9 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $5,260
Experience the best that Kenya has to offer on this accessible and customizable 9-day tour from Selenkay Conservancy to Olare Motorogi Conservancy. With a strong focus on the Masai Mara region’s conservation efforts, this safari expedition will be an enriching exploration of the thriving environments and abundance of wildlife inhabiting Kenya’s preserved plains and unspoiled savannas. Make magnificent memories and return from your adventure with exceptional wildlife photography.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $11,695
Kenya is an epic wilderness destination waiting to be discovered during this breathtaking 12-day tour of the country’s coveted wildlife reserves. Between Nairobi and the rolling plains of Masai Mara, a golden-green expanse of flourishing environments is set to share the game viewing spoils and spectacular scenery for which Kenya is famous. Come visit the viridian sanctuaries and explore the untouched ecosystems of Amboseli National Park, Laikipia, and Masai Mara.
7 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $4,090
Flock to Kenya in search of the country’s marvelous creatures and spectacular scenes on this tailormade 7-day family safari from Amboseli National Park to Masai Mara Game Reserve. With game drives revealing the wondrous wildlife dwelling in the African bush and spectacular safaris showcasing phenomenal wildlife moments such as the Great Migration, you and your family will be blown away by the remarkable spoils of the Kenyan wilderness.
10 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $12,995
The ultimate highlights of Kenya’s safari sanctuaries may be yours to discover on the glamorous 10-day handcrafted tour revealing the country’s majestic environments sweeping from the balconies of its remarkable wilderness suites. Explore fabulous and diverse habitats stretching across Kalama Conservancy, appreciate encounters with fascinating animals in Lewa Conservancy, and immerse yourself in the local culture at Masai Mara National Reserve.
13 Day Custom Tour
Your 13-day luxury family safari of Kenya and Tanzania will embody the wonders of East Africa and immerse you in the circle of life. You will journey into the wilderness that inspired The Lion King movie where warthogs ramble through the underbrush and lions laze on the savannah. From recognizable landscapes to captivating ancient legends, your family safari will bring the dream of East Africa’s majestic wildlife into reality.
12 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $7,015
Indulge in 12 days of safari glamor on this handcrafted honeymoon tour from the breathtaking stretches of Kenyan wilderness to the idyllic pearl-white shores of Seychelles. Between exploring the untouched bushveld where lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other mighty animals roam and uncovering the marine beauty carpeting coral-colored seabeds, you will relish moments soaking up the splendors of Africa’s rich wildlife environments.
11 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $6,573
Experience the very best of Kenya on this dream safari adventure. Covering six diverse parks, this itinerary offers a perfect blend of thrilling adventure and serene beauty. Submerse yourself in the captivating charms of wild Africa and get indelibly close to the Big Five and much more. With places like the Maasai Mara and Samburu on the itinerary, this 11-day trip offers a daily procession of unforgettable highlights.
9 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $11,677
In Kenya, the evergreen grasslands and golden savanna plains are alive with magnificent animals and dazzling birdlife, while the capital city is brimming with cosmopolitan charm for you to discover during your deluxe 9-day tour from Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve. Indulge in the glamor of premier campsites stationed in the country’s treasured reserves and partake in thrilling safari experiences unveiling the majesty of these untouched parks.
13 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $16,726
Kenya's landscape is unparalleled. It provides the hypnotic stage and exquisite backdrop for this Kenya romantic vacation. Lions chasing wildebeest across the Maasai Mara, Indian Ocean beaches without footprints, Amboseli elephants roaming beneath snow-capped Kilimanjaro; these memorable scenes at these unforgettable destinations elevate the romance with vibrant waves of charm and delight. Few vacations can offer such a complete getaway. And none will make you feel as alive.
7 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $4,363
Over this one-week whirlwind tour of Kenya’s highlights, you will experience both the quintessential experiences alongside the lesser-known (but equally spectacular) corners of the country. Walk the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru, pausing to admire the robust rhinoceros population. Head into the bush on foot guided by a Maasai Warrior, learning of the tricks and skills that have their enabled Maasai prosperity for centuries. Finally, traverse the plains of the infamous Maasai Mara as lions, cheetahs, elephants and giraffe hover around the Great Wildebeest Migration.
14 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $9,277
Handcrafted to celebrate Kenya’s abundance of endangered animals, this adventurous, two-week safari will also offer intimate moments with rhinos, chimpanzees, and nearly exclusive species to Kenya. Cheetahs flourish on Kenya’s open grasslands along with Africa’s other iconic cats. This safari will lead you them, from the Amboseli swamps to Meru plains and Masai Mara grasslands.
10 Day Custom Tour
Dynamic pricing from $6,235
Handcrafted for wildlife photographers, this adventurous, 10-day Kenyan safari will give you the ultimate angles of cheetahs and other big cats. You will explore with specialist guides and on private game drives that venture off the trail to achieve the ultimate shots. Ease into Big Five photography in Laikipia, capture iconic scenes in the Masai Mara, and then explore beneath the surface with a big cat safari in Mara North Conservancy. Expect to return home with eternal and ineffable photos of Africa’s icons.
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The best time for safari in Kenya is during the dry season months, from June to October, when vegetation is sparse, making wildlife easier to see during game drives and walking safaris.
If seeing the Great Migration is on your wishlist, then July through October is an ideal time to witness millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traversing the plains of the Masai Mara. During these months, the odds of witnessing predators are high as the migration passes through. The weather is also relatively mild, with cooler nights and mornings.
Late October to early June can also be an excellent time for safari. You can avoid the crowds, and the landscape is lush and green. Overall, Kenya offers superb safaris at any time of the year, and you can find the right time for your trip in our guide on the best time to visit Kenya.
Kenya is home to some of Africa's most iconic safari destinations. From the rolling grasslands of the Masai Mara to the savannas of Amboseli National Park, here are the top places to visit in Kenya for an unforgettable safari experience:
- Masai Mara National Reserve: Famous for the Great Migration and excellent chances of seeing the Big Five, the Mara offers boundless wildlife on picturesque grassland plains and exciting safari experiences.
- Amboseli National Park: Known for big game and views of Mount Kilimanjaro, you can see elephants and lions with Africa's highest freestanding mountain as a backdrop to your unforgettable adventures.
- Lake Nakuru National Park: As Kenya’s premier bird watcher's paradise, with flamingos and over 450 species of birds, Lake Nakuru is a marvelous destination for unique safari experiences and is also home to rhinos, lions, leopards, and more.
For more ideas on where to go in Kenya beyond the popular safari spots, explore our guide on the destinations to visit in Kenya beyond a safari.
Masai Mara is located in southwest Kenya and is a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It is one of Kenya's most famous and most visited safari destinations, known for its exceptional population of lions, cheetahs, and the great migration.
To experience the Masai Mara, enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives with knowledgeable safari guides to maximize your wildlife sightings. A hot air balloon ride over the Mara offers a unique perspective of the savanna and animals. Be sure to venture out into the grasslands and explore along the Mara and Talek rivers.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience is witnessing the Great Migration in Kenya first-hand between July and October. The Masai Mara offers pristine African wilderness, iconic safari wildlife, and endless scenic vistas.
Kenya offers a wealth of safari experiences showcasing the country's incredible wildlife and culture. Here are some of the top things to do in Kenya during your trip:
- See the Great Migration river crossing in the Masai Mara from July to October
- Take a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara at dawn to see spectacular views of the savanna
- Go on a classic daytime game drive to spot the Big Five and other wildlife
- Enjoy sunset and sunrise game drives when animals are most active
- Visit a Maasai village to learn about this iconic tribe's customs and way of life
The thrill of seeing iconic African wildlife in their natural habitat is unmatched. In Kenya, prepare to be stunned by massive elephants foraging through the bush, the speed of cheetahs on the hunt, and the roar of lions echoing across the plains. Some of the incredible animals to see in Kenya include:
- Wild dog
A safari in Kenya often involves early morning game drives and evenings spent around a campfire under the stars. Be prepared for your adventures by packing the right gear for an African safari over and above your typical packing list. Here are some of our recommendations:
- Neutral, light-colored clothing
- Lightweight, waterproof rain jacket
- Long pants for bush walks
- Hiking boots or walking shoes
- Camera with a zoom lens and extra memory cards
- Insect repellent
- UV protection, including but not limited to sunscreen, hats, lip balm, and sunglasses
A safari in Kenya is safe.
The national parks and private conservancies have well-trained rangers who ensure tourists follow rules for safe viewing. While petty theft is a possibility, it is uncommon on a Kenya safari when staying at reputable camps and lodges within the protected reserves.
Overall, Kenya offers the excitement of a safari adventure with minimal safety concerns. Following park regulations and your guide’s instructions provides peace of mind to focus on the unparalleled experience.
With endless highlights, designing the best Kenya safari itinerary depends on your interests and the experience you desire. From abundant wildlife to diverse ecosystems, here are some popular safari route ideas to spark inspiration:
- For an incredible 9-day luxury safari adventure showcasing Kenya's most renowned national parks and conservancies, consider our Kenya Favorites: 9-Day Safari in Amboseli, Ol Pejeta and Masai Mara.
- Our 12-Day Best of Kenya Safari grand tour takes you to Kenya's top wildlife havens and most stunning landscapes for an unforgettable, comprehensive safari experience.
- Explore the best of Kenya in style on a glamorous safari experience with our Exclusive Kenya Safari: Luxury Adventure in 10 Days.
Find more information and inspiration in our Kenya safari guide.
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