Taking a Break in Kenya

May 2nd 2023  |   Kenya, Wildlife Safaris, Countries, Experiences  |  by   Robyn Wauchope
Taking a Break in Kenya

Synonymous with safari, Kenya is a country that suits those looking for a few days away or a longer holiday.

The Long Weekender

If you’re looking for a quick getaway, Kenya is the perfect destination for a long weekend safari holiday. With direct flights from Heathrow, easy internal connections, and a minimal time difference, you can be on your way to an unforgettable safari experience in just 12 hours. Imagine watching wildebeest playfully running across the plains right in front of your tent at Mara Plains Camp or indulging in exceptional views of Kilimanjaro from Ol Donyo Lodge, where you can enjoy a variety of activities, rejuvenating massages, and delicious food.

In the foreground is a table with a red tablecloth and drinks. To the left are two men standing. To the centre and slightly behind are three people, perhaps two women and a man, sitting on the ground with drinks in their hands. Behind them are the African plains with grass and shrubs

Sundowner drinks from Mara Plains Camp

A Week-Long Adventure

For those with a little more holiday time, we recommend combining three nights of safari at Lewa Wilderness or Laikipia Wilderness with four nights of relaxation at either Peponi Hotel or WaterLovers on Kenya’s beautiful Indian Ocean coast. You’ll get to enjoy incredible wildlife viewing amid stunning surroundings and then relax in a charismatic beach hotel.

A white sandy beach with the ocean beyond. On the beach are sunbeds, two if which are under a sun umbrella made of palm fronds. There are also three short palm trees on the beach

Sunbeds on the beach at Waterlovers

Two Weeks or More

Kenya offers such a diverse range of holiday experiences, from a variety of mammal and bird species to dramatic geographical differences, that you can easily spread your safari across two or three distinct locations. Marvel at the abundant wildlife in Masai Mara, explore the Laikipia region on camelback or horseback, and admire the rugged beauty of the Mathews Mountains. We suggest visiting Saruni Mara, Sirikoi, and Sarara for a multi-location safari holiday, followed by some well-deserved rest and relaxation at Kinondo Kwetu beach. This combination would be just perfect for a trip lasting two weeks or longer.

Five elephants, including two young calves, walk from left to right towards the camera. Behind them, on the short grassland plain, is an open sided safari vehicle with a shadecover for a roof

Wildlife viewing from Saruni Mara

What next?

We would be delighted to help you plan a Kenya safari holiday encompassing any of the exclusive stays and trips mentioned here. Our team of experts has travelled widely throughout Africa and can offer expert advice on every type of safari from family and beach holidays to riding and primate safaris. Do get in touch – chatting to people by phone or email is what we do best. We listen, we explain, we answer all sorts of questions even those you didn’t know to ask, and finally we make suggestions. If this is your first time to Africa or your twenty first, we have a team standing by to help make the planning easy and the journey the best ever. Please get in touch whatever stage you’re at.

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