Always wanted to go on a safari but don’t know where to start? Well, we’ve got the QuickGuide for you.
We’d recommend choosing Kenya as the destination, due to the spread of their national parks and available add-on excursions. Below is a list of the national parks and placements.
- Aberdare National Park
- Amboseli National Park
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Masai Mara National Park
- Mount Kenya National Park
- Nairobi National Park
- Sibiloi National Park
- Tsavo East National Park
- Tsavo West National Park
A 2-Night/3-Day safari adventure is all you need. The goal of every safari is to see all Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhino), but this is not guaranteed. Choose a tour operator in the LAND5CAPE Network and you’ll increase your chances!
The high season is during June, July, and August - due to the Great Migration of 1m Wildebeest traveling from Tanzania (Serengeti) to Kenya (Masai Mara). On any day, 3000 vehicles can pass through the park. If you’d like to see the Great Migration, go around July, but be prepared for a packed park and not so great views. Going in the off-season is a good idea. January leading up to May is a great time to go and enjoy the park without the large crowds.
Going to Kenya will require a visa. Click here and follow the prompts to submit a visa application. You can fill out a form on arrival as well, but this is much easier. Note - it takes a few days for your visa application to process. Make sure you have a print out or screenshot of your payment confirmation to show immigration.
You’ll also need to make sure you are up-to-date on all your vaccinations. Make an appointment with a travel nurse and they can advise you on which vaccinations will be required. The most important vaccination is Yellow Fever. You will not be allowed into the country without this certification.