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Kenya Safari Holidays

Kenya is where the safari concept began. The word ‘safari’ itself even stems from the local Swahili dialect for ‘journey’. Kenya safari holidays are no ordinary journey. Here, wildlife roams the grassy open plains in front of majestic snow-capped mountains, nature’s wilderness contrasts with absolute luxury, and safari adventure combines all too well with a relaxing stay at the beach. It’s the combination of wildlife, natural beauty and value that has seen Kenya flourish spectacularly to justify its position as one of the best-known safari destinations in the world.

The Kenya Safari Experience

  • Spot the Big Five and Track Big Cats in the Masai Mara with expert Maasai guides
  • The Great Migration (July to October)
  • Rhino Conservation in the Lewa Conservancy
  • Beach Relaxation
  • Explore the Chyulu Hills on horseback or mountain bike for an alternative safari experience.

Why Natural World Safaris for your Kenya Safari?

Using first-hand knowledge to tailor your Kenya safari to steer clear of the mass market, our excellent range of personally and privately run camps, lodges and bespoke experiences, means you can tailor-make your own unique itinerary to meet your specific requirements. Despite being Africa’s most celebrated safari holiday destination, there are a variety of luxury experiences offering huge scope of choice in Kenya and we endeavour to place you away from the tourist hordes.

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How much does Kenya cost?

For an exclusive 7-day safari in Kenya, we recommend a starting price of £7,750 per person. This will generally include accommodation at two camps, transfers and excursions including a hot air balloon ride. If you are looking to stay in some of Kenya’s most iconic and luxurious lodges, you’ll need to increase the budget to £17,500 per person including top quality guides, private light-aircraft transfers and access to three of the country’s most impressive reserves.

When to go to Kenya?

Kenya’s equatorial setting enjoys year-round warm weather and relatively low annual rainfall. However, with a range of altitudes and the country’s two rainy seasons, it is possible you will experience some variation depending on when and where you visit. The best time to see the Big Five is during the peak safari season from July to October; the cool dry winter means less vegetation for wildlife to hide behind. The lack of rain means wildlife will congregate around the lakes and rivers, not straying too far from the little water left. Leopards spend most of their time in trees, so are easier to spot with fewer leaves. Read more about when to go to Kenya.

Where to stay in Kenya?

Kenya enjoys a huge variety of accommodation types to suit anyone from families to honeymooners. Whether you are looking for something rustic or more luxurious, our chosen lodges are expertly placed to ensure they perfectly complement the natural environment. Discover our Top 10 best Kenya Safari Lodges.


Phoenix Marshall

Africa Team Leader

Phoenix Marshall

Africa Team Leader

Top Tip

Do you want to learn about the conservation work to save the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, but can’t afford the price tag on staying at Giraffe Manor? We can book you a driver to take you to Giraffe Centre, where you can learn about these incredible animals and get the chance to feed them with the beautiful manor house as the backdrop!

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Kenya Safari Holidays FAQs

What to Wear on Safari in Kenya?

Avoid wearing brightly coloured clothes, they can attract insects and too much attention from wildlife, often scaring them away. Instead, choose trousers, tops, jumpers, and jackets in neutral hues. What to Pack for Safari.

How many days for a Kenya safari?

The ideal duration for a Kenyan safari hinges upon your preferences, available time, budget, and whether this marks your initial safari experience. It is recommended to allocate 7 to 9 days within parks to enhance the likelihood of encountering a diverse array of wildlife. National Parks provide exciting day game drives, while concessions offer additional options like walking safaris, night drives, and cultural visits. Safaris start early and involve two activities daily, like morning and night game drives. For families with kids, shorter stays in locations with diverse activities are advised. Lodge guides are excellent with children, ensuring an engaging experience.

Are Kenya Safaris Safe?

Yes, Kenya safaris are generally considered safe for tourists. The country offers well-organised safari experiences facilitated by experienced operators. By adhering to park regulations, staying informed, and exercising common sense, you can enjoy a secure and pleasurable trip.

Can I drink tap water in Kenya?

Unfortunately, we cannot recommend you drink the tap water in Kenya as the supply is not reliable. Stick to bottled water to avoid getting ill due to contamination.