Home to numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries
Situated on the East Coast of Africa, Kenya’s stunning natural beauty and abundance of wildlife make the country a nature-lover’s paradise.
From the spectacular Rift Valley to the magnificent twin peaks of Mount Kenya, one of our luxury Kenyan holidays is guaranteed to leave you with memories you’ll treasure forever.
Kenya is home to numerous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries where you can immerse yourself in some of the world’s most spectacular flora and fauna. Visit Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, which holds 50 mammal species including elephants, buffalo, cheetahs and lions and 300 bird species. Another popular attraction is Amboseli National Park, which is famous for its elephant herds and views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Western Kenya boasts some splendid scenery with its grassy plains and jungle thickets dotted with small market towns. The enormous Lake Victoria has an understandable appeal with its scattering of islands, excellent fishing and welcoming local people. Kakamega Forest, an expanse of equatorial rainforest, holds a great variety of plants and animals found nowhere else in Kenya, while the valley of Ruma is home to roan antelopes, giraffes and black rhinos.
The Rift Valley comprises an extraordinary expanse of rolling savannahs and crystalline lakes that never fail to impress. Take a stroll along the shore of Lake Naivasha, one of only two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley, and visit the forested Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its white and black rhinos. Then there’s the towering red cliffs of Hell’s Gate, which are a tremendous sight in themselves and host a variety of wildlife, including buffalo, elands, zebras, baboons, hartebeest, and Thomson’s gazelle, to name a few. Experience all of this and more with a luxury safari in Kenya.
As well as being Kenya’s capital, Nairobi is the largest, highest and, by common consensus, the most exciting city in East Africa. The diverse range of bars and restaurants is extensive and the markets sell a fantastic variety of handicrafts and fresh produce. At the National Museum, you’ll find fascinating exhibits relating to Africa’s wildlife, culture and human evolution.
Mombasa, on the eastern coast, blends intriguing culture with historical charm and has a more relaxed ambiance than the capital. Visit the impressive monument of Fort Jesus before heading to one of the alluring beaches to the north or south of the city. In the south you’ll find a fabulous sweep of palm-fringed sand broken only by the occasional meandering river. Visit Watamu or Malindi to snorkel or scuba dive among the splendour of the coral reefs that stretch the length of Africa's eastern coast.
For sublime relaxation and picturesque surroundings, head for Diani or Tiwi. Sail the seas on a dhow or take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat for the ultimate view of the underwater world.
To find out more about our luxury Kenyan safari holidays, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced and helpful team. We can be reached by phone or live chat and will be more than happy to help you create the perfect holiday itinerary.
Renowned for its safaris, Kenya is the go-to place to see wild animals in their natural habitat. This picturesque country is home to sprawling deserts and national parks where all kinds of exotic wildlife roam. Azure holidays take you to the heart of the savannah, where you can wake up to the sight of wildebeests, zebras and elephants huddled around a waterhole.Get in touch
Sensitive eco-tourism allows tourists to visit the Maasai Kraals (villages) to witness, help conserve and celebrate their cultural heritage.
Over 2 million animals make their long and dangerous annual pilgrimage to wetter climes, leaving from the Southern Serenghetti plains around April and reaching the Maasai Mara during August and September.
The highest peak in Africa, it is capped by three dormant volcano cones. Yet there is much more than just her summit, from hikes through its climatic zones as you ascend its slopes to simply an iconic back drop to an unforgettable safari.
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, between its escarpments, its floor is broken by volcanoes and lakes. It is also home to some of the highest bird diversities on the planet and an abundance of wildlife.
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The height of summer is an excellent time to spot wildlife, both on the ground and in the air. Temperatures are hot but there will be the odd shower to cool things down, while the landscape is lush with long grass from the 'short
The rains have finished for the most part, although some light showers are still possible, and the nights can be cool at altitude. The long dry season is on the horizon, and while grasses are high, making game harder to spot at times, it is a beautiful time to visit.
The weather is generally dry. The game viewing action continues and it is still excellent throughout Kenya & Tanzania for wildlife. it's a lovely time to travel if you want to avoid the crowds but still have excellent game viewing opportunities.
The height of summer is an excellent time to spot wildlife, both on the ground and in the air. Temperatures are hot but there will be the odd shower to cool things down, while the landscape is lush with long grass from the 'short rains' that fall in November and December. Down on the coast, the days are hot and sunny and the sea is at its clearest.
Find out the essentials before you go.
- Time Difference
GMT + 3
- Flight Duration
8 hours 45 minutes
Swahili and English
- Best Time To Travel
June - October
- Visa Needed
A visa is required
- Combines Well With
Private transfers are 60 minutes from Mauritius Airport / 162 Suites & The Villa / 3 Restaurants / 5 Bars / Fitness Centre / Spa / Golf Course / Aqua Gym / Water Sports / Tennis Academy / Kid’s “Only” Club for 3-11 years
Weather wise the best time to visit is between July to October, although thanks to the pleasant year-round tropical climate of Tanzania and inland Kenya. November to January are also an option as it is the time of the short rains (quick downpours interspersed by sun).
There are direct flights to Nairobi with British Airways and Kenya Airways taking 8.5 hours. Tanzania is reached via a choice of onward connecting flights.