Lion growling in Masai Marai, Kenya

Kenya Safari

Chris has an infectious enthusiasm for Kenya, having spent a huge amount of time visiting the country, its lodges and camps and meeting guides.


Home to some of Africa’s best wildlife and a myriad of parks and reserves, as well as incredible beaches lapped by the Indian Ocean, Kenya is the ideal destination for a first time safari, honeymooners, families and seasoned safari hands alike. Good guiding and colourful characters make a safari here extra special – a chance to mix wildlife with culture gives Kenya its edge.


From the lush plains of the Masai Mara, to the arid desert of the Northern Frontier, Kenya offers a landscape as diverse as its people. Most of the small, privately owned lodges which we use offer outstanding levels of service and good food and Maasai and Samburu guides provide a warm welcome and wealth of knowledge.


  • Watch the wildebeest as they flounder across the Mara River during the great migration.
  • Take an early morning balloon ride over the Masai Mara.
  • Go walking for a few days in the remote north, as camels carry your bags
  • Many camps have children’s programmes making it a great place for a family safari
  • Try combining two countries in one holiday - the migration in the Mara, Kenya  and the endless, lion rich plains of the Serengeti, Tanzania
  • Learn to take professional wildlife pictures on one of our expert-led photographic tours - Albie Venter with packs of wild dogs in Laikipia or a photo safari in the Mara with David Plummer
  • Visit 6 countries - Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania - in 25 days for the ultimate big cat experience.
  • Explore the Rift Valley lakes for some peace and relaxation as well as excellent bird watching
  • End with a few days on the beach either in a small hotel or rent a private, fully staffed villa


Explore the Northern Frontier by helicopter, and area of remarkable beauty but otherwise inaccessible. 

Cotton layers such as t-shirts, a light fleece, shorts and a pair of long trousers are the key items. The temperature can vary quite a bit from the early morning game drive to the heat of the day. Sun screen, a hat and a swimming costume are the other necessities. It is best to avoid bright colours for a safari. Footwear should include a pair of sandals or flip flops and some walking shoes (trainers would be fine).  See below for a more comprehensive packing list. 

Almost all safari lodges in Kenya have either a generator or solar power. This will provide electricity to the camp, but you may not have plug points in your room. There will be somewhere that you can charge your camera or phone but this maybe in the managers office.

International airlines mostly work on an allowance of 23kg each for checked bags and 1 piece of hand luggage.  However if you are travelling by light aircraft between locations in Kenya you will be allowed a total of 15kg including your hand luggage. This allowance is at the Captain’s discretion and will depend on whether the flight is full but we advise you to err on the side of caution and to assume that this is your weight limit.

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