Why Kenya?

Kenya, the original safari destination, is a place steeped in safari tradition. It's renowned for its iconic Masai Mara, where generations have come to witness the Big 5 and the breathtaking annual wildebeest migration. A visit here offers an authentic "Out of Africa" experience that's both captivating and unforgettable.

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Kenya is the original safari destination. Home of the famous Masai Mara, the country has a decades-long history as the place to see the Big 5 and the annual wildebeest migration. Here you can have the real Out of Africa experience.

Alternatively, a Kenya safari could take you north to Samburu, with its arid thornveld and incredible leopard sightings, or to Amboseli, with its stunning views of Kilimanjaro, or even to the picture-perfect beaches on the Indian Ocean coast.

What to look out for

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From the Masai Mara to the palm-fringed white sandy beaches, Kenya offers the ultimate safari beach itinerary.
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Key locations:
Maasai Mara National Park, Laikipia, Samburu, Tsavo, Amboseli National Park & Chyulu Hills, Diani Beach, Lamu, Watamu.
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Key experiences:
Sighting the Big 5, the Great Migration, hot air balloon flights, dhow cruising and dolphin spotting.

What to see in 

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When to visit 

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January marks the start of the 'short dry season', although timings can be unpredictable. Expect lush and green conditions after the 'short rains' and new-born animals in sight. It is hot with passing clouds, but brief afternoon showers cool things down without compromising your safari. On the coast it will be hot with bright days and clear waters, making it ideal for diving and snorkelling.

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We are still in the short dry season with higher temperatures, less rain compared to January, and a sunny coastline. A lovely time to travel.

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The end of March sees the arrival of the long rains. The time of their arrival can be a little unpredictable.

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The long rains are in full flow. We advise against travel at this time of year.

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A slightly unpredictable month where you can expect great weather and rain rolled into one.

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The dry weather returns with pleasant temperatures and cool mornings. On the whole, a great month to travel outside peak season rates.

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The long dry season is in full flow and the first herds of The Great Migration enter the Masai Mara from Tanzania. Temperatures are pleasant and conditions for game viewing are perfect. A great time to be on safari.

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The migrating herds fill the Maasai Mara. Dry conditions and pleasant temperatures make for superb game viewing. The perfect time for a holiday with virtually no rain.

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Another dry season month as temperatures start to rise. The Great Migration herds graze in the Masai Mara and game viewing remains excellent across Kenya's National Parks.

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The last month of the dry season. Temperatures start to rise and wildlife gathers round scarce water sources. Conditions on the coast are excellent for exploring reefs as the diving season resumes.

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November heralds the start of the 'short rains' and with hotter temperatures some camps are closed. The Mara however is still open, and despite sometimes stormy skies, game viewing is still good. Fewer crowds and lower prices make this an attractive month to visit.

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The short rains tend to end mid-month, and the landscape is verdant and abundant with birds. Temperatures rise further as the month progresses. The Kenyan Coast is the perfect Christmas destination and needs to be booked far in advance.

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