Kenya Holidays Packages - Packages, Itineraries & Cost
What’s the best way to describe Kenya? In a snapshot, Kenya is a holiday destination that offers stunning wildlife encounters, pristine sandy beaches, rich cultural experiences, and an amazing climate to enjoy it all. Kenya offers the ideal combination of adventure, fun, and relaxation.
But what is the best time to plan a holiday to Kenya? How much does an all-inclusive trip to Kenya cost? And which are the best holiday destinations to visit in Kenya?
In this article, we will cover all this and guide you through the wonders of this country. We will also share our Kenya holiday packages.
How to Contact Us to Start Planning Your Holiday to Kenya With Us
For a Kenya holiday experience like no other, we invite you to contact us via phone or WhatsApp at +254-704-532-105. You can also connect with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Our Senior Consultant, James Gatheru, will discuss a Kenya holiday package that meets your needs.
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On a Kenya trip with us, you will explore the best that Kenya has to offer from the big 5 to its diverse wilderness reserves, its pristine beaches along the Indian Ocean, its vibrant Swahili culture, Maasai traditions and more.
Kenyan Coastal Escapes: Indian Ocean Beaches
Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline is a dream come true for beach lovers holidaying in Kenya. From beautiful beaches to crystal-clear waters and stunning coral reefs, Kenya’s coastal paradise is perfect for relaxation and water activities.
Mombasa, a scenic city along the Kenyan East Africa coast, hosts some of Kenya’s most sought-after beaches and beach resorts. Here, you can:
- Soak up the sun on the bright sands, surrounded by swaying palm trees
- Indulge in water sports like windsurfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, diving, and sailing
- Enjoy go-karting, cinema, and bowling at the Nyali Theatre
- Visit Fort Jesus, a 16th-century fortress built by the Portuguese to protect Mombasa’s port from invaders.
- Explore the cosmopolitan atmosphere and centuries of African history influenced by British, Arab, and Portuguese occupation
Diani Beach, a popular coastal gem, makes for an ideal destination for those seeking a relaxing Kenyan holiday. With Moi International Airport just a short flight away, Kenya beaches, including the world-renowned Diani Beach, are closer than you think.
Cultural Experiences: Swahili History and Maasai Traditions
Dive into Kenya’s rich cultural heritage through visits to historical sites and interactions with local communities. The Swahili people, a mix of the locals and Arabs, have a fascinating history that has shaped Kenya’s rich culture. Lamu, the oldest Swahili town, is a must-visit destination to appreciate the unique blend of Bantu and Arabic influences. Everything from their dress, cuisine, lifestyle and architecture reflects this captivating culture.
Kenya’s diverse cultural tapestry also includes the Maasai people, distinguished by their colourful attire and traditional practices. As a part of the Maasai tribe, cattle herding, beadwork, and traditional dances are just a few of the customs that the Maasai people have maintained over the centuries. Until recently, a Maasai boy could only become a Maasai warrior by single-handedly killing a lion. With wildlife conservation in place, Maasais no longer kill lions but co-exist with wild animals in the parks.
Kenya’s rich history and vibrant cultures come together to create truly unforgettable holidays. Whether you’re exploring ancient Swahili towns or engaging with Maasai warriors, you’ll leave with a newfound appreciation for the cultural treasure that is Kenya.
Thrilling Safari Tours
A Kenyan safari promises excitement with an array of tour options tailored to your preferences. From mini-bus adventures that take you through the savannah to luxurious 4×4 experiences that offer unrivalled comfort, there’s a safari tour for every intrepid traveller.
We have an array of overland safari itineraries through Kenya’s wildlife and national parks and the coast. A 6-day, 5-night tour, for example, starts the moment you land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. This tour package takes you to three wilderness destinations aka the Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, and the Masai Mara.
Our 13-day luxury bush and beach holiday is an excellent choice if you want to combine wilderness experiences with beachside retreats. This itinerary takes you to the beautiful Ol Pejeta Conservancy where you can spot the endangered black rhino, leopards, lions, and African wild dogs. From there you’ll head to the remote Samburu Game Reserve for a chance to see the unique Generuk and reticulated giraffes. Then it’s off to Masai Mara and finally Diani Beach for some sun and fun.
If you’re seeking an unforgettable group tour experience consider our 4-day tour in Kenya that starts with a stop by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to befriend some elephants. Then it’s off to the Masai Mara for game drives, relaxation, and cultural tours to a Masai village.
Adventure Beyond Safaris
Beyond safaris, Kenya provides adrenaline-fueled adventures to satisfy a wide range of interests. Hiking Mount Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, will take you through breathtaking landscapes and challenge your physical limits. For a more leisurely exploration, consider visiting the Rift Valley lakes, where you can marvel at the geological wonders and diverse ecosystems that have shaped this region.
For those keen on supporting the local economy and preserving the environment, eco-tourism presents an engaging alternative. By participating in eco-tours and engaging with indigenous communities, you can learn about their traditional practices, sustainable lifestyles, and unique perspectives on the world.
From scaling Mount Kenya to participating in eco-tourism experiences, Kenya holidays offer adventures beyond the traditional safari that cater to various interests and abilities.
Discovering Kenya's Wildlife Wonders
Kenya is renowned for its incredible game parks with top attractions comprising the Maasai Mara, Amboseli, Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Nairobi National Park. And with Kenya Airways flying into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from London Heathrow, your adventure is just a flight away.
A game drive or hot air balloon ride is perfect for witnessing the awe-inspiring Great Migration at the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The great migration is about millions of wildebeest and other animals traversing the plains in search of greener pastures. All the while dodging hungry predators on land and in the water.
Maasai Mara National Reserve presents an exciting opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’ – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos. Can you imagine the thrill of seeing these majestic creatures up close in their natural habitat?
Amboseli National Park, located just under 4 hours from Kenya’s capital Nairobi, is home to all the big cats, African elephants, giraffes, and other wild animals. You don’t have to choose one park over the other—you can spend a day or two exploring one park and then hop on the easily available connecting flights to another park for more wildlife experiences. Better yet, head down to Kenya’s coast to unwind on a beautiful beach.
Accommodation Options: Lodges, Camps, and Hotels
Kenya offers a plethora of accommodation options, from luxury lodges and tented camps to beach resorts. With customizable packages to suit your preferences, you’ll find the perfect place to rest and recharge after a day of adventure.
Entim Camp, a small and exclusive tented camp accommodation, offers 12 luxury ensuites surrounded by the stunning Maasai Mara National Reserve. For a more immersive experience in the heart of the wilderness, consider staying at Little Governors’ Camp, a luxury tented camp with 17 tents nestled in the Masai Mara. Budget travellers can consider staying at Enchoro Wildlife Camp Masai Mara.
If you prefer the bustling city scene, Nairobi city offers a range of highly-rated hotels, such as the Nairobi Serena Hotel and Crowne Plaza Nairobi Airport, both rated 9.2/10 Wonderful. No matter your preference, you’ll find the perfect home away from home on your Kenya holiday.
Getting Around Kenya: Flights, Rental Cars, and More
Taking a trip around Kenya is effortless, thanks to the numerous transportation options available. Domestic flights offer a convenient way to travel between cities, allowing you to explore more of Kenya’s diverse landscapes and national parks in a shorter time.
For those who prefer to explore at their own pace, a rental car (preferably with a driver) is a cost-effective and flexible option. It allows you to customize your itinerary and discover hidden gems. Alternatively, guided tours provide a more structured experience, where knowledgeable guides can share their expertise on Kenya’s culture, history, and natural wonders.
With so many transportation options available, your Kenya holiday can be tailored to suit your travel plans and preferences, ensuring a memorable and worry-free experience with inclusive holidays.
Culinary Delights: Local Markets and Regional Cuisines
A tour of local markets and a taste of regional delicacies allows you to enjoy Kenya’s diverse culinary offerings. The Maasai Market, Malindi Market, and Masai Craft Market are just a few of the vibrant markets where you can find fresh produce, spices, crafts, and souvenirs.
Traditional Kenyan dishes, such as ugali (maize porridge), Nyama Choma (grilled meat), and Irio (mashed peas and potatoes), offer a taste of the country’s rich culinary heritage. Nairobi, the bustling capital city, is also home to a variety of international cuisines, including Italian, Indian, Chinese, and Mexican, ensuring that there’s something to satisfy every palate.
The “dawa” cocktail is a favourite among locals and is considered a national drink. The cocktail comprises honey, lime and ginger mixed in warm water. For those looking for a twist, warm water is replaced by vodka, white sugar, and ice.
From sampling local delicacies at markets to dining at world-class restaurants, Kenya’s culinary delights promise a memorable experience for your palate.
Travel Tips: Best Time to Visit, Currency, and Languages
For a serene Kenya holiday, consider planning your visit during quieter periods like the end of June and early July, or early December. Keep in mind that the warmest month is January, while June and July offer cooler temperatures. The local currency is the Kenyan Shilling, and it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the exchange rates and local customs regarding tipping and bargaining before your trip.
English and Swahili are the two official languages of Kenya, with English widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas. When planning your trip, ensure that your passport has a minimum validity of six months beyond your planned return date. Do well to check official government websites for up-to-date visa requirements.
With these expert tips in mind, you’re ready to embark on an unforgettable Kenya holiday.
From its awe-inspiring game reserves and pristine Indian Ocean beaches to its vibrant culture and thrilling adventures, Kenya offers a holiday experience like no other. With our expert tips, diverse accommodation options, and convenient transportation choices, you can plan the perfect Kenya holiday. Are you ready to embark on a life-changing journey to this captivating destination?
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Best Month To Go to Kenya?
The best month to go to Kenya is from June to October when the weather is perfect for safari and beach holidays.
Is Kenya Good for a Holiday?
Kenya is the perfect African safari holiday destination offering stunning landscapes, incredible wildlife and a welcoming culture. With breathtaking views of Mount Kenya, abundant wildlife, and gorgeous coastlines, it should be at the top of your travel wish list.
What Is the Most Popular Holiday in Kenya?
Jamhuri Day (also called Independence Day), celebrated on December 12th, is the most popular holiday in Kenya. It marks when the country became a republic in 1964, one year and six months after gaining internal self-rule from the United Kingdom in 1963.
How Many Days Required for Kenya Trip?
You’ll need a minimum of 10 days to get an overview of the highlights Kenya has to offer. Two weeks is ideal for you to experience a range of activities and landscapes in-depth. Combine wildlife, culture and relaxing experiences by spending time in Masai Mara before taking a trip to the tribal lands of Samburu and then heading down to Diani Beach.
What Are the Best Wildlife Reserves To Visit in Kenya?
Be sure to visit the incredible Maasai Mara, Amboseli National Park, Nairobi National Park and Samburu Game Reserve. These are some of the best game reserves in Kenya.