Unforgettable wildlife experiences in the midst of iconic landscapes
Kenya has long been a safari favourite – home to some of the world’s most famous national parks and reserves, with rolling plains, great lakes and vast wildernesses, rich in African wildlife from big cats to even bigger elephants and rhino. And away from its destinations that top wildlife enthusiasts’ wish lists, it's blessed with a tropical coastline, where palm-fringed sands are lapped by clear waters.
Best time to visit Kenya
• Kenya is warm year-round, but it can be cold in early morning and at night on safari • January-March is generally dry and hot • July and August are the most popular months to visit • There are two rainy seasons from April-May and November-December – this is a good time to see new-born animals and benefit from the best value offers • July-October is typically the best time to see the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, depending on rains.
Kenya holiday highlights
With over 40 national parks and reserves, Kenya offers some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. The most well-known of all its game parks is, of course, the Maasai Mara – the subject of many wildlife documentaries, with its wide open savannah and majestic big cats. People also flock here to see the ‘greatest show on earth’; the annual migration. The largest mass movement of land mammals on earth, the Great Migration sees over one million stampeding wildebeest and other grazing herbivores journey the 300 miles from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Maasai Mara. A rough pattern occurs each year as the herds follow the rains to secure a good water supply and fertile grass – usually gracing the Maasai Mara between August and October. But there's more to Kenya than the migration and the Mara, with just as much on offer for experienced wildlife enthusiasts as first-time safari goers. Venture to the giants of Tsavo East and Tsavo West for wonderfully varied landscapes. Visit beautiful Amboseli National Park, home to herds of elephants dwarfed by magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, or seek out the unique wildlife of Samburu National Reserve, such as the long-necked gerenuk or reticulated giraffe. Bird lovers will delight in the Great Rift Valley’s lakes. In Kenya you’ll have a great chance of seeing the Big Five (a phrase coined by African hunters to group the five most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot: the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino). Magnificent though they are – and they really are – don’t forget to appreciate the other species that inhabit this incredible country
There are many ways to discover Kenya. Travel around by 4x4x or light aircraft; choose a scheduled safari or tailor-make your own; join a group or opt for a private vehicle. You can stay in national parks or neighbouring conservancies; and choose from rustic camping safaris to the ultimate in luxury lodges. For something extra special, opt for a hot-air balloon ride at sunrise, drifting over the vast plains as the first signs of life appear below. On a safari with Kuoni, we ensure that each overland vehicle used for game viewing has a maximum of six passengers, so that each person gets a window seat and space to stand and look out through the pop-up roof. Together with Tanzania, Kenya is also one of the best places for a safari and beach holiday - a popular honeymoon choice. The vibrant city of Mombasa is the gateway to Kenya’s tranquil coast which boasts a diverse blend of cultures, sights, and over 300 miles of palm-fringed beaches stretching from the small town of Malindi in the north to the dazzling white sands of Diani in the south. Brilliant year round temperatures coupled with azure waters make for a wonderfully relaxing break – or a more active one if you desire it, with plenty of watersports on offer, too.
The Complete Oman Tour Planned by Experts
- One of the best places in the world to spot the Big Five: lion, rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo and leopard
- The iconic Maasai Mara plays host to part of the annual Great Migration, hailed ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’
- All our overland safaris seat a maximum of 6 people so you'll be guaranteed a window seat
- It’s not just about safari; Kenya also has a beautiful coastline perfect for a sunny escape
- We’ve been offering luxury holidays here for a long time and have great relationships with some of Kenya’s most iconic hotels
Resorts & hotels in Kenya
We’ve been offering luxury holidays here for a long time and have great relationships with some of Kenya’s most iconic hotels. Together with Tanzania, Kenya is one of the best places for a safari and beach holiday – and is a popular honeymoon choice, with tented camps in the Maasai Mara (we love Mara Bushtops) and charming thatched cottages at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro – like Tawi Lodge, whose rooms all have fireplaces and freestanding bathtubs which look out to Kilimanjaro. At the extra special end of the scale, Elephant Bedroom Camp has 12 luxury tents and daily visits from elephants and monkeys in camp. But it’s not just about the safari, Kenya also has a beautiful coastline perfect for a sunny escape. The vibrant city of Mombasa is the gateway to Kenya’s tranquil coast which boasts over 300 miles of palm-fringed beaches stretching from the small town of Malindi in the north to the dazzling white sands of Diani, home to Afrochic, a villa-style boutique hotel that fronts its white sands.
Pair Kenya with Africa, Arabia or the Indian Ocean for an unforgettable natural and cultural getaway.
Breathtaking backdrops and glorious wildlife have long made Kenya a favourite for safari holidays. But beyond the wildlife and migration, it also offers a calm coastline, great lakes and consistently warm temperatures. Discover Africa’s east coast by air or 4x4, and take advantage of its proximity to other captivating countries for an unforgettable multi-centre holiday. Get a taste of rolling mountain scenery in nearby Rwanda, an excellent destination for chimpanzee and gorilla treks, or the beautiful wet landscapes of nearby Zambia and Zimbabwe. Neighbouring Tanzania is home to the stunning beaches of Zanzibar, whose white shores are an ideal honeymoon retreat following a safari in Kenya. If you’re looking for another unique wildlife and coastal escape, take a quick flight down to South Africa. The Seychelles and Mauritius are great options for an island adventure. With watersports and sugar-white beaches, either of these countries can be combined with Kenya to create a brilliant safari and beach honeymoon. If you’re after a change of scenery to divide your holiday, stop off in Arabia. Many airlines have their hubs based here, so it’s easy to break up your journey. Whether it’s glitz and glamour in the UAE, shopping in Qatar or sprawling deserts in Oman, the Middle East has plenty of destinations which add a wonderful contrast to your multi-trip getaway. Tailor your trip today, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
To experience peaceful vibes and mesmerizing sunset view, you must visit Diani beach on your visit to Kenya. Apart from white sand and crystal clear water, it also offers you a wide range of outdoor sports including snorkelling, skydiving, jet skiing, etc. And amazing beachfront bars and restaurants to satisfy your hunger.
Fort Jesus Museum
Fort Jesus Museum is a 16th-century fort and Unesco World Heritage treasure located in Mombasa Island. From every stone to the wall to the interior everything describes the history of Mombasa. Visitors can climb on the walls to explore its tree-shaded grounds.
Kenya is famous for beaches, landscapes, diverse safari experience. If you are visiting Kenya, safari experience is something you should not miss! Whether it Maasai Mara Balloon Safaris, Dhow Safaris, Camel Safaris, or Elephant Watching in Amboseli everything just worth your time and money. Travellers from all over the world visit Kenya only to gain the Safari experience. What are you waiting for? Go and explore the world’s best Safari tour at the reasonable price.
English and Swahili
Visas are required for UK passport holders. A new e-visa service has been introduced for UK passport holders. UK holidaymakers now need to apply for visas in advance of arrival into Kenya via the e-visa portal at www.ecitizen.go.ke.
July to October: The annual Great Migration in the Maasai Mara
It’s customary to tip 10% of the restaurant bill unless a service charge is included. The biggest tip will probably go to your tour driver if they’ve been helpful - as much as £3 per person per day is expected on safari.