News Update – The Kenya experience

Kenya is synonymous with being the home of the modern day safari. Photographic images come to mind of vast savannahs, the Maasai people with their distinctive red dress, the migration and big cats. There is more to Kenya however than the Masai Mara: the country is home to a vast array of habitats, species, cultures and activities and offers some of the most authentic cultural interactions in Africa. It is also one of two African countries, the other being Tanzania, that effortlessly combines safari and beach.

The famous Masai Mara Reserve in the south east of the country is host to the great migration: a spectacular natural phenomenon where up to two million wildebeest, zebra and antelope follow the rains in search of grazing, from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the vast Masai Mara in Kenya. They start to appear on the Kenyan side around July, heading back in October. Whilst the migration is a massive attraction, visiting the area out of the migration season will treat you to larger numbers of other game, such as elephants, as well as lower visitor numbers. There are also other worthwhile safari areas to consider in Kenya such as Meru, Laikipia, Samburu and the Chyulu Hills. For keen photographers, Kenya is a dream and we can help you decide where and when to go to make the most of your trip.

For laid back, barefoot tropical beach luxury after a busy safari, the peaceful beauty of Lamu Island in the Lamu Archipelago off the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya is idyllic. Flights to the Seychelles are frequent from Nairobi too. Watamu, just south of Malindi along the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya is also a winner for active families looking for a luxury beach option.