1. The Masai Mara National Reserve
Situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1,510 square km (583 square miles), the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains.
The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions, as the reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, including the more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration.
The reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The park is also home to over 450 bird species.
2. The Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya, in the southern part of Kenya bordering serengeti of Tanzania.
Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
However, the climatic pendulum can swing from drought to flood, and in the early 1990’s ceaseless rain changed Amboseli into a swamp. A few years later the rains failed and the grass-covered plains turned to dust.
Amboseli 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 and is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species.
Other attractions 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.
In Amboseli’s case it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals.
For accomodation, there are several spots to stay in the Amboseli ecosystem. [Hotel Bookings]
The Elephants and views of Mt. Kilimanjaro are the two major attractions of Amboseli. Mt. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, however it is incredible how sometimes she hides herself well.
3. The Ol Jogi Conservancy
Ol Jogi Wildlife Conservancy was established more than over 60 years ago in the location known for having the most diverse amount of large mammal species on the planet. In 1980, Ol Jogi became the second private rhino conservancy to be established in Kenya. This sparked a flow of significant efforts that have helped preserve the biodiversity of this unique landscape.
It is an awesome tourism destination, a sight to behold, especially for the high end royalty class tourist for the conservancy is a home to the only bear in Africa, called Potap (Russina for bear) amongst array of other wild games under its care.
4. The 1920s Cottar's Safari Camp
Cottar’s 1920 Safari Camp is a timelass classic, operating luxury tented safaris since 1919, and still trailblazing more than a 100 years later. They have elegant antigue furnture, impeccable personalised service, attention to detail professional guidance that makes for a royal holiday, worth memory of a lifetime.
It is located ona private game concession joining the masai Mara Reserve and the Serenget National Park in Tanzania. Being a private concession, it provides private activities for diversity in world lifesuc as “off-road” driving, night drives and guided bush walks.
The camp has six 1920’s style, white en-suite tents, one honeymoon tent and four family suites. Because the camp accommodates 28 guests, there is a large pool, and two main mess areas to give a spacious yet intimate camp feel. The tents are spacious and lavish, fitting the timeless design, with old-fashioned showers, antique furniture and even a record player!
5. The Mahali Mzuri
Mahali Mzuri means ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili. Mahali Mzuri is Sir Richard Branson’s 12-tented luxury safari camp located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the wider Maasai Mara ecosystem in Kenya.
Due to Mahali Mzuri’s excellent location on the Kenyan plains, you’ll have a front row seat, not just to the annual great migration, but also to the abundant game you can see all year round. Two daily game drives are provided, and you will have the opportunity to see lions, wildebeest, elephants, giraffes and cheetahs, and they say “that’s just for starters!”
At Mahali Mzuri, there are super stylish tented suites made for perfect retreat during your stay. The camp caters for up to 24 guests at any one time, so you are guaranteed peace and quiet, as well as excellent customer service at all the year round.
6. The Satao Camp, Tsavo East
Satao Camp delivers the ultimate safari experience: thrilling adventure and impeccable service. It is located as a unique setting overlooking a watering hole in the heart of Kenya’s Tsavo East National Park. This Camp is a true oasis which attracts thousands of animals for their daily drink and bathing.
Tsavo East is Kenya’s largest protected area and the sheer abundance of wildlife is breathtaking. So whether enjoying game viewing from one of our open game viewing vehicles or watching herds of elephant bathe from the privacy of your cottage’s verandah, your time at Satao will create memories to last a lifetime.
7. Sarova Shaba Game Reserve
The Sarova Shaba Game Reserve, located within the home of the born free, original lion raised by John Adamson, has a number of unique species only found in this area and Sarova Shaba Game Lodge offers you a memorable Samburu warriors and wildlife safari, from walking and camel safaris, traditional Samburu village cultural tours, wildlife-rich game drives, and romantic meals in the bush or around the fire in the boma.
At the end of a day full of adventures on your Kenya vacation, retreat to one of the 85 chalets at this Kenya lodging or first relax on the viewing deck – all overlooking the Uaso Nyrio River, where Crocodiles can be seen sunbathing on the bank.
Sarova Shaba Lodge has a large free-form swimming pool that flows around the lush gardens which gives the place a beach resort feel while being in the middle of the African wilderness.
8. Elephant Bedroom Camp
The Elephant Bedroom Camp – Samburu, is situated along the banks of Ewaso Nyiro River, in Samburu Game Reserve. Offering luxurious tents, the property features a spa and pool. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.
Surrounded by nature, each tent is equipped with a seating area and electric kettle. Free toiletries and shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom.
Guests do enjoy guided walking tour. Other services such as an airport shuttle or laundry can be arranged upon request at a charge. Free private parking is possible on site.
Guests here enjoy a variety of dishes at the restaurant. The experience is worth a life time undertaking.
9. Ashnil Samburu Camp
Ashnil Samburu Camp sits within Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.
10. Borana Conservancy
Borana Conservancy consists of 32,000 acres of arid grassland in Kenya’s Laikipia region and started life as a cattle ranch. It was converted into wildlife havens and eco-tourism lodges throughout the 20th century. It is near to Ol Jogi, Solio Game Reserve, and Ol Pejeta, all famous for their rhinos.
The Borana Conservancy host several upmarket private house set within the grassland, to accommodate private functions for families and groups. The house are Arijiju, Lengishu, Laragai and Borana Lodge, each house hosts private groups of various rooms and can each accommodate 10-12 guests.
Horse racing, wild game drives and guided tours are some of the best travel experience that guest cherish here.