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Kenya safari

Mark and David's verdict:

Nowhere in Africa can match Kenya for spectacular scenery and the sheer volume and diversity of its wildlife. The Masai Mara should be on everyone's list of must-sees, not only during the annual summer migration of millions of wildebeest, but throughout the year to view lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and hundreds of species of birds.

Recommended tour operator: Abercrombie & Kent

View majestic wildlifeAfrica; Kenya; Laikipia; Loisaba Wilderness; Samburu warriorPrivate mobile camping - in styleRelax on the beach

Abercrombie & Kent says

Kenya is the home of our luxury safari camp. It was here that A&K’s founder, Geoffrey Kent reinvented the safari, with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. More than 55 years on, nobody does a safari holiday better than us.

  • Luxury camping
  • Specialist driver-guides
  • View the Big Five

Travel with us through the Serengeti and Great Rift Valley in our customised 4WD ticking off the Big Five. Recount your stories of hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara around a campfire sipping a sundowner. With an A&K Kenya safari, you’re under canvas, but you’re certainly not roughing it.

Our Classic Kenya itinerary offers a tailor-made tour which includes a safari on foot or by helicopter. Our specialist driver-guides will take you to the finest vantage points.

Or introduce your children to the thrills of an African safari with our eight-night Family Safari.

Alternatively, you can opt for one of our escorted tours. The Great Migration: Safari in Style is perfect for  wildlife lovers as it follows the migration and visits Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania along the way.

On our safaris, you will stay in the best lodges and camps in Kenya. Enjoy front row seats of the Great Migration at Sanctuary Olonana which is perched on the banks of the Mara River. Lewa Safari Camp is an ideal base to discover the beautiful open plains by vehicle, foot, horse or camel. Cool down with a dip in the quirky giraffe-shaped swimming pool.

Dust yourself down and head to the Indian Ocean retreat of Hemingways Watamu before flying home.

Find out more about Abercrombie & Kent’s range of luxury Kenyan holidays.

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