The incredible land of Kenya is all about spotting the Big Five at the country’s numerous national parks and wildlife reserves, meeting local people willing to share their traditions – from tea growing to tribal village ceremonies, and relaxing on idyllic beaches on the coast of the Indian Ocean. We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do on tours in Kenya below, to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

 

Meet the Maasai Mara

 

The iconic red-cloaked cattle herders of the Mara River invite visiting guests to their mud-dung hut communities and warrior jumping ceremonies, taking travellers back in time to semi-nomadic traditions that survive to this day.

best places to visit in kenya, best holiday destinations in kenya, top 10 tourist attractions in kenya, tours in kenya, tour comparison kenya, kenya tourism

Spot big cats, wildebeest and zebras at Maasai Mara National Reserve

 

Wild animals roam free between the Serengeti and Maasai, with day-by-day drama unfolding between wildebeests drinking at the waterhole and dipped head crocodiles, or cheetahs crouching beneath the grassy savannah – both waiting patiently for their moment to attack.

best places to visit in kenya, best holiday destinations in kenya, top 10 tourist attractions in kenya, tours in kenya, tour comparison kenya, kenya tourismGet to know Mombasa

 

Feel the Swahili rhythm in Kenya’s leading tourist destination, blessed by white sandy shores straddled beside kaya forests and elephant watering holes. Architectural nuts can explore the heritage from former Portuguese trade rulers in the walls of Fort Jesus.

 

Flamingos at Lake Nakuru

 

A moving sea of pink registers the alkaline hangout for millions of flamingos, attracted by the algae and joined by an extended family of darting birdlife lining the shore. At sunset, nearby forests glisten with acacia tree silhouettes.

Be swept up in Nairobi

 

Upon arrival in the juggernaut hub of East Africa, continuously torn by commercial vitality, you will be plunged into a capital for all the senses. Visit the National Museum for the perfect historical introduction, and if you simply cannot wait for your Kenya tourism safari, check out the black rhinos at the city’s national park, where the highest density of the endangered animals reside, or feed the gentle giants at the Giraffe Hotel Manor.

 

Laze on Lamu Island

 

Spend days drifting between coconut tree hammocks and strolling the car-free alleyways to the sound of Muslim prayer calls on Lamu – the sleepy alternative to Mombasa and the ideal traveller respite.

best places to visit in kenya, best holiday destinations in kenya, top 10 tourist attractions in kenya, tours in kenya, tour comparison kenya, kenya tourism

Tea growing in Kisii

 

Ascend to the highlands of the third largest tea-growing country in the world after India and China. Superlative plantation views form the background behind workhorse leaf pluckers, many of whom are also artisans in soapstone carving – a popular souvenir from the region.

 

Lions, antelope and buffalo at Amboseli National Park

 

Low lying plains witness the daily chase of various antelope species and cape buffalos, hounded by lions and squawked at by over 400 species of birds, all in the eye of the mighty Mt. Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania.

 

Shop Kenyan fashion

 

Traditional clothing such as Kikoy wraps and kanga outfit are a must-have in your suitcase when you leave Kenya – nothing else but these colourful clothes will make quite the memorable souvenir.

best places to visit in kenya, best holiday destinations in kenya, top 10 tourist attractions in kenya, tours in kenya, tour comparison kenya, kenya tourism


Courtney Gahan is a serial expat, traveller and freelance writer who has bartered with Moroccan marketeers, seen the sun rise at Angkor Wat and elbowed her way through crowds on NYE in NYC

 

16 days

East Africa In-Depth

  • 3 Countries Visited: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Kigali
GADVENTURES

Price From: $6599 AUD

14 days

Gorilla Encounter Accommodated 14 Days

  • 2 Countries Visited: Uganda, Kenya
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Nairobi
ACACIA

Price From: $3565 AUD

15 days

Kenya & Tanzania Safari

  • 2 Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Arusha
INTREPID

Price From: $10485 AUD

9 days

Kenya Camping Safari

  • 1 Countries Visited: Kenya
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Nairobi
GADVENTURES

Price From: $1999 AUD

13 days

Classic Serengeti & Zanzibar

  • 2 Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Stone Town
GADVENTURES

Price From: $3499 AUD

47 days

Kenya to South Africa 47 Days

  • 9 Countries Visited: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Gambia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Cape Town
ACACIA

Price From: $7325 AUD

10 days

Best Of East Africa 10 Days

  • 2 Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Nairobi
ACACIA

Price From: $6465 AUD

63 days

Africa Encompassed Southbound

  • 9 Countries Visited: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Cape Town
INTREPID

Price From: $13390 AUD

26 days

Ocean to Gorillas Accommodated 26 Days

  • 3 Countries Visited: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda
  • Start: Dar es Salaam
  • Finish: Nairobi
ACACIA

Price From: $6275 AUD

46 days

Ultimate African Adventure Accommodated 46 Days

  • 8 Countries Visited: Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia, Gambia, Kenya, Zimbabwe
  • Start: Nairobi
  • Finish: Pretoria
ACACIA

Price From: $10195 AUD

RELATED ARTICLES