Game drives in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Welcome to our East African Wildlife Safaris, where the untamed wilderness meets your adventurous spirit. East Africa is a region brimming with natural beauty, biodiversity, and captivating wildlife. Keana Safaris is dedicated to providing you with an unforgettable safari experience that will take you on a journey through some of the most iconic and diverse ecosystems in the world. What sets East Africa apart as a premier destination for wildlife safaris is its exceptional concentration of wildlife species, breathtaking landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage that adds depth to your journey. Our safaris will take you to some of the most renowned and remote wildlife reserves and national parks, each with its unique charm and offerings.

Top Wildlife Safari Destinations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya:

Masai Mara national reserve is situated in southwestern Kenya, the Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, forming a contiguous ecosystem. The Masai Mara is famous for its annual Great Migration, which occurs between July and October when millions of wildebeests and zebras cross the Mara River. You can also spot the Big Five, including lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, and rhinoceros. The Great Migration season (July to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing in Masai Mara, but the Mara offers excellent game viewing year-round.

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya:

Lake Nakuru is located in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya, about 157 kilometers (98 miles) northwest of Nairobi. The park is known for its large population of pink flamingos that flock to the lake's shores. Additionally, you can spot white rhinos, Rothschild's giraffes, and various bird species. The best time to visit Lake Nakuru national park is during the dry season (June to October and January to February) for the best flamingo viewing and wildlife sightings. However you can see the big five year-round

Amboseli National Park, Kenya:

Amboseli is located in the southern part of Kenya, near the Tanzanian border. Its iconic backdrop is Mount Kilimanjaro. The park offers stunning views of Africa's highest mountain along with large herds of elephants, lions, cheetahs, and other savannah wildlife. The best time to visit Amboseli national park is June to October and January to February during the dry seasons when wildlife congregates around the water sources, making it an excellent time for photography.

Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, Kenya:

These twin parks are located in southeastern Kenya, covering a vast area. Tsavo East is known for its red elephants, while Tsavo West boasts dramatic landscapes, including the Mzima Springs, volcanic craters, and lava flows. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, rhinos, and diverse birdlife. The best time to visit Tsavo is June to September due to the dry conditions.

Samburu National Reserve, Kenya:

 Samburu is located in northern Kenya, along the Ewaso Ng'iro River. In Samburu visitors should expect to see the "Samburu Special Five" (Grevy's zebra, reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and gerenuk) alongside elephants, lions, leopards, and diverse bird species. The best time to visit Samburu is during the dry season (June to October and January to March) for prime wildlife viewing.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya:

Ol Pejeta is situated in central Kenya, near the town of Nanyuki.Ol Pejeta is known for its conservation efforts and is home to the last two northern white rhinos. You can also spot the Big Five and chimpanzees. You can visit Ol pejeta year-round, but wildlife is easier to spot during the dry seasons.

Nairobi National Park, Kenya:

Nairobi national park is located just outside Nairobi, this park offers a unique urban-wildlife experience. If you are within Nirobi and have a hald day to spare, you should definitely visit this park. You will have close encounters with lions, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species against the backdrop of the Nairobi skyline. You can visit Nairobi national park year-round, but early morning and late afternoon game drives offer the best chances of wildlife sightings.

Hell's Gate National Park, Kenya:

Hell's Gate is located in the Great Rift Valley, about 118 kilometers (73 miles) northwest of Nairobi. Unlike traditional safari parks, Hell's Gate National Park is renowned for its dramatic landscapes, including towering cliffs, deep gorges, geothermal activity, and hot springs. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, buffalos, baboons, and various bird species.Hell's Gate can be visited year-round, but the dry seasons (June to September and January to February) offer more pleasant weather for exploring its unique geology and wildlife.

As you explore Hell's Gate, you can engage in activities like hiking, and cycling, making it a versatile destination that complements your traditional wildlife safari experiences. Witnessing the striking landscapes and natural formations of this park provides a unique perspective on East Africa's diverse natural wonders.

So, as you plan your East African wildlife safari, be sure to include Hell's Gate National Park in your adventure, and discover the captivating beauty of its geological formations and the wildlife that calls this unique park home.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti is situated in northern Tanzania, extending to the border with Kenya, where it joins the Masai Mara. Serengeti is one of Africa's most iconic safari destinations, renowned for its vast open plains, dramatic wildlife migrations, and abundant predators. The annual Great Migration, featuring millions of wildebeests and zebras, is a highlight, occurring between June and October. The park is also home to the Big Five and a wide array of other wildlife species. To witness the Great Migration, plan your visit between June and October. However, Serengeti offers excellent game viewing year-round.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda:

Bwindi is located in southwestern Uganda, near the borders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bwindi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its dense, lush forests and is home to approximately half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi offers an incredible opportunity to observe these magnificent primates in their natural habitat. Additionally, the park is rich in birdlife and other wildlife, including chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and various forest antelope species. Gorilla trekking is a year-round activity, but the drier months from June to September and December to February are often favored for more comfortable hiking conditions.