First Time African Safari
Looking to get started with your first African Safari? If you’ve never before been to Africa, you’ve so much to look forward to. But choosing where to go on your first safari can be quite daunting.
Kenya has been doing safaris since the very concept was invented, and safari actually means 'journey' in Swahili. Nowhere in Africa has a more professional safari industry than Kenya’s, and with that experience comes a rare combination of infrastructure and service. There are hundreds of excellent lodges and tented camps, standards of service from local staff are generally high, and they’ve mastered the logistics of moving between national parks for each leg of your safari itinerary.
Kenya’s wildlife offering is also outstanding. The main safari circuit takes in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Lake Nakuru, with Tsavo West, Tsavo East and Samburu popular add-ons. Any combination of these parks should ensure ample sightings of big cats, plenty of elephants, a few rhinos, and all of the plains game, such as buffaloes, giraffes, zebras and all manner of gazelle and antelope species. Extend your stay by a week and you could even scale Mt Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak.
Nothing can quite compare to your first safari experience in Kenya, and this itinerary is designed to let first-time visitors experience all the magic of this wonderful destination. You will have the chance to view the full spectrum of wildlife that inhabits Kenya, of course including the famous Big 5. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy incredible safari experiences including bush walks as well as the more traditional game drives, but this will also be done while staying at some of the most luxurious camps around, ensuring you don’t ever have to go without your creature comforts. This is an amazing opportunity to truly get to know Kenya, and after this first visit, you’re sure to be yearning to return time and time again.