Kenya Safaris

We have contacts in the safari industry all over Kenya and every year put together itineraries not just from Nairobi to our own safari camp but to other camps in the Masai Mara, Northern Kenya, Samburu, Amboseli and the coast and our office takes care of all the domestic flights, hotels and taxis in between. We have lived in Zimbabwe and Zambia as well as Kenya for the last 20 years so can also recommend the best people to take you on safari in those countries and frequently tailor holidays to these areas as well. We have worked as safari guides and tour operators for the past twenty years so you can trust our experience on the ground and with a love for photography, horse riding, walking, birding, adventure as well as an idea of what it is like travelling with a family, our understanding of specialized requests is broad.

 

Where to Go?

We recommend a trip to the Masai Mara. It is busy with other tourist vehicles but we will put you in touch with camps outside the reserve itself and in small protected conservation areas around the reserve. This means less tourist vehicles, more space and you can still have great access to the reserve when you want it. The volume of wildlife is like nothing anywhere else in Africa and the landscapes are huge and breath-taking. Activities are generally limited to game-drives, village visits and in some camps, walking. The game is easy to find so we recommend a 3 night stay.

Obviously biased, we recommend Laikipia as a combination with the Mara for its beautiful landscapes, wilderness and diversity of species. And you are unlikely to see another tourist vehicle whilst you are here. Meru national park is also one of our favourites, it is small and beautiful and unspoilt but with excellent game.

The coast is lovely, the Swahili influence and geographical connections with Arabia, India and historical importance in trade in Africa makes it exotic and exciting as well as just a beach. There are many different areas to stay in and we can recommend the best small hotels and guest houses in many of them. The food is exciting and international, there are simple markets for everyday local people not just tourists which are fascinating, and historic buildings to visit. There are plenty of watersports on offer, some of the best big game fishing in Africa, diving, kite-surfing, sailing on local dhows, snorkeling and of course beautiful beaches and a clean, warm sea to swim in.

 

Walking Safaris

We also run mobile walking safaris in Laikipia, one of the only places to go on a walking safari in Kenya and led by one of the most experienced walking guides in the country. We will set up our mobile camp just for you and you will spend the day walking through some amazing landcapes, tracking animals on foot, climbing hills and rocks for amazing views, swimming in the river at lunch time and reaching camp in the afternoon. You don’t have to be super-fit, just keen and in relatively good shape! We typically walk 3 hours in the morning with little stops for water etc and a couple of hours in the afternoon. At night we sleep in simple dome tents, with a hot bucket shower and long drop toilet nearby. Dinner is cooked over the coals and we eat under the stars. The route depends on what you most want to see and do, and you can end your walking safari at a lodge offering some luxury, horse riding or perfect honeymoon destination, or return to Laikipia Wilderness Camp.

If you would like to do a walking safari from Laikipia up into some stunning and remote parts of Northern Kenya led by Samburu guides and using camels to carry all the equipment, we can put you in touch with a fantastic team not far from us who run excellent walking safaris offering an amazing cultural experience as well as great wildlife and scenery. A superb combination is a stay at Laikipia Wilderness followed by a Samburu led camel safari whether you are a family, group or just a small number of adventurers

 

Expeditions

We run safaris to places we like going to, Lake Turkana is a favourite as it is wild and remote. Lake Bogoria and Baringo are amazing, incredible birdlife with millions of flamingos on Lake Bogoria where we camp and a beautiful lodge or family run cottages on Lake Baringo. We also runs trips to Mt Elgon and Kakamega Forest in the west for bird enthusiasts and we can organize an itinerary including one of the best horse riding safaris in Africa for experienced riders, or recommend a family style lodge we used to run in Laikipia for all round adventure and riding safaris.

For more ideas and further details contact us.

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