When it comes to booking fantastic Kenya safari holidays, Ubon Safari should be your number one choice. We can take you around Kenya and explore its culture, heritage and attractions. On top of this, we will make that your time in Kenya is magical!

Kenya is a country in East Africa and Tanzania as its neighbour. Straddling the equator and stretching from the Indian Ocean’s coral reefs and white sandy beaches to the colossal spread of the Great Rift Valley, Kenya is a country of huge variety and exceptional beauty. Its lush grasslands, riverine forests, high plains and moorlands, mountain slopes and semi deserts make touring our luxury safari holidays in Kenya spectacular!

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and second highest in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. The two main cities in Kenya are Nairobi and Mombasa. Nairobi is the capital of the country and the largest city. Mombasa is the oldest and second largest city in Kenya.

Our Kenya safari holidays has never been better because Kenya has some of the world’s best game reserves where you can see the finest African flora and fauna.

Kenya’s famous Masai Mara game reserve lies in the southwest of the country

Amboseli National Park is in the Southeast located near the Tanzanian border. It offers spectacular views of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest longstanding mountain in Africa).

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Samburu National Park are located in the central part of northern Kenya. The parks are famous for its lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and buffaloes.

When booking Kenya safari holidays to watch migrations, they are best done months in advance due to high demands and limited lodging in the Mara. Migration is during August and September. Also, Kenya is a fantastic destination for beach holidays with several located along the coastal regions.

You can visit Kenya all year round. The best time is during the dry season which is from June to October. You can visit parks from January to February.

 

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CAPITAL CITY: NAIROBI
AIRPORT: JOMO KENYATTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT /
MOI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
CURRENCY: KENYA SHILLING (KSH)
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH AND KISWAHILI
VOLTAGE: 240V/50Hz BRITISH 3-PIN Plug

Go to our Visa page to find out whether you need a visa to enter Kenya http://thetravelvisacompany.co.uk/ubonsafari/kenya/
Find out more about Kenya on the largest travel guidebook online
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/kenya or the Wikitravel Guide http://wikitravel.org/en/Kenya

BEST TIMES:

JANUARY TO FEBRUARY AND JUNE TO OCTOBER
HIGH SEASON – JANUARY, FEBRUARY, JULY TO NOVEMBER
LOW SEASON – MARCH TO MAY (SOME LODGES ARE CLOSED)

BEST WEATHER:

JUNE – OCTOBER
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A VISA
AUSTRALIA – YES / EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – YES / UNITED KINGDOM – YES / USA – YES Please enquire with the Kenyan Embassy in your country of Residence as we recommend you get you visa before you before you travel.

TIPPING
It is not mandatory to tip however we do recommend you to tip in Restaurants, Bars something that would suit you. For Drivers, Guides and Porters we recommend a minimum of USD 5 per person per day.

INTERNET ACCESS
Most places have WIFI / internet, however in camps and lodges you may be limited to some specified areas, in camping safaris thereis no internet.

MOBILE PHONE ACCESS
Most of the locations in Kenya have great mobile coverage especially in cities and towns. There’s limited access in some of the rural areas. A local sim would be easily available for purchase.

WHAT ARE THE TOILETS LIKE?
Western style Toilets are available in most hotels, lodges and camps. Some areas may have squat toilets.

DRINKING WATER
Drinking tap water is not recommended. Mineral water is always available.

ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED?
Please inform your Bank before you travel to ensure you will not have problems using your cards. Credit card facilities are available in western restaurants and hotels but not local shops.

ATMS:
ATMs are available in major cities and towns.

DO I NEED A TRAVEL INSURANCE?
It is mandatory you should have Health / Travel Insurance

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Please see http://www.worldtravelguide.net/kenya/public-holidays

ELECTRICITY / PLUGS:
Electricity in Kenya has 240V and 3 Pin flat plugs although some new hotels are now having round pin plugs so carry your travel plug.

DOES KENYA HAVE MALARIA:
Yes, visit your GP before you travel for your vaccinations and Malaria pills.

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Dress respectfully, shoulders to knees should be covered especially in when entering places of worship.
  • Respect local traditions, customs and religions
  • Please do not buy coral, ivory or any animal products
  • Dispose of litter appropriately in bins
  • Do not throw cigarette butts especially in the parks as it may cause fire and destroy wildlife and habitats.
  • Don’t be afraid to learn the local language and smile.
  • Please support the local shops and people
  • When taking photos of people please ask permission
  • Be careful on coastal areas with no topless sunbathing and please cover up when moving off the beach.
  • All national parks have a no off road rule.
  • When near wildlife please keep noise down as it would disturb them.
  • No sudden movements near wildlife.
  • Do not wear contact lenses.

If you would like to book luxury Kenya safari holidays, make sure to talk to Ubon Safari by calling them on +44 203 198 0484 and one of their helpful team members will be more than happy to make the arrangements with you to provide a luxury safari holiday in African.

KENYA PARKS

Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Best time to visit:
January to February and June to September – Dry season – Good for game viewing
October to January – Good for bird watching
April to May and November to December – Rainy season – Avoid theses months
The Maasai Mara is a Game reserve that lies in the Great Rift Valley, which is a fault line some 3,500 miles (5,600km) long, from Ethiopia’s Red Sea through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and into Mozambique.
Covering an area of 583 square kilometres, the Maasai Mara is located in the southwest of Kenya making it part of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem on the northern most section of the ecosystem.
Gloriously beautiful, the Maasai Mara is a wildlife-rich savannah landscape, where traditionally dressed Maasai pastoralists herd their cattle and goats.
Here the valley is wide and a towering escarpment can be seen in the hazy distance. Most of the game viewing activities occurs on the valley floor, but some lodges conduct walking tours outside the park boundaries in the hills of the Oloololo Escarpment. The animals are also at liberty to move outside the park into huge areas known as ‘dispersal areas’. There can be as much wildlife roaming outside the park as inside. Many Masai villages are located in the ‘dispersal areas’ and they have, over centuries, developed a synergetic relationship with the wildlife.
The land of Big Cat Diary and Disney’s African Cats and location of one of the natural wonders of the world, the Great Migration, the Maasai Mara is at the top of most people’s wish lists on a Kenya safari holiday.
Best time to visit:
December to March – Pleasant weather – Good for game viewing
June to October – Dry season – Good for game viewing
April to May – Wet season – Good scenery, bird watching and plenty of wildlife
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy also known as Lewa Downs, is located in the northern Kenya. Covering an area of over 250 square kilometres, the conservancy was formed in 1995. Once only a cattle ranch, then a guarded black Rhino sanctuary, Lewa is now a wildlife conservancy with worldwide recognition.
The conservancy is a home to the endangered black rhinos, zebras, sitatungas or marshbuck, lions, leopards, elephants and cape buffaloes.

Best time to visit:
June to October – Dry season – Good for game viewing
November to May – Wet season – Good scenery, bird watching and plenty of wildlife

The Samburu National Reserve is a game reserve in northern Kenya inside the Samburu County, covering an area of 165 square kilometres. It is situated on the banks of Ewaso Ng’iro River in Kenya, 350 kilometres from Nairobi.
The Ewaso Ng’iro River rises on the west side of Mount Kenya and flows north then east and finally southeast passing through Somalia joining the Jubba River.
On the other side of the river is Buffalo Springs National Reserve.
Samburu County is a county in the northern Kenya, covering an area of approximately 21,000 square kilometres. This is a homeland to the Samburu and Turkana tribes. The Samburu tribe are related to but are distinct from the Maasai tribe.
The reserve is famous for the Lioness, Elsa who was raised here by George and Joy Adamson.
The reserve is a home to a wide variety of animals and birds including Masai Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Olive Baboon, Grant’s gazelle, Impala and waterbuck.
Over 350 species of birds found in the reserve include the sunbirds, tawny eagle, bee-eater, northern red-billed hornbill, marabou stork, grey-headed kingfisher, secretary bird, superb starling and various vultures.
Best time to visit:
December to March – Pleasant weather – Good for game viewing
June to October – Dry season – Good for game viewing
April to May – Wet season – Good scenery, bird watching and plenty of wildlife
Located in Kenya between Nairobi and Mombasa, Tsavo National Park is Kenya’s largest and oldest national park at 22,000 square kilometres made up of two separate National parks; Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks.
The National park was split into two due to the railway going from Mombasa to the interior of Kenya.
Once a single National park, the Tsavo East National Park was separated from Tsavo West National Park by the railway built in 1898.
Tsavo East National Park is one of Kenya’s oldest and largest national parks.
Covering an area of 13,747 square kilometres, the park is located 333km southeast of Nairobi and 173km northwest of Mombasa. In the late 19th Century, the British built a railway through Tsavo. A pair of mane less male lions terrorised the area and killed 35 railway workers building the Kenya-Uganda railway. These man-eating lions dragged men from the tents and fed on their victims. In December 1898, Lt. Col Patterson, who was leading and overseeing the construction shot the pair. These lions were reconstructed after Patterson agreed to sell the skins and skulls to Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
Famous for its Tsavo lions, the park has a population of adult males without manes.
Best time to visit:
January to February and June to September – Dry Season – Good for game viewing
October to December – Some rain
March to May – Wet season – Avoid these months
Once a single National park, the Tsavo West National Park was separated from Tsavo East National Park by the railway built in 1898.
Covering an area of 7,065 square kilometres, Tsavo West National Park is located approximately 188 kms west of Mombasa.
In the late 19th Century, the British built a railway through Tsavo. A pair of mane less male lions terrorised the area and killed 35 railway workers building the Kenya-Uganda railway. These man-eating lions dragged men from the tents and fed on their victims. In December 1898, Lt. Col Patterson, who was leading and overseeing the construction shot the pair. These lions were reconstructed after Patterson agreed to sell the skins and skulls to Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
The park is a home to red-skinned elephants, buffaloes, leopards, lions and rhinos.
Over 500 species of birds have been recorded in the park including herons, weavers, kingfishers, hornbills, starlings, kestrels and ostriches.
The Tsavo West National park covers mountains and hills, savannah bush and acacia woodland, rivers and Lake Jipe. The park offers a number of tourist attractions from game drive safaris to bird watching, hill climbing, boating and caving.
Best time to visit:
January to February and June to September – Dry Season – Good for game viewing
October to December – Some rain
March to May – Wet season – Avoid these months

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9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS AMBOSELI | LEWA | MASAI MARA ARRIVE: NAIROBI / DEPART: NAIROBI INCLUDES Full board Accommodation
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9 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS SAMBURU | MATHEWS FOREST | MASAI MARA ARRIVE: NAIROBI / DEPART: NAIROBI INCLUDES Full board
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