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<p>Experience both the quintessential and the singular allure of Africa’s ultimate safari destination. Picture the endless golden savanna under a vast and dramatic sky as a herd of elephants amble in front of Kilimanjaro’s mighty snowcapped peak or a team of lionesses give their cubs a hunting lesson. Visualize a million wildebeests dodging the jaws of giant crocodiles as they cross the Mara River. Spectacles like these are only the beginning of Kenya’s magic during a custom safari designed for you.</p>

Experience both the quintessential and the singular allure of Africa’s ultimate...

Experience both the quintessential and the singular allure of Africa’s ultimate safari destination. Picture the endless golden savanna under a vast and dramatic sky as a herd of elephants amble in front of Kilimanjaro’s mighty snowcapped peak or a team of lionesses give their cubs a hunting lesson. Visualize a million wildebeests dodging the jaws of giant crocodiles as they cross the Mara River. Spectacles like these are only the beginning of Kenya’s magic during a custom safari designed for you.

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Kenya Favorites: 9-Day Safari in Amboseli, Ol Pejeta and Masai Mara

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.

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Hot air balloons drifting over the Masai Mara Savannah at dawn
12-Day Best of Kenya Safari

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.

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Elephants in Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Kenya With Kids: 7 Day Family Safari

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.

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Giraffes in Kenya
Exclusive Kenya Safari: Luxury Adventure in 10 Days

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.

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Lion cub in the African savanna

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.

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Buffalo surrounded by flamingos in Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Honeymoon in Kenya and Seychelles

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.

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Best of Kenya Safari: Big Five, Maasai Mara & National Parks

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.

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Lions in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
9-Day Kenya Fly-In Safari

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.

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Tropical coast with palm trees and beaches in Diana, Kenya
Kenya Safari & Beach Getaway for Lovers

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.

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Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Highlights of Kenya Safari Tour

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.

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Lion laying on grass in the African savanna
Two-Week Kenya Big Cat Safari Adventure

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.

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Mother Cheetah and her cub in the Savannah in Africa
Amazing Kenya Cheetah Safari for Photographers

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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Kenya Safari for Couples: Romance & Adventure in the African Bush

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,291

Step back in time, growing nostalgic over the glamour, intimacy and adventure of early 20th century Kenyan safaris. Recreate the magic as you retrace the trails of Kenya’s early explorers, bearing witness to the country’s spectacular past, prolific wildlife and vibrant communities. This package carries discerning guests through Kenya’s top safari destinations as they exclusively capture a glimpse of an era rich with luxury, elegance and romance in the heart of the African bush.

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Family Friendly Kenyan Safari: Bush, Beach & City

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,600

Specially designed for families with kids under 10 years old in mind, this tour takes you on a magical African safari, showing young children the wonders of the bush on this family-friendly Kenya vacation and safari. From Nairobi conservation centers to the secluded plains of Laikipia, your family will learn of the wonders of this environment, and the importance of conservation. Moving on to the famed Maasai Mara, you will receive the quintessential safari experience before unwinding along the calm turquoise shores of the Indian Ocean. Over 13 days, this comprehensive tour will inspire a true passion for Africa in every member of your family.

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Essential Kenya: Safaris in Maasai Mara & Lake Nakuru

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,091

Explore Kenya’s most famed national parks on this essential 8-day Kenya safari through the African wilderness. Beginning in the Maasai Mara, you will be exposed to unbelievable sightings of lion, leopard, elephant rhinoceros and buffalo – but will also be exposed to the fascinating Maasai culture. Moving through the Great Rift Valley, the tour features the sublime Lake Nakuru and its flamingo filled shores from game drives to perfect vantage points with sundowner cocktails. Driving back to Nairobi a few days later, you will have witnessed the quintessential parks of this impressive country.

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Kenya Vacation: Safari, Beach, and Exclusive Lodges

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $16,193

This exclusive itinerary showcases the very best of Kenya. Discover beautiful areas of wilderness, great savannas teeming with wild game, deserted white sand beaches, and spectacular plateaus. Each destination offers its own inimitability, epitomized by the unforgettable Maasai Mara and a walking safari in Meru National Park. Packed with unique experiences, this itinerary shows Kenya at its most beautiful and authentic.

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Highlights of Kenya Safari & Uganda Gorilla Trekking

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,036

From the flamingo-filled shores of Lake Nakuru, to the crocodile-infested banks of Lake Edward and right down the rapids of the River Nile, this package is the ultimate tour of East Africa’s spectacular fresh water lakes. While taking pauses to walk amongst a thriving rhino population and to marvel at Uganda’s spectacular mountain gorillas while listening to the calls of hundreds of bird species, few safaris will better combine serenity, tranquility and thoughtful wildlife interactions.

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Luxury Bespoke East Africa Safari: Rwanda, Kenya & Tanzania

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $19,105

This luxurious African adventure is packed with some of the world's most exhilarating natural experiences. It combines the unrivaled wonders of East Africa with the most exclusive accommodation on the continent. Visit two troops of gorillas in the Rwandan hills and immerse yourself in the unforgettable spectacle of the Maasai Mara. Then surround yourself with the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

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Kenyan Exclusivity & Luxury Safari: Siana Reserve, Masai Mara & More

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,095

Explore the famed Mara-Serengeti eco-system with unprecedented privacy and intimacy through this one-week tour of the Siana Reserve and the Masai Mara National Park. This tour revolves around providing numerous encounters to observe lions, leopards, elephant and the Great Wildebeest Migration (Migration dependent on month traveling).  You will stay in luxurious lodges and tented camps in quiet corners of this often-crowded region. With opportunities to meet locals and support local communities through successful eco-tourism initiatives, this is one of the most comprehensive ways to experience this stunning part of Kenya.

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Cheetah Safari: Expedition Through Kenya

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $11,292

Cheetahs roam where ungulates graze across the Kenyan plains. They thrive in the Masai Mara, have returned to Meru, are holding on in Samburu, and are accompanied by critically endangered species in Ol Pejeta. This unforgettable, 11-day safari will showcase four exceptional Kenyan destinations while focusing on cheetah encounters in addition to the country’s rarer and more unusual wildlife. It will provide a diverse safari experience in the country where safaris began.

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Wildlife Wonder: 11-Day Kenya and Tanzania

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,430

Explore the epic wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania on this handcrafted 11-day tour leading from Selekay Conservancy’s stretching golden savannas to Tarangire National Park’s flourishing emerald floodplains. Breathtaking unspoiled scenes, captivating encounters with indigenous wildlife, and vitalizing moments of relaxation surrounded by acacias await those wishing to discover all that Kenya and Tanzania have to offer across their spectacular safari reserves.

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Luxury Kenya and Seychelles: Safari and Beach Vacation

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $19,495

Luxury experiences abound on this hand-picked 15-day Kenyan safari and Seychelles island retreat. Discover the decadence of these countries’ premier resorts set amongst some of Africa’s greatest bushveld and seaside scenes, with an endless array of magnificent activities allowing you to explore diverse environments teeming with wildlife and wallow in the crystal clear waters of a tropical island. Embrace Africa’s scenic splendors in style!

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Kenya to Zanzibar: Pure Wildlife and Seaside Escape

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,925

Pure wildlife adventures and surreal seaside escapes await you on this 10-day adventure from Kenya to Zanzibar. Discover the majestic animals wandering some of Kenya’s beloved reserves, such as Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara before you retreat to the shimmering shores hugging the coastline of Tanzania’s archipelago, Zanzibar, all while indulging in the luxury of the untouched bush and sea.

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Unparalleled East Africa Safari Trip of a Lifetime

16 Day Custom Tour

Find yourself immersed in the drama and prestige of the wilderness during your 16-day luxury African safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Discover the expansive splendor of the Serengeti as you search for golden lions and scour the jungle terrain of Volcanoes National Park to find lounging gorillas. Witness the rolling thunder of the Great Wildebeest Migration and embrace the elegance of giraffes towering above the trees. From opulent lodges to exclusive activities, you will experience the true depth and exceptional personalized service of a custom-tailored African safari during your trip of a lifetime.

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Travel Tips for Your Kenya Safari
When is the best time to go on safari in Kenya?

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.

Where should I go on safari in 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.

Where is Masai Mara, and how should I experience it?

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.

What are the best safari experiences in Kenya?

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
What animals can I see on a safari in Kenya?

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:

  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Leopard
  • Wildebeest
  • Cheetah
  • Buffalo
  • Hippo
  • Rhino
  • Wild dog
  • Zebra
  • Eland
What should I pack for a safari in Kenya?

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
  • Daypack
  • Camera with a zoom lens and extra memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • UV protection, including but not limited to sunscreen, hats, lip balm, and sunglasses
How safe are Kenya safaris?

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.

What are your most popular Kenya safari itineraries?

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:

What else should I know about how to plan a safari in Kenya?

Find more information and inspiration in our Kenya safari guide.

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