Adventure holidays in Kenya

kenya overlanding Take an overlanding trip for an adventurous holiday | Credit: My Overlanding Adventure

Kenya offers many options to adventurous travellers.

For budget-conscious travellers, exploring the country on public transport can be an adventure in itself. Rift Valley lakes such as Naivasha and Baringo offers plenty of opportunities for visiting wildlife-rich areas on foot or by boat, as do Kakamega and Saiwa Swamp National Park in the far west, and parts of the coast. For a more curated budget adventure, join an overland truck safari to the major reserves, or one of the occasional departures to remote Lake Turkana, set in the northern deserts bordering Ethiopia.

For those with fewer budget restrictions, an excellent option is a camelback safari through the little-visited Mathews Range in the vast Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. Horseback and walking safaris are conducted in several of the individual conservancies on the Laikipia Plateau. The premier hiking destination is Mount Kenya, whose glacial peak is the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Diving and snorkelling are available in all the main coastal resorts.


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A relaxed safari holiday in Kenya

Sit back and relax in Kenya Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline offers ideal conditions for chilling out. The most popular resorts are Diana, Malindi and Watamu. These resorts also boast a fine array of restaurants specialising in seafood and other international cuisines. The interior of Kenya is suited to a feet-up kind of holiday. The best way to keep a safari relatively relaxed is to visit fewer places and stay at least three nights at each of them to really immerse yourself in the…

Beach and bush safari holidays in Kenya

A bush and beach safari is the best way to enjoy all the wonderful facets of Kenya Kenya is ideally suited to a beach and bush holiday. Indeed, you could say that it is tailor-made for this combination of activities. Safari options are covered in detail elsewhere on this website, but we would broadly recommend 7-10 days on safari, ideally split between two or three major reserves, broken up with overnight stays at Lake Nakuru and/or one of the Tree Hotels of the Aberdares and Mount…

An active holiday in Kenya

Horseback riding in Kenya | Credit: Mario Moreno for Elewana Collection The two most popular activities in Kenya are safaris and beach holidays. Since the former generally involves long hours being driven through the bush in search of animals, and the latter is all about chilling out and doing as little as possible, neither is inherently well suited to active travellers. That said, except during the long rains, Kenya’s climate makes it ideal for outdoor activities, and there are…


Popular Kenya Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

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Africa's biggest elephant and the endangered Hunter's hartebeest

Search for the almost extinct hirola antelope in Tsavo East, find Africa's largest elephants and visit Chyulu Hills to see Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak...

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HerdTracker Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

Witness the wildebeest migration in Kenya's iconic Masai Mara National Reserve with HerdTracker...

 | Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

Kenya family safari - Bush and Beach Itinerary

It's easy to see why so many visitors flock to Kenya from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations....

Elephant Herd | Best of Africa Safari (EA 16 days)

Best of Africa safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango Delta – one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders – to the endangered mountain gorillas and East Africa's Great Migration...

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Masai Mara safari adventure

Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve...

Wildebeest Migration | The Migration River Crossings July to September

The Migration River Crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River in an epic struggle for survival...

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Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife experiences – mountain gorillas and the Great Migration – on one unforgettable safari...

The Uganda Hills | The complete East Africa experience (EA 13 days)

The complete East Africa experience

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, to sailing above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon and meeting mountain gorillas...

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10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya, then travel to Zambia to witness Victoria Falls, ending your adventure at Hwange National Park....

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Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one of the grandest stages of them all...