A Kenya Safari!
The original ‘African safari’ destination, Kenya offers a vast variety of African wildlife, traditional local cultures such as the Maasai and Samburu, and unforgettable landscapes. This year is the 30th anniversary of the film “Out of Africa” and our Best of Kenya Safari highlights some of our favorite moments from the film; the historic bi-plane used in the movie resides at Segera Retreat and Angama Mara, a new luxury lodge, is set on the cliffs where many of the movie’s scenes were filmed. Kenya offers unique safari vacations and activities such as game drives, walking safaris, camel safaris and family-friendly safaris. From Amboseli National Park’s impressive elephant herds and the expansive Laikipia Plateau, to the game-rich Masai Mara and the successful private conservancies, Kenya lives up to its reputation as one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. Kenya boasts some of Africa’s most luxurious and unique lodging options: honeymoon suite hideaways, tented mobile safaris, open-air accommodations, private villas and classic Hemingway-style tented camps.
Vast plains blanketed by massive herds of wildebeest and zebra during the Great Migration, Masai tribesman in traditional red shukas keeping watchful eyes over their livestock and lakes that seem to lay claim to pink waters as thousands of flamingos perch in the shallows. This is classic East Africa. This is Kenya. And this is only the beginning of all that this beautiful country has to offer the intrepid traveler.
Home to the famous Masai Mara, part of the Great Migration circuit and iconic cultures such as the Samburu and Masai, Kenya offers a particularly special and wild safari experience. As one of the birthplaces of the luxury African Safari, this east African country offers adventurers a high standard of accommodations as well as incredible activities. At ol Donyo Lodge in our Best of Kenya Safari, one can take to the saddle for a ride across the Chuylu Hills and a chance to experience a safari only achieved on horseback. Or watch with a bird’s eye view from a hot air balloon as herds of elephants move en mass, giraffes gallop gracefully as if in slow motion and hippos pile into the rivers and ponds to escape the heat of the day as the sun moves higher into the massive African sky.
There are few places in the world that have the incredible variety of landscapes as Kenya has, which is what makes this small, yet breathtaking country such a magical place to visit. But it’s not just the remarkable wildlife that captivates you when you’re exploring; the incredibly rich culture, amazing food and humble and passionate people pull the entire experience together as one that will not soon be forgotten. Whether you are seeking a family adventure, luxury honeymoon, traditional safari experience or an incredible cultural experience, a safari trip to Kenya is nothing less than epic.