Jambo! Karibu Kenya, a country of diverse cultures, beautiful people and plenty of leisure activities, attractions and wildlife bountiful in various parts of the country. From Mombasa to Mandera and each place in between there are attractions at every destination to pique your interest and give you different options to choose from. It does not matter if you are young and energetic and need something to give you an adrenaline rush or old and need a slower pace to enjoy at leisure there is something for everyone.
Are you a couple on a journey to make memories together, a family who love travelling together, a single travel brave enough to venture out on your own to see what we have to offer or a group joining together for a safari to Kenya? Look no further Explorer Kenya is who you need at your back as you take the plunge and have the best safari of your life. With keen and friendly staff, a fleet of our own safari vehicles both 4×4 safari land cruisers, minivans and photography vehicles we are well equipped to cater to all your requirements to ensure you have a wonderful trip.
We will be with you every step of the way. From the first email you send to us, our sales team will help and guide you through the steps as you create your safari itinerary with recommendations of where to go, what to do, where to stay, the booking process and the payment process as well as where to apply for your travel documents. Our airport preventative will meet on arrival at the airport or at the hotel for meet and great, briefing, and to put a face to the people who will oversee your safari.
Our representative will introduce you to your driver and have a chance to look at the vehicle you will have selected to use on your safari to ensure it is what you had requested for. All our drivers have over 15 years of experience as safari guides and they have the knowledge on what to do and the best spots on your safari to go to maximize your experience and will be at your disposal you just have to ask what you need to do and they will be there to help. Our office staff will be a phone call away to assist you if in need.
Kenya’s Best Safari Destinations
In Aberdare National Park sit back at the deck of your tree lodge and watch the animals emerge from the surrounding thick forest foliage to visit the watering hole and the saltlick. From large herds of buffalos and elephants to the solitary and shy rhinoceros and bongo. On the thick tree canopy, be entertained by the gymnastic tricks by the colobus monkeys as they hop from on tree to the next seamlessly. Retire to you room at night with the symphony of crickets’ song and other night sounds as they sooth you to sleep and wake up to astonishing birdsong and various species of birds compete with each other and start your day all over again. A drive or a hike through the forest will give you a chance to be one with nature.
In Amboseli National Park have game drive through the swamp for bird watching as well as the occasional buffalo submerged feed on the floating weeds. This give way to the dry savannah with large herds of elephants with babies as they move in and out of the brush dotting the park. If you want to stretch your legs, hike to the observation point to have a 360˚ view of the park. Visit a Maasai village located inside the park to experience the day to day operation and way of life of a traditional Maasai household firsthand. You can also relax at your camp or lodge with a dip in the pool and the occasional fantastic views of Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon as the cloud cover breaks.
In Lake Bogoria visit the lake shore to see thousands of flamingos with their beaks in the water as they hunt for the algae found in the lake which they feed on. The hot geysers offer a panoramic backdrop as they shoot out of the bottom of the lake. A dip into the hot spring at the end of the day will help relax the aches. A game drive through this tiny park to see the animals who call it home will round up your visit.
In Lake Baringo one of the 6 lakes found on the Great rift valley and one of the only 2 freshwater lakes with an abundant of birds with over 450 species for the avid bird watcher. Have a boat ride with the fishermen in the lake as they go about earning livelihood for their families and be on the lookout for the hippos and the Nile crocodiles found on the lake.
In Lake Naivasha have a boat ride on the lake through the hippos all over the place to the crescent island for a walking safari among the wildlife found on the island as there are no predators found here. See giraffe as they feed on leaves the treetops, zebras and antelopes they graze on the grass with no care in the world. For the bird lovers this is the best place to be with over 400 species recorded. Horse riding can also be arranged at the nearby farms as well as well as a horticultural tour of the flower farms. Mountain biking through the Hell’s Gate National Park among the wildlife found here and hiking and walking into the Oljorwa gorge for those who have the stamina will be an excellent way to do something different on your safari to break the monotony of game drives.
In Lake Nakuru National Park drive through the brush and the tall yellow acacia trees and be on the lookout for the ever-shy rhinoceros who are in plenty at the park. Drive to the lake for bird watching although due to the dilution of the lake in the recent times they are very few to no flamingos found here anymore but despite the park in an ornithological site and birdwatchers haven with more the 450 species recorded.. Drive up to the baboon cliffs for a bird view of the lake.
In Maasai Mara National Reserve one of the premier parks in the country and the world due to the annual migration of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes from Northern Serengeti in Tanzania across the Mara River to the Maasai Mara from mid-June to end of October each year. The river becomes a killing zone by the crocodiles populating the river at the entry and exit point and on arrival on the rolling savannah grasslands other predators are waiting for them. The big five elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard are in plenty in the park. Take a hot air balloon at sunrise over the reserve for a bird view. Visit a maasai village and in the private conservancies have a night game drive to see the nocturnal animals. Hunt with the Maasai, horse ride and biking available on the private conservancies.
In Mombasa where the old meet the new, visit the fort Jesus, old town and the Akamba craft centre and other places in and around the area. Stay at the beach resorts found in North Coast, Diani, Malindi and Watamu for relaxation at the end or start of your safari. Water sports such as wind and kite surfing, snorkeling, fishing, diving, water boarding, dhow safaris and cruises and many more available to combine fun and relaxation without having to go far from your resort.
In Mount Kenya National Park hike through the thick forest, moorlands and the wetlands or climb the mountain to Point Lenana the second tallest point in Africa after Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain was considered a sacred place by the Kikuyu community who believed their god mwenenyaga resided at the peak. During the fight for independence the Mau Mau warriors led by Dedan Kimathi used to hide in the forest. It home to elephants, buffalos, leopards, bongos, monkeys, different species of bird and many more.
In Nairobi derives its name from a Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi which means “place of cool waters”. This is the capital city of Kenya with a population of 4.4 million people with all the 43 ethics groups in the country represented and foreigners representing all the countries the world. It is also the entry point to the rest of Africa with all major international airlines passing through Jomo Kenya International Airport. While in Nairobi have a city tour of the city centre from the office section to the downtown area with all the busy bus stops and the markets. Also, a visit to the Railway Museum, KICC, parliament, maasai Market, Nairobi Museum, Bomas of Kenya, Mamba Village, Arboretum, Daphne Sheldrake Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe centre and the Karen Museum is worth your while. Do not forget the Nairobi National Park the only park near city in the world.
In Olpejeta Conservancy have a stopover at the equator first. A game drive in the conservancy is a must to see the rhinos who can be found here in large numbers as this is one of their sanctuary in Kenya. The last of the Northern White Rhino is found here. There is a chimpanzee sanctuary located inside the conservancy where entry is free. Other activities available at an extra cost include night game drive, cycling, gym in the wild, dog tracking, bush walks, lion tracking, ranching with the lions, meet the neighbors, junior ranger, ride the wild, run the wild and ride with rhinos.
In Samburu Game reserve be on the look out for the special five which are reticulated giraffe, grevy zebra, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and the Beisa oryx who are only found here. You can also stay at the Shaba Game and the buffalo Spring Reserves and still have access to the Samburu reserve at no extra. Although the reserves are dry most of the year, the Ewaso Nyiro makes the wildlife thrive here from the lumbering elephants with the babies in tow to the tiny dik dik (the smallest antelope in the world) darting in and out of the bushes. A visit to a Samburu village cousin to the Maasai will give you a glimpse to their way of life which has not changed in centuries.
In Tsavo East National Park is famous for the Man Eaters of Tsavo a group of lions attacking and eating the workers during the construction of the Kenya-Uganda rail line in 1898. Nowadays, main attractions are the “red elephants” called so due to them rolling around in the red soil to protect the skin from bugs and flies making the skin appear red. Lions, giraffes, zebras and different of antelopes and birds are found here. Mackinnon falls also found on Galana river cutting through the park. The park is easily accessible from Mombasa island via Voi gate and from Malindi and Watamu through Buchuma Gate.
In Tsavo West National Park the main features are the Mzima Springs crystal clear water gushing out of from the under parched lava rocks, the Shetani Lava flow formed 200years ago, poachers lookout point, Ngulia black rhino sanctuary, First World War Site-East African Campaign, lake Jipe straddling Kenya and Tanzania and the game drives through the park to see the game rich park. Buffalos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hyenas and the ever-elusive wild dogs are abundant here. A safari to the park mostly combined with visit to Amboseli and or Tsavo East and the nearby Taita Hills Sanctuary.