Holidays in Kenya

Hotels and camps in Kenya

Essential information for Kenya

Local time

Language

Kenya flag
English & Swahili

Currency

Kenyan Shilling
Official currency of Kenya

Do I need a VISA?

British citizens require a visa for Kenya and Tanzania which can be obtained prior to travel or easily on arrival. Current cost is approx US$50. Please visit www.kenyahighcommission.net for more information.

Flight information

Nairobi (NBO)
8h 30m
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Your flight is approximately 8 hours and 30 min to Nairobi and a further 1 hour into Kilimanjaro and Arusha.

Currency info

Kenyan Schillings are preffered and you can change money at the airport or your Nairobi hotels or use the local cash points to get cash out. Change some bills into small denominations to facilitate easy tipping where you feel necessary.

Highlights of Kenya

Kenya is Africa’s premier safari destinations for seeing The Big Five. Here are some of its top attractions.

Safari and adventure

- Stay at Governors Main Camp on the Mara River, home to hippos and crocodiles.

- See nocturnal animals on a night safari and take a hot air balloon ride across the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

- Visit Amboseli to see herds of elephants and views of the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro.

- See flamingos, rhinos and leopards at Lake Nakaru in the breathtaking Rift Valley.

Attractions & Culture

- Enjoy a community tour, visiting local villages to learn about Maasai tribe traditions.

- Visit the capital of Nairobi for nightlife, shopping and hotels that fringe the Game Park.

- Visit the Karen Blixen Museum, the former home of the author who wrote ‘Out of Africa’.

Beaches

- Head to the Mombasa Coast for beautiful all-inclusive hotels that fringe the Indian Ocean. Diani Beach, Mombasa Beach and Bamburi Beach are some of the top beach resorts.

Luxury

- Stay at Mahali Mzuri in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy for a luxurious safari experience.

- Enjoy a special Maasai blessing and private dinner during your honeymoon.

- Indulge in a luxurious massage or Africology Bespoke Treatment at Nasaro, Mahali Mzuri.

Food and Drink

- Dine under the African sky with a bush BBQ of African and international cuisine.

- Combine luxury and nature with a champagne picnic in the African bush.

Events

- July - October: The Great Wildebeest Migration - one of the world’s greatest wildlife events - takes place between Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara.