Kenya - The Original Safari Destination
Kenya is the original safari destination and fulfils most peoples idea of what a safari should be all about. Kenya has been blessed with amazingly varied and attractive scenery, from pristine white beaches to snow capped mountains, from game covered plains to shimmering deserts, from rich tribal culture to an exotic Swahili influenced coast: A Kenya Safari has it all in abundance.
As Kenya is only 8.5 hours flying time from London and the time difference is only two or three hours, getting here on an overnight flight makes it a perfect exotic destination and hence the country is amazingly popular.
Safari Club take you in style to areas where tourists are fewer and the sights and sounds of Kenya can be experienced in peace. Safari Club tailor made safari holidays in Kenya aim to give our clients excellent value without any compromise on the quality of your safari experience.
Most Safari Club tailor made safaris use the excellent flight network to transfer between national parks avoiding long, slow, overland journeys on badly maintained roads.This ensures that most of your time is spent in the wonderful game reserves and National Parks viewing Kenya's fabulous wildlife.
For larger groups and families we also organise personalised overland trips on a privately guided basis in your own 4x4 safari vehicle or minibus visiting some of the principal highlights of Kenya listed below.
Amboseli National Park well known for its large tuskers and other game with Mount Kilimanjaro and its snow covered summit looming above the plains.
Meru National Park is the least visited of the large Kenyan parks and as such is an unspoiled and pristine wilderness, the place where Joy Adamson hand reared a lion cub and released it back into the wild as made famous by the film "Born Free."
Shaba National Reserve is semi desert with a rugged hilly terrain, great rocky kopjes (small hills) and lots of springs supporting the abundant wildlife located in the Samburu region of Kenya, this area too has few visitors and you are unlikely to see other tourists on your drives.
Laikipia Conservancy is on the edge of the rugged Northern Frontier District where the management of our camps work with the local Masaai and Sumburu community to preserve the environment. This area has the second highest game density in Kenya and most of the camps offer other activities including horse riding, camel safaris, bush walks and fly camping.
The Masaai Mara is a place that every traveller should visit on that journey of a lifetime, a place where nature still rules supreme and where the annual wildebeest migration, one of the wonders of the world cannot fail to hold you enthralled. We have small bush camps and lodges both inside the park boundaries and in the surrounding conservation areas. A chance maybe to meet the feline stars of BBC's big cat diary
The rift valley lakes of Lake Nakuru, Naivasha and Baringo with their huge flocks of flamingos and Lake Nakuru National Park a stronghold for both black and white rhino are another Kenya favourite.
Why not combine your safari with a few days on an tropical beach.
Our favourite beach resorts in Kenya are in the romantic Lamu Archipelago and include Manda Bay, our beach resort on Manda Island, Kiwayu and Lamu itself. These resorts are the perfect place to unwind after a safari. With powdery white sand, freshly caught seafood and few other tourists, it would meet most peoples idea of the perfect tropical island hideaway.
Less expensive to visit but also an attractive add on to your safari are the beaches of the South Coast of Mombasa and at Watamu near the marine reserve.
The best times to visit Kenya are probably October to February for scuba and clear seas, whilst the best time to visit Kenya for game viewing safari are the drier months from June to October and January to Mid March. The annual wildebeest migration generally takes place from July to October but varies from year to year.