Hopeless romantics looking for the ultimate ‘Out of Africa’ experience need look no further than Kenya. Despite the high volume of visitors to Kenyan game reserves, it is still possible to enjoy secluded camps with expert guides who know where to find the game without having to join the tourist trail.
Kenya is best known for the Masai Mara National Reserve. Part of the Serengeti ecosystem, the Masai Mara has fantastically dense game all year round and between July-October plays host to the epic wildebeest migration.
In central and northern Kenya, the landscapes of Meru National Park and Samburu National Reserve provide a stark contrast with the Mara, with red dust roads stretching into never-ending scrubland, punctuated only by the rivers that weave through the landscape creating their own pockets of lush vegetation.
As experts in specialist African holidays we know how important quality accommodation is to your safari experience – our hand-picked camps and lodges ensure that you’ll avoid the crowds and receive the finest service and guides.
Soak up the nostalgic romance of the 1920s-style Cottars Camp, which sits in a private concession east of the Masai Mara, or enjoy G&T sundowners and candlelit dinners at the intimate Kicheche Bush Camp. For action-packed game viewing we recommend the stylish Naibor Camp with its central riverside location, whilst honeymooners looking to escape the crowds will appreciate the privacy of an elevated tree house at Ngare Serian, as well as a personal driver and guide throughout. Further north, Elsa’s Kopje (renowned as one of the locations for the much-loved film Born Free) is perched on a rocky kopje with panoramic views across the undulating dust-red plains of Meru National Park, whilst Saruni Samburu Camp enjoys incredible vistas out across the Kalama Conservancy from its dramatic location astride the domed peak of a granite mountain north of Samburu.
Finish your holiday in Kenya with some time by the Indian Ocean. Boutique beach hideaways such as Msambweni Beach House provide the perfect spot to unwind with a 700ft stretch of beach and sun-drenched infinity pool, whilst the small and intimate family-run Kinondo Kwetu is perfect for families and those looking for a home-away-from-home feel.