Kenya

Kenya is the original home of the safari. The beauty of the landscapes combined with a huge diversity of animals, bird and plant life have ensured that the romance of the country is enduring.

Kenya offers a superb safari experience, whether you are horse riding in the Chyulu Hills, exploring the remote areas of the Rift Valley by helicopter or witnessing the majestic wilderness migration on the Mara plains.

And a short light aircraft hop away is Kenya’s beautiful coastline where the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean lap onto pure white coral sand beaches – an exquisite way to round off a safari holiday.

Start planning your Kenya holiday by getting in touch with one of our travel experts.

Please call 01905 731373, email info@world-odyssey.com or enquire online.

Ballooning over the Masai Mara

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Dawn breaks and ribbons of light streak across the sky as the sun silently rises above the distant horizon. The silence is broken only by the occasional roar of heated air as your balloon continues its gentle rise above the endless plains of the Masai Mara.

Its residents stir as you float above them: herds of buffalo and wildebeest and weary prides of lion greet a new day. To explore this fascinating environment from a totally different perspective is a captivating experience and as you glide back to earth, the ground crew is already preparing your champagne breakfast beneath the spreading branches of an umbrella tree.

A balloon safari can be enjoyed from most camps and lodges within the Masai Mara National Reserve and adjacent group ranches – please contact us for further details.

Riding Safaris

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A horseback safari is one of the most unique and exciting adventures in East Africa. In the saddle your ride can take you through mountains and forest, across vast open savannah, into rivers and waterholes and up huge escarpments, all home to a variety of animals. There are no fences, telegraph poles or tarmac roads and the sense of space and freedom is quite overwhelming.

The best areas for riding in Kenya include the Chyulu Hills, Masai Mara and Laikipia. Nights can be spent in permanent luxury camps & lodges, or else in lightweight fly camps.

Walking Safaris

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Why on foot? An African safari in a 4×4 vehicle is always an exciting concept and a wonderful way to see parts of this beautiful continent, but to travel on foot brings you that much closer to the real Africa and with senses heightened this can be a truly exhilarating experience. The slower you travel, often the more you see!

Walks can last from anything between one or two hours from your camp to a full walking safari over several days and supported by a mobile lightweight camp and crew.

Several operators in Laikipia such as Sabuk and Karisia offer camel assisted walks with nights spent in fly camps, whilst further south excellent walking can also be enjoyed in the Masai Mara and Chyulu Hills.

The dry seasons from June to October and December to March are generally considered the best times to visit.

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The Governors Safari

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Loldia House – explore Lake Navaisha & the Rift Valley
  • Amazing game viewing in the Mara
  • Explore the BBC Big Cat Diary’s territory
  • 3 nights at Loldia House
  • 4 nights at Little Governors Camp

From £2,480 per person

Bush & Beach

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Amazing game viewing in the Mara
  • Kicheche Camp – fantastically good value
  • Kinondo Kwetu – a home away from home
  • Relax on a stunning beach & swim in the Indian Ocean
  • 4 nights at Kicheche Mara Camp
  • 4 nights at Kinondo Kwetu

From £3,480 per person

Bush, Lake & Spas

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Scenic flights from camp to camp
  • Fantastic game viewing in Samburu and the Mara
  • Samburu cultural visits
  • Well being spaces at Saruni Samburu & Saruni Mara
  • Relaxing on Lake Victoria
  • 3 nights at Saruni Samburu
  • 3 nights at Saruni Mara
  • 3 nights at Rusinga Island

From £4,398 per person

A Romantic Escape

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Scenic flights from camp to camp
  • Camel riding at Sabuk
  • Amazing game viewing in the Masai Mara
  • Funzi Keys – the perfect romantic hideaway!
  • 4 nights at Sabuk Lodge
  • 4 nights at Olonana
  • 4 nights at Kinondo Kwetu

From £5,730 per person

Family Adventure

Highlights of this itinerary:

  • Family friendly camps & lodges throughout
  • Wide range of activities at Lewa House
  • Amazing game viewing in the Masai Mara
  • Kinondo Kwetu – great beach property
  • 3 nights at Lewa House
  • 3 nights at Elephant Pepper Camp
  • 4 nights at Kinondo Kwetu

From £18,960 for a family of 4

LOCATION

KENYA INFO

Visa

A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required.

Time Difference

GMT + 3 hours

Flight Time

8.5 hours direct

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