Unforgettable Luxury Kenya Safari Vacation
Kenya, the original wildlife destination of African game safari offers an escape like no other. If you are going on safaris, make sure to add Kenya in your itineraries. Kenya is a beautiful country located in East Africa which covers vast savannahs, towering mountains, the incredible Rift Valley, abundant wildlife and relaxing coastlines. It is in Kenya that the birth of safari took place. Naturally, this country offers the most authentic safari experiences across the continent. Kenya provides up-close and personal encounters with its brimming wildlife and nature. It popularly offers luxury Kenya safari itineraries for various types of travelers.
A luxury Kenya safari is one of the most classic ways to experience the uniqueness of the country and marvel at its wildlife. During Kenya luxury tours and itineraries, you can marvel at beautiful landscapes as well as a thriving floral and faunal life. From the iconic wildebeest migration seen in a luxury Masai Mara trip to the most popular beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean, luxury Kenya safari vacations should be on every traveler’s bucket list and holiday itineraries.
A luxury Kenya safari and its itineraries offer a great opportunity to seek cultural interactions with different tribes of various regions. This makes up for luxury cultural experiences. One can also learn about their traditions and skills. Such thrilling wildlife and cultural adventures and activities included in a luxury Kenya safari elevate your typical holiday to another level.
Wild Voyager treats guests with customized luxury Kenya safari itineraries, perfect for any type of traveler. Our luxury Kenya safari includes not only game drives in the bush to spot wildlife but also beach options overlooking turquoise waters. After having a glimpse of safari and the beautiful wildlife or bush adventures, guests can discover a whole new world in the waters of the Indian ocean in Kenya. Snorkeling and scuba diving are just some of the activities you can include in your Kenya beach itineraries that are famous. You cannot miss out on staying in lavish and luxury beach front resorts, many having their own private beaches as well. These are just some of the exciting things you can add in your safari itineraries.
Witnessing wildebeests and other wildlife grazing against the picture-perfect backdrop of the mountains is an unbelievable sight possible to see only on luxury safari Kenya itineraries.
One of the highlights of a luxury Kenya safari itineraries is the abundant accommodation choices available. Your itineraries can include luxury lodges and cozy camps, which offer the best Kenya hospitality offering a luxury and comfortable stay. Finally, the country is recognized as a melting pot of cultures. Guests can interact with locals as well as other travelers along the journey in luxury Kenya safari tours and itineraries.
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DESTINATIONS TO INCLUDE IN LUXURY KENYA SAFARI ITINERARIES OR IN A KENYA VACATIONS
The country offers endless wildlife destinations to choose from that can be found in many of Kenya's safari itineraries.
Kenya has 3 distinct holiday themes in your itineraries, the most prominent one is the luxury wildlife safari circuit, for which Kenya is famous globally. Kenya also has a vibrant beach circuit on its coast. Finally, there are some great options for itineraries for those who enjoy hiking and trekking as many mountains and hills are found in Kenya. All of this can be enjoyed during luxury safari itineraries. Whichever option or combinations of options you choose, be sure to savor lip-smacking local cuisine and get a first-hand taste of authentic Masai and other local cultures. Your luxury Kenya safari experience cannot be complete without savoring a few experiential stay options. Kenya offers some of the most luxury yet nature-friendly accommodations found in the world, while it also caters to the midrange segment equally well. Many accommodations even replicate the perfect concept of safari while taking care of all your needs. So, you can enjoy your luxury Kenya safari itineraries to the fullest and enjoy spotting vivid Kenyan wildlife. Reach out to our destination experts to design a perfect Kenya safari trip for you as per your tastes, or you can look for a Kenya fixed departure listed above. You can add the below mentioned wildlife destinations to enjoy luxury Kenya safari vacation and even create your very own tailor-made itineraries.
WILDLIFE OPTIONS FOR YOUR ITINERARIES
There are a lot of wildlife safari destinations you can add in your itineraries:
Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National Reserve is almost always included in luxury Kenya safari itineraries. This wildlife reserve is renowned not only in Africa but also around the world. It is extremely well-known for housing different wildlife species. A Masai Mara safari displays the annual spectacle, which is the great migration in the wildlife kingdom. It is only seen in Masai Mara of Kenya where you can also enjoy luxury game drives. First and foremost, among them is Masai Mara, arguably the most famous national park in the world, which has been the subject of multiple wildlife documentaries like the BBC Big Cats Diary. Masai Mara in Kenya is the center stage of the great annual migration. In this journey, over 2 million Wildebeests and Zebras which is often touted as the 8th wonder of the world. This event should be included in your itineraries. The abundance of big cats, birds, and other wildlife in the Mara just amazes first-time visitors, and even continues to amaze veterans as well. At Masai Mara, one can see all the African safari big 5, as also over 470 bird species have been recorded there. Some of the notable mammals are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Rhino, Giraffe, Zebra, elephants, Hippopotamus, Impala, Thomson Gazelle, Eland, Waterbuck, Warthog, and of course the Wildebeest. All of this diverse wildlife can be seen during a luxury safari around the reserve. This reserve also has some of the top-notch luxury properties you can choose from. Adding the Mara to your itineraries takes your holiday on another level.
Lake Nakuru National Park
This is a 45 square km lake, which is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. This lake offers a different experience which should be included in your holiday itineraries. Circumventing the lake is a beautiful forest that is famous for its wildlife, especially the Black Rhino and White Rhino population, Rothschild Giraffe (One found in Masai Mara is Masai Giraffe), plenty of birds (many are not found in Masai Mara), and earlier it was a great habitat for thousands of flamingos. The park is characterized by grasslands and woodlands. Now, still flamingos are found there but not in abundance. Yet, its colorful birdlife is among the best things to see in Lake Nakuru itineraries. Among all the wildlife species, Nakuru also has a good Lion population which is seen often. A quick luxury safari around the park exposes the beautiful wildlife of the park. Witnessing millions of pink flamingos crowding the lake is an iconic sight during a Kenya vacation. It is here you can try out a boating safari to observe diverse wildlife frequenting the lake and various water birds of Nakuru. Lake Nakuru is a great destination to add to your Kenyan holiday itineraries.
Amboseli National Park
After a Masai Mara luxury safari, the second most popular wildlife national park is Amboseli in Kenya. It is usually found in many Kenyan itineraries. The park is synonymous with its large elephant herds and the dramatic views of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the highest peak in the entirety of the African continent. Along with elephants, numerous plains animals, as well as predators like cheetahs and lions, can be spotted. Panoramic views, incredible sunrise and sunsets, exclusive safari activities and excellent wildlife viewing are just some of the things offered by Amboseli. Africa's tallest peak is located in Tanzania just across the border. If you would like to explore and enjoy the best of wildlife, Amboseli is a must visit during your luxury Kenya safari itineraries.
The Laikipia Plateau stretches till Lake Baringo, covering a vast area. It is one of the lesser-known wildlife areas, perfect for spending a tranquil yet luxury Kenya safari. If you want to avoid much of the tourist crowd, consider adding Laikipia in your trip itineraries. The huge plateau is further divided into ranches or wildlife conservancies. They house several endangered species. Inclusive in its wildlife population is the rare black rhinos and wild dogs that are seen sprawled on the plateau.
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake about a 2-hour drive from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. It is famous for its Pelican population, some Flamingos, and the African Fish Eagle. The primary way of enjoying the wildlife is through a luxury boating safari on the lake. Also seen abundantly are Hippos floating in the water during boating safari. This freshwater lake is a great addition to safari itineraries.
Ol Pejeta is a private wildlife conservancy (all others listed above are national parks) in Kenya that is home to a good black rhino population and shelters the last two remaining northern white rhinos on this planet. The conservancy also houses other unique wildlife species. It is also iconic because one has to cross the equator while driving to Ol Pejeta from Nairobi. Ol Pejeta is just north of the equator, while Nairobi lies in the south. Ol Pejeta is a 400 sq. kilometer conservancy located in the Laikipia region. Other wildlife species seen during a luxury Kenya safari in Ol Pejeta are lions, giraffes, and elephants. You should include Ol Pejeta in your itineraries to understand wildlife conservation better.
Samburu National Park
The Samburu Reserve is a luxury wildlife destination, commonly included in many Kenya safari itineraries. This wildlife park, although less popular in Kenya, offers exciting game drives as it is home to various wildlife species. It boasts pristine wilderness and borders the Ewaso Ng’iro River. Samburu is famous for its frequent leopard sightings, rivaling or sometimes even more than Masai Mara. It has a very unique forest landscape, which is unlike most other wildlife parks in Kenya. It is also famous for its Grevy's zebra population, which is another kind of Zebra than what is seen in Masai Mara and most parks in Kenya. This is another park in your itineraries that offers more game viewing and less crowds.
A stratovolcano, Mount Longonot lies near the Great Rift Valley. The crater rim of the mountain offers remarkable views of the valley and Lake Naivasha. The mountain is famous for treks and hikes, activities that are often included in luxury Kenya Safari itineraries. Mount Longonot also has a national park of the same name wherein wildlife species like lion, leopard, buffalos, elands, giraffes and more can be spotted.
Luxury Kenya safari itineraries are not limited to national parks and seeing wildlife but you can also add beaches to your itineraries. These coastlines have luxury beach front resorts and villas for the ideal tropical vacation. Moreover, Kenyan marine life is as colorful as its wildlife. Kenya has some of the most breath-taking beaches in the world like: -
Watamu – Luxury Kenya safari itineraries not only include safari activities but also beach experiences. Watamu is one such beach in Kenya that has a scenic coastline and is surrounded by broad lagoons and bays. Its crystal-clear waters house a vibrant marine life species. The Watamu Marine National Park has more than 600 fish species. It is a unique attraction to visit in Watamu.
Diani Beach – On the Kenya south coast lies the luxury Diani Beach which offers skydiving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, and other adventurous activities. The beach has nearby attractions such as Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park which has wildlife rich reefs, Kongo Mosque, and the Kaya Kinodo Forest. This beach is a must to visit in your Kenyan itineraries.
Kilifi Beach – This is a relaxing beach nestled on the south of Kilifi creek. Kilifi offers a good break from wildlife watching and game drives. The beach provides a peaceful environment wherein visitors can sunbathe under the palm and baobab trees. After trying out water activities, guests can leisurely ride the dhow boats and appreciate the sunsets. Kilifi Beach is a great destination to add in your itineraries for a calm yet luxury Kenya vacations.
HIKE & TREK OPTIONS
Mount Kenya is considered the most technically challenging climb in the whole of Africa, even more than Mount Kilimanjaro. However, the rewards are many, including some of the most pristine scenery you will encounter along the way. Also at the base of the mountain lies the Mount Kenya National Park, which is also home to a decent wildlife population. You can include hikes, climbs and treks in your luxury Kenya safari tours and itineraries. They make up for adventures and adrenaline filled activities.
Hells Gate National Park
It is one of the best rock climbing safari destinations, usually included in Kenya itineraries. It is also a place where you can cycle with different wildlife species like Giraffes and Zebras. It has some amazing scenery including huge cliffs, stark rock towers, water gouged gorges, naked volcanoes and many geothermal steam making it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa to add on your Kenyan itineraries.
NOTE ON ACCOMMODATION
All the above safari, wildlife and beach tourist destinations in Kenya boast a spectacular range of luxury accommodations, suiting all budgets which enhance your trip itineraries further. What stays in the memories of our guests is staying at one of the unique and experiential properties. Many of these, while offering creature comforts, also offer a glimpse of staying amidst nature, so much so that in some of them you can sometimes hear Lions and other wildlife making noises right from your bed. One can even observe wildlife from right from their accommodation. You can stay in luxury properties during your Kenya safari tours and itineraries to enjoy sophisticated vacations in the wilderness. A good accommodation in your itineraries ensures you enjoy a memorable vacation.
Some of the unique and luxury accommodations we work in Kenya with are Sanctuary Olonana, Mahali Mzuri, Angama Mara, Serena Sweetwaters, Mara Sarova, Governor's camp, Nakuru Lion Hill, Olgatuni Camp, Elewana beach resort, and many others. Each is unique in its own way and different from others. They are built in rich wildlife viewing areas strategically. When you consult our destination experts for designing your luxury Kenya safari itineraries, they will recommend the right one for you depending on your preferred safari activities, tastes, budget and even the kind of wildlife you'd like to see.
The luxury safari tents, camps, and lodges found in the country are unique in their location and hospitality. While some are modern, others remain rustic to match the local culture of Kenya. There are various properties available for every type of taste and cost, depending on itineraries.
A luxury Kenya safari is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Kenya and its wildlife. With endless luxury safari itineraries, destinations and activities awaiting, Kenya vacations are a must. We craft carefully considered Kenya safari itineraries that suit every preference and budget.