Destination

Kenya Holidays

Discover Africa's majestic wildlife

Kenya holidays are ideal for experiencing a unique adventure against the backdrop of dramatic scenery. As Africa’s safari capital, Kenya is the best place on Earth to see the Big Five so keep your eyes peeled for elephants, big cats and the regal rhino.

Witness the Masai Mara wildebeest migration and feast your eyes on Africa’s rolling plains, vast lakes and breath-taking natural beauty – it’s the perfect spot to be at one with nature. 

Why not enhance and extend your Kenya holiday by adding a relaxing beach getaway, for a holiday of contrasts? Away from the desert and savannah, Kenya boasts a tropical coastline with white sandy beaches and fantastic diving opportunities. Or, if you seek a luxuriously indulgent stay on a paradise island, we recommend heading to idyllic Zanzibar or Pemba after the thrill of your Kenyan adventure.

Perfect for honeymooners or those after something completely different, Kenya not only offers great value for money but guarantees lifelong memories. Our Destination Specialists can tailor make an itinerary to suit your aspirations. 

Destination Highlights
  • See the Big Five in the Masai Mara
  • Enjoy a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the plains
  • Have breakfast with giraffes at Giraffe Manor
  • Relax beside the Indian Ocean on Diani Beach, Mombasa
Essential Information
See Practical Information
  • Time Zone GMT+3
  • Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
  • Visa Information British citizens need to obtain a visa for Kenya.
  • Language English is widely spoken.
  • Flight Time Approx. nine hours; direct flights are available from London Heathrow. Indirect flights are available from UK airports on Emirates via Dubai, and KLM via Amsterdam.
  • Health Information Special vaccines are required for travel to Kenya.

Top Tips from our Experts

Barbara

Destination Specialist

“I loved visiting the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi – seeing the baby elephants playing with their handlers was fantastic.”

Gina

Destination Specialist

“Don’t forget that the distances between national parks are vast – speak to a Destination Specialist to make sure you maximise your game viewing opportunities.”

George

Destination Specialist

“If you want to contribute to Kenya's less fortunate, take school stationery to the local orphanages – there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a child’s face light up over a new pen.”

Our Kenya destinations

Saruni Wild

Kenya

Nairobi

Nairobi

Kenya

Nakuru National Park

Nakuru National Park

Kenya

Aberdare National Park

Aberdare National Park

Kenya

Meru

Meru
Amboseli National Park

Kenya

Amboseli Safari

Amboseli Safari
Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara

Kenya

Masai Mara

Masai Mara

Kenya

Tsavo National Park

Tsavo National Park
Kenyan Sunset

Kenya

Lake Naivasha Safari

Lake Naivasha Safari

Kenya

Watamu

Watamu
Diani Beach

Kenya

Mombasa

Mombasa

Kenya

Samburu National Reserve

Samburu National Reserve

Types of Kenya holidays

Kenya Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays
Elephants on safari

Kenya Tours

Tours

Kenya Safaris

Kenya Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions

Flights to Kenya take around 8 hours and 30 minutes. There are currently daily direct flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi with British Airways and Kenya Airways, and various indirect flights to Nairobi and Mombasa from various UK airports year-round.

Yes. The departure tax is around $40 (£30) when you leave Kenya. For internal flights, you will need to pay $2.50 (£2) per person per flight. In most cases, this will be included in your airfare, but check before you travel. 

There are 54 national parks and reserves in Kenya. These include Aberdare, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Meru, Mount Kenya, Nairobi, the Masai Mara, Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, as well as various national reserves and marine parks.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Kole Kole Swimming pool

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa

Mombasa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,069 pp

Baobab Beach Resort and Spa
Swimming pool

Voyager Beach Resort

Mombasa

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,219 pp

Voyager Beach Resort
Tent Bedroom

Governors' Il Moran Camp

Masai Mara

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,419 pp

Governors' Il Moran Camp

Little Governors' Camp

Masai Mara

H&J Rating

Guide Price

£1,279 pp

Little Governors' Camp

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