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From the wide grasslands of the Masai Mara to the majestic wildlife that roams within it, there is no place like Kenya for the classic safari. And with A&K, who pioneered the luxury safari in this very region in the 1960s, the Kenya safari becomes the experience of a lifetime.

On the Kenya luxury safari, venture deep into the Masai Mara, a reserve that contains the country's highest concentration of big game, including iconic creatures such as the lion, wildebeest and elephant. Meet Maasai warriors and Samburu tribe members and learn about their traditions and skills, which are inextricably tied to life in the savanna. The Samburu Game Reserve, home to several rare northern species, is another must on any Kenya camping safari.

With A&K, the Kenya safari package means days abuzz with bush walks, evening drives aboard comfortable 4x4 vehicles and nights spent under a blanket of stars. An A&K Kenya safari is also an opportunity to discover local conservation efforts, such as an elephant research center or a tree-planting community project. Experience nature's astounding beauty and the rich culture of the Mara with A&K Kenya safari packages.

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Best Time To Go
December - March, June - October
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Time Zone
ET +8 hours
Flights
Nairobi (NBO)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to visit Kenya?

    The best times to visit Kenya are December through March (when the climate is mild, mostly dry and the game viewing is at its finest) or during the dry season from late June to October (when the Great Migration is at its peak in the Masai Mara). The main rainy season typically lasts from April to May with a shorter wet season during November. These rainy seasons draw fewer crowds while fostering abundant vegetation for grazing species. February marks the calving season for mammals such as antelope, affording a front row seat to the newborns’ first steps and interactions.

    The best times to visit Kenya are December through March (when the climate is mild, mostly dry and the game viewing is at its finest) or during the dry season from late June to October (when the Great Migration is at its peak in the Masai Mara). The main rainy season typically lasts from April to May with a shorter wet season during November. These rainy seasons draw fewer crowds while fostering abundant vegetation for grazing species. February marks the calving season for mammals such as antelope, affording a front row seat to the newborns’ first steps and interactions.

  • What is the Great Migration and when is the best time to see it?

    The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Each year, more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). While this cycle continues throughout the year, August and September are the best times to see the Great Migration in Kenya and your chances of witnessing a river crossing are generally much higher. Come early October, the rainy season in Tanzania will commence, and the herds will embark on their return journey back to the Serengeti.

    The Great Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Each year, more than two million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). While this cycle continues throughout the year, August and September are the best times to see the Great Migration in Kenya and your chances of witnessing a river crossing are generally much higher. Come early October, the rainy season in Tanzania will commence, and the herds will embark on their return journey back to the Serengeti.

  • What are the best places to visit in Kenya?

    Kenya offers world-class wildlife viewing in legendary game reserves such as the Masai Mara National Reserve. Kenya’s most popular safari destination, the Mara boasts the country’s highest concentrations of lions, wildebeest and elephants. Kenya’s Samburu Game Reserve is home to several rare northern species, such as Somali ostrich and Besia oryx. Renowned for its prolific elephant herds, Amboseli National Park also harbors an abundance of giraffes, zebras and cheetahs. Chyulu Hills National Park is known for its distinctive volcanic terrain, boasting one of the longest lava tubes in the world. Private conservancies like Oj Pejeta and Lewa Wildlife afford exclusive safari experiences, such as tracking lions with a research expert and after-dark game drives.

    Kenya offers world-class wildlife viewing in legendary game reserves such as the Masai Mara National Reserve. Kenya’s most popular safari destination, the Mara boasts the country’s highest concentrations of lions, wildebeest and elephants. Kenya’s Samburu Game Reserve is home to several rare northern species, such as Somali ostrich and Besia oryx. Renowned for its prolific elephant herds, Amboseli National Park also harbors an abundance of giraffes, zebras and cheetahs. Chyulu Hills National Park is known for its distinctive volcanic terrain, boasting one of the longest lava tubes in the world. Private conservancies like Oj Pejeta and Lewa Wildlife afford exclusive safari experiences, such as tracking lions with a research expert and after-dark game drives.

  • What are the Big Five in Africa?

    The term “Big Five” refers to the five African animals on the must-see list of every safari adventure throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. They include the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. The Big Five aren’t simply Africa’s topmost predators, but rather the continent’s five most challenging animals to track.

    The term “Big Five” refers to the five African animals on the must-see list of every safari adventure throughout Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. They include the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and Cape buffalo. The Big Five aren’t simply Africa’s topmost predators, but rather the continent’s five most challenging animals to track.

  • What is the difference between Kenya and Tanzania?

    While Kenya is geographically smaller than Tanzania, its diversity of landscape and culture affords a wide range of activities including interactive conservation experiences and community visits to local tribes such as the Maasai. Kenya’s mountainous interior and arid northern regions harbor unique species found nowhere else. Tanzania’s majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, coffee plantations, tropical coastline and island paradise of Zanzibar distinguish it from its neighbor to the north. Broadly speaking, Tanzania’s climate tends to be more tropical than Kenya’s, with more lush, green landscapes. Given their proximity and intersection of the Great Migration, these two countries are often combined into one journey.

    While Kenya is geographically smaller than Tanzania, its diversity of landscape and culture affords a wide range of activities including interactive conservation experiences and community visits to local tribes such as the Maasai. Kenya’s mountainous interior and arid northern regions harbor unique species found nowhere else. Tanzania’s majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, coffee plantations, tropical coastline and island paradise of Zanzibar distinguish it from its neighbor to the north. Broadly speaking, Tanzania’s climate tends to be more tropical than Kenya’s, with more lush, green landscapes. Given their proximity and intersection of the Great Migration, these two countries are often combined into one journey.

  • Do I need a visa to visit Kenya?

    Yes, an Electronic Tourist Visa (eVisa) is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders. To apply online, visit evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.

    Yes, an Electronic Tourist Visa (eVisa) is required for U.S. and Canadian passport holders. To apply online, visit evisa.go.ke/evisa.html.

  • What do I wear on a Kenya safari?

    Choose comfortable and casual clothing in natural, breathable fabrics that can be layered as the temperature fluctuates. For game viewing, wear neutral colors (but not camouflage, which is outlawed in game parks). Black, navy blue and other dark colors tend to attract insects. Smart casual attire is appropriate for evenings. Formal clothing is not necessary.

    Choose comfortable and casual clothing in natural, breathable fabrics that can be layered as the temperature fluctuates. For game viewing, wear neutral colors (but not camouflage, which is outlawed in game parks). Black, navy blue and other dark colors tend to attract insects. Smart casual attire is appropriate for evenings. Formal clothing is not necessary.

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