Discover our guide to the most beautiful ecotourism trips in Kenya and dive into the heart of “the cradle of humanity”. Its exceptional wildlife and landscapes shaped by the Rift make it the ideal destination for nature lovers in search of escape and wide open spaces.
Go on a family safari and explore its many national parks and reserves to discover the wild nature. Take advantage of a romantic stay in an ecolodge to relax on its white sand beaches and explore the richness of its seabed or take part in an eco-volunteering project in a nature reserve.
A solidarity trip to Kenya means immersing yourself in the heart of the wilderness, in private or in a small group, and meeting the local populations.
What to see? What to do in Kenya?
As a couple or as a family, explore the country’s most beautiful parks on safari, from the Rift Valley to the famous Maasai Mara reserve and let yourself be moved by the touching spectacle of the birth of pink flamingos in their natural habitat.
Go and meet traditional ethnic groups for a stay in total immersion. Stay in an ecolodge in typical African huts and share the local life of the inhabitants, or take advantage of a photo course or an eco-volunteer stay in Kenya to study wildlife and actively contribute to its protection (monkeys, giraffes, zebras, turtles navies…).
The peaks fascinate you, go to Amboseli National Park where Mount Kilimanjaro stands, the highest peak in Africa, or go on a trek to Mount Kenya and enjoy a superb panorama of the Rift Valley and its magnificent landscapes, between grassy plains, soda lakes and ocher soils.
Ideas for ecotourism and solidarity stays in Kenya
Safari and ecotourism, from the Rift Valley to the Masai Mara
With this Safari in Kenya, discover the richness of African fauna and its varied landscapes, exploring as a couple or as a family the most beautiful parks of Kenya, from the Rift Valley to the famous Masai Mara.
You will stay in an ecolodge in typical African huts for total immersion and an unforgettable experience!
The base camp is located inside the property, in a hilly field, not far from the lake and on the edge of the forest, the simple and rustic bandas (hard huts), nevertheless offer you the essential, while respecting a typical African style.
There are 6 of them, with an area of about 25 m2. All are equipped with bathroom with toilet and a solar panel for electricity. Possibility of adding a small cot or a bed for a child under 13 years old.
- A safari rich in discoveries and encounters for an affordable price
- A customizable program and tailor-made dates
- The diversity of ecosystems (Nakuru, Solio, Crater Lake, Masai Mara)
- A guide specializing in African wild flora and fauna
- Limited travel and transfer times
Eco-solidarity safari on the Massai trail in the South
Discover the magnificent South Kenya through this eco-solidarity safari off the beaten track. From the central highlands to the savannah of the Massai country of Amboseli, at the foot of Kilimanjaro, to Tsavo park via the Taita reserve, you will come across the path of many herds of elephants, zebus, hippos. You will share unforgettable moments of exchange with the local population. Your safari ends on the south coast of Mombasa where you can enjoy the stunning white sand beaches to relax, away from mass tourism.
- A safari off the beaten track
- Close to nature and local populations
- For the benefit of local ecosystem conservation projects
- Accommodation in reception facilities managed by communities and eco-solidarity organizations
Walking safari and bivouac in Tsavo National Park
As a couple or as a family, embark on an original experience off the beaten track and hike in the footsteps of wildlife in the company of the rangers of Tsavo National Park. A 100% authentic safari for nature-loving travelers in search of adventure and thrills among crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, cob antelopes, kudus, impalas, and more… A different approach to the classic safari, open to the sounds, scents and colors of a virgin and exuberant nature.
Tsavo West Park is located in the South-East of Kenya, it is the land par excellence for authentic safaris. Stretching over nearly 9000 km2 of fabulous scenery with in the center a plateau folded in volcanic hills rising 500 and 1800 meters above sea level. At the foot of the plateau flows the Tsavo river which takes its source on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and joins the Athi river to the east to form the Galana river leading to the Indian Ocean.
The Tsavo River, although infested with crocodiles and hippos, attracts many animals and birds.
The park is caught in a web of dense vegetation made up of thorns of all kinds, an almost impenetrable bush where many elephants are hiding, taking on the red color of the ground …
- Safari in Tsavo West, one of Kenya’s wildest parks!
- A real walking safari escorted and guided by the park rangers
- Learn to track wildlife with the park rangers
- Camp on a wild site outside any tourist area
- Participation contributing to the conservation of Tsavo’s wild species
Eco-Trek to Chyulus and Safari to Amboseli
Embark on a trek in the African savannah and discover South-East Kenya immersed in the heart of the Massai population!
On foot or on the back of a camel, you will hike in the footsteps of African wildlife, at the foot of Kilimanjaro, from the hills of Chyulus to the plains of Amboseli for a unique safari, guided by your Massai hosts.
How about extending your adventure in Kenya with a few days of relaxation and bathing on the Mangrove Coast of the Indian Ocean?
The Chyulus are a chain of rolling hills in South East Kenya stretching over sixty kilometers between Amboseli Park at the foot of Kilimanjaro and Tsavo West Park.
Really located in the “lodges” of the highest mountain on the African continent; Mount Kilimanjaro culminating at 5896 meters and rising in one piece, nearly 4800 meters above the Massai Savannah of Amboseli.
The hills are one of the youngest volcanic formations on the planet, resulting from an eruption only 500 years old. The chain made up of porous volcanic rocks constitutes a formidable natural reservoir of water essential for the survival of the resident wildlife.
- A trek off the beaten track in the African Savannah
- On foot in the footsteps of African wildlife
- Guided hike with the local Massai people
- Lodge managed and bivouacs organized by the local Massai population
- Payment of part of the trip income to local Massai schools.
Animal communication and safari at the Maasai Mara
Want to discover Kenya differently? Come stay at Muringa Farm, a little paradise located in the beautiful Subukia Valley.
Larn about animal communication before embarking on a immersion safari in the magnificent Maasai Mara reserve, to discover the wild fauna with a specialized and passionate guide.
- Introductory course in animal communication
- Ideal environment for meditation and reconnection with nature
- Many domestic and wild animals on site
- Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
- Safari in the Maasai Mara
When to go for a different trip to Kenya?
The ideal period to discover Kenya is at the beginning of the year, and it is also the most touristic season. The months of January and February are indeed hot and dry, which facilitates access to the various destinations and the observation of animals which are more readily approached during this period.
The months of July to September also enjoy a dry climate conducive to Safari. For a seaside holiday on the coast, there is no ideal season. The tropical climate, hot and humid all year round, with temperatures hovering around 30 °, is tempered by monsoon winds.
In the highlands, on the other hand, the days are hot and sunny with low humidity, but the nights are often very cool due to the altitude.
In July and August, it can be freezing cold at the top of Mount Kenya! If it is not recommended to travel to Kenya during the rainy season (from April to June, then from October to December) this one, less frequented, is however not to be excluded. Accommodation is much cheaper and the heavy downpours give way to beautiful sunny spells.