Kenya Tailor made Safaris
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Kenya: Top accommodation picks
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.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
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 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 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!
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!