Popular Routes – Kenya
Popular Routes Where Wildlife Viewing Is a Major Part of the Tour
Kenya has no obvious safari routes, but there are clusters of parks that can easily be visited together. The country is relatively compact, so one can ‘mix and match’ to take in some of the highlights that don’t make an official circuit. Most people fly into Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and make connections from there (out of the domestic Wilson Airport). Whichever circuit is chosen, one can always add a return flight from Nairobi to the Masai Mara, which should definitely be on every itinerary.
Southwest Safari Circuit (0.5 to 1.5 weeks)
The southwest offers some of Kenya’s premier and most popular wildlife viewing.
Southeast Safari Circuit (0.5 to 1 week)
If you’re planning a beach holiday, there are several options for a safari add-on. These parks are easily reached by car from any of the coastal resorts around Mombasa and Watamu or from Nairobi.
Central and Northern Safari Circuit (1 to 2 weeks)
The area is altogether more rugged and remote than its southern counterpart and offers excellent wildlife viewing.