With its roots in the swahilli word for journey, it’s quite probable that the modern safari originated in Kenya. Either way, the country remains one of the finest locations for wildlife spotting in all of Africa, with the Maasai Mara reserve at its center. Part of the Serengeti plains ecosystem, the reserve is home to diverse species, among them the big cats – lions, leopards and cheetahs – and their mammalian counterparts (and sometimes prey) – elephants, water buffalo and rhinos.
The original safari destination
The safari in the popular imagination owes a lot to films shot in Kenya, such as Mogambo or Out of Africa, and to travel to the region is to experience all the wonder of being in a movie.
With approximately 8% of the country under protection, Kenya provides a unique opportunity to spot several rare endangered species in one of the more than 66 reserves. Of all of these, the most renowned is the Maasai Mara Wildlife reserve, which you’ll explore in full during this experience.
The journey with Planeta Azul doesn’t end after the safari however, with the last few days of your holiday spent relaxing on the pristine beaches of the North Island of the Seychelles.
Three reasons why
Making memories. A safari is simply an unforgettable experience. Having the privilege to explore some of the planets’ last remaining wilderness, and seeing the wildlife and countryside first hand, feels like being inside a nature documentary. Truly a one of a kind experience.
Perfect pictures. The sheer natural beauty of the landscapes, and being able to observe the unique wildlife up close, makes this a perfect experience for photographers of all levels.
Escape the mundane. For most, travel is an opportunity to break out of our routines, to disconnect and engage with the wider world. On safari you’ll be completely in the moment, away from screens and distractions, giving you the escape you need to return, recharged and energised.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the middle of the savannah, the jungle or in the heart of the wild, at every point in your journey you’ll receive the comfort, luxury, privacy, top class attention to detail and organisation you’d expect, thanks to the exclusive lodgings and accommodations selected for you by Planeta Azul.
Where luxury and the wilderness meet
At Planeta Azul, we believe that the more extreme the experience, and more intense the emotions lived, the better you appreciate the finer things in life. Because the journey doesn’t end after a full day on Safari. Continue the adventure with a rejuvenating full body massage or beauty treatment, followed by dinner prepared by one of our skilled chefs. After dinner, unwind with top of the range leisure facilities before turning in for the night in luxury lodgings, with all the amenities you could wish for. A perfect end to a perfect day, setting you up perfectly to experience it all again tomorrow.