Your Kenya Safari Experience Begins Here

Kenya is a destination unlike any other. With deserts, forests, lakes and tropical coastlines, Kenya offers some of the most spectacular scenery to enjoy whilst immersed in wildlife.

As the birthplace of African safaris, its vast expanse of sweeping savannah grassland is teeming with an abundance of African wildlife.

Absorb the rugged beauty of the Great Rift Valley, wonder at the year-round snow-capped equatorial Mount Kenya, and soak up the unspoilt beaches on its pristine coastline.

The soul-stirring authentic culture is a thing to behold. There is no other place in Africa that conjures such a spirit of adventure and romance.

Top Kenya Safari Tours

Here are our top picks of Kenya safaris that get to the heart of this incredible landscape. All completely customisable to you needs of course!


The Best Tour/Safari I've Ever Taken In short, this was the best tour/safari I've ever taken in 20+ years of traveling! We debated different tours/operators, but after completing the '10-Day Tailor-Made Holiday & Tour in Uganda –Big 5 Safari' tour, I can't image there being a better option.From the beginning when we first made contact with 'Home To Africa' to the end of the tour, everything went as smoothly as possible. Communication with the company was excellent and we didn't experience a single issue during our 10-day tour. Everyday was a new adventure and the daily events kept us busy (but we weren't overly rushed). The itinerary was well thought out as it did a good job balancing game drives, boat rides, treks, rest time, eating, shopping and driving between destinations.Our guide for the tour, Amos, was simply outstanding. His vast knowledge of African wildlife and his passion for being in the wilderness is unbeatable, and it really added to our experience in Uganda. He was flexible when needed, but he kept us in line to make sure we stayed on schedule. He kept the conversation going when appropriate, but he would also allow us to enjoy the peacefulness/quietness of the wild.The lodges which were selected for the tour were also top notch. With a mix of tents, lodges and hotels, I feel that we got to experience a nice range of accommodations in Uganda. Not to mention the meals served in these places were of excellent quality. And they provided so much food...hunger was never a concern!All-in-all, I couldn't provide a higher recommendation for this company. Simply put, everything was perfect, and we hope to use 'Home To Africa' once again in the future.Thanks for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
joan a
joan a
Viaje al centro de la Selva Muy buena experencia con gorilas y chimpances ,muchas fotos, el trato excelente y muy seguroMuy agradecido a Lili la guia nativa con un perfecto castellano y a Derek el conductor que estuvieron a tope con nosotros muy amables y atentos en todo momento haciendo del viaje una gran aventura ,gracias
Amazing time in Uganda! I spent 8 days on tour through Uganda with my wonderful guide, driver, and in the meantime friend, Karim. He is a very safe and cautious driver and explains very patiently everything about the country, the animals, the culture and so on and he answered all of my questions. I really enjoyed to travel with him.The booking process with Home to Africa was super friendly and they were very flexible with accommodating many wishes from my side. So in the end I had a tour tailored exactly to my wishes.I thank Karim and the entire company so much for this incredible time, that I could spend in beautiful Uganda!
Fantastic Tour! The communication while booking the tour was great. The team is very responsive and also flexible regarding the tour planning. We even planned an extra stop in Kampala, which was no problem at all. The tour was fantastic! We had an excellent guide Peter, who was very kind and made a lot of effort to show us the country. We booked the budget accomodations which were still very much above our expectations. During the safaris, we saw the Big 5. Also the Chimp and Gorilla trekking was successful. The vehicle was a land cruiser - great for the long rides. Highly recommend this tour agency!
Gorazd D
Gorazd D
We had a great time Iztok M wrote perfectly in previous review. It was great experience and we had a great time. Thanks to Home of Africa and our guide Benon. He was great! We saw lions, leopard, hippos, elephants, gorillas and much more. Thank you again
Iztok M
Iztok M
Great trip We had "5-Day Pearl of Africa Chimps and Gorilla Trekking Safari" tour and it was very well organised and with a good "off season" price. The choice of the lodges was very good and more than we expected from a budget offer. Our driver/guide Benon was kind, planned everything perfectly, listened to our wishes and he was a good resource of many information about Uganda. He also managed one critical situation very good: There was a truck stucked sideways on our way to Bwindi and he payed some local guys to dig the hill for like 2 hours so we could drive around that truck. All the daily experiences were amazing with gorillas to be the best of all. It was such a good experience to see those endangered animals just living their lives, eating, playing. It was magical. Thanks again to Home of Africa for such a good vacation.
Carol P
Carol P
Perfectly organized splendid experience in the Beautiful National Parks of Uganda I did 7-Day tour and Vacation in Uganda with Gorilla Trekking with Home to Africa. It was just me and my delightful competent guide/driver Karim. Seeing Chimps and Gorillas so close in their natural habitat was the obvious highlight, but the boat ride in the channel between the lakes in Queen Elizabeth National Park was very enjoyable, especially seeing elephants wading into the water. I loved the safari drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo was like I had read a strategic stop between Bwindi and Entebbe, AND it really had a lot of animals. One thing about safaris is that with every additional drive and every additional place, you see something new or in a different way. Also, the Eagles Nest Lodge had the most incredible views. A perfect place to sip wine and reflect on all you experiences.I chose budget accommodations and the cabins were all pleasant, hot water, comfy beds and beautiful surroundings. The food was pretty good and they all had a bar of some sort.My experience was so much better because of Karim. He was a perfect handler. He spoke very clear English and had a funny sense of humor. He made sure I knew what was expected and what I should wear and have with me. He made sure I did not forget anything anywhere. He advocated for me. His driving skills kept me calm and he was great company; a curious intelligent person. If I saw a rare bird, Karim did not rest until that bird was identified. In addition, he also did not rest until I was safely out of Uganda. It was clear that with Home to Africa I was important and in good hands. I always felt my safety, comfort and quality of experience were top priority.
Holly R
Holly R
Uganda at its best Our experience with Home to Africa was exceptional. Hedmond in the front office was easy to work with, responding to all our questions and supplying us with numerous suggestions and solutions for our 12 day safari .Our personal guide and driver, Derrick, was excellent. He gave us a wealth of information on the culture, sights, and animals of Uganda. Derrick speaks 7 languages and was able to converse with everyone we encountered. He went above and beyond to make this our very best vacation.Each day was a new experience: visiting national parks, walking in the bush, and taking river boat rides or night game drives.If you intend to visit Uganda, this is the company to contact.
Ayala and Yizhar
Ayala and Yizhar
Very well organized trip with an excellent guide We had a 8 day safari trip of bird watching and primates. It was very well organized. Our guide-driver, Amos, was amazing: fluent in English, highly intelligent, knowledgeable, kind and patient, He took care of everything and was just fun to hang out with. The amount and beauty of the species we encountered went beyond our expectations - a new wonder every day. We saw many of the Albertine Rift endemic birds and unique mammals (chimps, gorillas, lion etc.) with the help of excellent local guides. The activities were varied: game drive, hiking and boat ride. Communication with Hedmond, the sales manger was very good and everything went as planned. The service at the lodges was also very good. We highly recommend this company and guide.
Gertrude R
Gertrude R
Expérience inoubliable, un voyage de rêve Nous venons d'effectuer un circuit inoubliable de 12 jours dans tout l'Ouganda incluant des treks pour aller voir les chimpanzés et gorilles. Tout était parfaitement organisé, et notre guide Vianney, parlant un excellent français et toujours à notre écoute et disponible, a su nous faire découvrir une diversité de la faune et de la nature incroyable. Un grand merci à lui. Nous tenons à préciser que tous les lodges étaient magnifiques, dans un cadre somptueux, et le personnel d'une grande gentillesse.

Wildlife in Kenya

Kenya a seemingly endless parade of wildlife against one of the most beautiful backdrops in Africa. It is a dream location for Big 5 enthusiasts.

Witness the great migration as over two million wildebeest Thomson’s gazelles and zebra travel hundreds of miles to cross the Mara River onto the plains to ensure their survival.

With inevitable encounters with Africa’s top predators along the way, this is a true display of natural wonder.

Lake Nakuru Flamingoes

The snow-capped equatorial peaks of Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak, is a trekker’s paradise.

A visit to Lake Nakuru will provide a rare spectacle of thousands of pink lesser flamingos that literally turn the lake surface into a mind-boggling ‘pink flower garden’.


Travelling across Kenya, one will experience varying climatic, weather patterns due to the topographic difference. This ranges from coastlines washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean to arid savannahs and snow-capped mountains. The coastal areas are tropical, with particularly high humidity in April and May, but often tempered by monsoon winds. In the lowlands (north and northeast), the weather is generally hot and dry, while the highlands (west and south-west) are more temperate.

Uniquely, Nairobi has a very pleasant climate throughout the year due to its altitude. Near Lake Victoria, the temperatures are much higher, and rainfall can be heavy. Throughout the country, the hottest months are considered to be February and March with temperatures going as high as 93°F. The coolest period falls between July and August with temperatures dropping to the low 50’s(°F).

Given the variation in the country’s weather pattern, it’s advisable to pack both warm and light clothes so as to adapt accordingly.

The July to October dry season is largely considered to be the best time to visit most areas. However, the two months of August and September can be extremely busy, especially in the Masai Mara where tourists congregate to witness the Great Migration. One can also visit in early November, before the short rains begin for a quieter, more exclusive experience. Alternatively, around Christmas and into January and February, before the long rains start in March.

From Nairobi, Kenya’s bustling capital, you can visit the renowned Masai Mara Reserve, where wildlife enthusiasts can witness the great migration.For bird watchers, Lake Naivasha is a haven.

Nearby is the Hell’s Gate National Park, which offers excellent walking safari and climbing opportunities, with two extinct volcanoes and the red cliffs of Hell’s Gate Gorge. The park also harbors obsidian caves and hisses with natural geysers and hot springs.

If it is the grasslands that interest you, then Amboseli National Park is the place for you.

Renowned for its gigantic elephants, Amboseli also rewards its visitors with the magnificent view of Tanzania’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain.

Mountaineers, enjoy climbing and trekking the snow-cloaked equatorial peaks of Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak.

Explore Tsavo, the country’s largest wildlife park sliced in two: Tsavo West and Tsavo East. Midway between Nairobi and Mombasa, Tsavo East is famous for photo-worthy sightings of large elephant herds rolling and bathing in red dust. On the other hand, Tsavo West is a beautiful, rugged wilderness.

Samburu National Park is remote, hot and arid with rugged hills and undulating plains. Visitors are rewarded with the unique sighting of wildlife such as the long-necked gerenuk, gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and the Beisa oryx that can only be found here. However, the highlight for the visit to Samburu could be an encounter with the Samburu people who call this place home.

Head to the coast to find Diani Beach, Mombasa. Stretching along Kenya’s Indian Ocean coast like a ribbon of brilliant white, Diani Beach is a gorgeous setting for a beach vacation, honeymoon or pure relaxation.

The bottom line is that Kenya is well endowed with attractions and the list can go on and on…

While on a safari in Kenya, one may (depending on interest) undertake any of the following activities: Game drives, walking safaris, hot-air balloon safaris, community and cultural encounters, birdwatching, mountain trekking, beach relaxation, snorkelling and even a boat cruise.

Statistically, the East African nation is very safe indeed. The country has one of the best tourist infrastructures of anywhere on the continent, and though crime is higher than in Europe and North America, it is rarely deliberately targeted at visitors.

You’ll find most major establishments have a good security presence, while many hotels also ask people to pass through a metal detector on arrival. Whether it’s the beaches of the Indian Ocean coast, or the plains of its national parks, visitors to Kenya therefore have little to worry about.

From experience, most people incur no health problems during their visit, but rather enjoy themselves during the time on Safari. Nevertheless, you may consider the following in your packing:

  • Anti-malaria medicines, pain reliever, insect repellent and a simple first aid kit wouldn’t go amiss.
  • Pack your sunscreen, hand sanitizers, hat, sunglasses, body creams and lotions of your choice.

A Yellow fever vaccination is required. When applying for a visa, you will be required to upload proof in addition to other requirements such as copy of passport bio-data page, most recent passport photograph, travel itinerary (in place of invitation letter).

IMPORTANT: Please double check and make sure that you have all the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Please also ask your medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for any emergencies.

The main entry point into Kenya is through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. You have to present your identification documents – such as passport – and depending on the country of origin, a stamped visa. The visa must be obtained prior to the arrival.

IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to ensure that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months and has several clear pages for visas prior to the departure to Kenya.

National Parks in Kenya


For most of the year, the climate and weather conditions in Kenya are conducive to a fantastic safari.

But for those gorgeous pearly beaches lined with palm trees to top off their vacation, you’ll be hard-pressed to match Kenya. In fact, Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastline boasts beaches that are ranked among the top ten in the world.

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Explore culture of afrian's tribe


One can’t talk about a safari into Kenya without a mention of her people and the authentic culture.

Indigenous tribes such as the Maasai, Kikuyu and Samuru, retain their traditional customs, living in harmony with the wild. While at the coast, one can experience a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Witness a colorful fusion of Arab, African and Portuguese influences.

Experience Kenya for Yourself

Kenya is famed as the world epicentre for animal safaris and active adventure holidays, and rightly so. As an absolute must-see for any tourist, what are you waiting for? Book your Safari tour in Kenya today!