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Kenya

Home of the Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Companies:

    1212 operators
  • Capital:

    Nairobi
  • Population:

    38 million
  • Currency:

    Kenyan shilling
  • Total area:

    582,650 km² (224,962 miles²)
  • Wildlife:

    39 animals listed
  • Languages:

    English, Swahili
  • Airports:

    Nairobi (NBO)
    Mombasa (MBA)

Voltage and plug type

Type G (220V)

Type G (220V)

Recommended vaccinations

Typhoid Tetanus MMR
Hepatitis B Hepatitis A

Kenya map

About Kenya

Kenya is located in east Africa and is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. The savannah plains of Amboseli, the Maasai Mara and Tsavo are often what spring to mind when one pictures an African safari. It is heavily-reliant upon tourism and over 60% of its GDP comes from foreign tourists who come mainly for safaris and beach holidays. Kenya lies on the equator and its climate ranges from tropical in the coastal and lower-elevation areas to temperate and more arid in the highlands. Its weather is generally sunny and warm, with the lower humidity in the highlands making them particularly comfortable to travel in.

Kenya has a well-established tourism industry, much more than that of its neighbor, Tanzania, and visitors will have ample choice of professional tour operators from which to choose their Kenyan safari. Kenya is a country blessed with an abundance of terrain from which to choose, from open savannahs such as the Maasi Mara to equatorial forests to stunning beaches and coral reefs. Kenya is home to the African safari ‘big five’: buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. The term ‘big five’ originates from big game hunters who ranked these animals in terms of their difficulty to hunt. Those wishing to experience the great migration of the white-bearded wildebeest (also called the blue wildebeest) can witness this spectacle first-hand in the Maasai Mara when the migration passes into southern Kenya from July through late October. Over two million herbivores make their way north from the Serengeti in Tanzania into Kenya as they follow the annual rain patterns in their endless search of lusher, greener grass.

Kenya’s well-developed tourism infrastructure makes it an attractive option for first-time safari goers and for less-seasoned travelers. While Kenya accommodation generally tends to be slightly higher in price than that of its Tanzanian neighbor, its standards tend to be slightly higher than those of its southern neighbor. Kenya is highly recommended as an African safari destination for first-time and well-travelled safari goers alike. 

Big Time Safaris

Safari tour operator

16 reviews

Yascore 93

Since:
Jun 2006

Big time Safaris Limited offers budget camping and luxury lodge safari tour packages to the most beautiful Kenya parks: Masai Mara, Amboseli,Nakuru,Lamu island ,Mombasa hotels among other Africa... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 12 tour packages
Yascore 93

Since:
Jun 2006

Soin Africa Safaris

Safari tour operator

12 reviews

Yascore 93

Since:
Sep 2009

We offer safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda with our fully qualified guides. We are built on the belief that the key to creating a superb holiday is uncompromised attention to details, e... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 22 tour packages
Yascore 93

Since:
Sep 2009

Transtrek Safaris

Safari tour operator

11 reviews

Yascore 92

Since:
Apr 2013

Transtrek Safaris Ltd is a UK based Tour Organiser & Travel Agent offering you affordable adventure and safaris in East Africa. We also have an office in Kenya where we have our own vehicles and pr... read more

More reviews:
  • 5 photos
  • 9 tour packages
Yascore 92

Since:
Apr 2013

8 reviews

Yascore 92

Since:
May 1986

We are an ideal tours company offering safari packages across East Africa. Want to visit Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro crater and other amazing scenes in Kenya... read more

More reviews:
  • 1 photo
  • 4 tour packages
Yascore 92

Since:
May 1986

15 reviews

Yascore 91

Since:
Mar 2006

We are a tour operator registered in Kenya offering travelers a complete service of planning and operation of tours throughout East Africa. We specialise in private Safari Tours out of Nairobi a... read more

More reviews:
  • 0 photos
  • 17 tour packages
Yascore 91

Since:
Mar 2006

Kenya Tanzania Trips

Safari tour operator

8 reviews

Yascore 91

Since:
Jan 2015

Kenya Tanzania Safaris, Kenya Wildlife Tours, Tanzania Wildlife Trips, Kenya Tanzania Lodge Tours, Masai Mara Trips, Serengeti Tours, Wildebeest Migration Trips, Africa Holidays, Tourism, Culture, ... read more

More reviews:
  • 0 photos
  • 11 tour packages
Yascore 91

Since:
Jan 2015

Expedition Kenya Safari

Safari tour operator

2 reviews

Yascore 90

Since:
Jun 2012

Expedition Kenya Safari welcomes you with the same warm hospitality & warm smile that we would extend to you if you were to visit our personal village homes in Kenya. From the moment you get in tou... read more

More reviews:
  • 10 photos
  • 3 tour packages
Yascore 90

Since:
Jun 2012

e-Travel Management

Safari tour operator

8 reviews

Yascore 90

Since:
Mar 2002

e-Travel Management is one of the major tour operators in Kenya. With over 15 years of experience, we pride ourselves as the leader of the Kenya domestic market, employing more than 20 industry pro... read more

More reviews:
  • 0 photos
  • 21 tour packages
Yascore 90

Since:
Mar 2002

Beyond World Explorers

Safari tour operator

10 reviews

Yascore 90

Since:
Apr 2017

We pride ourselves in being one of Africa's finest adventure companies specializing in Africa Wildlife Lodge Camping Trips Holidays Safaris Tours Kenya and Tanzania, Beach Holidays in Mombasa Kenya... read more

More reviews:
  • 3 photos
  • 10 tour packages
Yascore 90

Since:
Apr 2017

Adventure Three Sixty Kenya

Safari tour operator

7 reviews

Yascore 90

Since:
Jan 2014

Adventure 360 is a tours and travel company located in Nairobi Kenya. Specialty is mainly in tailor made safaris according to ones wants and needs, this means you get exactly what you want may it b... read more

More reviews:
  • 8 photos
  • 13 tour packages
Yascore 90

Since:
Jan 2014

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