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 South African 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 the consular in South Africa when planning your trip.
Flying to Kenya from South Africa:
Kenya is a short 4 hour direct flight from South Africa. Nairobi is the capital city and the main transportation hub where our Kenya safari tours usually start and end. From Johannesburg you can fly direct with South African Airways, Kenya Airways and Kulula. If you don't mind a short transit stop a few African airlines also operate the route. There are no direct options from Cape Town and the same airlines will stop somewhere en route to Nairobi. Check out Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Kenya.