As one of the best African safari destinations, Kenya’s safari hotspots abound, so where to start? We’ve rounded Kenya’s best safari parks up for you below – from the world-famous Masai Mara to the lesser known Chyulu Hills – so you’ll know exactly where to to go on safari to find what you’re after.
In many ways, safaris in Kenya offer the purest expression of luxury safari travel, thanks to the variety of landscapes and the incredible experiences on offer. The country is not short of protected areas, either.
Of Kenya’s best safari parks and reserves, the Masai Mara is undoubtedly its most famous because of it being on the route of Great Wildebeest Migration. Safari highlights here include watching the herds cross the Mara River, as well as meeting the famed Maasai during a cultural experience. Their relative lack of material possessions is no poverty when compared to the riches of their heritage.
Northern Kenya, while more remote, is bursting with activities, from spending a day with elephant on the banks of a river in Samburu to seeing how the jagged peaks of Mount Kenya dwarf the rhino on Meru game drives.
In the shadow of Kilimanjaro, Amboseli’s claim to fame is the incredible intel gained there from years of elephant research. Visitors can learn all about these gentle giants while snapping iconic images.
If it’s downtime you’re after, consider a stop at Chyulu Hills, where you can relax in a hide and let wildlife come to you, or head down to the South Coast beaches for some seaside R&R.
Of course, Kenya safaris generally begin or end in Nairobi, its capital, where, among other things, you can enjoy breakfast with giraffe.