Best Kenya safaris and holiday deals

Kenya is the original home of ‘safari’. It is here in Kenya that safaris were born, the root of safari expeditions. The term safari is a Kiswahili word, a Bantu language spoken in east Africa, which means ‘to travel’ or journey.

The best Kenya safaris as they are known today has a long history, that continue to amaze many. Karen Blixen said: ‘If there was one more thing I could do, It would be to go on safari once again’’.

It is here in Kenya that Earnest Hemingways enjoyed a Kenya safari and composed his famous book, ‘Green Hills of Africa’’ in 1933. A safari in Kenya is an adventure of a lifetime, that everyone should have a chance to experience it.

What is the best time to go on a Kenya safari ?

What is the best time to go on safari? The answer to this question is varied. This is because all the seasons have their advantages and disadvantages. Each traveler will find a time that fits them, and it will be actually wrong to say that one season is not good. Having said that, let’s look at the various seasons and what each is better for or vice versa.

  • This is a relatively dry season. The abundance of Kenya wildlife is there, but in the drier times, they are more concentrated along water ways, rivers and swamps. It is important to understand that the cycles of wildlife move with food availability, and this season is one of the best times for game drives.
  • However, be ready for some dust, although this has been changing with shifted weather patterns. Lately we have had showers coming in as early as January and February. This is one of the best Kenya safaris time. The advantages of this period, you see a lot of wildlife, the lodges have fewer guests, and even in the parks you have fewer vehicles at each sighting. It could be very dusty, and the sun could be very hot to spend the whole day out. Make sure not to miss the early morning game drives.
  • From the end of March, (sometimes midway), we have heavy rains. Wildlife is abundant all over. The places are a lush-green carpet and such a wonderful sight to behold. You have the advantage of being almost alone at a sighting.
  • Temperatures are relatively cool, and most cats do not take too much cover. However, your game drives could be limited to main roads only, because it could be soggy and swampy.
  • Hotels and lodges are usually near empty, so here again you have their full attention. Be ready for heavy afternoon showers, although days you can have the rains in morning too, but not too often.
  • This is both the best Kenya safaris season, and the worst. Let me explain, It is the time that almost all work places and schools are on holiday. So almost all household can afford to go on a planned family holiday. It is a time that everyone is yearning for some fresh air, on a holiday.
  • Interestingly, it is the same time that we have wildebeest migration from Serengeti in Tanzania, to Masai Mara. This is what I meant by it’s the best time, because this migration is such a beautiful thing to see. Millions and millions of wildebeests and Zebras fill almost every spot in the Mara. It is such a nice time to do a hot air balloon over Masai Mara.
  • The negative of this season is that every place is full of tourist. The parks are full of safari vehicles, while the hotels are also quite crowded.
  • It is a great time too. With luck you can have some wildebeests still around, though that depends on the weather. For example, if there is more showers, the wildebeest could delay.
  • If it gets dry fast, or if there are more rains in Tanzania side, they could leave a bit earlier. Remember, their cycle is dependent on food availability. The advantage is that you have less vehicles on sightings, less crowded hotels.
  • There is almost no disadvantage in this season, especially if you are out to spend time with the wildlife. It is important to that its only the Wildebeest and Zebras that migrate. Furthermore, there are resident wildebeest and resident zebras that do not migrate. Also note, migration takes place only in Masai Mara-Serengeti, not all Kenya safari parks.

Custom Made Kenya Safari Packages

Kenya Safari Lodges and Resorts

Africa takes pride in having some of the Best safari camps in Kenya. From super luxury, luxury tented camps, mid-range hotels and even budget safari camps. There is something for everyone. It is a mesmerizing Kenya safari experience. You will enjoy an adventure of a life time in the majestic landscapes of Kenya, Africa’s most iconic and preeminent safari destination. Safari in Kenya has dominated most African holidays and the mention of safari brings out memories of Kenya with the big maned-lions patrolling their territories. ‘Safari ‘ is Kiswahili for ‘travel‘, and Kenya is the original home of safari.

Your safari starts right here. Choose a Kenya safari package from our prearranged packages or simply tailor-make yours with the quick help of NTS Travel Consultants. There are different ways of doing safari in Kenya. From camping safaris to exclusive luxury tented camps. The choice of your accommodation and safari type will depend on both your taste and budget.

Some camps and safari resorts are within the park, while others are outside of the reserves. In addition, some are exclusive in that they take only a few visitors, while bigger resorts accommodate more persons. Some safari we do using open safari jeeps,while other you enjoy them in regular safari vehicles with open pop-up hatch and big windows. Prior booking is highly recommended in all instances, especially in the months of June through to September. Then in December through to February.

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