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Top Kenya Experiences

Witnessing the annual Great Migration of more than a million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles across the swift-flowing Mara River, where hungry predators lie in wait.

Birdwatching on Lake Nakuru home to a million flamingos, among 450 bird species.

Taking a safari at Amboseli National Parkwith Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, rising majestically in the background.

Hiking up Mount Kenya

Taking a sailing trip along Kenya’s coastline

Encountering Maasai tribesmen in Maasai Mara dressed in traditional red cloaks herding their cattle as wildlife roam nearby.

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Top Kenya Attractions

Masai Mara National Park

Amboseli National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Serengeti National Park

Mount Kenya

Nairobi

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Must See Kenya Attractions

1. Mt. Kenya

Located in the central highlights, visit Mt. Kenya, a snow-capped volcano in Kenya. Stroll through the dense forest, and admire the wildlife and waterfalls. Some specialty viewpoints allow for visitors to watch animals arrive at the waterholes/saltlicks, allowing for some great animal sightings.

2. Pejeta Conservancy

Rhinos at Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya

Pejeta Conservancy sits on the plains of Mt. Kenya, and has tents that surround a waterhole, attracting wildlife from around the park. The Exploring Lions Project, a local group that tries to prevent the lion decline, offers an up close experience with the lions.

Help collect data and track the lions with the rangers. There is also an endangered species boma, home to the last remaining northern white rhinos.

3. Brackenhurst

Explore one of Kenya’s top eco-destinations, the botanic gardens of Brackenhurst. The gardens were developed to preserve Eastern Africa’s native plants and ecosystems. Help remove invasive plants, and monitors the birds and wildlife of the park. For those seeking a little thrill, take a morning ride on the zip-line over the forest canopy.

4. Masai Mara National Reserve

Lioness and cubs sighting on safari in Masai Mara National Park

No Kenya adventure is complete without a stop to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Known as one of the most popular reserves in Africa, visitors have the opportunity to see animals such as lions, leopards, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, crocodiles and various species of birds.

While at Masai Mara National Reserve, check out the Mara Elephant Project, an effort to save and protect the African elephant population. MEP is trying to combat poaching, collaring, and monitoring elephants.

5. Giraffe Center

Giraffes in Kenya

The Giraffe Center is located in Nairobi National Park. Learn about the endangered Rothschild giraffe and all the conservation efforts to try to protect them. There are also opportunities to feed giraffes from an elevated platform. For those who want an up close experience with giraffes, this is a must visit.

6. Lake Naivasha

Pelican in Kenya at Lake Naivasha

Animal sightings do not fall short in Kenya, and Lake Naivasha is a great opportunity to see the animals in the Rift Valley. Birds and pink flamingos line the shoes of the lake. There is a rhino sanctuary located at the nearby Lake Nakuru. Take up one of the optional activities, such as a scenic boat ride to Crescent Island. Watch the wildlife roam the area.

7. Nairobi National Park

Giraffe sighting in Nairobi National Park

Even though it sits less than an hour outside Nairobi airports, Nairobi National Park offers great views of nature and the city. The landscape featured open grass plains and acacia bush, with skyscrapers in the background. Visitors often find four of the “big five” here, along with other birds and wildlife. Many Nairobi residents find this a great escape from the city.

8. Karen Blexin Museum

Karen Blexin is a coffee farmer, and the author of “Out of Africa.” Explore the neighborhood and learn about the diversity, history, culture and traditions of Kenya. Learn about the history of Karen Blexin and tour her former home.

9. Borana Conservancy

For those who are looking to get hands-on experience working in the conservation world, a visit to the Borana Conservancy is a must! Work with the chief conservation officer to help gather information for the intelligence reports. Activities include monitoring and tracking rhinos/lions with telemetry receivers, and tracking lions with whisker spot ID methods.

10. Samburu-Buffalo Springs

The Samburu-Buffalo Springs sits on the Ewaso Ny’iro River. Here, you’ll find some of Africa’s rarest game species, including crocodiles, hippos, the Grevy’s zebra, antelope, and ostriches. Other animals found at the Samburu-Buffalo Springs include leopards, cheetahs, and lions. Spend the morning or evening (when the animals are most active) seeking out some of the rarest animals you can find in Africa!

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I had a wonderful time. August 2019

5.0

Lion World Travel Company Reviews

Absolutely recommend Lion World to anyone interested in touring South Africa. My husband and I had a wonderful time. From accommodations to the day trips planned, everything was perfect. Was truly spoiled on the trip. Laurandie, our rep, was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to some concerns. Was a trip of a lifetime! I would travel with them again! Read more

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Couldn’t ask for more, Musa and Denhum holidays are the best ! August 2019

5.0

Classic Kenya Highlights Safari

We did an 8-day all-inclusive tour to 4 different parks in Kenya. We chose Denhum due to an email where they responded enthusiastically about their commitment to eco-friendly and ethical tourism which contributes to local communities rather than ignoring them or exploiting them. Communication prior was prompt and clear. We had a severe food allergy in our group and it was handled at each lodge appropriately and kindly. Our incredible guide Musa is a Kenyan and drives for multiple companies. He said Denhum was by far his favorite to work for due to their ethics, how well they treat him, and the Kenyan ownership. This safari was so affordable and we stayed in some of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen! Far above my usual level as a budget traveler. The food at each lodge was so delicious and the accommodations themselves kept getting better and better at each stop.

We saw so many incredible animals due to how talented our guide, Musa, was. He has so much experience and is clearly well respected and a leader among the drivers. Truly I can’t say enough good things about Musa, he absolutely made the trip and it wouldn’t have been the same without him. He treated us like family and was so thoughtful with planning each day for us. I’m not sure I can ever do a safari without him! To be sure I will be using Denhum for my next safari.

Only recommendation for improvement is not to do the Maasai village tour. It was very uncomfortable and we felt taken advantage of, pressured, extorted, exploited. We obviously care about supporting local cultures but that was a bad experience.
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Operator Denhum Holidays

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Wonderful experience with this team! August 2019

5.0

Lion World Travel Company Reviews

Wonderful experience with this team! Perfect trip...trip of a lifetime...perfectly planned. Kudos to Cheryl who patiently worked out all the details and is a great communicator!

Operator Lion World Travel

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It was an incredible experience! August 2019

5.0

Tanzania Family Safari

We just wrapped up a Tanzania family safari. It was an incredible experience!

Even the cook made sure my picky teenager would like his breakfast by fixing him his scrambled eggs the way he likes them.

I’ve been dreaming of this trip with my son for a long time and I’m glad I booked it with you guys! We’ll cherish the memories we made for ever

If you’re looking for a real adventure kinda trip then go with Intrepid!

Thank you Thank you Thank you
Johan & Maxime
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Operator Intrepid Travel

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Amazing team lead by an amazing person! August 2019

5.0

Africa Joy Tours Company Reviews

Africa Joy Tours has one of the most friendly staff I have met and it shows that for them customer's satisfaction and happiness is the most important.

I went on a trek to Killimanjaro and the entire team ensured that I was well taken care off. From the moment I met them till the time I left Moshi, I was always made to feel like a part of their family.

A special thanks to the head of the show Mr. Clinton for making my birthday on Kilimanjaro so special and to Joseph my guide for ensuring I reach the peak safe and sound!

Thank you! You guys are amazing!
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Operator Africa Joy Tours

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What a great experience July 2019

5.0

Serengeti, Zambezi & Vic Falls

What a great experience. I did and seen things I thought I would never be able to do. A lot things I never even thought about. Just great. Leaders were amazing , knowledgeable , patient and encouraging. Read more

Operator Dragoman

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