"One of my all-time favourite destinations for sheer diversity, the amount of game and for an absolutely fun experience", GURU Ambassador, Suse Lock
"Thank you for sharing this piece of Africa with us, and for sharing your special knowledge and passion along the way; Kenya has been simply amazing!", Ady Meretz
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An authentic safari experience in a vastly diverse landscape offering abundant and exhilarating wildlife experiences.
Kenya offers great diversity in the safari experience, from unimaginable luxury to walking safaris operating fly-camps in wilderness zones for small groups and families. Like the Serengeti in Tanzania, Kenya's Maasai Mara becomes part of the 'great migration' on an annual basis. The Mara River crossings with huge scavenging crocodiles are the most prominent happenings associated with this mind-blowing event. Of course Kenya is also famous for its big cats and elephants, including majestic 'Tusker' elephants, which can be seen throughout the year together with a huge variety of other species in the parks, reserves and conservancies for which the country is so well known. The Maasai Mara is generally the building block for any Kenyan safari experience, and from there you could build into the itinerary a visit to the northern reaches of the country, the coast for some beach time, Amboseli with the magnificent Mt Kilimanjaro backdrop or alternatively hop over to Rwanda or Uganda for their ultimate primate experiences.
Kenya’s on the equator and it’s considered a year-round destination so you can travel at any time and still have a great safari experience. The climate varies across the different parts of the country, from the tropical humidity of the coast, the dry heat of the savannah and semi-arid areas, or the cool air of the highlands above 6,000 feet. It tends to be hotter from December to March, coolest in June to October, with rainy periods mainly in April, May and November. The rains tend to fall mostly at night and usually it’s a short and heavy tropical downpour. Our favourite time is February - March, when it’s blue skies, sunshine and quieter parks!
The great wildebeest migration, with millions of grazing animals moving from the Serengeti to the Mara, usually starts to arrive in the Mara towards the end of June and leaves by early October. Another smaller migration of wildebeest takes place from the Loita plains through the Mara Conservancies starting in Ol Kinyei in February and March (when calving takes place) and then moving during the following weeks through Naboisho and Olare Motorogi Conservancies towards the Mara Reserve.
Kenya offers daily connections into other East African countries and destinations; such as Tanzania, Rwanda and Zanzibar for visitors wishing to combine their safari with similar experiences in varying biomes offered by some other well-known and top national parks of Africa, or primate expiences and beach holidays. Safari Guru understands the best connections and safari offerings to combine Bisate Lodge with well-suited luxury camp creating a well-rounded and rewarding safari experience.
We only share a very small selection of preferred properties in each country we operate; mainly those in which we have ultimate confidence and first-hand knowledge of providing our clients with intimate bush experiences. Enquire for rates and availability, and further insight into additional preferred properties which might be more suited to your style of travel and adventure.
Angama Mara, a remarkable owner-run safari lodge inspired by the Swahili word for ‘suspended in mid-air’. Located high above the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Angama Mara overlooks Kenya’s Maasai Mara, considered by many as the loveliest game reserve on the continent.
Here guests will find a lodge where everything is as it ought to be, with tailor-made safari days and a famously warm Kenyan welcome.
This is one of Kenya’s oldest and most private safari ventures; which has since become one of the country's prized family safari destinations.
With the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the diversity of scenery from open plains, rolling hills, valleys, escarpments and rivers, Lewa is a magical place to game drive for the ultimate Kenyan safari experience. Excellent chance of seeing all of the “Big Five” and Lewa is one of the only game parks where visitors are almost guaranteed to see the endangered black and white rhinos.
A mere 45-minute flight from Nairobi will find you in the midst of the Masai Mara at Ngare Serian; an intimate little camp: set along the banks of the Mara River, where the sounds of rushing water are punctuated only by languorous laughing hippo and animals visiting to drink.
It lies in the private Mara North Conservancy, and the beauty of this location is that only 10 other camps have access to it – so the feeling of having your own personal piece of Africa is a luxury that we have in spades.
Segera lies in the high grasslands of the Laikipia Plateau, its six timber and thatch villas raised above a profusion of botanical life to offer views towards Mount Kenya.
Each large, en-suite bedroom has a private deck with sun loungers, swing bed and sunken Jacuzzi sunk into the deck outside the bedroom. Gracious Segera House and Villa Segera boast even greater privacy and luxury. The main area comprises the Paddock House, Wine Tower and renovated stables, complete with bar and dining room filled with contemporary African art from the Zeitz Collection.
Little Governors’ Camp is a luxury safari camp located on the edge of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest, making the camp quiet and undisturbed. Guest tents at Little Governors’ have wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy the constant game activity that takes place around the marsh in front of camp. Guests may need to make way for elephants which sometimes visit the camp at lunchtime.
Mara Expedition Camp sits in a small bend in the Ntiakitiak River, where thick forest meets savannah, and just a few kilometres from its sister camp, Mara Plains.
Deep in the riverine, hidden from lights and noise, and any sign of humanity, this authentic safari camp is known for its leopard residents wandering the riverbanks.
Safari chic with five light and airy, spacious canvas tents, each with en-suite bathrooms where you enjoy piping hot water from huge brass ‘safari showers’ to a chorus of hippos lazing nearby.
Located on the beautiful and pristine Diani Beach on South Kenya's coast; Alfajiri Villa’s are renowned as Kenya’s most exclusive beach retreat and is wildly lavish, opulent and individual.
A complete one off, there is no comparable villa experience in East Africa - privacy and exclusivity on the Kenyan coast doesn't come any better than this.
Three villa include; the Garden Villa, the Beach Villa and the Cliff Villa (Featured)
Mara Plains Camp is a one-of-a-kind, seven tent camp located in the private 35,000-acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy, just on the northern boundary of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
The camp is nestled in lush forest on the meandering bends of the Ntiakitiak River, and careful thought was given to every detail.
Olare Motorogi Conservancy is reputed to have the lowest vehicle density in the Maasai Mara region.
Experience a true Kenya safari in the comforts of a classic tent. Set into the dense vegetation that surrounds the Sabaringo River, the classic tents reflect the spirit of explorers of old. Comfortable interiors and a lovely ensuite bathroom offer a traditional tented safari experience, while secluded private verandas offer a shady spot to while the afternoon away.
Savings to be had with longer than a 3-night stay at a combination of &Beyond’s Kenya lodges and camps.
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