When most people think of Africa, it’s Kenya they are generally imagining. It’s the home of the original safari holiday, the “Out of Africa” landscapes, and the world-renowned annual migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

Perhaps the most famous game reserve in the world the Masai Mara is a land of vast savannahs. It is home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo) and the Masaai people. The reserve offers excellent game viewing throughout the year and not only during the migration; which can be unpredictable as it does not fall on a specific date and depends on when the rains fall.

Visitors to this region are spoilt for choice with luxury safari camps available either in the park or surrounding conservancies that offer a more exclusive experience including game walks and night drives.

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Highlights in Kenya

  • The annual Wildebeest Migration
  • Visit a local village for insight into the traditions of the semi-nomadic Masaai people
  • A hot-air balloon flight over the Masai Mara
  • Nairobi: Kenya’s capital and largest city
  • Amboseli National Park: dominated by snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Great Rift Valley is a valley down the length of Africa that is visible from the moon
  • Lake Victoria: The world’s largest tropical lake so perfect for relaxing on unspoilt beaches and Dhow sailing to secluded islands
  • Mombasa Coastline: A wonderful beach add-on to a safari
  • Samburu: Home to some of Kenya’s most unique wildlife
  • Tsavo: The largest safari destination in Kenya

Best time to travel


The most popular months are January and February when the weather is hot and dry and the wildlife tends to congregate around waterholes.

The Migration

From June/ July to October the Migration takes place and it’s an extremely busy (and exciting!) time to visit.

Winter/ Rainy season 

You’re most likely to experience rain during the months of March to May. This is a good time to visit if you want to avoid crowds of tourists and enjoy off-season rates on lodges and camps.

Travel regions within Kenya


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