Kenya is home to the Big Five: the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant. With its vast national parks, breathtaking landscapes, and the Masai culture synonymous with the country’s tourism, doing a Kenyan safari is an unforgettable experience and for many, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Although a Kenyan safari is centered on seeing the Big Five, it’s also a cultural experience enhanced by the country’s people.
Thanks to the country’s rapidly growing tourism industry and the cordial relationship with the US government, US travelers are currently able to take a safari with few restrictions. From how to book your trip to what to expect to where to stay, here’s everything you need to know about organizing a Kenyan safari.