Things to know before you travel to Kenya

Kenya puts on one of the most spectacular nature shows on Earth: The Great Migration. Few things compare to witnessing over 1.5 million wildebeest arriving in the Masai Mara. They must face the world’s most magnificent predators and cross rivers where crocodiles lie in wait. A Kenya safari holiday package takes you to some of the country’s best-known national parks to spot lions, African elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, hippos and many more animals in their natural habitat. Watch the sky change colour from a hot-air balloon as the sun rises over the Masai Mara. Walk out from your luxury tent to the sight of elephants playing at a watering hole. Visit a local village for an insight into Kenya’s rich history and culture. 

Your Kenya holiday should also include an exploration of the vibrant markets of bustling Nairobi and sampling regional cuisines. Kenya has an unspoilt coastline dotted with secluded beaches and chic seaside resorts. Soak in the warm African sun for the perfect finish to a glorious vacation by combining Kenya with another destination, on a perfect multi-centre holiday.

Get on board, in any season, and we’ll curate an unforgettable African adventure for you. 

  • A nine-hour direct flight from London Heathrow gets you into the capital Nairobi. From here, it’s a six-hour road trip to the Masai Mara.
  • Connecting flights via Dubai and Amsterdam on Emirates and KLM are also available throughout the year.
  • British nationals require a visa to visit Kenya. You can obtain an e-visa before departure. Passports need to be valid for at least six months.
  • The Kenyan shilling is the official currency, but most resorts and the larger hotel chains will accept credit cards, dollars, euros and pounds. The local currency is handy for shopping and tipping hotel staff.
  • English and Swahili are the two official languages of Kenya.
  • Before heading out on your Kenya holiday, ensure you have received the required vaccinations. Avoid mosquito bites by covering up and applying repellent.
  • Power sockets in Kenya provide 240 V with a standard frequency of 50 Hz and are primarily of Type G.

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