Kenya Travel Guide
Long popular with travellers looking for iconic wildlife and mesmerising landscapes, Kenya is a top safari destination and if you're planning a safari holiday yourself, there's a few things you should know before you go - and you'll find it here. Firstly there's where and when best to visit, necessary visas and vaccinations, and what currency is used. Then there's what style of safari would suit you best - overland camping or lodge-accommodation? Finally, delve into the fantastic safari opportunities available from the Great Migration to the Big 5 and where you'll find them.
Top national parks to visit as well as beaches to enjoy and mountains to conquer
Information on the wet and dry seasons in Kenya and when's best for wildlife spotting
A detailed guide to where and when you can witness nature's impressive spectacle
- 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 for Australian Travellers
The safety of our travellers is of prime importance and we closely monitor current travel advice on Kenya. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Smart Traveller when planning your trip.
Flying to Kenya from Australia:
Kenya is roughly a 21 hour flight from Australia depending on which city you depart from. Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and the starting point for our safari adventures. If departing from Sydney then one of the quicker routes is operated by Emirates via Dubai, often on a codeshare with Qantas. Etihad Airways via Abu Dhabi and Qatar via Doha are both good options with reasonable transit times flying from Melbourne and Perth also. Check out Skyscanner for flight deals from Australia to Kenya.