Kenya is most popular for its intimate awe-inspiring and signature travel experiences.

In Kenya alone, there are over 40 National Parks and Game Reserves all offering refuge to diversity of wildlife species. Each of these protected areas has something distinct for Kenya safari holidaymakers to explore and experience. Safaris in Kenya offer the unbeatable Great Migration, Big 5 game viewing and authentic African experiences.

The savanna wilderness experiences are accompanied with beach experiences in the country’s finest coastal beaches, landscape exploration characterized by the Great Rift Valley, mountains and vast rainforests. This is an all year-round destination, an African safari destination that guarantees exhilarating wildlife experiences, thrilling outdoors and breathtaking landscapes. Combine your diverse experiences with the enriching cultural encounters as you unearth the unique cultures and traditions of the Kenyan people.


The Wildebeest Migration Safaris.


Nothing leaves you mesmerized like embarking on the Great wildebeest migration safari. This is remarkably complete immersion into the wild, encounter millions of wildebeest accompanied by 1000s of zebras, gazelles, and other species. Kenya’s Great Migration takes place in Masai Mara in the Southwestern part of the country.

The most powerful of all is the River crossing; keep eyes on over 1.5 million wildebeest as they find themselves out of the infested Nile crocodile Mara River. The journey starts from Serengeti National Park and these mammals cross over to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

It is a circular journey, determined by rainfall patterns. The primarily reason why this world’s spectacle occurs is due to need for pasture and water by wildebeest.



Migration by months.



January, February and March (Birthing/Calving season)

The wildebeest move south from the Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR), and Northern Serengeti. The migration continues up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to Ngorongoro Crater. The grass grows longer and fresh after rains and wildebeest mothers in need for nutritious grasses are attracted to this area. The conditions of the environment aid in gestation and for the mothers to raise their newborns.


April, May and June (Mating season)


Unlike some calves, newborn wildebeests can stand immediately they are born and can start moving with the herd within a few days. Within a month/2, around April, the herds start migrating northwestwards the grasses of the Serona/central Serengeti NP. They are joined by 1000s antelopes and zebras.

The mating season starts around May and it is during this period when males can be witnessed battling for mating rights.


July, August and September (The Great Migration)


Huge herds of wildebeest can be witnessed heading to the North and spilt off with some taking the Grumati Reserve side while majority proceed to the Northern Serengeti National Park. It is this flock that is witnessed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Around July, 1000s of wildebeest accompanied by zebras, congregate into huge numbers and this is an ideal period to witness the River Crossing at Mara River in Kenya. As they try crossing, there are crocodiles lurking beneath the waters. It is estimated that more than 250,000 wildebeest die during the migration months.

Around late July and August, most of the wildebeest herds would have crossed the Mara and Talek Rivers. The movement can clearly be viewed along the Northern area. Around September, the River crossings get diminished and huge flocks are witnessed heading eastwards in search of new and fresher grasses.


Best National Parks to visit in Kenya


Masai Mara


Basting of its sprawling savannas, rolling hills and dramatic river crossing not forgetting the unforgettable big five game encounters, Maasai Mara National Reserve is amazingly East Africa’s premier travel destination. This powerful nature reserve is set in the Southwestern Kenya, expanding up to and protects a huge concentration of wildlife and birdlife.

Masai Mara is contiguous with Tanzania’s Serengeti NP, and takes its name from the Maasai people. Established in 1961, Masai Mara protects variety of wildlife including cheetahs, leopards, lions, and African bush elephants. The reserve covers key areas such as Ol Chorro Oirowua, Kerinkani, Maji Moto, Lemek, Kimintet, Ol Derkesi, Koiyaki, Naikara, Mara North, and Siana. The popular experiences to enjoy while in Masai Mara include the Great Migration, game drives, birding, hot air balloon safaris and guided nature walks.


Lake Nakuru National Park


Most popular as a beautiful wildlife haven, Lake Nakuru National Park is situated along the Great Rift Valley region and features bushy grassland. This park is most popular for its huge flocks of the pink flamingos, majority of which concentrate around Lake Nakuru. Other species to look out for at Lake Nakuru NP include the Rothschild giraffes, impalas, lions, waterbucks, rhinos and plenty of other bird species.


Amboseli National Park


Lying at the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli NP is one of the most famous destinations in Kenya. This compact boasts of its huge herds of elephants, Kudus, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, crocodiles, and several bird species. Amboseli NP is found in Loitoktok District which is part of the rift valley province. Game viewing is amazingly the must-do activity while on Kenya safari.


Flying Safaris in Kenya


Enjoy aerial views of Kenya’s most spectacular game parks on our extra-ordinary savanna fly in safaris. Flying safaris are the most excellent way to getting to your destination from the heart of Nairobi city or upon arrival at one of the airports in Kenya. There are several flying safaris that can be arranged in Kenya and include the Masai Mara safari, Amboseli fly in safaris, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Tsavo and many others.


What to pack?


The must-pack items for Kenya safari include safari hat, safari shoes, first aid kit, sun protection, a camera, insect repellents, bottled water, travel adaptors, binoculars, and other items.

Beach safaris in Mombasa/Diani

 If you are looking for the most beach-friendly holiday destination, then you have every reason to be at diani. this is most popular for its coral reefs, myriad restaurants, hotels, black and white colobus monkeys, and is situated not far from shimba hills national reserve.

From mombasa to diani is about 5-5 minutes on a ferry. some of the experiences worth considering while at diani; deep sea diving, deep sea fishing, explore kaya kinondo forest, eco bike rides, visit the shimoni slave caves and others.

Tips for planning Kenya safaris

Game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve
  1. Curate your travel plans or itinerary.
  2. Get the timing right depending on what you plan to explore –the Great migration, big five game or mountaineering.
  3. Carry the right camera for photo taking.
  4. Deal with an experienced tour operator on ground.
  5. Get your paperwork in order.
  6. Pack appropriately –include insect repellents, safari shoes, safari hats, etc.