EPIC Kenya

Kenya pioneered the modern day safari

Epic Kenya Journeys

Kenya

Kenya pioneered the modern day safari.  In fact it is where the term safari was born (from the Swahili word meaning “journey”).

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 large herds of wildebeest together. 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.


Best Months

August – October (Migration)

Shoulder Months

December – March and June – July

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Allow 9-12 Days

Sample Itineraries

Every journey with Epic is tailored to your specific needs…or designed to inspire your next journey.

  • 9 Nights Adventure Kenya
    9 Nights Adventure Kenya

    This itinerary is designed for the more adventurous traveller, who prefers to be active and who is willing to forgo the more traditional definition of luxury by staying in lighter, mobile style safari camps. The luxury of this trip is in the exhilaration of being physically active, the remoteness, the mesmerising camp fire and night sounds under a million star sky, the care of the staff hosting by local tribespeople (Samburu and Maasai). Finish each day with a drink as the sun goes down after a piping hot, open air bucket shower and a wholesome freshly prepared meal before falling into a cozy camp bed with full linens and perhaps even a water bottle on cool nights. This safari is a wonderful combination of exercise ( moving on foot although the camp and supplies are carried by camels, cultural interaction in areas that rarely see travellers, and traditional wildlife viewing. The safari is dovetailed by luxury accommodations in Nairobi and the finale is a more traditional wildlife viewing safari in the iconic Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    Mid December- March &
    Late June- Mid November

    Shoulder Months
    April- Early June

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  • 10 Nights Classic Kenya
    10 Nights Classic Kenya

    After arrival into Nairobi this itinerary takes you on the quintessential East African Safari of grassy savannahs, dotted with umbrella acacia thorn trees, filled with large mammals and colourful nomadic pastoralist cattle herders made famous in the films of “Out of Africa” and the “Lion King”. Travellers will visit the Samburu semi arid area of northern Kenya, home of the Samburu people and the unique endemic wildlife ( Reticulated giraffe, the finely striped Grevy’s Zebra and long necked antelope – the Gerenuk. Some days are spent in the high altitude plateau of Laikipia on the slopes of Mount Kenya where private ranches are now a conservation success. The climax of this safari is visiting the renowned Maasai Mara to witness the perhaps the worlds finest wildlife spectacle – the Great Wildebeest Migration which crosses into Kenya from late June to November, although this safari can be enjoyed at any time of the year. This itinerary can combine well with gorilla and chimp trekking in Uganda or Rwanda or some days at the East African coast or Islands of Zanzibar or Syechelles.

    When to Travel

    Best Months
    August- October

    Shoulder Months
    December- March & June- July

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  • 10 Nights Premier Kenya
    10 Nights Premier Kenya

    This itinerary takes in the most luxurious and conservation conscious lodges and camps in Kenya, positioned for the best wildlife viewing in private conservancies that have excellent records in conserving natural habitat and endangered species such as rhino and elephant whilst providing revenues to the local communities. This itinerary can combine well with gorilla and chimp trekking in Uganda or Rwanda or some days on the East African coast or Islands of Zanzibar or Seychelles.

    When to Travel

    Best Month
    December- March & June- October

    Shoulder Months
    April, May & Early December

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