Kenya Safari Tours

Kenya safari tours enable someone to experience the country’s diverse flora and fauna. The country is one of the leading African safaris destinations and boasts the highest number of birds in the continent. Kenya has post-card perfect beaches along the coast, awe-inspiring mountains, pleasant weather and gracious people.

Some of the main safaris you can choose from include; game drives, balloon safaris, camping safaris, birding, fly-in safaris, mountain climbing and luxury safaris.

Game Drives

These are the most popular safari tours and they involve driving in a 2WD or a 4X4 vehicle in the National Parks and Reserves. Kenya has an abundance of wildlife, birds and beautiful landscapes so one of these game drives is deeply rewarding.

The wildlife drives are conducted by professional tour operators who know where the animals are. They use tour vans with pop up roofs, enabling you to enjoy the country’s flora and fauna and easily take photographs.

Kenya has more than 50 National Parks and Reserves and a visit to one of them will have you spot at least four of the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo).

Balloon Safaris

Hot-air balloon safaris usually takeoff at dawn, this is because the first hour after sunrise is the best for viewing the animals. Flights last for about an hour.

Kenya Safari Tours - Ballooning in the Mara
Masai Mara balloon safari at dawn

They are very exciting as you are able to glide over the savanna and have a spectacular view of the wild animals and the scenery. A Kenya balloon safari can be taken at the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Camping Safaris

These take place in open or fenced campsites within or just outside the National Parks and Reserves. They give you the real bush experience, as you are separated from the sights, sounds and smells of the wild by a mere canvas.

Kenya camping safaris can be in luxury tented camps or in low-priced campsites.


Kenya boasts the highest number of birds in Africa. More than 1,070 species have been recorded, a large proportion of the global total of 8,554 species.

Some top bird-watching destinations include Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, Masai Mara and Amboseli.

Fly-in Safaris

With flight safaris you are able to fly between wildlife parks in a light aircraft. Most flights take under an hour enabling you to considerably reduce traveling time and spend more time game viewing, relaxing at the lodges etc.

Fly-in safaris make for a memorable honeymoon in Kenya, as you are able to experience the country’s diverse ecosystems with ease; from river forests, mountains, plains, lakes, wooded grasslands, deserts to sun-drenched beaches.

Mountain Climbing

Mount Kenya (5,199 m) is Africa’s second highest mountain after Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) in Tanzania. The mountain offers easy or challenging ascents with superb scenic beauty.

Luxury Safaris

These vacation tours let you experience the wild without leaving the modern comforts behind. A Kenya luxury safari will have you fly to the National Parks and Reserves on a chartered jet and stay in luxurious camps and lodges.

Kenya Safari Tours – Packages

There are tailor-made tour packages that take you to safari destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. Tours can be customized to meet individual requirements.

If you’d like to combine your safari with a beach experience, see this popular Kenya safari and beach tour, which takes you to Amboseli, Tsavo and top resorts on the Kenyan coast.

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