Choose from walking tours in Masai territory, breakfasting on the banks of the River Mara while listening to the huffs and puffs of the hippo or game drives across the plains of the Serengeti as the thunderous footsteps of the great wildebeest migration sound overhead. Holidays in Kenya offer the opportunity to come face to face with wildlife’s most impressive animals. Beyond the safari get an introduction to Masai culture at a traditional village or explore stunning landscapes, such as the snowcapped peak of Mount Kenya and stark beauty of the savannah plains in Samburu and Shaba.
Holidays to Kenya
Most Kenya holidays are inspired by the country’s incredible collection of wildlife. Learn how to track a lioness and her cubs with a local guide, join ex-poachers to visit the now protected white rhino or have BBC photographers show you how to take the perfect picture of an elephant herd. In the famous Masai Mara, find buffalo rumbling across the plains or search for cheetahs peeking from the long grass. You can also meet the Masai people, and in their traditional villages and cow-dung built huts soak up the music and movement of this ancient people.
The only thing as memorable as a Kenyan safari is a Kenyan landscape. Step from your tent to see the early morning mist clear and a lone acacia tree that has become synonymous with the plains of Africa come into view. In the heart of the county, stay at award winning game lodges in Samburu and Shaba national parks, before exploring Buffalo Springs where the roaring Ewaso Nyiro River provides a burst of green against this parched frontier land. Marvel at the Great Rift Valley, which once threatened to tear the African continent apart, as you hike this dramatic gorge, before reflecting on your African adventure on the east coast with your toes in the warm Indian Ocean.
Best Kenya Holidays
If this is your family holiday of a lifetime then the Trunks & Turtles Kenya family safari and beach is the ideal choice. It combines the thrills of the safari – including a special children’s safari in the mighty Masai Mara with a relaxing beach break in one of the country’s finest beach destinations, Watamu. If adventure in the wilderness is on your radar then opt for Kenya’s Big Game Riding Safari. Visit some of the lesser-known spots, including the national park surrounding Nairobi where you can spend a morning in the company of orphaned baby elephants before heading out on a private game drive. Traditional tented accommodation is offered to ensure you are never far from nature.