And recognizing that a safari is a great adventure for all ages, many Kenyan safari tours are specializing in family-friendly safaris. What greater way for children to learn about wildlife and endangered species than to see them in their natural habitat.
On a safari, you will experience thrilling game drives through some of Kenya’s greatest wildlife refuges. Expert guides will share their knowledge and take you to the best wildlife viewing locations. Best of all, with a guided tour, all the details are taken care of so you can fully enjoy the experience.
MASAI MARA WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
While in Kenya, include a visit to the Masai Mara Reserve. (Many safari tours will include this stop.) Depending on when you are there, you can witness the world famous annual migration of wildebeest and zebra.
The wildebeest movements can vary from year to year, but they usually arrive in Kenya in August and leave again in October.
No trip to Kenya would be complete without a visit to Mount Kenya. At over 16,000 ft above sea level, this extinct volcano — the second-highest mountain in Africa — is the epitome of the incredible beauty that exists in the African wilderness. You can climb to the upper slopes for the stunning view or enjoy the beauty of the forested lower slopes.
To complete the experience, consider a stay in one of the “rough-luxe” log cabins at Rutundu, located on the northern slopes of Mount Kenya. This adventurous getaway is perfect for hiking, fishing, or simply enjoying the tranquil beauty of this wilderness setting.
Did You Know? Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton during a stay at Rutundu.
KENYA’S CORAL COAST
For adventure of a different type, head south to the Coral Coast and Mombasa, Kenya’s main port town. You can snorkel, sail, swim, or surf along Diani Beach, six miles of white sand, turquoise waters, and swaying palm trees. Diani Beach is considered one of Kenya’s premier resort destinations.
If you’re there in November, you’ll witness the annual Mombasa Carnival, a colorful celebration of Kenyan culture, featuring local musicians, artisans, and dancers.
STAYING CONNECTED IN KENYA
Because of its remote location, you might be concerned about having connectivity. Not to worry. With a Wireless Traveler global SIM card, you can make outgoing calls for as little as 87¢ per minute and incoming calls are 25¢ per minute. Cell phone connectivity is surprisingly robust in Africa, as it is easier and cheaper to erect cell phone towers than to lay landlines.
With our wirelesstraveler low cost calling app, outgoing calls are as little as 2¢ per minute and incoming calls are 3¢ per minute. The app can be downloaded free of charge from iTunes Store or Google Play and activated on the Wireless Traveler web site. All you need is a wifi connection to use it.