Safari Destinations in Kenya

Kenyan safari parks are a thrill and experientially apart. You ought not to miss. The magical Kenya’s epic tourist destinations should be a must visit for you before the end of this year.

Are you intending to have a safari to East Africa particularly to the magical Kenya? Take a look at what we compiled. Good and keenly selected tourist destinations to visit.

You can freely identify your own list and inform us on what to allocate time in the itinerary, surely we shall do as you wish.

Best of Kenya Attraction Sites.

Wildlife Migration, Maasai Mara.

Millions of Wildebeests feeding in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Game drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Game drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve

This is home to one of the highest concentration of wildlife on planet earth. It is well-endowed with rolling savannah and studded with flat-topped acacia trees.

The best and fantastic time to visit is from July to October when Maasai Mara’s plains and rivers are flooded with wildebeests in millions, strongly on their great migration along with herds of zebras and gazelles.

Trailing this walking buffet are lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and crocodiles. If you intend to visit only one destination in Kenya, let that destination be Maasai Mara. Contact Jewel Safaris team for that arrangement.

Elephants of Amboseli National Park.

Have you ever thought of any better place in the world to watch elephants than Amboseli National Park? Well, tourists who have travelled to most well-endowed destinations world over can testify that there is no better place than Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli National Park Kenya

Amboseli National Park Kenya

Amboseli National Park is found in the southern part of Kenya, and harbouring the highest concentration of elephants in the world, therefore presenting greater chances for viewing of wildlife. A big part of the appeal is the setting of Africa’s highest mountain, the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro with its backdrop seemingly giving every photo an awesome look.

Amboseli was spared the worst of Kenya’s poaching crisis and these elephants are remarkably tolerant of humans (allowing you to get really close). And their tusks are among the biggest in Kenya. It’s also an excellent place to see lions and cheetahs.

Best tourist destinations in Kenya

Wandering Lamu Backstreets

It is neither a nature or community walk but this can also be explored on foot. Lamu is surely the most expressive destination on the Kenyan coast.

With no cars around, the best way to get to know this graceful town is by wandering its backstreets, admiring the old Swahili doors, peeking into hidden courtyards bursting with unexpected colours, slipping into an easy chair and sipping on a fruit juice.

Do all these and the backstreets of Lamu will become a place you will forever remember.

Hiking Mt. Kenya

Hiking moments on Mt. Kenya

Situated in the middle of Kenya and occupying a special place in the hearts of the Kikuyu people, Mountain Kenya is Kenya’s highest mountain and the second highest in the African continent.

When it comes to Kenyan safari parks, this is the kind of place anyone could admire from afar. Climbing to its top requires four days of determination, perseverance, enthusiasm and capability, wearing several layers of warm clothing.

When you reach to the top and stand at its frozen summit at Point Lenana, you will be glad you weren’t discouraged by the strenuous hike. Just a few meters from the equator, but a whole world away from the other African safari experiences. 

Where to go on your Kenyan safari.

Kakamega Forest

Paths in the forest offering a rare opportunity taking you through ancient forests full of astonishing attractions. Kakamega forest is home to dozens of species of wildlife, birds and several others. Amongst many of Kenya safari parks, the forest has 330 bird species, 400 butterfly species and seven different primate species.

Like all rain forests, the trees themselves here are the chief attraction, they gloom and you will stumble upon the botanical equivalent of beauty and the beast: delicate orchids and parasitic figs that strangle their hosts as they climb towards the light. Contact Jewel safaris today.

Nairobi

Nairobi National Park Kenya

Nairobi National Park Kenya

You will stare at captivating wonders of Nairobi city . The only historical record-holding city world-over boasting of a national park and harbouring three of the Big Five like lions, leopards and several other members present with the sight of the city skyscrapers.

The park may have its detraction, one of Africa’s smallest parks which is almost completely encircled by human settlements but this is an important refuge for the endangered black rhino (more than 50), all the three big cats and abundant birdlife.

There’s also an elephant orphanage, a nearby breeding centre for the Rothschild’s giraffe, great restaurants and numerous opportunities. You can have the best of Nairobi city when you ask us to include the Nairobi city tour on your safari.

Kenya safari parks

Lions at Tsavo National Park

African Elephants in Tsavo West National Park

African Elephants in Tsavo West National Park

Tsavo West National Park a wilderness experience par excellence. A vast and dramatic landscape where wildlife lurks in the undergrowth.  Home to all of Africa’s charismatic mega fauna/animals, including rhinos, but it’s the cats constituted of leopards, lions and cheetahs who bring life to ecosystem here.

Against a backdrop of red soils, volcanic outcrops and sweeping savannah plains, these lions of legend (it was here that the legendary man-eaters of Tsavo once roamed) laze about in the shade, waiting for the right moment to pounce.

Hell’s Gate National Park.

Mountain Biking in Hell’s Gate National Park 

Hell’s Gate National Park is one of Kenya’s safari parks filled with Africa’s mega fauna, spotted at the safety of your vehicle and quite another to do so on foot or on a bicycle.

The Hell’s Gate National Park is a dramatic volcanic landscape of red cliffs, otherworldly rocky outcrops and deep canyons in Kenya’s Rift Valley – may lack predators, but experiencing the African wild at close quarters certainly gives most people frisson.

The landscape of Hell’s Gate heightens the senses, bringing alive the African wild like no other National Park in Kenya.

African Safari to Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park

lesser flamingos on lake Nakuru Kenya

lesser flamingos on lake Nakuru Kenya

This world-class national park with strong echoes of Out of Africa is dominated by one of the Rift Valley’s most beautiful lakes. The waters are lined on one side by an abrupt escarpment and the shoreline is at times given colour and texture by massed bird-life.

Lake Nakuru is one of Kenya’s safari parks and is a wildlife haven for land-borne mammals, tree-climbing lions, leopards, the highly endangered Rothschild’s giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, various primate species and some of Kenya’s most easily spotted rhinos

Lake Turkana

Amid the deserts and horizon less tracts that characterize so much of Kenya’s north, Lake Turkana glitters like a jade-and-turquoise mirage.

Rising from its waters is Teleki, one of the world’s most perfectly shaped volcanic cones. Its shores are dotted with dusty and utterly intriguing villages, such as Loyangalani. 

This place is home to the beguiling mix of traditional peoples-like Turkana, Samburu, Gabbra, and El-Molo who highly value this isolated corner of Africa. And there are lots of crocodiles here too. 

Kenya safari tours destinations.

Kisite Marine National Park

Hiding away like a secret jewel is the laid-back isle of Wasini, close to the border of Tanzania consisting of the untapped fun-sharing tourism destination known as the Kisite Marine National Park.

Kisite Marine National Park

Kisite Marine National Park

You can sail to the park from Diani Beach or Shimoni like an Omani sultan in a magnificent dhow, and dive overboard to snorkel in the stunning Kisite Marine National Park which fringes the island or walk the footpaths to the near-forgotten village of Mkwiro which is the perfect spot to be engulfed by Swahili culture.

Mt. Longonot

Mount Longonot not only has the near-perfect shape we imagine all volcanoes to have, it’s also the most accessible of Kenya’s Rift Valley climbs. Unlike the more famous Mt Kenya ascent, the climb to the crater rim is more of a strenuous 90-minute hike than a serious expedition; even the climb, circumnavigation and descent can be accomplished in four hours.

The rewards are glorious Rift Valley views (including overlooking Hell’s Gate National Park) and a bird’s-eye view down to the lost forests of the crater floor. Would you like to try this with our Jewel Safaris team? Don’t hesitate to contact us today for an itinerary and quotation.

Laikipia Plateau

In the shadow of Mt Kenya, this plateau hosts a network of conservancies and private wildlife reserves. It is both beautiful and one of the most exciting stories in African conservation.

Laikipia Plateau

Laikipia Plateau

At the forefront of efforts to save endangered species such as lions, African wild dogs, Grevy’s zebras and black rhinos, the plateau’s ranches offer an enticing combination of high-end lodge accommodation, big horizons and charismatic mega fauna.

Best of all, this is a more intimate experience than your average national park, with scarcely another vehicle in sight.

Safari holidays in Kenya-East Africa 

Meru National Park

Game drive in Meru National Park

One of Kenya’s underrated safari parks, Meru is a beguiling mix of iconic African landscapes characterized by fertile hills, riverine forests, baobabs and doum palms and a fine range of fauna that consists of black and white rhinos, elephants, lions and zebras.

Meru is also where the lion legends of George Adamson’s Born Free came into being. But above all else, Meru is the safari destination as it used to be, with unusually quiet trails and the thrill of stumbling upon wildlife when you least expect it.

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu does not enjoy the fame of other Kenyan safari parks. This stunning arid landscape of Kenya’s soulful north is given life by the Ewaso Ng’iro River, whose palm-fringed banks are as beautiful as any waterway in inland Kenya.

Game drive in Samburu National Reserve

Game drive in Samburu National Reserve

Wildlife too, is drawn to the river and its hinterland, the rugged terrain swarming with elephants, lions and leopards, but also some signature northern species, such as the Blue-legged Somali ostrich and the endangered Grevy’s zebra.

Watamu Beach

Lazing moments at Watamu beach

Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast is one of Africa’s prettiest shores and Watamu is one of its prettiest beaches. Sitting roughly halfway between Mombasa and Lamu, it’s a fine base for exploring the Kenyan coast with its long stretches of white sand, translucent waters and coves sheltered by palm trees.

Plenty of water sports (from fishing to windsurfing), traces of the coast’s African heritage and a healthy dose of hakuna matata add up to one of those places you’ll never want to leave.

Aberdare Ranges.

Aberdare Ranges

Aberdare Ranges

Rising up from the eastern edge of the Rift Valley is the verdant Aberdare ranges. This is one of the magically awesome and thrilling destinations in Kenya

There’s abundant wildlife and is pretty unusual from high-altitude elephants and rhinos to the rare mountain bongos and black leopards.

Above all, it is well-endowed with sprawling farms, dense forests and walking trails that pass through various flora close to the equator. For mountain hiking, it’s a fine alternative to the busier trails of the nearby Mt. Kenya.

Mt. Elgon

Mt. Elgon’s sparkling beauty 

Feel like being in two countries without visa? Then Mt. Elgon National Park presents that opportunity to be in-between Uganda and Kenya. Far enough away from well-trammelled tourist trails to feel like an adventure. 

Mt. Elgon with its five summits ranging from 4161m to 4321m, encompasses an astonishing range of landscapes. Hiking trails climb through rainforests to bamboo jungles before traversing alpine moorland with all its weird-and-wonderful flora.

The park is rich in bird life, the odd primate species (black-and-white colobus, as well as blue and de Brazza’s monkeys), the opportunity to look out over two countries and the chance to climb without a guide are other selling points.

The above mentioned Kenya safari parks and tourism destinations are not all but the best and frequently visited by the biggest percentage of clients of Jewel Safaris. You can also be part of the team going with us in the forth-coming safari by contacting Jewel Safaris. Get the safari started already by initiating contact with us.

Kenya Safari Packages

2 Days Tsavo East National Park Safari

3 Days Tsavo East & Amboseli Safari Kenya

3 Day Masai Mara Safaris – Maasai Mara National Reserve

3 Day Samburu Safaris – Samburu National Reserve

4 Day Kenya Safari Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru

6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya

7 Day Kenya Safari – Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Ambosele National Park

8 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare, Samburu, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara

12 Days Best of Kenya and Tanzania Safari