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Air Ballon Governors Camp Masai Mara
Air Ballon Governors Camp Masai Mara

Luxury Kenya Safari

Where culture and conservation are at the heart of every safari. Where culture and conservation are at the heart of every safari.
Why Kenya?
Extraordinary wildlife and rich cultural traditions make Kenya a popular safari destination. At Journeysmiths, we’ll make sure your holiday is one to remember with action-packed game viewing and dramatic scenery.

Kenya is one of the most exciting destinations for a safari – and with good reason. From the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara to the dramatic peaks of Mount Kenya, this country offers remarkable adventure, wildlife and genuine connections with local communities.

Fly between spectacular wildlife reserves to make the most of your holiday, perhaps even catching sight of vast herds of wildebeest from the air during the Great Migration. Then, witness Kenya’s incredible biodiversity through a hot air balloon safari, immersive bush walk, or open-vehicle game drive – the 400 species of mammals and more than 1,100 species of birds will keep your camera busy.

Kenya is one of our favourite safari destinations and there’s no better place to discover the diversity of an African safari. It’s also home to some of the most innovative conservation projects on the continent, so let us design your dream safari in magical Kenya.
  • Epic scenery with dramatic peaks and craters, sweeping savannahs and the Great Rift Valley.
  • Magnificent game viewing – including the Great Migration.
  • Exclusive accommodation on vast private reserves.
  • Learn the rich traditions of the Maasai and Samburu communities.
  • See cutting-edge conservation at work.
  • Great weather most of the year (April and May bring the rainy season).
  • Just an 8-hour flight from London or 16 hours from the USA.
Masai Mara Sunrise Wildebeest Balloons Istock Credit Rixipix
Connect with nature like never before
Your Kenya Safari Awaits
Kenya Locations
Wildebeest Migration Istock 683267076 Credit Mantaphoto
Wildebeest Migration Istock 683267076 Credit Mantaphoto
Masai Mara
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s quintessential safari destination. Dramatic landscapes – think rocky outcrops, sprawling savannahs, the crocodile-filled Mara River – host vast numbers of wildlife year-round, including over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle during the annual Great Migration.
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Dramatic Scenery In Laikipia Istock 513895278
Dramatic Scenery In Laikipia Istock 513895278
Laikipia
Located between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley, Laikipia is home to more than half of Kenya’s black rhinos. The area is an exciting success story of humans and wildlife thriving side by side.
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Male Lion In Amboseli Istock 1403950286
Male Lion In Amboseli Istock 1403950286
Amboseli
The stunning Amboseli National Park features dense forests, grassy plains and fertile swamps kept lush by fast-flowing rivers. The snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro watches over the park from neighbouring Tanzania.
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The View Of Samburuland From The Lodge Saruni Samburu
The View Of Samburuland From The Lodge Saruni Samburu
Samburu
Samburu is an arid region with hot days and cool nights. Wildlife gathers here to drink from the Ewaso Nyiro River and enjoy the lush vegetation growing along its banks.
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Giraffe In Meru Ss By Rich Carey
Giraffe In Meru Ss By Rich Carey
Meru
This equatorial region of mixed forests, crisscrossing rivers and open grasslands in the shadow of Mount Kenya supports a breathtaking array of wildlife.
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Flamingos In The Rift Valley Lakes Ss
Flamingos In The Rift Valley Lakes Ss
Rift Valley Lakes
Kenya’s Great Rift Valley is absolutely stunning. The dramatic outcrops and thickets of dense forest are home to fantastic birds and mammals, but few locations are as lively as the Rift Valley Lakes.
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Lewa Scenery Ss
Lewa Scenery Ss
Lewa
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy began in 1983 with the aim of protecting Kenya’s rhino population. Today, 255 black rhinos safely roam the lands of Lewa, protected round the clock from poachers.
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Kenya Coast Istock 157696633
Kenya Coast Istock 157696633
Kenya Coast
The turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean beckon. What better way to conclude your Kenyan safari than among the sandy beaches and mangrove-lined creeks of the coast, watching traditional dhows set sail at sunset.
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Top 10 Kenya Experiences
To conjure an image of Africa – of an endless heaving throng of life migrating across golden plains stretching beneath a burning sunset, or the peaceful grazing of a giraffe under the watchful eye of mighty Kilimanjaro – is to think of Kenya. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite experiences to inspire your imagination.To conjure an image of Africa – of an endless heaving throng of life migrating across golden plains stretching beneath a burning sunset, or the peaceful grazing of a giraffe under the watchful eye of mighty Kilimanjaro – is to think of Kenya.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite experiences to inspire your imagination.
Best Places to Stay in Kenya
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Masai Mara, Kenya
Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp
More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara.
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Hero Image Aerial View Donyo Lodge Amboseli
Hero Image Aerial View Donyo Lodge Amboseli
Amboseli, Kenya
Ol Donyo Lodge
Ol Donyo Lodge is one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, and also an esteemed member of Relais & Chateaux. Such accolades are warranted: it’s in a truly stunning location, and capitalises on it with meticulous attention to detail and high levels of service.
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Hero Image View Of Lodge Lewa Wilderness Lewa
Hero Image View Of Lodge Lewa Wilderness Lewa
Lewa, Kenya
Lewa Wilderness
Lewa Wilderness is one of the oldest safari ventures in Kenya, and the property and experience have been passed down through generations of the Craig family. For over 100 years, the Craigs have helped to protect the country’s landscapes and wildlife and to share them with fortunate guests.
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Hero Image Bedroom View Saruni Samburu Samburu
Hero Image Bedroom View Saruni Samburu Samburu
Samburu, Kenya
Saruni Samburu
Saruni Samburi sits in a private conservancy and offers beautiful, uninterrupted views of the wilderness. The vastness and purity of this African landscape combined with the untouched local culture makes for a genuinely different experience.
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Hero Image Carissa House Ol Lentille Laikipia
Hero Image Carissa House Ol Lentille Laikipia
Laikipia, Kenya
Ol Lentille
The Sanctuary at Ol Lentille is a magnificent private collection of fully-serviced private houses perched on a wooded rocky kopje in the heart of a private conservation area.
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Hero Image Exterior View Mara Plains Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Exterior View Mara Plains Camp Masai Mara
Masai Mara, Kenya
Mara Plains Camp
In the heart of the 35,000 acre Olare Motorogi Conservancy lies Mara Plains Camp. Access is over a bridge across the river, and when you cross it feels as if you are entering a private kingdom, a world apart from the norm. The standard of food and service here is of international class, being the only Relais & Chateaux accredited property in the Masai Mara and one of only three in the country.
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For Families
Choosing the right country is the starting point in creating the perfect luxury safari for your family. On safari in Kenya, you can expect exciting game viewing, a range of activities, privacy and the chance to engage with local cultures.Choosing the right country is the starting point in creating the perfect luxury safari for your family. On safari in Kenya, you can expect exciting game viewing, a range of activities, privacy and the chance to engage with local cultures.
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
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Top 10 Family Activities in Kenya
What To Do In Kenya With Children? We’ve chosen our best experiences for a luxury family safari to Kenya.
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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Kenya Trip Idea
Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure
Merge thrilling safari experiences amid iconic wildlife-rich landscapes with tranquil beachfront relaxation along the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean, creating an unforgettable journey of contrasts and indulgence.
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Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
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Kenya Family Safaris
Kenya has the ingredients for an amazing family safari. Your children will love seeing vast numbers of animals in iconic African settings. Stay in amazing and exclusive accommodation on private reserves. Enjoy adventures on foot, horseback and by open vehicle with Africa’s finest guides. Your children can see pioneering conservation work in action and meet remote tribal communities. Maybe end with a few days by the coast.
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Your Kenya Safari Awaits
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We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been crafting the finest tailor-made holidays to the world’s wild places. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you every time.
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Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
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The Great Migration
An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.
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Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
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Kenya Safari and Beach Adventure
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Lion Mother Of Notches Rongai Pride With Cub In Masai Mara Kenya Ss Maggy Meyer
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Family Safari in Kenya
From the iconic Masai Mara to the awe-inspiring Laikipia, explore Kenya as a family. Witness breathtaking wildlife and immerse yourselves in rich traditions for an unforgettable adventure in a land where the untamed wilderness thrives alongside vibrant cultures.
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Wildebeest Migration Istock 1021615288 Credit 1001Slide
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Top 10 Kenya Activities
We will ensure you can enjoy the best of Africa in the exclusivity of Kenya’s private conservancies where walking, riding and other expertly guided activities enable the richest safari experience.
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Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
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Kenya Family Safaris
Kenya has the ingredients for an amazing family safari. Your children will love seeing vast numbers of animals in iconic African settings. Stay in amazing and exclusive accommodation on private reserves. Enjoy adventures on foot, horseback and by open vehicle with Africa’s finest guides. Your children can see pioneering conservation work in action and meet remote tribal communities. Maybe end with a few days by the coast.
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Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
Family Camel Ride Sasaab Samburu Kenya
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Top 10 Family Activities in Kenya
What To Do In Kenya With Children? We’ve chosen our best experiences for a luxury family safari to Kenya.
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Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
Pool Ol Lentille Laikipia
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Under-the-radar in Northern Kenya
Chloe’s trip took her off well-trodden paths and into the remote corners of Northern Kenya. Staying in Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy and Laikipia, the trip’s slow pace allows time to forge deep connections with the remote, wild landscapes and its people.
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