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The Kenya Specialists specialise in luxury Kenya safari and honeymoons, drawing on years of experience to help you design your ultimate luxury safari to Kenya. In the course of the best part of a decade, we have endeavoured to visit every hotel, eat at every restaurant, safari in every region and swim in every body of water in Kenya, in the name of research!

The Kenya Specialists are experts at tailoring luxury Kenya safaris to our clients, rather than the other way round.

As one of the most popular countries in Africa and the world, a luxury Kenya safari has an absolute wealth of options to choose from. In this web site we endeavour to cover all the different angles from which to come at a safari to Kenya... the family safaris and the Kenya honeymoon amongst others.

Featuring a whole myriad of options, a Kenya safari ranks amongst one of the top experiences in the world and, with over 40 years of experience under its belt, the country and its people are amongst some of the most friendly and professional in both Africa and the rest of the globe.

The main destination that will draw the attention, is, of course, the infamous Masai Mara National Reserve, located on the southern edge of the country, on the border with Tanzania. Featuring one of nature's most famous mass migrations, the wildebeest herds of East Africa are truly a delight. Featuring multiple options to choose from from family friendly private houses, to camps located right on crossing points to private, romantic tented camps.

Second to the Mara, there are plenty of luxury safari options to choose from. Be it the multiple activities that are possible in the private concessions in the Laikipia Plateau, or the frontier parks of the north such as Samburu and Shaba National Park.

Please see some pointers to get you started but we can't underline enough that the very best way to get started to to either give us a call or Contact us

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The Kenya Specialists are experts at tailoring luxury Kenya safaris to our clients, rather than the other way round.

As one of the most popular countries in Africa and the world, Kenya safari has an absolute wealth of options to choose from. In this web site we endeavour to cover all the different angles from which to come at a safari to Kenya... the family safaris and the Kenya honeymoon amongst others.

Featuring a whole myriad of options, a Kenya safari ranks amongst one of the top experiences in the world and, with over 40 years of experience under its belt, the country and its people are amongst some of the most friendly and professional in both Africa and the rest of the globe.

The main destination that will draw the attention, is, of course, the infamous Masai Mara National Reserve, located on the southern edge of the country, on the border with Tanzania. Featuring one of nature's most famous mass migrations, the wildebeest herds of East Africa are truly a delight. Featuring multiple options to choose from from family friendly private houses, to camps located right on crossing points to private, romantic tented camps.

Second to the Mara, there are plenty of safari options to choose from. Be it the multiple activities that are possible in the private concessions in the Laikipia Plateau, or the frontier parks of the north such as Samburu and Shaba National Park.

Please see some pointers to get you started but we can't underline enough that the very best way to get started to to either give us a call or Contact us

When is best to go to the Masai Mara?

The beauty of the Masai Mara is that it is a year-round destination, with plentiful resident game situated in the national reserve and the greater conservancies. However many visitors come for the wildebeest migration and the best time to visit the Masai Mara for this famous spectacle is between July and November. Although we have an understanding of the annual movement of the herds, the dates will differ every year due to varying rainfall patterns (the herds will move on quicker if the rains come early, and stay longer if the rains are late).

With wildebeest and zebra in their thousands, and other species of animals that often tag along, speckled across the reserve, predators such as the cats are ready awaiting their next meal. It is a very exciting time to visit… although this does attract high numbers of visitors and so it can get quite busy. The Greater Mara Conservancies, located further from the national reserve on areas of private land, offers a quieter alternative, and still home high game concentrations to enjoy.

For more information please follow this link: http://www.thekenyaspecialists.com/where-to-go/the-masai-mara

Is this your first safari?

A safari is quite often featured on a bucket list. Karen Blixen's Out of Africa, as with many other films and books, has romanticised the continent, and rightly so! Whilst the Masai Mara homes this picturesque landscape, not all safari destinations offer vast open plains, and instead offer dramatic rising plateaus, rift valleys, riverine forests and many more. As well as the topography, the climate, seasonality and logistics all play a big part in choosing the perfect destination for your first safari.

There are quite a few different options and logistics involved in a safari. A ‘fly in’ safari means that you are flown, in a small Cessna caravan plane, into the park and met on arrival at the bush airstrip. During your stay at camp, all game viewing activities is done by the camps local guides and vehicles on a shared basis. Some destinations, especially when combined, are best done by a driving itinerary because of their location and proximity to one another. Although this can save you the flight of an internal flight, it does add to the amount of time you are traveling.

Climate is another important factor when considering a first safari. Although the parks in Kenya vary with seasonality and game patterns, East Africa generally share the same climate. April and May is the rainy season and most of the camps take the opportunity to close and undergo renovations so we usually recommend avoiding this time to travel. The months between June and October are deemed the best time to go on safari, as you can enjoy sunny, blue skies with almost no rain… but this also means that they are the busiest months, especially in the Masai Mara as the wildebeest are present in these months. November marks the start of the short rains, however it’s difficult to predict when exactly it will start and the rains are very brief.

For more information please follow this link: http://www.thekenyaspecialists.com/when-to-go/when-to-go-to-kenya

Which destination is best for me?

As arguably, the most diverse continents on earth, deciding which national park to head to for a safari in Africa is a tough decision… as they are all pretty spectacular! There are a couple of questions that will help as a starting point. Do you want to see the wildebeest migration? Do you want to do walking safaris? Are you travelling in a family, in a group or on your honeymoon? How long do you have to travel? Are you adventurous and wanting to do activities such as horse and camel riding?

If you are looking for a short safari to get your fix of wildlife, the Masai Mara is the definitely the place to head to. Camps such as Governor's Camp, Rekero Camp and Naibor Camp are sat inside the reserve and are perfect for those looking for an earthy safari experience in the heart of the game. Camps located in the conservancies, such as Elephant Pepper, Richard's Camp and Saruni Mara allow guests to do activities, like walking safaris, night drives and cultural visits, which are all activities that the camps inside the reserve are not able to do.

The Laikipia Plateau offers a more ‘active’ safari. Horse and camel safaris, bush walks and hikes, fly camping and mountain biking are among some of the activities that the camps offer, and guests can do as much or as little as they like. This is a great destination for families and children especially as some of the camps, such as Loisaba Starbeds, provide memorable accommodation to sleep under the stars.

For more information on the different destinations in Kenya, please visit http://www.thekenyaspecialists.com/where-to-go

How much does a safari cost?

There is no simple answer to this question, but one you can soon gauge once you have had a quote or two. The cost of a safari will depend on many things including the destination you head to, the time of year you go and the camps or properties you stay in.

The nightly cost of a camp on safari may initially seem expensive, especially if this is your first safari, but the price usually includes all meals (full board basis), accommodation, all game viewing activities, park and concession fees, laundry services and transfers. Many of the camps also offer special offers throughout the year, such as 4 nights for the price of 3, honeymoon discounts, or low season rates in high season dates, which are things we keep a close eye on when putting together your itinerary! Contact us for a quote now!

To see our Kenya itineraries please visit http://www.thekenyaspecialists.com/itineraries

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