Mystical Kenya offers a huge amount of diversity of activities, scenery, wildlife, culture, and beaches making it a deeply rewarding place to travel. Located on the equator, it makes for a perfect climate year round. Kenya holds a great range of natural ecosystems, harboring a huge variety of wildlife, making it the ultimate safari destination. It is truly a melting pot of cultures, from the Arabic influences on the coast to the fascinating Masai and flamboyant Samburu people who reside in the North. Kenya is perfect for those wishing to learn about local traditions still practiced by its beautiful people.
When to go:
Kenya has one of the best climates in the world with sunny, dry days and daytime temperatures averaging between 68 – 80 degrees. June, July and August are traditionally the coolest of the year in Kenya, often described as the winter by the locals. It’s also considered the tourist high season with thousands of visitors flocking in to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.
Long rains are typical of March and April which has come to be known as the green season. While tourism is generally lower in this timeframe, some experts argue it is in fact the perfect time to explore Kenya due to beautifully clear air, lush landscapes, spectacular skies, and abundance of wildlife, creating a sense of privacy and exclusivity.
Boasting as Africa’s second highest peak, Mount Kenya is an important component to Kenya’s iconic skyline. An ancient extinct volcano and UNESCO world heritage site, Mount Kenya is an accessible option for trekking, day hikes, and serious climbers. Through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Ngare Ndare Forest Reserve, the property also incorporates lower lying scenic foothills and arid habitats of high biodiversity, situated in the ecological transition zone between the mountain ecosystem and the semi-arid savanna grasslands. The area also lies within the traditional migrating route of the African elephant population.
Maasai Mara National Park
Maasai Mara might be the most well known game reserve in Kenya. Set at nearly 2000m above sea level, the reserve is a great wedge of undulating grassland in the remote, sparsely inhabited southwest of the country, right up against the Tanzanian border and, indeed, an extension of the even bigger Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. No trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit to the Masai Mara – the jewel in Kenya`s crown. This iconic game reserve is Kenya’s biggest draw card, instantly recognizable from films and nature documentaries, with its vast open plains and large herds of animals which can be found here.
We believe that to travel responsibly, a portion of our tour cost should benefit the communities we visit. For this trip, we will donate to GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS, to provide capital to social enterprises that deliver market-based products and services that empower people to earn a living and improve their lives. You can learn more about our commitment to responsible travel in our Responsibility Pledge.