Crafted KENYA TOURS

For many Kenya is quintessential Africa. Seemingly endless blue skies over-reach red savannahs, where the big five animals still roam freely. Most visitors of course come here to go on safari, the Swahili word that has become synonymous with the country.

Taking a safari during your stay is essential. The wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara is quite rightly proclaimed one of the animal kingdom’s most impressive phenomena. The plains they sweep across are just one of a myriad of terrains found within the nation. Wetlands are home to crocodiles and hippos while the mineral rich lakes of the Rift Valley attract vast flocks of pink flamingos, which come for the small fish that thrive here.

RESPONSIBLE TOURS

African Sensations is a specialist inbound tour operator to Southern and Eastern Africa, and we offer a portfolio of truly exceptional sustainable tours that have been carefully selected with our business partners. They all comply to our demanding and high standards of quality and responsible tourism.

We are delighted to bring you a selection of some of our Longer Tours & Safaris, Shorter Tours in Kenya, Hiking and Beach holidays. To make a booking or discuss your travel plans simply call our one of our dedicated itinerary planners or complete the enquiry form and we will get straight back to you.

African Sensations is proud to partner with Saruni Basecamp in Kenya. 

Saruni Basecamp owns and operates 12 camps and lodges across Kenya, in the Masai Mara and Samburu regions. With a head office in Nairobi, and more than 300 staff employees (a majority of them from the communities we work with), we are important partners of four conservancies (wildlife reserves owned by the Masai and the Samburu people) and play a pivotal role in Kenya’s government conservation efforts.

The company is chaired by Svein Wilhelmsen, a Norwegian conservationist with decades of Africa experience.

Saruni Basecamp is backed by committed international shareholders who have strong ethos and believe in “impact investments”. Their long-term vision provides us with the opportunity to combine commercial success with a strong sense of purpose that goes beyond it. This is why we also operate an important foundation.

To our visitors, we offer memorable, life-changing experiences in the most beautiful areas of Kenya, often off the beaten track but right in the middle of wildlife action, respecting the Masai and Samburu culture and in harmony with the biodiversity of their land.

All our tours are designed in such a way as to comply with responsible and sustainable tourism in mind.

INSPIRED DESTINATIONS

The Great Rift Valley covers 8,700 Kms. (5,400 miles) running from Jordan Valley in the Middle East and taking in the whole of the Red Sea before cutting through Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and finally reaching the Indian Ocean at Beira nearthe Zambezi River. The area  is dotted with recent volcanoes like Mt. Longonot (still partially active ), Suswa, Eburu, Menengai, Londian, Kakorinyo, Central and Northern Islands in Lake Turkana. It also contains seven lakes all of which have no outlets.

The coast between Mombasa island and Kilifi 70 kms with long stretches of sun-drenched beaches fringed with palms make the area a tourist paradise. A bridge across Tudor Creek links the Island with the beach resorts which stretch northwards along the coast.

The beach resorts south of Mombasa town are dominated by Diani Beach, a large stretch of sand over ten kilometres long and fringed by a calm blue ocean. The Jadini forest adjoining the beach is a favourite haunt for leopard, colobus monkeys, baboons and a great variety of forest birds.

Lake Victoria is the source of River Nile. Canoe or boat fishing trips hunting for Tilapia, Nile Perch and several other fish species are some of the main attractions in the lake. The Giant Nile Perch was introduced into the Lake in the 1950s without success.

Lake Turkana, “The Jade Sea” is the largest lake in Kenya on the floor of the Great Rift Valley (about 255 by 50 kms). It is an inland sea in the middle of a desert which offers the latest tourist attraction in the country and stretches into Ethiopia in the north where several rivers from the Ethiopian Highlands including the Omo River enter its waters.

Like the Central Island, the South Island was established in 1983 for the protection of the breeding ground for the Nile Crocodile, the Hippos and its unique venomous snakes – Puff adders, cobra and vipers. It is at the centre of the El-Molo country– a surviving tribe just emerging from the Stone-Age standard of living and whom John Hillaby described in 1964 as the “race that time had forgotten to finish off”.