Our Luxury Kenya safari tours are the perfect trips to book if you are looking for a luxury tour in Kenya with luxury meals, luxury accommodations, luxury game drives and luxury transport.
You will find in our luxury Kenya safari holidays the true meaning of the word luxury, extreme satisfaction, comfort, and joy. On our luxury safaris in Kenya, you will witness the true definition of greatness and wildlife wonder of Kenya while touring among some of the world’s best safari destinations.
We customize the best Kenya luxury safari tours and holidays at the most reasonable prices and with the finest service and level of professionalism possible. Through our Kenya luxury tours, everyone will get to visit the Kenya’s best safari parks like the magical Masai Mara, Amboseli, plus several other best attractions Kenya has to offer while enjoying the finest service that exists in our luxury Kenya safari tours.
These luxury Kenya safari tours vacations also offer the chance to see Africa’s Big 5 animals and witness the Great Wildebeest Migration – one of Africa’s 7 Natural Wonders. Switch to the beautiful beaches of Mombasa, and relax your soul with the delightful sights of these luxury resorts. All of our luxury Kenya safari tours are well organized to suit all your desires, so check them all or contact us to book your favorite luxury holiday to Kenya now!!!
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Why Go On A Luxury kenya Safari Tour?
There are many reasons why Kenya is a great choice for a luxury safari.
- It was in Kenya that the safari was born back in the early 20th century. So, safari operators here have learned a thing or two about mounting a wildlife-focused expedition in comfort.
- The highly competitive safari market of Kenya has all the necessary elements for a tour of a lifetime, including marvelous wildlife from big cats to the Big Five.
- Some of the tented safari camps in Kenya have to be seen to be believed. Many are beautifully designed, often harking back to an old-world colonial style from the days when the African safari was born.
- These luxury tents in Kenya have their own equally luxurious bathrooms. There are also often heavy wooden chests, gas lanterns, copper bathtubs, a writing desk and an ample deck where you can sip a gin and tonic.
- If you are staying in lodges, the comfort levels can be even higher, with über-stylish decorations and fabulous views.
- The growth in community-managed conservancies such as Mara North, Naboisho, Olare Motorogi and Olderikesi, populated with magnificent luxury tented camps and lodges, has added depth to the whole experience. These latter wildlife conservancies rank among Africa’s elite for luxury safari destinations.
Luxury Kenya safari lodges (Accommodation)
On luxury safari Kenya tours, there are two main types of accommodation.
1. Safari tents
Kenya’s luxury safari tents are spacious canvas construction that sits atop a low, elevated wooden platform in the heart of wildlife country. These safari tents are entered via a small deck.
They usually comprise a large room with a bed, writing desk; sitting area and where to hang your clothes. The tents windows can be left open to allow the breeze in or zipped shut.
Out the back is typically a bathroom area, sometimes with an outdoor shower which is an old safari favorite; bucket showers are common. If your safari tents form part of a mobile camp that moves with you around the park, bathroom facilities and other furnishings will necessarily be more basic.
The other major accommodation type you can expect on luxury Kenya safari tours is the lodge. Here, rooms are usually four-walled structures, although canvas elements are sometimes incorporated.
Lodges on luxury Kenya safari tours, like their tented counterparts, are large, luxurious and comfortable. They are the sort of places that bring to mind luxury hotels the world over, often with a safari theme.
How much does a luxury safari cost in Kenya?
The cost of Luxury Kenya safari tours vary greatly but rarely rise above US$480 per person per day. Such prices normally assume that you are traveling on a twin-share basis.
If you are a solo traveler, you should not that the cost of the single supplement is rarely less than 75% of the price for two people traveling together. Of course, you can pay less than this, but the less you pay, the more likely it is that you are sacrificing something. The point at which the price-to-quality ratio dips below the standards you would expect from a luxury holiday will differ from one traveler to the next.
What is included in Luxury Kenya safari tours?
Most Luxury Kenya safari tours packages are sold on an all-inclusive basis. The price you pay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, safari or game drives, and sometimes transport between the parks or lodges and camps, and, of course, luxury accommodation.
But there are exceptions, so make sure you quiz your safari operator before finalizing your reservation. Special Kenya safari activities usually cost extra. These may include a bush breakfast by a riverbank, a scenic flight or balloon ride over the Masai Mara followed by a champagne breakfast.
Massages and spa treatments, if available, are also rarely included in the initial cost of the safari, although some places may offer complimentary massage as part of your package. It is s also worth remembering that you will share your guide and safari vehicle with other travelers. If you want a private guide and vehicle for your party, you will have to pay extra.
And always ask whether your luxury Kenya safari tours package includes conservancy or park entrance fees – it should. For all these extras, most travelers find that all-inclusive does indeed include most of the necessary elements for an unforgettable safari experience.
Do Luxury Kenya safari tours always focus on the Masai Mara?
No, although with good reason many include the Masai Mara in their Kenya safari itineraries. The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of best and most beautiful wildlife safari parks in Africa. All of Africa’s large mammals, abundant birdlife, seem to gather on the Masai Mara plains. This is particularly apparent during the great wildebeest migration, roughly August to October.
But restrict yourself to the Masai Mara Reserve alone and you will miss out on some extraordinary places in Kenya. Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, is a wonderful park rich in big cats and big-tusked elephants. It has a small but elite collection of luxury tented camps and lodges. Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Park together form one of the world’s largest and wildest protected areas. In the north, the small Lake Nakuru Park and the semi-arid Samburu National Reserve offer world-class game viewing.
Samburu and the private conservancies up on the Laikipia Plateau have some of the most celebrated luxury accommodating options in East Africa. Although you can travel between all these wonderful safari parks by road, any luxury Kenya safari operator will have you flying between them in no time.
What to Expect on a typical day of a Kenya luxury safari?
On most Luxury Kenya safari tours, you will be woken before sunrise and given a hot drink and breakfast snack to fight off the early morning chill. With the sun still below the horizon, you will then drive out in search of wildlife. As temperatures rise, by mid-morning you will be back in camp or lodge for a good breakfast or morning tea.
Late morning until mid-afternoon is traditionally relaxation time for safari travelers, with lunch in the middle. You are not missing much by being in camp or lodge, with most animals hiding away from the midday heat. At around 3:30 pm you will enjoy a civilized afternoon tea, which can be quite elaborate, followed by the afternoon drive or walk to look for wildlife.
If the afternoon tea is a time-honored East African safari tradition, the sundowner is an even more established tradition. It usually consists of a gin and tonic or other drink while watching the sunset from somewhere beautiful. The night drive back to camp presents an opportunity to tick some nocturnal species from your safari checklist, although some night drives take place after dinner.
Back in camp, freshen up, dress for dinner, and then dine under the stars. Later, around the campfire, there may be a performance of local music, a natural history lecture or simply conversation before everyone drifts off to bed.