Kenya Travel Guide
- Parks & Reserves
- Best Time To Visit
- Whether & Climate
- Getting There
- Blog Posts
Lapped by the Indian Ocean, straddling the equator, and with Mount Kenya rising above a magnificent landscape of forested hills, patchwork farms and wooded savanna, Kenya is a richly rewarding place to travel. The country’s dramatic geography has resulted in a great range of natural habitats, harbouring a huge variety of wildlife, while its history of migration and conquest has brought about a fascinating social panorama, which includes the Swahili city-states of the coast and the Maasai of the Rift Valley.
Rates (USD) $190 to $898 pp/day
Best Time To Go March to May (Dry parks), June to September (Okavango, Chobe)
High Season July to October
Size 581,730km² / 224,610mi²
- A wide variety of habitats and scenery
- Beautiful beaches with plenty of resorts to choose from
- Traditional indigenous cultures
Kenya is one of the most productive safari destinations in Africa. Herbivores, such as elephant, buffalo and giraffe, are common throughout and big rivers are usually inhabited by hippos and crocodiles. Big cats are plentiful as well. Rhino, although scarce in the Masai Mara, is common on Laikipia Plateau. Of course, it’s the wildebeest and zebra who really put on a show here, with the incredible annual migration.
Best Time To Visit
The Dry season (June to October) is your best bet for wildlife watching. This is when the bush thins out, making animals more visible as they head for the nearest waterhole. This is also when the wildebeest and zebra pass through. The Wet season (November to May) has its attractions as well. These include incredible birding as migratory species arrive, fantastically green scenery, lots of newborn animals and cheaper low-season rates.