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Kenya Tour Packages for 2018 - 2019

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$1700
7
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kenya, tanzania

Amboseli Safari and Zanzibar Island

This safari journey features several game drives across Kenya's magnificent Amboselli National Reserve, and a hop to the coasts of Tanzania for an unforgettable stay at the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Amboseli - Zanzibar - Nairobi
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$2631
10
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kenya

Highlights of Kenya

Embark on this adventure that takes you to the undisputed highlands of Kenya: Naivasha, Nakuru, Masai Mara, and Lake Elmentaita National Parks, as well as to the turquoise waters of Diani Beach. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara - Diani Beach - Nairobi
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$2442
7
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kenya, rwanda

Gorilla Trekking and Masai Mara Safari

This safari experience will let you contemplate the Big 5 in their natural habitats at Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve, then travel up the lush hills of Rwanda for some gorilla viewing opportunities. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Rwanda - Masai Mara - Nairobi
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$918
4
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kenya

Maasai Mara Safari

Customizable package to visit Maasai Mara National Reserve from Nairobi. It is 2 days and a half, which can be extended as you desire, game viewing Maasai Mara accommodated in Mara Selena Lodge. We can also offer the same package with other accommodations like Olare Kempinski Camp or Sarova Mara Tented Camp.

itinerary: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi
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$2049
7
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kenya

Taste of Kenya Wildlife Safari

From birds, to big cats to hippos, this memorable safari packs fascinating 4x4 game drives to contemplate wildlife at three of Kenya's most diverse National Parks: Masai Mara, Aberdare, and Lake Elmentaita. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Aberdare - Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara - Nairobi
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$1983
7
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kenya

Great Rift Valley Wildlife

Zebras, rhinos, hippos and massive flocks of flamingoes await in this adventure to two of Kenya's most impressive National Parks, as well as two of the most iconic lakes in the Great Rift Valley. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Lake Bogoria - Lake Elementaita - Nairobi
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$4956
8
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kenya

Luxury Fly-in Safari

A luxury fly in safari in Kenya visiting Amboseli National Park, Samburu National Reserve and Maasai Mara National Reserve.

itinerary: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park - Samburu National Reserve - Maasai Mara National Reserve - Amboseli National Park
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$2054
10
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kenya

Kenya South to North Wildlife Safari

Witness sunrise at Mt Kilimanjaro and experience Kenya's magnificent landscapes and wildlife in an unforgettable safari to three of its most iconic National Parks: Amboselli, Samburu and Aberdare.  

itinerary: Nairobi - Amboseli - Sweetwaters - Samburu - Aberdare - Lake Elementaita - Nairobi
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$1948
7
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kenya

Big 5 in Samburu and Aberdare

Enjoy this 5 full-day safari adventure and spot the Big 5 with several game drives across their natural habitats in two of Kenya's legendary National Parks: Samburu and Aberdare. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Sweetwaters - Samburu - Aberdare - Nairobi
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$2915
14
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rwanda, kenya

Rwanda Gorillas and Best of Kenya

This trip will take you on a safari to the Naivasha, Nakuru and Masai Mara Game Reserves to admire its stunning wildlife, and then to the misty tropical hills of Rwanda for a gorilla encounter. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Rwanda - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara - Diani Beach - Nairobi
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$3536
14
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kenya

Kenya Two Week Safari

Become a scholar of the African savannah visiting eight different National Parks in Kenya: Samburu, Sweetwaters, Aberdare, Lake Elmenteita, Nakuru, Masai Mara, Naivesha and Amboselli. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Sweetwaters - Samburu - Aberdare - Lake Elmentaita - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha - Amboseli - Nairobi
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$1841
7
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kenya

Masai Mara Safari and Diani Beach

Discover Africa's classical savannah in-depth at the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, then sample a different side of the country by traveling east to the sublime coasts of the tropical Diani Beach. 

itinerary: Nairobi - Masai Mara - Diani Beach - Nairobi

Kenya Suggested Itineraries

Safari, Wildlife, Landscape

Classic Central Kenya Safari 7 Days

Nairobi - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Aberdare - Mount Kenya - Ol Pejeta - Lewa - Samburu - Nairobi

Experience national reserves and wildlife conservancies of Kenya’s central region on a one week trip.

Safari, Wildlife, Landscape

Kenya Masai Mara Safari 7 Days

Nairobi - Lake Naivasha - Lake Nakuru - Kisumu - Lake Victoria - Masai Mara - Nairobi

Travel through the diverse destinations of Kenya’s western regions on a one week itinerary.

Wildlife, Landscape

Kenya Rift Valley Lakes and Wildlife 7 Days

Nairobi - Lake Naivasha - Crater Lake - Lake Elementaita - Lake Nakuru - Lake Baringo - Lake Bogoria - Nairobi

Spend a week game viewing, birdwatching and relaxing in the lakeside lodges of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.

Safari, Wildlife, Beach

South Kenya Safari and Beaches 7 Days

Nairobi - Amboseli - Tsavo - Mombassa - Malindi or Lamu - Nairobi

Explore the wildlife rich national parks and beaches of Kenya’s southeast on a one week itinerary from Nairobi.

Safari, Landscape, Beach

Complete Kenya 14 Days

Nairobi - Samburu - Mount Kenya - Aberdare - Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha - Kisumu - Masai Mara - Amboseli - Tsavo - Mombassa or Lamu - Nairobi

Combine some classic African safari experiences with a few days relaxing on the idyllic Indian Ocean coastline.

Kenya Travel Guide

Country Guide

Kenya travel guide - Great Migration, wildlife safari, bird watching and beaches

The Great Rift Valley, featuring dramatic escarpments and valleys dotted with beautiful lakes forms a wonderful natural mosaic against the backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kenya.

Travel Guide

Kenya takes the lead on wildlife conservation and community development

Despite past difficulties, the country now boasts shining examples of how community development can be integrated into wildlife management and safari tourism.

Travel Guide

How to plan a trip to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration

They traverse the magnificent Serengeti and Maasai Mara National Reserve over the Tanzania and Kenya border as they follow the rains in search of new land to graze.

Travel Guide

What animals can you see on your African safari?

The largest concentration of wildebeest are to be found in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara eco-systems in Tanzania and Kenya where one of the world’s greatest wildlife migrations take place every year.

Travel Guide

Five of the most endangered African animals to spot on safari

While Grevy’s Zebra may be the largest zebra species, it is also the most endangered and is now restricted to limited parts of Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Predators - Africa's top 5 ruthless hunters

Each and every one of Africa’s top five alpha-predators has perfected a unique way of hunting and killing their prey, but which of them is at the top of the food chain?

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Why are African safaris expensive?

Running water and electricity may seem like a basic necessity to you, but a hefty price is paid to connect the remote lodges to electricity and supply water.

Travel Guide

African safari - which country to choose?

Expect traffic jams as you wait for huge herds of zebra to meander across roads as part of the annual migration, while magnificent flocks of soft-pink flamingos fossick in shallow pools of water.

Kenya Top Destinations

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Home to the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, the Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of Africa’s most evocative parks. Spot wildebeest, zebra, lions, leopards and cheetahs on its open savannah, take a cultural tour with the elegant red-robed Maasai tribal people, or float above on a hot-air balloon safari.

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park

Including the flat, dry plains of Tsavo East and the mountainous landscapes of Tsavo West in the country’s far south, Kenya’s largest national park is famed for its biodiversity, boasting not only the ‘Big Five’, but also a unique subspecies of lion, the Tsavo lion, whose males don’t have a mane.

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

With the flamingo-filled lake as its centrepiece, Lake Nakuru National Park lies just to the northwest of Nairobi. Its bushy grasslands are filled with black and white rhino, zebra, buffalo and Rothschild’s giraffe, ideally explored on game drives, while the surrounding escarpment and waterfalls make for excellent hiking.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park’s iconic views across to Mount Kilimanjaro are part of its widespread appeal, but its open grassy plains also support lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, cheetah and more than 300 bird species. Located just across the border from Tanzania’s Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, it is a popular inclusion in multi-country safaris.

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve

Situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ng'iro river in the centre of the country, the forests and palm groves of Samburu National Reserve are home to Grevy’s zebra, cheetah, leopard, Grant’s gazelle, hippos and large numbers of Nile crocodile. It is revered for its serenity, but also a birder’s paradise, and home to the Samburu tribal people.

Mombasa

Mombasa

The vibrant city of Mombasa is a teeming cultural hot pot on the Indian Ocean coast that blends Arab, Indian and African influences. Explore the architecture and markets of its chaotic streets, then escape to the luxury beach resorts of Diani, Nyali and Tiwi Beach, just a short hop away.

Great Rift Valley

Great Rift Valley

So immense it is visible from space, Africa’s Great Rift Valley cuts north-to-south across Kenya’s west, with its rich volcanic soil supporting an impressive diversity of life. From the ‘Jade Sea’ of Lake Turkana in the north to the flamingo-filled Lake Magadi of the south, its wildlife-filled mountains and plains are dotted with spectacular lakes.

Safari Animals and Wildlife in Kenya

Kenya is known throughout the world as one of the best wildlife viewing destinations on Earth, and with the Big Five regularly seen throughout its parks, together with an astounding birdlife that congregate around its lakes and bodies of water, safaris here are exhilarating.

Migration animals

Migration animals

The Great Wildebeest Migration is an ideal opportunity to see immense herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, together predators like lions and cheetahs that follow in their tracks. They cross from the Serengeti into the Maasai Mara in September and graze throughout its grasslands until around November.

Predators

Predators

While you can spot leopard, cheetah and lion in Amboseli, Samburu, Maasai Mara and Tsavo (where the unique Tsavo lion is found), the annual migration is one of the best opportunities to see exhilarating ‘kills’ due to the sheer number of prey on the move.

Flamingos

Flamingos

A highlight on any Kenyan safari is seeing thousands of pink flamingos congregated on the country’s expansive inland waters. Lake Nakuru National Park offers some of the best sightings, with flamingos migrating north to Lake Bogoira if water levels become too high. Lake Naivasha and Lake Oloidien to the south also have large populations.

Masai Giraffe

Masai Giraffe

The tallest of Africa’s giraffe species is the Masai, found throughout Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. It is known to have extremely powerful legs and hooves that can kill predators with a single kick and they are distinguished not only by their height, but also their jagged-edged spots, with the dominant male having the darkest of the herd.

Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodile

Around September each year the wildebeest migration attempts to cross the crocodile-infested Mara River near the border with Tanzania. This is one of the most sought-after wildlife photographic opportunities in the world, and the power of the Nile Crocodiles is mind-blowing as they bring down wildebeest, zebra and impala.

Rare animals

Rare animals

The northern, dry landscapes of Samburu and Meru provide a habitat for endemic animals that include the long-necked gerenuk - a species of antelope. In Tsavo look out for the rare and beautiful fringe-eared oryx, with black tufts of hair on its tail, hooves and ears.

Kenyan Unique Experiences

Trek to the summit of Mount Kenya

Trek to the summit of Mount Kenya

Trek to the summit of Africa’s second highest mountain, traversing both bamboo and rain forest, before arriving at its glacial-carved peak for sunrise, swathed in unique Afro-alpine vegetation.

Follow the Great Wildebeest Migration

Follow the Great Wildebeest Migration

Follow the immense herds of wildebeest and zebra across the grassy plains of the Maasai Mara and the notorious Mara River crossing during a Great Wildebeest Migration safari. Voted as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’, it is renowned for exhilarating predator vs prey encounters and incredible photographic opportunities.

Encounter black rhinos in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Encounter black rhinos in Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Follow in the footsteps of local guides on poaching patrols through Ol Pejeta Conservancy to spot black rhinos (as well as the ‘Big Five’ and white rhinos), with this not-for-profit game reserve renowned for having East Africa’s largest population.

Immerse yourself in the Swahili culture of Lamu

Immerse yourself in the Swahili culture of Lamu

Wander the maze-like streets of Lamu, flanked in crumbling shopfronts and mosques, and relax on the idyllic beaches that surround. This UNESCO World Heritage listed town is considered the heart of Swahili culture on Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast.

Sip tea amongst the plantations of Kisumu

Sip tea amongst the plantations of Kisumu

Visit historic tea plantations, meet their community of workers and sample Kenya’s best brews in the cool, emerald green landscapes of Kericho, a vivid legacy of British colonialism in the west of the country.

Explore the breathtaking volcanic landscapes and tribes of Lake Turkana

Explore the breathtaking volcanic landscapes and tribes of Lake Turkana

Meet the intriguing Samburu and Turkana tribal communities, and experience the desert landscapes of the Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya’s remote north. This includes the stunning Nabiyotum crater, considered by many the cradle of humankind due.

Kenya Safari Vacation Types

Fly-in safari

Fly-in safari

Flying you directly in to the airstrips of Samburu, the Maasai Mara and Chyulu Hills, Kenya’s fly-in safaris significantly reduce your travelling times, allowing you to relax in the comfort of luxury camps and lodges whilst making the most of the safari experiences on offer.

Walking safari

Walking safari

While walking safaris are not permitted in most of Kenya’s major national parks and reserves, the smaller conservancies of Ol Pejeta, Olare Olok and Lewa, former ranches converted into wildlife protectives, allow you the opportunity to take to two feet, with game viewing that rivals any of the main parks.

Migration safari

Migration safari

With permanent lodges and camps scattered throughout the Maasai Mara National Reserve, you can easily follow the Great Wildebeest Migration as it traverses the region. There are comfort levels to suit all style of traveller and expert guides are on hand to check the location of the herds daily and get you into the heart of all the action.

Luxury safari

Luxury safari

Kenya’s national parks house an impressive selection of luxury lodges and camps, set within magnificent wilderness locations. Take advantage of gourmet dining, personalised service and private game drives, accompanied by five star creature comforts.

Mobile safari

Mobile safari

Whether following the Great Wildebeest Migration along its course or taking in one of Kenya’s national park circuits, mobile safaris enable you to stay in the midst of all the wildlife action. Combine the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli and Tsavo on a southern circuit safari, or opt for Laikipia Conservancy, Meru, Samburu and Aberdare National Parks throughout the northern and central regions.

Best time to visit Kenya

June to October (cool dry season). Kenya’s peak dry season corresponds with the wildebeest migration which moves into the Masai Mara around mid-August and returns to Tanzania around late October. Although there is superb wildlife viewing at most parks and reserves as animals congregate around limited water sources, the night and early morning temperatures can get very chilly. This is also the best time to attempt Mount Kenya’s summit with the ice climbs at their easiest.

October to December (wet season). The start of October normally heralds a period of “short rains”, with frequent afternoon showers, and brings with it an abundance of birdlife that congregate on Kenya’s lakes. While wildlife tends to scatter and the viewing opportunities are less certain, there are far fewer crowds within the parks.

January to Mid-March (hot dry season). Another dry spell brings with it good game viewing opportunities in Amboseli, Tsavo and Samburu National Parks, as well as plenty of flamingos on Lake Nakuru. This is the ideal time to visit Kenya’s coastal destinations with dry skies and low humidity.

Mid-March to May (heavy wet season). This period is marked by longer downpours, with the hottest temperatures, high humidity and generally muggy conditions along the coast. While most animals disperse and can be difficult to spot, resulting in some lodges, camps and resorts closing down, many species are giving birth, resulting in some special encounters with newborns.

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Kenyan Ethnic Groups

Maasai

Maasai

One of Africa’s most iconic ethnic groups and leaders in community wildlife conservation, the red-robed Maasai Mara offer a fascinating glimpse into their culture during cultural village visits within the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Tour their manyatta of cow dung huts, understand the ancient customs of their lifestyle, witness their adumu jumping dance, and purchase their beautiful beadwork.

Turkana

Turkana

Inhabiting the harsh northern region of Kenya’s Rift Valley around Lake Turkana, the Turkana are a tribe of Nilotic nomadic pastoralists, known for the fierce cattle raiding of other villages. Traditionally the men dye their hair with natural pigments while the women are colourfully adorned in hand-made jewellery and beadwork, often sold to visiting tourists along with metalwork and stone carvings.

Samburu

Samburu

Closely related to the Maasai and often encountered guiding walking and camel safaris through Samburu National Reserve, the Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists who survive on the milk (and often blood) of their cattle, goats and camels. They are distinguished by their shukka red cloth and white sash, while both men and women adorn themselves in necklaces, bracelets and earrings, as well as facial paintings that define their features.

Festivals in Kenya

Mombasa Carnival Festival

Featuring artists, musicians and dancers from across the country, the Mombasa Carnival is held each November and is one of Kenya’s largest festivals. As well as street stalls selling traditional foods, a major highlight is the parade of floats exhibiting Kenya’s distinct tribal cultures.

International Camel Derby and Festival

Held in the northern town of Maralal over several days in August, the annual International Camel Derby and Festival is centred around camel races that feature both amateur and professional riders. Alongside is musical entertainment, food stalls, and the opportunity to rent your own personal camel for the day.

Lamu Cultural Festival

Designed to preserve the ancient Swahili culture of Lamu, this annual festival is an exhibition of all things local, including dhow racing, donkey racing, Swahili poetry, Henna painting, and the ancient game of Bao that has been played throughout Africa for thousands of years.

Kenyan Gastronomy

With climatic variations resulting in a diversity of ingredients across Kenya, each region and tribal group has their own distinct cuisine, with maize, millet and sorghum providing the staple carbohydrates. Cattle and goat herding has been long established in the country, providing meat, milk, butter and blood throughout inland areas, while fish is eaten along the coast. In addition to dished introduced by the British, it is the curries, chapattis and chutneys imported by Indian labourers that have left their biggest mark on Kenya’s cuisine today.

Irio

Irio

Native to the Kikuyu tribe, irio is one of the country’s favourite vegetable side dishes that combines green peas, corn and mashed potatoes and is usually served alongside a meat-based stew.

Ugali

Made from maize flour that is boiled into a doughy texture, ugali is the staple carbohydrate of Kenya, often served with a tasty leafy green known as sukuma wiki.

Githeri

Another traditional Kikuyu dish, githeri is a bean based stew that provides a good source of protein. It is dished up at local restaurants across the country, normally with rice or chapatti.

Shopping in Kenya

Traditional handicrafts produced by Kenya’s diverse ethnic groups are found at local curio shops and markets countrywide, with carvings, beadwork, textiles and basket ware among the most popular items. Friendly bargaining is an essential part of market shopping, with initial prices often double the ‘real’ price. In the larger cities, such as Nairobi and Mombasa, art galleries also sell unique work by both established and emerging Kenyan artists.

Traditional woven goods

Traditional Woven Goods

Most of Kenya’s tribal groups produce their own woven baskets and bags, with each slightly unique. The Kikuyu are known for their colourful Kiondo sisal baskets, while the Turkana produce a flat-bottomed basket that can be purchased on village visits or from local markets.

Carvings

Carvings

Wood and stone carvings depicting wildlife and tribal people are found throughout Kenya, with soapstone carvings offering something truly unique. Each piece exhibits its own combination of patterning and colours created over thousands of years as minerals seep through.

Maasai handicrafts

Maasai Handicrafts

The Maasai are elegantly adorned in hand-crafted beadwork, including necklaces, bracelets and large earrings, and you can find these for sale at local curio shops countrywide. Village visits, however, are the ideal time to buy direct from the women artisans, as well as purchase iconic Maasai blankets.

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