There are few places in the world that have the incredibly varying landscapes that Kenya has, which is what makes this small, yet breathtaking country such a magical place to visit. The range in temperatures, habitats and geography are the reason this country is home to so many different species of rare wildlife, many of which can be only be found in the grassy plains, rain forests and wooded savannas of Kenya. But it’s not just the wildlife that captivates you when you’re visiting; the incredibly rich culture, amazing food and humble and passionate people pull you in with an almost magnetic pull.
Kenya offers such a wide range of services and destinations to her visitors, that it is hard to discern what will work best. That’s where we come in! We draw from our deep connections in Kenya to keep you away from the crowds
In iconic locations like the prolific plains of the Masai Mara and the salt pans dotted with elephant herds in Amboseli, we deliver an experience that will steal your soul and have you yearning for more. Choose between an overland safari, a flying safari or a combination of both—we make helpful suggestions for both your style and budget. Small groups, families and avid walkers will be thrilled with the many private homes and intimate camps available for exclusive use. Horseback and walking safaris are some of the best on the continent in stunning wilderness areas like Chyulu Hills near Amboseli or the Laikipia Plateau in central Kenya. Relish in finding your own private Kenya with the right combination of activities and diverse destinations.
A diverse geography means a variable climate across the country but Kenya is considered a year-round destination for both safaris and beach holidays.
Most Kenya safari destinations are at their best between January and the end of March; the climate is mild, mostly dry and game viewing is at its peak. Naturally, this time is considered the best time to go to Kenya on safari but a rainy season visit – between mid-March to June and again between October and December – is well worth considering in order to avoid the peak-season crowds and to take advantage of cheaper, off-season rates on accommodation and tours.
If however it’s a case of choosing when to go to Kenya for the Masai Mara wildebeest migration, then go between mid-August and late October when the herds have returned from their months in Tanzania’s Serengeti.
The best time to visit Kenya beach destinations is a moot point: Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast is hot and humid all year round and rain can fall at any time. We would however recommend avoiding the coast during the mid-March to late May season when temperatures and rainfall are at their highest.
A number of international airlines fly directly within East Africa among them British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad, Kenya Airways, Qatar, KLM, Uganda Airways South African Airlines and Turkish Airlines. Most major towns have an airstrip as do most National Parks and Game Reserves. There are regular scheduled flights between most airstrips, and there are reputable charter operations as well
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What are the visa requirements for East African Countries?
Kenya single entry visa costs US $50 per person. All visitors to Kenya will be required to apply and pay for the visa online. Please remember that the visa process may take one full week. Kenya Embassy
East African Tourist Visa:
If you are planning to travel to East Africa and travel to the East Africa countries (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania) it is recommendable to request for the East African Tourist Visa. This special East Africa tourist visa costs US $100 per person and allows 90 days multiple entry to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.
How to obtain the East African Tourist Visa.
Applications for the East Africa Tourist visa is at any of the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Uganda and Republic of Tanzania at the Immigration Offices of the respective countries or online where applicable.
- Uganda and Kenya: upon arrival at the airport and can be paid directly in cash and find information on the visa application process on the consular section of your local Kenya embassy’s website.
- Rwanda: online via the Rwanda Immigration website. Similar to the application for the single entry visa but make sure to select the East African Tourist Visa.
- Tanzania has recently joined though information on how to apply for this visa is yet to be confirmed.
Within East Africa, accommodations ranges are budget, midrange, and luxury/top end facilities. These consist of Guest Houses, Motels, Dormitories, camping grounds, Hostels, Hotels, Lodges, Luxury Tented Camps, Fly in Camps, Cottages /Cabins. During your itinerary designing, we always advise accordingly with descriptions of the facilities and do aim for comfort, cleanliness, safety, and a good location.
Rooming and Single Room Supplements (SRS)
Within the national parks, most of rooms are twin bedded rooms despite the fact that the rooms may be booked as single rooms as well. There is supplement to book a single room. If you are travelling as a family, most facilities lack family settings however some do arrange triple rooms from time to time what is normally called Extra Bed Supplement – a twin bedded room with an additional bed
Most of the lodges around and in the national parks offer rates inclusive of meals (Full Board) however you may request for a bed and breakfast option to get advice accordingly. Children rates are offered between 2 -12 years –usually 50% off adult rate though this has to be reconfirmed.
Meals range from local cuisine to intercontinental cuisines
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What our travelers say…
Everything was perfect. We were a family of 5 adults -three adult children and parents and we all loved every minute of our trip. Of course the two trips to the gorillas was quite truly a once off unforgettable 2 hours in ours lives. We simply could not fault the operators organisation and wonderful choices of accomodation and planning and choosing Justinn as our kind and considerate guide. 5 stars for everything for the 5 of us We shall all never forget this incredible experience.
Simply incredible! So happy that for my first trip to Africa I chose Uganda. My only regret is that I didn’t book a longer trip (we had 13 days) so that we could have had time to immerse ourselves in the culture a bit more.
You guys exceeded my expectations. The trip was a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life. Thank you.
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