From the snow-capped peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro to orange-hued sunsets splashed across the savannah of the Masai Mara, Kenya is a country that’s simply begging to be explored. With lush tropical rainforests, palm-fringed coastlines and harsh desert terrain, Kenya’s contrasting landscapes aren’t the only sights that will leave you inspired. Epicentre of some of the world’s most endangered species like the black rhinos and Grévy’s zebra, Kenya is the quintessential stomping ground of any African safari holiday.
Our Kenya safari itineraries offer a great mix of stunning national parks, brilliant game-viewing locations, bush camping and tropical beaches that gives you a perfectly rounded African experience. Enjoy exhilarating game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and visits to the Ngorongoro Crater, ending your trip on the white sands of Zanzibar with our Kenya and Tanzania wildlife holiday.
If you’re looking to picnic on the plains, our Kenya and Tanzania Adventure offers an unparalleled experience, where you will encounter elephants, wildebeest, giraffes and leopards. From the Amboseli National Park to glistening views of Lake Manyara, you’ll soon find our Kenya safari holidays offer the ultimate African safari experience.
Masai Mara safaris: Undoubedly one of the best locations for an African safari holiday, the Masai Mars National Reserve is home to Maasai communities whose rituals and ancient traditions remain an integral part of their everyday life. Once fearful warriors, their life is now dominated by the need to tend and protect their cattle: proud Maasai men in bright-red cloaks carry long spears to lead their herds across the vast grasslands in search of water and pastures. And then there are the animals…
Lake Nakuru safaris: A large soda lake carpeted with thousands of pink flamingo, Lake Nakuru is an awe-inspiring sight made even more spectacular when the birds take flight, forming a great pink cloud above the shimmering water. A Kenya safari tour to Lake Nakuru National Park will live long in the memory. An important sanctuary for the black and white rhino – often be seen at rest near the lake shore and under acacia trees – Nakuru is also likely to offer up sightings of huge herds of zebra and buffalo, prides of lions and wandering giraffes, and possibly a lone leopard…
The Sacred Realm of Mount Kenya: Africa’s second highest peak, Mount Kenya is regarded as the sacred realm of Ngai, the god of the local Kikuyu people, and known as the ‘place of light’. It’s an inspiring sight best viewed at dawn when illuminated by the sun’s early rays. Kenya safari holidays don’t have to just be about wildlife. Trekking fans will be drawn to the challenging granite cliffs and volcanic rock of Mount Kenya’s snow-capped peak.
Life on the Great Rift Valley: Step out onto the Rift Valley’s open plains and you’ll feel a million times smaller than you ever have before. Drive by a pride of lions in a 4WD safari vehicle, watch a herd of elephants from the back of a horse, or spot some of the 400 species of bird-life around the sparkling lakes of Navaisha and Nakuru.
If you have thought about visiting Costa Rica, then don’t put it off. We visited this delightful country in September, not apparently in the Wet Season, but in the Wetter Season! However, don’t be put off by that. When it rained (mainly in the afternoons) it did rain heavily and it came at a time for a welcome rest. But despite that we did achieve a tremendous amount, and it is worth noting that some things can only be seen at this time – eg turtles laying eggs in Tortuguero, and whales playing in the Pacific Ocean. Key to the success of our trip was Glenda, our outstanding guide (and a “good witch!”): she knew exactly where to go to see the sloth and baby feeding in the trees, where the ellusive quetzal could be found, how to hunt down the red-eyed tree frog at night; she was also an expert on the country‘s biodiversity guiding us through Rain Forest and Cloud Forest, identifying all the trees, ferns and plants; in addition, she was always on hand to save cameras dropped into lagoons, and advising how to order the best well-balanced meals in the Hotels, Lodges and Restaurants. Costa Rica was unforgettable in so many ways, and I for one was so glad to have chosen this Exodus Trip .
A fabulous trip, very well organised to include many different areas. We saw 4 of the Big 5, but not the elusive leopard! Our guide Adonia was very knowledgeable about every aspect of these beautiful countries, and together with Sifiso our driver we learned and saw a lot. Both were very patient and kind and went out of their way to make the holiday special, always with a great sense of humour. Quite a tough going trip with early starts and a couple of long drives but well worth it.
A very enjoyable trip, during which we saw an abundance of wildlife including 4 of the Big 5. Our group leader Adonia, and our driver Sifiso were great. They were very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna we saw. There were a couple of very long, but unavoidable, drives. However, we were still wildlife spotting during these and Adonia used this time to talk about the history and culture of both Botwana and Zimbabwe. Our trip into the Okavango Delta was quite different from the rest of the trip but very enjoyable. Listening to the sounds of the wild animals at night was an experience never to be forgotten. On the full day in the delta there was a lot of downtime between the early morning game walk and the late afternoon Mokoro trip. Another game walk during the day would have been a good idea. Special thanks to Adonia and Sifiso for their patience, humour and thoughtfulness.