Safari Holidays to Kenya
Kenya Activity & Adventure Holidays with Exodus.
If you have the heart for adventure, a safari holiday in Kenya may just steal it.
Kenya safari holidays offer more than 80 species of wildlife, cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches, snow-capped mountains, scorched deserts, incredible sunsets and the irresistible sounds and smells of Africa.
Adventure Holiday Highlights: Safari Sights of Kenya
Visions of the Masai Mara
On the Masai Mara the most unique waiting game in the world unfolds as endless lines of migrating animals darken the rolling savannah for miles and miles. And then, the chase is on as lions, cheetahs and the occasional leopard race for the kill.
The plains of the Masai Mara are home to Masai communities whose rituals and ancient traditions remain an integral part of their everyday life. Once fearful warriors, life is now dominated by the need to tend and protect their cattle; proud Masai men in their bright red cloaks, carry long spears to lead their herds across the vast grasslands in search of water and pastures.
Lake Nakuru Wildlife
This large soda lake, carpeted with thousands of pink flamingo, is one of Kenya’s most well known images and an awe-inspiring sight, made even more spectacular when the birds take flight, forming a great pink cloud above the shimmering water.
Nakuru is also an important sanctuary for the black and white rhino, often seen at rest near the lakeshore under acacia trees and there is plenty of other game, including huge herds of zebra, buffalo, leopard and huge prides of lion.
The tropical paradise of Lamu
A beautiful tropical island just off Kenya’s north coast, Lamu is the perfect place for a change of scene from a safari holiday. At the shore, rolling dunes and long deserted beaches are lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and inland, the mediaeval streets of the island’s old town have their own tales to tell.
The Sacred Realm of Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest peak, regarded as the sacred realm of Ngai, God of the local Kikuyu people and known by them as the “place of light”. It’s an inspiring sight best viewed at dawn when illuminated by the sun’s early rays.
Intrepid trekkers and climbers will be drawn to the challenging granite cliffs and volcanic rock of the snow capped peak of Mt Kenya. For everyone else there are plenty of wonderful hill-walks through wildlife rich ranges that don’t require technical skills.
Life on The Great Rift Valley
Step out onto the Valley’s open plains and you’ll feel a million times smaller than you ever have before. Drive by a pride of lions in a four wheel drive safari vehicle, watch a herd of elephants from the back of a horse, walk amongst herds of plains game or spot some of the 400 species of birdlife around the sparkling lakes of Navaisha and Nakuru.
Kenya Responsible Tourism Project
We support a local school project in Aitong, South West Kenya, and help with their plans to improve standards at the school with new classrooms and equipment. For information, please click here
To find out more about this fascinating country see our Country Guide to Kenya.
The Sunday Times - writes about the perfect safari in Kenya (12 October 2008).