Kenya Luxury Safaris and Tours

Top 12 Best Luxury Kenya Tours

Best Inspirational 12 Kenya Safaris & Tours

Kenya Luxury Safaris and Tours – Oluokos Signature selected private Kenya luxury tours offer the ultimate holiday experiences in the quintessential African safari destinations. Our Kenya luxury holiday experience designers have travelled throughout Kenya to weave some of the finest luxury tours that feature the best-handpicked safari lodges, highly rated guides, widest options when it comes to the standards of accommodation and an array of wildlife in Kenya’s most beautiful landscapes.

Not limited to game drives, our Kenya luxury safaris include venturing into the uncrowded host communities private wildlife conservancies, iconic nature reserves and national parks. In brief, names such as Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli, Masai Mara, Laikipia, Samburu, the Chyulu Hills, and Tsavo are among the so many incredible highlights of our Kenya luxury safaris.

These top destinations make the best spotting locations for the Big Five and the Big Seven game alike.  Witnessing the annual wildebeest migration, and experiencing the romance of Kenya’s endless savannah grasslands, verdant Rift Valley lakes, the sun-baked deserts around Lake Turkana, Kenya’s coastal strip where the sand kisses the beach, the equatorial rainforest of the Kakamega and without missing to mention the towering peaks on the Mount Kenya.

Kenya's Best luxury Safaris for Families

Located on over 111,000 hectares of private land in the heart of the Chyulu Hills, between Kenya’s Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks. The property, Ol Donyo Lodge stands from the ancient lava rock spewed out of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic activities 360,000 years ago.

This has created a timelessness that touches every single guest who visits them. At Ol Donyo Lodge safari experiences, include bird watching, horseback safaris, mountain bike safaris, guided walking safaris and open vehicle game drives.

With the recent refurbishments and improvements, Ol Donyo Lodge now comprise of 8 Deluxe Suites and 1 x 2-bedroomed Sambu Suite that is ideal for families. This has also brought similarities in all suites in terms of interior layout with the removal of the split-level flooring. This now offers the so much fabulous in-door spa treatments.  

The newly enhanced sunken hide will offer guests the opportunity to spend the entire day, or, if they wish, even stay overnight alongside the waterhole.

The captivating Ol Donyo Lodge is tucked away in the cool shadow of the Chyulu Hills in Amboseli, one of Kenya’s most prized safari destinations. The lodge boasts spacious guest suites, no two of which are the same. Each features their own exclusive plunge pool, as well as a rooftop terrace where an elegant star bed can be set up to sleep beneath the glittering night sky.

Guests can dine on tantalising meals, accompanied by an extensive wine list and served in the elegant dining area. After a rewarding morning of game viewing, guests can choose to cool off in the inviting infinity pool or indulge in a relaxing massage. Adventures include twice-daily game drives, guided bush walks, exhilarating horseback safaris (with mounts suitable for both novice and experienced riders), Maasai village visits, fly-camping, day trips to the Amboseli National Park (at an extra cost) and mountain biking.

#1. Ol Donyo Lodge

#2. Kiangazi House

Characterised by flagstone floors, open log fires, a range of slumber seating, large black and white aerial photographs of Nairobi, animal paintings, freshly cut roses, heavy set pine furnishings, antiques and dimpled walls, Kiangazi sells itself on a feel that is both elsewhere and home – Kiangazi is the place to call home.

Situated perfectly in the middle of the Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary and the wildlife corridor, and in a natural garden typically in its own layout, enormous lawns, its colourful bougainvillea, its succulent heavy beds and its range of flowers – of the area, Kiangazi House is a stone build consisting of a main house and 5 bedrooms.

White, red tiled and girded by a veranda supported by white columns, the main house includes a huge lounge, a dining room, a bar, games room, kitchen, pool, tennis courts and a library.

Kiangazi House boasts some panoramic views across the Great Rift Valley and the shimmering waters of Lake Oloidien and Lake Naivasha is a stunning quintessential country house.

 

Set in the heart of the Oserengoni Wildlife Sanctuary and overlooking a busy waterhole, Kiangazi House offers guests a relaxed and homely atmosphere. From its cozy lounge, bar area and dining room all open up on to the magnificent veranda and the gardens that is host to a huge variety of exotic flowers and plants.

The beautiful swimming pool is nestled into the gardens with views of the water hole and Lake Oloidien. All bedrooms have large beds and furnishings carefully selected for each room so that no two rooms are the same. Some rooms have fireplaces and all boast spacious bathrooms with organic handmade bathroom products from Northern Kenya.

 

Professionally trained chefs managed ensure many ingredients are locally sourced and of the highest quality, many coming from their very own dairy and vegetable garden.

Guests have the freedom to roam this wilderness in 4WD vehicles and enjoy a sundowner at the log fire after a long day of game driving but also to go out for a night game drive.

Guests can explore the shores of Lake Oloidien with its variety of birdlife including pelicans and flamingos. The yellow-backed Acacia forests are normally the place where leopards can be spotted lounging. Boat trips on Lake Naivasha are also offered, where guests can marvel at the Rift Valley, hippos, pelicans and fish eagles. Other activities available are trips to Hells Gate National Park and horse riding.

Delve into the unforgettable and rejuvenating African luxury safari experience in the Maasai Mara high billed and enchanting luxurious Governors Camp. Located at the Mara Triangle section of the Maasai Mara, this is the original good old days tented safari camp. Owing to it perfect prime wildlife viewing location and standing superbly along the meandering banks of the Mara River this luxury safari offers an unmatched wildlife viewing advantages from the comfort of your safari camp deck.  

Whether you want to enjoy the whole day relaxing while watching the resident wildlife within the camp’ ground or explore the nearby wildlife hotspots on an open-sided Land Rover or you could also fall in love with the Maasai tribe and visit their home not far away from the camp. The 6-day luxury safari is suitable for couples with children and single guests

#3. Maasai Mara Wilderness Kenya Safari

#4. Authentic
Kenyan Safari

Away from home, we’ll tuck you in some awesome destinations in Africa. This ten-night luxury safari focuses on Kenya’s highlands, vast savanna grasslands, and the lakes of east Africa’s Great Rift Valley system. For a very long time, the Great Rift Valley has remained to stand out as one of the world’s most promising safari destinations.

Having strategically themed your safari around the must visit attractions, you’ll begin by staying in Nairobi upon arrival before exploring Kenya’s highlands, at the Aberdares where stopping for lunch at Aberdare Country Club in Nyeri is a memorable experience before a transfer to the Ark Lodge, overlooking the waterhole, and a bush dinner surrounded by wilderness at night.

From the high altitude, we’ll visit both Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita where the charming colonial ranch farm life still dominates the era. These lakes offer unique safari activities that can be undertaken either as a family. This range from walking, hiking, horse riding boating or even night game drives.

Your authentic safari will not be complete without the Maasai Mara. This is a big game and the Maasai tribe countryside where every action comes alive as soon as you arrive. From  game drives in search of the abundant wildlife, to an excursion to the Maasai village or a total relaxation at the camp. For the adventurous ones, taking a hot air balloon would be the ultimate way of winding your Kenyan safari.  

Discovering the best that Kenya has to offer to its discerning guests is the best way enjoy the value of an original African safari. Exploring Kenya from its green city in the sun as you to the high altitude region of the Aberdare National Park, known for its dense forest and big elephants’ population. Further north, make your way to the arid Samburu countryside where the wildlife is more special and very unique as opposed to the generally well-known wildlife in other parts of Kenya.

Braking our safari itinerary at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, you’ll learn a lot about the last two northern white rhinos and of course more about wildlife conservation. Leaving Ol Pajeta behind us, it will be time to discover the tranquility of the happy Valley by the shores of Lake Naivasha where you’ll enjoy some cool nature-friendly wildlife safari activities at leisure.

From Lake Naivasha, our next destination will be the Maasai Mara as the safari culminates at the prime wildlife destination. If you choose to come during the months of July through to October, you’ll witness nature’s most dramatic spectacles, the wildebeest migration as wildebeests, zebras alongside gazelles migrate in their thousands across the Maasai Mara on their way from Serengeti National Park.          

While in the Maasai Mara, you’ll experience game drives by night and day, and — as well as going in search of the Big Five, an exciting nature excursion with Maasai guides or relax back at the camp. Indulge deeper and engage with local Maasai communities and an add-on option a hot air balloon safari before the end of your safari

#5. Kenya in the
Eyes of a Luxury Guest

#6. Kenya Wildlife Safari

Our 12 days specialist-run wildlife safari will take us to some of Kenya’s prime wildlife destinations. Veering off the beaten track to seek out elephants, hippos, leopards and lions against the impressive backdrop of the Great Rift Valley and Mount Kenya.

This Kenya wildlife safari gives you a real taste of adventure and timeless luxury. Discover the less-beaten safari trails to the best locations from which to appreciate Kenya’s spectacular landscape and wildlife.

Begin your Kenya wildlife safari with unique giraffe encounters at the world famous Giraffe Center and the Nairobi Elephant Nursery before heading north through the beautiful farmlands to sleep under the stars in Laikipia.

From here, you’ll proceed to Lake Nakuru for more wildlife this time round with more rhinos, zebras Rothschild’s giraffes, lions and much more. Lake Nakuru is renowned for its rich and captivating birdlife especially when the water minerals composition is at its best to support the flamingoes.

After a week of discovering the African wildlife safari in the bush, you can relax and rejuvenate at the tranquil setting of Lake Naivasha waters at the Ajabu House. While here, you’ll explore the beauty of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley and one of the must visit is, the Elsamere, where Joy and George Adamson once lived, now home to colobus monkeys and hippos

The grand finale in the Masai Mara allows you to experience Africa’s most famous sounds and sights in remote but luxurious surroundings. You’ll stay for five nights in a luxury bush camp, taking game drives and bush walks to see spectacular wildlife species such as topis, elephants, Cape buffaloes, wildebeest, zebras, Maasai giraffes, elands and cheetahs. Then, staying in the world-famous Maasai Mara, deepens your understanding of Kenyan culture by experiencing the Maasai life.  

With the iconic nomadic Maasai pastoralists, big herds of elephants, the Maasai giraffes, lions,  and over 450 species of birds, Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve ranks among the best-loved most photographed wildlife hotspots on earth!  

The Maasai Mara offers incredible photographic opportunity outside of the typical migration season. Honestly speaking based on available facts, many an award-winning safari images have been captured during the shoulder season either sides of the wildlife migratory movements. Throughout the year, the Maasai Mara remains a quintessential luxury safari experience in the Mara and is still one of the dreams that any wildlife and nature enthusiast shouldn’t miss.

During your ten-day safari, that features 8 nights in Maasai Mara and with maximum group size of six, you’ll have enough flexibility to get those precious photos during early-morning and late-afternoon game drives. While at the camp, evenings offer sumptuous meals, companionship and time to review your day images.

When the migration isn’t on, the wildlife photography is equally very rewarding with fewer obstructions in the way of your shots and the big cats have to work harder and are more active. Apart from photography on the ground, aerial photography over the Mara is highly recommended especially if you happen to fancy a hot air balloon.

#7. Maasai Mara Photography Safari

#8. Kenya and
tanzania Wildlife Safari

Africa is well renowned for its rich wildlife and primarily, Kenya and Tanzania are well-recognized wildlife destinations and home to numerous wildlife conservancies, sanctuaries, reserves and parks.

A combined safari Kenya’s Amboseli National Park together with Lake Naivasha and the Maasai Mara National Reserve with Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater makes an ultimate Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari. Considering that, Kenya and Tanzania are neighbors who share the Serengeti and Maasai Mara ecosystem, the wildebeest migration is the main reason for combining these two destinations.

The endless wildebeest migration moves through the central and western Serengeti, and into the Maasai Mara National Reserve by mid-July.  A combined Kenya and Tanzania wildlife safari will take you to the best remote spots where you’ll witness the natural spectacle of the mega-herds and enjoy Africa’s best crowd-free game viewing away from the big migration event that attracts thousands of tourists annually.

This 12-night tour to east Africa’s best safari spots will be a lifetime experience. With daily game drives in custom-built safari vehicles with expert safari guides who know how to find the top wildlife. You’ll explore Lake Naivasha, Amboseli National Park and while in the Maasai Mara, you’ll visit a Maasai village and learn about the traditions of these nomadic herders. In Tanzania, explore the Olduvai Gorge, where fossils were found that linked modern and ancient humankind, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.  

Kenya offers you the best possibility to encounter the Big 5 members. While on safari in Kenya, it will be of great deal not to miss spotting the Big 5 alongside other African wildlife and birds.  

Based on many safari goers’ experience, the elusive leopard remain to be the hardest to find here. Our best bet for a Big 5 and conservation safari in Kenya is to head to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy where you’ll not only find one of the highest wildlife concentration in Kenya but also 12% of Kenya’s population of black and white rhinos.

Large herds of elephant and Cape buffalo exist here, and so are prides of lions. Lewa is also home to the world’s single largest population of Grevy’s zebra and a good destination for bird watchers.

From Lewa, we’ll find our way to Lake Naivasha where some memorable two nights will spice up your conservation and safari experience as you indulge in eco-friendly tourist activities that do more good to the ecosystem. While here, it will also be and good order to visit Elsamere Conservation Center former home of George and Joy Adamson.

Leaving Lake Naivasha behind, we’ll proceed to the Maasai Mara, where you’ll get a taste of the Big 5 safari strongly embedded in the Maasai culture. While in the Mara, you’ll have superb opportunity to see the best share of wildlife and of course the Big Five! If you feel that you would like to have an aerial wildlife viewing experience, you could take a hot-air balloon ride.

You’ll stay at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in the north of Kenya where both the Lewa House and Sirikoi offer the best value for the thrilling experience. At Lake Naivasha, the serene Kiangazi, House or Chui Lodge will make your signature accommodation experience. In the Maasai Mara, a stay at the Kichwa Tembo will be more rewarding where game viewing is guaranteed at any time.

While on this safari, activities include hikes, walking safaris, night game drive and horse riding. For this itinerary, there are departures throughout the year, but the best time to visit Kenya for the great migration is July to October.

#9. Kenya Big
Five and Conservation Family Safari

#10. Kenya Birdwatching
Luxury Family Safari

Globally, Kenya is one of the 15 countries where over 1,000 bird species have been recorded, and it lies third on the African avian diversity list after DR Congo and Tanzania respectively. Kenya birds’ checklist includes the world’s two largest birds (Common and Somali ostrich) the Kori bustard, along with a wealth of raptors and a dazzling array of colorful bee-eaters, turacos, parrots, rollers, and passerines.

Kenya’s checklist of birds has 11 endemic species. The Kenya Family Birdwatching Safari has been customized to allow you to enjoy Kenya’s best birding hotspots within a good period, where we’re targeting approximately 350 birds species in 12 days, alongside a good number of wildlife.

Your Kenya luxury birding safari is has both national and regional specialties thus allowing you enjoy a birding experience of a lifetime. The locations and destinations have been carefully selected to give you an opportunity to see Kenya’s best mammal and birds.

From soda lakes to wetlands and fresh water lakes, the vast grasslands, scrublands as well as rainforests – you will see incredible birdlife.

Even on days when big game is scarce, turning your attention to scanning the African skies, distant and nearby trees and investigating the next bush for avian wonders can elevate your entire African safari experience to the next level. Our local bird watching expert local guides will guide you and whether you are birding beginner or a professional birder. Kenya teems with amazing bird species where countless endemic and migratory species share some of Kenya’s most exceptional protected wildlife areas with big cats, zebras and elephants. Let’s talk about your next birding experience now

Northern Kenya is a prime African luxury safari destination where time never passes. With a combination of both cool and dry weather that create, awesome conditions for an all year round safari.

You could plan your safari just after the long rains, so while the bush is initially lush it gets progressively sparser, making wildlife easier to spot during the day and even at the camp during the nighttime. Any trip to northern Kenya makes a perfect combination with the a visit to the Maasai Mara, where you’ll be able to see the Great Wildebeest Migration from July to September.

Based at Elephant Watch Camp in Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, this 5-night safari allows you to track elephants at close quarters under the careful guidance of expert local safari naturalists. Activities include game drives and hikes, bird watching, nature walks and picnics in the bush. Away from the elephants, you’ll have some cool encounters with lions, zebras, leopards, gerenuks, cheetahs, reticulated giraffes and Nile crocodiles.

This safari also gives you an opportunity to drop in at the local Samburu School and learn about the work at the Save the Elephants Research Centre. The safari is available all year and it offers the best value for any African luxury safari.

#11. the Elephant
Watch Safari

#12. Mfangano
Island Lodge Safari

Nestled in the waters of world second largest water body- Lake Victoria, Mfangano Island is a small island, populated by local Luo anglers who will contribute to your boundless inland beaches luxury safari experience. For your personal intricacies, Mfangano Island Lodge formerly owned by the prestigious Governors Collection, encompasses rustic and charming island luxury, and offers a true insight into the variety Kenya luxury safari offers. The lodge makes a great combination with a luxury wildlife safari or a luxury beach holiday, and is uniquely cozy.

Mfangano Island Lodge is an oasis of tranquility, an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life in other safari destinations where you can enjoy the best that Kenya has to offer away from crowds.

Beyond the luxury, the island hideaway lodge, allows you to relax after or before your Kenyan wildlife safari. Your first view is of beautiful tropical gardens set on a secluded bay. Enormous boulders sit at the water’s edge, a perch for cormorants or giant monitor lizards to sun themselves.

Mfangano Island Camp has six double-bedded cottages right on the lake shore. With cottages built in Luo tribal style and thatched with reed while it mud walls, open sides, and private verandas creates the best tropical luxury beach safari experience.

Its spacious rooms are light and airy with elegant four-poster beds, from where you have almost 360-degree views of Lake Victoria, similar to the dining and lounge area, where you can sit and enjoy the life as it goes by.

Activities on the island include; an excursion to the rock painting sites, a boat cruise to the nearby island, sailing on traditional lateen rig sailing boats, fishing, mountain biking or village walks – or just enjoy the tranquility with a good book and a nice cold drink by the lakeside pool.

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Custom Luxury Safari?

Kenya Family Luxury Holidays
Custom Luxury Africa Safari 4

Oluokos Signature Custom Experiences give you absolute personalized experiences. From the physically demanding hikes, the relaxing walking safaris around some zebra and impalas, getting lost in the sounds of forests, trying your luck at fishing, tasting your adrenaline while rafting, swimming alongside dolphins, catching your breath while scuba diving and enjoying the village walk at the community or balancing between basking on the sun and lazing on the hammock. For your perfect holiday taste, our experts will confidently handle your entire request.

Once again, for more details about the steps that go into planning a Custom Safari with Oluokos, click here.

We’re your African luxury holiday expert. We’re an independently-owned and ethically run operator specializing in luxury life-changing holidays in eastern and central Africa.  

At Oluokos Signature, we pride ourselves on being the leaders in customer service and we only aim at delivering the best to our discerning guests.

For instance, you might look at the 12-day Kenya Luxury Safari,  and tell us, “That looks an excellent trip for my family, let’s do it,” giving you an opportynity to turn the small group safari into your own private safari. Altenatively, you might want to tweak with the itinerary a bit or a lot to meet your taste. Our Custom Luxury Safari experts will work alongside you to create an itinerary that fits your needs exactly.

You may want to research some more, or you may be inspired to get your dream safari rolling right now by looking at some of the great regional destinations below. Either way, make the adventure-launching call to your travel advisor or our Custom Luxury Safari designers are your service. Contact them at (254) OLUOKOS-Team

Sample Our Selected Luxury Itineraries

Great Migration Safari

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara Luxury Safari 4 Days

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

The Migration Luxury Kenya Safari 9 Days

Mara Triangle, Kenya

Western Kenya Safari 10 Days

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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