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Kenya Safari Tours with Abundant Wildlife, Camping and Maasai Culture

Unlike other African safari destinations, Kenya offers visitors virtually everything within the borders of a single country- vast savannahs rich with wildlife, elaborate cultures, pristine beaches and coral reefs, natural forests, deserts and the mighty snow-capped Mt Kenya. This means that in a single trip to Kenya, you can visit tropical forests, climb mountains, explore the wild and deserts and relax on beautiful beaches. It’s truly a land of contrasts. Unlike traditional travel providers, Global Basecamps offers a combination of unprecedented planning and extraordinary service to create the perfect journey while ensuring your Kenya safari tour has a positive impact on the environment, culture and economy of your destination.

Sample Tours to Kenya

**All of our tours can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.

Kenya Game Count & Conservation Safari 2020 (14 days)

The famous Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya is inviting guests to actively participate in their invaluable wildlife conservation efforts.
Community Culinary Shared Departure Wildlife Safari

East Africa Trails Group Safari (13 days)

The historic national parks, picturesque landscapes, and herds of wildlife, blend together to create the ideal platform for exploration and discovery. The diverse landscapes guarantee beautiful scenery and epic photo opportunities, no matter how high
Classic Highlights Safari Shared Departure Active

Kenya Trails Group Safari (7 days)

East Africa sets the scene for an experience unlike any other. The diverse landscapes guarantee beautiful scenery and epic photo opportunities, no matter how high the wildlife activity may be during or between safari activities.
Classic Highlights Safari Shared Departure Active

A Walk In The Wild (11 days)

This unique itinerary features an array of different sceneries and landscapes, as you take walk among the wild in some of Kenya's most pristine bush environments.
Adventure Cultural Hiking Safari Wildlife Active

Best of Kenya (9 days)

Experience the classic highlights and wildlife wonders of what makes Kenya such a desired destination. This trip will ensure that you have the chance to get a taste for it all.
Classic Highlights Cultural Luxury Safari Wildlife Active

Kenya In Style (10 days)

This 10 day hand crafted safari package allows you to immerse into the rich wildlife that Kenya has to offer as well as enjoy the amenities of our favorite premier luxury safari lodges.
Adventure Luxury Off the Beaten Path Safari Wildlife Active

East Africa Style (11 days)

Eastern Africa features some of the continent's greatest treasures. On this exploration, enjoy the magnificent wildlife viewing opportunities, luxury lodges and unparalleled safari experiences.
Classic Highlights Honeymoon Luxury Safari Wildlife Active

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Highlights of Kenya

Masai Mara

Masai Mara

Popularly known as "The Jewel of Africa", Masai Mara is arguably the most renowned game reserve in East Africa This destination is a wildlife photographer's haven, as you will never miss out on a dramatic moment. It is famous for its annual migration of the Wildebeest from the Serengeti in Tanzania, crossing the Mara River and into the Masai Mara. Each year, during the migration approximately 1.5 million Wildebeest accompanied by 200,000 Zebra do the "Great Trek" from Ngorongoro to Serengeti, right down to the Masai Mara.

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Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo consists of millions of acres of pure wilderness. It’s the place to be for the visitor who wants to really get away from the crowds and explore the wild in total solitude. Tsavo is home to large herds of elephants, buffaloes, elands, giraffes, impala, Kudu, rhino and lions among others. Also found here are several species of birds such as rollers, sunbirds, eagles, weavers, hornbills etc.

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Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru

A small but beautiful park renowned for the lesser flamingoes which literally paint the lake pink in color. It’s a famous bird watcher’s paradise with over 400 species of birds recorded here. It’s also a rhino sanctuary and one can see the horned beasts grazing around the Lakeshore or hiding in the thickets. Four of the Big Five can be seen in this park: Lion, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. Other wildlife include Water Bucks, Impalas, Zebras, Lions, Giraffes, Colobus monkeys, Hippos and Baboons. The lake occupies close to 60% of the National park.

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Kakamega Forest

Kakamega Forest

The only remnant in Kenya of the original Guineo-Congolian rain forest that once stretched from west to east Africa. The reserve has immense natural beauty that includes indigenous trees, birds, primates and butterflies. It is a popular attraction for birdwatchers- home to over 300 species of birds and 400 species of butterflies. Primates include the endangered DeBrazza monkey, black and white colobus monkey, vervet monkey and the Potto (the world's slowest mammal on earth). Other wild animals include duikers and dik diks.

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Helpful Tips for Your Kenya Safari Tour

Kenya’s diverse landscapes, multicultural society, and longevity of traditional ways of life make it a top choice for travelers seeking a rich Africa experience. From the bustling metropolis of Nairobi to the towering snow capped slopes of Mount Kenya to stunning scenery and wildlife in the bush to the stunning shorelines of the Swahili Coast, Kenya has a plenitude to offer. This country has captured the imaginations of dreamers around the world, making it top the bucket lists of many travelers. Global Basecamps is here to turn that dream into a reality, helping you plan a Kenya Safari tour that is sure to provide memories for a lifetime.

When to Go

Kenya provides a wonderful travel experience year-round, however there are certain times of year that are more ideal to visit than others. Because Kenya is located close to the equator, its climate is often warm and pleasant with average temperatures around 82 F with temperatures ranging a little higher on the coast. Rather than experience the traditional four seasons, the year in Kenya is divided into dry and rainy seasons.

The best time to go to Kenya is during one of the dry seasons: June through October or January to February. During these times, the temperatures are cooler, wildlife is easier to spot , rain is minimal, and the skies are much more clear and blue.

However, if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of the famed Great Migration, you’ll need to visit sometime between August and November to catch the mass herds of animals.

What to Do

Immerse Yourself in Conservation Efforts

Every year, the famous Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy pulls back the curtain and allows guests to actively participate in their invaluable wildlife conservation efforts. You can be part of the ranger team helping to track, locate and count game species for the annual Big 5 wildlife census. This is an excellent opportunity to take action behind the scenes and have a truly unique and meaningful safari experience. Check out our Group Tour here to learn about this year’s dates.

Visit a Local Community

Kenya is known as a land of vast diversity in landscapes, biodiversity and people. A visit to Kenya will offer travelers the opportunity to engage with some of Kenya’s many indigenous peoples and learn from their traditional wisdom. One of the most widely-known of the country’s indigenous peoples is the Massai. These tall, strong Nilotic people are noble and proud, largely continuing in their customary ways of life and dwelling in traditional villages called “bomas”. Their role in the tourism industry is widespread , and many Kenya Safari tours will include a visit to one of their communities as an element of cultural tourism.

Witness the Great Migration

See this spectacular natural phenomenon for yourself in Kenya’s Massai Mara park. Every year between July and October, travelers will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the world’s largest migration of wildlife during their safari. More than 2 million animals, including wildebeest, zebra, and Thompson’s gazelle, make the trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara. It’s a once in a lifetime experience to see mother nature in all her glory.

Explore the Maasai Market

Round-out your Kenya Tour with a trip to Nairobi’s Maasai Market. There, you’ll find a plethora of beautiful artisinay goods from colorful woven baskets to vibrant dyed fabrics. It’s an excellent place to pick out some memorabilia from your trip while also immersing yourself in the more urban side of this East African country.

Other Kenya Safari Tour Tips

Kenyan Cuisine

Kenyan food is known for its bold flavors mixed with basic ingredients. We recommended trying the following traditional dishes during your Kenya Safari Tour:
Irio ( mashed peas and potato mix), Ugali (maize meal), Githeri (beans and corn), Wali wa Nazi ( coconut rice), Kenyan Pilau ( spiced rice ).

Money Matters

The official currency for Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling. Shilling notes are available in the denominations of 1000, 500, 200, and 100. While US Dollars are widely accepted Shillings can be helpful to have for bartering in local markets or when in remote areas. Airports such as Mombasi or Nairobi have 24/7 exchange services.

Entry and Exit Reqirements

Visas are required for U.S. citizens traveling to Kenya. A passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond visa issuance and/or date of entry, and at least two blank visa pages are required. Kenyan Immigration has instituted a strict visa policy whereby all visitors are strongly encouraged to obtain visas using an online system.

Still not sure where to start? Check out our Free Guide to Choosing the Right Safari for some inspiration and help.

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