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|
|Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days||Nairobi, Kenya||29 Apr 2018||USD $2,425|||
|Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days||Nairobi, Kenya||29 Apr 2018||USD $6,395|||
|Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days||Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||02 May 2018||USD $3,035|||
|Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe||05 May 2018||USD $3,825|||
|Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe||05 May 2018||USD $2,245|||
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 4.57 out of 5 based on 30 recent reviews — See All Kenya Reviews
Great value tour, we really enjoyed ourselves.
A few members of the tour seemed upset about having to make tents, help with cooking and cleaning for lunches and dinners, etc. But we thought that part of the tour was fine and it helped get to know the guide, cook and driver when we were working with them.
We would have liked to spend a bit more time with people in Tanzania and Kenya in order to get more of a feel for the countries. So, some free time in some local communities would have been nicer, the Maasai village seemed a bit too structured rather than just getting a chance to talk to the people for example. The way the orphanage visit was set up was great though, as we got some time with the kids during dinner and got to chat with them on our own.
The game drives were great, especially paying extra for the jeep in the Masai Mara. It was our highlight of the tour.
We came away loving Africa and wanting to come back. We will be considering On The Go for our next tour as well.”
Excellent tour with great guides, truck drivers, and cooks. Would highly recommend travelling Africa via On The Go overland tours. Excellent value for money and most importantly we felt safe at all times.”
An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.