Areas

We have listed here the critical wild areas that we need to help conserve for biodiversity, and why.

By choosing to stay at a property that is located in or near these areas you are directly supporting the 4Cs (conservation, community, culture and commerce). Let’s work together to make travel and tourism take responsibility, and help to protect the wildlife and wild spaces that we are all here to enjoy.

Kenya

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Seasons
Dry: Late June-Mid Oct & Late Dec–Mid March
Wet: April-May & Late Oct-Early Dec

Languages
Swahili, English and > 30 local dialects

Currency
Kenya Shilling (KES) & US Dollar ($US)

Fly into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi

Safari Itineraries
Stay Longer | Classic Africa Safaris | The Great Eco-warriors | Private Villas that Serve a Purpose | Global Eco-sphere Retreats 

Kenya
Maasai Mara Nairobi Laikipia Amboseli & The Chyulus Isiolo & Samburu Tsavo East & West

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world due to its spectacular annual wildebeest migration, as well as having one of the densest amounts of megafauna found globally. The ecosystem hosts an estimated 40% of Africa’s large mammal species yet covers only 0.1% of the continent’s land surface.

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Nairobi

One of Earth’s most unique game-watching locations, this iconic expanse is the only national park located within the limits of a capital city. Covering almost 120 km2 (about 45 square miles), it’s small in comparison to most of Africa’s national parks, but that’s understandable. Expect a dry climate and altitude ranging from 1,533m to 1,760m (5,030-5,774 feet).

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Laikipia

The Laikipia Plateau sprawls on the edge of Kenya’s Northern Frontier, stretching from the rim of the Great Rift Valley to Mount Kenya’s slopes. Over time in this natural haven, comprising ranches and conservancies, conservationists have made an effort to create a place where communities and wildlife can exist hand in hand in order to maintain and protect the region’s wonderful biodiversity.

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Amboseli & The Chyulus

Located about a four-hour drive (240 km or 150 miles) southeast of Nairobi, Amboseli National Park is especially famous for its herds of big-tusked elephants. Kenya’s second most popular park after the Masai Mara, it was given Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO in 1991.

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Isiolo & Samburu

The scorching lowlands of these areas are home to nomadic communities and wildlife that have evolved to thrive in this desert environment. The park's trails are empty, which makes it easier to observe Isiolo and Samburu's Special Five, Africa's lesser-known relative to the Big Five.

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Tsavo East & West

Tsavo is a country of wild, red-soil landscapes where maneless lions hunt their prey and elephants are painted in colours of rust. The Nairobi to Mombasa train line now separates Kenya’s largest national park into two distinct sections: Tsavo East’s broad open grassland and Tsavo West’s volcanic terrain.

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Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is commonly referred to as the 8th wonder of the world due to its spectacular annual wildebeest migration, as well as having one of the densest amounts of megafauna found globally.

Nairobi

One of Earth’s most unique game-watching locations, this iconic expanse is the only national park located within the limits of a capital city. Covering almost 120 km2 (about 45 square miles), it’s small in comparison to most of Africa’s national parks, but that’s understandable. Expect a dry climate and altitude ranging from 1,533m to 1,760m (5,030-5,774 feet).

Laikipia

The Laikipia Plateau sprawls on the edge of Kenya’s Northern Frontier, stretching from the rim of the Great Rift Valley to Mount Kenya’s slopes. Over time in this natural haven, comprising ranches and conservancies, conservationists have made an effort to create a place where communities and wildlife can exist hand in hand in order to maintain and protect the region’s wonderful biodiversity.

Amboseli & The Chyulus

Located about a four-hour drive (240 km or 150 miles) southeast of Nairobi, Amboseli National Park is especially famous for its herds of big-tusked elephants. Kenya’s second most popular park after the Masai Mara, it was given Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO in 1991.

Isiolo & Samburu

The scorching lowlands of these areas are home to nomadic communities and wildlife that have evolved to thrive in this desert environment. The park’s trails are empty, which makes it easier to observe Isiolo and Samburu’s Special Five, Africa’s lesser-known relative to the Big Five.

Tsavo East & West

Tsavo is a country of wild, red-soil landscapes where maneless lions hunt their prey and elephants are painted in colours of rust. The Nairobi to Mombasa train line now separates Kenya’s largest national park into two distinct sections: Tsavo East’s broad open grassland and Tsavo West’s volcanic terrain.