Kenya is known as the best safari holiday destination. Indeed, anyone thinking about going for a safari holiday has to seriously consider Kenya as the safari destination. By settling on Kenya holidays with Safari Fellows, you are going to visit some of the best safari destinations in the world.
Over the years, the Kenyan government and other stakeholders have invested a lot in sustainable tourism as well as internationally acknowledged wildlife management model that has resulted to the country offering unspoiled wilderness as well as globally important environments that are called home by different mammal species.
A Kenyan safari holiday offers more than what other countries might offer. Specifically, some of the great experiences that you will be able to enjoy by opting for a safari in Kenya includes; fly-in safari, game viewing drives, boat riding, guided nature walks, the annual migration at the great Masai Mara, birding/bird viewing experience, mountain climbing safari, and cultural experiences among other experiences. As a Kenyan based safari holiday operator, Safari Fellows is well placed to offer guests outstanding safari memories that are going to last for a lifetime.
Kenya Holidays Safari Packages
Here are some of the safari holiday packages offered by Safari Fellows. For booking, inquiries, or any other questions, feel free to contact us.
Prices For Kenya Holidays
There are three key factors that will determine the price that you end up paying for your safari holiday in Kenya. Without a good understanding of these three factors, any prices given would be inaccurate. The first factor is the type of accommodation that you chose for your safari since different accommodation providers charge different prices. For example, the price of spending a night in an economic lodge will be different to the price you pay for a night in a luxury safari lodge. The other factor the determines your safari price is the parks and game reserves you visit. The parks are located in different locations and driving to some parks can take more time while different park and game reserves entry fees have to be paid. Finally, the duration of your safari holidays is going to determine the actual accommodation costs.
Thus, in order for Safari Fellows to be in a better position to give you an accurate price, we need to have sufficient details of your safari holidays. Depending on the type of accommodation chosen, you can expect to pay anything from $80 a night for standard accommodation while for luxury accommodation prices can vary from $350 to $800 per night.
Best Time To Go for A Holiday In Kenya
The ideal time for you to go on holiday will be determined by the type of holiday that you are interested in. For example, if your interest is on the Annual migration that takes center stage in the Masai Mara, then you have to ensure that you time your holiday at the time when the migration is happening. Otherwise, coming to Kenya in January will not offer you any migration experience since the migration would have stopped by then. Nevertheless, it is important to take note that wildlife viewing safari is usually ideal throughout the year even though for birdwatchers and those eager for the migration, they have to perfect their timing.
Dry Season – The dry season in Kenya is usually January to March and June to October and then November – This is the best time for you to go for a safari holiday since there is less vegetation on the parks and the animals can be easily spotted even from far distances. Moreover, during the dry season, the animals will regularly frequent the water holes thus making sure that as long as you have a good view of the water holes, you will be guaranteed spotting different animals.
Jan, Feb, March – These are the best months for birdwatchers especially if you are planning to watch the birds from the three Rift Valley Lakes.
Break Down of Kenya Holiday TimeBy Month
– January, February, March, June, July, October – This is the best viewing time. This is a dry season and game viewing in all parks and reserves will be superb.
– January, February, July, August, September, October, November – These months make up the high season in terms of safari holidays. Game viewing is always good though it is advisable you make your bookings early enough as the accommodation in the parks can at times be fully booked.
– Late March, April, May –This is usually the low season due to the long rains. The good this is that if you opt for a safari during this period, you are going to pay a low price since there is less demand for accommodation. In addition, it is common for some safari lodges and tented camps inside the parks and reserves to close down during this season.
Accommodation For Your Kenya Holidays
When you book your safari holiday with Safari Fellows, you will be assured of the best variety of accommodation to choose from. We are a Kenyan based safari company and our work is not in any way dependent on the commissions paid by the lodges or tented camps providers that our guests prefer for their accommodation during their safari. Thus, we will provide you a variety of lodges and camps varying from economy standard to luxury standards.
This is the most basic and affordable type of accommodation when on a safari. In this type of accommodation, you pitch your tents on the camping grounds located inside the parks and reserves. This type of accommodation is usually popular with those travelling as a group for their safari and are budget conscious.
Tented camps are totally different with the camping type of accommodation due to the fact that they offer more comfort than ordinary camps since you have a tent pitched on a floor while there are also toilets, showers, beds, and even furniture in the tents. The standards of tented camps vary from standard to luxury tents.
Safari Lodges – Safari lodges equal ordinary hotels though their exception is that they are located in the jungle. There are economy safari lodges, standard safari lodges, luxury safari lodges, and even deluxe safari lodges. All the lodges have made efforts to ensure that their décor match their surroundings. Therefore, do not be surprised to find the décor on the lodges comprising of the locally available materials.
Some of the popular accommodations that you are going to find on our list of accommodations comprises of Sekenani Camp, Tipilikwani Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, Asnil Mara Camp, Mara Leisure Camp, Mara Intrepids, Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Ngenche Safari Camp, Olare Mara Kempinski, OlTukai Lodge, Amboseli Serena Lodge, Tawi Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp, SarovaShamba Game Lodge, Elephant Bedroom Camp, Saruni Samburu, VoyangerZiwani Camp, Sarova Salt Lick Game Lodge, SarovaTaita Hills Game Lodge, Rhino River Camp, Ikweta Safari Camp, and Elsa’s Kopje Meru among others.
Transport On Kenya Holidays
After you have landed in Kenya, you need to travel to various parks and game reserves for your game viewing experience. Normally, there are two main ways through which you can travel to your safari destinations.
Fly-In to parks and game reserves
Apart from Nairobi National Park which is based in the capital city Nairobi, the other parks and reserves are outside the town. To travel to some of the parks and game reserves, it might take you up to six hours. If time is not on your side or you just don’t want to travel by road, the flying to the parks and game reserves would be the best option for you. The flights to different parks and reserves usually depart from Wilson Airport and the aircrafts used vary in size from ten seater planes to thirty six seater planes. If you do not have ample time, then you should seriously consider flying to the park or reserve you want to visit.
Travelling by road to the parks and game reserves
Despite the time convenience offered by opting to fly to various parks and reserves in Kenya during your holidays, there a reason why over 70% of the safaris involve travelling road. Of course, when you travel by road, you will incur less costs since travelling by road has always been cheaper than travelling by air. Costs aside, travelling by road will provide you with great sightseeing opportunities en-route to the parks and game reserves. For example, on your way to Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, or Lake Naivasha, you are going to enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. Safari Fellows uses either a pop-up safari minivan or a pop-up 4X4 safari Landcruiser. All the safari vehicles are well maintained and are installed with the latest communication gadgets in order to ensure that the driver guide gives you the best safari experience.
10 Reasons Why You Should Go For Kenya Safari Holidays
1- Variety of game reserves and national parks with high animal density
It is not by chance that Kenya has over the years been ranked as a leading safari destination. The county has different game reserves, private conservancies, and national parks that are spread all over the country and are home to the high populations of diverse animals. For example, a visit to Lake Naivasha brings you close to hippos while there is abundant birdlife while if you opt to have your Kenya holidays in Amboseli, herds of elephants are guaranteed while the magnificent views of snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro provide the best background for a wildlife safari photo. In Laikipia where there are a number of private conservancies which offer you the best chance to see the big five in just one location. In Samburu National Reserve you will experience firsthand how a variety of animals survive in this semi-arid area.
2- Unrivalled birding experience in the Lakes Located in Great Rift Valley
If you are fascinated by birds, then a Kenya holiday should be the best safari destination for you. Specifically, the Great Rift Valley lakes (Lake Naivasha, Lake Elementaita, Lake Nakuru, and Lake Bogoria) provide you with the best bird viewing experience. These lakes are popular with birds life since the salty lakes have algae which is loved by various birds. By visiting the Great Rift Valley lakes, you can be assured that you are going to watch over 800 bird species.
3- The wildebeest Migration
Starting July right ahead to October, the great reality wildlife documentary takes place in the vast Masai Mara national reserve. Safari Fellows driver guide taking you on your safari has experienced this migration countless time and will ensure that he has picked the right spot for you to see the magnificent event. Once you hear the ground vibrating, know that you are approaching the Mara River where over 1.5 million mammals are crossing the river to reach Mara plains which are characterized vast grazing fields. There is nowhere else in the entire continent that such a migration of wild animals is happening. The experience is something to behold and it is one of the main reason why you should make sure that you visit Kenya for your safari.
4- Beach viewing experience
Kenya holidays can be made up of a game viewing safari, a beach holiday or a combination of both wildlife safari and a beach holiday. Kenya’s coastline as well as the islands are pristine and truly magnificent. The water of the Indian Ocean is turquoise blue and warm while the sand is white offering the best beaches to walk barefooted. In these waters, there are many activities on offer such as wind surfing, snorkeling, a visit to a marine park, and even fishing excursions.
5- A variety of private conservancies offering great safari holidays
Kenya has done a lot to ensure that it safeguards the wilderness as well as the fauna so that it can showcase it to the world for ever. Thus while national government and local government are responsible for management of the parks and reserves in the country, there are privately managed conservancies which borders parks and reserves and some of them offer similar game viewing experience as the parks or reserve. In our Kenya holidays packages, we offer safaris to some of the best private conservancies in Kenya which offer endless safari experience. Just contact us now and let our safari expert advice you on the best safari for your holiday. Talk to Safari Fellows safari experts today and know more about the a Mombasa safari experience.
6- Great cultural experiences
Kenya has over 48 cultures where each culture has its own different customs and beliefs. With Safari Fellows, we will do our best to ensure that we combine a game viewing safari with a cultural tour in case you make it known to us that you are interested in a cultural tour. For many years, we have arranged authentic cultural tour to our guests who get to visit local villages and spend time with the natives and learn more about the culture. For example, when you are on a Masai Mara safari or even a safari to Amboseli, it is possible to arrange for a visit to a Masai village. All the ask from you is you let us know whether you are interested with a cultural tour, we will offer you the best cultural tour experience that is going to last in your mind for many years.
7- It is easy to gain entry to Kenya as a tourist
Tourism plays a major role in Kenya’s economy. Thus, the government of Kenya has over the years implemented various measures aimed at enhancing the experience of the tourists visiting Kenya. For example, in the year 2015, a electronic visa to Kenya was introduced to all guests from the United Kingdom. For tourists from other countries, a visa can easily be processed at Kenya’s embassy in your home country.
8- It is the best safari holiday country for those on their first safari
Kenya’s tourism industry is quite developed especially while compared to most of the African countries. For example, with a direct flight from the US or the UK, you can be in the game reserves or parks in a matter of hours after you have left your home country. The country has some of the best safari lodges and tents in Africa and you can be assured that by booking your safari with Safari Fellows, you will have a memorable safari.
9- Mount Kenya climbing experience
Even though Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest mountain in Africa and without a doubt the preferred option for mountain climbing safaris due to its high peaks, climbing Mount Kenya offers more than what Kilimanjaro offers. Specifically, Mount Kenya is located inside a national park that is endowed with endemic flora and fauna. Batian peak which is the highest peak of Mount Kenya rises to 5,199 m and offers a great mountain climbing experience. As you ascend the mountain, there is chance that you might some of the game that reside in this park. Among others some of the game that you are likely to see in the park comprises of; antelope, elephant, Columbus monkey, and buffalo.
10- Superbly Faultless Holidays in Every Way
Only few destinations can be able to match what you are offered on Kenya holidays. Indeed, in Kenya, you can go for a mountain climbing experience, have a beach holiday on pristine which beach, go on a cultural tour, experience the night life in the urban towns, enjoy a guided walking safari, or even go for a bird watching experience. Without a doubt, the country’s offering cannot be rivalled since whatever you are looking for in safari can be found within the borders of this magnificent country.
Contact Safari Fellows today and let us design for you a great custom Kenya safari holiday.