As well as the FAQs below, we have compiled a set of very useful information documents which are available with safari bookings, they include “wedding information”, “medical suggestions”, “what to take”, “country information”, “safari etiquette” and “further reading”.

Best time to travel?

Kenya is a wonderful safari destination all year round. Straddling the Equator, and with many of the wildlife conservation areas above 1500m the weather is a very pleasant average 25 C year round. Days are warm with minimal humidity and evenings are cool.

Often the most expensive times of year – August and Christmas, are only expensive because they are popular holiday times for clients from USA and Europe.

How many parks should I put into an itinerary?

We recommend that you stay in one wildlife area for not less than 3 nights, giving you 2 full days to enjoy the area. Kenya has the most varied ecosystems and wildlife species in Africa – so each area that you visit will offer you a completely different wildlife experience, vegetation, landscape and views. You need to plan for a minimum of 6 nights on safari so that you can visit at least 2 different ecosystems, or combine safari and beach.

Can I bring my children?

Children love safari, and even the most up-market properties in Kenya welcome children. The Kenyan people are very welcoming and adore having fun. Make sure you plan your safari with a good safari consultant to ensure you are visiting areas of minimal malaria risk, and consider taking exclusive use of safari vehicle. Most safari properties are in areas of no or minimal malaria risk and have special rates for families.

Can I go for walks while on safari?

Leaving the safari vehicle behind is a must to truly enjoy the African bush. You can walk in most safari areas. For those that really want to get out and enjoy the forest or the savannah, there are some properties that specialize in walking, Kitich Camp offers only walking and you can also consider a camel safari.

What to bring?

Internal flights have a luggage limit of 15kg per person. It doesn’t sound very much – but you can pack quite a few shorts and T shirts within 15kg and all lodges have laundry facilities.

What is Nairobi like?

Nairobi is a large metropolitan modern city, and the traffic is crazy! We recommend getting straight out on safari – however for those who are spending a night in Nairobi to connect with flights, there are some extremely nice boutique hotels, excellent restaurants and good shopping.

Start planning your safari

These itineraries are sample packages we created to give you an idea of different safari options and prices. They give you an idea about the average length of time of a safari, and combinations of areas and camps that work well together. Plan to spend 3 nights in one place so that you really enjoy the area. Contact us with any thoughts and ideas you have already, or have picked up from reading our website. Additional important information we would need is: Number of people in your group, and the make up of that group – eg honeymooners, family with teenage children and elderly parents. Time of year you are planning to safari, and how much time you have. Safari planning should be done by consultants with experience, it is not the same as booking a city hotel. We work with safari specialists all over the world, and if you give us your location we can recommend a company close to you. To start planning your tailor-made holiday of a lifetime, please contact us.

 

Activities include ,Game drives with professional safari guides.Guided walks Horseback riding, Camel back riding, Night game drives ,Bush breakfast’s Bush dinner’s, Samburu people dances, Visit masai people villages/markets Local schools visit, Hot air balloon in the Masai Mara. Sun downers on the most spectacular viewpoints of the Kenyan topography including The famous Pride rock (in the lion King) Safari Elegance will tailor make your itinerary with certain activities in mind for you, your family or your group.

LETS EXPLORE THIS YEARS FEATURED LOCATION, THE MAASAI MARA

The Maasai Mara is the most popular of Kenya’s wildlife parks. Situated 245 kilometers from Nairobi, along the border with Tanzania, it covers an area of 1672 square kilometers and forms the northern-most extension of the Mara-Serengeti eco-system defined by the annual migration of the wildebeest. The reserve boasts the highest density of wildlife in sub-Saharan Africa. It is made up of rolling plains with scattered acacia trees, riverine forest and hills covered with dense croton bush which provides ideal cover for animals sheltering from the mid-day sun. The migration of wildebeest from the short-grass plains in the southern Serengeti reaches the Maasai Mara in July. One and a half million animals come to graze on a sea of grass before returning south in October. The landscape is dramatic and unforgettable and home to more than 2.5 million herbivores. In addition to the visiting wildebeest, you will see many of the resident species including giraffe, gazelles, zebra, eland, elephant, dik-dik, buffalo, kongoni, topi, hippo, rhino and warthog. There are also large numbers of lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal as well as smaller mammals, abundant bird-life and reptiles. Our Community Sekenani Camp is host to a far-reaching community development project which aims to improve the quality of life for Maasai people living around the reserve. It focuses on building infrastructure for health-care, education, veterinary services and clean water supplies. The project office is located in the reception area of the camp. Guests who are interested in Maasai culture may find it interesting to see what we are doing in the local community and may arrange to visit some of the project sites if they wish to do so.