Exciting things to do in Kenya
Things to do in Kenya tend to revolve generally around wildlife safaris or relaxing on the beautiful Indian Ocean beaches, but there are many specific experiences we can add to your tailor-made Kenya holiday. See some of our ideas below.
Annual Wildebeest Migration
Share your breakfast with a Rothschild’s giraffe
Don't expect to enjoy your breakfast in solitude at Giraffe Manor as a giraffe might well poke its head and long neck through the window to join you. Watch out for their long tongues, they can extend up to 50cm as they seek out tasty delicacies. (Grass pellets are a favourite, your full English breakfast is safe!)
When to go to Kenya
The best times to visit Kenya for most people are the drier months – avoiding April and May. If your focus is seeing the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara, you should visit between July and October, but be aware that this is the busiest time. Birdwatching is particularly good from about October to April when the migratory birds are in Kenya.Read more
11 days from £2,940pp plus international flights.
Enjoy the vast plains and wildlife of the Masai Mara. This is big cat country. End your holiday relaxing on a beach on Zanzibar.
- Game drives in Kenya's Masai Mara
- A must for cat lovers
- Stay at Governor's Camp of Big Cat Diary fame
- See the wildebeest migration (July to Oct)
- Relax on the tropical Zanzibar island
- Go snorkelling, diving and kayaking
Places to go in Kenya
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
The Masai Mara is one of the world’s most famous safari destinations. The diverse wildlife provides excellent game viewing, and some say it’s the jewel in Kenya’s crown.
Naivasha, Nakuru & the Rift Valley
The freshwater and soda lakes of Kenya’s Rift Valley offer dramatic scenery, a chance for relaxation, and some usual features such as steaming hot springs and, of course, wildlife.
Kenya Coast & Lamu
The Kenyan coast is a fabulous place to chill out on gorgeous beaches, swim in the Indian Ocean, and enjoy Swahili food, hospitality and culture.
In northern Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau, west of Mount Kenya, is now recognised as a stellar safari destination with a diverse choice of wildlife conservancies such as the famous Ol Pejeta and Lewa.
Best Places to stay in Kenya
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Kenya, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a much wider choice of Kenyan properties than we show.View more
Kicheche Bush Camp
Olare Motorogi Reserve, Masai Mara
Galu Beach, Kenya Coast
Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy
Facts and information
Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.
Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
GMT +3 hours
Visas are required for European passport holders.
Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.
Read more in our Tribes blog
The Tribes blog brings you regular articles written by our specialists, travellers or partners and conservationists in our destinations. We have a big collection of articles now, so have a mooch to find some interesting short reads.Explore more
Masai Mara National Reserve versus Masai Mara Wildlife Conservancies
Amanda Marks, Tribes Travel director, undertook a research trip to the Masai Mara and its adjacent private conservancies in the last two weeks of June.
On safari with Porini Lion Camp
Tribes' director Amanda Marks shares the safari experience of her stay at Porini Lion Camp in Kenya's Masai Mara.
The Singing Wells near Sarara Camp
I imagined the 'Singing Wells' to be named from some kind of natural phenomenon which caused wells or holes in the ground to make unusual sounds due to the wind.