Kenya is a country of beautifully bold contrasts. The Great African Rift Valley is a dramatic ridge that runs through Kenya, from north to south. Over thousands of years, this Rift Valley formed monumental geographic landmarks that still shape the country today – from mountain peaks that dominate the skies, to glacial lakes that sparkle under the African sun. An incredibly diverse and rich number of wildlife – from elephants to crocodiles – calls these plains, forests, and lakes home.
Luxury safaris in Kenya are regarded one of the best in Africa. The Masai Mara National Reserve is arguably the best game-viewing in Kenya, if not Africa! Morning and afternoon game drives here offer incredibly reliable sightings of animals like elephant, lion, hippo, hyena, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, and much more. The Masai Mara shares the same ecosystem as the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, so between the months of July and September, the wildebeest migration herds can be seen in the Masai Mara.
There are plenty of safari activities you can do across Kenya. Of course, game drives are offered across all national parks and reserves. Night drives are also offered in some privately-owned conservancies which is a great opportunity to see species like genets, servals, and porcupines. Other parks, like Amboseli, the Laikipia Plateau and Samburu offer activities like cultural visits, fly camping, and walking safaris.