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Kenya Safari Tours and Holidays

Safari Holidays in Kenya with On The Go Tours

Kenya boasts the most spectacular stretch of the Great Rift Valley, mighty Mt Kenya and the stunning savannah plains of the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru with its flock of pink flamingos and a pristine Indian Ocean coast. An undoubted highlight is Kenya’s premier game reserve, the Masai Mara. Earning its name from the Masai tribes people and the Mara River which divides it, the reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual Great Migration of the wildebeest between August and October each year. The Masai Mara is perhaps most famous for its lions, though all the other members of the Big 5 roam the reserve too.

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Upcoming Kenya Trips

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Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
USD $2,999 View trip >
Flamingos in Lake Nakuru | Kenya | Africa Flamingos to Falls - 27 days Map 01 Aug 2016 Flamingos to Falls - 27 days
Nairobi to Victoria Falls
USD $4,099 View trip >
Leopard | African Safaris | Africa Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Map 01 Aug 2016 Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days
Starts/Ends: Nairobi
USD $2,489 View trip >
Gorillas | Uganda | Africa Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map 06 Aug 2016 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days
Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
USD $2,999 View trip >
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Nairobi to Johannesburg
USD $4,699 View trip >
The Great Migration
Wildlife galore in Kenya's national parks

As we approach the dry season in East Africa, safari opportunities will never be better as hundreds of thousands of gazelle, zebra and wildebeest make a perilous journey to the plains of the Masai Mara on what is known as the Great Migration. Now's the time to visit Kenya for wildlife galore and the chance to meet the red-robed Masai tribes for a unique cultural experience.

Kenya Overland Safari Tours

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Our overland safaris in Kenya cover some of Africa’s finest national parks including the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. All our overland safaris are led by an experienced and passionate crew of three - a tour leader, driver and cook who have travelled extensively throughout the region and have the first-hand knowledge and skills to ensure you have a memorable and hassle-free holiday. Our tours include an airport arrival transfer, many of your meals, game drives, camping equipment and guiding - and at the end of your adventure you're bound to find yourself sharing tales of your travels over a cool Tusker beer with fellow travellers in Nairobi.

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,489

From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the and Spot...

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,559

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Option to &...

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,799

Trek through lush jungle in search of mountain gorillas. Experience of...

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

Go wild on this game viewing adventure through the best of East From...

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Kenya Lodge accommodated safaris

Our accommodated safaris are ideal if you prefer to tour in comfort with 3-4 star standard lodges, hotels and tented chalets used throughout and road travel undertaken by private European-standard vehicles. Group sizes are small with a maximum of 6 travellers and our experienced local guides accompany you from day 1. Discover the Big 5 and see the very best of Kenya or combine with a trip to neighbouring Tanzania.

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,039

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $10,075

Explore six of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife From...

Kenya Safari Holidays

If you would like to experience Kenya at a more leisurely pace, fancy a little luxury or prefer not to travel as part of a group our safari holidays could be just the ticket. Visit Kenya's wildlife-rich national parks and we recommend combining Kenya with neighbouring Tanzania to visit the incredible Serengeti and enjoy a beach break on the idyllic island on Zanzibar.

Elephants | Masai Mara | KenyaTailored To Suit You

Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $5,179

Combining Kenya's rugged north, the beautiful Rift Valley, Samburu and...

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $10,769

This is the ultimate East African Safari taking you from the foothills...

Kenya tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.62 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews — See All Kenya Reviews

I fell in love with Africa the minute I arrived. I thought the tour was fantastic but the reason I rate it 4/5 is because it is too fast paced. Some days I felt like all I experienced was the truck. If the long drives were broken up with a few extra nights here and there so we arrive at our camp in the day light and can go for a walk or relax it'd be 5/5.

Chris my guide was exceptional. He gave us so much information about Africa and its culure. And he answered all our questions even though he must get asked them all the time. He was also a friend to us by playing uno on the truck or just chatting with us.”  

Sarah Beck • Submitted 23 Jun 2016

Tour was amazing. The truck could have been more comfortable, & we had some really long driving days in heat but I would not have missed it. We had a really good, accommodating chef who we called John. The food that he produced no matter what time we arrived at our destination was very good, very healthy, fresh & substantial. My Husband has coeliac disease, & is therefore gluten intolerant & he tried hard to accommodate this. We had so many experiences, saw so many animals including a cheetah, leopard, black & white rhino, it was quite unforgettable. The holiday was a lot more expensive than I originally thought as there are so many add-ons which in my opinion can't be missed & I feel that this hides the true cost of the holiday. The Guide was helpful & knowledgeable.”  

Patricia Long • Submitted 17 May 2016

Nothing but good experiences with this tour. Huge thanks to the guide Chris, the cook Malinga and the driver Steve for making it an amazing experience for our first time in Africa.”  

Jeff • Submitted 3 Nov 2015

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See the highlights of Kenya with us

See the iconic red-robed, spear-clad Masai Warriors and other fascinating tribes, go in search of the Big Five and enjoy world class game viewing in the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu and Tsavo, witness the astounding spectacle of the annual wildebeest migration and relax on pristine sun-drenched, white sand beaches in Mombasa and Malindi.

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Recommended Places to Visit in Kenya

With scenery that perfectly captures the essence of Africa and a host of national parks and wildlife reserves offering phenomenal safari opportunities as well as a glimpse of traditional tribal cultures, Kenya has plenty of places to recommend and here's a few of our favourites.

Amboseli National Park - Mt Kilimanjaro views

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Amboseli National Park | Kenya | Africa

Bordering Tanzania to the south, Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's premier safari destinations with hundreds of large-tusked elephants roaming the plains. What makes this scene even more appealing is the sight of the looming, snow-capped peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain. It's also a good place to visit Masai villages and see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and lion.

Lake Nakuru - Flamingo and rhino

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Lake Nakuru NP | Kenya | Africa

Situated in the Rift Valley of Kenya, the popular Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to spot white and black rhino. The park is also famous for the large concentration of flamingo that feed on the algae found in abundance in the soda lake of Nakuru and make for a stunning image of pink against the blue waters. The light acacia forest surrounding the lake makes this a particularly scenic spot also.

Masai Mara - Wildlife and culture

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Masai Mara | Kenya | Africa

The rolling grasslands, flat-topped acacia trees and healthy population of the Big 5 make Masai Mara the perfect safari destination and one of Kenya's most popular national parks. Add to this the red-robed Masai tribes that carve out a traditional rural way of life in villages dotted throughout the reserve and you have a compelling destination that will keep you coming back for more.

Samburu National Reserve - Wildlife galore

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Gerunuk | Samburu National Park | Kenya

Stretching out beneath Mount Kenya, the dry grasslands of Samburu National Reserve are home to a staggering number and variety of species from zebra to giraffe, lion to cheetah, as well as a surprising natural beauty that ranges from palm groves to riverine forest. With an area of just 300 sq km, Samburu may be small but it certainly packs a hefty punch.

Tsavo National Park - East and West

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Tsavo National Park | Kenya | Africa

Divided into an East and West section, the Tsavo National Park is Kenya's largest wildlife reserves with the country's largest river running through it. The contrast of scenery is quite something with lush greenery and endless grasslands home to a vast number of animals including lion, cheetah, hyena and ostrich. The West section is the most visited of the two though the East section is growing increasingly popular.

Kenya Travel Guide

Plan for your safari in Kenya with our handy guide on travel essentials from when to go to what to expect.

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Crossing the Mara River | Migration | Africa

The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Kenya

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Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Kenya

Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Kenya and info on getting your visa

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About Overland Safaris

Infomation on travelling through Kenya on a overland safari

Get to know Kenya

Recommended Reading

  • African Diary
    by Bill Bryson
  • It's Our Turn to Eat
    by Michela Wrong
  • A Grain of Wheat
    by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Did you know...?

Facts about Kenya

  • Despite producing some of the best coffee in the world, it is largely considered an export product and Kenyans prefer tea.
  • The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Kenyan environmentalist Professor Maathai in 2004.
  • Paleontologists believe people may first have inhabited Kenya some 2 million years ago.

Kenya Travel Advice:

We closely monitor current travel guidance for Kenya and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online Travel Resources for Kenya:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Kenya Tourist Organisation site and the latest Kenya Weather Updates from the BBC.

KENYA TRAVEL BLOGS: Uncover Kenya from travel favourites to current topics with these blogs - Kenya Travel Ideas, Mutua Matheka and Niaje.

Kenya Entries in our #feelgoodtravel photo competition

Our winners have been announced! View the winners gallery..

Feelgood Competition Entry 'Anticipation was electriying!'
When I travelled to KENYA I felt
Anticipation was electriying!

“Nairobi National Park, we arrived to find a pride of Adult female with juvenile male & female lions heading straight toward us along the road stalking...”

by Michele Clent

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Feelgood Competition Entry 'Delighted and motivated'
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Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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