There’s no country more tied to the safari lore than Kenya. Home to the original safari, its rebirth in recent years among the small personalized safari circuit, has resulted in top experiences in arguably the most densely populated wildlife region on earth. This itinerary pulls together the top picks of the country, which is tough to do in a place so diverse and rich, for a triangle trip where each location is distinct from the other.
You will see the East Africa of the mind’s eye: single acacia trees on the sunset horizon, lone Maasai herding cattle, elephants with Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, huge herds of wildebeest and zebra, tremendous populations of big cats. From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the Mara River area. At other times of the year, the migration won’t be as concentrated, but there is still plenty of game in the Maasai Mara – we will advise the most appropriate locations to visit.
Please note this is just a suggested itinerary highlighting some of the best aspects of Kenya. We can tailor any aspects of this safari to best suit your needs, feel free to talk to us to explore all of the available options.
Climate from June to October: these are the cooler, dry months, excellent for a safari. You can usually include visits to all the parks and enjoy shorter grasses for better viewing, as well as little or no rainfall. Excellent for the wildebeest in the Maasai Mara.
Climate from November to mid-December: you may experience light rains in some of the parks, but it is usually minimal and overall this is a good time of year to travel if you want to avoid crowds.
Climate from December to March: hotter with more humidity. In some areas the grasses can be quite high making it slightly more difficult to see smaller animals, however, this is still a great time of year for seeing all general game.
Depending on what time of year you travel, we will recommend the best areas and camps to visit and which parts of the Serengeti National Park to go to in order to have the best chance of seeing the migration. We want to make sure that you have the best chance of seeing a lot of game - the migration is more than just wildebeest – it means predator action, and generally a huge congregation of all kinds of mammals!
From mid July to October, the migration is usually concentrated in the the northern part of the Serengeti and the wildebeest accumulate in the Mara River area. From December to March, the migration is usually located in the Southern Serengeti where the wildebeest congregate for calving season. Some of the camps (like Olakira) move twice a year to follow the migration, so will be located either in Southern or Northern Serengeti depending on when you visit. At other times of the year, the migration won't be so concentrated, but there is still plenty of game in the Serengeti - we will advise the most appropriate locations to visit.
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