Kenya: Epic Wildlife, Diverse Landscapes
With snow-capped Mount Kenya, the Great Rift Valley’s lush highlands, the Maasai Mara’s open plains, and Indian Ocean coastline, Kenya dazzles visitors with incredibly diverse landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. It’s the ideal destination for spotting all members of the famed “Big Five” – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhinos. Kenya promises exhilarating safaris, beach relaxation, hiking adventures, and cultural immersion.
From tracking the Great Migration in the Maasai Mara to walking with Masai warriors, you’ll find experiences tailored for every interest. Some top places to visit include the Maasai Mara National Reserve, coastal Mombasa, capital Nairobi, Lamu Island, Hell’s Gate National Park famous for cycling and rock climbing, and the Matthews Range to climb Kenya’s highest peak.
Kenya’s ideal weather runs from January through March when skies are clear and days warm, though visiting in the summer months can mean fewer crowds. For serious beach time, December to March offers hot sunny weather. April and May see more rain while November is hot and dry. Whenever you visit, Kenya awaits to astound.
Activities abound in Kenya, from luxury safaris and balloon rides across the Maasai Mara to deep sea fishing and wreck diving off Mombasa. Hike through rainforests to spot monkeys and elephants. Explore colonial history in Nairobi and experience Swahili culture in coastal villages. Try a dhow cruise on the Indian Ocean and unwind on pristine beaches. The only challenge is fitting everything in!
From intimate guest houses to lavish eco-lodges, Kenya offers fabulous accommodation fitting every style. Retreat to chic treehouse suites, luxury tents with private plunge pools, or cozy oceanfront bandas. Many safari camps provide front row seats to the wildlife action. Kenya’s fine dining scene excels too, from farm-to-table to fusion.
For thrilling safaris, head to the Maasai Mara between July and October to see the Great Migration. Amboseli National Park offers open plains with towering Kilimanjaro views. Expansive Tsavo East is famous for large elephant herds. Wherever you go, Kenya delivers epic wildlife experiences accompanied by passionate expert guides to maximize your experience. With its extraordinary biodiversity, Kenya leaves visitors awestruck.