Kenya Travel Guide
Discover The Best Of Kenya's Wildlife, National Park And Landscapes On A Safari Adventure Of A Lifetime
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Home to the modern-day African safari. The pride of East Africa offers a broad array of safari activities from wildlife and bird viewing to mountaineering and hiking to just relaxing on one of the numerous exotic beaches surrounded by crystal clear seas and coral reefs. As a destination has it all and more.
Where To Go In Kenya
A highlight of Kenya travel and safari holidays is the annual migration in which over one million wildebeest and zebra move between the Masai Mara and into Tanzania's Serengeti. An incredible sight to behold and a must for anybody even slightly interested in nature and wildlife.
Although one must always bear in mind that it is not just about the Masai Mara, numerous outstanding national parks are available, and these include; the Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Meru, Samburu and Tsavo National Parks, as well as Lake Victoria, Lamu Archipelago and of course, Mount Kenya herself.
The wildlife on offer across the country is abundant and diverse, with many unique species. On any given safari, one has the chance to spot and photograph elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, and giraffes, to mention only a few.
The Best Time To Visit Kenya
The best time to visit depends on what you want to do during your stay.
- If you want to see the wildebeest migration, then you should look at a visit from July to October.
- The best time to visit is from November to February for those who want to enjoy the beaches.
- Wildlife safaris outside of the Masai Mara, look at between June and October (again, the dry season).
- View our "When to Visit" page below.
- As a side note, visiting outside of the above peaks seasons is slightly cheaper, and although wildlife sights are not as good, one will still get to view and photograph a good variety of wildlife and birdlife. There will be a slight trade-off, though.
Safaris And Tours When In Kenya
You can explore this beautiful country with our wide selection of tours and safaris that range from the more budget orientated through to the absolute in luxury and price! Safari types that we offer include fly-in and road options, beach and bush, camping and tented, and honeymoon, family-friendly and adventure safaris.
Safaris through Kenya (and surrounding countries if desired) can be tailor-made to fit your needs, wants, desires, and, importantly, budgets. After all, more often than not, a Kenya safari is that once in a lifetime holiday.
The Best Kenya Lodges And Safari Camps Available
When it comes to finding the best accommodation, we have something to suit almost everyone's budget. From large safari resorts for those on a budget to more intimate tented camps located in remote locations around the country to private villa options on the coast or in wildlife reserves. We also offer up the absolute in luxury, a selection of lodges and camps that can compete with any top hotels anywhere in the world. All of this and more are waiting for you in our accommodation and lodge portfolio below.
Whether it's your first time visiting or if you're an experienced traveller who wants more than just another safari – let us guide and help you create that perfect and unforgettable journey!
"In terms of Covid19, unvaccinated, vaccinated travellers as well as PCR testing, please contact us, and we will give you the latest news on what requirements are needed for safaris in Kenya. Things are changing so fast that we are finding it hard to keep up."
Contact us at Uyaphi.com, your Kenya travel experts in East Africa today, and let us help you plan the best bespoke safari ever, all based on your wants, needs, desires and, of course, budgets!
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Safaris And Tours
In Swahili, the word safari means "long journey." The wildlife is the country's leading attraction; you are spoilt for choice with no less than 40 parks and reserves on offer, including the Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli and Meru. Kenya Safaris are a perfect way to explore the diverse terrain and wildlife.
The country's leading attraction, there are no less than 45 national parks and reserves on offer for your exploration pleasure.
Safari Lodges And Camps
A travel guide to a large portfolio of accommodation; hotels, beach resorts and safari lodges. We have further subdivided our safari lodge range by National Park which simplifies your search when looking for a particular area.
If there is a particular lodge or establishment you would like to add which you cannot find on our pages, our dedicated consultants will be happy to include it in your bespoke itinerary.
Our Kenya safari lodges range from simple and understated to luxurious and opulent; all of which have been carefully selected by our team of experts.
Looking for the very best safari lodges and camps that the country has to offer? Look no further than our showcase travel guide!
We have hand-picked only the very best accommodations, from the most romantic lodges, stunning spa and wellness options, accommodation far off the beaten track, the best options for families, rooms and suites with the most stunning bathtub locations and of course, a selection of the most expensive and luxurious lodges.
So whether you are looking for romance, relaxation, or an unforgettable family adventure, our Kenya Showcase will have something for you.
Wildlife parks and reserves are world-renowned for their abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The Masai Mara to this day still remains the pride of the country's wildlife and travel destinations.
Visitors have access to over 40 of the best national parks and game reserves, including the Amboseli National Park, Laikipia Plateau Wildlife Conservancy, Mt Kenya National Park, Samburu Game Reserve, and the Lake Nakuru National Park, to mention only but a few.
Each of the parks and reserves offers unique opportunities to view and photograph the country's diverse array of animals and birds.
When To Visit
The climate of ranges from tropical along the coast to temperate inland and arid in the northeast. The rainy season in runs from April to June, and October to December.
The best time to visit Kenya is during the dry season, which runs from January to March and July to September. However, different parts of the country have different climate patterns, so it is important to research the specific area you plan to visit before making travel plans.
When planning your trip, keep in mind that the weather can vary greatly depending on where and when you go.
This Map is a guide to help you plan your Kenyan safari adventure. A map featuring lodges, safari camps, hotels and beach resorts, all within some of the country's famed wildlife and beach reserves including; Loisaba, Laikipia, Sabuk, Samburu, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Meru National Park and Mt. Kenya Parks and Reserves.
A travel guide map was designed with the help of the fantastic Google Maps. With such a wealth of natural wonders, this is a must-visit destination for any nature lover.
Kenya is a vast country, and travelling between destinations can often take hours on end if you are travelling by vehicle. Below is a small table to give one an idea of the distances involved.
Please note that roads are often not in very good condition and driving speeds very seldom exceed 80km/h.
One last note; all distances in East Africa are measured in Kilometres (not miles).
Malaria in Kenya is present throughout most of the country, and the entire area is regarded as "High Risk", we do highly recommend that one consults a doctor, pharmacist or travel clinic, prevention will be required.
If one is travelling with the family and young children, it is a must that one do their homework. It is not all doom and gloom though, make the right decisions, take the right precautions and all will be fine.
Stop the mozzies from biting in the first place and one cannot contract the disease.
A list of countries that require a visa when travelling for tourism purposes. All visitors need to be in possession of a valid passport (beyond six months) and visa.
Visas can be obtained from the Kenyan embassy or consulate in your country of residence, online visa applications have recently come online, making visa applications so much easier.
Note: We do NOT organise Visas for travel in Kenya, although we can point you in the right direction.
Known for its vast wildlife reserves and National Parks. A safari is the perfect way to see some of the wildlife that call this region of Africa home. But with so many different parks and lodges to choose from, how do you go about planning the perfect Kenya safari tour?
Our Kenya Safari tour Planner can help you choose the right safari for you based on your budget, time constraints and what you want to see. We'll work with you to tailor-make the perfect Kenya safari tour experience, ensuring that you make the most of your time in this amazing country.
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