Kenya is arguably the most famous East African Safari destination – most likely by virtue of its bygone days of decadent colonial lifestyles immortalised in colourful books and movies like “Out of Africa” and “White Mischief”. It’s also one of the favourite areas to watch the world-famous Great Migration that takes place every year (Maasai Mara) and it’s recognised as one of the premier ‘beach and bush’ safari and seaside destinations.

Here Are The most popular destinations In Kenya:

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve. One of the world’s most magnificent game reserves, it is the best place in Kenya to spot the Great Migration when millions of Zebras and wildebeests traverse through the grasslands in search of grazing pastures.
  • Amboseli National Reserve. It is one of the most popular and highly preferred national parks in Kenya where you can spot large herds of elephants once. The snowy mountaintop of Mount Kilimanjaro is clearly visible from this park which serves as an excellent backdrop.
  • Tsavo National Park. It is one of the largest national parks in the world divided into eastern and western part. The western part is filled with open savannah while its eastern counterpart has rolling volcanic hills. The wilderness is relatively less visited and great for viewing wildlife in isolation.
  • Lake Nakuru National Park. The huge flocks of pink flamingos along the shoreline of Lake Nakuru are the main tourist attraction of this park. Located in Central Kenya, it protects the Euphorbia Candelabrum forests which are endemic and accommodates wide array of wild animals.
  • Mombasa. The coastal city of Mombasa is a multicultural tourist hub with British, Arab, Portuguese, Indian, and Asian influences evident on culture, architectures, and cuisines. The coral reef fringing on the coast makes this place an ideal scuba diving spot. The beaches are, especially Nyali and Bamburi, are second to none and are favourites among beachgoers.

Best time to travel to Kenya

The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks.