User Reviews – Kenya
20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Everything we'd expected it to be.
We loved visiting Kenya, but having visited other countries in East Africa now I can say that I prefer other countries more. I like to get away from large crowds of tourists and the "popular" places where people go, and Kenya in my mind falls into that category. That being said, the wildlife and scenic beauty is stunning, and you see why so many people choose to go here on their safaris. We spent most of our time at the Masai Mara National Park and stayed at Governors Camp. What a stunning location, and hospitable accommodation. The staff was extremely helpful (especially at chasing off baboons that liked to congregate around my tent). The food was great, but I remember there being an infestation of beetles in the dining tent, which caused us to have to eat our soup with our hands over our bowls. All part of the experience I guess!
35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
You'll see everything--animals, birds and more. The people are friendly and lovely and the scenery goes on forever.
Kenya was an excellent safari destination for our honeymoon. With lots of animals, diverse landscapes in the different parks and accomodations available for all levels.
Email EnergyRouter | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
In addition to its vast expanses of protected land, Kenya is full of wonderfully nice people. We departed for our safari from Nairobi which has a major airport and were very pleased with our experience from beginning to end. We were treated like kings and accommodated in every way. All of the locations we went to on our safari were excellent and had opportunities to see lots of wildlife and stay in interesting, beautiful hotel accommodations.
Kenya has everything you could want in a safari, though another popular destination is Tanzania, where you will find ngorogoro crater and the serengeti. In my mind, they are equal. They have all the major wildlife and amazing people. I would highly recommend a safari trip!
Tons of opportunities for wildlife viewing, even just driving down the highway.
Kenya is a very interesting place to visit. The people are very friendly and helpful. The safari guide was very professional and made our experience the best it could be.
35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Where you’re guaranteed to have the classic African safari experience
It’s very easy to fall completely in love with Kenya: it is here that you’ll get to experience the classic African safari, and where, often, you can feel like you and your travel companions are the only people in the world. Of course, the more popular parks like Masai Mara (which offers some of the best game-viewing in the world) and Amboseli (where you’ll get classic postcard views of Kilimanjaro) have well-travelled roads, but go further off the beaten track to parks like Tsavo West and into the heart of Laikepia Plateau, and often you’ll not see another vehicle for days.
The most common way to get around in Kenya, if you’re on safari, is by light airplane – and your flights will usually be arranged by the lodges and camps you stay at. Only a handful of visitors seem to travel independently by road; it’s often very slow going between the parks because of the sheer distances, and the poor quality of some of the roads can turn what should be a two-hour journey into at least double that. Information on camping can be hard to come by and you’ll need to be self-sufficient as there are often no amenities in many of the parks’ campsites. Having said that, little compares to the joy and sense of freedom that comes with exploring and setting up camp in some of the wildest parts of Kenya’s remotest parks.
What Kenya is less known for is its beaches – surprising, because they really are beautiful. Long, sandy stretches and pretty blue bays watched over by both baobabs and palm trees make for truly memorable holidays, and it’s well worth taking a few days after your safari to unwind further along the Indian Ocean.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The beauty of the landscape and the variety of wildlife left me breathless. I have never been on safari in another country to compare, but in Kenya they really value the tourism industry and they work hard to make sure you have the best experience possible. The tour guides are well trained and very knowledgeable about all the wildlife and the parks/reserves. The staff at all the lodges also worked hard to provide a high level of service. Safety is also the highest priority. Also, in my opinion, no safari trip is complete without a trip to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which raises baby elephant orphans. It's located just outside Nairobi and is the perfect way to either begin or end your safari experience. I will be going back to Kenya for sure!
Email nick tsurikov | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Relatively safe country and quite developed 'safari' business. Sure, there may be other places and destinations, but Kenya is so far appears to be very good.
Email JerseyMolly | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
This trip was a dream come true, I would love to come back to Kenya.