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Kenya Holidays


With vast grassy plains dotted with large herds of antelope, wildebeest and zebra, and stalked by hungry predators, Kenya is the classic safari destination. A holiday to Kenya combines thrilling wildlife encounters with stunning scenery and the opportunity to discover fascinating Masai culture. There’s also the chance to scale one of the continent’s highest peaks, Mount Kenya!

The jewel of Kenya’s reserves, the renowned Masai Mara boasts an incredible diversity and density of game year round and from around July to October see the annual migration of huge herds of wildebeest and zebra, arguably the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle. Other highlights include seeing majestic elephants against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro in Amboseli National Park and black and white rhino beside picturesque Lake Nakuru. Lesser known gems include the semi-desert habitat of Samburu National Reserve and the fantastic conservation areas of the Laikipia Plateau.

Kenya’s coastline offers miles of dazzling white sand stretching north and south of Mombasa, fringed by palm trees and lapped by warm waters — the ideal spot to unwind after a safari.

OUR HOLIDAYS TO KENYA

Kenya Classic Safari & Mombasa
14 days / 13 nights
from €2,265
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Mombasa

  • Through The Rift Valley (private)
    5 days / 4 nights
    from €1,325
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Masai Mara National Reserve

  • A Kenyan Odyssey to the Mombasa Coast (small group)
    8 days / 7 nights
    from €1,967
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park
  • Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Kenya in Style - The Governors' Safari
    6 days / 5 nights
    from €2,461
  • Spectacular views from light aircraft flights
  • Charming accommodation
  • Picturesque Lake Naivasha
  • Visit Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Stay in a beautiful part of the Masai Mara

  • Kenya Family Fly In Safari
    7 days / 6 nights
    from €Please contact us
  • Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
  • Nairobi’s Giraffe Centre
  • Beautiful Laikipia
  • Iconic Masai Mara
  • Wonderful family-friendly accommodation
  • Range of activities

  • Mount Kenya Ascent
    6 days / 5 nights
    from €2,099
  • Nairobi
  • Mount Kenya
  • Giant Bamboo Camp
  • Beautiful Landscapes

  • WHERE TO GO IN KENYA

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    Masai Mara
    One of the world’s best known wildlife areas, the vast Masai Mara National Reserve and its neighbouring conservancies offer exceptional game viewing and magnificent landscapes. The rolling savannahs dotted with acacia trees support an incredible concentration of animals, providing plenty of opportunities to spot the Big 5 as well as a host of other wildlife.
    Amboseli National Park
    A wildlife photographer’s dream, a visit to Amboseli National Park offers the chance to see large herds of elephants and graceful giraffe against the iconic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Wide open plains are interspersed with swamps and wetlands, attracting a range of animals including hippos, wildebeest, zebras and warthogs.
    Lake Nakuru National Park
    One of the many lakes in the Great Rift Valley, picturesque Lake Nakuru is home to a host of bird species including occasional small flocks of flamingos. Black and white rhinos, hippos and the endangered Rothschild's giraffe can also be spotted amongst the wooded grassland in the national park surrounding the lake, along with other big game.
    Samburu National Reserve
    Traditional homeland of the Samburu people, this wild and remote reserve offers a variety of landscapes, from thick riverine forest to arid semi-desert. The Ewaso Nyiro River cuts through the reserve and draws wildlife in abundance. Big cats, elephants, crocodiles and hippos can all be seen along with species unique to the area such as Grevy’s zebra and the Reticulated giraffe.
    Laikipia Plateau
    With wildlife densities second only to the Masai Mara but a much lower number of visitors, the high plains, hills and woodlands of the Laikipia Plateau are an increasingly popular destination for safari. The area’s private conservancies and ranches are renowned for their conservation efforts and are home to endangered species such as black rhino and wild dogs.
    Tsavo National Park
    Tsavo National Park
    Kenya’s largest national park boasts varied landscapes from misty mountains and volcanic hills to rolling plains. Discover crocodiles and hippos at Mzima Springs and spot elephants coated in the red soil of the park. The Big 5 and fantastic birdlife are found here and the dense vegetation makes for a challenging but rewarding wilderness safari experience.
    Nairobi
    Kenya’s capital Nairobi is a thriving, modern city which serves as a fascinating introduction to both East Africa’s wildlife and urban life. In the centre there is no shortage of restaurants, shopping and entertainment while on the edges of the city a number of attractions offer the chance to experience your first sightings of wildlife.
    Mombasa & Beyond
    Kenya's coastline offers miles of dazzling white sand, fringed by palm trees and lapped by warm waters. With a wide selection of resorts from expansive all inclusive properties with plenty of facilities to more secluded retreats, there will be something to suit everyone.

    HOW TO GET AROUND KENYA

    We offer a wonderful choice of ways to enjoy your Kenya holiday and our expert Travel Consultants will help you find the right style of travelling for you.

    OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS, CAMPS & LODGES IN KENYA

    Your choice of lodge or hotel will have a real impact on how you enjoy your holiday in Kenya and we offer a wide choice of accommodation with something to suit everyone.
    We can help you choose between conventional lodges and more rustic tented camps on safari and pair it with the the best beach resorts to suit you.
    Here's a snapshot of our most popular lodges and resorts in Kenya.
    Ol Seki Hemingways Mara
    Masai Mara
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Cultural visits
  • Pool

  • Little Governors' Camp
    Masai Mara
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Cultural visits

  • Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
    Amboseli National Park
  • Big 5 game viewing
  • Game drives
  • Pool
  • Small spa

  • Giraffe Manor
    Nairobi

    Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa
    Mombasa
    from €55
  • Lovely pool with swim-up bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Watersports
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis & squash courts
  • Table tennis
  • TV lounge
  • 3 restaurants & 3 bars
  • All inclusive option available
  • Free wi-fi

  • Baobab Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa
    Mombasa
    from €77
  • 3 pools
  • Watersports
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Aerobics classes
  • Tennis courts
  • Table tennis
  • Archery
  • Amphitheatre for evening entertainment
  • 5 restaurants & 5 bars
  • Free wi-fi

  • THINGS TO DO IN KENYA

    Kenya is not just about safaris. We offer a number of unique experiences to give you a glimpse into the culture of this fascinating country from following in the footsteps of Karen Blixen or exploring a historic tea estate, to discovering some of the vital conservation work going on in the country.
    Our collection of unmissable experiences will really help bring your holiday to Kenya alive.
    Nairobi Carnivore Experience
    Approx 3.5 hours
    from €56
  • Delicious food
  • Traditional African hospitality

  • Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Safari
    Approx 4 hours
    from €375
  • Incredible game viewing experience
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Bush-style breakfast

  • Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage
    Approx 3 hours
    from €51
    Get up close to orphaned elephants
    Out of Africa Experience
    Approx 4 hours
    from €79
  • Feed the endangered Rothschild giraffe
  • Explore the colonial home of Karen Blixen

  • Kiambethu Tea Farm Visit
    Approx 6.5 hours
    from €87

    When is the best time to visit Kenya?

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    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Katie Tidey

    Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime experience with a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara! Amazing scenery, a bird's eye view of the animals and a champagne bush-style breakfast!

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Laurence Williams

    For that unbeatable out of Africa photo head to Amboseli National Park - seeing elephants and giraffes parading in front of Mt Kilimanjaro will create memories to last a lifetime

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Sophie Connolly

    A fly in safari by light aircraft is the way to go for quicker journey times and the chance to spot wildlife from the air - an incredible experience! Why not combine a couple of national parks by air for a truly special safari?

    Kenya Fast Facts

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    Time Zone

    GMT
    +3 hours

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    Flight Time to Kenya

    Approx
    8½ hours

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    Currency

    Kenyan Shilling

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    Visa Required?

    Yes

    €20 Off your visa service charge if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Recommended Immunisations

    Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio booster
    Hepititis A (vaccine recommended)
    Malaria
    Meningitis
    Rabies
    Typhoid
    Yellow Fever
    Yellow Fever

    20% Discount off immunisations at our London Travel Clinic if you have booked your holiday with Trailfinders.

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    Enjoy comprehensive cover in Kenya from just €69 for 7 days with our superb value Single Trip Travel Insurance.

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