The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has now lifted its travel advisory for Kenya (in place since 2013) and Yellow Zebra Safaris is thrilled to be able to offer clients the chance to visit this enthralling country that perfectly embodies the spirit of Africa.
Of all Kenya’s incredible national parks, the Maasai Mara in the southwest of the country, is undoubtedly the most famous. Renowned for the remarkable Great Migration, nail-biting river crossings, its big cats and superb game viewing, the Maasai Mara and its surrounding conservancies are a must-visit for anyone planning a safari to Kenya. To the southeast lies Amboseli, located near the Tanzanian border, offering picturesque views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro and a chance to observe huge herds of elephant. Neighbouring Amboseli is Kenya’s hidden treasure, the Chyulu Hills – an area offering exceptional luxury safaris in one of the country’s most untouched parks.
Other well known areas offered by Yellow Zebra Safaris inlcude Tsavo East and Tsavo West, famous for its huge elephants; Samburu; Matthews Range; Meru National Park, a brilliant off-the-beaten-track alternative; and Laikipia, in Central Kenya, increasingly being recognised as one of Kenya’s best wildlife areas and home to a high percentage of East Africa’s rhino population. For travellers who like to combine beach and bush, the Kenyan Coast offers outstanding beaches and a great choice of luxury accommodation in Diani, Watamu and Lamu Archipelago.
Not only does Kenya offer incredible scenery, some of the very best luxury safari lodges, year-round appeal and direct flights from London, the game viewing is among the most spectular in Africa. Highlights include the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, black rhino and buffalo - along with cheetah, hippo, Nile crocodile, giraffe, antelope and, between July and October in the Maasai Mara, guests may also witness the spectacle of the Great Migration, where huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, impala and eland traverse the plains in search of fresh grass.
Yellow Zebra Safaris’ in-house Kenya expert, Jodie has not only travelled extensively in Kenya, she has worked at a number of the country’s leading safari lodges. Drawing on her personal experinces and exceptional country knowledge, Jodie can advise clients on the best lodges, national parks and beach resorts to create their ideal itinerary to ensure they get the most out of their Kenya holiday, whether for couples, families, solo travellers, groups or those embarking on their very first safari. There is also a dedicated support team on the ground to ensure everything runs smoothly and that guests have an unforgettable safari experience.
For a classic Kenya safari experience, Yellow Zebra Safaris suggests their Kenya Highlights Itinerary, which begins in Nairobi and takes in Samburu and the Maasai Mara before concluding at Diani Beach.
On arrival in Nairobi, guests will be met by a representative from Ole-Sereni and transferred to the hotel where they will spend their first night. Its good location next to the famous Nairobi National Park and its proximity to Nairobi airport, make this an ideal hotel for a quick stopover.
Guests will be met in the morning and transferred by light aircraft to Joy’s Camp in Samburu where they will spend three nights on a fully inclusive basis. Situated on the site of Joy Adamson’s home, author of bestselling book Born Free (1960), Joy’s Camp is nothing short of magical, with its elegant design and iconic location.
Guests will be met in the morning and transferred to Elephant Pepper Camp in the protected Mara North Conservancy in the Maasai Mara Reserve where they will spend three nights on a fully inclusive basis. Elephant Pepper Camp is a delightful, small tented camp with an authentic home-from-home feel and fabulous game viewing on the doorstep.
After breakfast, guests will be transferred to Waterlovers on Diani Beach on Kenya’s south coast. A charming, intimate beach resort on a white sandy beach lapped by warm, turquoise waters - an ideal Indian Ocean hideaway to spend their final three nights.
A hotel representative will transfer guests to Mombasa Airport for their internal connection to Nairobi, followed by their international flight home.
Kenya Highlights Itinerary is priced from £3,805 per person (June, November and December 2016) and £4,366 per person during peak season (from July to October 2016). Prices are based on two people sharing a room, fully inclusive basis for the safari, bed and breakfast basis in Nairobi and half board in Diani Beach. Includes all transfers and internal flights, but excludes international flights.