Guide to Planning a Safari in Kenya

Guide to Planning a Safari in Kenya : Kenya is one of the most magical places to visit on Earth. It has a lot of animals and a beautiful scenery. It’s also a great place to go on your first safari, since you can choose from many companies and camps. Don’t know where to begin? Here’s an account of how to get to Kenya, where to stay, and what to bring with you.

How to Get There.

If you are coming from North America, you are in for a long day of travel. Even direct flights from places like New York to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, take close to 14 hours. Qatar’s Q Suites are the most comfy way to get to Kenya if you can use points or spend a lot on a business class ticket. The rooms give you privacy with a real door, a variety of food options, and beds, so you’ll be ready to go when you get to Kenya. If your flight goes through Doha, you can use the business class area to take a shower and eat anything from croissants to sushi made to order.

When you get to Nairobi, you’ll have to take a smaller flight to get to the “park.” Most likely, you’ll fly Safari link or Kenya Air, and the flight is usually less than an hour. Because the planes are small, you will feel the movement of the plane more.

Where to Visit. 

Masai Mara National Reserve.

 Masai Mara is the most well-known place to go on safari in Kenya, and it has 583 square miles to explore. The Big Five, which are lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos, are very likely to be seen here. Maasai Mara National Reserve is also known for the Great Migration, when more than 2 million zebras, wildebeest, and cattle move across the Mara River and the area around it. This natural event happens from June to October, which is a very common time to see it. In addition to animals on land, you can also see animals in the water. Hippos, which are the most dangerous mammals on Earth, and huge alligators can be seen in the water.

Enaidura Luxury Camp is a simple camp that gives visitors a real look at wildlife. This classic luxury safari camp has only eight tents and has no fixed buildings, so it doesn’t have much of an effect on the environment. This is a great place to stay if you want to spend as much time as possible outside watching animals in the Masai Mara, which is one of the most popular places to go. Rajay Singh, the CEO of Safari Trails and Enaidura Luxury Camp, says that all of the guides at Enaidura Camp are focused on being on safari. “Most guests stay out all day, and we don’t rush them back to camp for meals. Instead, we send out a cook with our food truck and serve them breakfast or lunch in the bush. So, they won’t miss good views and will have enough time to study how wildlife acts.”

The Elewana Sand River Masai Mara is another great place to stay. It is close to the border with Tanzania. The property has 15 tent rooms and one family tent, all of which look out over the Mara River and have their own eating and outdoor areas where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. After an early morning tour, you can relax at the property’s lush pool area, which looks out over the river bank. Safaris start early (between 4 and 6 am), so you may need a little rest before your trip in the afternoon.


Laikipia is a region in northern Kenya that doesn’t get as many tourists as the more famous Mara, but it’s just as interesting to visit on a safari. This area starts at the top of Mount Kenya and has rolling hills and thick bushes, making it a great place to see wildlife if you move slowly and quietly. There are also animals that only live in this area, like the reticulated giraffe, the wild dog, the Grévy’s zebra, and the sitatunga antelope. Since half of Kenya’s black rhinos live in Laikipia, it is also the best place to see them.

Guide to Planning a Safari in Kenya
laikipia Plateau

The view from Elewana Loisaba Lodo Springs will make you gasp for air, and the site shows how high up Laikipia is. The large tent rooms have a mix of African and European design elements, and the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors make it easy to feel the breeze on a sunny day.


Nairobi is a very busy city, and it’s interesting that you can go on Kenya safari in the city itself if you haven’t had enough safaris so far on your trip. Giraffe Manor is a famous place to go because you can get close to these giant animals with long necks. If you’ve seen enough animals and want to learn about design and food, you should go to Eden Nairobi. Eden Nairobi used to be a house, but now it is a hotel, a private gallery, and the designer and owner Anna Trzebinski’s workshop. Each of the nine rooms is decorated in a different way and has beautiful African art and ceramics on the walls. The Deck is where you can eat and drink at Eden Nairobi. It looks out over a small pong and has a colorful, varied vibe. Even though you won’t see any of the “Big Five” animals, you might see a peacock dancing around the land.

What to Wear.

 Despite what most people think, you don’t need to buy a whole new outfit for safari. In fact, you don’t even need to wear neutral colors if you don’t plan to walk on a trek. People often think that if you’re going on adventure in a vehicle, you can wear any color you want. Camo print is the only thing you might not want to wear. Camouflage patterns are linked with the military in Africa, so tourists shouldn’t wear them.

The most important thing to remember when packing for safari is to bring layers. In the morning, it can be cool and you may need trousers and a jacket, but during the day, it can get very hot. This Uniqlo Ultra-Light Down is the perfect partner. It keeps you warm enough before the sun comes up, is very light, and comes in a neatly folded bag. You should also bring good sunglasses, a hat, and some better clothes to wear to dinner. And you should put on sunscreen before you leave your room. When you’re sitting in a safari car, the sun can hit your body from places you don’t expect, like just your left arm. You don’t want to get a sunburn before you realise it.

Also, many of the smaller planes in Kenya have weight limits and only let you bring duffel bags, not hardsides, so you’ll want to pack wisely. Kenya is a great place for people who have never been on a safari before. It has a wide range of landscapes and animals, as well as a busy main city.

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