Medical insurance in Kenya

It is recommended that you take comprehensive medical travel insurance, inclusive of air evacuation from remote areas. Be aware that some insurance policies may not cover paragliding or scuba diving other activities deemed to be hazardous, and it might also be null and void in areas subject to travel warnings by the British FCO or US state department.


Popular Kenya Safaris

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

Wildebeest Migration

The Migration River Crossings July to September

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the…

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

Search for the almost extinct hirola antelope in Tsavo East,…

The Uganda Hills

The complete East Africa experience

Enjoy East Africa's most celebrated highlights, from a…

Gorillas

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

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife…

10-day wilderness safari in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Experience the best of the migration and wildlife in Kenya,…

Elephant Herd

Best of Africa safari

Experience the best of Africa, from the Okavango…

Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania

See the beauty of nature's greatest wildlife spectacle on one…

Kenya free night offer: Mara and Ol Pejeta

If you have an adventurous spirit, don’t miss out on this…

Masai Mara safari adventure

Explore the jewel in Kenya's crown; the wildlife-rich Masai…

Lion cubs

Kenya’s top 3 southern attractions

Amboseli, Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara are southern Kenya's…


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