Classic Kenya Safari and Beach holidays: Masai Mara with Kenya Coast or Zanzibar. Excellent travel infrastructure – all price categories – ideal for families and honeymooners
Kenya: the home of the original safari. With its famous safari parks and expansive coastline, Kenya is the obvious choice for a safari and beach holiday. Add the wildebeest migration, venturing into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti in Tanzania, Kenya is a great safari option.
However, due to mainstream tour operators now sending over a million visitors a year to the country, safari&beach are very particular as to where we might direct you. We limit our recommendations to smaller lodges, off the beaten track and away from the minibuses.
Kenya Safari and Beach Holiday offers a diversity landscapes from the open plains, deserts and stunning beaches to the Great Rift Valley, giving way to vast and spectacular lakes, Mount Kenya and neighbouring Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of the parks lie in the south-west quarter of the country, dominated by the Masai Mara spilling into the Serengeti in Tanzania.
As well as spectacular wildlife and the annual migration in the Masai Mara or the richness of Amboseli, there are some lesser known more discrete parks, reserves and conservancies well worth a visit. For a safari and beach holiday to Kenya, we would recommend combining one or a few of the following:
Masai Mara – one of Africa’s most famous national parks and home to the annual wildebeest migration (alongside the Serengeti). The Masai Mara offers an abundance of both wildlife but, unfortunately, tourists. We tend to stick to the smaller concession areas where game is plentiful but minibuses are rare.
Amboseli – beautiful landscape hence being one of the most photographed areas of the world: mount Kilimanjaro forming the backdrop to the numerous herds of elephant populating the region
The Kenya Coast – vast stretches of white sandy beaches lapped by turquoise seas but regrettably spoilt by tourism. Head north towards Malindi or Watumu or south towards Tiwi or Diani for some good beach options. However, Mombasa, where Africa embraces mass tourism with high-rise hotels littered along the coastline, is not a place Safari&Beach would recommend.
Lamu and Manda – relatively unspoilt islands retaining original Swahili charm and great beach hideaway options
Nairobi – the gateway to safari in Kenya and a central hub for many eastern African airlines. Only really worth a night’s stopover at the beginning and/or end of your trip
Kenya evokes all kinds of emotions and memories from the story of Joy Adamson, The young Queen at Treetops, the beaches of Mombasa, to the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. We guarantee a trip to Kenya will leave you with plenty of your own emotions and memories and Safari&Beach look forward starting that process with you.
The Masai Mara is one of the most famous national parks in the world and is not only home to the wildebeest migration but pumps with wildlife throughout the year.
Kenya’s coastline is amongst the best in the world. Soft powdery white sand lapped by turquoise seas make it a dream beach location. Sea temperatures that never drop much below 30C make it perfect for snorkelling and diving or a gentle swim after lunch.
A trip to Kenya is difficult without a stop in Nairobi and there are an increasing amount of really good places to stay for a night or two before or after your international flight.
The Masai Mara is unquestionably one of the most famous parks in the world and quite rightly so. The enormous herds of migrating wildebeest attracting several predators makes for an unrivalled wildlife spectacle. This eco system, attached to the S...
Kenya’s coastline is amongst the best in the world. Soft powdery white sand lapped by turquoise seas make it a dream beach location. Safari&Beach tend to move away from the popular mass market resorts found in Mombasa and head sout...
The gateway to safari in Kenya and a central hub for many eastern African airlines. Only really worth a night’s stop over at the beginning and/or end of your trip.
Nairobi is a typical African city but suffers a bad repuation for heavy tr...
Laikipia is becoming recognised as one of the best safari locations to visit and has been one of Safari&Beach’s favourite spots for a while. We love the arid landscapes with its own rare species including reticulated giraffe, gevry zebra and an increasing population of rhino in Lewa. As you head north, Samburu , sees a fantastic collection of wildlife conjugating round the Ewaso Nyiro river and with the spooky Mount Kenya in the background the vistas are quite magnificent. A trip to Kenya is difficult without a stop in Nairobi and there are an increasing amount of really good places to stay overnight or to spend a day before or after your international flight.
Away from the crowds in northern Kenya you will find some stunning northern parks with their own private conservancies. Lewa, Samburu National Reserve, Shaba National Reserve or Mathews Range all offer something a little bit different. Here you ca...
Amboseli, famous for it incredible population of elephant, combined with the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, is a visual spectacle and a great park to visit in its own right or part of a fuller Kenyan safari.
Amboseli is a fairly sm...
Lake Victoria is the setting for a holiday that’s about as far away from it all as you can possibly get. It’s the world’s second largest freshwater lake and is the magical source of the Nile. The Lake is rich in fish and bird life, its islan...
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