As the setting for “Out of Africa” and “Born Free”, Kenya has long been one of East Africa’s most enchanting destinations. It’s home to acacia-dotted savannahs where big-game wildlife roams free, as well as mesmerizing lakes filled with pink-hued flamingos. It’s here that you’ll find the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve with its red-robed tribal people and a setting for one of the world’s most impressive wildlife spectacles, the Great Wildebeest Migration.
In the north of the country are the surreal landscapes of Lake Turkana and Sibiloi National Park while the lushly forested slopes of Mount Kenya invite trekkers to scale what is Africa’s second-highest peak. From Amboseli National Park, you can wildlife spot backed by the iconic summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, before exploring the rugged terrain of Chyulu Hills National Park.
The remote wilds of the Kenyan bush are home to an array of remarkable creatures, including giraffes, elephants, rhinos, lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, exotic birds, and even crocodiles. With Adventures Unbound, catch a glimpse of Africa’s iconic animals via walking safaris, night drives, game drives, or bicycle safaris, all led by our local expert guides.
On AU’s Kenya itinerary, we hike around the picturesque Laikipia plateau, Nakuru’s Lake Elementaita, and Sarova Lion Hill. We trek to the top of Mount Longonot, with its breathtaking vantage point of East Africa, embark on a cycling safari at Hells Gate National Park, and witness the astounding bush life in the Masai Mara ecosystem. Our local guides are brimming with expertise regarding Kenya's wildlife, culture, and heritage, enriching each wildlife and cultural encoutner. Each day concludes with a celebratory “sundowner” beverage, regional Kenyan cuisine, and comfortable accommodations for a restful night of sleep.
Custom Tours in Kenya
With Adventures Unbound, discover Kenya’s magnificent wildlife during walking, cycling, and game drive safaris, led by expert local guides who know the country’s landscapes like the back of their hand. Explore the picturesque Laikipia Plateau and the bird-filled shores of Lake Elementaita before soaking up the sweeping views across East Africa from the top of Mount Longonot.
Working closely with local partners and affiliates in Kenya, let us curate a private tour that reflects your interests, whether it’s scaling mountains, spotting wildlife or discovering new cultures. All of our customized Kenya tours include delicious local cuisine and comfortable accommodation at some of Africa’s most inspiring lodges and camps.
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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi is the main aviation gateway to Kenya and has flight connections to destinations around the globe. A network of scheduled domestic and charter flights connect Nairobi to towns and cities throughout the country, with most of Kenya’s parks and wildlife reserves accessible from here within a few hours' drive.
Passport holders of most nationalities require an electronic visa to enter Kenya and these can be applied for online. The application is relatively quick and easy, provided you have all of your documents in order. Most importantly, you’ll need a passport that is valid for at least six months from the time of arrival and with at least two free pages for stamps.
Swahili and English are the two official languages in Kenya, with Swahili being the more widely spoken of the two. More than 60 other languages are spoken throughout the country, including Indigenous tribal dialects and languages brought by migrants from abroad.
The Kenyan Shilling is the official currency used in Kenya with 1 USD equalling around 140 Kenyan Shillings at the time of writing. USD, Euros, and UK Pounds are readily accepted at lodges, camps, and tourist restaurants, although it’s best to have a few Shilling on hand. You can easily withdraw Shillings at ATMs, which are found throughout Kenya, and major international credit and debit cards are accepted at most tourist businesses.
The tap water in Kenya is inconsistent and not always safe to drink. But you’ll find bottled mineral water is readily available at most shops and supermarkets, as well as at camps and lodges.
Aside from Covid-19 (a vaccination certificate is currently required to enter the country), there are no other compulsory vaccinations for entering Kenya. That being said, it’s recommended that you are protected against Hepatitis A, Polio, and Tetanus. You may also want to discuss with your health provider regarding vaccinations against Hepatitis B, Rabies, and Typhoid. Proof of a yellow fever vaccination is required if you are coming from or have transited through some parts of Africa and South America.
There is a risk of malaria in most parts of Kenya throughout the year, with Nairobi and destinations above 2,500 meters the exception. If you’re going on safari, it’s recommended that you take prescription medicine to prevent malaria.
Kenya uses Type G plugs (three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern) and operates on a 240V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Casual, comfortable garments that are quick drying are a staple of safari travel, with neutral colors such as beige, khaki, or green helping you to blend in with the natural environment. Always pack a couple of long sleeves shirts and long pants that will guard against mosquito bites at night.
Don’t forget to pack a sweater for the chilly early mornings and evenings, plus a lightweight waterproof jacket. Walking shoes with good grip and flip flops/sandals for getting around the camp are the only footwear you’ll need!
In terms of accessories, pack a broad-rimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as insect repellant and any prescription medication to might need. A pair of binoculars may also come in useful and most guests opt to bring a high-quality camera to document their experiences.
Most importantly, don’t forget your passport and any vaccination records you need, as well as documentation of a comprehensive travel insurance policy.
All of our private tours are custom-designed, including family safaris. Depending on your interests and preferred destinations, we can tailor an itinerary to suit. The minimum age requirement for children differs depending on the places you want to visit and the activities you want to participate in.
On all of our custom safaris and private tours, we do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions, provided we have prior knowledge. That being said, in some remote areas, particular ingredients may be difficult to find and suitable alternatives will be sought.
Our accommodation options range from basic camping to glamping at upmarket safari camps, as well as family-focused resorts and high-end lodges. In some destinations, we can also create itineraries staying at private villas, complete with in-house staff. Glamping tents are among the most popular of our accommodation options as they immerse you in the wilderness environment while keeping bugs and wildlife out.