Best Kenya Safari Packages - Itineraries, Cost & More

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Our Guests during safaris in Masai Mara.

Kenya is a dream destination for safari enthusiasts worldwide, sporting stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. But where do you start? This guide cuts through the confusion to bring you a concise roundup of the top Kenya safari packages, tailored to all tastes and budgets. 

Right from the dramatic Great Migration to close encounters with elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, and idyllic beach escapes. Here’s the lowdown on the best times to visit and how to choose a safari that promises an unforgettable adventure.

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Exploring Kenya's Top National Parks and Reserves

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Game-viewing on horseback at Loisaba Lobo Springs

Kenya is renowned for its diverse wildlife, and the national parks offer some of the best opportunities to see these animals in their natural habitats. On game drives across the parks, you can spot the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), big cats, giraffes, wildebeests and other wild animals.

Here are the some of best parks for a Kenya safari tour:

Masai Mara National Reserve

Kenya Holiday safaris to the Masai Mara - Game drives by Little Governors
Spotting lions on a game drive in the Masai Mara

The Masai Mara Game Reserve and surrounding private conservancies stand as a symbol of Kenya’s iconic safari experiences. It’s renowned for its vast savannahs and the annual Great Wildebeest Migration. In addition to Big Five sightings, safari tours to the Maasai Mara are an opportunity to witness the dramatic Mara river crossing of thousands of wildebeest

For the wildebeest migration tour, we recommend planning your visit to Kenya between July and October. Game drives are carried out in a customized pop-up top 4×4 land cruiser jeep or a private safari vehicle.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli Safari Tours Kenya - An elephant in Amboseli National Park
A lone elephant and gorgeous views of Mt Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National Park, nestled at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, offers stunning vistas of Africa’s highest peak and abundant wildlife, including large herds of elephants. The park’s elephants, renowned for some of the largest tusks in Africa, are the main draw, captivating tourists with their grandeur.

However, the park’s allure extends beyond just its elephants. Amboseli National Park offers remarkable views of Mt Kilimanjaro, creating a picturesque setting for observing wild animals and enjoying sunsets filled with a palette of breathtaking hues.

Safari packages to Amboseli National Park often include game drives to spot elephants alongside big cats, giraffes, and other animals against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Wildlife conservation Safari packages in Kenya - Rhino sanctuary at Lake Nakuru National Park
Rhinos grazing in Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its flamingo-filled shores and rhino sanctuary, is a paradise for birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and nature lovers. Besides showcasing stunning vistas of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, it’s also one of Kenya’s most prominent conservation areas, particularly for the protection of the endangered rhino species.

The park was established to provide a haven for these magnificent creatures, along with other wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, warthogs, and lions. Visitors have the opportunity to spot these iconic animals during game drives and guided tours, contributing to awareness and support for rhino conservation initiatives.

Lake Nakuru is one of the best places to see the beautiful flamingos as well as other bird species such as pelicans and African fish eagles. Day trips to Lake Naivasha and Mount Longonot can be arranged

Samburu National Reserve

Off-the-beaten-track safari trips to Kenya - Reticulated giraffes of Samburu Game Reserve
Spotting the Rare Reticulated Giraffes in Samburu Game Reserve

The arid landscapes of Samburu Game Reserve offer a distinctive safari experience. Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River, the reserve is known for its distinctive dry landscape, unique and amazing wildlife as well as a vibrant cultural heritage.

Safari packages to Samburu provide opportunities to encounter rare animals such as Grevy’s zebras, reticulated giraffes, and Somali ostriches, as well as traditional Samburu villages and cultural experiences. The reserve’s prominent feature, Mount Ololokwe, also known as the ‘Sacred Mountain’, adds to the allure of Samburu.

Nairobi National Park

Nairobi National Park, located just a short drive from Kenya’s capital city, offers a unique safari experience within easy reach of urban amenities. Safari packages to Nairobi National Park allow travellers to spot a variety of wildlife, including lions, giraffes, zebras, and rhinos, against the backdrop of Nairobi’s skyline. It’s a fantastic way to start your Kenya tour.

Nearby attractions include the Giraffe Centre where you can interact with the endangered Rothschild Giraffe species as well as the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

Tsavo National Park

Vising Tsavo National Park on Tour safaris in Kenya - Elephants in Tsavo National Park
A herd of elephants at Tsavo River

Tsavo National Park, divided into Tsavo East and Tsavo West national parks, is Kenya’s largest protected area, offering diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife. Tsavo East is characterised by vast open plains, savannah grasslands, and the Yatta Plateau, which is one of the world’s longest lava flows. Its attractions also include the Aruba Dam, which attracts wildlife, and the Mudanda Rock, a natural water catchment area.

Tsavo West National Park features more diverse landscapes, including volcanic hills, rocky outcrops, dense forests, and the scenic Mzima Springs where visitors can watch hippos from an underwater viewing chamber. Tsavo West is also known for its iconic landmarks, including the Chyulu Hills, Shetani Lava Flow, and views of Taita Hills.

Aberdare National Park

Best places to visit with Kenya safari packages - Waterfall at the Aberdare National Park
Stunning waterfalls in Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park, situated in the central highlands of Kenya, is characterised by open moorlands, misty dense tropical forests, mountainous scenery and cascading waters. If you hike up the Le Satima peak, on a clear day, you can see Mount Kenya and even lakes Nakuru and Naivasha.

In addition to viewing wildlife such as elephants, leopards, lions, buffalo, giraffes, elands and warthogs the Aberdare National Park also hosts some rare wildlife species. The seldomly seen black leopard, black serval, as well as the Eastern Bongo find their place here. Guests can enjoy game drives, guided walks, hikes, and trout fishing in the park’s pristine streams and rivers.

Meru National Park

Relaxing Kenya holiday safaris at Meru National Park - Bush dining by Elsa’s Kopje
Sunset, food, and serene landscapes by Elsa’s Kopje in Meru National Park

Meru National Park, located in Kenya’s east, is a hidden gem known for its diverse habitats ranging from open savannahs to lush forests and meandering rivers.

The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, and numerous antelope species. Meru National Park is also known for its healthy population of lesser-known species such as Grevy’s zebras, gerenuks, and reticulated giraffes.

Safari packages to Meru offer opportunities to explore the park’s rich wildlife and visit nearby communities such as the Borana and Meru people.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Big Cat safari packages in Kenya - Game drives in Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Game drives by Ol Pejeta bush house

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, located in the Laikipia region of Kenya, is one of the most renowned wildlife conservation areas in East Africa. Spanning over 90,000 acres, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a sanctuary for rhinos and other Big Five and a variety of other mammals, birds, and reptiles. Ol Pejeta also hosts a chimpanzee sanctuary, providing a safe haven for rescued and orphaned chimpanzees.

Safari packages to Ol Pejeta allow travellers to experience day and night game drives, guided bush walks, and conservation activities such as rhino tracking. Well, plus visits to the chimpanzee sanctuary. In addition to the usual game drive, visitors can enjoy horseback safari, camel rides, and scenic flights.

Tailor-Made Kenya Safari Tours

Creating a safari that aligns with your preferences is a vital aspect of the adventure. Customized Kenya safari tours offer a range of options to accommodate different preferences and budgets. Here are some of the safari packages you can explore

Luxury Kenya Safaris

Luxury Kenya safaris cater to those seeking an exclusive and upscale safari experience with exceptional accommodations, personalized service, and unique adventures. A luxury Kenya safari tour typically includes:

  • Accommodation at luxury tented camps and lodges which offer indulgent experiences
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Fly-camping adventures
  • Fly in safari to remote parks
  • Cultural interactions
  • The opportunity to witness the Wildebeest Migration

Budget Kenya Tours

Affordable safaris, ideal for those on a budget, provide a rich wildlife experience without exorbitant costs. A budget safari generally costs around US\$299 per person per night during off-peak periods. You can economise your trip by:

  • Making advance bookings
  • Staying in budget lodges and tented camps
  • Considering self-drive safari

Family-Friendly Kenya Safaris

Family-friendly Safari trips to Kenya - child-friendly activities by Cottar’s Safari
Kid-friendly activities at 1920s Cottars Safari

Family-friendly safaris in Kenya cater to the needs and interests of travellers of all ages, providing memorable experiences that the whole family can enjoy together. Here are some key aspects of family-friendly safaris in Kenya. They may include

  • Accommodation at family-friendly safari lodges and tented camps with child-friendly amenities such as swimming pools, play areas, and babysitting services
  • Activities suitable for all ages, ensuring that everyone in the family can participate and enjoy themselves.
  • Family-friendly safari guides are experienced in working with children and engaging them in the safari experience
  • Family-friendly safaris offer flexible itineraries that take into account the needs and preferences of families with children

Unique Safari Experiences in Kenya

In addition to the traditional game drive across a park’s terrain, Kenya safari tours offer a wealth of unique. Walking safaris, boat safaris, and cultural encounters with local communities provide a fresh perspective on Kenya’s wildlife and cultural richness.

Walking Safaris

This type of safari enables closer interaction with nature and wildlife, offering a unique perspective on the ecosystem and is regarded as a more sustainable and environmentally beneficial approach. During a walking safari, you can observe a diverse range of wildlife such as elephants, and zebras in their natural environment. On a walk with professional local guides, it’s important to heed their instructions and follow established guidelines.

Boat Safari

Boating safaris offer a unique perspective on Kenya’s wildlife and landscapes, allowing visitors to explore its diverse ecosystems from the water. Several national parks and reserves offer water safari experiences that provide a refreshing change of pace and unforgettable encounters with wildlife. You can enjoy a boating safari at the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, and Lake Turkana in Kenya’s Northern frontier.

Cultural Encounters

Cultural encounters, particularly interactions with local communities like the Samburu pastoralists, enrich the Kenyan safari experience. Tourists can partake in a range of cultural activities such as:

  • Engaging in traditional dances
  • Gaining insights into the nomadic lifestyle
  • Observing the customs and rituals, beadwork, and vibrant attire
  • Exploring a traditional village
  • Trying your hand a local beadwork and other crafts
  • Interacting with the Maasai, Samburu, and other communities

Combining Kenya with Neighboring Destinations

Pairing Kenya with neighbouring destinations such as Tanzania and Zanzibar allows travellers to explore a wider range of landscapes, wildlife, and cultures. Your East African safari can combine a visit to the Masai Mara National Reserve with a stay in the Serengeti National Park to follow the wildebeest migration travel patterns. Better yet you can mix a bush safari tour of the Masai Mara with a beachside stay in Zanzibar National Park. Mountain climbing enthusiasts can schedule their visit to Amboseli National Park with a Mt Kilimanjaro climbing expedition.


Kenya’s diverse safari packages offer travellers a myriad of opportunities to explore the country’s natural wonders. Whether you’re seeking a luxury safari, a budget-friendly adventure, or a family-friendly journey, Kenya offers a plethora of options to suit your needs. Talk to us today and embark on your Kenya safari and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Best Month To Go on an African Safari?

The best month to go on an African safari is between June and October. During this (dry) season temperatures are cooler and animals are more easily spotted searching for water sources. This is also the time for the iconic wildebeest migration.

How Many Days Is Good for Safari in Kenya?

A 5-day safari in Kenya is a good choice, allowing you to visit Maasai Mara for four days and spend another day at Lake Nakuru Park. You can also combine a 2-day stay at Amboseli National Park with a beach vacation at the Diani beach.

What Are the Best National Parks and Reserves in Kenya for a Wildlife Adventure?

The best national parks and reserves to visit are Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and Samburu Game Reserve.