Planning a Luxury Safari in Kenya


What To Consider When Planning A Luxury Safari In Kenya

A luxury safari in Kenya not just boasts amazing natural beauty in one of the most unspoiled locations on planet, but it also brings you up near and personal with Africa’s most sought-after wildlife.

The most reversed of Africa’s safari places, Kenya is placed in East Africa and boasts the Masai Mara National Park, renowned for its wonderful wildlife and yearly Great Migration.

It is a country brimming with thrill, romance, and adventure – nothing says “classic safari” quite like a Kenyan safari.

Angama Mara, Kenya - Luxury Safari in Kenya
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Best time to go for luxury safari in Kenya

Late June to October, this is the dry period, plus the wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and would not move on until November, when they will return to the Serengeti Tanzania.

Masai Mara Safari

What to pack for luxury safari in Kenya

Wear khakis, greens, seasonable walking shoes, a scarf and warm jacket. Long pants and sleeves are best, and reject military camouflage and bright colours alike, including whites. And do not forget to take your camera, binoculars, head torch and sunscreen.

Sasaab / Thesafaricollection, Kenya
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Where to visit for luxury safari in Kenya

Masai Mara

The Masai mara is the most famous safari park in Kenya. Popular for its best herds of plains game – including its big population of Masai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs – it is also the top place to view the Great Migration; the annual movement of Zebra, wildebeest, gazelle to and from the Serengeti in Tanzania. You can experience all these animals in Luxury Safari in Kenya. This park is also famous for having the most approachable animals.

Masai Mara

Lake Nakuru National Park

More than a million pink flamingoes flock on the Lake Nakuru shores, along with warthogs, white rhinos, zebra, hippos, giraffes, lions and ostriches. Quintessentially African, lake Nakuru National Park is just 170 kilometers north-west of Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Amboseli National Park

The wonderful Mount Kilimanjaro is a Kenyan safari must-view. The park is home to as many as 370 species of birds and you can also expect to view wildebeest, zebras, lions, spotted hyenas and cheetahs.

Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park

Where to stay in Kenya luxury safari resorts

Here are some of the best luxury safari resorts to stay in Kenya:

Sanctuary Olonana

Bordering the wonderful Masai Mara National Reserve, Olonana is a luxury safari hotels Kenya that practically promises front-row seats to the Great Wildebeest Migration. This hotel and camp provides ultra-relax areas from which to view the Mara splendour, all cocooned in contemporary design and new comforts.

Luxury Safari in Kenya - Sanctuary Olonana
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With a remarkable place right on the Mara River and amazing spacious tents, Olonana camp is a luxurious safari experience. Each luxurious en-suite tent offers guests with a big private veranda with lookouts over the river, and the cheap safari in Kenya camp provides the best personal touches for couples experience a romantic getaway, like dinner on their own gallery as well as sundowners in a best places and flowering shrub picnics. The camp has privileged place near to a Maasai village or engaging permitting guests to get more of a feel for the Maasai culture.

Sanctuary Olonana
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The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille

Nestled on the verdant hills, this lodge has unmatched views of the wonderful lush valley below. Providing full privacy and seclusion in one of Kenya most famous areas, the Sanctuary offers 40,000 acres of untamed wilderness for visitors to explore through a big range of different activities. From game drives and guided bush walks to kayaking and quad biking, there is lots for a classic luxury safari or one with more of an adventurous spin.

Segera Retreat

Likipia lies on the rim of Africa great Rift valley and is a shelter for endangered animals like the pastas monkey, African wild dog and about forty percent of the worlds remaining Gravy’s Zebras. Segera retreat provides its visitors wonderful privacy, luxury and best outdoor and indoor settings for best dining experiences. Game drives on the Laikipia plateau will bring visitors close to leopard, lion, spotted hyaena, cheetah, buffalo and elephant.

Segera Retreat - Luxury Safari in Kenya
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Ol Donyo Lodge

Ol Donyo Lodge is in the center of the 275,000 acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, placed on the slopes of the Chyulu Hills National Park between the Tsavo and Amboseli West National Parks in southeast Kenya. Its place is unrivalled with complete views of Mount Kilimanjaro and in the path of traditional wildlife migration routes. It is a lodge rich in passion, history and conservation.

Nestled at the base of Chylulu Hills, the lodge provides wonderful views of Mount. Kilimanjaro, savanna plains, Acacia forests, making your stay a memorable safari experience.

Lentorre Lodge

When staying at lentorre lodge, you will feel as if you have the full Southern Rift Valley to yourself. Set on the relax area, the lodge is the only property on the Olkirimatian conservancy, a Maasai community initiative developed to help the domestic people save their wildlife, traditional heritage and lifestyle. Set on a spine running off the Nguruman Escarpment, Lentorree has nonstop views of Ol Donyo Lengai and Mount Shompole, and offers straight access to the slice of untouched and wild Africa.

Lentorre Lodge - Luxury Safari in Kenya
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More luxury safari in Kenya lodge and camp tips

Masai Mara National Reserve

  • Angama Mara
  • Governors Il Moran Camp, Mara Rianta
  • Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana
 Sand River Masai Mara by Elewana
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  • andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Little Governors Camp
  • Mara Bush Camp
  • Masai Mara
  • Mpata Safari Club
  • Sanctuary Olonana
  • Kilima Camp Masai Mara
  • Ngare Serian
  • Rekero Camp | Asilia Africa
  • Mara Bush Camp – Private Wing
  • Mpata Safari Club
  • Encounter Mara Camp
  • Masai Lodge
  • Mara River Lodge
  • Spirit of the Masai Mara

  • Governors Camp
  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Mara Simba Lodge
  • Masai Mara Safari Lodge
  • Mara Legends Safari Camp
  • Mara Eden Safari Camp
  • Hammerkop Migration Camp
  • Emboo River
  • Royal Mara Safari Lodge
  • Masai Mara Engai Wilderness Lodge
  • Mara Treetops Luxury Camp
  • andBeyond Bateleur Camp
 andBeyond Bateleur Camp
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Amboseli National Park

  • Tortilis Camp
Tortilis Camp
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  • Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli, Kenya
  • Sentrim Amboseli Lodge
  • Kilimanjaro Safari Camp
  • Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
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  • Satao Elerai
  • Kibo Villa-Amboseli
  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
  • Tawi Lodge

  • Amboseli Bush Camp
  • Kilima Safari Camp Amboseli

Samburu National Reserve

Solio Game Reserve

  • Solio Lodge
 Solio Lodge
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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy

  • Sirikoi

Tsavo East National Park

  • Ashnil Aruba Lodge
  • Satao Camp

Lake Elementaita

  • Sunbird Lodge Elementaita
  • Sentrim Elementaita Lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park

  • Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary / Lake Naivasha / Great Rift Valley

  • Chui Lodge
Chui Lodge
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Aberdare National Park

  • The Ark

Matthews Mountain Range

  • Kitich Camp

Lake Naivasha and Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

  • Naivasha Kongoni Lodge

Chyulu Hills

  • Campi ya Kanzi

Loisaba Conservancy

  • Loisaba Lodo Springs by Elewana

Adding a City or Beach Trip to Your Luxury Safari in Kenya

Alfajiri Villas, Ukunda, Mombasa

This is a beach getaway like no other. Set on the Diani beach shoreline, Alfajiri provides best views of the white-sand shoreline and turquoise Indian ocean. The 3 special villas each come with their own private swimming pools, and butlers, promising a personalized experience. Alfarijri is best for ultimate relaxation, whether in the form of a standalone beach holiday or for Kenya luxury safari resorts holidays.

Luxury Safari in Kenya - Alfajiri Villas
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Hemingways Nairobi

A boutique hotel placed between Ngong hills and Nairobi national park, Hemingways is the best place to relax after a long-haul flight before heading off into the African wilderness. Set away from the busy city life in the peaceful neighborhood of Karen, visitors are promised a blissful stay. Visit nearby attractions like the AFEW Giraffe center, where visitors can interact with Rothschild’s giraffe.

Hemingways Nairobi
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