Kenya

Kenya is East Africa’s foremost safari destination, boasting no less than 60 national parks and game reserves. Here you’ll find the famed Maasai Mara, running contiguous with the Serengeti on the other side of the Tanzanian border. It is known not just for the presence of the Big Five, but also the annual Great Wildebeest Migration that sees up to 1.5 million animals crossing the Mara River in search of fresh pasture.

Fifteen times larger, Tsavo is recognised as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots thanks to its sheer diversity of species. Divided into the semi-desert savannah of East Tsavo and swampier West Tsavo, it is bordered by the Chyulu Hills, the backdrop to the Oscar-winning Out of Africa. Elsewhere, Amboseli is known for its large elephant herds and views towards the snowdrifts of Mount Kilimanjaro.

In addition, Kenya lays claim to an increasing number of privately-owned and operated wildlife conservancies, that see individuals setting aside large tracts of land for the country’s most feted species while ensuring a long term livelihood for the region’s human population. They offer an altogether more bespoke safari experience than the national parks they border, and now offer safe sanctuary to more than half of Kenya’s wildlife, making the likes of Laikipia, Ol Pejeta and Rukinga destinations not to be missed.

Tours

Adventure Camping

Adventure camping requires participation. Your guide and assistant do all the meal preparation, however we ask guests to help (on rotation) with the washing up.  You will also need to assist with putting up your tent and packing the vehicle.  There are some long travel days which means early morning starts, so we all need to get involved to make the day run efficiently.

Fully Assisted Camping (non en-suite)

Fully Assisted Camping (non-ensuite) means you will not have to lift a finger as we take care of all camping chores: cooking, cleaning, pitching and packing tents.  You have a 3-man crew of experienced safari staff (including a cook) who are dedicated to making your trip memorable and rewarding.

Hosted Safaris

We offer a couple of safaris each year that are hosted by either Claire and Tracy, along with highly qualified local guides.  Both Claire and Tracy have tremendous experience in Africa, collectively spending between 2 and 3 months on the continent.

Lodges and Tented Camps

Safari lodges are fully permanent accommodation built out of stone, wood, thatch, bricks, mortar or a combination of all.  Tented Camps are generally considered the best for a true safari experience. All lodges and tented camps feature real beds and private, en-suite bathroom facilities.

Travel Information

Electricity

Electric Power is 220V – 240V running at 50Hz. The Plug type used in Kenya is the 3 large flat prong (UK). If your appliances are compatible with 220V-240V…

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Banking

CurrencyThe currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES; symbol KSh). 1 Kenyan Shilling = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of KSh1,000, 500, 200,…

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Cuisine

Bottled water is advisable for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying bottled water, check the seal of the bottle is intact. Never drink tap…

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Climate

Kenya lies on the equator and has a pleasant tropical climate, but there are large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including…

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Transport

Nairobi has two airports for domestic and regional flights: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and Wilson Airport (www.kaa.go.ke). Kenya has over 150…

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Dress

Comfortable, casual clothing that is lightweight is the best bet while on safari. It can be quite cool in the early mornings, so you’ll want to dress warmly…

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Regions

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli is a fairly small national park of 390 sq kms situated south of Nairobi, bordering Tanzania. One of the most popular safari parks in Kenya,…

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Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley Lakes and despite having no outlet, it is one of only two Rift Valley freshwater lakes….

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Mara Naboisho Conservancy

Bordering the Masai Mara National Reserve to the southwest, the Olare Orok Conservancy to the west and the Ol Kinyei Conservancy to the east, the Mara…

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Mara North Conservancy

Situated in southwest Kenya, the Mara North Conservancy is a beautiful private wilderness area spanning more than 30 000 hectares. It is home to a spectacular…

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Probably the most famous of the reserves, the Masai Mara, in Kenya’s south western corner, boasts an astonishing amount of game. Unfenced, the Mara is bounded…

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Masai Mara National Reserve

One of Kenya’s undisputed natural highlights is the Masai Mara National Reserve, which sprawls across more than 1500 square kilometres of the country’s southwest. The park…

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Mount Kenya

Rising up from the heart of the Kenyan landscape, the snow-capped Mount Kenya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is Africa’s second highest mountain reaching…

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Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point…

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Nairobi National Park

Bordering the capital city of Nairobi, in beautiful Kenya, Nairobi National Park is one of Africa’s smallest parks and one of the only parks on earth…

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Nakuru

Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200 square kilometres. It is the capital…

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Ol Kinyei Conservancy

As one of the sixteen conservancies that make up the renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, the Ol Kinyei Conservancy is a pristine wilderness area characterised by…

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Resting at the foothills of Mount Kenya and the Aberdare Mountain Range, in central Kenya’s Laikipia County, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino…

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 90,000-acre (360 km2) not-for-profit wildlife conservancy in Central Kenya’s Laikipia County. It is situated on the equator west of Nanyuki,…

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Olare Motorogi Conservancy

Olare Motorogi Conservancy is situated along the northern edge of Masai Mara National Reserve. It was established in May of 2006. To create the conservancy, 277…

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Samburu National Reserve

Resting on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro River and neighbouring the Buffalo Springs National Park, Samburu National Reserve is remote, hot and arid. The reserve…

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Selenkay Conservancy

16 kms north of the northern boundary of Amboseli Park is the 15,000 acres Selenkay Conservancy. The Conservancy is one of the pioneers of community conservation…

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Shaba Game Reserve

Neighbouring the beautiful Samburu National Park in Kenya, Shaba National Reserve features the extinct volcano of Mount Shaba rising up from the plains. The reserve also…

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The Rift Valley

The Rift Valley is a colossal geological feature stretching for 6000 kilometres. It runs from the Middle East all the way down Africa to northern Botswana…

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Thika

Resting near the confluence of the majestic Thika and Chania Rivers, 39 kilometres from Nairobi, the market town of Thika offers a world of history, symbolism…

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Reviews

Maria & Fiona (2017)

My sister and I had the most amazing Kenya safari experience organised by African Safaris. Tracy knew exactly what we wanted and delivered – choosing…

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