This is the Africa that most people dream about: the birthplace of the safari. Kenya is a land of contrasts, from towering Mount Kenya, to vast savannahs, to breathtaking coastlines. It is unparalleled as the greatest safari destination on Earth. Nowhere else offers the traveler the experience found here, along with the unique culture of its people.
An absolute highlight of any trip to Kenya is the game of each region. The most popular area for discovering the different species here is the southern region, in the Great Rift Valley. Here, one can discover the endless plains of the Masai Mara, as well as a number of conservancies. Popular game to search for on any trip to Kenya includes Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena, Zebra, and hundreds of others.
The popular destinations include Amboseli National Park, with its stunning views of Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro; the world famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve, offering unforgettable vistas and unlimited opportunity for spotting game; the secluded and intimate Samburu National Reserve in the north; Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest freshwater lake, as well as countless others.
Kenya is a unique destination in that it offers the traveler a chance to discover an array of wildlife, and an opportunity to interact with a culture that continues to parallel the traditions of human origin. There are over 40 indigenous tribes found in the country, one of the most prominent being the Masai. Many itineraries to Kenya are highlighted with a day or two of cultural village visits, school visits and/ or boma encounters, which is not only a thrilling experience, but a great opportunity to gain insight into this traditional way of life.
Kenya’s pristine white sandy beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean offer travelers the chance to relax and unwind after a safari. Swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, big game fishing, or lying quietly on your sun bed, Kenya’s coast is the perfect end to every safari.
Overall, Kenya can accurately be described as one of the greatest destinations on the planet. Whatever your interests may be, every traveler will be spoiled with opportunity here.
View an example Kenya itinerary.
Our Kenya Properties
Hemingways Expeditions is the sister company of Hemingways Hotels, who own and operate three completely unique and distinct properties in Kenya, including the new flagship hotel in the Karen area of Nairobi, our new game lodge in the Mara region and the venerable Hemingways Resort in Watamu on the Indian Ocean coast. Combing the heritage of the classic safari experience with fanatical attention to detail, we are thrilled to offer our expanded Hemingways portfolio.
Over the past 55 years, the Hemingways team has hand-picked a few locations across our country that we feel offer the very best of the Kenyan safari experience. Our properties in Watamu, the Maasai Mara and opened in April 2013, Nairobi, all offer a true sense of Kenyan history and safari pedigree which travelers will experience across our Hemingways Property Collection as well as Hemingways Expeditions.