KENYA

When you think of going on safari, we are sure that Kenya will be one of the top destinations that comes to mind.  This is no surprise as the original safaris began in Kenya and East Africa and safari is a Swahili (the main language in Kenya) word that means “journey”.

Kenya is our home and base for organizing your East African Safaris and adventures.  We are thrilled that in 2023, it has been voted the best destination worldwide for wildlife spotting and photography with over 25,000 wildlife species including the Big Five.  We totally agree that it is definitely the best place in the world for safari.

It is an all year-round destination for first timers and repeat guests.  Being on the ground ensures that all our recommendations come from our personal extensive experience, resulting in a trip of a lifetime.  In fact, we have visited the destinations and properties that we recommend for your trip to ensure that wherever you go is upto our high standards. 

Our wish is for you to have a journey that makes you fall in love with Kenya and its’ wonderful people in the same way that we have.

It is a country that has so many different types of ‘safaris’ and experiences to offer.  From breathtaking landscapes, to some of the best beaches in the world, cultures which have withstood the test of time and extraordinary wildlife encounters, it is a feast for all the senses.

We offer a variety of adventures depending on the interests you have in Kenya. From walking to horse-riding and helicopter safaris to tea farm visits, beading and cultural immersive experiences, our aim is to curate a safari experience to match your expectations. 

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and ensuring that you have a seamless safari with all the small details looked after allowing you to relax and enjoy as soon as you arrive in Magical Kenya.

Our wish is that you have “Safari Njema”.  This means “A great journey” in Swahili.

 

Destinations and Experiences in Kenya

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is probably the most famous safari destination in Kenya.  It comprises of the Maasai Mara National Reserve (managed by the county government) and a number of conservancies (which are Maasai owned) that have been leased out to lodges/Camps for the preservation of the ecosystem and wildlife.  It has an abundance of wildlife throughout the year and is the site of the great wildebeest migration from July – October. 

It is your quintessential safari destination and there are a number of activities that you can do here depending on where you choose to stay.  We have a range of recommended accommodation options available, with the main focus being that you have a true safari experience.  You can experience day and night game drives, bush walks, learning about and immersing yourself in the Maasai culture, hot air balloon safaris, horse riding in the wild, sundowners, bush breakfasts and more.

Amboseli and Chyulu Hills

Amboseli is known for its herds of elephants with the beautiful silhouette of Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, in the background.  The park is made up of  diverse habitats from swamps, the desert of a dried lake bed, savannah and woodlands.  With a wide range of accommodation options available in Amboseli, we will recommend the best ones depending on what you want to experience.

Chyulu Hills and Kimana Conservancy form very important corridors for wildlife and especially elephants between Amboseli and Tsavo West National Parks.  They have stunning landscapes and also has great views of Mt Kilimanjaro.  These are off the beaten track destinations committed to conservation and there are only a handful of luxurious camps/lodges in the area which provide for an exceptional experience including bush meals, sundowners, horseriding and cycling in the wild and day and night game drives.  

Samburu

A visit to Samburu, a pristine wilderness in northern Kenya, is a journey into the heart of Africa’s untamed beauty. This arid landscape, framed by rugged mountains and the Ewaso Ng’iro River.  In addition to being a great place to ‘spot’ the cats, it hosts an array of unique wildlife, including the “Samburu Special Five” – the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, Beisa oryx, and Gerenuk.  It is also an amazing place to get up close and personal with the elephants amongst the doum palms and crossing the river.  

Samburu is also a testament to conservation efforts, notably the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary and Sera Community Conservancy. The Reteti Sanctuary is a beacon of hope for orphaned elephants, offering a chance to witness their rehabilitation. Meanwhile, the Sera Community Conservancy showcases successful rhino conservation, where local communities actively protect these endangered giants.

A visit to Samburu is not just a safari; it’s an opportunity to support vital conservation initiatives and witness the resilience of Kenya’s wildlife and people.

Laikipia

Nestled in the majestic shadow of Mount Kenya, Laikipia is a captivating region in central Kenya that promises an unparalleled African adventure. This sprawling wilderness spans over 9,500 square kilometres, offering an array of ecosystems from grassy plains to acacia-dotted landscapes, and riverine forests.

It has amazing and very successful examples of working ranches and community run conservancies working together to allow free passage of wildlife.  

If you are looking for something off the beaten track with an emphasis on activities and conservation, then this is your place.  It is one of the best places to see rhinos and other endangered species like the Grevy’s zebra, as well as see some spectacular landscapes.

There are a range of different types of properties in the area and you can experience camel walks, horse-riding in the wild, rhino and lion tracking, helicopter safaris, cultural visits, bush meals and sundowners in some of Kenya’s most beautiful locations as well as your regular day and night game drives.

The Rift Valley Lakes

The Rift Valley Lakes in Kenya, including Nakuru, Elementaita, and Naivasha, are a natural wonderland nestled within the Great Rift Valley. These sparkling freshwater lakes are not only breathtakingly beautiful but also harbor an abundance of wildlife and offer a plethora of recreational activities. These lakes are a birders paradise.


Lake Nakuru’s alkaline waters attract numerous bird species, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Beyond the avian wonders, Nakuru is a sanctuary for endangered rhinos and Rothschild’s giraffes.


Lake Elementaita, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a serene saline lake surrounded by picturesque landscapes. It’s an essential stop for bird enthusiasts, with pelicans and flamingos gracing its shores. Nearby, the Soysambu Conservancy offers opportunities for wildlife safaris.


Lake Naivasha, the largest of the three, is a versatile gem. It provides opportunities for boat rides amidst hippos, cycling around its shores, and hiking in nearby Hell’s Gate National Park. The lake also offers a peaceful escape with scenic views of Mount Longonot in the backdrop.

Tsavo Ecosystem, Taita and Lumo Conservancies

Tsavo East is Kenya’s largest national park and also known as the theatre of wildlife.  

Want to see some of the most iconic elephants in the world?  Then this is the place to go.

Tsavo, Taita and Lumo are also great places to explore for those who are at the coast or are a great way to break up a road safari to the coast from Nairobi.

In Taita and Lumo conservancies, you can also do night game drives and walking safaris as well as visit some amazing World War 1 and World War 2 historical sites.

The Kenyan Coast

The Kenyan coast is a tropical paradise that stretches along the Indian Ocean, boasting an enchanting blend of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Diani and Galu, located south of Mombasa, offer pristine white-sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs, making them ideal for water sports inlusing kite-surfing, diving and more, not to forget having great relaxation time.

Further north, Watamu’s Marine National Park and Malindi beckon with their spectacular marine life, great snorkelling and diving.  Watamu also has the beautiful Mida creek where the mangroves meet the oceans and you get the mot spectacular sunsets.

Venturing to Lamu Island, you’ll step back in time to a Swahili coastal paradise, with its ancient architecture and narrow streets. Meanwhile, Lamu Archipelago offers serene beaches and traditional dhow sailing experiences. The Kenyan coast promises an unforgettable blend of sun, sea, and culture, making it a must-visit destination for travellers seeking relaxation, exploration and historical travel.

Experience the coastal Swahili hospitality, amazing sea food and enjoy some R&R before or after your safari.

Nairobi

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and is a destination on it’s own with many exciting experiences.  Apart from immersing yourself in this muticultural vibrant city that has a wide variety of restaurants, art galleries, music events, you can also have the following unique experiences:

  1. Have a game-drive in the only wildlife national park in a city – the Nairobi National Park and have a unique perspective of seeing species like rhinos and lions against the backdrop of the Nairobi city centre skyline.
  2. Stay at the Giraffe Manor or visit the Giraffe centre and not only feed the giraffes, but also learn about the successful program to save the Rothschild giraffe from extinction.
  3. Experience the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant orphanage to see and learn more about how orphaned elephants are rescued, raised and then rehabilitated back into the wild.
  4. See the glass blowing at Kitengela Glass.
  5. Visit the Karen Blixen Museum and coffee garden and learn more about the life of the author of “Out of Africa”.
  6. See the beadworkers at Kazuri beads.
  7. Visit and learn more about tea and coffee (two of Kenya’s most famous exports) with tea/coffee farm visits.
  8. Visit the National Museum and learn more about Kenyan history and culture and the origins of mankind.
  9. Have a walk in the beautiful Karura forest – a haven of greenery in the city.  It is one of the largest gazetted forests in the world fully within city limits.  Visit the waterfalls and the historical Mau Mau caves on your walk.
  10. Have a walking tour through the city of Nairobi and learn about it’s political history and development through the ages.

We look forward to interacting with you to curate your safari experience with us in East Africa

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