A safari holiday in Kenya usually brings images of minibuses crammed full of tourists to mind, all fighting for the position for a snapping cameras at the animal of the moment. For clients of Opulent Africa this couldn’t be further from the truth. In more recent times luxury safari operators have identified far flung locations rich with game and comparatively less visited by throngs of tourists. These locations are now set up with a few fantastic luxury safari lodges and camps which can be enjoyed far from the throngs of tourists.
Kenya is an outstanding country to select for a luxury safari holiday. The stretching vistas of the Masai Mara plains roll far into the distance, wide lakes brimming with abundant waterbirds in the Rift Valley, bordered by Mount Kenya and the Meru National Park. With the more northern reaches up into Samburu and Lake Turkana, Kenya can clearly be seen to offer great landscape diversity.
On a Kenya Safari with your own private vehicle and professional guide you can head out to discover the far corners of the national parks to seek out whichever animal you fancy, be it another pride of lion or an elusive pangolin. This is the best way to see Kenya, with an expert guide, at your own pace, in a spacious 4 x 4 and no schedule.
Kenya has historically been regarded as being more appropriate for a first family safari or first time safari goers. Kenya has ample safari camps or lodges to choose from and most locations are just an hour or twos flight from Nairobi. This makes transferring into camp from your international flight relatively easy and direct.
Flying from place to place is the most convenient option in Kenya. The camps that we use in Kenya are both in easy to reach locations yet actually set out in more remote regions far from the beaten track offering the complete luxury of privacy and unique experience.
Kenya is fabulous as a safari location year round with the exception of perhaps the months of the long rains which are due between April and May. This yearly downpour replenishes the Mara plains and just a month or two later, the now lush grassy plains see an immense influx of Wildebeest and Zebra (with big cats hot on their tails) as the world renowned Great Migration charges through the Grumeti River from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park into Kenya’s Masai Mara. This is one of the most sought after scenes on a Kenya Safari and it is important to ensure you are located near to the migration path in order to enjoy some of the best game viewing.
Although it is certainly possible just to spend a few days on safari we would usually recommend that you spend seven to ten days which will enable you to explore a good variety of locations in Kenya. In doing this you can expend the time that Kenya’s diverse topography deserves which can then be followed by a beach location drenching yourself in Indian Ocean sunshine and relaxing on a powder white beach with temperate waters. BOLA TANGKAS
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