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 U.S. Travellers
The safety of our travellers is of prime importance and we closely monitor current travel advice for Kenya. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs when planning your trip.
Flying to Kenya from the States:
Kenya is roughly a 17-20 hour flight from America depending on whether you're flying from the east or west coast of the country. Nairobi is the capital city and the main transportation hub where our Kenya safari tours usually start and end. From New York the best options are with United via Frankfurt and British Airways via London, both with short transit times en route. From Los Angeles one of the fastest flight options is with KLM via Amsterdam. The majority of other airlines require two transit stops en route. Check out Travelocity for flight deals from the U.S. to Kenya.