Top rated tourist attractions in Kenya

Kenya Holiday Destinations

Immerse yourself in nature and extraordinary human history with a tour and safari in Kenya. Kenya boasts more wildlife parks and reserves than any other country in Africa, with more than 60 national parks and game reserves taking up a vast area of land that has been set aside for biodiversity conservation. There is a wealth of wildlife viewing and birding in this spectacular country, pristine landscapes and impressive vistas to photograph and become totally immersed in. 

Combine this with cultural tours to the Masai and Samburu villages, two popular tribes that live in harmony with wild animals. Fossils found in Kenya have shown that primates lived in the area for more than 20 million years and the first inhabitants of modern Kenya were hunter-gatherer groups, similar to the modern Khoisan speakers. Evidence dates back an incredible 320,000 years ago that East Africa, including Kenya, is one of the earliest human homes (Homo sapiens). 

The Maasai people live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on dry lands. The Maasai take up a total land area of 160,000 square kilometres, numbering about 500 000 people. Nomadic and subsistence farmers, they’re best known for their colourful dress, intricate bead necklaces and their high jumping dancing.

Kenya boasts an incredible and diverse topography that includes flat desert landscapes, snow-capped mountains, extensive forests, the Rift Valley complete with hot springs and extinct volcanoes, plus islands and coral reefs. Along with the many wildlife conservation regions, Kenya has an unspoilt coastline where visitors are treated to some of the world’s best diving and snorkelling. 

In the Masai Mara, blue wildebeest and other grazing animals participate in a mind blowing annual migration – more than a million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras migrate across the Mara River between June and September – attracting valuable foreign tourism. The animals migrate a distance of 2,900 kilometres from the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya, in a constant clockwise fashion, searching for food and water supplies. This natural phenomenon is listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

Sight-seeing is varied and exciting – visit the many historical mosques, and colonial-era forts at Mombasa, Malindi, and Lamu; renowned scenery such as the white-capped Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley; tea plantations at Kericho; coffee plantations at Thika; a splendid view of Mount Kilimanjaro across the border into Tanzania; and the beaches along the Swahili Coast, in the Indian Ocean. Tourists usually head to the beaches and the game reserves, especially the expansive East and Tsavo West National Park.

All you have to do is find the ideal accommodation that suits your budget and preferences – luxury safari lodges, rustic campsites, hotels, villas, country estates, private self-catering homes and beachfront resorts. Visitors can enjoy mountain climbing, camping and caving with the mountain’s rugged glacier-clad peaks providing the perfect backdrop.

Family holidays to Kenya are hot

Pack up the entire family for a safari holiday to Kenya that they will never forget. Intrepid journeys into Africa introduce your kids to the biggest classroom in the world, nature! Game viewing, nature walks, river cruises and camping under the stars are all part of a safari adventure your family will talk about for years down the line!  We love seeing children have a ball in the true wilderness of Kenya, our top African safari destination of all time – so check out the luxury lodge and bush camp accommodation where children are made to feel like royalty and book your special family package today.


  • Mombasa is a fascinating Muslim Swahili city on a small island in the Indian Ocean linked to the mainland by ferry, bridge and causeway – the origins of Kenya’s traditional food and music 
  • Visit the inland highlands to view the verdant tea plantations, so important to the British during their era of colonial rule 
  • Meet some of the Kenyan indigenous people – the pastoral Maasai still farming along the Great Rift Valley, the Samburu, and the semi-pastoral Arusha 
  • Huge flocks of pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru and other exotic birds plus waterbuck, impalas, and hippopotamuses, all within the Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Kenya is known for being the world’s best safari destination, with 60 epic national parks and reserves so go and see the Big 5 in the Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo East and West.

Kenya Safaris

You know what to do! Book your dream Kenya safari in a country brimming with 60 popular national parks and fascinating archaeological digs that reveal human ancestry going back millions of years. Go and find the mind-blowing biodiversity you have read about, and make sure to see the Massai tribes, the coastal areas and the forest reserves, vital water catchments for the country.  

If you love the wilderness, you will love Amboseli, Chyulu Hills, Hells Gate, Mount Kenya, Tsavo East and West National Parks – positively brimming with wild animals in their natural habitats. Give yourself an authentic safari adventure in nature and be part of the fact that Kenya is one of the most game rich countries in Africa. And incredible geological formations – the Great Rift Valley is part of an intra-continental ridge system that runs through Kenya from north to south, part of the Gregory Rift, the eastern branch of the East African Rift, which starts in Tanzania to the south and continues northward into Ethiopia. Get to know its treasures with us.

Find the ideal accommodation that suits your pocket and style in Kenya’s top safari camps and lodges – browse our best rates and packages tailormade for your dream African holiday. We recommend staying in premium game viewing areas for unbeatable luxury accommodation in private lodges and villas or choose more rugged camps immersed in the bush where 5-star service is still the focus. Family and honeymoon suites at top lodges ensure unforgettable safari experiences inclusive of excellent foods and facilities. 

What to Love About Kenya

  • MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE: Pick a time that coincides with the Annual Wildebeest Migration and enjoy an intense wildlife spectacle with scintillating predator-prey interactions. Guaranteed sightings of the Big 5 plus large numbers of hippo pods and crocodiles in the Mara River will make your safari unrivalled.
  • LAIKIPIA, CENTRAL HIGHLANDS: Enjoy an off the beaten track wildlife experience in this picturesque region where half of Kenya’s black and white rhino populations are found. If you are an avid birder, the 1,100 bird species in Laikipia will blow your mind.
  • SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE: The best of Kenya’s national parks, Samburu National Reserve affords visitors an off the beaten track safari in an unspoilt wilderness. Enjoy frequent sightings of the big cats and species endemic to the northern region.
  • AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK: Visit this park for a chance to get close to free-ranging elephants that carry some of the largest tusks in Africa. Plan a bush wedding and exchange vows with Mount Kilimanjaro as your backdrop. This is the best spot to meet the Masai tribes, people.
  • NAIROBI: Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi has grown into a modern city with many shops, hotels and restaurants opening up. For meat lovers, the Carnivore restaurant has just about every option imaginable. For a unique experience, stay at the quaint Giraffe Manor, where these elegant animals roam the gardens.

The best of the best safaris in Kenya

Book from the travel experts and enjoy signature experiences on your dream African holiday. Plan a Kenya tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to the premier wildlife destination south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in Nairobi, Mombasa, Lake Turkana, Mzima Springs and Lamu Island. We offer you the best of the best safari accommodation in Kenya in lavish lodges, family resorts, modern hotels, eco villas and rustic wild campsites in nature.  

Did you know?

Reaching a height of 5,199 meters above sea level, Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest mountain in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. A recognised World Heritage Site, it is actually a volcano created about 3 million years after the East African Rift opened. 


Visit the incredible Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Tanzania. The focal point of this stunning 8292 km2 space is the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. It is hard to believe that the actual rim of the crater is an astounding 2286m above sea level – a veritable mountain.

Visit one of the most popular parks in Kenya. Find Amboseli National Park in the south in Loitoktok District, the Rift Valley Province. Mount Kilimanjaro forms a spectacular backdrop, as this is close to the Tanzanian border.

Welcome to Nairobi, capital city of Kenya and also the biggest city in the country. Welcome to the bustling economic, political and administrative hub of Kenya, and headquarters of many international aid agencies.

Visit a national reserve that is often regarded by travelers and guides in Kenya as the best of Kenya’s reserves. Explore the vast 165 km² Samburu National Reserve and see how it has retained a naturally tranquil and quiet atmosphere due to its remote location and fewer visitors. Enjoy a uniquely pristine safari!

Visible from space, it is truly worth experiencing the Great African Rift Valley, one of the geological wonders of the world, stretching from the Middle East into the southern African country of Zimbabwe. Meet the Maasai people who live here, nomads who farm cattle and integrate their livestock with the natural environment.

Travel to Mount Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site to the east of the Great Rift Valley and the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. Explore this ancient extinct volcano with its rugged ice-capped summits, Afro-alpine moorlands and diverse forests that illustrate extraordinary ecological processes.

A must-see in Kenya is this second largest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Victoria was named after Queen Victoria in 1858 by John Hanning Speke, the first European to view the lake.

Consider a visit to the 9 500km2 Central Highlands in the Laikipia Province, fast becoming the emergent popular “go to” wilderness destination for safari enthusiasts globally.

Ever heard of the legend of the man eaters of Tsavo? Well, long ago in 1899, during the construction of the Nairobi-Mombasa road and railway, two large lions actively preyed on the railroad workers, claiming over 100 victims! Tsavo Plains, comprising Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks, forms one of the largest National parks in the world.

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