Kenya - The Home Of The Safari

Kenya is the birthplace of the modern safari, the word safari means 'journey' in Swahili. And the Masai Mara is quite simply one of the best known game reserves in Africa, and not without good reason.

Explore The Landscapes Of Kenya

Rich in wildlife and home to the original safari experience, Kenya offers something for every type of traveller.

Holidays And Safaris In Kenya

Discover the abundance of natural beauty that Kenya has to offer with our selection of safari and coast experiences.

Wonderful Places To Stay In Kenya

From the simplest lodges through to complete luxury, there are some wonderful places to stay in Kenya.

This is classic big game country, rich with natures most feared predators. Game reserves and National Parks in Kenya (over 40 in total) such as the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu and Tsavo mean that parks, reserves and private conservancies account for 10% of Kenya's surface, spanning desert, grasslands and dense mountain forest.

But there is more to Kenya than just a 'regular' safari (if there is such a thing!). The various lakes afford an opportunity to see amazing birdlife, and also a traditional way of life for local fishermen on Lake Victoria. It is possible to combine wildlife with camel, horse and bicycle safaris in the Laikipia Plateau region. Walking, mobile and lower-budget adventure safaris are available throughout. Kenya has a great range of experiences for everyone.

The Kenyan coastline offers an exotic beach extension to your safari, with some beautiful beaches and some good quality hotels.

Watamu, north of Mombasa near Malindi, is one of Kenya's finest beaches and the site of a Marine National Park offering excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. South of Mombasa is Diani beach, 10km of soft, white sand.

The further north and south from Mombasa, the more remote and authentic it becomes, so a little extra effort and expense is well rewarded.

Kenya Travel Tips

We’ve put together a useful range of travel tips for Kenya which you can find here. For additional travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) please visit