Luxury holidays to Kenya are suitable for all travellers; from first timers to the African continent, or those with only a short time to explore, the Kenyan combination of outstanding game reserves and pristine white-sand coastline make it an ideal choice for a luxury holiday to Kenya with Elegant Resorts. Feel free to call our Travel Consultants who will happily create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences.
Kenya is regarded by many as the original and most authentic safari destination, so widely represented in print and on screen that it feels familiar even before you arrive. This is the Africa of Elsa the Lion, Baroness Blixen and the Masai Mara National Reserve.
On a luxury Kenyan holiday you can experience the archetypal east African safari with virtually guaranteed sightings of the 'Big Five'. The Masai Mara forms part of the annual great migration route of over a million wildebeest and zebra, with the Mara River’s flourishing hippo and crocodile population making this a hazardous spot for the game, but a great opportunity for photographers. The experience may be far from intimate, as the 'Greatest Show on Earth' draws visitors from around the globe, but it remains one of Africa’s essential ‘must-sees’.
While the Mara is characterised by gently rolling hills and wide plains, Samburu is more rugged and largely arid, covered in volcanic outcrops, swamps and small rivers. Wildlife thrives, nonetheless, with a range of animal and birdlife subtly different to that found further south. You can expect to see ostriches, reticulated giraffes, gerenuk, leopards, lions and cheetahs. The naturally arid landscape means that the rivers and waterholes make for especially rich wildlife-viewing, from the timid antelope, to the mighty mud-bathing elephant.
Meru Park is most famous for being the setting for Joy Adamson's book, 'Born Free'. The park is especially scenic, straddling the equator, with great views of Mount Kenya and plentiful wildlife. After suffering badly at the hands of poachers in the 1980s, the Meru is once again a successful park, with breeding hers of elephants and other big game assuring its future. Laikipia's range of varied habitats encourage a diverse range of species and allow for migratory herds to move from one area to another. Here, efforts are being made to breed and protect endangered species and often by staying at these properties, guest are contributing directly to the local conservation efforts.
Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants. In 2013, Ramadan will be celebrated for one month from 9th July.