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Kenya

Wildlife holidays in Kenya

Tell me about Kenya …

Kenya is a magical country. With a functional veneer of westernisation, it is bustling and colourful, and packed with variety – a melting pot of everything African.

Despite pressure from tourism and a growing population this country remains the naturalist’s first choice in Africa ... and perhaps the world.

Kenya has a variety of scenery and habitats unrivalled even in Africa: arid deserts, verdant rainforests, rolling grasslands, snow-capped equatorial peaks, lush green hills, cultivated plains, plus the lakes and spectacular escarpments of the Great Rift Valley.

The country is serviced by a good network of roads as well as by standards of accommodation and cuisine as high as any in Africa.

Our Kenya specialist recommends...

Our ‘Kenya’s Masai Mara’ bargain mammals tour is a great way to see beautiful Lake Naivasha and its beautiful surroundings, the astonishing scenery of the Great Rift Valley and the vast numbers of game in the Masai Mara NP.

Paul Stanbury
Operations Manager

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Leopard with Grant's Gazelle (Bret Charman)Lesser Flamingoes (Bret Charman)African Fish Eagle (Bret Charman)Greater & Lesser Flamingoes (Bret Charman)Jackson's Chameleon (Bret Charman)Leopard (Bret Charman)African Elephant (Julia Casson)Elephant (Marion Westcott)Besia Oryx (Julia Casson)Kenyan sunset (Julia Casson)Leopard (Mervyn Seltzer)Zebras on the plains (Julia Casson)Cheetah and cubs (Simon Woolley)White Rhino (Simon Woolley)Lioness (Simon Woolley)Reticulated Giraffe (Simon Woolley)African Elephant (Simon Woolley)Yellow Baboon (Simon Woolley)

What’s special about its wildlife?

  • Abundant game in the reserves
  • Superb variety of mammals including the ‘big five’ & much more
  • Over a thousand species of birds – unrivalled by any other African area of similar size – many of which are exceptionally colourful, approachable & easily photographed

Naturetrek tours to Kenya

Naturetrek offers a whole range of wildlife holidays and natural history tours in Kenya, focusing in particular on its amazing birds and mammals. Here are a few of the places we visit in Kenya:

  • Wildlife safaris to the Masai Mara
  • The Rift Valley, Mount Kenya & stunning Indian Ocean coast
  • World famous game reserves such as Amboseli, Samburu & Tsavo

What wildlife can I see?

It’s hard to know where to start, but here are just a few of the wildlife highlights a tour to Kenya can offer:

  • The famous annual migration of Blue Wildebeest, Topi, zebra, gazelles, Giraffe & other mammals
  • Predators including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, jackals & hyenas
  • Elephant, African Buffalo & other mammals in the Serengeti
  • Watching Hippos wallowing at Mzima Springs
  • Lake Nakuru’s spectacular flamingoes
  • A fantastic array of bird life including hornbills, Ostriches, Secretary Birds, Carmine Bee-eaters, widowbirds, vultures, barbets, weavers …

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Kenya HOLIDAYS

R. & G.D.
Surrey
Kenya Highlights

Cliff was an excellent leader, very friendly and approachable and his identification skills were outstanding. He always ensured that everyone was given every opportunity to see the wildlife, especially if there were species that an individual particularly wanted to see or had previously missed...Our driver, Bernard, was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable, always responding to our requests, however the welfare of wildlife was always his first concern and was to be commended...The walk in the forest at Mountain Lodge will always be, for us, one of the highlights of the holiday. Overall this was an excellent holiday and more than lived up to expectations. We would have no hesitation in recommending Naturetrek and we are already planning our next holiday with you.

R.S.H. & A.B.
Hampshire
Kenya Highlights

Overall an excellent and memorable holiday. The itinerary was well selected and gave us opportunities to view an extremely varied and interesting selection of animals and birds. Special mention to the guide, Cliff Waller, whose knowledge and experience of the area, as well as his more general abilities to converse on a range of subjects related to his own experiences, made him an extremely valuable companion on the trip. The accommodation and service were, in the main, excellent...All in all a wonderful experience, and we would hope to travel again with Naturetrek in the future.

H.S.
Hampshire
Kenya's Masai Mara

As first timers on safari it was great to be in the company of so many specialists and we learned a great deal from them. The wild animals were magnificent.