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 just a safari, just a 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 an itinerary from scratch for you.
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.
13 comfy chalets on the beach on Lamu Island, with great pool and strong links with local village.
Msambweni Beach House
Msambweni Beach House is an exclusive boutique lodge on the southern Kenya coast.
Pinewood is a friendly medium-sized, great value hotel on beautiful white sands south of Diani.
At the edge of the Mathews Ranges in northern Laikipia, a wonderful luxury tented camp.
A stylish lodge on tribal lands just north of Samburu National Reserve in a stunning setting.
A small, friendly lodge at Lake Elementaita, 20 minutes from Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley.
Mara Safari & Beach Holiday
12 days from £2,055 pp
A perfect combination of Kenya's best game viewing and a week at an idyllic beach location.
Luxury Kenya Bush & Beach
8 days from £2,575 pp
Stylish accommodation, first class game viewing in the Masai Mara, and a private coastal retreat.
Kenya Safari & Beach
11 days from £1,270 pp
The perfect safari and beach combination, with ample spent time in both locations.
Masai Mara Big Cat Safari
6 days from £1,510 pp
Come and meet the big cats of the Masai Mara!
Kenya Adventure Camping Safari
8 days from £1,455 pp
Superb game viewing in the Masai Mara and Amboseli staying in good value adventure camps.