When most people envision Africa, they are likely picturing the landscapes of Kenya. Located near the equator, luxury holidays to Kenya offer plains teeming with game, cultures as old as time and unchanged by the modern world and vast African horizons stretching into eternity. Embarking on a luxury safari holiday in Kenya reveals some of the most timeless treasures of this storied country—a land of exquisite diversity and wildlife. It begins with a safari through the Maasai Mara, where the indigenous Maasai people are steeped in their rich traditions and celebrations and troves of wildebeests and zebras migrate in their millions, the great predators following in their wake.
On your luxury safari holiday to Kenya, you will delve into its national parks, great reserves and witness the incredible wildlife. Each OROKO safari holiday features only the most exclusive luxury camps and private game drives without the hindrance of other tourists. Our first-hand knowledge and long-standing relationships with iconic African lodges mean that we can provide excellent value. We’ll ensure your luxury holiday to Kenya features the best wildlife tours, game drives and exclusive lodges. OROKO are also committed to working with ‘conservation first’ suppliers who practise sustainable tourism.
POCKET GUIDE TO KENYA
Massive herds of zebras and wildebeest trample through the rolling grasslands of the Kenya’s Maasai Mara, one of Africa’s most beloved safari destinations. Lions, leopards and cheetahs laze in the long grass. Hippopotami and crocodiles swim in the rivulets. The Maasai Mara is famous for sightings of Africa’s big five game animals and for hosting the Great Migration. Named in honour of the Maasai people, ancestral inhabitants of the region, the reserve is home to many Maasai villages, rich in culture and heritage.
The warm waters of the Indian Ocean lap the sands of Diani Beach. More than ten miles long, this pristine stretch of Kenyan coastline is hugged by indigenous woodlands and kissed by surfable waves. Diani Beach is the perfect last stop on a luxury holiday to Kenya, a haven of respite after thrilling safari adventures. Laze in a hammock strung between palms, discover the richness and diversity of marine life on snorkelling adventures, explore the sacred forests and visit the monkey sanctuary.
Known as the “Green City in the Sun”, Nairobi is built on a fascinating mix of rainforest and savannah grasslands that still retain an abundance of wildlife attractions. In addition to several reserves within the city, Kenya’s capital is bordered by Nairobi National Park to the south, home to elephants, giraffes, rhinos and more. In complete contrast, the centre of Nairobi is a cosmopolitan gem, with amazing cultural institutes, an established café culture and a thriving nightlife scene.
Kenya is a wonderful destination for those looking for sustainable holidays. For tourism to be sustainable, it needs to be beneficial to the areas in which it takes place and not damage natural and cultural environments. Our partners, Sarara, are leaders in sustainable tourism. 100% community owned, Sarara is driven and managed by the local Samburu community. Prior to its existence, the Sarara Valley had no form of native economy and poaching was rife. To learn more about Sarara’s incredible success story, read our travel trends piece on community and conservation.