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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 come 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'll 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.

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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:

Quintessential Kenya

Nights: 8 | from £4,995

An 8 night African adventure tracking the Big 5 in the famous Masai Mara and exploring Kenya's Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife

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Classic Kenya

Nights: 7 | from £3,640

Kenya – with its endless savannah and abundance of animals – is the quintessential safari spot, and in eight days it’s possible to pack in the most iconic... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Set departure

Safari & Wildlife

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Highlights of Kenya

Nights: 7 | from £3,625

Track lions, hang out with chimpanzees, learn from the Masai and go on game drives through Kenya on our 9 day Kenyan adventure. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet

Nights: 25 | from £70,600

An incredible around-the-world trip by private jet taking in spectacular destinations, like Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Monaco... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Special Interest

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - Kenya & Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Nights: 13 | from £7,155

This 13 night itinerary through Kenya and Tanzania includes gorgeous lodges and daily game drives into the finest national parks and game reserves. Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

Safari & Wildlife

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

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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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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Funzi Keys

Funzi Island  

Tucked away on an unspoilt island in the Indian Ocean, yet just 15 minutes by air from Mombasa, this is a scene of beautiful seclusion and natural landscape. ...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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View a selection of our top offers:

Kicheche Offer, Kenya

Kenya

Save up to £475pp on 6 nights from £3,150pp
Book a six night holiday to Kenya and receive a free night when staying four nights. Includes three nights and Kicheche Laikipia and three nights at Kicheche Mara. Prices from £3,150pp including international flights and six nights' accommodation. Valid for travel until 31st December 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Quintessential Kenya

Kenya

Price from £5,670 per person saving up to £600 per person for 8 nights
There has never been a better time to travel to Kenya and stay at Sanctuary Olonana. With this exclusive offer save £600 per person on our Quintessential Kenya itinerary. Price from £5,670 per person including international fligths, accommodation on a full board basis and two daily safari activities based on two people sharing a double/twin. The saving is based on travelling in high season between 1st July and 20th September 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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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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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.

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Dear Graeme, A huge thank you for a truly wonderful holiday. Thank you for all your hard work leading up to and during our stay in Kenya. You have been really great throughout. The A&K experience exceeded our expectations and we felt very relaxed and comfortable knowing that we were in good hands. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and were so good with the kids - it made our holiday truly memorable. A special mention to Patricia who met us in Nairobi both ends and Duncan who took such good care of us at the mobile camp. Thank you for the gifts - the children loved the catapult! Well actually Eric loved the catapult the kids haven't had a change to play with it yet!! As Eric said on the phone - good news - we loved the holiday - bad news (for him) - I will be in touch to discuss another trip for next year!! I hope you and all the team at A&K have a great Christmas and a very festive New Year! Kind regards, Arabella, Eric, Jake and Tate

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Useful info

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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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