Kenya Holidays

Kenya holidays are certainly diverse, with everything from bustling cities to beaches drenched in turquoise waters, and grassy savannas that are home to some of the world’s most iconic mountains and incredible creatures. Kenya offers you adventure, a complex and rich culture, and the perfect chance to spot the Big Five.

Bordering on the Indian Ocean, you can find Portuguese influences at Fort Jesus, or sail to the Lamu Archipelago, where early Swahili culture can be felt on these dreamy tropical islands. Sun-scorched Mombasa (Kenya’s second largest city) is a port town where you can wander down winding streets in a place that feels truly undiscovered. Go snorkelling and scuba diving in the enclosed marine national parks Watamu and Malindi, and seek out the gorgeous coves tucked away along the coastline.

Twist through the energetic markets in Nairobi, and uncover the abundance of beads and patterned fabrics, before tasting the deliciously barbequed and spiced foods you can find on almost every street corner. Countless wildlife experiences are waiting for you throughout the whole country, from big safari tours to more personalised experiences like the Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary and the Giraffe Centre, which is right next to the Gogo River Bird Sanctuary. Gaze at lions, tigers, elephants and hippos in their natural habitat, and admire the majesty of these magnificent creatures. Many people also travel to this exquisite country to ascend the 5,199m Mount Kenya, and from the snow-capped summit, view the vast and exquisite landscape below them.

Highlights

  • Visit the renowned Sheldrick Rhino & Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi

  • Experience the awe-inspiring Maasai Mara Migration between July and October

  • Choose to safari in a variety of ways: by 4x4, hot air balloon, on foot or on horseback

  • Scale the peaks of Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa, and admire the incredible flora that grows on its slopes

Key info

  • Capital City: Nairobi

  • Language: English and Swahili

  • Currency: Kenyan Shilling

  • Time difference: GMT + 2 hours

  • Flight time: 8.5 hours to Nairobi

Jen
Travel Designer & Safari Expert
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I was born and raised in Africa, and I have spent 25 years living, working and travelling across various African countries including South Africa and Tanzania. I learned how to track wild animals, went on to become a nature guide and later a safari lodge manager, and I can also speak Swahili and Afrikaans.

Kenya Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas to Kenya. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777

Places to go in Kenya

The National Parks in Kenya are simply delightful. From Tsavo National Park to the Maasai Mara; all jam-packed with wildlife such as herds of elephants below Kilimanjaro, masses of pink flamingos feeding in shallow lakes and the big cats on the hunt during the great migration. Head out on a safari game drive and experience world class wildlife first hand.

The cultures in Kenya are varied and include the Maasai, Samburu and Kikuyu tribes. These people today strive to maintain their traditions in an ever-evolving world and fight daily for their survival in a realm where there is a constant battle between those who stay and those who wander.

To splash some history into a trip to Kenya, visit the 16th century Fort Jesus near the Old Town in Mombasa. This UNESCO World Heritage Centre was originally built to protect the port of Mombasa and provides a wealth of insight into the battles once fought. Need some help deciding where to go? Call us now on: 020 3510 5777

Things to do in Kenya

It’s the unique experiences which make a VIVID trip special, and here are just some of the things you can do during your trip to Kenya. Experience the real country beyond the obvious, whether it’s a guided game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve, observing the great plains from a Hot Air Balloon Safari or a visit to the crystal-clear waters of Mzima Springs to spot monkeys, birds, hippos and crocodiles. To incorporate your favourite experiences into your dream trip, or learn more about the itineraries that we can create bespoke to you, just give our Travel Designers a call: 020 3510 5777

Map of Kenya

When to go to Kenya

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Southern Kenya
The Kenyan Coast
The Maasai Mara
Laikipia
Samburu, Meru & the North

Southern Kenya

The Kenyan Coast

The Maasai Mara

Laikipia

Samburu, Meru & the North

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