari is different and we are the experts to tailor your tour to your requirements and style - just send us a note.
Your Arrival in Kenya
Finding your way around in a strange African country can be somewhat daunting, which is why we make sure that an Africa Point representative is on hand to give you a warm Kenyan welcome when you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Just collect your bags, clear customs and make your way to the Arrivals area where we will be waiting to welcome you to Kenya. We always carry a prominent name board for easy identification - you can't miss us!
Your Expert Safari Guides
Africa Point is dedicated to ensuring you get the best possible safari experience with us in Kenya. As from 2016, we will only be using Silver (or Gold) accredited professional Safari Guides on all our Kenya safaris. This means that your safari experience is in the best possible hands, led by a guide who has many years of extensive field experience combined with a wealth of wildlife knowledge, accredited by the KPSGA (Kenya Professional Safari Guide Association).
Your Safety First
The Kenyan landscape is magnificent and the wildlife is amazing, but Kenya is a far cry from London or New York. Distances are vast, roads are often in poor condition and wild animals have the right of way!
Here at Africa Point our number-one priority is the safety of our customers, and we do everything within our power to ensure that each and every visitor has a wonderful and completely hassle-free experience. Some of the measures that have been put in place to assure your safety are the following:
All our game-viewing vehicles have been fitted with speed governors to make sure they stick to the 80kph speed restriction which is required by law for all vehicles that carry passengers.
All our vehicles are equipped with real-time GPS trackers, so that we always know exactly where they are. This could be really important in the event of a flat tyre or other unforeseen hitch while you are out on a game drive.
Every person who books an Africa Point safari in East Africa is covered by AMREF Flying Doctors insurance (paid for by Africa Point) so that you are covered for emergency medical evacuation, should the need arise.
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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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Safari Impressions from our Safari Guides
Baby Giraffe Maasai Mara National Reserve
Cheetah Scanning the Planes Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Elephant Family Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Giraffe on the Go Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Herd of Zebra Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya
Baboon Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya
Baby Waterbuck Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya
Beautiful Rhino Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya
Hot Air Ballooning Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya
Herd of Buffalo Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya
Panoramic view of Mount Kenya, Kenya
Walking to the planting site to plant another 5000 seedlings
The seedlings planted for Phase 1 have grown to proper trees
Previous planted seedlings prospering beautifully
Group gather for the Africa Point Save Mount Kenya Campaign
Explaining how to properly plant a seedling to Save Mount Kenya
Planting the first of 5000 seedlings
Planting tress for the Africa Point Save Mount Kenya Campaign
Walking to the tree planting for the Save Mount Kenya Campaign
Africa Point team singing and dancing after the tree planting
Singing and dancing after the tree planting to Save Mount Kenya
Community dancing after the tree planting on the slopes of Mount Kenya
Having a little party after the work was done - another 5000 seedlings planted
High-fiving after planting another 5000 seedlings
Bonding with the local community after the tree planting
Visit to the Hombe Communities Central Tree Nursery
Getting an overview of the seedling nursery
Visiting the seedling nursery with the team
Visiting the greenhouse where bamboo seedlings are culivated
Kenya Safari Parks
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.
We were one of the first African tour operators to go online in 1998 and have since helped thousands of happy clients find the right safari, mountain trek or beach holiday.
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Best Price Guarantee!
Africa Point is so confident about our prices that we offer a Best Price Guarantee on all our Kenya safaris.
The guarantee means that if you should find a better price somewhere else within 7 calendar days of booking (for the identical safari package!), Africa Point will match the price and give you a US$50 travel voucher to spend.