Iconic Africa


The Original Safari Destination

Kenya is the home of the original safari (the word ‘Safari’ means journey in local KiSwahili) and is still, quite deservedly, Africa’s most iconic wildlife destination. One-tenth of all land in Kenya is designated as national parks and reserves, the most famous being the Maasai Mara playing host to the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra. North of the equator, the Laikipia Plateau stretches from the slopes of snow-capped Mt. Kenya to the rim of the Great Rift Valley. Here you can combine game viewing to view Kenya’s endangered black rhino with activities such as mountain biking, river rafting and camel safaris. Amboseli and Samburu Game Reserves lie off the beaten track and are famous for vast herds of elephant. For relaxation, the magnificent Indian Ocean boasts beautiful white sandy beaches and marine reserves where the pace slows to that of the Swahili fishermen.

Campaign style luxury tented camps and private bush homes invoke an ‘Out of Africa’ romanticism and many of the privately owned conservancies are at the heart of pioneering wildlife conservation and community programmes. All combine to conjure up a collage of images that have become synonymous with an African safari.

You Will Love

  • The Great Migration in the Maasai Mara
  • Pioneering conservation programmes
  • It is classic ‘Out of Africa’
  • Tribal diversity
  • Savannah plains, cool forests, mountains and beaches

Kenya’s diverse regions
from the Mara to Samburu

Laikipia Plateau & Lewa Conservancy
Maasai Mara & Mara Conservancies
Samburu & beyond
Amboseli, Tsavo & Chyulu Hills

Unforgettable experiences in Kenya

A selection of our favourite places to stay in Kenya

A collection of safaris in Kenya

Kath from The Classic Safari Company did an amazing job in putting together our wonderful trip to Kenya and Zanzibar.

Mr & Mrs Adams

A wonderful trip to Kenya that went without a hitch.

Mr & Mrs Langley

The Classic Safari Company offers so much experience and passion! Every aspect of our experience in Kenya and Tanzania was planned to perfection!

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Kenya truly awakened me. Maasai, Pokot, Turkana and Samburu are the tribes I had the utmost honour of spending time with. My experience solidified the meaning of tribe. That we’re all connected, we’re all one.

Ms Franks

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