Kenya – the legendary country that inspired Karen von Blixen to write Out of Africa. Its wildlife has been immortalised in Born Free, The Ghost and the Darkness and many more Hollywood epics. The coastal resorts, once the playground of Hemmingway, still boast of the best fishing grounds in the world. The magic of Kenya remains today.
Kenya is a country on the eastern coast of Africa, right on the equator. It is a land of striking landscapes, ranging from snowcapped Mount Kenya to rich farmlands, barren deserts and tropical forests. In the east its border is the warm Indian Ocean, with a multitude of luxurious beach resorts. Access to the southern beaches is via Mombasa and Ukunda, and to the central beaches is via Malindi and Lamu. These waters are famed fishing grounds and also offer excellent scuba diving. In the south, Kenya borders on Tanzania with Mt Kilimanjaro being a famous landmark, as well as the Masai Mara. The northern region is dry and arid, while the west is characterised by the lush Great Rift Valley with its many lakes. Almost one third of Kenya is under wildlife management.
Time to travel
The rainy season of April/May is best avoided. Otherwise, travel is pleasant all year round. The famed Wildebeest Migration normally arrives into the Masai Mara region in late July and departs around October. If you are intent on viewing this phenomenon, then August/September are the peak months – so book at least 8 months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Unique experience – The Wildebeest Migration
The vast plains of East Africa (Kenya’s Masai Mara and Tanzania’s Serengeti) play host to the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the great Wildebeest Migration. Without dressing anything else up, the great animal migration is one of the most unique experiences that a person will ever have! In most travel guides, articles and books, seeing the Wildebeest Migration is listed as one of the top things to put on your bucket list – why not put it on yours!
Millions of animals – wildebeest, gazelles, zebras – migrate annually thousands of kilometres each year on an endless pilgrimage in search of food and water that is nothing short of spectacular! Even Africans, used to wildlife at our doorstep, are mesmerised by the lines of millions of migrating animals on their path to find food.
Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa
Sightings of animals and private functions against the backdrop of the famous Kilimanjaro peak, make Kenya a once-in-a-lifetime destination!
Kenya- a land of variety
Whether you are looking for accommodation in Nairobi, a wildlife safari, a golfing holiday, a family getaway to the beach, an exciting incentive destination or the Wildebeest Migration, let Falcon Africa Safaris assist you.
Safari in Africa – animals galore
For many years, Kenya has protected wildlife to the extent that now there is a vast variety of general game in the Kenyan National Parks and Reserves. The general game attracts large numbers of predators, making the parks perfect for game viewing all year round.
Why book your African Safari in Kenya and Wildebeest Migration package with Falcon Africa Safaris?
Founded in 1990, Falcon Africa Safaris is owner-run, and has built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise over two decades.
- We know when to send you to the Migration, and the best time for a family safari with a beach break.
- Falcon Africa Safaris knows what type of accommodation best suits your needs. 365 days of the year, we will assist in booking your dream African safari package.
- Our selection of accommodation will place you in the middle of the Migration at the best time of year to experience it. You won’t end up at a lodge two hours from the Wildebeest Migration.
- We know how to maximise the time you have for your ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip.
- We specialise in a large variety of add-on trips in Kenya – golfing across the Equator; swimming off the white sandy beaches; birdwatching in the Lake Nakuru area, cultural experiences in Samburu – the list is endless.