Kenya straddles the Equator and is cut from North to South by the splendour of the Great Rift Valley. About 50 km wide and up to 3000m deep, this valley offers the viewer dramatic scenery, exquisite lakes and incredible birdlife. Lake Nakuru and its pink flamingos are the best of these. Kenya boasts many wildlife parks and reserves, the most famous being the Masai Mara Reserve, while Tsavo National Park is one of the world’s largest sanctuaries. Amboseli Reserve boasts game roaming the savannah with the snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. The extinct volcano of Mount Kenya dominates the highlands, while the idyllic stretches of tropical beaches give this magnificent gem of Africa yet another dimension.
The Masai Mara Reserve
The Masai Mara is one of the few remaining places left on earth where herds of game can still be seen in vast numbers, along with the Serengeti in Tanzania. The Great Migration between the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is a phenomenon that is beyond description. Some 2 million wildebeest and zebra migrate north into The Masai Mara during the dry season, returning to the southern Serengeti as the rains falls from December to March. These animals are relentlessly tracked by predators, often preying on the sick and weak as they migrate in a clockwise fashion each year. The spectacles of great herds of game attempting to cross the crocodile infested waters is a once in a life time opportunity.
The Kenyan Coastline
The beauty of Kenya’s 480km coastline rates along side that of Zanzibar. A true tropical romantic paradise of unspoilt palm fringed beaches stretch for miles along the coast of crystal clear, turquoise waters. The coral reef running the length of this coastline offers some of the best diving, snorkelling, as well as big game fishing in its spectacular under-water world. This makes a perfect combination with an African safari.
For those that are after a varied safari experience in this iconic safari destination, this 10 night trip includes visits to a number of must see safari destinations and national parks within Kenya. The itinerary offers the visitor a range of experiences from sharing a table with a giraffe, exploring a different culture, seeing rhino up close and personal and witnesses the thrill of the migrating herds in the iconic Masai Mara. (Have a little more time? Why not add an idyllic beach stay to the trip).
2 nights Giraffe manor, 3 nights Sasaab, 2 nights Solio lodge, 3 nights Salas camp.
Ideal for those wanting to combine big game with big gorillas and therefore see the best of East Africa in a short time frame, this itinerary is ideal. With a couple nights to acclimatize to Africa on the shores of Lake Naivasha with its big game and pink flamingoes, to the iconic Masai Mara Game Reserve teeming with huge herds of wildlife and predator action, before moving on to a once in a lifetime Gorilla trekking opportunity in nearby Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. (Have a little more time? Why not add an idyllic beach stay to the trip).
2 nights Lake Naivasha, 3 nights Masai Mara, 3 nights Volcanoes National Park.
Hi Joan - We have arrived home safely - with just a little jet lag. Your guidance and expertise in planning this trip was invaluable. The trip exceeded all of my expectations!! I would not have changed anything. It would be difficult to pick out the best part of the trip - in that each day was so special. Rob and Heath were exceptional and a great part in making the trip so special. Londolozi was amazing. I'm not sure who we have to thank for our special Anniversary treat of lunch in the tree house; but thank you, thank you, thank you!! It still brings tears to my eyes thinking of the it!! We started the trip by saying "if" we go back to Africa only for it to be quickly changed to "when" we go back to Africa. So until next time, I thank you again for making this such a special experience!!
We were a group of three couples traveling to South Africa for the first time. We have traveled to Italy, Cuba, Mexico and other locations together and had arranged to stay in a house outside of Cape Town on our own. Redfoot Safaris was introduced to us by a friend in Phoenix that had a great experience in 2017. We communicated with Rex by email and phone and were impressed by his patience as none of us had ever been on a Safari and we had lots of questions. Rex arranged for us to have two full day tours of Cape Town and the surrounding area and we were so impressed with our guide that we engaged him for another full day. Upon arrival at Rattray on Mala Mala we could not believe how comfortable and luxurious the facilities were and the staff and their service was impeccable. Our guide, Garrett, was fantastic and a wealth of knowledge. We were exposed to a great number of animals and learned so much about their lives and their environment. It was both an educational and relaxing break and our photos and memories will be enjoyed for years to come. We highly recommend letting Redfoot make the arrangements so that the total experience can be enjoyed even though it is far from home. We would love to return and repeat the entire experience.
Our trip was just perfect - spent three days touring Cape Town and surroundings with our guide, George Meyer, who was fantastic. Other than our pick-up time, nothing was set in stone, and George allowed each day to unfold as it happened. We got to see everything on our list - and then some. From there we headed to MalaMala for a couple days safari, which were amazing - the accommodations at Rattray's were beautiful, and we saw more wildlife than we were expecting. Our safari guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and perfectly suited for our group. All details were taken care of by Redfoot/Rex, including being met at the Johannesburg airport, which was a huge help on our way home! Can't say enough about Rex, George, and MalaMala. Loved the trip!!