This year the magnificent wildebeest migration has arrived early to the Masai Mara National Reserve and now is the perfect time to experience the unbeatable safari holidays and lodges that this country has to offer.
Every year over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara, attracting one of the largest densities of lion in the world and also the BBC’s Big Cat Diary!
Despite the localised troubles in Kenya that have been reported in the media of late, safari destinations are unaffected and remain trouble-free.
In an article for the Telegraph, Jonathan Scott, author and presenter of the BBC’s Big Cat Diary, recently urged Britons to keep visiting safari destinations in Kenya and that the conservation of these protected areas depends on it.
Scott writes: “The bottom line is this: if we abandon tourism, we abandon conservation. When people ask us “How can we help?” we say “By taking a safari.”’
He goes on to say: “Yes, of course you need to be sensible. Wherever you are in the world, it’s never smart to walk into neighbourhoods you know nothing about; ask for advice first”.
The travel advice for Nairobi (which is 250 miles from Mombasa Island and the coastal areas affected by the updated FCO advice) and Kenya’s many unique safari destinations, main tourist highlights and Mombasa and Nairobi international airports has not changed. British Airways and Kenya Airways continue to operate daily flights.
Kenya remains very much open for business and its wildlife continues to captivate the many tourist visitors travelling there on safari.
Read the full article written by safari veteran Brian Jackman and author of the Telegraph’s 'Safaris for Beginners’ guide here: Telegraph article.
Find out more about travelling in Kenya from the FCO. FCO Kenya travel advice.