All you need to know about Kenya Safaris

Kenyans generally love visitors. Most locals will invite guests in their home and offer them a cup of tea, locally regarded as ‘chai’. In some Kenyan communities, it’s actually considered rude when you refuse to take a cup of tea or meal offered to you by your host. These are some of the things you’ll get to experience during your trip. Here are things to expect while on a safari in the beautiful African country of Kenya. 

Lots of game viewing opportunities 

Kenya is home to some of the largest national parks and reserves in the world. The famous Masai Mara National Park is home to wildlife species like the Big Five, lots of birds, reptiles and mammals. If you travel to the Masai Mara during the right season, you may enjoy the Great Wildebeest Migration, a national spectacle that attracts tourists from all over the world.  There are parks, game reserves and museums in different parts of the country. You’ll wish you had more time for Kenya safaris. 

Friendly locals 

Kenyan communities, especially the ones that live close to national parks and game reserves are super friendly. Children love waving at tourists so make sure you acknowledge and wave back. Most people speak Swahili and English so language barrier will unlikely be an issue unless you are travelling to remote parts of the country. 

General great weather

The reason why Kenya attracts tourists throughout the year is because the weather is generally favourable all year long. Knowing what you plan to do while in Kenya will help us to advice you on the best month to travel.  For instance, if you want to enjoy game viewing, then avoid making your safari during the wet months. Travel during the hot and dry season when the animals are easier to spot. 

Wet weather makes animals harder to spot because the bushes have overgrown in most parts of the park. Some parks are even closed down because the roads have become unusable due to heavy rains. However, if you are planning on taking a trip to the Kenyan Coast, expect to find sunny and warm weather almost all year round. 

Exciting safari activities 

Expect a wide range of activities to make your Kenya safari worth the wait. Game viewing is perfect for animal lovers who want nothing more than to see their favourite species in action. Imagine being able to capture a lion while it’s hunting. Such rare moments and experiences can only occur while on a Kenyan safari.  

  • You can view the wildlife from a hot air balloon or  
  • Take a 4-wheel drive from your tented camp throughout the game reserve.
  • You can also enjoy dining in the wild. Imagine the experience of sleeping in a tented camp surrounded by wildlife.  

What’s more important is that your safety is guaranteed. All our accommodation destinations and camps have taken strides to make Kenya safaris as safe as possible for travellers. You get an opportunity to interact with wildlife in their national habitat without disturbing them.  

Highly experienced tour guides 

Whether you are planning on going for a game drive or a visit at the local museum, you get to experience these beautiful moments and have someone to answer any of your concerns while making sure your trip is as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

Africa Expectation Safaris guides are trained on how to deal with different clients and we also have knowledge about every aspect of the trip. You really don’t have to feel like you’ve been left in the dark at any one point during the safari. 

How to get the most out of your Kenya safaris 

Remember that not all safaris in Kenya are created equal.  

  • First, you’ll need to select a good tour operator who understands the needs of your travel.  
  • We offer tailor-made packages that suit your desires and will make sure you understand every aspect of your safari before making a booking.  

Talk to one of our Africa Expectation experienced tour guides regarding your unique needs and budget so that we can come up with a customized tour for you.