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Safari to Diani Beach!

Listen to an audio version of this blog post! Just press the play button below. Lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and more. Everyone wants to go on safari. But imagine adding a world-class beach to your safari vacation. How about starting or finishing your holiday on the world-class Kenya

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Kenya’s Awesome National Parks

Listen to an audio version of this blog post! Just press the play button below. Hear the word ‘safari’ and you’re sure to picture images of Kenya’s National Parks – thousands of herding wildebeests in the Masai Mara; the famous Tsavo Lions at Tsavo East and Tsavo West; and great trains of elephants parading by

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Family Safaris In Kenya

Listen to an audio version of this blog post! Just press the play button below. What’s more natural than children and animals? Visit any zoo and you’ll see kids’ natural affinity for our four-legged and winged creatures. Now imagine taking your family on safari to view all sorts of wildlife

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Wildebeests – As Far as You Can See

Listen to an audio version of this blog post! Just press the play button below. There’s nothing else on the planet quite like it. Wildebeests by the thousands, then the tens of thousands, and ultimately by the millions, flooding in from the Serengeti, over the Mara River, and into the

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Honeymoon in Kenya

Brilliant sunsets, herds of glistening gazelles, diamond beaches, and luxury safari lodges – could a place be any more romantic? Or a better spot for a honeymoon? Kenya is becoming the new retreat for newlyweds who want a non-traditional experience amongst nature’s pulse-quickening bounty of big cats, great elephants, and

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Nairobi to Diani Beach Safaris

Think of Kenya and images of safaris come to mind – big cats prowling the savannah, vast groups of wildebeests streaming across the Mara River, and mighty herds of elephants proudly marching past towering Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sure Kenya is safaris… but also something more. Did you know that Kenya is

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How to Customize Your Safari Part 1

Just as wildlife comes in all shapes and sizes, so do safari-goers, with their unique wishes, dreams, desires, and interests. Some are attracted to the big game, yet others are thrilled to just sidle up close to a kingfisher or pelican nestled in a shoreline. While some adventurers are happy

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Conservancies – Kenya’s Hidden Parks

Imagine a wildlife area that is off the beaten path, that’s hardly touristed at all but offers intense wildlife sightings. Now add to this, the option to engage in activities like off-road tracking, night safaris, and breakfasts in the bush… things you can’t do in a national park. Then, factor

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What to Pack for Your Safari – Insider Tips – Part I

Believe it or not, your Africa Safari suddenly becomes real when you start packing for your adventure. You’ll be imagining yourself in different scenes: on game drives, framing your camera to catch a big cat, sitting around a campfire or boma after a day of safari action; settling down in

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How to Customize Your Safari Part 2

Welcome back to How to Customize Your Safari  -Part 2. As we pointed out in Part 1, the way you customize your safari all depends on your likes, your taste, your dreams… and your budget. We’ll continue that theme here. If you’re interested in the big cats and elephants, check

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What to Pack for Your Safari – Insider Tips – Part 2

Welcome back to practical packing tips to make your Africa safari more fun, enjoyable, and healthy. You already know to keep valuables, electronics, and medicines with you. And you know that safaris are casual – no need to dress up – just cool, practical clothes, preferably in neutral colors… with

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Ecotourism – Responsible Travel Made Easy

We often hear the word ‘ecotourism’ thrown about, especially when we are planning our travels, and even more so when thinking about going on an Africa safari. So, what exactly is ecotourism and why should we care? Put simply, ecotourism is the concept that when you travel you are aware

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Saving the Animals at Ol Pejeta

Perhaps not the best-known park in Kenya but possibly the most varied, Ol Pejeta is the reserve closest to Nairobi where you can spot all of Africa’s “Big Five” wildlife. But along with the big cats and elephants, the park is a refuge for several endangered species. It’s the only

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Africa’s Fabulous “Big Five”

They are the standouts of any Africa safari, the wildlife that for many define what a journey to the savannah is all about. We’re talking about the iconic and wild forms of lion, leopard, African buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros. The term ‘Big Five’ goes back to the colonial days of

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Book Your Kenya Summer Safari

Dreaming of getting away to a world of golden savannahs, dense riverine woods, or rolling hills dotted with photogenic acacia trees? Where you can see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras as close as if you were at a zoo? Except… our parks are no zoo; there are no bars between you

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Dramatic Night Safaris

Picture an Africa safari and you’ll see a 4 x 4 Jeep rumbling over a sunlit savannah tracking for lion, cheetah, elephants, rhinos, and more. But now imagine a different sort of adventure, one where the sun has set and the heat of the day has been replaced by a

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The Fabulous Kenya Coast

What’s more fun than going on an Africa safari in Kenya? Going on that special safari and finishing up at the fabulous Kenya coast. Many safari-goers don’t even know that Kenya is blessed with a pristine 1420 km (882 mi) ribbon of coastline bordering the Indian Ocean. Or that its

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Why Safari With Us?

You’ve decided this is the year… finally, you are going on safari. Or… you are returning to Africa for another incredible safari. Good choice. So what are you going to be looking for in your safari touring company? Experience? Of course. They should also have a keen sense of adventure

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The Great Tsavo Parks of Kenya

They are some of the oldest and definitely the largest wildlife parks in Kenya. Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park will bring you up close to all kinds of natural surprises and wonders: Lions without manes Unexpected green oasis alive with hippos and crocodiles Ancient and enormous lava flows Bizarre baobab trees,

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Best Places to See Lions in the Wild

Can you imagine a safari without lions? We can’t. That’s why at Africa Kenya Safaris, we specialize in bringing our guests to the best parks for spotting prides of lions. Sure, these Kenya wildlife parks offer safari-goers close views of elephants, giraffes, rhinos, zebras, and dozens more wild species. But

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The Elephants of Amboseli Park

We all love a guarantee – whether it’s the promise of a wonderful time, a special treat, or an exciting surprise. And that’s no different when going on an Africa safari. We want to be assured that we’re going to see exactly the wildlife we set out to see. But

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Elephants and Rainforest on the Kenya Coast

Think you know all about Kenya’s national parks with their great expanse of plains, savannah, and rolling hills? Come to Shimba Hills to discover a different sort of landscape and wildlife experience. Imagine a rainforest not far from the Kenya coast, where offshore breezes waft through woodlands and rich green forests. This

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A Special Visit with the Maasai

Perhaps you’ve seen photos or video of the Maasai people on the plains of Africa, wrapped in their bright shukas – the vibrant reds and purples of the woven cloth contrasting with the ochres and golds of the savannah. The men stand tall while the women adorned with colorful beaded

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The Perfect Safari Vehicle

Lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, rhinos…. and 4 x 4 Jeeps. Can you imagine going on a safari without one? There’s a reason we’ve come to associate wild animal tracking in Africa with the utility, tradition, and sturdy form of the Jeep. You’ve certainly seen images of this ubiquitous vehicle in

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Mombasa – Kenya’s Coastal City

In Mombasa the drama of its history rises from its foundations – the blend of Arabic, Portuguese, Asian, and Swahili cultures fill the streets and inspire the look of the city’s structures. This is a truly international port in the old sense of the word. Throughout the centuries, waves of

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Safari Up Country

Not all Kenya’s parks are spread out on the savannah, with their stampeding wildebeests and marauding lions. Some, like Aberdare National Park, are cool, up-country forests – a place of mountain lakes, streams, and waterfalls where you might find elephants and giant antelope emerging from the woods. The weather is cool,

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Specialties of Samburu

Sometimes the biggest African safari surprises are off the beaten path. The majority of Kenya safari tours head to the south of the country for the big plains and savannahs but you just might want to take a turn northward. There, you’ll be rewarded with the sweeping vistas and awesome

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Kenya’s Colorful Underwater Parks

Say the word ‘safari’ and you’ll most likely picture lions, elephants, and giraffes stalking the golden plains of Africa. But here’s another image for your safari imagination: colorful coral reefs filled with thousands of iridescent tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, and sharks. You see, not all African safaris are land-based.

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Our Favorite Safari Tours

At Africa Kenya Safaris we love all our tours… but of course, we have our favorites – those journeys that capture a special place or moment. Our adventures range from an afternoon outing to a grand expedition lasting over a week. No matter your time frame, budget, or special wishes

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A Day with the Dolphins

African Safaris aren’t just lions, leopards, and elephants. Along Kenya’s stunning coast and in its colorful marine parks you can watch and even swim alongside pods of friendly dolphins. We’ve set up a full-day excursion for you, sailing aboard an authentic dhow on the clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Safari Off Road and More

Want to add more thrills to your African safari? To bring it to a level most adventurers only dream about? There is a unique way you can get off the beaten path… literally. And venture into the bush, leaving the other tourists behind. In this special safari mode, you can

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Safari By Air

Here’s a way to pack more wildlife time and less road time into your African safari adventure – take one of our flight safaris. From Nairobi or the coast, you can board one of the regular daily flights heading to our national parks. You’ll touch down at a convenient airstrip

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Baby Elephants On Parade

Picture this: Dozens of waist-high baby elephants charging in from their morning walk in the fields. Running, trumpeting, and sometimes stumbling they form an adorable stampede. Their object of desire? Dozens of green-smocked handlers, each holding a giant-sized baby bottle. It’s feeding time at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, also known

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Last Minute Safaris? No Problem!

Usually, we plan our African safari adventure with months to spare – weighing every option and possibility – pouring over maps and guide books. But other times life throws us a curve and we might find ourselves in Nairobi or at the Kenya Coast with the time and desire to

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Photography on Safari

The incredible and colorful wildlife you’ll see on safari just calls out to be photographed. The drama of the natural world so close to you is something most haven’t experienced. You’ll want to save these moments. What better way than through photography to memorialize these fantastic and often, life-changing experiences.

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The Fun of Short Group Safaris

Let’s face it, all safaris are fun – full of the wonder and adventure that comes with exploring our beautiful natural world. But there’s also other enjoyable aspects that come naturally to our short group tours. At Africa Kenya Safaris, all our tours are high-end, with attention to detail, a

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Unbelievable Nairobi National Park

Why unbelievable? You’ve never seen anything like it – just ten minutes from downtown Nairobi, a bustling world-class city with gleaming glass skyscrapers, you’ll find yourself amongst roaming lions, buffalo, giraffe, and rhinos in a true African safari wildlife park. This park is not some city zoo. It’s the real

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Your Kenya Safari Road Trip

Who doesn’t like to take off on a road trip? You just plan your journey, grab your gear, and then sit back, taking in the adventures you encounter on the open road. Now imagine going on the safari road in Africa, where real adventure was born. Picture yourself on the

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