With its location in the middle of the equator and with the tropical oceans of the Indian Ocean to the east and the mighty Lake Victoria to the west, Kenya is a land full of contrasts. Here is the legendary Masai Mara with the great migration and where the colorful Masai people live. Then the coast with the Indian Ocean, Diani Beach and Lamu. According to Countryaah, Kenya is one of countries that start with letter K.
SAFARI IN KENYA
SURFACE: 582 650 km
LANGUAGE: English and Swahili
RAINY SEASON: April-June (relatively long days with rain) and October-December (rain showers).
WHY SHOULD WE GO TO KENYA?
A safari in Kenya can mean you get to see the great migration in the Masai Mara National Park, unforgettable views of Kilimanjari in Amboseli or the mysterious cats in Samburu. You will meet fascinating cultures in genuine Masai cities and you will get to try real African food. Kenya’s main attraction is the migration of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles following the spring rains and the lush grass during their annual migration. Depending on when your safari in Kenya takes place, you may experience the dramatic battle of life and death that occurs when the migratory herds cross the Mara River and further up the savannah. The predators have been waiting for this opportunity.
WHERE ARE WE GOING IN KENYA?
Masai Mara National Reserve
You have not been on a safari in Kenya if you miss the most famous safari area, the Masai Mara National Reserve. The area is part of the ecosystem that extends through two countries and includes the Serengeti and Masai Mara. This is where you can see one of nature’s wonders, the famous migration. You can see the most spectacular and dramatic events during the safari. Masai Mara is one of the world’s best places to go hot air ballooning, to have game drives with full action, cultural experiences with the Masai people and hiking safaris with professional guides in the private areas.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli is the place you see Kilimanjaro in all its glory. It is a park with a wonderful safari for those interested in animals, especially around the wetlands where the animals gather during dry periods. Amboseli is famous for its elephant herds and the last elephants with long pastures. The park is well worth a visit during a safari in Kenya.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru is well suited for your safari in Kenya. The main attraction is nature with its shallow soda lake and if you are lucky you can see flocks of pink flamingos, it is also one of Kenya’s best places for bird watching with over 400 species such as pelican, fish candle, spoonbill, heron, heron, crowned crane and lots of small birds. In addition, there is the endangered Rotchilds giraffe, black and white rhino and rainforest where there is a great chance to see a leopard.
Samburu National Park
If you want a slightly longer and different safari in Kenya, you include Samburu a little north in the central part of the country. Here the landscape is dramatic and different with savannah, forest and desert landscape. Here are all of Africa’s iconic animals with a lot of endemic, they only live here, such as the brick giraffe, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra and the giraffe antelope. There are a lot of cats here and the area is especially good for leopards.
Coast of the Indian Ocean
Mombasa, the port city, is Kenya’s second largest city and is located on an island on the mainland. If you go south, you will reach the fantastic chalk-white beaches Diana Beach and Galu Beach with their resorts that have the best location for a nice and relaxing end to a safari. North of Mombasa there are slightly smaller beaches such as Nyali Beach, Bamburi Beach and Shanzu Beach with livelier people by the sea.
Watamu is located about 2 hours north of Mombasa, 30 minutes from Malindi. Here you will find Kenya’s first marine national park and the best deep sea fishing in East Africa Enjoy a long sandy beach with relaxed swimming life.
Lamu, the archipelago in the north, is Kenya’s oldest city. You live on Lamu Island, at Shela Beach, a 12 km long, completely untouched beach. You visit the city of Lamu where cars are forbidden (there are only two cars on the whole island) and take part in the market and the narrow alleys. Go on a Dhowsafari, take a donkey where you want to go, see the traditional boat builders, enjoy the time that stands still.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO KENYA?
June to October – the dry season
• Wildlife is easier to see because the vegetation is lower and the animals gather at water holes and rivers
• The days are warm and sunny with high clouds, fewer mosquitoes and insects
• July to October are the best months to see Migration in the Masai Mara
• Many people want to come here during this period and it can feel crowded
November to May – the rainy season
• The landscape is green and beautiful
• Prices are lower
• During this period most young animals are born and the resident animals are in place
• Migratory birds come here during the period September to April to overwinter
• With the exception of April and May are the rains short showers that come in the afternoons or evenings and do not affect your safari in Kenya
KENYA DELUXE FLIGHT SAFARI
During this comfortable and eventful flight safari, we visit two of Kenya’s most beautiful natural areas, Ol Pejeta and the Masai Mara National Reserve.
The Big Five animals are; lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo and leopards, all except buffalo and leopard are highly endangered. The jewel in the safari crown is the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve where migration takes place during our Swedish autumn.
Number of days
57 895: –
Departure Sweden for your Kenya Deluxe flight safari
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will pass your passport, visa and customs. In the arrival hall you will be met by our representative on site and will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast you will be picked up and transferred to Wilson airport for a safari flight to Ol Pejeta. Here you will be met by a transfer guide and drive to the camp in time to change and have lunch. In the afternoon you go out on a game drive in the camp’s safari cars and explore the reserve.
Ol Pejeta is known for its work with the conservation of rhinos and is therefore an excellent place to see these endangered animals. There are also endemic species that you will not see in the Masai Mara National Reserve, such as giraffe antelope (gerenuk), narrow-striped zebra (Grevys Zebra) brick / net giraffe, Somali ostrich and Jackson’s coantilope (Hartbeest).
Early breakfast and then transfer to the airstrip for flights to Masai Mara National Reserve. On arrival you will be met by your guide and will be transferred to the camp in time for lunch and some rest.
Early morning game drive to look for the iconic African animals. If it is during the migration, you go to the Mara River to wait for a crossing of the numbers of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes that gather here. In its footsteps follow the predators who are also waiting, but on their opportunity to catch a prey. Enjoy a picnic for breakfast or lunch. In the afternoon, continue your journey across the savannahs of the Masai Mara.
DAY 7 – 9
After an early breakfast in the camp, you check out and continue by car with game drive along the road to the Mara Naboisho Conservancy. You have a picnic lunch with you for a full day safari. After that you check in at the camp for further safari adventures in the coming days.
If you want to try an exciting walking safari, it is good to do here. This is done in the morning before the heat becomes too intense. You experience the savannah from a completely different perspective during such a safari activity.
Breakfast and morning gamedrive to airstrip for departure with safari flight back to Wilson airport in Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be met by a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta international airport for departure home. Your Kenya deluxe flight safari is over.
For those who wish, there is the opportunity to fly directly to the coast instead of a few days of relaxing sun and swimming. Price on request.
KENYA DELUXE FLIGHT SAFARI
PRICE INDICATION PER PERSON:
Oct, 20-31 Dec 2019
Nov, 01-19 Dec 2019 57,895
06-31 Jan, Feb, Mar, Jun, Nov, 01-19 Dec
61 895 kr
July-Oct, 20-31 Dec 2020
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP INCLUDES:
- 1 night Ole Sereni, Nairobi
- 2 nights Ol Pejeta
- 2 nights Rekero Camp, Masai Mara
- 3 nights Encounter Mara, Masai Mara
- Parking fees
- Professional English speaking safari guide
- Domestic safari flight (15 kg luggage weight)
- Safari activities such as game drives and walking
- Emergency evacuation insurance (for guests under 70)
THE PRICE OF THE TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- International flights
- Champagne and branded wine / spirits.
- Possible local airport taxes
- Visa $ 50 pp