Tailor-made Kenya holidays
Holidays in Kenya have long been one of the most popular African holidays, often combined with a beach stay. It is indeed still an excellent choice for a safari holiday, but in the last few years has 'grown up' to offer a lot more than the fairly standard fare for which it had become known.
Safaris in Kenya are not all about mass market package holidays, and even the beach holiday options are far better than they were, with a selection of small boutique hotels and guest houses dotted along the coasts and islands. It has become a very good ecotourism and fair trade destination with many successful conservation projects also in action. Many of the Kenya safari lodges that Tribes uses have no permanent footprint on the land and are owned by local communities who benefit directly from tourism in Kenya.
Kenya's most famous wildlife highlight is the Masai Mara Game Reserve, best known for the annual wildebeest migration and big cats. Kenya safari holidays here will definitely bring you close to some fantastic wildlife and we can find camps away from the crowded areas.
However there is more to Kenya safari holidays than just the Mara. Just have a look at all the regions on the left of the page for more ideas.
And of course there is Kenya's 480km coastline which is the classic image of a tropical paradise; sweeping sand beaches bordering Indian Ocean waters teeming with colourful marine life and dotted with idyllic islands. Lamu islands are popular with Tribes clients, being a quieter option than the mainland coast and with a fascinating Swahili history.
Tribes arranges many different types of Kenya holidays. Whether you want a Masai Mara safari, a quite beach holiday, or a combination of a safari and beach holiday, we can suggest the right itinerary for you. You can use our itinerary suggestions below, or simply contact us to plan your own Kenyan safari and beach holiday.
7 days from £2,500 pp.
A safari to remember combining three spectacular wildlife destinations: Laikipia, Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara.
Save the Elephant Safari
13 days from £3175 pp
Calling all elephant-lovers! This is the trip for you.
Kenya Wilderness Experience
7 days from £2,195 pp.
This is a classic combination of three top quality safari locations staying at comfortable Porini camps throughout.
Saruni Samburu and Mara
7 days from £2895 pp
A 2-centre safari with expert Samburu and Masai guides, a superb wildlife and cultural experience.
Remote and Rare
12 days from £4020 pp
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter some of Africa's most endangered species in 3 different locations.
Karisia Walking Safari
5 days from £1510 pp
Get close to nature on a walking safari in Laikipia. Samburu-led camels carry your bags, and you dine by the camp fire each night.
An excellent tented safari camp in Amboseli with good links with the local Maasai community.
Classic luxury tented camp on the Mara River, well-known as the base for filming Big Cat Diary.
Il Ngwesi Lodge
An excellent and pioneering community-run lodge north of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
Karen Blixen Camp
A beautiful eco-friendly luxury camp on the banks of the Mara River.
Kicheche Bush Camp
A small luxury tented camp with just 6 tents in the Olare Orok Conservancy of northern Masai Mara.
Annual Wildebeest Migration
2 million wildebeest and zebra massed on the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains. An unmissable wildlife event!
"Sat in our jeep by a river with thousands of wildebeest massing on the other side, then they started to cross right in front of us, the noise, the smell, the sheer size of the herd, truly amazing". C.Morris.
Classic biplane scenic flight
How about a scenic flight over Kenya in a classic bi-plane?!
Meeting Tribal People
Experiences of meeting indigenous people of whatever tribe can be fascinating and inspiring.
It's a different world on safari in the dark, so make sure you see it.
Learn bush skills from your Maasai warrior guide in Kenya. Great fun for small and big kids alike!