Destination

Kenya Holidays

Discover Africa's majestic wildlife

Kenya offers an exciting way to embrace new cultures and take in the sights and sounds of East Africa across dramatic valleys and idyllic savannahs. It’s perfect for families or budding adventurers looking to walk on the wild side.

Kenya is home to two huge National Parks where you can see a variety of beautiful wildlife including lions, elephants and rhinos. Visit at the right time of year and you can also witness the amazing Masai Mara migration, an event which is known as the “Greatest Show on Earth” and involves over a million animals. You also have the chance to see Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa which sits 5,895 metres above sea level in the distance across the border of Kenya in the lush lands of Tanzania.

Adventurous Holidays in Kenya

When it comes to your holiday, Hayes and Jarvis offer holidays to Kenya that are tailor made to suit your needs. Using insider knowledge and local recommendations, we can create the perfect holiday for you. Whether that’s prowling the plains of Africa on a safari jeep or relaxing on a beach with the warm white sand between your toes, at Hayes and Jarvis we want to give you an experience you will never forget.

Why not pair a Kenya safari with Madagascar and visit the home of the Lemur? This cuddly creature is unique to Madagascar and appears nowhere else in the world. Alternatively, combine our Kenya holidays with Cape Town in South Africa and enjoy the chance to spot some rare creatures in the crystal clear blue waters. Those who prefer some retail therapy can take in the sights and sounds of the iconic city of Johannesburg, the home of Nelson Mandela.

Destination Highlights
  • Savanna hot air balloon rides
  • Have breakfast with giraffes
  • Relax on quiet sandy beaches
  • Stay in safari park hotels
  • See the big five
  • Enjoy the Mombasa nightlife
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.”

Melissa

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 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

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.

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