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.

After many centuries of close relations between Kenya and the UK, the Land of the Masai continues to draw British travellers with magnificent savannah home to large herds of wild beasts and the comfort of a shared language and culture. From the dramatic landscape of the Great Rift Valley to the vast grassy plains, the jagged mountain peaks to the pristine coastal beaches, Kenya is a land of surprising contrast and forms the quintessential image of Africa for many people.

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Kenya is also home, in part, to one of the world's greatest wildlife spectacles - the annual Great Migration when thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their way to greener pastures. Bringing life to these landscapes is one of Africa's best known peoples, the colourful Masai tribes that maintain ancient traditions and live in harmony with nature. Whether it's the land, the animals or the people, Kenya is bound to stir the soul.

Join us in Kenya on one of our overland camping safaris or for those looking for a more comfortable experience, consider one of our small lodge-accommodated safaris or tailor your dream safari adventure visiting Kenya's top destinations.

Upcoming Kenya Trips

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £1,195 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
The Big Overlander - 47 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £1,895 The Big Overlander - 47 days Map
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £1,495 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £2,155 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Wildlife Express - 22 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Aug 2017 £895 Wildlife Express - 22 days Map
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Kenya Overland Safari Tours

Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaBest of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM £995

From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the and Spot...

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaZebras & Zanzibar - 11 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM £595

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Option to &...

Mountain Gorilla | Uganda | AfricaGorilla and Game Trek - 15 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM £695

Trek through lush jungle in search of mountain gorillas. Experience of...

Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya East Africa Encompassed - 16 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM £1,295

Go wild on this game viewing adventure through the best of East From...

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaWildlife Express - 22 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM £895

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion, and on...

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaGorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM £1,195

From the wilds of the Masai Mara, to gorillas in Uganda, safari in the...

Lioness and Cub | Safari | AfricaWildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM £1,695

Starting in Nairobi and ending at the thunderous Victoria Falls, take...

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaKenya to Kruger - 33 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,195

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check of...

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaBig Five Safari Explorer - 36 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,495

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

Table Mountain | Cape Town | South Africa | AfricaKenya to Cape - 43 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,495

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African A heady ...

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaThe Big Overlander - 47 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £1,895

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Lions in Samburu National Park | Kenya | AfricaGreat African Expedition - 57 days MapOver Land, Under Stars

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,155

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape trek...

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

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM £1,795

Go wild for a week in Kenya on this comfortable lodge accommodated in...

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaKenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days MapIconic Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM £4,545

Explore six of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife From...

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

Leopard in the shade | AfricaKenya Up Close - 8 days MapTailored To Suit You

Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM £3,085

Combining Kenya's rugged north, the beautiful Rift Valley, Samburu and...

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaThe Best of East Africa - 12 days MapTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM £5,995

This is the ultimate East African Safari taking you from the foothills...

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.

Lake Nakuru | Kenya | Africa

Tailor-made Holidays

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 33 recent reviews — See All Kenya Reviews

The tour was fantastic as well as the guide and the rest of the crew. They have done everything they could to make sure the whole group spent a memorable holiday. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in travelling to East Africa. Ps: please add gloves in the what to bring section as this is necessary for the gorilla trekking. We all had to use hand socks (!) ”  

Marlene Bogard • Submitted 6 Jul 2017
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days

My wife and I absolutely loved both the tour and the crew we had. I enjoyed every bit of the experience from the the accommodations, the excursions, our crew and the group the shared the experience with us. The only thing i regret is not being able to extend our trip to continue on with the rest of the group. On behalf of my wife and myself i would like to thank you for the awesome experiences. ”  

Andrew Cramer • Submitted 23 Jun 2017

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.”  

Pui Mei Hung • Submitted 29 Mar 2017

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Safari opportunities abound

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.

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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.

Masai Mara - Wildlife and culture

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Masai Mara | Kenya | Africa

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.

Lake Nakuru - Flamingo and rhino

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Lake Nakuru NP | Kenya | Africa

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.

Samburu National Reserve - Wildlife galore

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Gerunuk | Samburu National Park | Kenya

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.

Amboseli National Park - Mt Kilimanjaro views

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Amboseli National Park | Kenya | Africa

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.

Tsavo National Park - East and West

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Tsavo National Park | Kenya | Africa

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.

Booking your Kenya tour from United Kingdom

To book your tour to Kenya, please call us on 020-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Kenya with us:

South Kensington - Flight Centre

9 Old Brompton Road, London, UK
020 7581 6514
Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days

Paddington - Flight Centre

4B Praed Street, Paddington, London, UK
020 7258 7595
Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days

South Kensington - Flight Centre

9 Old Brompton Road, London, UK
020 7581 6514
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days

South Kensington - Flight Centre

9 Old Brompton Road, London, UK
020 7581 6514
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days
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