Special Interest Safaris

A Custom birding safari? Horse back safari on the slopes of Mount Kenya? No problem. Whale watching by land, boat, and plane? Photographic and video safaris? We’re ready to construct a luxury safari around just about any special interest or fancy.

Bird Watching Safari

East Africa is home to some of the world’s most unique bird species, several of which are only found locally. Among Africa’s top four birding safari locations are Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, which have the largest number of bird species reported in the continent.

FEATURED SAFARI

Bird Watching at Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls is Uganda’s oldest and largest national park, named after the mighty waterfall of the same name – formed as the mighty Nile River is forced through a 7-meter gap in the rocks. The park is home to about 450 bird species, and birding can be done on a game drive, via a boat trip (on the Nile), or on a nature walk. Habitat types include forest, swamp, riverine woodland, palm savannah, and acacia-dotted plains. The riverine thickets hold white-crested turaco, double-toothed barbet, red-throated bee-eater, Heuglin’s francolin, brown babbler, silver bird, buff-bellied warbler, black-headed batis, and bar-breasted firefinch.

 Puvel’s illadopsis can also found near the chimp researchers’ camp. There is plenty of open palm savannah, which is an excellent haunt for Abyssinian ground-hornbill, Senegal lapwing, Shelley’s rufous sparrow and the strange-looking piapiac. The Nile delta is of course home to the near-mythical shoebill stork. Night drives can produce a plethora of species such as pennant-winged and standard-winged nightjar and greyish eagle-owl.

Camel Safaris

Camel safaris offer a unique perspective on not just the animals but the land they live in. Archeological artifacts like flints, shards, graves, and pottery litter the ground. Elephants, big cats, and other large predators thrive alongside endangered species. A camel safari is the ideal means of traveling through northern Kenya. Our Walking safari supported by camels offers a unique perspective on not just the animals but the land they live in. On foot, we fine-tune our senses and experience the country in vivid and exciting detail. Our Safaris traverse beautiful landscapes that tell the story of turbulent geologic past along the Rift Valley. Archeological artifacts like flints, shards, graves, and pottery litter the ground, evidence of an equally rich cultural history. The wildlife in our part of Laikipia distinguishes the area for its diversity of large mammals, the greatest in Kenya. 

FEATURED SAFARI

The Chalbi Desert Camel Safari

Traversing the desert on the back of a camel gives a real perspective on how ancient civilizations and some modern desert communities get from one point to the other. It is also quite relaxing. This safari in the Chalbi desert also affords one the chance to interact with local communities such as the Rendille, the Turkana, the Samburu, and a few others. Learn from their traditional way of life by visiting their villages and exploring their culture. Few people would dare travel to a location that is rumored to be rich in potential due to the presence of oil because it is so far from metropolitan amenities and the verdant fields of our towns. 

For those who do, it is typically for a job with several benefits, particularly the so-called hardship allowance; never for a fun vacation or exciting experience. Nevertheless, more and more Kenyans are starting to understand that northern Kenya is a real gem. The scenic and serene oases in the Chalbi Desert have plenty to offer for some worthwhile moments. Along with the fact that the existence of such a cool, vegetated location in such a huge area devoid of anything but sand and aridity is practically a miracle. A real understanding of how ancient civilizations and some contemporary desert people traveled is provided by riding a camel through the desert. It is also quite soothing.

Golf Safaris

Kenya’s numerous golf courses are one of the best-kept secrets in the world. Golf safaris offer the chance to play your favorite game, see wildlife and relax on the white sandy beaches. One of Kenya’s best-kept secrets is its numerous golf courses. Kenya is one of the few locations in the world that has all the necessary components for an amazing golf vacation. The chance to play your favorite game, observe animals (sometimes on the course! ), and unwind on the stunning white sand beaches all in one vacation is exceptional. For golfing excursions across the nation, we provide the most stunning, difficult, and appropriate courses. 

FEATURED SAFARI

The Vipingo Ridge Golf Safari

The par 72 Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge, Africa’s first PGA-accredited championship golf course, has been rated as Kenya’s top course by Top 100 Golf Courses every year since 2015. The course was created by David Jones, a former Kenya Open champion, “Master” PGA Professional, and Director of the European Tour. It was developed to international standards and adds a completely new dimension to golf in East Africa. Every golfer will find the championship-level 18 holes to be a delightful challenge because to the combination of the Kaskazi and Kusi monsoon breezes, a meandering system of lakes, and streams. 

The Baobab Course, which hosts the Ladies European Tour, is quickly establishing itself as a golfing legend. All golfers adore this special location. Tee off with warm weather, peaceful fairways, a laid-back attitude, and nice friends. Golf lessons and instruction are available at the PGA Academy at Vipingo Ridge. The academy offers additional services like swing analysis and custom club fitting. Four high-speed cameras on the launch monitor record the ball’s initial launch conditions as well as the clubhead’s collision with the ground.

Horse back riding Safaris

The idea of a horseback safari was developed in Kenya in the 1970s. An extremely popular method to experience a safari and get up close to Africa’s wildlife is a horseback riding vacation in Kenya. We now offer one of the world’s most thrilling horseback riding vacations. With unmatched game viewing, as well as the opportunity to ride a horse alongside the greatest herds of zebra and wildebeest in Africa as they are migrating. 

FEATURED SAFARI

Horse-riding at the Lewa Wilderness

Lewa Wilderness is a family-run, 62,000-acre stretch of land in the foothills of Mount Kenya. Here, the lines between wild spaces and humanity are blurred. The undulating, sun-kissed landscape and rich wildlife make for a true bucket-list horse safari. Laikipia is one of Kenya’s best safari areas, challenging even the Maasai Mara. Highlights include rare and endangered species such as black rhinos, painted dogs, and Grevy’s zebra. The varied terrain means that exciting big cat sightings occur regularly.

The vast open plains in the shadow of the snow-capped silhouette of Mount Kenya create a tranquil and secluded setting for your horse safari. With over 30 horses, they have the perfect partner for every horse rider and can cater to a wide range of experience levels. Beginner riders can head out to experience the magic of a horse safari riding amongst the herds of zebra, antelope, and giraffe. And experienced equestrians can enjoy thrilling canters along the wildlife tracks, traveling further afield to discover this incredible landscape without the rumble of an engine.

Photography Safaris

Kenya is a highly photogenic country. The main point of interest is the prodigious wildlife that inhabits the national parks and other reserves. The main point of interest for this safari is the prodigious wildlife that inhabits the national parks and other reserves. Landscapes are greenest in the wet season, and the sky is least hazy then too. There are various benefits to staying in private concessions or reserves, such as those on the Laikipia Plateau and abutting the Masai Mara, for devoted Kenya photography safari visitors. These private reserves are relatively expensive to visit, but they frequently have better and friendlier rangers. Additionally, because you can drive off-road and there is less other tourist traffic, you can stay longer with a good photographic subject and, usually, get much closer to it and line up better. Compared to most other subjects, wildlife photography necessitates faster and higher-magnification lenses. For culture photography, it’s necessary to get permission before photographing colorful traditional ethnic groups like the Maasai, Samburu, and Turkana. 

FEATURED SAFARI

The Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park in Southern Kenya is one of the world’s best places to see and photograph African Elephants. We follow the Elephants crossing majestic sceneries on their walk from the woodlands to the marshes. We will have many opportunities to photograph the Elephant’s behavior, calves playing alongside their mothers, bulls fighting, families feeding and spraying dust. 

All in the amazing habitat of flat and dusty plains with scattered acacias and the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is also home of last big tuskers in Africa, and we try hard to find them in this vast landscape. Our camp has access to private conservancy adjacent to the park which will offer intimate encounters with the Elephants in a beautiful scenery with few other vehicles besides us.

Tea & Coffee Safaris

Today, Kenya is the fourth largest tea producer in the world, despite the fact that not a single tea leaf grew there a century ago. Kenya exports agricultural goods, especially coffee and tea, for 70% of its total exports. Visits to these coffee and tea estates are calming and pleasurable. Most of the Kenyan coffee and tea farms are at elevations of around 6,000 feet or more, resulting in coffees with fruity, spicy, and more acidic tasting notes, as well as teas with low bitterness and very robust flavours. Kenyan coffee is exceptionally tasty. Fortunately, many of the top Kenyan coffee and tea estates with tours are nearby Nairobi, making it easy for visitors to undertake a half-day visit. 

FEATURED SAFARI

Tea in Kericho

The Kericho safari destination is known for its tea production; as visitors on a safari to Kenya, they will be exposed to the production of the tea from stage one of growing, picking the tea leaves until the final product of the tea. Kericho is described as an agrotourism safari that encourages agriculture on how it should be done. The Kericho safari location in Kenya boasts beautiful scenery as well as the culture of the locals and their way of life. The largest town in Kericho County, which lies in the highlands west of the Kenya Rift Valley, 

Kericho sits on the edge of the Mau Forest and has a mild, temperate climate that is perfect for agriculture, especially the largest tea cultivation. The main square of the town of Kericho, known as Chai, which means tea in Hindi, is the location of the Kericho safari destination. This draws a variety of tourists to Kericho because it is home to numerous tea stalls selling a variety of regional teas that are more popular and well-liked by different tourists due to the area’s pleasant surroundings.

BOOK NOW

Plan & Start Your Safari

Thank you for your interest in a private safari from Classic Safaris. You’re about to start on your own personal journey to East Africa. Please complete this interest form and we shall get in touch with you to discuss your trip.