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Holidays and Safaris in Kenya

Expert Africa's sample itineraries in Kenya

Expert Africa's tailor-made safari trips and beach stays in Kenya offer an outstanding combination of rewarding photographic wildlife experiences with relaxing stays on white-sand beaches.

Select your interests, your regions and your choice of camps and lodges. Maximise your wildlife sightings by exploring Samburu, Laikipia or Meru and then head to the Maasai Mara for Africa's most prolific megafauna.

Or fly up to northern Kenya for engaging cultural encounters and wildlife tracking in the remote bush. Add a beach trip if you like, or book just a safari – it's entirely up to you.

The examples listed below of possible tailor-made trips range from introductory short stays to much longer itineraries. Remember, each one is just a suggestion: every itinerary we book is personalised. So explore the website, start planning and drop us an email or give us a call whenever you'd like to get the ball rolling.

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African Finfoot Fly-in Safari

7 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

After a unique start in Nairobi National Park, classic, luxurious camps combine for a high-end and exclusive safari in fantastic wildlife destinations.

US$8,840 - US$13,650 per person

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African Hawk-Eagle Fly-in Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Two luxurious camps provide relatively quiet game-viewing within Laikipia and the Mara ecosystem. Situated on private conservancies, both Lewa Wilderness and Naboisho offer the chance to sight all of the "Big 5" and to enjoy a range of safari activities.

US$6,950 - US$10,880 per person

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Big Cat Fly-in Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Combining two of Kenya’s best wildlife-viewing areas, this slow-paced safari to the Lewa Conservancy and Maasai Mara guarantees iconic wildlife. The long-established, well-rated camps are great value, too.

US$5,460 - US$8,050 per person

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Black Kite Fly-in Safari

10 days • 4 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Explore Kenya in-depth with visits to Nairobi and Meru national parks, the Mara Conservancies and Amboseli. Nestled in remoter regions, four camps provide fantastic access to rich game, a range of activities and beautifully diverse landscapes.

US$9,050 - US$10,400 per person

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De Brazza Monkey Fly-in Safari

9 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Enjoy a range of activities in the remote wilderness of northern Kenya before exploring the wildlife-rich plains of the Mara ecosystem. Private vehicles and guides heighten the personalisation of this highly immersive safari.

US$10,480 - US$12,260 per person

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Elephant Safari

10 days • 3 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This example of a mid-range Kenya safari and beach trip explores the wildlife of Tsavo West's volcanic plains and woodlands, Tsavo East's immense plains and the white-sand beaches and lush environment of Diani Beach.

US$4,480 - US$4,830 per person

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Gabar Goshawk Fly-in Safari

10 days • 4 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Experience Amboseli, the Maasai Mara ecosystem and Laikipia during this economically priced safari. Two simple camps offer adventure before a stopover in Nairobi and a final stay in the charming, wildlife-rich Il Ngwesi Eco-Lodge.

US$5,180 - US$5,180 per person

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Golden Jackal Fly-in Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A contrasting safari of a lodge and a tented camp, with action-packed activities in Laikipia and wildlife-filled game drives in the Maasai Mara, offers a consistently high-quality experience.

US$8,690 - US$11,120 per person

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Golden Weaver Fly-In Safari

6 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

A rustic, adventurous week on safari with great community involvement that offers incredible value for money in two very different locations – the Amboseli and Maasai Mara ecosystems.

US$3,060 - US$3,060 per person

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Gorillas and Maasai Mara Safari

9 days • 3 locations
KIGALI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

This trip combines two of Africa's most unforgettable wildlife experiences – Rwanda's mountain gorillas and Kenya's Maasai Mara.

US$10,400 - US$12,400 per person

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Greater Kudu Fly-In Safari

7 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Experience a truly authentic bush experience on this safari at two classic tented camps, in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara. These are some of the best places to spot wild dogs and big cats.

US$6,400 - US$7,150 per person

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Hamerkop Fly-In Safari

8 days • 2 locations
NAIROBI AIRPORT TO NAIROBI AIRPORT

Different wildlife, contrasting camps and a whole host of activities, this is a safari for those wanting to get out and about and not just sit in a vehicle.

US$5,740 - US$8,560 per person

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Our travellers' 10 most recent Kenya reviews

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Mrs R from Bath

Arrived 16 Aug 2022, 14 nights

"My Aug 2022 trip"

"My 10th safari with Expert Africa was just as good as all of the others. …" Read Mrs R’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Kim from London

Arrived 22 Aug 2022, 10 nights

"My Aug 2022 trip"

"Great organisation - hotel, transfers and camps all great. …" Read Kim’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs R from Charlotte

Arrived 12 Aug 2022, 7 nights

"My Aug 2022 trip"

"This is our 3rd safari and feel that it was far superior to the previous two. …" Read Mr & Mrs R’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Honeymooners from Malta

Arrived 16 Aug 2022, 15 nights

"My Aug 2022 trip"

"Lyndsey listened to every request... She tailored a fantastic honeymoon for us. …" Read Honeymooners’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mrs H & Mr S from UK

Arrived 1 Aug 2022, 11 nights

"All the arrangements went like clockwork"

"Our 4th trip with Expert..superb guides, great wildlife, excellent accommodation …" Read Mrs H & Mr S’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs B from Harrow

Arrived 13 Aug 2022, 13 nights

"The holiday exceeded our expectations."

"The holiday exceeded our expectations. …" Read Mr & Mrs B’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr C. from West Horsley

Arrived 2 Aug 2022, 16 nights

"My Aug 2022 trip"

"The experience exceeded our expectations & we have made lifelong memories... …" Read Mr C.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr & Mrs BP from Surrey

Arrived 15 Aug 2022, 9 nights

"My Aug 2022 trip"

"Wonderful trip with great lodges and lovely people...beautifully managed …" Read Mr & Mrs BP’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr I. from York

Arrived 31 Jul 2022, 10 nights

"My Jul 2022 trip"

"We had a fantastic holiday. …" Read Mr I.’s full holiday review

Overall rating: Excellent

Mr Vokes from Birmingham

Arrived 10 Jul 2022, 11 nights

"My Jul 2022 trip"

Overall rating: Excellent

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Our travellers’ wildlife sightings in Kenya

This is their success in sighting key species on our safaris in Kenya. Click on a species for more detail. How we work this out.


Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,976 sightings from 2,459 observations

Where to see lion in Kenya

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

46% SUCCESS

1,267 sightings from 2,777 observations

Where to see leopard in Kenya

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

30% SUCCESS

645 sightings from 2,121 observations

Where to see cheetah in Kenya

Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

82% SUCCESS

1,661 sightings from 2,032 observations

Where to see buffalo in Kenya

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

32% SUCCESS

584 sightings from 1,835 observations

Where to see wild dog in Kenya

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

52% SUCCESS

1,366 sightings from 2,633 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Kenya

Striped Hyena

Striped Hyena

Hyaena hyaena

The striped hyena is the most widespread of the world’s hyenas, but absent from southern Africa. A rarely-seen nocturnal scavenger, it is shyer and more solitary than its spotted cousin.

14% SUCCESS

74 sightings from 528 observations

Where to see striped hyena in Kenya

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

90% SUCCESS

2,388 sightings from 2,645 observations

Where to see elephant in Kenya

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

381 sightings from 1,309 observations

Where to see black rhino in Kenya

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

41% SUCCESS

310 sightings from 749 observations

Where to see white rhino in Kenya

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

46% SUCCESS

909 sightings from 1,963 observations

Where to see eland in Kenya

Gerenuk

Gerenuk

Litocranius walleri

With its slender frame and extraordinarily long neck, this unmistakable East African antelope resembles an attenuated impala and often stands on its back legs browse high shrubs.

77% SUCCESS

61 sightings from 79 observations

Where to see gerenuk in Kenya

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

85% SUCCESS

2,286 sightings from 2,700 observations

Where to see giraffe in Kenya

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

915 sightings from 1,299 observations

Where to see oryx in Kenya

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

1,739 sightings from 1,955 observations

Where to see hippo in Kenya

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

21% SUCCESS

288 sightings from 1,382 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Kenya

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

67% SUCCESS

1,638 sightings from 2,456 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Kenya

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

2,550 sightings from 3,042 observations

Where to see zebra in Kenya

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

2% SUCCESS

55 sightings from 2,293 observations

Where to see aardvark in Kenya

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

39 sightings from 2,209 observations

Where to see pangolin in Kenya

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