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Kenya Safari Holidays

One of the prides of the African continent. After trekking through the Masai Mara and meeting lions, giraffes and wildebeests, head to the shores of the warm Indian Ocean to unwind and reminisce.

Home to some of Africa’s best wildlife, dramatic landscapes, rich and colourful culture and beautiful Indian-Ocean beaches, Kenya is the ideal destination for first-timers, honeymooners, families and seasoned safari hands alike. The big-game-rich Masai Mara attracts all the attention, but the country is dotted with pioneering wildlife conservancies, as well as a host of beautiful national parks.

End of the migration, Masai Mara, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya
Kenya Leopard, Talek River in Masai Mara, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya

Highlights of the Masai Mara

  • Drive off road and explore on foot in one of the adjoining conservancies
  • Wake up to spectacular Out-of-Africa views at Angama Mara
  • Get close to the action of the Great Migration with a spotter and guide
Pair of lions, Ol Pejeta, Laikipia, Kenya
Laikipia, Kenya
Game drive, Loisaba Tented Camp, Laikipia
Loisaba Tented Camp, Laikipia, Kenya
Fly camping, El Karama, Laikipia, Kenya
Laikipia, Kenya

Highlights of Laikipia

  • Stay at owner-run lodges on pioneering wildlife conservancies
  • Witness rhino conservation in action; track endangered black rhinos
  • Take advantage of adventurous, family-friendly activities
Family Safari, Masai Mara, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya
Giraffes necking, Lewa, Laikipia, Kenya
Laikipia, Kenya
Looking out from small hill, near Sarara Camp, Matthews Range, Kenya
Matthews Range, Kenya
Sunset over the savannah, Masai Mara, Kenya
Masai Mara, Kenya
Elephants, Tsavo, Kenya
Tsavo, Kenya

Kenya Family Safaris

Combine all of Kenya’s highlights on a fun, family-friendly holiday that includes both spectacular wildlife and lots of activities. Go mountain biking, try horse riding and dive off waterfalls in Laikipia, before learning Maasai bush skills and spotting big cats in the conservancies of the Masai Mara.

Kenya’s interior offers a mix of adventure and wildlife for all ages, whilst the coast is the perfect place to unwind and relax on beautiful white beaches.

Some ideas for a family holiday in Kenya:

  • Adopt an orphaned elephant and visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi
  • At the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, visit the chimpanzee sanctuary, spot big cats and meet the last three surviving northern white rhinos
  • Try snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding and more from the beautiful beaches that carpet Kenya’s Indian-Ocean coast
  • Learn bush skills, such as tracking and making bows, under the tutelage of fantastically knowledgeable local guides
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Warriors in Evening, Samburu, Kenya
Samburu, Kenya
Gerenuk browsing, Samburu, Kenya
Gerenuk, Samburu, Kenya
Flamingos Lake, Logipi, Samburu, Kenya
Lake Turkana, Kenya

Highlights of Samburu & Meru

  • Stay at Elephant Watch Camp, home to Saba Douglas-Hamilton
  • Visit sacred singing wells in the Namunyak Conservancy
  • Explore the volcanic Lake Turkana by helicopter, camping on its shores

Explore Kenya

  • Laikipia
  • Masai Mara
  • Samburu
  • Lake Turkana
  • Amboseli, Chyulu Hills and Tsavo


Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Visit the Local Community

Take a tour of a local school, sit down to dinner with elders and interact with the local community with One Horizon.

Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Adopt an orphaned elephant and visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi.

Reteti Elephant Orphanage

Visit the Reteti Elephant Orphanage, where local Samburu people care for rescued elephant orphans.

Suggested camp

Outdoor Adventures

Go hiking, horse riding, camel trekking and mountain biking across this remote and little-visited region.

Suggested camp

Meet the Samburu People

Visit the traditional Samburu people, who live alongside wildlife conservancies.

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Visit the Singing Wells

Spend time at the local Singing Wells – sacred water sources that provide both the Samburu and their cattle with vital water, as well as the wildlife.

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Kenyan Adventure

Explore on camel-back, camping by rivers and jumping off waterfalls.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Visit the local children of Elephant Watch Camp

Gain an insight into growing up in the bush – hang out with the children from This Wild Life at Elephant Watch Camp.

Suggested camp stay

Coastal Adventures

Try sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding and more from the beautiful beaches that carpet Kenya’s Indian-Ocean coast.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

At the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, visit the chimpanzee sanctuary, spot big cats and meet the last two surviving northern white rhinos.

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Our experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Illona Cross

Illona has visited Kenya numerous times, as well as spending time in the Masai Mara as a safari guide at one of the camps. Having explored much of the country and stayed at a variety of camps and lodges, she always enjoys the diversity of activities on offer, including her personal favourite, horse riding.

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Chris Johnston

Chris has explored much of Africa over the years, yet holds firm the belief that Kenya offers the best big-game experience in the world. He has walked, driven, mountain-biked, ridden and paddled past some of Africa’s most exciting wildlife whilst on safari in Kenya. And such is the style and comfort of the country’s lodges, all this was whilst within easy reach of an ice-cold G&T.

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