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Nairobi safaris, tours & holiday packages

One of Africa's busiest cities

Despite chaotic traffic, Nairobi has good restaurants and lodges and there's plenty to do for a day or two before or after your safari

Nairobi's traffic is congested and the city centre is chaotic come 5pm on a Friday afternoon. Like most badly or under-developed cities in Africa, it has been forced to break up into sections that are self-sufficient in both the commercial and private sectors.

Good restaurants and even a national park within the city make Nairobi an easy place to spend a day or two at either end of your safari. There are attractions, activities and enough infrastructure to support an industry that looks after a million visitors to Kenya each year. Enjoy a visit to an elephant orphanage, explore the history of famous colonial explorers and adventures like Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton, or enjoy good locally grown Kenyan coffee. If you're brave enough to explore Nairobi nightlife make sure you know where you're going and how you're getting back.

Popular Nairobi safaris

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

Masai Mara wildlife discovery

The Masai Mara is the world's most prolific game viewing area for big cats and the Great Migration

$ 6,617

£ 4,976

R 89,387

5,676

per person

10 days

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

$ 4,600

£ 3,460

R 62,140

3,946

per person

7 days

East Africa big cat safari

This safari to the Serengeti and Masai Mara in East Africa is all about big cats – lots of them and up close for outstanding photographs

$ 7,735

£ 5,817

R 104,489

6,635

per person

10 days

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

Price on Request

per person

11 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

Price on Request

per person

13 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

$ 16,865

£ 12,684

R 227,824

14,466

per person

16 days

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.

$ 5,785

£ 4,351

R 78,148

4,962

per person

10 days

Masai Mara safari adventure

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

$ 3,170

£ 2,384

R 42,822

2,719

per person

7 days

Samburu's Special Five, rhino and bongo

Even if you've seen the Big Five and the Great Migration, you'll appreciate the different beauty of animals like reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra, gerenuk and bongo

$ 6,154

£ 4,628

R 83,132

5,279

per person

8 days

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.

Price on Request

per person

12 days
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More on Nairobi holidays

Getting to and from Jomo Kenyatta International and transfers between the local Wilson and International airports are sometimes disrupted by bad traffic or an accident. Always allow enough time in Nairobi to
get around and choose your accommodation according to your schedule. If you're booked on an early departure from Wilson Airport to Amboseli, for example, there's no need to overnight all the way across the city when getting there and back will be a bit of a traffic nightmare. 

There are many options for lodgings in Nairobi, from the intriguing – and popular – Giraffe Manor and Ngong House to bigger city hotels like The Palacina, The Norfolk and House of Waine.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Nairobi

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

Is it okay to drink the water?

In some parts of Southern Africa it is safe to drink the tap water, however it is highly recommended to stick to bottled water (mostly supplied) during your trip as even drinkable African water is completely different in taste and… go there.

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