Kenya

 

“The views were immensely wide. Everything that you saw made for greatness and freedom, and unequalled nobility.” Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

Kenya

Kenya is the original home of safari, abounding with game and, for a few short months a year, host to the Migration, the ‘Greatest Gameshow on Earth’, as herds of wildebeest head north from the plains of the Serengeti, across the Mara River.

With the Great Rift Valley carving a deep scar in the landscape, from Lake Turkana (known as the Jade Sea) in the north, to the flamingo fringed soda Lake Natron in the south, Kenya has some of the most majestic scenery on the continent.

Known equally for its wonderful coastline as it is for the huge variety and abundance of wildlife, Kenya has some of finest palm-fringed beaches and most secluded lodges in the Indian Ocean.

Safari

Wherever possible we use small, often owner-run camps and lodges in and around the vast network of National Parks and Game Reserves and also increasingly on privately owned conservancies.

Staying in one of these ‘bush homes’ offers you the opportunity to experience Africa as it used to be, in boundless landscapes seemingly untouched by man and with few other tourists.

These small and luxurious camps offer a far wider range of activities than are available in the National Parks and Game Reserves, such as riding and trekking with camels, making them ideal for families wanting variety in their game viewing.

A holiday combining some of these camps will often be linked by scheduled or charter light aircraft flights from one private airstrip to another, so you spend the maximum time on the ground and can easily enjoy the enormous diversity of scenery and habitat that Kenya offers, from the lunar landscape of Lake Turkana to the thickly forested slopes of the Matthews and the short grass plains of the Masai Mara.

Mobile tented safaris, private guides, specialist walking safaris with professional guides, and riding safaris are just some of the different and exciting options available to you.

Beach Retreats

Kenya’s historic coastline, with its eclectic blend of African, Arab and Colonial influences, has some of the best beaches in the Indian Ocean and is a playground for the serious sport fisherman offering some of the finest deep sea fishing in the world.

We will take you to comfortable beach hotels, luxurious private villas and romantic hideaways from Manda Bay to the Funzi Keys.

Kenya’s easy accessibility, variety and vibrant culture make it ideal for short breaks, first time travellers in Africa and families as well as more experienced safari lovers.

 

Images courtesy: Ol Malo, Elephant Pepper Camp, The Funzi Keys