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  • Masai tribesmen
  • Flamingos on Lake Nakuru
  • Male Cheetah

Almost everyone thinks of Kenya as synonymous with wildlife and rightly so (perhaps a few will think marathon runners!). It really is one of the foremost countries in which to experience first hand, wild animals in their natural habitat in wildlife reserves and national parks. Kenya is also a country of diverse landscapes with sweeping plains where the animal kingdom roams. But there are also majestic snow-capped mountains (Mount Kenya is the second highest peak at 5200 metres/17,050 feet on the African continent after Mount Kilimanjaro) and there are tropical palm-fringed beaches next to coral reefs along the Indian Ocean coast. The Central Highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley from north to south.

Nairobi, a thriving modern capital located in the south of Kenya, is usually the starting point en route to a Kenya safari. The centre of the city has many modern high rise buildings and a number of parks and gardens of which the best known is Uhuru Park. Interestingly both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya can be seen on a clear day from Nairobi. While here, consider a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the Danish author who wrote “Out of Africa”. The Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi attracts many visitors. It is an open-air restaurant in a suburb and its specialty is game meat. 


Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the wildest game thus the reason why this is home of the safari. The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. There are numerous parks and reserves to choose from for your game viewing safari. Most offer the opportunity to see the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino) plus, almost all other African animal and bird life.  With 11% of the world’s species, some 1089 different varieties, Kenya’s birding is one of the best in the world. There are several types of accommodation to choose from – lodges, tented camps and resorts. One can try a fly-in safari from Nairobi directly into Amboseli or Maasai Mara National Parks. Most Kenya safaris are undertaken in vehicles with around 8 passengers and an experienced game tracker/guide who is also the driver. 

The Maasai Mara is a large national park situated in the south west corner of Kenya bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania and sharing the same ecosystem. The annual Wildebeest migration here is a natural cycle that replenishes and renews the grasslands of East Africa. This is one of the remarkable wildlife attractions that make Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. The migration which also includes zebra and gazelle starts northbound around July and returns southbound around October.  The migration can be experienced on early morning game drives in customized vehicles, walking safaris with Maasai Warrior guides, horseback safaris in areas surrounding the Mara, or even on a hot air Balloon safari over the herds. The park has 570 different species of birds for the bird watching enthusiast. Maasai Mara is also home to the endangered black rhino 

Mount Kenya National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175 kilometres/110 miles north east of Nairobi.  Mount. Kenya is an important water tower and provides water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power. Animals here include elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, water buck and elands. 

Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 140 kilometres/88 miles north-west of Nairobi in the Rift Valley. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with flamingos and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. There are around 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 different species.

The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare mountain ranges of Central Kenya.  The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include the black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and Sykes monkey. Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding with over 250 species of birds existing in the park. 

On a Kenya Safari in Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is also located in the Rift Valley. The ecosystem, mainly savannah grassland, spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai tribes people and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park again located in the Rift Valley. Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park has retained a naturally serene feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven. You are guaranteed to see cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, dik-diks, zebra, giraffe and oryx. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.

Something that can be a welcome addition to your Kenya safari is to head to the coast to unwind on the Indian Ocean. Mombasa is a cosmopolitan port which not only offers white sand beaches and coral reefs but has an exotic atmosphere. The air here is filled with the scent of spices and you will also see colourfully dressed locals in native garb. The Old Town is very attractive with its narrow winding streets. Another well known resort is Lamu Island reached by ferry or air from Mombasa or air from Nairobi. It is known for its buildings made of coral stone and mangrove timber and for its corridors, verandas and elaborately carved wooden doors.

Diani Beach, 30 kilometres/18 miles south of Mombasa has a 10 kilometre/6 mile long beach with sparkling white sands and lush greenery. 

 

Kenya Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Kenya.

Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Kenya or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours

 

 

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  • East Africa Safari

    Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly African safari. Visit some of Africa’s most famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife and cultural opportunities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,933
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
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  • African Sampler

    South Africa or Kenya for your African safari? With this unique itinerary, there’s no need to choose. Enjoy the culture and wildlife of the Masai Mara before flying on to Victoria Falls and Cape Town.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,235
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Game Lodges, Independent Travel Modules, Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Alfajiri Villas - Stay of Distinction

    Considered by many as the finest villas on the East African Coast, Alfajiri Villas’ tropical gardens and infinity pool overlook Diani Beach, with 5 miles of coral sand on each side.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,423
    Trip Type:
    Lodges & Beach Stays, Stays of Distinction
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  • Cottar’s 1920 Camp – Stay of Distinction

    Goway's Cottar’s 1920 Camp – Stay of Distinction property is located in the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,467
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Safaris, Stays of Distinction
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  • East Africa Explorer

    Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly safari. Visit some of Africa’s most famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife and cultural opportunities.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,478
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Locally Escorted Tours
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  • East Africa Safari Super Special

    Experience the many highlights of East Africa with this family friendly African safari. Visit famous national parks, uncovering unique wildlife, and cultural opportunities.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,909
    Trip Type:
    Safaris, Single Friendly, Small Group Tours
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  • Essential Kenya

    Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,778
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris, Small Group Tours
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  • Essential Kenya Super Special

    Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,615
    Trip Type:
    Safaris, Single Friendly, Small Group Tours
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  • Fly-In Kenya Safari - Amboseli

    Fly in to Amboseli National Park and spend 3 days on an African safari. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with the opportunity to spot these majestic creatures.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,660
    Trip Type:
    Safaris
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  • Fly-In Kenya Safari - Masai Mara

    Fly in to Masai Mara Game Reserve spending 3 days on an African safari. As Masai Mara hosts the “Big 5”, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with the opportunity to spot these majestic creatures.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,285
    Trip Type:
    Safaris
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  • Fly-In Kenya Safari - Samburu

    Fly in to Samburu Game Reserve spending 3 days on an African safari. As Samburu hosts the “Big 5”, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with the opportunity to spot these majestic creatures.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,431
    Trip Type:
    Safaris
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  • Full Day Nairobi Tour

    Today visit Daphne Sheldrick's orphanage where orphan elephants and rhinos are cared for. Explore the Karen Blixen museum and the continue to the giraffe center. Enjoy lunch at either the Carnivore restaurant or Macushla.
    Duration:
    7 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 239
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Gorillas Encounter

    See flamingos at Lake Nakuru, then relax, swim or canoe Lake Bunyoni and feel both the tranquility and the rush of excitement whilst trekking the jungle to view endangered mountain gorillas.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Jambo East Africa

    This East African safari takes you through the most famous wildlife regions of Tanzania, including the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. It also takes in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,301
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
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  • Jambo Kenya Safari

    Explore the best of Kenya on this East African safari. On a round-trip from Nairobi, relax on country estates, see Lakes Elementaita and Nakuru, and meet the wildlife and people of the Masai Mara.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,814
    Trip Type:
    Game Lodges, Safaris
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  • Karibu Kenya

    From the flamingos of Lake Nakaru to the majestic Masai Mara where ‘the real Africa’ lives on, Kenya is an unforgettable short safari break.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,384
    Trip Type:
    Safaris, Small Group Tours
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  • Kenya Escapades - Amboseli

    Explore Amboseli, famous for its free-ranging elephants and for spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. You’ll have the chance to see an amazing array of animals in their natural habitats.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 777
    Trip Type:
    Safaris
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  • Kenya Escapades - Masai Mara

    Spend three days exploring Masai Mara National Reserve, world famous for its incredible wildlife. Enjoy game drives where you’ll have the opportunity to spot Africa’s celebrated “Big Five”.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 850
    Trip Type:
    Safaris
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  • Kenya Family Safari

    This African safari journey through the National Parks of Kenya offers children and adults the ultimate wildlife experience. Stay at some of Kenya's best known game parks and take part in activities the whole family can enjoy.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,750
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Safaris
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  • Kenya Sky Safari by Elewana

    Spend time at three luxury lodges situated in three of Kenya’s outstanding game parks, Amboseli, Meru and the Masai Mara Reserve. At each lodge, enjoy day and night game safaris as well as walking safaris. Fly by small aircraft directly from Nairobi and between lodges.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,182
    Trip Type:
    Safaris, VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Masai Footsteps

    Discover the famous Masai, a semi nomadic people whose culture and ways have changed little over the centuries. Travel from Nairobi to Amboseli, visiting Masai Mara and Kigio on route.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,874
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Safaris
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  • Mombasa Beach

    Found on the Indian Ocean coastline of Kenya, the town of Mombasa is immersed in Swahili, Arab and Bantu influences. Good resorts and inviting beaches make it a perfect ending to a safari.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 456
    Trip Type:
    Lodges & Beach Stays, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Soul Safari

    Stay at world class properties, visiting both Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Parks, Sweetwaters Wildlife Sanctuary and Masai Mara, without compromising luxury on your African safari.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,448
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
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  • Tuskers of Kenya

    Kenya is often described as the African continent in microcosm. You will see some of the best parks in Africa from Tsavo Wset, Masai Mara, home of the “Big Five” and the Masai people to Olare Motorogi home to a number of lion prides.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,407
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Safaris
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