From the sky above or at ground level, travel through Kenya is brimming with breath taking sights. Taking off over the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon at dawn or late in the afternoon, the perspectives are stunning. Gazelles and springboks brush in the tremendous fields, giraffes and elephants eat leaves off acacia trees.

Take a drive to the great rift valley, stopping at Lake Nakuru to witness the pink Flamingos feeding on algae as Some take off in a tremendous “V” formation against an awe inspiring sky blue sky, adding to the wondrous sight.

At day’s end, after an action field day in the vast Mara, Amboseli or Tsavo you retire to your camp to reminisce on the day’s activities.

At Quattro Travel you can rely on one of our experienced tour consultants to create a tailor made safari package incorporates high intensity game viewing.

Finally wind up your Kenya holiday with a few day at the beach with white sand and turquoise blue waters, and a spa treatment or two.

Best Places to Visit

The Aberdares in Kenya

Majestic Peaks, Moorlands and Intriguing Falls

Discovers Kenya’s answer to the Scottish Highlands! The Aberdares offer striking mountain view, joined with stretches of thick wilderness and astounding cascades, the biggest ones plunging drastically in excess of 300 meters!

The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hog, bongo, golden cat, serval cat, African wild cat, African civet cat and the blue duiker.

Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s Francolin, Sparrow hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

 

Themes

  • Landscape

  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Mountains
  • Jungles
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls

Amboseli Kenya

Home of the African Elephant

Crowned by Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. The name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close.

Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli (A seasonal lake), wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands. 

The swamps and lakes are also home to over 400 bird species making the park a paradise for bird watchers. In addition to game drives, you can enjoy beautiful early morning or late afternoon bush walks with clear views of Kilimanjaro.

Guests can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.

Themes

  • Landscape

  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Mountains
  • Jungles
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls

Chalbi Desert in Kenya

The largest desert lake in Kenya

Surrounded by volcanoes and ancient lava flows, Chalbi Desert is the hottest and most arid region in Kenya. Though it is a harse and sparsely populated desert, its known for its stunning natural beauty. It has towering sand dunes and volcanic mountains.
The Kalacha oasis is an assured watering point – several days’ walk from the closest suitable grazing areas, and camels, cattle, donkeys and goats gather here in mass.
The region is also home to the nomadic tribes, such as the Turkana, Samburu, Marakwet, Pokot, El Molo, and the Gabbra tribes. The Gabbra people of this area are a hardy race, and adaptation to a nomadic way of life ensures their survival.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Ethnic Peoples
  • Authentic Cultural Encounters
  • Desert Landscapes

Chyulu Hills

Green Hills of Africa

Verdant rolling hills of endless green, great blue skies and spectacular landscape views are what the Chyulu Hills provide to nature lovers. Large mammals include buffalo, bushbucks, elands, elephants, leopards, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, reedbucks and giraffes along with various reptiles and insects. Horse riding, camping, mountain climbing and bird watching can be enjoyed in this hidden part of paradise.

The Hills are also home to the aptly-named Leviathan – the longest lava tube in the world! Have lunch at the foot of the Hills, right next to the two gorgeous Elmau Hills, and watch stunning sunsets over the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, on a trek through the Chyulu Hills.

Themes

  • Landscape

  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Volcanic Cinder Cones
  • Diverse Wildlife
  • Elmau Hills

Laikipia Community Reserves

The largest desert lake in Kenya

Laikipia in central Kenya offer exclusive nature and wildlife experiences far away from the beaten path and in diverse scenery – from the edge of the Great Rift Valley, to the peaks of snow-capped Mount Kenya, with vast plains and verdant grasslands, interspersed with rocky hills, rivers, and waterholes. Laikipia is also home to colorful pastoral communities.

Here are some of the wildlife conservancies found in Laikipia.

Borana is a private conservancy. At Borana, expect particularly diverse safari experiences, with game drives, bush walks, mountain biking and horse riding. Set in stunning surroundings, Borana offers fantastic safari experiences and is also are great places to relax and retreat from the world.

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is a private wildlife conservancy situated against the dramatic backdrop of the snow-covered massif of Mt Kenya. It is possible to see all of Africa’s Big Five here, and the conservancy provides a refuge for several endangered species such as Black Rhinos and Grevy’s Zebra. Lewa offers spectacular scenery, superb game viewing and a wide variety of safari activities – in addition to game drives, enjoy memorable bush walks and fantastic horse riding safaris which allow you to get amazingly close to zebras, antelopes, giraffes and sometimes even rhinos.

Ol Pejeta is a private wildlife conservancy, situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, and has one of the highest density of wildlife in Kenya and boasts an astounding variety of animals, including the “Big Five “. It offers very diverse safari activities, with day and night game drives, guided bush walks and camel riding safaris. The neighboring chimpanzee sanctuary is worth a visit for those who have an interest in our closest relatives. Ol Pejeta is also a good base for exploring the Aberdares, Mt Kenya and Solio Game Reserve. Solio is a private wildlife conservancy, situated between the foothills of the Aberdares and the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kenya, and home to over 70 Black and more than 150 White Rhino, as well as buffalo, zebra, giraffe and plains game such as Eland, Oryx, impala, waterbuck, gazelle and warthog.

Sabuk is a private conservancy of 1500 acres overlooking the stunningly beautiful Laikipia Plateau and offers exclusive nature and wildlife experiences. The scenery feels wild and is breathtaking. The area is home to the Laikipia Masai and the Samburu tribes offering guests authentic encounters with the locals.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Ethnic Peoples
  • Authentic Cultural Encounters
  • Desert Landscapes

The Great Rift Valley

Green Hills of Africa

Lake Nakuru is often home to ecological diversity and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park. Experience game drives where you will have the opportunity to get very close to variety of birds, and to see some of the park’s other residents, such as elephants, giraffe, hippos and rhinos. Enjoy the views of the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Nakuru will create a sense of wonder and admiration in even the most well-traveled visitor.

Lake Baringo, is surrounded by picturesque islands and encircled by majestic mountains. Filled with fish, the freshwater lake attracts many herons, cormorants and marabous. The rocky Gibraltar Island on the lake, where Goliath herons are bred, has more birds of this species than anywhere else in East Africa! Enjoy a bird walk and boat safari on the lake to discover the tiny hidden islands, and watch beautiful birds and wildlife. A visit here will also offer you the chance to interact with native Pokot tribes who live on the shores and the islands of the lake.

Lake Bogoria, famously known as the ‘new home of flamingos’, is visited by up to two million migratory birds! The reserve is one of the few Kenyan parks accessible on foot and bikes, and plenty of wildlife, including leopards, zebras and hyenas, freely roam the territory. Don’t miss the hot springs on the western side of the lake.
Lake Elementaita is a small soda ash lake and is located on the eastern side of the Great Rift Valley, with much of it being part of the private Soysambu Conservancy. Although situated on private land it can be visited and is often home to great white pelicans, great crested grebe and is an important stopover for over 350 migratory bird species. You can also witness giraffe, zebra, gazelle, eland and families of warthog. Enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including bird watching, and a visit to the natural warm spa that flows into the lake.

Lake Naivasha attracts amazing wildlife. Giraffes wander among acacia trees, buffalo wallow in swamps, Colobus monkeys call from treetops and hippo sleep in the shallows. An excellent birding destination with the haunting call of a Fish Eagle, enjoy boat rides by day and stunning sunsets by night. Go hiking, biking or rock climbing in Hell’s Gate National Park, named for its pair of massive red-tinged cliffs that frame the parks bubbling hot springs. Discover Oserian Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the white rhino, leopard, cheetah and Beisa oryx, or enjoy East Africa’s best day hike along Longonot Mountain’s crater rim.

 

Themes

  • Landscape

  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Volcanic Cinder Cones
  • Diverse Wildlife
  • Elmau Hills

Western Kenya Safari

The largest desert lake in Kenya

Kisumu city is the principal city of western Kenya. The beautiful city on the magnificent Lake Victoria is a haven for the fresh fish enthusiast, given its many fish markets. For a truly enchanting experience, take an idyllic sunset boat cruise on the Lake Victoria from Kisumu.


Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water lake in the world and the source of the River Nile. A good opportunity to enjoy a welcome contrast to game viewing. The chance to catch the giant Nile perch draws many guests. Enjoy a boat excursion to a small fishing village on Lake Victoria – a particular exciting experience in the morning when you will be able to visit the bustling market right on the beach.


See the last of Africa’s tropical rainforests before they disappear forever! Kakamega Forest National Reserve is the only tropical rainforest in Kenya and a remnant of the vast jungle that once stretched across Africa. It’s home to some of Africa’s best-known tree species and exquisite orchids! Explore diverse trails with trained guides as you watch flashes of sunlight pierce the lush canopy, hear exotic bird calls, and soak the sights and sounds of the virgin forest. It’s perfect for watching the red colobus monkey, the bush baby, tree pangolin, leopards and 350 species of exotic birds in their natural habitat.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Ethnic Peoples
  • Authentic Cultural Encounters
  • Desert Landscapes

Masai Mara Safari

Green Hills of Africa

Classic Africa! The Masai Mara will fulfill your dreams with its iconic, endless African landscapes of golden grass dotted with picturesque acacia trees that is home to year-round wildlife viewing: cheetah, leopard, large prides of lions, elephants, giraffe, hyena, huge Nile crocodiles, frolicking hippos and many other species. From mid-July to October, enjoy the annual migration as two million wildebeests and zebras seek better pastures. Witness dramatic crossings over the crocodile-infested Mara river for one of the seven wonders of the world.


The wildlife conservancies surrounding the Masai Mara Reserve offer very exclusive wildlife experiences where you will often find yourself in the only vehicle around and enjoy spectacular, unspoiled sightings. The wildlife here is often more prolific than inside Masai Mara Reserve and you can enjoy a wide range of activities. In addition to fantastic game drives, experience exciting bush walks with professional guides as well as night drives to see nocturnal animals. 

The conservancies are partnerships with the local communities and you have the opportunity for cultural encounters that are both genuine and rewarding – visit one of the small villages or colorful local markets and get a glimpse at everyday life.

 

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Wine & Food
  • Culture

Highlights

  • Millions of Wildebeest
  • Herds of Lions
  • Incredible Concentrations of Wildlife
  • Maasai Herders
  • Hot-Air Balloon Safari
  • Memorable walking safari with expert guide
  • Getting up-close to nature
  • Authentic bush camping

Samburu Safari

The largest desert lake in Kenya

A place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers! Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast, arid desert, once known as the Northern Frontier District. It’s a great place to witness large herds of elephant, who roam the hills during the day before returning to bathe on the riverbanks in the evening. Samburu National Reserve also provides one of the few sanctuaries in Kenya for the rare northern specialist species such as the endangered Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. Enjoy wonderful game drives and, outside the national reserve, walking safaris and visits to remote villages of the Samburu people.


Sera Conservancy is located in the heart of Kenyan Samburu and Masai region. It is an integrated initiative committed to protecting the wildlife of the region, the indigenous communities as well as promoting ethical tourism.
Shaba Game Reserve is located on the fringes of the vast desert once called the Northern Frontier District, the dramatic landscape of the region is dotted with rocky battlements, craggy scarps, dry river beds, and fallen boulders.

Themes

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Elephant Herds and Nile Crocodiles
  • Samburu Special 5
  • Cultural Experiences with the Samburu People

Masai Mara Safari

Green Hills of Africa

Explore the vast Tsavo East National Park which is home to one of the largest elephant populations in the world! The flat land makes it easy to spot game from afar, except in the thickets which provide ample cover for animals.

 
Galana River, is home to many crocodiles and hippos, the park is mostly waterless. Seasonal streams, waterholes and ponds attract animals such as dik diks, giraffes, zebras and buffaloes in the dry season. Visit the scenic Livingstone Falls on the Galana River, lined with beautiful palm trees and the Yatta escarpment in the background.

Themes

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Bush Savannah
  • Elephants
  • Galana River

Coastal Kenya Holiday

More than just beautiful beaches! Mombasa was a very influential port in the 15th century and played a significant role in laying the foundations of today’s Kenya. Explore the Old Town by foot, boasting Arabian influence, ancient buildings, extravagant art designs and shops. Along the coast, Fort Jesus is a monumental piece of Portuguese architecture built in the 16th century. The fort has a museum that displays various artifacts from an era when Mombasa served the slave and commodities trade, and comprises of torture rooms and prison cells where slaves were kept in captivity before being traded.

Diani Beach

The largest desert lake in Kenya

The beach is about 17 kilometres (11 mi) long, from the Kongo river to the north and Galu beach to the south (the southern point of reference is an old Baobab tree). Diani is one of the most prominent tourism resort areas of Kenya.

The general area is known for its white sandy beaches, coral reefs, black-and-white colobus monkeys, and for the closely located Shimba Hills National Reserve, a wildlife reserve which looks out over the Indian Ocean.

 

Then there is The Chale Island. A tropical haven located on the pristine Msambweni Bay. Discover a breathtakingly idyllic retreat accessible only by speedboat or a tractor-trailer depending on the tide. The picturesque island is dotted with inland tidal lakes and mangrove forests, including a kaya (sacred grove) of the Mijikenda peoples.

Gorgeous white sand beaches and dramatic rocky shores make up the island’s periphery. Chale Island is fringed by vibrant coral reefs abundant with myriad marine life.

Occasionally, sea turtles inhabit the island to lay eggs. Hatchlings emerging from their sandy nests is a momentous sight.

Swim and snorkel in the adjoining long canal, a natural aquarium as you unwind before or after your safari.

Some of the tourist attractions here include a visit to the Shimba Hills National Reserve, Wasini Island, Ksite Island, Colobus Conservation, Kaya Kinondo (sacred Forest), Skydiving, Chale Island, Shedrick’s Falls, Kongo Mosque Bora Bora Wildlife park, Ocean Bliss Park etc.

Themes

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Elephant Herds and Nile Crocodiles
  • Samburu Special 5
  • Cultural Experiences with the Samburu People

North Coast Tours (Malindi & Watamu)

Green Hills of Africa

North Coast Malindi is a small seaside resort town, about 2 hours’ drive north-east of Mombasa. The town which has been a Swahili settlement since the 14th century lies at the mouth of the Galana River, at the Indian Ocean coast. Malindi is served with a domestic airport and a highway between Mombasa and Lamu.

The nearby Watamu and Gedi Ruins are located south of Malindi. The corals provide a reason to explore the Coast while there are in addition surfing, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and other water sports.

Watamu Beach is guarded by beautiful tropical barrier reefs and has been voted as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Watamu Marine Park offers excellent scuba diving, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing. There is a tidal creek close by which is good for bird watching, fishing and sunset dhow trips. Take a walk along the beach, embark on a dhow that takes you up Mida Creek, visit Gedi Ruins, and go for guided walks in the Arabuko Sukoko Forest.


Lamu

Lamu shares its name with the only town on the island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Formerly a thriving port and the oldest surviving Swahili town in Kenya, Lamu was an important stopover for traders from Arabia and India. Kiwayu Island, part of the Lamu Archipelago, mermerizes you with white coral and virgin beaches bordered by crystal clear waters. Dolphins and whales visit regularly, and the area is perfect for snorkeling, water sports, and deep-sea fishing expeditions.

Themes

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Bush Savannah
  • Elephants
  • Galana River