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.

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Best Places to Visit

Top national parks to visit as well as beaches to enjoy and mountains to conquer

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Best Time to Visit

Information on the wet and dry seasons in Kenya and when's best for wildlife spotting

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Plenty of useful info on everything from money to health, shopping to tipping

Visas

Traveller Visas

Visa requirements for Kenya and info on getting your visa

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About Overland Safaris

Infomation on travelling through Kenya on an overland camping safari

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About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa and what to expect

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The Great Migration

A detailed guide to where and when you can witness nature's impressive spectacle

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Spotting Africa's Big 5

Discover what they are and where best to find them in Kenya and beyond

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Safari Wildlife Guide

A handy, quick reference for 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 for New Zealand 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 Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.

Flying to Kenya from New Zealand:

Kenya is roughly a 28 hour flight from New Zealand with airlines stopping twice en route to Nairobi, the capital city and starting point for our Kenya safari tours. From Auckland you can fly with Qantas and Emirates via Melbourne and Dubai, one of the quicker options available. Qatar and Etihad also serve the route with stops in Australia and the Middle East though transit times and flight times tend to be a little longer. You can search on Expedia for flight deals from New Zealand to Kenya.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Kenya Tourist Organisation site and the latest Kenya Weather Updates from the BBC.