Kenya

Looking for the perfect safari destination? That’s Kenya, with its far-reaching plains and innumerable zebra, wildebeest and antelope. It’s also a land of breath-taking contrasts. The snowy peaks of Mount Kenya stand aloof in their grandeur above the vast, dry grasslands. Samburi’s semi-desert scrublands are totally unexpected in this green and fertile country.

In Kenya you will see two of nature’s most spectacular, majestic phenomena. Nearly a million migratory pink flamingos lend Lake Nakuru its blush and make an unforgettable sight in the shallows. Countless wildlife documentaries have recorded the awe-inspiring sight of over a million wildebeest (gnu) and the sound of their thundering hooves, as they migrate from the Serengeti in the south to the Masai Mara, in search of fresh grasslands between July and October each year.

How To Get There

The best access into Kenya is by flying into Nairobi or Mombasa.

Climate

There are two wet seasons, known as the long rains (heavy downpours, from late March until June) and the short rains (lighter showers from November to January).

The Migration

In May or early June, over three million wildebeest and zebra come to the Serengeti Plains in search of water and fresh grass. From July to October, the countless herds gather along the swollen Mara River, the last barrier between them and the sweet, green grass of the Masai Mara. In November, when the short rains come, the massive herds begin their southward migration to the Serengeti. This migration is seasonal, dependent on weather patterns and especially the arrival of the long rains.

Remember: Since the migrations are controlled by nature and weather, their timings can vary from month to month and year to year