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17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

A Kenya safari was one of those things that had been on my bucket list forever, but I wasn’t sure when I’d get around to it. When I thought “African safari”, I pictured fancy lodges with elegant beds draped in mosquito netting that I might be able to afford one day.  

Turns out, there’s more than one way to safari. Intrepid’s 8-day Kenya Wildlife Safari was everything I was looking for: it was about a week long, affordable and promised wildlife sightings aplenty. Although if I had a bit more time and money, I would have loved to do the 15-day Masai Heartlands trip, which goes into Tanzania, or the 8-day Kenya Safari Under Canvas trip which is a similar itinerary but the accommodation is nicer (think glamping instead of camping).

What appealed to me about all these trips was that not only do you get to spot animals on safari, you also get to spend a day visiting a Maasai village and experiencing their culture.

On my safari in Kenya, I discovered a love of (amateur) wildlife photography and an even deeper love for Africa.

Here’s what a Kenya safari looks like in photos:

Lake Nakuru

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Our first wildlife spotting in Kenya

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

The reason we visit Lake Nakuru: rhinos!

Lake Naivasha

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Hippo spotting on Lake Naivasha

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Walking safari in Crater Lake Game Sanctuary

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17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

My group walking through Hell’s Gate National Park

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Hiking through the gorge in Hell’s Gate National Park

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Our chef, Nyamu, and his very wise shirt

Loita Hills Maasai Village

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Dancing with the Maasai women

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17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Throwing spears with Maasai warriors

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

A young Maasai boy practicing for the adamu, the Maasai jumping dance

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Masai Mara National Reserve

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Giraffes are my favourite

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Elephants are a close second though

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17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

A group of cheetahs prowl across the Masai Mara

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Seeing a pride of lions lazing in the grass was one of the coolest highlights of the trip

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17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

But the best part was seeing a leopard, the most elusive member of the Big 5

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari

Saying goodbye to the Masai Mara National Reserve

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(All photos by Christina Campo and taken on Intrepid Travel’s Kenya Wildlife Safari)

17 photos of what it’s really like on a Kenya safari was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Christina Campo

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