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Kenya

Kenya pioneered the modern day safari. In fact it is where the term safari was born (from the Swahili word meaning “journey”). The Maasai Mara continues to be one of Africa’s most productive game parks and offers an incredible game experience. This has been accentuated in recent times with the advent of private safari concessions on the northern side of the reserve offering a relatively exclusive safari experience.

Kenya is home to a great diversity of landscapes; the semi-arid areas in the north, the fecund plains on the footstep of Mt Kenya, the wide open plains of Amboseli and its environs and the rolling grassland of the Maasai Mara, the classic “Out of Africa” landscape.

Most safaris to Kenya are built first and foremost on a stay in the Maasai Mara. From there, there are a myriad of options, be they in country or to neighbouring countries. Kenya combines very well with Tanzania and/or Rwanda and Uganda. It all depends upon your expectations. We have operated a myriad of different combinations; Kenya centric – the Mara, Samburu, and Amboseli/Chuyulu Hills, the Maasai Mara with Tanzania, The Mara with Uganda and Rwanda for example.

As a general rule most clients like to combine between 3 and 4 different locations and experiences into an itinerary with safari duration ranging from 9-14 days..

 

Kenya offers a sheer abundance of wildlife in the Masai Mara, iconic game-filled plains with Mount Kilimanjaro as your backdrop in Amboseli, and the harsh, dry but achingly beautiful landscapes of the northern regions.

Each year the Mara plays host to the world’s greatest natural spectacle, the wildebeest migration from the Serengeti. From August to October, the promise of rain and fresh life-giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million wildebeest together into a single swarming herd.  At the Mara River they mass together on the banks before finally plunging forward through the raging waters, creating a frenzy as they fight against swift currents and waiting crocodiles.

Steeped in history and wonderfully diverse, a Kenyan safari experience is an authentic cultural journey into the heart of the African land and its people.

Every journey with Epic is tailored to your specific needs...or designed to inspire your next journey.
WHEN TO TRAVEL
Best Months
August - October (migration)
Shoulder Months
December - March and June - July
Epic Suggests
9 - 12 Days
Kenya
  • Active Kenya
  • Classic Kenya
  • Luxury Kenya
Active Kenya Price on request,depending on season

This safari is designed for those who wish to get out of the vehicle and expend some energy.  Whether it is walking, mountain biking, canoeing, quad biking or visiting local communities, this journey allows you to escape from the conventional wildlife game drive and mix it up in potentially remoter areas away from the mainstream.

The wildlife is always a draw to Kenya but people can dive deeper into the variety of landscapes,  cultures and activities that Kenya has to offer.

Active trips are excellent for small groups of family and friends and can be tailored to the luxury level but also the budget conscious travellers.

For the full itinerary click here – Active Kenya

Classic Kenya 9 DAYS/ Price on request depending on season

This safari is how most people imagine a safari in East African featuring a diverse range of wildlife and habitats – vast grassy plains, umbrella thorn trees (Acacia) and Samburu and Maasai tribal culture.

The featured camps are classic in style, small, intimate and luxurious.

The itinerary takes in two of Kenya’s most spectacular regions – the arid but ruggedly spectacular and remote northern frontier and the fabled Masai Mara.

This is an ideal safari for first time safari goers, old hands and families alike, all in relative comfort.

For the full itinerary click here – Classic Kenya

Luxury Kenya 11 DAYS/Price on request, depending on season

This safari features the best areas and lodges that Kenya has to offer.

Taking in three distinctly different habitats it presents a fantastic all round safari; great game, incredible scenery and uncontrived culture.

For the full itinerary click here – Luxury Kenya

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