Kenya Elephant

This is one of our trips of a lifetime series.

There are many places to go on safari, but we chose Kenya and the Masai Mara safari followed by a break on the beach near Mombasa. We booked with Virgin Holidays, flying with Kenya Airways from London to Nairobi, then from Nairobi to Mombasa before returning to London via Nairobi.

We are very impressed with Virgin Holidays; they are a little more expensive than others but they give excellent service. We would, and have, travelled with them again.

On the following pages we'll tell you a little of what you can expect from a Kenya safari holiday - and please believe us when we say this an amazing experience that you will remember forever. There are endangered species all over the world and to see some of these magnificent animals in their natural setting is enormously enjoyable, but the land itself is also spectacular.

So, pack your best camera, some comfortable shoes and head off to the east of Africa.



Visit Nairobi, a most interesting city. Sights not to miss: The Carnivore restaurant and The Giraffe Sanctuary. More...

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park is a four hour drive from Nairobi. Start early and you will be rewarded with some great scenery and your first glimpse of wildlife. More...

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge

So take a drive to Lake Naivasha - the name comes from the Maasai enaiposha meaning restless water. More...

The Masai Mara

The Masai Mara

Game drives are early in the morning, and late in the afternoon. You may only be on safari for a few days, so make the most of it. More...

The Maasai People

The Maasai People

We hope you manage to take a trip to visit a Maasai village. Here you will have an opportunity to meet some of the Maasai families, and see a little of their way of life. More...

Pinewood Hotel

The Pinewood

Pinewood is on the coast near Mombasa. Kenya is a large country of course and the journey from the Masai Mara to here is a long one. More...

Kenya School

A School

We visited a local school. There are several different trips available. Inevitably these visits are really about raising money. More...

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