Northern Kenya Adventure Safari
For a return safari-visitor or an adventure-hungry first-timer, this active exploration of northern Kenya sees guests hike, bike, ride, fish and even fly.
One of the greatest East Africa safari destinations, Kenya is renowned for its brightly coloured tribes and soaring savannahs, home to the great migration of wildebeests and Africa’s 'Big Five'.
Perfect for romantic getaways, honeymoons or even luxury family safaris, Kenya offers world-class wildlife adventure, safari experiences on private reserves, and and some of the most luxurious lodges and safari camps on the continent.
A Kenyan safari offers striking contrasts, with snow-capped mountains bordering vast deserts, jungle-rimmed coastlines spilling out onto the sparkling ocean, ancient plunging valleys and thundering waterfalls, and lush forests giving way to harsh plains.
The diverse range of landscapes hold some of the world’s most eclectic and abundant wildlife, with the opportunity to venture out on game drives to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’, including lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.
The country is also home to scores of baboons, giraffes and flamingos, endangered species such as the black rhino, and millions of thundering zebras and wildebeest that you can observe on a thrilling migration safari.
Kenya is a haven for wildlife, with an incredibly successful network of national parks, wildlife reserves and conservation initiatives, making it possible to witness these magnificent species in their natural habitats. Wayfairer has partnered with world leaders in conservation, to ensure your trip is not only unforgettable but also benefits all the communities visited.
Walk through the Sera Community Conservancy in search of protected rhinos, within the undiscovered northern frontier near Samburu National Park and Nakuru National Park.
Explore the Masai Mara National Reserve with Maasai warriors as responsible guides, who are experts in local conservation.
Follow the great migration over the border into the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, or head further inland to the rich Laikipia plateau region, with rocks frequently topped by prides of lions or a lazy leopard relaxing in the afternoon sun.
Witness a brilliant Kenyan sunset, with the iconic image of a lone acacia tree silhouetted against the sizzling golden horizon. Complete your Kenya safari tour with a trip to the laidback Kenyan coast - the perfect pinnacle of any honeymoon or luxury safari to Kenya.
The beaches offer great snorkeling and diving excursions, unadulterated beach time, or for those looking for even more wildlife, the undiscovered coastal forest of Shima Hills National Reserve awaits. Kenya is the true ‘Out Of Africa’ experience.
Wayfairer’s range of luxury Kenya itineraries are designed to suit a range of different travellers and holiday types, and can be customised to create your perfect Kenya holiday. Our Luxury Kenya Safari Holiday will take you to outstanding games reserves from Samburu to the Masai Mara, while our Off the Beaten Track Kenya holiday offers unique experiences in the beautiful and remote area of Laikipia, with a camel safari and rhino tracking.
Combine your wildlife safari with fantastic snorkelling and diving on the stunning Kenyan beaches, with our Kenya Safari and Beach Holiday. Venture further afield to the pristine shores of tropical Zanzibar with our romantic Kenya and Zanzibar Honeymoon or the lavish Luxury Kenya and Zanzibar Holiday.
Kenya has a great climate for most of the year - warm temperatures and blue skies, with a cooling coastal breeze sweeping over from the Indian Ocean. During March to May, heavy rains turn the usually dry land into a lush, green paradise. And if the rains are late in March, incredible amounts of wildlife congregate around watering holes.
Kenya is home to the Great Migration of wildebeest between July to October. The coast of Kenya has a rainy season in April, May and June, with most resorts and businesses closing. The beaches are best between August and October, with December and January being high season.
Our local on the ground guides will show you the secret spots to see wildlife in Africa’s most well known reserves, from Samburu to the Masai Mara. Explore the National Reserve, and see the Big Five from the air in a hot air balloon. Head North to the Samburu Reserve and experience the colourful Samburu culture. Tick off the ‘Samburu 5’ and sleep on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River.
Continue into the wilderness in the breathtakingly beautiful area of Laikipia, while meeting conservationists working towards responsible tourism and preservation of the African bush. Walk through the plateau with camels to your tented camp and have dinner under the millions of stars visible in the region. Roam the spectacular lakes of the Great Rift Valley, an iconic feature on Kenya's dramatic landscape, and end your luxury Kenya holiday on a blissful note, with a trip to Kenya's stunning southern beaches.
Enhance your Kenya safari trip by staying in the best luxury safari lodges, experiencing impeccable services and unrivalled local knowledge. Sharing your breakfast with giraffes is an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike, and our exclusive boutique hotel Giraffe Manor has large windows that welcome the long-necked animals every morning. The intimate Laikipia Wilderness bush camp has just five tents in the middle of the outback and offers guests a truly immersive experience in the bush. Enjoy dinner around the campfire and wake up to the sounds of nature and stunning views of Mount Kenya. Saruni Rhino is a luxury eco-tent offering a thrilling walking safari where you can track rhinos, and they also contribute to the protection of these incredible creatures.