Safaris: Kenya (articles)
Kenya borders on Tanzania to the south and Uganda and Lake Victoria to the east. For more wildlife consider extending your Masai Mara trip into Tanzania’s Serengeti, or visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda. Kenya has plenty of its own beautiful beaches, but you can also find sun and surf further afield in the Seychelles and Zanzibar. If you are fit and adventurous you might want to climb Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
The climate in Kenya basically divides between a dry season from June to October and a wet season from November to May.
The best wildlife viewing is in the dry season when the bush is less dense and the animals gather around waterholes and rivers. The wildebeest migration on the Masai Mara is at its best between the end of July and the end of September.
The wet season has its own beauty with green landscapes, newborn animals and migratory birds. March, April and May are the wettest months, so naturally the best deals can be had at this time. May, in particular, can be a good, cost effective time for safaris in Amboseli or Masai Mara.
Talk to us first. Together we will consider what you want to see and when you want to go. We can tell you about the hidden gems we have discovered after over a decade of planning safaris and you can tell us about what you’ve read and what you have your heart set on. We will then come up with a plan for you to consider. Once you’re happy with the plan, we lock away all the details so you can concentrate on enjoying the magic.
Travelers arriving in Kenya from any country with risk of yellow fever transmission are required to posses a valid vaccination certificate for yellow fever. Countries that fit this category include Zambia and Tanzania.
Travelers from a non-endemic country arriving directly to Kenya and back home (i.e. London – Nairobi – London) will not require a yellow fever certificate.
Those travelers leaving Kenya and continuing their travels to Tanzania (including Zanzibar), South Africa or Rwanda (and possibly other African countries, even if only for a transit) will need a yellow fever certificate to enter those countries.