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.Read More
Upcoming Kenya Trips
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days||Nairobi||06 Nov 2016||USD $3,199|||
|Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days||Nairobi||06 Nov 2016||USD $11,015|||
|Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days||Nairobi||12 Nov 2016||USD $3,505|||
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi||12 Nov 2016||USD $5,035|||
|Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days||Nairobi||12 Nov 2016||USD $1,615|||
Kenya Overland Safari Tours
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information on climatic and weather conditions in Kenya
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Kenya
Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more
Visa requirements for Kenya and info on getting your visa
Infomation on travelling through Kenya on a overland safari
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
The best places and times to see the great migration
Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5
Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so
- African Diary
by Bill Bryson
- It's Our Turn to Eat
by Michela Wrong
- A Grain of Wheat
by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
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.
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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.