A destination with primordial picture – grasslands and deltas and forests, prey and predators teaming up to spawn the most spectacular wilderness sites on the planet. A land with an exceptional population of big cats and elephants and other bountiful wildlife and home to the ‘Mecca of Wildlife’ – Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Samburu and Tsavo. Kenya is the African country you need to visit to see where humans are known to have first come from.
While you enjoy your time in Kenya as a wildlife lover, also cherish human experiences such as meeting and getting acquainted with the lifestyle and culture of the Masai and other tribes. This is, in every sense of the phrase, a home away from home.
- Best time to visit:
Throughout the year
- Recommended min. duration:
5 nights/6 days
Great Rift Valley
Culture and Heritage
Masai Village Visit
Hot Air Balloon
There are three different ways to explore this spectacular destination. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose the right one.
Toehold Photo Travel
Our team of ace photographers will guide you on exciting journeys across the planet to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.
- Photography Tours led by award-winning professional photographers.
- Designed specifically for photography enthusiasts.
- Real-time photography guidance and off-field photography sessions during the Tour.
- Non-photographers are recommended to explore the other two travel options.
Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departures are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals.
- Group Tours led by ace naturalists.
- Optimum group sizes to balance efficiency and budget.
- A wealth of wildlife learning.
- Fun and safe group travel.
We currently don’t have group departures for this destination; we will alert you when we announce one.
For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of Vacations destinations across the world.
- Completely customised vacations to suit all your needs.
- Flexibility of dates, class of travel and lodging based on your requirement.
- Exclusively planned for you and your family.
- Leveraging the knowledge and experience of our team of travel experts.
Does this sound like what you need? Allow us to serve your wanderlust now!
Kenya is a wonderland of sorts. This is a great place for wildlife lovers to engage in wildlife safaris in places like Masai Mara, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Samburu and various other national parks. Tourists can also visit native tribes of Kenya and indulge in leisure holidays too.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
A part of the Greater Mara Ecosystem, the Masai Mara National Reserve nurtures over 250 species of birds and a mind-boggling diversity of mammals. This includes the African lion, African leopard, cheetah, African elephant, hyaena, ostrich, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, impala, warthogs, hippopotamus, crowned crane, bateleur eagle.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is historically famous for anywhere between thousands and millions of flamingos thronging the eponymous lake. It is a must-visit for its incredible avian richness, and its sublime green fever-tree environs that offer great opportunity to see predators. Other attractions of this wetland sanctuary surrounding the soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley include pelicans, Rothschild’s giraffe, flourishing populations of baboon, warthog, Burchell’s zebra and one of the highest densities of black rhino.
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is synonymous with elephants, so much so that it’s called “Africa’s elephant park”! It affords the unique opportunity to observe some of Africa’s biggest bulls and other wildlife in spectacular vistas overlooked by the Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The big cat trinity is there too, just so you don’t feel left out.
Samburu National Reserve
Samburu National Reserve, where the Ewaso Ng’iro (meaning ‘brown water’) river flows through thick acacia and riverine forests, and grasslands, makes a very interesting landscape for you to see. But most importantly, animals that are hard to find elsewhere are here: gerenuk, reticulated giraffe and the Grevy’s zebra, an endangered cousin of the commoner plains zebra.
At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime.
Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:
How different are your Personalised Vacations from other holidays?
Unlike travel agents who plan your vacation from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, our Personalised Vacations offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the knowledge of experts who know the places first-hand. Besides, your holiday will be meticulously planned by making use of the best local contacts we have at every destination.
For whom is this destination suitable?
Anybody with an interest in wildlife and all the myriad marvels of the forests, and is over the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian) can go on a personal vacation to this destination.
Can I take my children to Kenya?
You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
What are the requisites for traveling to Kenya?
Other than an interest in Africa and the rich wildlife there, the only other requisites are:
- A valid passport and other documents required for a Kenyan visa (applied for online; costs USD 50 per adult and USD 25 for children below 12 years)
- Valid yellow-fever and polio inoculations, which is mandatory by law (taken at least 10 days prior to arrival in Kenya and within the last ten years) please speak with us to find out more about this.
Will you book my flight tickets if needed?
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too.
What is the scope of services you offer as a part of a Personalised Vacation package?
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
Do you rent camera equipment?
Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Click here to see what we offer. What’s better, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on Toehold Personalised Vacations!
While Toehold Photo Travel is our most popular offering with our photography experts travelling along with you, our Vacations chalk out travel plans for you to explore destinations across the globe the way you wish to. In short, you would be availing of our expert service to plan your vacation and execute it the way you want.
- Unlike a Photo Travel experience, your vacation is completely personalised for you.
- The dates, style of travel, class of hotels and lodges, destinations, and every other detail is tailor-made to suit your custom requirement.
- A Skipper or a photography guide doesn’t travel with you to guide you unless you decide to take our customised and guided photo travel experience.
You can now use our immense experience and field knowledge for great experiences on your travel!
Are you a photography enthusiast who prefers our guided Photography Tours to benefit from our vast wealth of photography knowledge and expertise on the field? Consider joining one of our numerous Photography Tours to various destinations across the globe!