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Tailormade Safaris in Kenya

Masai Mara Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Kenya remains the premier safari destination in Africa and for good reason. The annual migration in the Masai Mara and its year round big cat populations mean that the Mara offers arguably the most reliable wildlife viewing on Earth all set amidst the splendour of the vast African plains. Further North, the new star on the block is the Laikipia plateau, home to some of the best wilderness bush safari experiences in Africa and some simply wonderful owner operated small camps. Despite recent press coverage, the safari destinations of Kenya have been and continue to be very safe and a warm welcome is always guaranteed.

Having stayed at and visited a vast number of camps in Kenya, our knowledgeable team of Kenya specialists are well placed to make personal recommendations on the best safari options depending on your interests and the time of year you are visiting. By choice we love to recommend the smaller atmospheric bush camps, where the luxury is in the setting but comforts aren't forgotten. We are huge advocates for the small camps of Laikipia such as the owner operated Laikipia Wilderness Camp, Sosian, El Karama and Ekorian's Mugie Camp, all of which offer the opportunity to get out of the game vehicle and experience the bush by foot and if you are feeling brave, perhaps spending the night fly camping beneath the stars.

Simply the best way to start planning your Kenyan safari is to give us a call on and one of our safari specialists can help you start planning your trip of a lifetime.

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Masai Mara Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Masai Mara Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Atmospheric bush camp safari in the Masai Mara National Park, followed relaxation on the beach in Zanzibar and a night in Stone Town.

from £1733 (9 days)

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Laikipia & Masai Mara Safari with Zanzibar Beach

Laikipia & Masai Mara Safari with Zanzibar Beach

Enjoy some of the best safari in Africa in the Laikipia Wilderness and Masai Mara. Finish in style relaxing on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.

from £3978 (10 days)

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Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari

Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari

Extended safari in Kenya including the wetland habitat of the Great Rift Valley, the open plains of the Masai Mara & wilderness bush of the Laikipia Plateau. Superb camps throughout.

from £3465 (9 days)

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Masai Mara

11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined

Combine climbing Mount Kenya with a 6 day safari to Masai Mara including Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara parks.

from £2127 (11 days)

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Leopard and cub in Masai Mara

3 Day Budget Private Masai Mara Safari

Private 3 day Masai Mara Safari staying in a comfortable permanent tented camp with 4WD open top LandCruisers and expert wildlife guides

from £453 (3 days)

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Walk in Ol Kenyei

4 Day Masai Mara Bush Camping Safari

Fantastic value four day wild camping safari in a stunning private conservancy in the Masai Mara region. Includes road transfers from Nairobi

from £721 (4 days)

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Masai Warrior on Loita Plains

Walking Safari on the Masai Plains

Incredible 5 day walking safari journeying from the Masai Loita Plains to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

from £1105 (5 Days)

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Sunset over Maasai Mara

6 Day Maasai Mara and Rift Valley Safari

Classic six day Kenyan safari with a strong community focus. Includes game drives in Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha

from £1123 (6 days)

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Mara Porini guest tent

5 Day Porini Wilderness Masai Mara Flying Safari

Five day four night Masai Mara safari staying in exclusive private conservancies with night game drives and bush walks included

from £1308 (5 days)

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Masai Mara Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Masai Mara Safari & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Atmospheric bush camp safari in the Masai Mara National Park, followed relaxation on the beach in Zanzibar and a night in Stone Town.

from £1733 (9 days)

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Masai Mara

11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined

Combine climbing Mount Kenya with a 6 day safari to Masai Mara including Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara parks.

from £2127 (11 days)

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Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari

Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari

Extended safari in Kenya including the wetland habitat of the Great Rift Valley, the open plains of the Masai Mara & wilderness bush of the Laikipia Plateau. Superb camps throughout.

from £3465 (9 days)

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Laikipia & Masai Mara Safari with Zanzibar Beach

Laikipia & Masai Mara Safari with Zanzibar Beach

Enjoy some of the best safari in Africa in the Laikipia Wilderness and Masai Mara. Finish in style relaxing on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.

from £3978 (10 days)

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El Karama

Our rating: Mid-range

- Swimming Pool
- Reasonable Value
- Beautiful Landscape
- Family Ranch

Mount Kenya & Northern Parks

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Porini Rhino Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- High quality camp
- Fully inclusive
- Excellent game-viewing
- Strict eco-friendly principles

Mount Kenya & Northern Parks

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Laikipia Wilderness Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- Small intimate camp
- Superb Wilderness location
- Walking safari specialists
- Bush adventure

Mount Kenya & Northern Parks

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Sosian

Our rating: Luxury

- Country house feel
- Wilderness experience
- Fantastic facilities
- Beautiful landscapes

Mount Kenya & Northern Parks

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Mara Springs Tented Camp

Our rating: Down to earth

- En-suite tents
- Comfortable beds
- Hot Showers
- Good value

Masai Mara

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Maji Moto Eco Camp

Our rating: Down to earth

- Masai owned ecocamp
- Comfortable facilities
- Sensitive interactions
- Warm welcome

Masai Mara

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Gamewatchers Adventure Camp Ol Kinyei

Our rating: Down to earth

- Wilderness bush caming
- Excellent wildlife & guiding
- Back to basics

Masai Mara

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Ilkeliani Camp

Our rating: Mid-range

- River views
- Good value option
- Safari ambience

Masai Mara

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Speke's Camp

Our rating: Mid-range

- Traditional small safari camp
- Very atmospheric
- Great location
- Good value

Masai Mara

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Entim Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- Great location for the Migration
- Good quality bush camp
- Located on the Mara River

Masai Mara

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Porini Lion Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- 10 Luxury Guest Tents
- Inclusive basis
- Exclusive 20,000 acre location

Masai Mara

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Porini Mara Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- Best wilderness option
- Inclusive Basis
- 6 tents
- Privately owned conservancy

Masai Mara

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Kicheche Mara Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- Intimate 8 tent camp
- Prime wildlife area
- Game Walks & Drives
- Beautiful location

Masai Mara

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Kichwa Tembo

Our rating: Boutique

- Mid-sized Camp
- Swimming Pool
- Great service
- Family friendly

Masai Mara

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Mara Intrepids

Our rating: Boutique

- Superb Mara location
- Swimming Pool
- Mid-sized Camp
- Family tents

Masai Mara

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Mara Houses

Our rating: Boutique

- Exclusive Bush House
- Family Friendly
- Swimming Pool
- Superb Guides

Masai Mara

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Gamewatchers Adventure Camp Selenkay

Our rating: Down to earth

- Wilderness Bush Camping
- Atmospheric
- Fantastic value
- Private Conservancy

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Pinewood Beach Resort and Spa

Our rating: Mid-range

- Beach Hotel
- Good facilities
- Watersports Centre
- Tennis Courts

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Satao Camp

Our rating: Mid-range

- Good value camp
- Fantastic water-hole
- Proximity to Coast
- Low-key & relaxed

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Porini Amboseli Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- Award-winning camp
- 9 spacious tents
- Fully-Inclusive
- Tastefully furnished

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Che Shale

Our rating: Boutique

- Chic beach retreat
- Relaxed bare-foot ambience
- Pristine secluded beach
- Watersports

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Lantana Galu Beach

Our rating: Boutique

- Ocean apartments
- Great Facilities
- Large Resort
- Self Catering

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Full Moon Houses

Our rating: Boutique

- Private Houses
- Fantastic Location
- Swahili architecture
- Shela Village

Coast, Amboseli & Tsavo

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Karen Rock Guest House

Our rating: Down to earth

- Swimming pool
- Safe residential location
- Comforable rooms
- Home-stay

Nairobi

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Eka Hotel

Our rating: Mid-range

- Great location for Airports
- Slick and smart
- Pool
- Interconnecting rooms

Nairobi

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Nairobi Tented Camp

Our rating: Boutique

- A wilderness escape
- Comfortably furnished tents
- Eight guest tents
- Unique safari destination

Nairobi

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Lake Naivasha Resort

Our rating: Down to earth

- Budget option
- Swimming Pool
- Good location
- Basic rooms

Rift Valley

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Sunbird Lodge

Our rating: Boutique

- Small eco lodge
- Beautiful Lake Views
- Swimming Pool
- Warm personal service

Rift Valley

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Average reviews for Safaris in Kenya

(5.0 based on 3 ratings)

  1. We have just arrived back after our 10 days in Kenya and Zanzibar.

    Pongwe Beach is an absolute little gem. Far exceeded our expectations after the standard of accommodation we experienced in Kenya and from the pictures on the hotel's website.

    However, perhaps I should talk about Kenya first. We felt absolutely secure, safe and relaxed. There was no hint of anything untoward. There were security guards at Nairobi Airport and searches when going into shopping malls etc., but that was very low key. We were the only guests at Rock House and at Plantation Lodge. At Lake Naivasha Resort there was one other European guest, a German tourist. At the Mara Springs Camp it was busy because of the Migration, but there were no other English guests. Plenty of Australians, Americans and other Europeans, French, Belgian, German etc. All the hoteliers commented on the affect the British media reports have had on UK tourists visiting any part of Kenya. It is a great shame. Other nationalities seem not to have taken fright!

    I was afraid we would not see much wildlife in the Mara with so many vehicles swarming the park. However, we were amazed, not just by the number of Wildebeest, Zebra , Thomson's Gazelle etc, but by the variety of other animals we came across. Our team were wonderful. Samuel, our driver had a great sense of humour, knowledge of wildlife and the country, as well as being a very safe and careful driver. Elijah, our guide, had an incredible knowledge of all the flora and fauna and our cook, also Samuel, managed to conjure up very wholesome and plentiful meals with the limited facilities and provisions available to him at the Wilderness camp and at Mara Springs Camp.

    After early morning starts, it was great to get to Pongwe Beach and completely relax for a few days. If you are going to promote the property in place of Lamu, we would have no hesitation in recommending it. It is English owned and well managed. The rooms are spotless, the gardens and pool well maintained and the beach swept every day. Despite being full there were plenty of loungers and hammocks hidden away, so it always felt intimate, never busy. The cuisine is excellent too and great attention is given to presentation and variety.

    Thank you, Ben, for all your help and patience when we were jittery about whether to continue with Kenya. I am very glad we did as we had a great time and have many happy memories. I do hope the media coverage is not causing you too much loss of business and that the message can be spread that the Nakuru Park, Lake Naivasha and the Mara are quite safe areas.

    MissingJennifer Cole reviewing 6 Day Maasai Mara and Rift Valley Safari

  2. My guide, Duncan Kingori, was fantastic. In the three days we were with him I don't think I ever asked him a question, on any topic, which he couldn't answer in detail. He was a fountain of information about the mating habits, gestation periods, family practices, hunting strategies etc. of every animal we encountered, but never in an intrusive way. He also appears to be an excellent driver and mechanic, and in a dozen hours or so we seem to have seen pretty much everything Maasai Mara can offer - not least all of the Big Five.

    I was also very impressed by the two Mountain Rock camps, and think the new temporary camp inside the park is particularly fine. It was exactly what I wanted: comfortable, but not featherbedded or faux-colonial. I can't say I am a big fan of the Rock House in Karen - the staff were friendly enough and the food was OK, but all the tortured wood and fake (fibreglass) rock gives the place a heavy, gloomy air!

    Meals, service & advice and overall impression was great. It would have been good to know that the last two hours of the drive to Maasai Mara are over an extremely uncomfortable unpaved (and washboarded) road; people might want to consider flying from the local airstrip to their next destination if the costs of doing so aren't prohibitive.

    MissingAndrew Joncus reviewing 3 Day Budget Private Masai Mara Safari

  3. Having Tourdust as our partner and being able to communicate with the British office gave us confidence (no offense to our African brothers and sisters, it is just an European thing - we think we can better understand each other having the same mindset and mentality, so easier to communicate). The communication as expected, went very well and smooth - both by e-mail and phone. We were told what can we expect for the price we agreed on, and there were only positive suprises during the trip: the 4WD Land Rover that came to pick us up was at the meeting point at the right time (which should not be a surprise, but we were far from Nairobi on Rusinga Island and the meeting was at 6 AM) and the driver even made the extra 2 km-s to pick us up from our mountain cabin. The car was very comfortable for 6 people (I would not recommend though to use it for 7 people plus bags - could be a little tight, but for 6 was great). We had an excellent driver - kind and knowledgable, ready to 'satisfy' the 'strange' requests of the tourist: 'check that bush on the right', 'lets look what is under that tree', etc. This was my first safari (out of 3 so far) where we saw the 'BIG 5': and much of the credit goes to our driver, who kept beleiving that we will find the animals, and kept looking for them. On the last day of our safari - which was a morning drive we still missed the rhino, having not seen any in the previous two days. We only had about one hour before we had to leave the park. the group was ready to give up, but our driver and guide - Samuel - kept saying, do not give up, we will find one. He was driving on roads where we were the only group/car, and suddenly we saw in the middle of the grass a beautiful black rhino, just waiting us to shoot - some pictures of course... We were the first ones, we found it! those who have been to safari know what I mean when I say, we found it! It feels special when you find an animal and not going there because you got through the radio the location of the animal found by somebody else. We of course announced it, and in 10 minutes there were like 12 cars and vans to see 'our' rhino. You can ask anybody: this was on February 22, 8.30 in the morning in Masai Mara, when Samuel with a group of 6 from Romania found THE RHINO…

    MissingAttila Daray reviewing 3 Day Budget Private Masai Mara Safari