Kenya safari tours
Experience the unique romance of Kenya – a land of sun-baked plains, lush forests and expansive grasslands, immortalised in films like ‘Out of Africa’ and ‘Born Free’. For a classic safari experience, there’s nowhere better.
Head out on a thrilling game drive in the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. Track the Big Five - lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo - and come face to face with these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Marvel at the colourful spectacle of the thousands of powder-pink flamingos of Lake Nakuru, and admire the gentle grace of the elephants that roam around Amboseli National Park.
It’s not all wildlife, though. Kenya is also home to some of Africa’s most beautiful beaches – picture soft white sands lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. A couple of days beside the water makes the perfect ending to your Kenya safari.
Why choose one of our Kenya holidays
Our Kenya safari tours are designed to give you maximum wildlife-watching time. From the famous plains of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve to Amboseli National Park (with its dramatic backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro), we’ve handpicked the parks and reserves that’ll give you the greatest chance of spotting the country’s renowned wildlife.Each safari is accompanied by a local Titan tour manager, who’ll be able to give you extra insight into life here. The hotels and lodges you’ll stay in are all handpicked by our team, offering warm welcomes and, often, spectacular settings.You can choose to add a few nights in Mombasa to the end of your Kenya holiday. Safaris involve plenty of early mornings and lengthy drives, so a spell beside the clear waters of the Indian Ocean is ideal for unwinding afterwards.
Where do I fly from and to?
At the moment, our Kenya safari tours fly in and out of Nairobi, and depart from London Heathrow. For the latest flight information, check our tour pages or speak to our travel advisors. The flight time from London to Kenya is approximately 8 hours 30 minutes.
What are the hotel options for Kenya safaris?
We handpick all accommodation on our tours – and name them, so you can see exactly where you’ll be staying. Take a look at tour pages for specific hotel information, or give our travel advisors a call.
What’s the local transport like?
We use 4WD vehicles for our Kenya tours (the best option for Kenya’s often-bumpy roads).
Aberdare National Park
Given the vast array of wildlife to be found on holidays to Kenya, it should be little surprise it is often referred to as the best safari destination in the world, so in coming here you'll be able to glimpse creatures that you have previously only ever seen on nature documentaries. Visit the Aberdare National Park and you can be certain of seeing some captivating creatures. Buffalos, black rhinos and baboons all call the park home, as do hundreds of species of birds, including the golden-winged sunbird. Elephants are typically found around waterholes and salt licks, and these majestic creatures are often an intimidating presence for other creatures who are looking to get a drink. Situated in Kenya's central highlands, the park encompasses a wide variety of landscapes - ranging from bamboo forests to towering mountain peaks - so a trip here is the perfect chance to capture dramatic natural scenery on your camera.
Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha
Even more fantastic wildlife can be seen at Lake Nakuru National Park. Regarded as something of an ornithologist's paradise, every year thousands of flamingos come here to feed on the algae that live in the body of water. However, by going on a big game drive you can also spot black and white rhinos, lions and leopards. Lake Naivasha National Park, meanwhile, contains a similarly diverse array of wildlife. Keen birdwatchers will be in their element here as more than 400 species - including woodpeckers, cuckoos and hawks - have been seen flying in the vicinity. However, there are also plenty of land-based mammals to keep an eye out for, among them hippos and colobus monkeys. From here, you can visit Crescent Island - a private game sanctuary situated in a partially-submerged volcanic crater - where herds of zebras and gazelles roam, before spending the night in a comfortable lodge.
Maasai Mara National Reserve
While the above reserves make for splendid safari trips, they perhaps pale in comparison to the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve - or the Mara as it is referred to by the locals. The famous wildlife migration take place between August to October and sees millions of wildebeest, zebras and other creatures cross over the Mara River in the search for fresh grazing pastures. Here, you'll find all of Africa's 'Big Five' creatures - lions, black rhinos, elephants, buffalo and leopards - as well as other animals such as crocodiles and baboons, so in any direction that you look on this classic Kenya safari, you're bound to see something exciting.
There is much more to Kenya holidays than just amazing safari excursions. You can travel to Nairobi - the country's capital - and visit attractions such as Uhuru Gardens and the Nairobi National Museum, before relaxing in your luxury hotel. You may even get the chance to meet members of the Maasai tribe during your trip, who are perhaps best known for their brightly coloured outfits and traditional jumping dance.
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Our award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travellers.