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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.

The great wildebeest migration

An essential guide to planning a migration safari in Tanzania and Kenya

Sometimes called ‘the greatest show on earth’, the wildebeest migration sees mega herds of almost two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles continuously travel thousands of kilometres in a broadly clockwise direction from the southern Serengeti, north into Kenya’s Maasai Mara, and back again. Along the way the herds experience the full circle of life, from mating, to calving, to death – often in the jaws of their many predators: the crocodiles and big cats who are themselves sustained by Mother Nature’s beautiful, if brutal, cycle. This endless journey sees herds splitting and reforming, retracing their steps before heading onwards again and other variations that can make the whole thing more chaotic than it might at first seem...read more

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

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

    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

    Laikipia

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

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  • 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

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  • Lake Nakuru National Park

    Lake Nakuru National Park

    One of Kenya’s most popular parks, Lake Nakuru National Park is made up of grasslands, acacia woodlands and rocky escarpments...
  • Lake Naivasha

    Lake Naivasha

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  • Chyulu Hills National Park

    Chyulu Hills National Park

    Located Tsavo National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro, Chyulu Hills is one of the lesser visited national parks in Kenya, but the rolling green hills of the volcanic field make it worth the visit...
  • Shimba Hills National Reserve

    Shimba Hills National Reserve

    A densely forested coastal park, the reserve is made up of rainforest and grassland...
  • Watamu Marine National Park

    Watamu Marine National Park

    Located north of Mombosa on the north coast of Kenya, Watamu Marine National Park is a large coral reef about 300 meters offshore...
  • Lake Bogoria National Reserve

    Lake Bogoria National Reserve

    North of the city of Nakuru, Lake Bogoria is a soda lake, so when conditions are right, it attracts tens of thousands of flamingos...
  • Aberdare National Park

    Aberdare National Park

    Aberdare National Park is an area within the Aberdare Mountain Range consisting of two different ecosystems with a high, cold moorland and a dense tangled montane jungle below...
  • Kakamega Forest Reserve

    Kakamega Forest Reserve

    The Kakamega Forest Reserve is an example of what’s left of the rainforest that used to stretch across central Africa...
  • Tsavo East & West National Parks

    Tsavo East & West National Parks

    Separated by the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, Tsavo East and West National Parks cover a massive area of Kenya, but despite their close proximity, they are distinctly different...

Places to go in Kenya

Kenya Tours

Highlights Of Kenya Private Safari

See the very best of Kenya on this exclusive adventure

8 daysFrom $2,950
Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Classic Kenya Safari

Discover the allure of Kenya

10 daysFrom $2,699
Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Kenya & Tanzania Safari

Visit the gems of East Africa: the Masai Mara & the Serengeti

15 daysFrom $3,999
Tanzania, Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Luxury Masai Mara Safari

Exclusive safari on the edge of Africa's Great Rift Valley

6 daysFrom $5,999
Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Family, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Wings Over Kenya Flying Safari

Kenya's most exclusive safari experience

8 daysFrom $5,950
Kenya
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Active, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Essential Kenya Safari

See the best of Kenya in one week

6 daysFrom £1,589
Masai Mara National Park, Nairobi, Ol Pejeta Game Reserve
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Safari, Luxury, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks

Kenya Travel Companies

Governors' Camp Collection

Luxury Safari holidays in East Africa
East Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Luxury, Honeymoon, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, Birdwatching, National Parks, Responsible Travel, Community-led Tourism

Odyssey Safaris

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

Kenya Treks

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

Wild Frontiers

Safaris into East, West and Southern Africa
East Africa, Southern Africa
Custom itinerary, Small group tour, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Camping, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, Solo Travel

Rwanda Eco Company & Safaris

Tailor made gorilla and wildlife safaris
East Africa, Central Africa
Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Safari, Adventure, Backpacking, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Overlanding, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Culture, Indigenous Tourism, History, Responsible Travel, Eco-travel, Community-led Tourism

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