Safari has been a way of life in Kenya for over a century, so to visit is as much a chance to experience this seductive lifestyle as it is to see the wildlife for which Kenya is rightly famed. On safari in Kenya you'll find yourself in the hands of people who have a confidence in the bush that comes from generations of experience which makes it one of the best countries in Africa for a Family Safari.
Kenya is somewhere to experience a freedom from regulations that is truly liberating. There are numerous small, very stylish private camps like Ol Donyo Wuas, Ol Malo Lodge and Ol Seki Mara Camp where you can you can walk in the bush, take nightdrives and sleep out under the stars. You might like to have a look at Kenya's best safari camps and lodges.
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Kenya's Best Parks
Masai Mara | Laikipia Plateau | Meru | Samburu and Shaba
Kenya's Best Experiences
Starbeds on the Laikipia Plateau | Riding Safaris in the Chyulu Hills | Camel Safaris in The Matthews Range | The wildebeest crossing the Talek River from Rekero Tented Camp
Aberdare National Park
The Aberdare National Park consists of a large area of indigenous forest, now protected from the encroaching farmland by an electric fence.
Amboseli and Chyulu Hills
Amboseli, on the southern border of Kenya with Tanzania, had its hay day in the 70s and 80s when a number of big hotels established themselves in the middle of the park.
Laikipia is a vast expanse of wild country in the central highlands of Kenya - it covers almost 2 million acres and runs from Mt Kenya in the East to the Rift Valley in the west.
Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria
Baringo is a fresh water lake in a harsh dry rock strewn landscape where it's hard to say what the inhabitants of this area manage to survive on.
Lake Turkana, lying on the far northern border of Kenya with Ethiopia, is a harsh but incredibly beautiful lake.
The Masai Mara is one of the best known wildlife areas in Africa.
Meru is a stunning, little visited and remote park that was home to George and Joy Adamson in the 60's.
Nairobi's unlikely to be the focus of your safari, but whether you end up staying in Nairobi because of flight timings, or because you choose to break your journey, it's well worth opening your eyes to the spectacle that is modern Nairobi and there is plenty to recommend it for a short visit.
Naivasha Nakuru and Elementaita
Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley dominated by the harsh volcanic crater of Mt Longonot to the east and the Eburu Hills to the west.
Samburu and Shaba
Samburu National Reserve straddles the muddy Euaso Nyiro river and is one of the most picturesque parks of northern Kenya.
The Matthews Range
A stunning range of hills & mountains to the north of Laikipia at the base of Kenya's NFD (Northern Frontier District).
Tsavo National Park was established just after the Second World War and with an area of 21,812 Km2, it is the largest park in Kenya.