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.

Top Kenya Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 27 Jun 2018 £1,036 was £1,295 20% off Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 30 Jun 2018 £1,292 was £1,615 20% off Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 30 Jun 2018 £772 was £965 20% off Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map
Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Nairobi, Kenya 02 Jul 2018 £1,436 was £1,795 20% off Wildlife, Falls and Beaches - 27 days Map
Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Nairobi, Kenya 02 Jul 2018 £860 was £1,075 20% off Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Map
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Kenya Overland Camping Safaris

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM £1,075

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM £655

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Go wild in...

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM £755

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM £1,395

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM £965

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

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Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM £965

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM £1,295

Start your African adventure with a taste of the tropics on the...

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM £1,795

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM £1,615

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

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Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £1,615

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent...

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

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Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,335

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

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

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM £1,635

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM £4,325

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

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

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Leopard in the shade | AfricaKenya Up Close - 8 days Map

Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM £2,855

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

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Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaThe Best of East Africa - 12 days Map

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM £6,225

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 4.59 out of 5 based on 29 recent reviews — See All Kenya Reviews

This trip was superb, We had a wonderful time and saw so many animals, many times more than we had expected. Our guide, Leah, was friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful. Our cook, Reuben, was a miracle worker, preparing so many delicious meals using rudimentary outdoor equipment. To our delight, we discovered that several campsites offered showers. Similarly, several provided the option to locally upgrade to a room instead of a tent. ”  

Mona Knock • Submitted 10 Jun 2018

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.”  

Rachel Westgarth • Submitted 5 Mar 2018

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.”  

Natalie Howes • Submitted 27 Feb 2018

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A Year-Round Destination
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:

Sutton - Flight Centre

Unit K3, St Nicholas Shopping Centre, Sutton, Surrey, UK
020-8288 1022
Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days

Clapham Northcote 2 - Flight Centre

14-16 Northcote Road, Clapham, London, UK
0207 799 7470
Kenya to Cape - 43 days

Goodge Street - Flight Centre

64 Goodge Street, London, UK
020-7916 0600
The Big Overlander - 47 days

Surbiton - Flight Centre

74 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, UK
020-8390 9997
Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days