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Sunday
Jun102018

How to Experience the Best of Kenya

Of all of the African countries where you can go to experience the most iconic luxury safari, Kenya has some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes. Kenya offers some of the best game viewing on the continent with huge numbers of lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and more. Many people choose a classic safari with expert-led vehicle game drives and perhaps a sunrise balloon ride over the plains, especially if it’s their first safari. But for adventurous travelers who want an alternative kind of safari, it’s possible to create a customized itinerary with special experiences that offer opportunities for heart-pounding, thrilling adventures on foot, on a mountain bike, or in a private plane or helicopter.

A Bike Ride Through The Amboseli-Chyulu Corridor

Join the annual Ride for Lions and embark on an unforgettable mountain biking adventure through the Amboseli-Chyulu corridor, an area of conserved land that serves as a key pathway between national parks for lions and other species. You’ll spend the days biking along the stunningly beautiful corridor of land that you’re helping to preserve, and spend nights under the stars at luxurious mobile camps with a final night at beautiful luxury lodge Ol Donyo. By joining this 6-day adventure, travelers will be directly contributing to wildlife conservation through the Land for Lions Initiative. On top of directly contributing to efforts to save lions and their habitat, the cost of this wild ride is 100% tax deductible. Active and adventurous travelers ready for a wild ride can book directly with Epic Road.

Flying by Helicopter or Plane over the Laikipia Plateau

A sunrise balloon ride while on safari is one way to see the incredible landscapes below, but consider a more unforgettable and over the top safari experience - swooping over Kenya’s awe-inspiring Laikipia Plateau by helicopter or private plane. The sparsely populated Laikipia Plateau is backdropped by Mt. Kenya and is a sprawling wilderness home to stunningly dense concentrations of wildlife, including some of the highest populations of endangered species like the Eastern Black Rhino, the Southern White Rhino, and the African WIld Dog, among others. Travelers can visit private wildlife conservancies and stay at luxurious ranches, including beautiful Ol Jogi and Segera Retreat. Segera is the home to the original biplane made famous in Hollywood masterpiece Out of Africa and for a substantial donation to Segera’s 4C projects (initiatives related to Community, Commerce, Culture, and Conservation) travelers can take a private ride in this relic from a bygone area. A private helicopter ride over the region can also be arranged. Get a taste of what it might feel like to soar across Kenya’s amazing landscapes by checking out a short video from Ol Jogi and Matador Network.

A Walking Safari with a Maasai Tribesman

Explore the Maasai Mara National Reserve and the northern Serengeti plains the slow way, on foot, with a Maasai tribesman as your guide. This region has some of the most spectacular game viewing on the continent, and you have the opportunity to see it all it as part of an authentic cultural experience with this semi-nomadic tribe, one of the last of its kind in the world. Your Maasai guide will teach you their ways - how to reduce your carbon footprint and how to track animals by reading their footprints. You can also join a traditional Maasai jumping ceremony or train in traditional stick fighting, and eat a delicious meal made from local ingredients cooked right there in the bush.

Adding special experiences to customize your luxury safari will make your trip to Kenya that much more memorable. Read more about the exciting adventures you never thought were possible and get inspired to start planning your safari with Epic Road!