Africa's "Big Sky Country"

Kenya.  Africa’s “Big Sky Country.”  This is a place like no other.  It makes you feel like you’re smack dab in the middle of a National Geographic documentary.  You’re a part of the story as an eye-witness to the authenticity of nature playing out right before your eyes.  After all, Kenya is home to the world-famous Masai Mara National Reserve, an epic land of dynamic wildlife encounters, wide open spaces and the captivating Maasai people.  Every year The Great Migration arrives here, and the true battle for survival is turned up several notches.  Lions and crocodiles take their positions as 2 million migrating wildebeest and zebra try to navigate their way past the gauntlet that is the Mara River to the grasslands beyond which are still ripe with predators.  A can’t miss experience is meeting and visiting with the Maasai people.  They are a treasure of this country and welcome you into their world for an up close and personal look at what village life is like and perform cultural songs and dances that are as unique as Africa.  It truly is a perspective-changing experience and one of my personal favorite things about visiting Kenya.  

The Masai Mara isn’t the only safari destination in Kenya to traverse.  There are other excellent national parks/reserves that bring a little diversity to Kenya’s safari portfolio.  Did you know that even though Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, the best view is from Amboseli National Park in Kenya?  Picture magnificent herds of elephants walking past with the dramatic Kilimanjaro in the background.  A postcard no doubt!  Did you know that Kenya has two amazing lakes?  Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha are perfect for a change of scenery with superb birding (even flamingos at Lake Nakuru), as well as the more traditional safari characters, really cool fever trees and even boat rides.  

I love that when on safari, especially in Kenya, you don’t think about anything else.  Nothing else matters.  You completely immerse yourself in the excitement of nature in action while connecting with the local people for a unique and cherished African experience that will stay with you forever.  Africa becomes a part of your soul. 

Top Kenya Destinations

Safari Destinations customized to fit your budget and needs.

Amboseli National Park

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Lake Naivasha

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Lake Nakuru

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Masai Mara

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Nairobi (major airport)

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When to Go

Best time: June – October

  • Best time for the Great Migration in the Masai Mara
  • The dry season, little to no rain (and less mosquitoes)
  • Animals are easier to spot due to less dense vegetation

The Masai Mara is a great place to visit outside of the peak migration season.  It is far less crowded and the game viewing is excellent.


Dry season (June – October):

  • Cooler temperatures at night (keep in mind that the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere)

Wet season (November –  December (short rains); March – May (sustained rains)



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