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Whether you want to meet red-robed Masai Warriors, view world-class game in the Masai Mara or relax on the sun-drenched beaches in Mombasa, Kenya is a classically beautiful African destination.

When we plan a holiday for you our expert team of tailor-made consultants will put together an itinerary to suit your needs, incorporating your interests and passions with everything that you would like to see and do along the way, be it spotting wildlife on safari, meeting the locals or trying regional cuisine.

Lake Nakuru | Kenya | Africa

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Our top picks for a holiday to Kenya

Most people come to Kenya to go on safari and there are a fantastic array of national parks from the big five rich Masai Mara to the flamingo haven of Lake Nakuru, Kenya’s wildlife opportunities will fail to disappoint! Add to this the colonial gems of Karen Blixen’s house in Nairobi and Elsemere near Naivasha and you’ve got the perfect African holiday. Below we’ve picked out some of the most popular spots in Kenya to inspire you.

Masai Mara Highlight

Masai Mara N.P.

The Masai Mara is a game reserve in south-western Kenya, which is effectively the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Named for the Masai tribes people, who are the traditional inhabitants of the area and the Mara River, which divides it, the reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the annual migration of the wildebeest every September and October, a migration so immense to be called the Great Migration. Thousands of wildebeest die in the due a ...
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Lake Nakuru Highlight

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos and over 460 species of birds. Lake Nakuru National Park began in 1961 as a small protected territory, only encompassing the famous lake of the same name, and the surrounding mountainous vicinity. Now it has been extended to include a large part of the area’s grassland savannahs and woodland slopes, and covers an area of roughly 188 km sq. Lake Nakuru itself is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes. The alkaline ...
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Lake Naivasha Highlight

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, unlike many in the region, which are soda lakes. The lake is shallow and the area varies depending on the rainfall, ranging from 114 to 990 square kilometres. Strong afternoon winds can cause the lake to get very rough quite suddenly. The local Masai called the lake Nai'posha, meaning "rough water", which the British later spelled incorrectly as Naivasha. The region was first settled in the 1930s by the notorious British ‘Happy Valley’ set who bought a ...
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Amboseli Highlight

Amboseli

Amboseli National Reserve is at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, close to the Tanzanian border. Amboseli is one of the smaller reserves but it has a wide range of wildlife, even the endangered black rhino. Meaning a "place of water" in Masai, Amboseli has an endless water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro's snow melt, which form into two water springs in the reserve. However, if the rainy season is particurlarly dry, Amboseli changes into a dusty plain in ...
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Nairobi Highlight

Nairobi

Apart from being Kenya’s capital and the main centre of government and commerce, Nairobi is the most significant city in East Africa and an important player on the pan-African stage. It is the diplomatic base for many counties in Africa, with its broad spectrum of international embassies and headquarters for the United Nations, multi-national companies, non-government organizations (NGOs) and press correspondents. It’s also the centre of the growing safari business of East Africa. Nairobi ...
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Samburu Highlight

Samburu N.R.

Samburu National Reserve is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ngiro River in the dry northern Kenya. The river Uaso Nyiro is the lifeline and the nerve center of this Reserve and is bustling with a huge population of crocodiles. It can be entered via the Ngare Mare and Buffalo Springs gates. Once inside the reserve, there are two mountains visible: Koitogor and Ololokwe. All three big cats, lion, cheetah and leopard, can be found here, as well as elephants, buffalos and hippos. Also seen in ...
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Tsavo NP Highlight

Tsavo N.P.

Tsavo National Park is one of the largest parks in Kenya and indeed the world. At almost 22,000 km² Tsavo’s diverse habitats, which range from forests and volcanic hills to vast open plains, savannahs, waterholes and rivers, are home to a wonderful variety of wildlife including the Big Five. The Tsavo West National Park is covered in volcanic cones, rocky outcrops and lava flows. Tall vegetation makes game spotting here a little trickier than in some of the other parks. The Big Five can ...
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Mount Kenya Highlight

Mt Kenya

Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa. It lies a few km away from the equator but is still heavily glaciated. Rising 5,199 meters above the sea level, Mt Kenya is one of the world’s largest freestanding volcanic mountains; the volcano is extinct and the scenery is breathtaking. On expedition to Mt Kenya, you will find the scenic snow-capped peaks, magnificent cliffs and glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and valleys, and rolling slopes with thick forest cover. Mount Kenya has even ...
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Discover Nairobi

Most trips to Kenya start or end in the capital Nairobi and although you may be keen to get out of the city and into the countryside where all the amazing wildlife is, it isn’t a bad idea to spend a couple of days here. There’s plenty to do like the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen’s house in the aptly named suburb of Karen as well as some great culinary delights like delicious nyama choma (barbecued meat) at Carnivores restaurant!

Inspirations for your safari to Kenya

Make your tailor made holiday to Kenya really special. Take a look at some of our unique things to do whilst visiting Kenya.

Ballooning Masai Mara | Kenya | Africa
Take to the skies

Hot Air Ballooning in the Masai Mara

If you fancy a real African treat then why not take a hot air balloon safari over the Masai Mara? At first light you’ll take to the African sky and soar above the Mara, spotting the animal’s morning movements. Once your balloon ride is complete you return to earth and are greeted with a delicious champagne breakfast in the middle of the bush – an experience not to be missed!

Elsemere Land Rover | Kenya | Africa
Fancy a brew?

Tea at Joy Adamson's house

Home to the Born Free foundation – Elsemere is where Joy Adamson famously lived when she brought up Elsa the lion cub. Nowadays it is a place to walk around, learn about the foundation, have some tea and cakes and soak up a real authentic colonial Kenyan atmosphere. Located near Lake Naivasha it is a great place to visit when in the area.

Giraffe Centre | Nairobi | Kenya
Lofty retreat

Stay at Giraffe Manor

In one of Nairobi’s leafy suburbs sits the famous Giraffe Manor – one of the city’s most iconic buildings. Guests can spend the night here in true colonial style and enjoy breakfast with the giraffes – who will happily poke their ling necks through the windows for a peak and hopefully a taste of your breakfast! You can also learn lots about these giraffes at the AFEW Giraffe Centre across the lawn.

Gerenuk | Samburu | Kenya
Is it an antelope is it a giraffe?

Spot Gerenuks in Samburu

In the centre of Kenya – 350km north of Nairobi sits Samburu National Reserve. Home to all manner of different African animals including the lesser seen Grevy’s zebra, the reticulated giraffe, Kirk’s dik-dik and the famous gerenuk! Gerenuk’s necks are very long – hence their name means ‘giraffe necked’ and they browse rather than graze for food often standing on their hind legs to eat from trees!

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Kenya: Top accommodation picks

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Little Governors' Camp, Masai Mara N.P.
Intimate in character and tucked aroung a large watering hole, the 17 tented Little Governors’ camp is the perfect place for a quiet African retreat. The luxurious en-suite tents have wooden decks with large verandahs for guests to enjoy continuous game activity. As you are in the middle of the African bush - don't be surprised if some popular visitors pass by, including a resident family of warthogs and the occasional wandering elephant! The camp is approached by a boat ride across the Mara River, then an escorted walk through the riverine forest.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge
Satao Elerai, Amboseli
Overlooked by magnificent Kilimanjaro, Satao Elerai is a beautiful camp with 12 luxury en suite mountain facing tents and 5 large luxurious lodge style suites. All are en suite with hot running water from eco friendly solar units. As the lodge is in its own private concession guests can take advantage of night game drives and tasty sundowners whilst listneing to the animals at night. The camp is in an unspoilt setting on a 5000 acre private conservation area near Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Lodge
Ol Seki Mara Camp, Masai Mara N.P.
An enclave of luxury in some of Kenya's wildest terraine, Ol Seki Mara Camp is a deluxe camp with uniquely rounded tents. Each stunning tent remains hidden from the next offering total privacy and seclusion. Six opening panels give breathtaking panoramic views of the famous Masai Mara and tent options vary from smaller more intimate tents to palatial 'penthouse' tents for all the family. Evans, the resident chef cooks up a storm for all guests with a varied menu and the drivers and guides serve guests their drinks. A real personal touch! The camp is located in the heart of Eastern Koiyaki.
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Luxury Lodge
Voi Wildlife Lodge, Tsavo N.P.
Nestled in the heart of elephant country, Voi Wildlife Lodge is the perfect location for the ultimate bush and beach break. All of the spacious rooms furnished in African decor, replicated throughout the lodge and include four-poster beds and stunning views of the Savannah. No stay at Voi Wildlife Lodge would be complete without a visit to the Safari Spa Bar for sundowners and game viewing! Voi Wildlife Lodge is located in the Savannah grasslands of Tsavo East.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge
Karen Blixen Camp, Masai Mara N.P.
The camp comprises spacious en-suite tents set on large mahogany platforms each with a spacious veranda complete with a cozy cushion filled day bed.
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Land of the Masai

Boasting the most spectacular stretch of the Great Rift Valley, mighty Mount Kenya and the stunning savannah plains of the Masai Mara, not to mention Lake Nakuru with its flock of pink flamingos and a pristine Indian Ocean coast, Kenya is a startlingly beautiful, classic African destination. See the iconic red-robed, spear clad Masai Warriors and enjoy world class game viewing in the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo and Samburu including the stunning great wildebeest migration spectacle every year!

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