What To Expect From A Luxury Safari In Kenya

Experience the captivating allure of a luxury safari in Kenya. It is here where Africa’s true essence unfolds before you. The jewel of East Africa is not only the birthplace of the modern-day safari, but it also remains the ultimate destination for wildlife viewing. Adorned with diverse landscapes and enchanting historical hallmarks, Kenya weaves an enchanting tapestry that will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

An Elephant Cow with her calf photographed during a luxury safari in Kenya.

EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF KENYA

Kenya is a country that captivates the imagination with its untamed wilderness and diverse beauty. From the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve to the scenic Amboseli National Park, Kenya’s national parks and reserves offer a glimpse into the beauty of nature. A luxury safari in Kenya offers travellers a truly immersive experience in the captivating corners of Africa’s backyard.  

The Magnificent Maasai Mara

Regarding luxury safaris, specifically a luxury safari in Kenya, the Maasai Mara is synonymous with adventure and unparalleled beauty. Moreover, this iconic destination is renowned for its abundant wildlife, such as the famous Big Five. (Included in the Big Five are lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo). Imagine witnessing a lioness and her cubs playfully roaming the vast plains. Furthermore, think how awesome it will be to observe a graceful cheetah in pursuit of its prey.

A pair of lions as seen during a luxury safari in Kenya


In the Maasai Mara, these extraordinary experiences become a reality. The Maasai Mara is home to incredible wildlife. Additionally, it hosts one of the world’s most spectacular natural events—the Great Migration. Each year, millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores travel across the vast plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania. Their destination is the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara. This incredible spectacle of survival and determination is a must-see for any safari enthusiast.

Amboseli National Park: A Photographer’s Paradise

Amboseli National Park is a dream come true for those with a passion for photography. Located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, this park offers breathtaking vistas and wildlife encounters. Capture the iconic image of elephants roaming against the backdrop of the majestic snow-capped mountain. And witness the elegant giraffes gracefully moving across the plains. Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s paradise; hence it should not be missed.

Two giraffes in the Amboseli National Park, photographed during a luxury safari in Kenya.

Great National Parks

Apart from the stunning wildlife and landscapes, Kenya boasts some of the world’s most celebrated national parks and reserves. Tsavo National Park is one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds. This park covers an area of over 22,000 square kilometres. Its vast wilderness encompasses the largest range of landscapes. Included are open grasslands, savannahs, volcanic hills, dense woodlands, and iconic red-hued soil. Moreover, this variety of ecosystems supports an incredible display of flora and fauna. The fauna is a must-see, especially the famous “red elephant”, unique to this region.

Beyond its natural splendour, Tsavo National Park holds significant cultural importance. The park is home to various indigenous communities, such as the Maasai, Kamba, and Taita people. These communities have inhabited the region for centuries, and they have a deep connection to the land and its wildlife. Coupled with their connection to the land is their urge to preserve their traditional ways of life and cultural practices. Exploring Tsavo allows visitors to engage with local communities and learn about their customs. Furthermore, visitors will learn about the indigenous communities’ harmonious coexistence with nature.

WHO SHOULD EXPERIENCE A LUXURY SAFARI IN KENYA?

Kenya’s allure as a captivating safari destination is undeniable, appealing to many travellers. Especially to those who seek unique and enriching experiences. Whether you are a first-time explorer or a seasoned safari enthusiast, Kenya offers an exceptional opportunity to discover the wonders of Africa. A luxury safari in Kenya caters for various preferences and interests.

Unspoiled landscape showing mountain tops sticking out above the clouds.

A Solo Luxury Safari Experience

For those venturing on their inaugural safari adventure or exploring new regions, Kenya is an ideal choice. The country is enthralled with diverse conservancies. Each one boasts its own distinct charm and an impressive selection of luxurious lodges. Delve deeper into the remarkable landscapes of Samburu and Laikipia, where extraordinary wildlife encounters await at every turn. Beyond the confines of a safari vehicle, Kenya offers an exciting range of extracurricular activities. These activities certainly, ensure that each day unfolds with unparalleled excitement and variety.

The Ultimate Family Safari Experience

Kenya holds a special place as a top destination for family safaris, extending a warm embrace to travellers of all ages. It goes beyond mere accommodation for children and wholeheartedly welcomes families. Private conservancies, in particular, offer a remarkable degree of flexibility. They provide access to exclusive vehicles and guides. This allows parents to structure their day around the needs of their little ones. In other words, parents don’t need to disrupt the schedule their kids are used to. Custom daily schedules cater for children’s snack breaks or nap times without disrupting the experiences of other guests.

Furthermore, childminding services and engaging programs like Finch Hatton’s Young Explorers Club cater to the interests of young adventurers. This creates a family-friendly atmosphere that ensures a memorable safari experience for all.

A Haven For Honeymooners and Romantic Getaways

Kenya has earned its reputation as a perennial honeymoon destination and couple’s getaway, captivating couples with its romantic luxury tents nestled within the wilderness and evoking the timeless allure of the iconic film “Out of Africa.” Whether you are newlyweds embarking on a blissful journey together or celebrating milestone anniversaries, Kenya’s sweeping savannahs provide an enchanting backdrop for an unforgettable romantic escape.

Luxury accomodation nestled within the wilderness.

A LUXURY SAFARI IN KENYA IS A GREAT WAY TO DISCOVER KENYA’S WILDLIFE KINGDOM

Kenya’s abundant natural wonders are showcased within its 40-plus national parks, reserves, and private conservancies. These Parks provide a haven for over 25,000 animal species. Kenya’s wildlife encounters are nothing short of extraordinary! As you venture through these remarkable landscapes, a world of diverse wildlife unfolds before your eyes. From the majestic African elephant to the elusive leopard, the iconic lion to the gentle giraffe, and the powerful rhino to the swift cheetah.


The renowned Maasai Mara steals the spotlight with its exceptional concentration of big cats and herds of wildebeest that grace its plains during the Great Migration. Amboseli National Park is a must-visit for elephant enthusiasts. Moreover, it is home to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants. They conduct the longest-running elephant study in the world. In the captivating Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya, visitors should visit the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary. They offer a unique opportunity to witness firsthand how Africa’s first community-owned sanctuary rescues and releases elephants.

One of Kenya's avian icons, the scarlet-chested Sunbird


Kenya’s avian wonders will captivate Birdwatchers. Kenya holds a staggering record of over 1,100 bird species. The country’s diverse habitats, ranging from arid deserts to thriving wetlands, create ideal breeding and feeding grounds for a remarkable variety of birds. Furthermore, the Rift Valley lakes, including Lake Nakuru, Lake Baringo, and Lake Naivasha, serve as a magnet for migratory and resident birdlife. These birds enchant observers with their vibrant displays. Altogether 470 recorded bird species have their habitat in the Mara. It is, without a doubt, a birdwatcher’s paradise. Keep an eye out for Kenya’s avian icons, such as the regal crowned hornbill, the majestic African fish eagle, the vibrant scarlet-chested sunbird, and the breathtaking congregations of flamingos.

BEYOND THE WONDROUS WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Beyond traditional game drives, Kenya caters to the desires of active travellers with its diverse offerings. You can ascend the majestic slopes of Mount Kenya for thrilling trekking adventures. Furthermore, you can immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the bush through captivating walking safaris. In addition, be sure you embark on fly camping experiences. For a unique perspective, exhilarating helicopter and horseback safaris provide an extraordinary vantage point from which to observe wildlife in their natural habitat.


If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure, Kenya’s remarkable diversity, extraordinary experiences, and warm hospitality make it an ideal destination. Moreover, Kenya is also ideal for romantic escapes, cherished family getaways, exclusive group experiences, or thrilling active explorations. The stage is set, and Kenya invites you to create lifelong memories amidst its awe-inspiring landscapes and abundant wildlife.

A HAVEN OF HOSPITALITY AT FINCH HATTONS

Indulging in a luxury safari at Finch Hattons in Kenya opens a world of unparalleled adventure. Each day is meticulously curated to provide extraordinary moments, from when you are welcomed to our camp to when you leave.

Game drives take centre stage as the primary mode of wildlife viewing. It will immerse you in the captivating beauty of Kenya’s wilderness. We thoughtfully structure your days. It will revolve around the magic of early morning and afternoon drives that reveal the wonders of the animal kingdom.

As the sun gracefully descends, it’s time to savour the ritual of sundowners—a cherished tradition. Picture yourself with a locally produced gin and tonic in hand. During the last few minutes of the day, you will be toasting the remarkable experiences of the day. As you savour your drink, relish the breathtaking scenery surrounding you, ensuring a symphony of nature accompanies every sip.

Dinner table overlooking the breathtaking Kenyan landscape with a beautiful sunset in the background

When the evening casts its enchanting spell, a culinary journey awaits. Depending on your preference, indulge in a gourmet, multi-course dinner with fellow guests, fostering tales of safari adventures. Enjoy your dinner in the comfort of your luxury tented suite, with room service available for honeymooners, couples and guests seeking a bit more privacy. Furthermore, for a truly unforgettable experience, choose an al fresco dinner set amidst the untamed beauty of the bush, where the flickering flames of a bonfire create an intimate ambience under the starlit sky.

Frequently Asked Questions


What makes Finch Hattons’ luxury African safari in Kenya unique?

Finch Hattons offers unique luxury safari experiences in Kenya by providing tailor-made itineraries for international and resident guests. With award-winning accommodation and amenities such as our Chyulu Spa, guests can indulge in understated luxury while immersing themselves in the splendour of Kenya’s wildlife.


What wildlife can I expect to encounter during a luxury safari in Kenya with Finch Hattons?

Kenya is renowned for its abundant wildlife, and Finch Hattons offers exhilarating game drives where guests can witness Big Five (lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhino) in their natural habitat. Additionally, guests may encounter other captivating species such as giraffes, wildebeest, and a diverse array of birdlife, including the Verreaux’s Eagle Owl and Golden Palm Weaver.


Can I combine a luxury safari in Kenya?

Absolutely! Finch Hattons provides an opportunity to combine the luxury of two award-winning tented camps located in two of Kenya’s favourite national parks. Spend 3 nights at Finch Hattons before being whisked away to Sir Richard Branson’s Kenyan Safari Camp, Mahali Mzuri. The Flying Safari is the perfect way for guests to see the best of Kenya in one single visit.

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