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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

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Nairobi 06 Nov 2016 USD $3,199 Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Nairobi 06 Nov 2016 USD $11,015 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi 12 Nov 2016 USD $3,505 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi 12 Nov 2016 USD $5,035 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi 12 Nov 2016 USD $1,615 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map

Kenya Overland Safari Tours

Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,335

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

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,435

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

Active Days, Rustic Nights

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Active Days, Rustic Nights

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,960

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

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,065

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion, and on...

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,785

From the wilds of the Masai Mara, to gorillas in Uganda, safari in the...

Flamingos in Lake Nakuru | Kenya | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Flamingos to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $3,775

Starting in Nairobi and ending at the thunderous Victoria Falls, take...

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,785

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check of...

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

Pride of lions | Serengeti | TanzaniaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African A heady ...

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,035

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape trek...

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Overland Budget Accommodation Upgrade Available

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

Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,039

Go wild for a week in Kenya on this comfortable lodge accommodated in...

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $10,075

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

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

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...

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.

Kenya tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.61 out of 5 based on 23 recent reviews — See All Kenya Reviews

I cannot express my gratitude towards Hesbon, Reuben Mwendwa and Jacob Hinga enough. I have worked as a manager for a long time now and I can assure you that you simply cannot recruit, train or buy the expertise, passion and professionalism that these gentlemen gave throughout my visit in Africa.

Hesbon clearly had a deep knowledge of Kenya, Tanzania, wildlife and the culture. Nothing was ever a problem and he was a friend as apposed to a guide. He did everything to ensure that I (we) felt comfortable and I soon felt at home in a country that was so far away and different. Thanks to Hesbon I have the most excellent memories, photos and an experience that has left such a positive impact on my life.

I must also mention how much passion, effort and care went into the food. It was a privilege to work with Reuben and how one man can produce such a variety of exquisite food over a charcoal fire and a gas ring is truly inspirational! He was so laid back, lovely to work under and again added to a most fantastic atmosphere throughout the trip. I have never been so happy to chop vegetables or wash pans!

Jacob was a master of the road and indeed watching him maneuver the truck as though it was a Mini was both exhilarating and fascinating. Other than the fact that Africa drive on the same side of the road as to us, that was the only similarity. Jacob made sure we remained safe on the rugged savanna roads whilst also making every effort to avoid the 'bumps'. Despite driving for hours at a time, Jacob was always alert and great to talk to.

If I can only nominate Hesbon for recognition then so be it but I cannot champion enough the team. They are a true asset to your company and if this feedback can be sent to a director level I would gladly break-down in a very detailed level how much effort and care went in from all of them.

One last time, you have a very very good team in Kenya. I/we all formed a lifetime friendship and that they have my up most respect, I know they are 100%reliable and I would trust all of them deeply. Those three men have ensured that I will definitely use your company again! ”  

Edward Leddy-Owen • Submitted 12 Oct 2016

Our tour guide Peter was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable when asked questions along the way. It was just a shame that he couldn't come with the group to the Serengeti. ”  

Emma Farkas • Submitted 9 Aug 2016

Great tour, very friendly leader, cook, and driver.

Camps were great, although didn't always have hot water if busy.

Cannot fault anything”  

Amanda Horsfield • Submitted 7 Aug 2016

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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.

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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.

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Kenya

Masai Man | Kenya | Africa

Best Places to Visit

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

Top Travel Tips

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

Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Kenya and info on getting your visa

Campsite in Africa | Africa Overlanding | Africa

About Overland Safaris

Infomation on travelling through Kenya on a overland safari

Etosha National Park | Lodge Safaris | Africa

About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

Crossing the Mara River | Migration | Africa

The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the Big 5

Giraffe and Zebra | African Safaris | Africa

Safari Wildlife Guide

Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so

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.

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.

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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