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134 Kenya trips. Tours from 22 tour companies. 326 reviews. 4.8/5 avg rating.

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Premium Kenya
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Nairobi, Rift Valley

Highlights

  • Soak up spectacular views as you drive along the Great Rift Valley escarpment, before an exclusive visit to Elsamere Conservation Centre, where you’ll learn the story of Elsa and the conservation trust over high tea.
  • Cruise along sparkling waters on a boat trip on Lake Naivasha – the highest lake in the Great Rift Valley at 1884m – keeping watch for thirsty hippos and an array of dazzling birdlife.
  • Visit a local Maasai community known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. During this Exclusive Experience, you’ll be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance and learn about this remarkable and ancient culture.
  • Visit the heart of Lake Nakuru's National Park and look out for endangered black and white rhino stopping for a drink on morning and afternoon 4x4 game drives.
  • Spend three unforgettable nights immersed in nature at your Feature Stay camp, with easy access to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Search for lions and cheetahs prowling the park on several 4x4 game drives, and enjoy sunset drinks within the park.
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Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Kenya & Tanzania Adventure
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Rift Valley, Zanzibar

Highlights

  • Enjoy game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park searching for endangered rhinos
  • Explore the Masai Mara a grassland teaming with wildlife
  • See wildlife in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and chill out on the coast

Themes

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Safari

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Wonders of Kenya
By Trafalgar
preferred
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their travelers enjoy 24/7 travel expertise and dedicated service throughout the trips - everything is taken care of.
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Kerugoya: Savor the rich aroma of coffee during an exclusive Be My Guest experience with local farmers at a Kenyan coffee plantation.
  • Ol Pejeta: Visit Ol Pejeta, a not-for-profit conservancy known for its anti-poaching efforts and learn about its valuable endangered species conservation work.
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: Support a local Maasai tribe with a visit to their village to learn about their traditions and ways of life.
  • Visit Aberdare National Park, Samburu National Reserve, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Sweetwaters Sanctuary to see the resident orphaned or rescued chimpanzees, Lake Nakuru National Park, a local Maasai Tribe Village and the Maasai Mara National Game Reserve
  • View Thomsons Falls in Nyahururu
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Themes

50 plus, Cultural, Education / Learning, Local Immersion & Homestays

What travelers are saying

"It is a well thought out tour and be prepared to walk a lot but that is not because of Trafalgar, but because of the cities in ITALY. Roads are cobblestone and narrow and cars and buses can't be accommodated."

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Kenya Photographic Safari with Paul Goldstein - Premium Adventure
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Nairobi

Highlights

  • Photographic safari guided by Paul Goldstein– every detail considered with photographers in mind
  • Six nights atthe superb, intimate Kicheche Camps, which are in prime locations across exclusive conservancies
  • Off-road driving permitted in the Mara conservancies, getting you closer to the action
  • Strict rules enforced on vehicle conduct within the Mara conservancies to prevent overcrowding
  • Private conservancies work in harmony with Maasai landowners and ensure low-tourism density – just one bed per 350 acres (141ha) of wilderness

Themes

National Parks, Nature & Wildlife, Safari, Photography

What travelers are saying

"Friendly and helpful staff were happy to help with all our questions."

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Kenyan Highlights
By Contiki
preferred
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their trips create life-long memories for young people setting off to discover the world.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: How to make the most of our time in Maasai Mara? This afternoon/evening, you’ll have the chance to set off in search of whatever wildlife you missed in the morning – binocs at the ready!
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: Known for its grassy plains and rolling hills, home to lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos, the Maasai Mara is a jewel in Africa’s wildlife crown – don’t miss your chance to explore it at sunrise.
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: It’s your last evening in the Mara to see the epic wildlife on this vast savannah.
  • Maasai Mara National Reserve: Known for its grassy plains and rolling hills, home to lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and hippos, the Maasai Mara is a jewel in Africa’s wildlife crown – don’t miss your chance to explore it at sunrise.
  • Nairobi: Meet the dedicated team and see for yourself the work being done to help the women and children who live here in the Kibera slum.
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Themes

Cultural

What travelers are saying

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Premium Kenya & Tanzania
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Nairobi, Rift Valley, Tarangire National Park

Highlights

  • Explore the heart of Lake Nakuru's National Park and look out for endangered black and white rhino stopping for a drink on morning and afternoon 4x4 game drives. Visit Elsamere Conservation Centre, enjoying a high tea lunch, then spot hippos and unique birdlife on a boat trip on Lake Naivasha.
  • Visit a local Maasai community known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. Be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance and learn about this remarkable and ancient culture.
  • Spend three unforgettable nights immersed in nature at your Feature Stay camp in Kenya, located with easy access to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Search for lions and cheetahs prowling the park on several 4x4 game drives and enjoy sunset drinks within the park.
  • Sleep in the heart of the Serengeti – with no fences, your Feature Stay in Tanzania offers wild surroundings and modern comforts. Dine and drink beneath the African sky during a private bush dinner, and enjoy refreshing sunset drinks after an exciting day of game drives.
  • Venture through the diverse Tarangire National Park and explore the spectacular World Heritage-listed Ngorongoro Crater in open top 4x4 vehicles. Be astounded by a vast array of wildlife and enjoy a bush picnic lunch on the crater floor.

Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Premium Kenya & Southern Africa Highlights
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Visits

Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park, Nairobi, Rift Valley

Highlights

  • Visit a local Maasai community known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. During this Exclusive Experience, you’ll be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance and learn about this remarkable and ancient culture.
  • Spend three spectacular nights in touch with nature at your lodge Feature Stay within Kruger National Park. The Mdluli Safari Lodge is dedicated to sustainability and conservation, with their very own anti-poaching unit and partnership with the local Mdluli Community.
  • Enjoy a small and intimate sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River, a Premium Exclusive Experience. A private chef will prepare canapes and drinks as your boat navigates the islands above the thundering Victoria Falls.
  • Spot Chobe National Park's abundance of wildlife and the world’s highest concentration of elephants from multiple vantage points with an early morning 4x4 game drive and an afternoon boat cruise along the picturesque Chobe River.
  • Enjoy three unforgettable nights at your Feature Stay camp, located with easy access to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Search for lions and cheetahs prowling the park on several 4x4 game drives, and enjoy sunset drinks within the park.

Themes

Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"I've travelled with Intrepid in Vietnam, Morocco, Nepal and Egypt and had a brilliant time every time. The experience is better than most tours as you are in a small group that goes a bit more 'off the beaten track', and you don't get taken to endless shopping opportunites (i.e. a cousin's carpet shop). They also have higher ethics than most travel companies, they contribute to local charities and they avoid animal use (donkeys etc) where possible. The tour leaders we have had have all been wonderful, knowledgable and relaxed, with good english."

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Classic Kenya 4WD Safari
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Operator does not provide
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Nairobi

Highlights

  • Stay at four-star accommodation throughout
  • See the prolific wildlife of the Masai Mara, including lions, elephants, hippos and giraffes
  • Discover Lake Nakuru, home to black and white rhinos
  • Enjoy game drives, short nature walks, and optional cultural village and walking excursions

Themes

Nature & Wildlife, Safari

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Kenya Reviews & Ratings

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Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Kenya & Tanzania safari adventure Aug 17

Saw all the infamous National parks & so much awesome wildlife, too numerous to mention. Great group, relaxing tour pace & even the camping was great! The w...

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Mar 2018

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Kenya & Tanzania Safari Adventure Aug 17

Although we had previously visited Kenya six years ago (on the Gorillas and Masai Mara trip) we had never seen the wildebeest crossing so I had really hoped to be ...

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Mar 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Great trip!

It was a great trip, wonderful to see the animals in their natural habitat. Some long days of driving but well worth it in the end. Erellah was great leader, poi...

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Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

A trip of a lifetime!!

This trip was a once in a lifetime trip and the memories we made will last a lifetime!! Hot air ballooning over the Masai Mara was incredible and the large numbers ...

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Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Unbelievable adventure

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Kenya Tour Selection Trips

  • Amboseli and Maasai Mara are perhaps the two most accessible game parks in Kenya, relatively small, near to each other, and loaded with wildlife.
  • For tours to Great Migration in Maasai Mara, July-September is the time to go -- but expect lots of other visitors then, so book well in advance.
  • For fewer crowds, look for tours going to Meru National Park or Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya, or the huge Tsavo East and West national parks..
  • The dry season (January and February into March) is an excellent time to view wildlife because that’s when animals gather at watering holes.
  • While high season in Kenya runs from January through September, springtime can bring heavy rains, occasionally making roads impassable and forcing some lodges to close.
  • When choosing a tour operator, consider the types of lodging offered, which can range from luxurious lodges to tent camping.

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Best time to visit Kenya

The best time to visit Kenya is also the most popular time, which is in the dry season, between June and October. This is when the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra occurs. (Read more below about the Great Migration.)

If you're looking for a less crowded experience, consider the rainy season toward the end of the year, where there are fewer visitors. The landscape is still incredible, growing green and lush vegetation from the rain.

December brings an opportunity to see newborn animals. Rainy season does bring out more mosquitoes, though, so make sure you bring a lot of mosquito spray! April and May bring flooded roads, due to the wet weather, and limits the animal sightings.

When to see the Great Migration in Kenya

There are few things that compare to the Great Migration - the movement of over one million wildebeest, and hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelle. This happens during the dry season, when the animals cross over the Tanzanian border to Kenya, in search of food and water. For travelers hoping to see the Great Migration in real life, the best time to see it is during the dry season, between July and October. A great viewing point for this action is at Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Travel Tip – consider going on the “should seasons” of the Great Migration to avoid the crowds. The animals are starting to cross in early June and are still making their way in September and October. July and August line up with school holiday schedules, making it an extremely busy period to visit. If the schedule allows, try to visit Kenya either right before July or after August, when schools are back in session.

Weather in Kenya

The temperature in Kenya is pretty consistent throughout the year, with highs in the 60’s to low 80’s. There is a dry and wet season. Expect lows to hover around the 50-degree mark year-round. If you’re looking for warmer, drier weather, the best time to go is between mid-December and March.

Temperatures begin to drop around April, as the rainy and cooler weather begins to roll in, lasting until August. Temperatures start to rise again in September, as the rain begins to clear out. Still expect some rain through early-mid fall. Heading out towards the coast will bring hotter and more humid weather.

Packing list for Kenya

Clothing 

When packing for your Kenya tour, it’s important to bring breathable clothing. Bring items such as t-shirts and shorts for during the day. At night, it’s important to have long pants and long sleeve shirts to cover up your body from the mosquitoes and other disease transmitting insects.

The sun in Africa can be deep and heavy, so make sure you’re protected with sunglasses and a hat, too. If you’re heading on a safari, make sure to pack neutral clothing, such as khaki, so you “blend in” with the surroundings. Bring proper footwear for the savannah, especially if you’re doing a hiking safari that involves a good amount of walking.

Other

Just like any international travel, make sure you have a proper travel adaptor for electrical outlets. If you forget yours, these are available to purchase at airports. Bring chargers for any electronics. You’ll need protection from the intense sun, so make sure to grab some sunscreen.

A first aid kit is advised, with any medication needed, and some anti-malaria medication. Since proof of vaccines may be required upon arrival, bring documentation of vaccinations.

For anyone going on a safari, bring binoculars. Most animals can be seen without binoculars, but if there is an animal in the distance, it may be worth bringing a pair. Don’t forget a camera too. Take plenty of photos to remember this amazing trip!

Other things to keep in mind before traveling to Kenya

1. Visas - Check to make sure you do not need a visa. As of July 2019, Kenya offers single-entry visas that are available upon arrival. Kenyan immigration plans to end that soon. If you need a multiple entry visa (such as you plan on leaving the country, and then coming back), you must apply for a visa prior to traveling to Kenya.

2. Vaccinations – In order to enter Kenya, proof of a yellow fever vaccination should be prepared. For those who are arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever, that proof is required. Before traveling, check the Kenya Travel Information to ensure you’re up to date with all required (and recommended) vaccines.

Side Note – Malaria is common in Kenya. Taking precautions, such as covering up at night, and taking anti-malaria medication, can help reduce your chance of getting malaria.

3. Transportation – Kenya offers budget airlines, that can help travelers get to cities across the country (and internationally) for relatively low prices.

Make sure to read the terms and conditions before purchasing. Some budget airlines require check-in before reaching the airport, and require travelers to print their airline ticket at home.

Those who do not print their ticket before reaching the airport will be hit with a fee to print the ticket at the airport. Trains are also an affordable way to travel between destinations.

4. Currency and banking – The Kenyan currency is the Kenyan Shilling. Consider exchanging money through your bank before you leave home. For those who forget, or need to pull out more money, you can draw out Kenyan Shilling from ATMs. Check with your bank and make sure to set any required travel notices.

Failure to notify your bank may result in your card getting denied through the ATMs, meaning you can’t pull out money. Bringing cash is a good idea in case you have trouble withdrawing money. Also, some services allow payment in the form of United States Dollars.

5. Passport/Identification – In Kenya, it is required by law to carry your passport on you at all times. You may be asked to present it if you are stopped by police.

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