The very essence of safari and all it encompasses, even the meaning of the word 'Safari' was born in Kenya, meaning 'a long journey' in Swahili. The original destination for so many adventurers of the by-gone era, it is still one of the most popular destinations in Africa for modern travellers and for good reason.
Kenya has long since viewed its wildlife and people as a national treasure with safaris and tourism having been keystone industries in Kenya's economy for decades, being the largest foreign exchange earning sector of the economy.
June to September are very popular times to visit Kenya in order to coincide with the great migration in the Maasai Mara with pleasant and dry weather. January and February are also very good times due to the excellent weather.
As with Tanzania there are 2 distinct wet seasons:
March to the end of June herald the long rains, falling in heavy downpours and often accompanied by spectacular thunderstorms and lighting. October to December bring with them the short rains which are far less severe.
With iconic characters, authors, books and movies epitomizing Africa, people think of Kenya when they dream of Africa. Here one has the opportunity to see Africa through the eyes of some of her most indelible personas. Take an evocative biplane flight over unspoilt Africa, balloon over the plains of the Maasai Mara or climb equatorial snow capped mountains. All of which provide unforgettable experiences, whilst surrounded by each regions unique cultures and wildlife.