Kenya Safaris and Tours & Package Trips

Find the Big Five and meet Masai warriors with our range of Kenya safari tours and package trips. Book today!



Kenya is spectacular. The Great Rift Valley. Mighty Mount Kenya. The Masai Mara National Reserve and its stunning savannah plains. Lake Nakuru National Park and its flock of pink flamingos. A pristine Indian Ocean coast. Kenya’s premier game reserve, the Masai Mara - gets its name from the Masai tribespeople and the Mara River which divides it. Famous for its remarkable population of game, the annual Great Migration of the wildebeest between August and October each year provides fascination. The Masai Mara National Reserve is perhaps most famous for its lions, though all the other members of the Big Five roam the reserve too.

Kenya is a classic African safari destination with incredible safari opportunities and many highlights. This is why we offer a range of travel styles, from adventurous overland camping trips to lodge accommodated safaris and tailor-made Kenya packages. Whichever adventure you are after, browse our range of Kenya safari tours today.

Kenya Overland Camping & Accommodated Safaris

Our Kenya overland camping safaris offer the most affordable and authentic way to enjoy a safari. Travelling aboard an overland truck, carrying everything you need for your adventure with you, as you cross the Rift Valley, visiting the Masai Mara on some safaris before exploring neighboring Tanzania and beyond. Everyone in the group helps out pitching tents, cooking and cleaning on these small group Kenya tours and you'll sleep in twin tents under the stars. Fully escorted by a professional crew of two including a guide. For those who prefer not to camp, we offer an accommodated upgrade. On our accommodated overland safaris you'll travel with those on the camping trip but staying in budget twin-share accommodation at the campsites, rather than in tents.

If you're after something a little more luxury in Kenya, then scroll down to find our lodge safaris.

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Tanzania & Zanzibar

10 days | FROM USD $2,108

CAMPING SAFARI: Take in the best wildlife experiences that Tanzania has to offer, with included game...

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Tanzania & Zanzibar (Accommodated)

10 days | FROM USD $2,401

ACOMMODATED SAFARI: Take in the best wildlife experiences that Tanzania has to offer, with included...

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Zanzibar & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,180

CAMPING SAFARI: Take in the best of Tanzania including a 4-day Zanzibar beach break on this 11-day...

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Zanzibar & Tanzania (Accommodated)

11 days | FROM USD $2,469

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Take in the best of Tanzania including a 4-day Zanzibar beach break on this 11-day...

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Masai Mara & Tanzania Explorer

13 days | FROM USD $3,300

CAMPING SAFARI: Go in search of wildlife in Kenya's famed Masai Mara Reserve before exploring...

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Masai Mara & Tanzania Explorer (Accommodated)

13 days | FROM USD $3,668

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Go in search of wildlife in Kenya's famed Masai Mara Reserve before exploring...

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Lake Nakuru, Uganda & Gorillas

14 days | FROM USD $2,204

CAMPING SAFARI: Take in the best of Uganda on this 14-day camping safari. From Nairobi enjoy a game...

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Lake Nakuru, Uganda & Gorillas (Accommodated)

14 days | FROM USD $2,775

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Take in the best of Uganda, including a memorable trek to see mountain gorillas on...

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Gorilla Trek & Kenya Safari

18 days | FROM USD $3,540

CAMPING SAFARI: Take in the highlights of Uganda and Kenya on this 18-day camping safari. Go on a...

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Gorilla Trek & Kenya Safari (Accommodated)

18 days | FROM USD $4,093

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Take in the highlights of Uganda and Kenya on this 18-day overland safari. Go on a...

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Nairobi to Zambia

21 days | FROM USD $2,652

CAMPING SAFARI: Journey from Kenya to Zambia on this 21-day overland camping safari which also visits...

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Nairobi to Zambia (Accommodated)

21 days | FROM USD $3,659

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Journey from Kenya to Zambia on this 21-day overland accommodated safari which...

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Zambia to Nairobi

21 days | FROM USD $2,732

CAMPING SAFARI: Uncover the highlights of Eastern Africa on this 21-day overland camping safari which...

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Zambia to Nairobi (Accommodated)

21 days | FROM USD $3,438

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Uncover the highlights of Eastern Africa on this 21-day overland accommodated...

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East Africa Explorer

24 days | FROM USD $3,996

CAMPING SAFARI: Discover the best of East Africa, from wildlife to beaches on this 24-day camping...

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East Africa Explorer (Accommodated)

24 days | FROM USD $5,011

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Discover the best of East Africa, from wildlife to beaches on this 24-day...

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Gorilla Trek, Kenya & Tanzania

28 days | FROM USD $5,164

CAMPING SAFARI: Explore the highlights of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania on an incredible 28-day camping...

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Gorilla Trek, Kenya & Tanzania (Accommodated)

28 days | FROM USD $6,345

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Explore the highlights of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania on an incredible 28-day...

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Kruger to the Serengeti

29 days | FROM USD $3,788

CAMPING SAFARI: Travel overland from South Africa to Kenya on this 29-day camping safari from Pretoria...

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Kruger to the Serengeti (Accommodated)

29 days | FROM USD $5,028

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Travel overland from South Africa to Kenya on this 29-day safari. Spot iconic...

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Masai Mara to Kruger

31 days | FROM USD $4,980

CAMPING SAFARI: Travelling from Kenya to South Africa, discover the diverse landscapes, rich culture...

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Masai Mara to Kruger (Accommodated)

31 days | FROM USD $6,643

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Travelling from Kenya to South Africa, discover the diverse landscapes, rich...

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Gorillas & East Africa Explorer

39 days | FROM USD $5,900

CAMPING SAFARI: Experience the best of five stunning African countries on a 39-day camping safari....

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Gorillas & East Africa Explorer (Accommodated)

39 days | FROM USD $7,527

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Experience the best of five stunning African countries on a 39-day camping safari....

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The Big Overlander Northbound

41 days | FROM USD $4,844

CAMPING SAFARI: Set off from Cape Town in South Africa and travel north through seven countries to...

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The Big Overlander Northbound (Accommodated)

41 days | FROM USD $7,161

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Set off from Cape Town in South Africa and travel north through seven countries to...

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The Big Overlander

43 days | FROM USD $6,124

CAMPING SAFARI: Discover seven countries on this 6-week overland camping safari taking in the best of...

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The Big Overlander (Accommodated)

43 days | FROM USD $8,844

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Discover seven countries on this 6-week overland safari taking in the best of...

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Jungle, Falls & Game Parks

46 days | FROM USD $6,956

CAMPING SAFARI: Embark on a 46-day overland safari, travelling from Kenya to South Africa, visiting...

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Jungle, Falls & Game Parks (Accommodated)

46 days | FROM USD $9,133

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Embark on a 46-day overland safari, travelling from Kenya to South Africa,...

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Great African Expedition Northbound

56 days | FROM USD $6,964

CAMPING SAFARI: Embark on a 56-day overland safari, travelling north through eight countries, from Cape...

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Great African Expedition Northbound (Accommodated)

56 days | FROM USD $9,660

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Embark on a 56-day overland safari, travelling north through eight countries, from...

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Great African Expedition

58 days | FROM USD $7,956

CAMPING SAFARI: Embark on an incredible African adventure, travelling from Nairobi to Cape Town,...

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Great African Expedition (Accommodated)

58 days | FROM USD $11,437

ACCOMMODATED SAFARI: Discover eight countries on this 58 days overland safari taking in the best of...

Kenya Lodge Safaris

Encounter incredible wildlife and stay in a wonderful selection of mid-range lodges and permanent tented camps on our Kenya Lodge Safaris. These popular small group safaris are escorted by an experienced driver guide, with a maximum group size of 7. All transportation and game drives are in purpose built 4x4 Land Cruisers with large window for wildlife viewing. In addition to game drives, these safaris also include visits to other attractions, including the Daphne Sheldrick Centre elephant orphanage and the Karen Blixen Museum.

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $2,425

SMALL GROUP LODGE SAFARI :Go wild for a week in Kenya on this comfortable, lodge-accommodated safari....

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Kenya Wildlife Wonders

9 days | FROM USD $4,215

SMALL GROUP LODGE SAFARI: Encounter incredible wildlife on this 9-day Kenya safari with comfortable...

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $5,865

SMALL GROUP LODGE SAFARI : Explore six of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife...

Private Kenya Safaris & Holidays

If group touring doesn't appeal, you can discover the wonders of Kenya on a private safari with family or friends. Escorted by a professional driver guide, visit some of Kenya's best national parks where you will enjoy private game drives in our custom built 4x4 Land Cruisers. We have hand-picked a selection of wonderful mid-range lodges and you can choose your own departure date. We can also offer deluxe accommodation upon request. Simply get in touch with our reservations team to let us know your requirements.

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Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $7,705

PRIVATE SAFARI: Combining Kenya's rugged north, the beautiful Rift Valley, Samburu National Park, Lake...

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Kenya Safari & Beach

9 days | FROM USD $3,775

PRIVATE SAFARI: Combine game drives in two of Kenya's best national parks, with a blissful Indian...

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Highlights of Kenya

11 days | FROM USD $6,575

PRIVATE SAFARI: Explore Kenya's most scenic and wildlife-rich national parks and reserves on this...

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The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $7,225

PRIVATE SAFARI: This is the ultimate East African Safari taking you from the foothills of Mount...

Kenya Travel Guide

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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

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Kenya Vs Tanzania

Only got time to visit one? Choose between Kenya & Tanzania with our guide!

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

Frequently asked questions about our Kenya safaris & package tours

Will I explore the Masai Mara National Reserve on my Kenya safari?

The Masai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's premier wildlife destination, forming part of the giant Serengeti ecozystem with neighboring Tanzania. It's home to all of the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo) and countless other native species.

All of our Kenya safari tours explore the reserve. If you book an overland camping safari, you will spend two nights in the Mara, with lots of included game drives in the reserve. Whilst our lodge tours stay here for three nights - plenty of time to spot lots of wildlife!

What other national parks will I visit as part of my Kenya package?

We know that the majority of travelers come to Kenya for the wildlife, which is why we take in many of the country's best national parks and game reserves on safari across our trips.

As well as the Masai Mara National Reserve, travelers on our overland camping tours in Kenya will visit Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha. And with our private tours, you can also visit Samburu National Reserve and Amboseli National Park, which is in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Remember, that with our overland camping tours, you can visit multiple countries across eastern and southern Africa. So from Kenya, you could visit the wildlife reserves like Chobe in Botswana, or Kruger in South Africa, the choice is yours!

If there is somewhere in particular that you would like to visit on safari then don't hesitate to reach out to our Reservations team, who can help you to find the perfect trip!

Will I see the Big Five on your Kenya tours and safaris?

The Big Five are the five African species most sought after by travelers on a Kenya safari. They are African lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo.

We give our travelers the best chance possible to spot the Big Five on their Kenya tour, with numerous included game drives in the country's main national parks and reserves. All of the Big Five reside in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Amboseli National Park is an elephant hotspot and Lake Nakuru National Park is a sanctuary for white and black rhinos, as well as copious birdlife including pink flamingos. Other rare species such as African wild dogs, can also be seen in many of these locations.

Of course, no wildlife encounters can be guaranteed when you visit Kenya, as wild animals are unpredictable. Leopards in particular are hard to spot, because they are well camouflaged and mostly nocturnal. But you are sure to see some incredible wildlife, and you never know, you may be able to tick off all five on your Kenya tour!

When is the best time to go to Kenya?

The dry seasons from January - March and July - October are when vegetation is sparser and wildlife easier to spot as it gathers around the fewer available watering holes.

The Great Migration is generally present in the Masai Mara National Reserve from July until early November, making this the best time of year to visit for wildlife. But there is no truly bad time of year for a Kenya holiday. High wildlife densities in the Masai Mara National Reserve mean you're sure to see great wildlife all year round.

For more information check out our guide to the best time to visit the country.

What do I need to pack for my camping safari?

If travelling on one of our camping tours, we recommend you read our guide to overland camping safaris. You can also see a detailed packing list in the Trip Notes for each tour.

Some of the important items to remember are: sleeping bag, travel pillow, towel, Mosquito spray (with active DEET ingredient), your own personal first aid kit, torch, antibacterial wipes, a photocopy of your passport data, and your Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

What is the local payment for on your camping safaris?

The local payment is a cost per person that needs to be paid in US Dollars cash only. It is this payment that in part covers the park fees and other inclusions such as meals as detailed on each tour page. The local payment also covers your arrival transfer and first night’s accommodation.

Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations in the US dollar, the local payment amount may be subject to changes. This payment will be collected by your tour leader at the Welcome Meeting on day 1 of your escorted tour. Our Reservations team can give you more information about the local payment, the cost of which can be found on each tour page.

How big are the groups on your Kenya safari tours?

On our overland Kenya safari tours, the maximum group size is 30, and these tours depart with a minimum of 4 passengers.

On our Handpicked small group lodge tours, the group sizes are much smaller, with a maximum group size of 6. These tours depart with a minimum of two passengers.

Will I be escorted by a tour guide on my Kenya trip?

If you join one of our Kenya camping safari tours, you will be escorted by a qualified tour leader who will act as your guide, as well as a driver and cook.

If you choose to visit Kenya on one of our lodge accommodated tours, you will be fully escorted by an experienced local guide, who will also act as your driver.

Is Kenya a safe destination for travellers from the LGBTQ+ community?

According to the 2022 LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index, Kenya scores an F rating for LGBTQ+ traveler safety, ranking 169th out of 203 countries.

Same sex marriage is not legal, and there are no legal protections for workers based on their sexual orientation. 26 – 50% of consulted citizens consider Kenya a good place to live for gay and lesbian people. In Kenya, homosexual intercourse between males is punishable with 14 years in prison, and homosexual acts between males earn 5 years in prison.

This does not mean members of the LGBTQ+ community shouldn’t visit Kenya, but precautions should be taken when travelling. As long as you use common sense, travelling in Kenya shouldn’t be a problem.

The LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Index is designed to provide a good overall picture of attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community in each country and may not reflect the experience of foreign travelers to the country.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Kenya?

The tap water in Nairobi and other big cities is supposedly safe to drink in Kenya. However, we wouldn't want any of our travelers to risk getting sick, which is why we recommend sticking to filtered and bottled water for drinking. In more rural areas, the tap water is certainly not safe for consumption.

I heard that there is a strict plastic bag ban in Kenya?

You heard correct. Single use plastic bags were banned in Kenya in 2017, to help reduce pollution and conserve Kenya's incredible environment. Travelers arriving at any airport in Kenya can face heavy fines for bringing plastic bags into the country. This includes plastic bags in both your checked luggage and carry-on luggage, as well as duty free plastic bags.

We strongly recommend avoiding packing any plastic bags in your luggage before flying to Kenya. You should also remove any items purchased at departure airports from their bags before boarding. Double check your luggage before disembarking in Kenya and leave any plastic bags on the plane.

As a solo traveller will I have to pay more for my Kenya package?

On our overland camping tours, solo travelers will be matched up with another solo traveler of the same sex, with whom they will share a tent. If there is no other solo traveler of the same sex on the tour, you will have a tent to yourself at no extra cost.

On our Handpicked lodge tours, a single supplement applies for solo travelers. The cost of this can be seen on the tour page for each trip.

What is the current travel advice for Kenya?

As a UK-based company, we follow the latest up to date advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO). You can see the latest travel advice and local laws here.

KENYA: A YEAR-ROUND SAFARI DESTINATION

Kenya is a fantastic safari destination at any time of year with world-famous national parks boasting an incredible array of wildlife and brief wet seasons. The Masai Mara is home to the Big Five 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 strong wildlife viewing thanks to thinner crowds and a steady animal population in other national parks.

The Best of our Kenya Trips

With scenery that perfectly captures the essence of Africa and a host of national parks and wildlife reserves presenting phenomenal safari opportunities and a glimpse of traditional tribal cultures, Kenya has some superb highlights that you'll find on our safari trips. Here is our pick of the country's best destinations to visit on your Kenya adventure, from the Masai Mara Game Reserve to Nairobi National Park!

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Masai Mara National Reserve

Meet the red-robed Masai warriors and go in search of the Big Five with game drives across the grassy plains of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Part of the Serengeti ecozystem, it's the best place for a safari in Kenya, with departures running throughout the famed Great Wildebeest Migration.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Home to abundant wildlife including healthy populations of both white and black rhinos, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the country's best when it comes to game drives. See the famous soda lake which lends the park its name, home to large concentrations of pink flamingos. Lake Nakuru is part of the Great Rift Valley and is located not far from Mount Kenya, with spectacular scenery throughout.

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Amboseli National Park

Marvel at the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain. It towers over landscapes filled with hundreds of large-tusked elephants as well as giraffe, zebra and lion. It's the perfect setting for a wildlife safari!

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Samburu National Reserve

Watch out for the unique Grevy’s zebra or Beisa Oryx on safari through the dry grasslands of the Samburu National Reserve, home to a staggering number and variety of iconic species.

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Nairobi

The Kenyan capital and the start point of many of our Kenya tours, Nairobi city is an increasingly modern destination, with great hotels, bars and restaurants. It's the perfect place to spend a few days before your safari, and even has its own national park - Nairobi National Park is home to rhinos, cheetah, lions and giraffe.

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Daphne Sheldrick Centre

A wildlife sanctuary and elephant orphanage, the Daphne Sheldrick Centre does incredible work and we are pleased to visit on many of our Kenya tours to support their work. Meet playful baby animals being given a second chance in life at this rhino and elephant orphanage, and watch keepers feed and play with them.

Need more information? Check out our ONLINE KENYA TRAVEL GUIDE!