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Say 'safari' and the first thing to spring to mind is more often than not the Masai Mara, prize jewel in Kenya's dazzling crown. The Great Migration is one of the world's most spectacular wildlife shows and the Masai Mara plays host to some of its most dramatic moments as millions of wildebeest and zebra cross its many rivers in search of greener pastures. As the Masai Mara has a massive number of predators, action is all but guaranteed.

If you even just peek beyond the boundaries of this world-famous reserve you will encounter a plethora of safari opportunities that can do nothing but enhance your stay. In Lewa Downs you will  find incredible rhino conservation work against the backdrop of magnificent Mount Kenya. Laikipia is where you can experience the wild from close quarters: on foot, bicycle or on horseback. Feeling intrepid? Why not venture to the Matthew's Mountain Range – home to incredible blend of walking and wild camping in the bush, affording gatherings with remote Samburu tribes (the Singing Wells are a marvel to behold).

And after the exhilarating safari, early mornings, and late nights of retelling stories around the campfire, nothing is more rewarding than lying on a beach next to the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. Take a few nights, or more, to unwind on Kenya's dazzling coast (think Zanzibar without the crowds). As you can see, the possibilities in Kenya are endless and holidays here can be tailor-made to suit you.

Kenya with A&K

How about this for the ultimate sundowner? We heard about it from two guests, recently returned from Kenya's Mara North Conservancy. Their game drive ended on an isolated hill with a poetry-inducing 360-degree panorama. As the setting sun stained the vast wilderness blood red, their guide handed them Masai blankets, traditional weapons and an iced G&T with freshly cut lime. For a perfect crescendo, they spotted a huge leopard as they drove back to camp, following it for twenty minutes without another human in sight.

In Kenya, of course, we offer more than superlative sundowners. A lot more. This is our heartland, where A&K was born over half a century ago, and nobody understands the country like we do. It's the core of our East Africa operation: a one stop shop offering seamless regional travel with 400 experienced staff, many of them multi-lingual - including superb guides with specialities from bird watchers to first-time safari-goers - 24-hour emergency contact, and the continent's best vehicle fleet.

Take an Abercrombie & Kent Kenya holiday and we'll give you a vintage taste of glorious nature with a Hemmingway-style mobile camping safari. We've finessed the art for several decades so you enjoy hot showers, flushing loos and 'tent butlers', all in fabulous game viewing locations. And don't forget the bread; our chefs bake it fresh each day in traditional ground ovens. You're under canvas but you're certainly not roughing it.

We'll show you a country whose prolific wildlife comes with snow-capped peaks and wide savannah punctuated by volcanoes, rounded off with palm-fringed Indian Ocean beaches. There are the Masai Mara's grassy plains, alive with lion, leopard and cheetah, and staggeringly impressive annual migrations; Lewa Downs, a conservation success story for endangered species; and Amboseli, where herds of elephant roam beneath Kilimanjaro's photogenic slopes.

Head to the centre for the drama of the Rift Valley, overlooked by the Laikipia Plateau, one of the black rhino's final refuges; there are vividly coloured crater lakes frescoed with pink flamingo, while further north the arid lowlands of the Samburu Reserve provide the stage for safaris on foot or camel. If you can't find a perfect sundowner spot in Kenya, we'd be very surprised.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Kenya

Nights: 8 | from £4,745pp

Get the most out of the Kenyan wilderness: combine two intimate lodges in two diverse areas – Lewa and the Masai Mara – where you can search for wildlife... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Highlights of Kenya

Nights: 7 | from £3,775pp

This six day twin-centre safari with conservation at its heart gives you the opportunity to track lions and observe chimpanzees before moving on to the... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Family Holidays | Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Luxury Small Group Journey - The Great Migration Safari in Style

Nights: 13 | from £10,549pp

Visiting Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park And Masai... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Safari & Wildlife

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Out of Africa

Nights: 10 | from £6,640pp

Follow in the footsteps of silver screen legends on our 11-day Out of Africa tour of Kenya. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Islands, Savannahs and the Amazon by Private Jet

Nights: 26 | from £80,689pp

Fly around the world on an exclusive private jet journey, taking in the mighty Amazon, tropical Samoa and mysterious Papua New Guinea, captivating Asia... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Offer Sanctuary Olonana, Kenya

Sanctuary Olonana

Masai Mara

In the heart of Kenya's big game country, Sanctuary Olonana nestles in the Masai Mara conservation area on the banks of the Mara River. This is the beautiful...Find out more

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Family Holidays | Safari & Wildlife | Adventure & Culture

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Little Governors Camp

North West  

Staying in one of 17 spacious safari tents, each with private veranda, you can relax and enjoy the panorama of animals and birds frequenting the watering...Find out more

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Elephant Pepper Camp

North West  

Elephant Pepper Camp creates an authentic bush experience. It's tucked away in a grove of Elephant Pepper Trees, from where it derives its name. The...Find out more

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Free flights and 1 free night

Kenya

Prices from £1,640p saving up to £925pp for 4 nights
Stay at Angama Mara for 4 nights and receive complimentary return internal flights from Nairobi  and 1 free night. Price includes, 4 nights accommodation, park fees, private transfers in Nairobi and internal flights to and from the Masai Mara. Price excludes international flights.Valid for travel from 12th January to 31st May and 01st November to 21st December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Safari & Wildlife

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Sanctuary Olonana, Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya

Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 nights
Expereince the magical Masai Mara, staying at Sanctuary Olonana. Stay for three nights and only pay for 2 nights. Saving up to £400 per person based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin room. Park fees are payable on the free night. Valid for travel between now and the 20th June 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Safari & Wildlife

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Africa in our Travel Blog pages.

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Fly to

Nairobi or Mombasa

Flying time

8 hours 30 minutes non-stop

Time difference

GMT +3 hours

Visas

Required for UK passport holders

Health requirements

Yellow fever certificate required if arriving from an endemic area

Best time to travel

December - March, July - October

Weather

Kenya's equatorial location ensures warm weather year round, though it can be cool at night and first thing in the morning. There are two rain seasons, the long rains occur from late March to early June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coldest in July to August.

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