Kenya is where the safari was born and is what most people picture when they think of going on safari, inspired by countless wildlife documentaries. Iconic destinations such as the Masai mara, Amboseli, the Great Rift Valley evoke scenes from Out of Africa. Guests on a bespoke vacation by Footprint’s Safaris can discover the Great Migration in style while staying at bespoke camps and lodges which give top tier service, attention to detail and world-class guiding.
Of course, the main drawcard is seeing the Great Migration from August to November, a highlight of which is seeing river crossings when the herds of wildebeest have to evade crocodiles while crossing the Mara River. Kenya’s private reserves and national parks offer some of the best game viewing and safaris in Africa.
There are many wonderful private conservancies where guests can enjoy a diverse array of safari activities such as at Ol Pejeta which is home the world’s last northern white rhino or many private wildlife conservancies in Laikipia. Another highlight for many is watching herds of big tusker elephants in Amboseli against the majestic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Explore off the beaten track in Tsavo which is known for its red coloured elephants and the legend of the Man-eating Lions of Tsavo. Discover the Great Rift Valley and see the beauty of Lakes such as Lake Nakuru and Bogoria famed for their flamingos and other birdlife. Adventure seekers can climb Mount Kenya or cycle through Hells Gate National Park. Visitors can learn about traditional ways of life from the pastoral Maasai people with their red tartan cloaks.
After an exciting safari, tourists can relax on the beach. Kenya has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world at places like Diani and Watamu. Tourists can relax on the beach, enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean while swimming and during snorkelling excursions.