No one has described Kenya as well as Ernest Hemingway in Green Hills of Africa:
.. we were entering the loveliest country I had seen in Africa. The grass was green and smooth … and the trees were big, high trunked, and old with no undergrowth but only the smooth green of the turf like a deer park and we drove on through shade and patches of sunlight following a faint trail….. I could not believe we had come to such wonderful country. It was a country to wake from, happy to have had the dream….
Amboseli National Park south of Nairobi is, according to Hemingway, the essence of Africa. With its beautiful vistas of Kilimanjaro and teeming wildlife the park is really worth a visit. You might even run into a couple of Masai herding their cattle.
A day trip out of Nairobi can take you to Lake Naivasha, known for large numbers of flamingos, and if you go a bit further, to Nakuru National Park, you can see even more flamingos, this park boast up to 2 million flamingos and about 400 other bird species.
To the east of Nairobi you find the second tallest mountain in Africa, Mount Kenya, which is a great challenge for hikers and climbers. Nearby you will find the Aberdare Mountains and National park which hold a richly varied flora of rainforest, heaths, wetland, bamboo forests, rivers and waterfalls. In addition there is good wildlife and this park is known for its leopards.
The classical Kenya safari-time is from June-July until September –October. This is the time for the wildebeest migration, starting in Tanzania, to reach Kenya, cross the Mara River and wander into Masai Mara National park. This river crossing is seen as the ultimate life- death struggle and is captured by many a photographer. As a regular tourist you have to be very lucky to see this, as it is not possible to foresee exactly when they will cross the river, and sometimes they do not cross at all. The wildebeest will stick to areas with the best grass and water and that will vary with where it rains. If you are very keen on experiencing the wildebeest migration, it could be an idea to combine a Masai Mara safari with a safari in the Serengeti in Tanzania.
The roads in Kenya are not suitable for self-drive, flying or private transfers with 4 x 4 are recommended.
We do not have scheduled departures; all our holidays and tours are tailor-made and unique productions. Please send us an email if you want us to send you suggestions and price estimates. In the meantime have a look at the suggested programs for the various destinations.
Artogrtaphy - African Sun - Aha Hotels and Lodges - Azura Retreats - Blyde Adventure - Desert and Delta - Day Trippers - Governors Camps - Kambaku Safari Lodge - Legend Lodges - Morgan Bay Hotel - Nomad Tanzania - Norman Carr Safaris - Okonjima/AfriCat - Prana Lodge - Sense of Africa - Sanctuary Retreats - Shindzela Bush Camp - Tsogo Sun - Welcome Tourism Services - Wilderness Safaris - Wild Horizons