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  • A leopard in Masai Mara National Park
  • A large Acacia tree backlit against a Kenyan sunset
  • Masai tribesmen are always a highlight on your Kenya safari.
  • Flamingos on Lake Nakuru are one of many highlights on your Kenya vacation.
  • Male Cheetah

Our Kenya Vacations and Tours

Kenya as synonymous with wildlife (and to some, perhaps marathon runners) and rightly so. A Kenya safari really is one of the foremost ways to see wild animals in their natural habitat, in wildlife reserves and national parks. Kenya is a country of diverse landscapes with sweeping plains where the animal kingdom roams free. There are also majestic snow-capped mountains (Mount Kenya is the second highest peak on the African continent after Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching 5200 metres/17,050 feet) as well as tropical palm-fringed beaches next to coral reefs along the Indian Ocean coast. The Central Highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley from north to south. It can all be enjoyed on a Kenya vacation.

Kenya Trip Highlights


Nairobi, a thriving modern capital located in the south of Kenya, is usually the starting point en route to a Kenya safari. The centre of the city has many modern high rise buildings and a number of parks and gardens of which the best known is Uhuru Park. Both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya can be seen on a clear day from Nairobi. While here, consider a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the Danish author who wrote “Out of Africa.” The Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi attracts many visitors, with its open air seating and specialty selection of game meats. 

Kenya Safari

Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the world’s wildest game, making Kenya ‘the home of the safari.’ The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. There are numerous parks and reserves for your game viewing safari. Most offer the opportunity to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) along with most all of Africa’s best known animal and bird life. With 11% of the world’s species, some 1089 different varieties, Kenya’s birding is also among the best in the world. There are several types of accommodation to choose from – lodges, tented camps, and resorts. One can try a fly-in Kenyan safari from Nairobi directly into Amboseli or Maasai Mara National Parks. Most Kenya safaris are undertaken in vehicles with around eight passengers and an experienced game tracker/guide who is also the driver.

Kenya National Parks and Safaris

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara is a large national park situated in the south west corner of Kenya bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania and sharing the same ecosystem. The annual wildebeest migration here is a natural cycle that replenishes and renews the grasslands of East Africa. This is one of the remarkable wildlife attractions that make Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. The migration which also includes zebra and gazelle starts northbound around July and returns southbound around October. The migration can be experienced on early morning game drives in customized vehicles, walking safaris with Maasai warrior guides, horseback safaris in areas surrounding the Mara, or even on a hot air balloon safari over the herds. The park has 570 different species of birds for the bird watching enthusiast when travelling to Kenya. Maasai Mara is also home to the endangered black rhino. It also ranks among Africa’s best destinations for seeing big cats, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site located to the east of the Great Rift Valley, about 175 kilometres/110 miles north east of Nairobi. Mount Kenya is an important water tower, providing water for about 50% of the country’s population and produces 70% of Kenya’s hydroelectric power. Animal sightings here on a Kenyan safari can include elephants, tree hyrax, white tailed mongoose, black fronted duiker, mole rat, bushbucks, waterbucks and elands. 

Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru National Park lies in Central Kenya, 140 kilometres/88 miles north-west of Nairobi in the Rift Valley. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with flamingos and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. There are around 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 different species.


The Aberdare National Park covers the higher areas of the Aberdare mountain ranges of Central Kenya. The topography is quite diverse with deep ravines that cut through the forested slopes. Animals easily observed in the park include the black rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white colobus monkey and sykes’ monkey. Visitors can also indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding when travelling to Aberdare with over 250 species of birds existing in this park.

On a Kenya Safari in Amboseli National Park


Amboseli National Park is also located in the Rift Valley. The ecosystem, mainly savannah grassland, spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet the Maasai tribes people and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro on a Kenya vacation.


Samburu National Reserve is a rugged and semi-desert park again located in the Rift Valley. Due to its remote distance and the fact that it was inaccessible for many years, the park has retained a naturally serene feeling. Besides the numerous wildlife found in this game reserve, the park is also a bird haven. You are guaranteed to see cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, dik-diks, zebra, giraffe and oryx. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river on a Kenyan safari.

Other places to visit on a Kenya vacation

Something that can be a welcome addition to your Kenya safari is to head to the coast to unwind on the Indian Ocean. Mombasa is an atmospheric port offering white sand beaches and coral reefs. The air here is filled with the scent of spices and you will often see locals in colourful traditional clothing. The Old Town is very attractive with its narrow winding streets. Another well known resort is Lamu Island, reached by ferry or air from Mombasa or air from Nairobi. It is known for its buildings made of coral stone and mangrove timber and for its corridors, verandas and elaborately carved wooden doors. Diani Beach, 30 kilometres/18 miles south of Mombasa has a 10 kilometre/6 mile long beach with sparkling white sands and lush greenery, an ideal stopover on a Kenya vacation.

Kenya Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Kenya travel.

Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!


 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Engaging with Traditional Peoples on An African Safari

What is the Great Migration and When is the Best Time to Go On an East Africa Vacation?

Choosing the Perfect Safari in East Africa

Flamingos Galore and More, in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

African Safari: How To Choose Your Ideal Safari Destination

Kenya’s Samburu National Park is Teeming with Wildlife!

A Short Trip to Nairobi National Park in Kenya

Mount Kenya National Park – Walking, Climbing, and Animal Viewing

Mombasa, Kenya is the Perfect Aprés Safari Destination

Get to Know Amboseli National Park on Your Kenya Vacation

Ecotourism Destinations: East Africa

Witness the Great Migration in East Africa

Why We Love Kenya

Extend Your Trip

After your African Safari, why not consider one of Goway's Europe tours or Egypt tours en route from Kenya or perhaps a stopover in Dubai on one of our United Arab Emirates tours



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