Go in search of the Big 5 and meet Masai warriors with our range of camping and lodge safari tours and tailor-made safari holidays to Kenya.
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
Kenya is a classic African destination with incredible safari opportunities and many highlights. To compliment this we offer a range of travel styles from adventurous overland camping trips to lodge accommodated safaris as well as tailor-made holidays.
Upcoming Kenya Trips
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days||Nairobi||08 Jul 2017||USD $3,505|||
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $5,035|||
|Wildlife Express - 22 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $2,065|||
|Kenya to Kruger - 33 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $2,785|||
|Kenya to Cape - 43 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $3,505|||
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.
Design your own perfect safari holiday to Kenya with the help of our tailor-made team. Our travel consultants will put together an itinerary in Kenya 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 heading to the skies for a scenic hot-air balloon ride. Let us know your preferred standard of lodge accommodation and when you want to go and we'll do the rest.
Kenya tour reviews
Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.55 out of 5 based on 31 recent reviews — See All Kenya Reviews
Our tour guide, Makenzy, was really amazing.
Our cook, John, surprised us with a very good food every single day.
Our driver, Tom, was also amazing.
These three people really made our trip.”
Hess was amazing. He was very organized and efficient. Very impressed by his people skills and his ability resolve issues and avoid any conflicts. I know that some of our group thought that he was not well organized or interactive enough. I learned that they were young and this was their first time traveling with a tour. We have traveled several times with Gate One, Roads Scholars, and Affordable Asia, so we have extensive experiences in which to make a comparison. Hess was highly organized, what they took as complacent, was his astute awareness as to when to back off and let us have alone time or chances to interact with each other. Everything we requested was accomplished. How he kept it all straight is beyond most people's abilities. One of the best guides we have ever had. ”
Fantastic! Great group and tour. Mackenzie, Tom and Mwai were brilliant. Great, fresh meals, good driving even on very rough "roads" and good instruction. You need to very carefully read your trip notes to get the best out of this tour. Also apply for the (new?) East African visa which lets you into Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda on a multi-entry basis. There are a lot of early starts and long drives on this tour. There was only one real relaxing day but I'm so glad I went. The gorillas were amazing as was the rest of the wildlife. All the locals we met were very friendly and obliging - even if it cost you a dollar!”
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Kenya is a fantastic safari destination at any time of year with world-famous national parks home to an incredible array of wildlife and brief wet seasons. The Masai Mara is home to the Big 5 and witnesses the Great Migration that follows a year-long cycle so there's always something of interest taking place on the savanna. Even when the rains come there's still good wildlife viewing thanks to thinner crowds and a steady animal population in other national parks.
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.
Places on our must-see list of any visit to Kenya
Information on climatic and weather conditions in 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.