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 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.