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How to Choose a Kenya Tour that Fits Your Interests

A Kenya safari ignites the imagination. Elephants walking beneath the towering Mount Kilimanjaro; leopards yawning on tree branches in the Mara; the epic plains of Tsavo — it is definitely something that everyone should experience at least once. The diversity of Kenya’s wildlife and other natural wonders are represented in the country’s many national parks and game reserves and the best part is that when it comes to choosing your Kenya tours, you have a lot of options, so you can easily opt for those that best suit your interests.

CHOOSE YOUR DESTINATION

The first step to booking a Kenya safari is to choose the destination. The top Kenya parks and reserves are easily accessible and several tour operators offer custom itineraries based on your travel preferences, so it’s a simple matter of knowing where to go. Here are our top picks based on the most popular travel interests:

ADVENTURE TRAVEL:

TSAVO NATIONAL PARK

A family of elephants covered in red mud in Tsavo

Adventures abound in Tsavo. Go on game drives and spot diverse wildlife, enjoy sundowners and gaze upon the magnificent plains, take guided walks, climb large rocks — it’s an adventure of a lifetime! Located in southeastern Kenya, east of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tsavo National Park is the largest (8.036 square miles) of Kenya’s national parks. It was established in 1948 and was later divided into the smaller units of “Tsavo East and Tsavo West” for administrative purposes.

Tsavo East National Park is located near the town of Voi in the Taita-Taveta county of the former coast province. This region houses one of the world’s biodiversity strongholds and its renowned for the various wildlife that can be spotted, including the famous big five. It is also home to a great variety of birdlife such as the crowned crane, the black kite, lovebirds and the sacred ibis. Tsavo West National Park is a more popular destination thanks to its magnificent scenery including Mzima springs, good road systems, rich and varied wildlife, rhino reserve, rock climbing potential, and guided walks along the Tsavo River.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS, HONEYMOONS, AND ROMANCE:

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL PARK

A leopard running after its prey in Masai Mara

Stretching northeast from a shared border with the famous Serengeti national park in Tanzania, the Maasai Mara National Park is the most popular safari destination in Kenya. It is an astonishing combination of mosaic rolling hills, open grasslands, and acacia woodlands, all of which support an incredible profusion of wildlife. These scenic landscapes make for some pretty romantic settings for your dream wedding and honeymoon. Large predators such as the lion, leopards, cheetah, and hyena are easily seen at close proximity all year round and the reserve blossoms between June and October when the great wildebeest migration crosses into Kenya from Tanzania. If you’d prefer, you can take hot air balloon trips with your spouse for a truly romantic moment in the skies. No wonder it is often regarded as the best safari in Kenya.

GROUP TRAVEL:

SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE

Two young elephants playing in Samburu

Small group safaris in Kenya will benefit from a trip to Samburu since it doesn’t usually receive as many visitors as its counterparts down south. As such, you and your group can enjoy your safari without the experience feeling too crowded. This reserve is located in northern Kenya and is set against a backdrop of jagged mountains, sun-parched hills, and arid plains. The Uaso Nyiro River runs through the Samburu National Reserve, attracting predators and prey alike, including lions, cheetahs, leopards, buffalos, hippos, and elephants, as well as some pretty rare species, such as the blue-legged Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx, and Gerenuk. You can also spot large numbers of Nile crocodile lazying about in the river.

SOLO/BACKPACKER:

MOUNT KENYA NATIONAL PARK

Falls in Mount Kenya

Towering at an altitude of over 5000 meters and capped with glaciers, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. If you are looking for a solo adventure, then conquering this amazing natural monument should definitely be on your list. The national park was established as conservation to protect the endangered wildlife of the surrounding areas and has since developed into a full-fledged tourist attraction that became known for its exhilarating wildlife safari tours. The area is ideal for game viewing, including elephant, buffalo, monkeys, antelope, and giant forest hog.

Of course, there are several other national parks and reserves worth including in your itineraries, such as Amboseli, Aberdare, Lake Nakuru, and Lake Naivasha national parks. If you still got some time to explore Kenya, head on to the coast at Diani or Watamu to enjoy the relaxing breeze, fine powdery sands, and blue waters of the Indian Ocean. In any case, you can be sure of having the time of your life in Kenya. Get in touch with your tour operator and start planning your safari trip today!

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LoveTravel259094
August 8, 2023
Asante Gosheni and espacially Hassan Nous tenons à recommander Hassan car nous venons de passer un séjour mémorable avec lui. Grâce à son expérience, sa connaissance parfaite du monde animal et des parcs, Hassan nous a permis de voir de nombreux animaux en étant extrêmement bien placé.
Bien évidemment les big five (même le rhinocéros!), la traversée de la rivière par les gnous et bien d'autres animaux.
En faisant un safari avec Hassan vous trouverez tout ce que vous êtes venus chercher.
A l'avenir si nous décidons de refaire un safari, nous voudrions repartir avec Hassan.
Myriam D
Myriam D
August 8, 2023
Hassan is the best guide !!!! Nous avons eu la chance de faire un safari de 8 jours dans les parcs nationaux du nord de la Tanzanie avec Hassan comme guide. Hassan est un guide très expérimenté.
Grâce à lui et sa grande expérience nous avons découvert et appris énormément de choses sur la Tanzanie, les animaux, les végétaux etc. Hassan est un véritable passionné qui aime transmettre son savoir.
En plus de ses connaissances, Hassan a un véritable œil de lynx et sais débusquer le moindre animal caché.
Grâce à Hassan nous avons eu la chance de voir beaucoup d’animaux et tous ceux du « Big Five ».
Parmi tous les véhicules présents lors des safaris, Hassan sait se frayer un chemin pour nous permettre d’avoir toujours le meilleur point de vue.
Hassan sait où se placer pour nous permettre d’avoir une vue sans égal sur les animaux, en les observant de très près.
Hassan est également un excellent conducteur. La route n’a aucun secret pour lui.
C’est également un guide très attentionné, toujours aux petits soins pour nous et d’une extrême gentillesse.
Nous recommandons Hassan les yeux fermés et si nous devions refaire un safari, nous demanderons d’être guidés par Hassan sans hésitation.
Merci encore à Hassan pour ces merveilleux moments qui resterons gravés dans notre mémoire !!
bonny l
bonny l
August 6, 2023
amazing Safari experience wiz gosheni nice trip wiz our amazing guide Samir We saw all the wild animals during Safari
thx a lot for the thoughtful and excellent service
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FENG Y
August 6, 2023
愉快的非洲之旅 幸运的选择了gosheni Safari,我们的向导samir服务非常好,小朋友们都很喜欢他,非洲五霸除了犀牛没有看到外,其他都替我们找到了,寻找动物经验丰富,在超远的地方就能看到目标。可以在众多的车子中抢到一个很好的观赏位,办事灵活。
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Vladimir T
August 6, 2023
Great experience! Great experience! Starting from the trip planning the communications were very clear and smooth to organize the tour and select itinerary. In the end we opted for 5 days/4 nights route including the Tarangire, Serengeti and Lake Manyara nations parks as well as a visit to the Ngorongoro crater. The tour itself was excellent and very punctual, here kudos to our guide Wilson who is very experienced and knowledgeable about his job and also went well beyond his duty and gave us a nice summary of country’s history. It was really a pleasure to spend time with him and we managed to see the big 5:) Accommodations were superb: great camps, an amazing farmhouse close to Ngorongoro, meals were also good and picnic lunches well organized.
In summary the experience was highly satisfying, I sincerely recommend Gosheni Safaris and to ask for Wilson as a guide.
Allison B
Allison B
August 5, 2023
Great Taste of Tanzania Had a great 5-day tour. Our guide James was very dedicated to making sure we saw amazing sights. He asked us our favorite animals to see and made it his mission to help us spot them. The food was good, the lodging was very pleasant, and enjoying a glass of wine on lunches was a nice touch. Favorite lodging was definitely the Farmhouse by Ngorongoro. Beautiful landscapes along the entire tour, covered a lot of ground and got a great introduction to Tanzania.
Sukhraj S
Sukhraj S
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Gosheni number 1 What an unforgettable 6 days, courtesy of Gosheni Safari and our guide/driver Zadock!!!
I booked this holiday back in 2020 but then had to cancel due to Covid. That was after a lot of research of tour companies and finally picking Ghosheni. The time was right to get this once in a lifetime trip set up again, so working via email with William at Gosheni we compiled the agenda…he was so helpful and we settled on one day in Tarangire, one day in Lake Manyara, three days in Serengeti and one day in Ngorongoro Crater…I’m now on the way to Zanzibar after an amazing experience, Gosheni took care of the whole package for my wife, three teenage sons and I.

Our guide and driver was Zadock, a humble, honest, genuine, proud and generous man. He did absolutely everything for us, answered every question and took us to all the places to see the big five up close, hunts and more.

The food was served every lunch time as a picnic, with plates, blanket, wtc whilst others had lunch boxes. The Jeep was cleaned daily, and was extremely comfortable along the difficult rough terrain…a credit to Zadock.

Zadock had so much knowledge not only of the animal kingdom’s hundreds of species but also the history of Tanzania, Africa, politics, and social customs, we felt as though he was part of our family.

Thankyou Zadock and Gosheni, I very rarely write reviews after holidays and I have travelled extensively around the world, but these guys are special and have made this so memorable for my family and I….I recommend to everyone if you are unsure about who, how, what, these guys will sort out the whole trip and at a very reasonable price.

Well done William, Gosheni and Zadock, and I really hope you get to be recognised as the number one tour company in Tanzania!
Eric W
Eric W
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Extraordinary Safari with Gosheni I am so glad to have Gosheni as our tour operator. They provide excellent service starting from arranging the tour till the end of our safari.
As our city had quarantine arrangement due to COVID-19, we were so worry about our trip. Luckily, Gosheni is so considerate and try their best endeavors to rearrange our scedule. With their assistance, everything is set and we feel comfortable for all of their kind arrangements.

During the safari, we have a terrific tour guide, Edward! He takes care of all the stuff and administration including liaison with hotels, lunch packing, other add-on safaris so that we can fully enjoy the trip.

Not only Edward spots a lot a lot of animals and birds for us, including the top 5 in the trip, he also introduces us the habitat and features of the animals and birds. We are very impressed by his rich knowledge and do enjoy listening the "stories" of the animals.

Edwward is definitely experienced and propose the best programme during the safari, e.g. he tries to maximise our time for the game drive in different locations and tribe visit. We fully trust his expertise and professionalism.

We are very happy with Edward and Gosheni. We will absolutely consider them in our next Africam safari.
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Priyank S
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Amazing Safari with Gosheni and Ombeni Our guide, Ombeni, was the best part of our trip. He is really knowledgeable, friendly, and we trusted his expertise for the whole 9 days across Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro. We were lucky to see some amazing things on our game drives. Having grown up in Kenya, I have been lucky to go on many safaris, and this is one of the best I've been on.
The food was excellent, and even on the all-day game drives we had a cooked, sit-down meal for lunch which was a big plus point. All the accommodation was excellent as well.

We had a bespoke itinerary which we planned in advance with William from Gosheni, and he was extremely helpful in answering our questions and accommodating our requests.

I would highly recommend Gosheni and especially Ombeni for future travels.
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Banu
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Dreams come true!!! Thanks to best guide Hassani I have been dreaming Serengeti Safari tour for a long time and Gosheni Safaris made my dreams come true. We completed our 5 days safari at the end of July and it was wonderful. We visited Central Serengeti, North Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
The company is very professional from beginning to end. Peter the owner of Gosheni Safaris helped us a lot about planning our itinary. I asked too many questions and he replied all of them everytime. Sometimes he can be in the bush and has no internet connection but be sure he always will reply your questions. Just be sure that you are in safe hands and Hakuna Matata☺️

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