Sharing the anticipation of waking up on safari with loved ones brings a special magic to any morning. Add to that a dose of festive excitement and you have a Christmas with a difference you’re guaranteed never to forget.

Christmas Eve drinks on top of the world

Here are our top reasons why we love Christmas on safari:

  • Zero prep, 100 % indulgence
    Feast on us over Christmas and let our chefs nourish and nurture you with their mouth-watering festive delights. Think homemade cookies watching the sunrise from bed, mulled wine and mince pies on the savannah and feasts fit for a king. And all with no cooking or clearing up!

Kenyan crackers

Alfresco festive dining at The Retreat

  • Silence, stillness and solitude
    Christmas is notorious for its chaos; frantic supermarket runs and households bursting with noise filled festivities. Fly away from the crowds and slow the pace. Wake up to birdsong, unwind with a massage and rejuvenate with deep rest. Spend undistracted time with loved ones in nature and reset for the new year ahead.

Worlds Away at Siruai Mobile Camp

  • Move over Santa
    Leave the mountains of wrapping paper and sticky tape at home and embrace a different perspective on festive giving. The freedom of a Christmas without an overload of material gifts is liberating. Besides, who needs Santa when there are prides of lions, laughing hippos and trumpeting elephants to excite you? Camel rides through the wild, heli adventures to the top of mountains and balloon rides over the savannah create magical Christmas memories that last far longer than anything gift-wrapped.

A brand new lion cub in the Masai Mara, what a Christmas gift

  • Unforgettable immersive experiences
    Kenya ignites the senses. Extraordinary experiences lie around every corner, transporting you far away from the everyday and making you feel truly alive. Live in the moment with the thrill of game drives, insights into new cultures, discovering our Footprint projects and reconnecting to nature. Sunrise, sunsets and star-studded night skies are a daily dose of magic that instill a deep sense of calm and appreciation for our planet.

Sundowners on the savannah with Sala’s vintage bar truck Eleanor

  • Winter warmth
    Swapping a white Christmas for a green one might feel strange, but once tropical sunshine warms your skin, you won’t look back!

A different kind of white Christmas for Grevy’s zebras at Sasaab © Gary Hopcraft

Bask in the horizon pool at Sasaab watching elephants bathe in the river below, sip cocktails with rhinos at Solio Lodge, swim beside giraffes at The Retreat, take a post-game drive dip in your private plunge pool at Sala’s Camp, breakfast beside hippo pools at Siruai Mobile Camp. We’ll stop there, you get the picture! You can also combine epic adventures in the bush with barefoot white sand luxury on Kenya’s stunning coastline with our Beach and Bush Safari.

December t’is the season for safari, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Gift Hamper for Her

Gift Hamper for Little Ones

For those who want to remember safaris gone by (or if you’re being patient a little longer for your African adventure) check out our awesome Kenyan Christmas hampers, full of local handmade goodies for him, for her and for your little ones too. Every item makes a lovely Kenyan keepsake and a reminder of magical memories. What’s more, for every purchase we give US$ 5 to our charitable Footprint foundation, which supports impactful conservation and community projects across Kenya.

Angel from our Girl’s Hamper

Ukimpa mwenzio zawadi, furaha uijaze fuadi.
When you give your friend a gift, let joy fill your heart.
~ Swahili proverb

Check out our gorgeous Christmas Gift Hamper for WomenGift Hamper for Men and Toto Gift Hamper. We’re ready to start planning your Christmas safari adventure now, so get in touch at