Kenya Safari Tours & Holidays

Kenya is the un-arguably historical home of the East African safari, a land of extensive savannah grasslands occupied by compelling wildlife and other fascinating attractions, including Big Cats, the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino) any many more splendors that make your safari tour Kenya a magnificent one.

Unlike in other African safari destinations, landscapes here stir the soul with deserts in the north, thick forests in the west, Rift Valley lakes in the central and tropical coast out east. This leaves you with remarkable experiences and memories during their stay in Kenya.

For the most parts, the vast wildlife with clear visibility and a seemingly endless matching of wildlife are important reasons for increased interest for Kenya safaris. You should definitely plan a safari to Kenya today!

Worth notng: The concept of the safari holiday experience is believed to have started in Kenya. The word ‘safari’ itself even stems from the local Swahili dialect for ‘journey’.

It’s therefore, worth noting that safari holidays are no regular journeys. In Kenya wildlife roams the grassy open plains in front of magnificent snow-capped mountains, savage nature contrasts with absolute luxury and adventure combines perfectly well with a relaxing stay at the beach.

If you haven’t visited Kenya or taken a safari in Kenya, you are missing a lot.

Countless tourists have said that; Kenya is a cocktail of diverse and scenic beauty, indigenous wildlife, pristine coastline, exclusive culture and value for money.

Book your safari today and enjoy the exciting and true African Safari experience!

About GoExplore Safaris

Your safari of a lifetime demands the very best planning and we at GoExplore Safaris attend to the details of your trip with professional care. Our exclusive selection of itineraries turns your Kenya wildlife safari dreams into living realities.

GoExplore Safaris offers Masai Mara safaris, Lake Nakuru tours, Diani Beach safaris, Nairobi safaris as well as exciting day trips.

It’s easy to see why so many visitors worldwide flock to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations. Start your Kenyan family safari in Nairobi; the vibrant, exciting place and Africa’s fourth-largest city. You and your family/friends will explore Nairobi’s cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum. Enjoy the beaches of Mombasa; characterized by long stretches of white side, palm trees swaying in the breeze

Useful Safari information

“For the most part, a Kenya safari is safe, but there are some important things to know.

Nairobi and, to a lesser extent, some other Kenyan cities have a reputation for violent crime. I’ve spent a significant amount of time in Nairobi and elsewhere and have not even for once had a problem, but just like any other country, When planning a visit to Kenya, you should always be careful and follow local advice when it comes to these cities.

Another potential danger comes from traveling on the country’s roads – the accident rate is extremely high.

When is the best time to visit Kenya?

“June to October is an tremendous time for Kenya tours. During these months, the weather is generally dry (although it can get really hot in October and the tail-end of September) and most trails are open.

This also concurs with the wildebeest and zebra migration in the Masai Mara. Being dry season, and as it progresses, water sources for animals tend to dry up and become limited, drawing animals in numbers to the remaining water source.

Nevertheless, the one downside is that, apart from June (which is one of the most favourable months to do Kenya safari), high-season prices may apply.

Crowds are also larger – in some parks, the queue of safari vehicles can take away something from your experience, and some areas of the Masai Mara can be completely overwhelmed with vehicles during the migration.

In such cases a Kenya Safari  within the months of November to February is a better alternative because many migrating birds would have arrived, the rains rarely disrupt Kenya safari undertakers, and the country is also transformed into a lovely shade of green.

Most travellers avoid March to May because heavy down pours are always possible and can transform safari trails into muddy bogs. That said, prices are lower and I visited once in April and was lucky to find very few other visitors (except for local visitors around Easter) and clear skies.”

“Exceptional wildlife is the main reason to visit Kenya. Kenya is an excellent wildlife sanctuary year-round, with a large number of world-class national parks  and safari lodges.

Planning a Safari in Kenya? Ne sure for maximum experience of the Big 5 because, Kenya is an African Big Five territory, with healthy populations of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino, but the birdlife is also outstanding, as is the cultural element – this is the land of the Maasai, Samburu, Turkana, and others. The sheer number of habitats, too, make for wonderful scenery – boundless horizons in the Masai Mara, tropical forests in Kakamega, the starkly beautiful parks of the north, and matchless Kilimanjaro views from Amboseli.”

“Many Kenya Safari tours depend on what sort of safari you want; What category are you looking for? Is it budget, mid-range or luxury? Also What kind of lodges and destinations are you looking at?.

Kenya has more variety than most other African safari destinations, with excellent options from the lower end of the pricing scale (from US$175 per person per day) to luxury Kenya safaris (up to US$1000).

While accommodation is partly what will determine cost for many travelers, it can also depend on how you wish to travel between the various parks – air transfers, usually via Nairobi, can be expensive, but considerably reduce the amount of time you’ll spend on the road, thereby amplifying the amount of time you’ll get to spend in the parks themselves.

Remember also that most Kenya safari packages will include transport, accommodation, all meals and activities (including game drives).”

“It can vary from park to park. Most of the more popular parks that you can visit on a Kenya tour – Amboseli, Masai Mara, Samburu, and Lake Nakuru – have fabulous wildlife-watching opportunities.

Dense wildlife populations in all of these parks make them good all-round safari destinations that enable you to see as many animals (and different species) as you can in a short period of time.

Other parks are more specialists – such as the birds and primates of Kakamega, and the sitatunga in Saiwa Swamp – allowing you to tick off a hard-to-find species, usually without the crowds.

And a more exclusive Kenyan safari experience is possible in the conservancies of Laikipia – you pay more, but, except for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, crowds are non-existent and wildlife watching is excellent.

At most of these conservancies, you can get off-road as well, meaning that you’ll get a lot closer to the animals than you will in a national park.”

Useful tips for maximum security during Kenya Safaris

  • Spend as little time as you can in Nairobi and other cities – Kenya’s charm rarely resides in its major urban centers.
  • During tour Kenya Tour, avoid traveling at night and by flying between the parks. The danger from wild animals is minimal; most Kenya safari trips and operators have excellent safety records, and you should be fine if you follow the safety briefings and instructions from guides.”

How do I select a reliable Kenya tour operator?

“The best way to choose a Kenya safari is to read all about the safari experiences of other travelers – the chances are that their reviews will answer many of your questions (before you’ve asked them) as well as speak to the professionalism of the various operators with whom they’ve traveled.

Otherwise, it’s extremely important that you contact any tour companies with whom you are considering traveling before you make a booking, and ask any questions you may have.

This could be anything from the mode of transport, frequency of meals or daily safari schedules to the languages spoken by your guide or how many other travelers will be in your vehicle. Be as specific as you can.

Not all operators offer customized Kenya tours, it’s true, but there’s no substitute for being informed. The operator’s willingness to answer questions can be a good guide to their dealings with people on safari.”

“As a general rule, the higher your Kenya safari prices, the better you can expect your accommodation to be.

At the lower end, campsites are usually basic, sometimes crowded and not always in the best locations within the national parks or reserves, but they are well priced and often have ample facilities such as showers and toilets.

Lodges are the mainstays of the Kenya safari scene and the quality varies considerably – many lodges within the reserves and national parks have excellent locations but are aging and in need of renovation, while others are luxurious and recently overhauled. In tented camps, including mobile camps, you’ll sleep in large, walk-in tents – they’re like lodge rooms in terms of size but with canvas for walls and floor.

Canvas tents mean that you can hear the sounds of the African night. Hopefully, you won’t hear the sounds of your neighboring guests if the tents are nicely spaced. Most lodge rooms and tents of this kind have comfortable (not camp) beds, sometimes a desk and usually a private bathroom; some even have an outdoor shower with no roof but walls that protect your modesty.

Particularly in tented camps, you’ll most likely need to recharge your devices not in your room but at a power station in the main public area.”

“Most days out on safari begin with a quiet African voice waking you well before sunrise. After dressing quickly, and having a coffee or tea, you head out for a few hours in a safari vehicle (with other guests, a driver, guide and sometimes a tracker) looking for wildlife – this time and the last hours before sunset are ideal for watching wildlife.

You’ll return to the lodge or camp mid- to late morning for a proper sit-down breakfast. A few hours of relaxation, followed by lunch, then a few hours more doing very little occupies the hottest part of the day when even animals retreat into the shade.

Afternoon tea, often known as High Tea in a nod to colonial-era safari traditions, happens around 3 PM or 3:30 PM, then it’s back out looking for wildlife until after dark. Just before sunset, you’ll stop for another safari institution, the ‘Sundowner’, when you’ll watch the sunset while nursing the drink of your choice. You arrive back in camp in time to freshen up, then it’s dinner and off to bed, before it all starts again very early the next morning.”