Think of Kenya and you might think of a 4x4 safari vehicle chasing a big cat on the prowl for its next catch or a herd of elephants peacefully grazing. But for a relatively small country, the variety in Kenya’s natural landscapes, cultural heritage (there are over 40 tribes and spoken languages in the country) and cities is impressive — so much so that many visitors return time and again.

You can race camels in the desert, hike snow-capped mountains, watch migrating humpback whales and have a drink on a rooftop overlooking Africa’s Silicon Valley, all in one week if you have time.

That’s not to say that the safari experience is overrated. There are new lodges and hotels to experience, a growing conservation culture and most importantly, people who are proud of their land and all its gifts. But look a little deeper, and Kenya will offer you an experience beyond your expectations.

3 days

Fly-in Masai Mara safari

See the Mara’s Big Five
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6 days

Laikipia and Mara safaris

Kenyan safaris north and south
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5 days

Fly-in Masai Mara safari plus Great Rift Valley

The Big Five and Kenya’s lakes
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8 days

Mara, Laikipia and Great Rift Valley

Kenya’s wildlife hotspots
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8 days

Kenya for all ages

Family-friendly safari route
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8 days

Amboseli, Masai Mara and the Great Rift Valley

Kenya’s classic safari parks
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8 days

Kenya’s wildlife conservancies

Explore the national parks saving Kenya’s wildlife
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7 days

Climbing Mount Kenya

Scaling Africa’s second-highest peak
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  • Masai Mara National Park

    Masai Mara National Park

    The world-famous Masai Mara is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, with safari-goers flocking to the reserve to glimpse lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo and elephant...
  • Mombasa


    Mombasa is Kenya’s largest port and has been a gateway into the country for centuries...
  • Nairobi


    Most visitors to Kenya simply fly in and out of capital Nairobi – which is a huge mistake...
  • The Great Rift Valley

    The Great Rift Valley

    The Great Rift Valley stretches across Africa from Mozambique into Lebanon in the Middle East...
  • Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya might only be Africa’s second-highest mountain, but it’s considerably more beautiful than it’s bigger cousin, Kilimanjaro...
  • Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria

    Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and is one of the sources of the Nile...
  • Laikipia


    The high plains of Laikipia offer an excellent alternative safari experience to the better-known Maasai Mara...
  • Gede

  • Ol Pejeta Game Reserve

    Ol Pejeta Game Reserve

    Ol Pejeta Game Reserve is rapidly making a name for itself as Kenya’s premier conservation site...
  • Meru National Park

    Meru National Park

    Meru National Park is one of the least visited wilderness sites in Kenya, yet it still offers sightings of the Big Five and excellent birdwatching...
  • Amboseli National Park

    Amboseli National Park

    The Samburu are a nomadic people who have lived within the Samburu Game Reserve for centuries...
  • Samburu Game Reserve

    Samburu Game Reserve

    The Samburu are a nomadic people who have lived within the Samburu Game Reserve for centuries...
  • Lamu Island


Kenya Travel Companies

Governors' Camp Collection

Luxury Safari holidays in East Africa
Destinations Kenya, Rwanda
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury

Odyssey Safaris

Creating unforgettable experiences in East Africa
Destinations Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Kenya Treks

Guided walking tours to Kenya's highest peaks
Destinations Mount Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Active, Hiking & Trekking, Nature & Wildlife

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