Teeming with rich and mesmerising wildlife, Kenya is one of Africa’s finest safari destinations. Starting from the endless Savannah plains to its rugged mountains and hills, the country offers all who come here a magical experience and memories to last a lifetime. What’s more, with almost 8% of Kenya made up of protected areas specifically for wildlife conservation, your safari fee will contribute to the preservation of a hugely important ecosystem.
The capital city of Kenya, Nairobi is a hugely popular base from which to embark on a safari. Indeed, while most visitors venture far beyond the city, it does have its own National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos. If that doesn’t take your fancy, take a look at our tailored list below of the 5 best Kenya safaris starting in Nairobi.
From £730 per person
This 7-day adventure transports you to some of Kenya’s most acclaimed national parks and reserves, including Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Amboseli. Starting and ending with a complimentary airport transfer from and to Nairobi, during the trip you’ll enjoy the scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills, see a great variety of birdlife, and experience amazing game viewing. All park entrance fees are included, as well as 6 nights’ accommodation, and daily meals.
From £695 per person
Tangulia Mara Camp is the only all Maasai owned camp in the Maasai Mara. In keeping with their pastoral culture, the team who run it are proud of their pastoral culture, and are honoured to join hands with other Kenyans to provide a service to the tourism industry for the fist time in the history of Mara. The friendly and experienced owners, Jackson Looseyia and and Dominic Nchoe, live on site the whole time, unless on holiday or visiting other family members, and are personally a guide along with their fellow guides, taking guests to their ‘office’ in the Maasai Mara game Reserve and Mara Triangle. They have worked with a a number of world famous broadcasters and TV shows including the BBC and Animal Planet and have lots of stories about wildlife that help to guarantee an exciting safari experience. All meals, drinks, game drives, accommodation and park fees are included in the price.
From £247 per person
Another fine option for those who aren’t blessed with time or a large budget, this 4-day safari takes you into the heart of Amboseli National Park, a breathtaking park with contrasting landscapes and a huge variety of wildlife and plain game. As part of a group limited to just 7 people, you’ll have ample opportunity to bend the ear of your experienced guide – be sure to ask them to point out the 47 different types of raptors that can be found in the park! As for accommodation, you’ll stay in Kibo Safari Camp, a tented camp at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Daily meals and airport transfers are also included.
From £672 per person
This is also a whistle-stop safari tour – but with a difference. Taking place during the season when the rains return the trees and flowers to their vivid best, you and your tour group will take to the skies aboard a light aircraft to delight in some of Kenya’s beautiful landscape. Back on terra firma, you’ll go on several game drives and bird walks, plus a camp walk along the scenic Talek River path. Meals are all on a full-board basis and two nights’ accommodation are included in the price too, along with flight transfers.
From £371 per person
Starting and ending in Nairobi, during this 4-day tour you’ll get to enjoy the captivating delights of Maasai Mara National Reserve. There’ll be daily game drives, hippo and crocodile spotting, picnic lunches overlooking a hippo pool, and plenty more. Transport will be in a safari Jeep with a hatched roof and you’ll be treated to daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners to ensure you have plenty of energy to enjoy the experience. An English-speaking guide will keep you informed and entertained throughout. Three nights’ accommodation and park entrance are included in the price.