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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

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

East Africa Expedition Group Safari 2019 (12 days)

This small group adventure showcases the best of Kenya & Tanzania, perfect for those seeking an extensive yet affordable East African safari experience, without sacrificing quality.
Adventure Cultural Safari Shared Departure Wildlife Active

Kenya Conservation Census Safari 2019 (13 days)

Once in a lifetime opportunity to witness and take part in the action behind the scenes to truly make a difference while on safari.
Active Adventure Community Shared Departure Wildlife Safari

East Africa Trails Group Safari 2019 (13 days)

Watch the massive herds of wildebeest, zebra and other local wildlife, cross the open plains and venture through rivers is an awe-inspiring experience.
Classic Highlights Safari Shared Departure Active

Kenya Trails Group Safari 2019 (7 days)

Historic national parks, picturesque landscapes and herds of wildlife, blend together for this unique Kenya safari.
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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Useful Info for Your Kenya Safari Tour

Kenya’s diverse landscapes, multicultural society, and endurance of traditional ways of life make it a top choice for travelers seeking a rich Africa travel experience. It is hard to believe that Nairobi, East Africa’s most bustling metropolis, lies just a few hours away from so many attractive destinations: towering and snowcapped Mount Kenya’s slopes, the wildlife and traditional cultures in and around the country’s many pioneering conservation areas, and the beaches and islands along this breathtaking northern stretch of the Swahili Coast. What awaits travelers on Kenya tours exemplifies the Africa that has captured the imaginations of dreamers around the world, and we are here to help you turn that dream into a reality! Kenya is a land of diversity with much to teach visitors to its lands and coastline - come along with us as we explore an overview of this treasured nation!

Often considered the country that helped birth the conservation movement in Africa, Kenya is home to over 60 recognized protected areas. Home to many threatened and endangered species and shrinking terrestrial habitats, conservation authorities work to integrate a number of interests into these areas. Terrestrial and marine national parks, reserves and sanctuaries provide protection of Kenya’s wide variety of ecosystems, including savanna grasslands, forests, wetlands, and more arid and desert regions. Nairobi, Kenya’s busy capital city, has its own national park that lies within the urban city limits and even has a resident group of lions! Conservation areas cover nearly 10% of the country, and can be found scattered across its farthest reaches.

Kenya safari tours boast a number of different formats, any of which can be part of the trip of a lifetime. Permanent tented camps are still the norm, as is travel by truck. However, Kenya camping tours and walking safaris are taking off in popularity as well, offering a very intimate encounter with wildlife, landscapes, and local cultures.

Global Basecamps is proud to partner with operators who are using wildlife tourism to make a difference, including the Lewa Borana Wildlife Conservancy. Tracking, locating and counting the wildlife that most safari attendees only take photos of, our clients can have the opportunity not only for the standard adventure of game drive viewing, but also for an insider view of how conservation efforts are helping assure these populations of wildlife for the future.

Traveling between Tanzania’s Serengeti to the south and Kenya’s Maasai Mara to the north, the Great Migration of the mixed herd of 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra is one of nature’s ongoing great spectacles. This massive number of herbivores continuously on the move in search of fresh grasses on the savannas cross great distances of open plain and the Mara River on their annual journey. Though all parks in Kenya offer wildlife viewing on par with some of the best Africa has to offer, nowhere else compares to the Maasai Mara. This reserve offers the photographer a setting as exhilarating as exists anywhere in the world, with opportunities to view the well known Big Five (elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard) and other famed African savanna mammals like the giraffe, hippopotamus and hyena. Beyond these are large populations of many other antelopes, such as the eland, waterbuck, kudu, impala, topi, gazelle, and duiker, as well as primates like the baboon, velvet and colobus monkeys. Reptiles like the Nile crocodile are more rare but impressive sights, while the bird life, on the other hand, is abundant! The blinding color of the lilac-breasted roller shimmer in the sunlight, the gritty species of vulture gather in groups around kills, and the world’s largest bird - the ostrich - all share the savanna along with scores of other species of weavers, bee eaters, buzzards and hornbills.

Tsavo National Park is a massive expanse of land, with dense populations of elephants and other mammals in particular. This area represents one of the much less visited conservation areas of Kenya, and is an excellent choice for those seeking a much less traveled environment, offering a pristine and distinguished atmosphere.

Lake Elementaita and Lake Nakuru - to the north and west of Maasai Mara and Tsavo and both part of the UNESCO World Heritage Kenya Lakes System - have bird life to make even the most avid birders’ dreams come true. Flamingos, pelicans, storks and many other wading and aquatic birds, along with fish eagles that watch vigilantly from the shoreline trees, are everywhere you look, but the beauty isn’t limited just to wildlife. The lakes themselves offer incredibly scenic views from both the waterline and vistas along the edges of high cliffs in several places.

The Great Rift Valley crosses East Africa south to north, creating dynamic landscapes across the region with the heights of Mount Kenya, and the rugged depths of Hells Gate Gorge. The second highest peak in Africa after Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya (5,199m/17,057ft) has been the homeland of the Kikuyu people, strongly active in national environmental thought leadership. Kikuyu Wangari Maathai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her work in reforestation and community mobilization, and the tribe now claims much success in both business and politics. In contrast, the Maasai (along with related groups such as the Samburu) maintain their traditional ways of life, including language, dress, social structures and semi-nomadic pastoralist herding of cattle. They live in the wide open expanses of savanna grassland, and are commonly involved in the safari experience with ceremony that travelers are invited to take part in.

In short, Kenya offers opportunities to travelers not found in many African nations. It is a top choice for those seeking a perfect introduction to the incredible ecological and cultural diversity that can be found on this vast continent. The best of East Africa comes together in Kenya, and we are here to help get you there!
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