Fulfill your dreams of wild Africa with our Kenya tours. Sleep in the bush under the African skies, sip a sundowner by your campfire.
Witness the awe-inspiring migration of more than one million wildebeests and zebras during Masai Mara tours.
Admire thousands of flamingos at one of Kenya’s soda lakes or take a walking safari with local tribes-people. Explore remote areas when you travel to Kenya, including crocodile-infested rivers by horseback, climb majestic Mt Kenya, or go paragliding over the Great Rift Valley.
After your wild adventure, unwind on endless stretches of white sandy beaches. Cruise on the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to secluded pristine islands.
Your Kenya safari will provide a treasure chest of memories.
Did you know that Kenya is considered by palaeontologists to be the first inhabited place on earth?
A population of hunter-gatherers existed around two million years ago before herders and then Arab seafarers arrived in the 700s along the coastal regions.
Renowned Portuguese explorer Vasca de Gama was the first European to reach Kenya in 1498, and then dominated and controlled the coast for two decades. The British took control of Kenya in the late 19th century after mapping the region.
By the 1920s, an East Africa Association had been formed that campaigned for power to go back to native Kenyans and that founded schools. Despite fighting in the Second World War, the native Africans were treated second class and an uprising (Mau Mau) took place.
Kenya attained complete independence in 1963 and joined the Commonwealth.
Jomo Kenyatta, who had previously been jailed by the British, became the country’s first president.
During one of our Kenya tours, you will find that despite a history of obstacles including a drought in 2009, the country today is growing rapidly and developing fast.
Experience harambee! A Bantu word that means togetherness, is exactly what drives Kenya. Community-focused, the family structure is incredibly important.
Kenya tours introduce you to a melting pot of people, where traditional and modern norms mark its unique character today, bursting with linguistic and cultural diversity.
Over 40 ethnic groups reside in Kenya, the largest being the Kikuyu, who migrated to Kenya at the turn of the 18th century. The current estimated population is about 46.7 million.
In the major cities and towns, you will notice a mix of tribal, Western and Islamic dress styles, often accessorized wonderfully with traditional, colorful jewellery.
In smaller villages, the local communities have preserved their traditional dress and some of the nomadic and pastoral peoples such as the Maasai, Samburu and Turkana wear simple cloth pieces and skins, blended with incredibly elaborate bead and metal jewelry, often worn on the head or arms.
Kenyan culture revolves around music, which is a fusion of African, hip-hop/street, India and European beats. Drumming is a passion by the Akamba and Mijikenda peoples and can you experience this art for yourself particularly by the coast. Or you can discover benga, a musical style integral to classical Kenyan music.
There is a lot of a capella (unaccompanied) singing to be enjoyed in Kenya, promoted primarily by the Maasai and Samburu peoples. You might also notice the influence of Congolese rumba during our Kenya tours.
Heavily influenced by European, Arabic and Islamic settlers over the centuries, the majority of Kenyans (two-thirds) are Christian and 15% of Kenyans are Muslims.
With beliefs, particularly among the ethnic peoples that spirits live on, respect and reverence for deceased ancestors is quintessential.
English is the official language spoken in Kenya, while Kiswahili is the national language of Kenya.
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The varied cultural influences in Kenya are seen most prevalently in the country’s cuisines. Only on the coast will you discover a distinctive regional culinary style.
On your Kenya safari, you’ll find that many of the foods are simple yet often quite heavy and starchy and include potatoes and rice.
With a strong Indian influence, it is not unusual to enjoy curries, chapatis (flatbread), pilau, samosa and bajias (seasoned, deep fried vegetables/potatoes served with chutneys).
During your private Kenya safari, you’ll find that generally most dishes are prepared in European style.
Camps and lodges in the parks and game reserves take guests on full board basis or fully inclusive, therefore all the meals are provided.
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As the weather in East Africa can be hot and dry and you will be doing various activities during the day we advise you to drink as much water as possible to prevent dehydration during our Kenya tours. We advise our guests against taking water directly from the taps, streams or rivers. Particularly near residential areas the water can contain pathogens. We recommend that you buy water from major shopping outlets.
The Enchanting Travels team is happy to help you plan private and luxurious safari experiences for the most unique Kenya tours.
Discover nature’s raw beauty with this unique walking safari in Kenya! This carefully curated private trip allows you to tread off-the-beaten-path. Witness rare species of wildlife as they roam freely through spectacular landscapes and protected conservancies.
This unique Kenya itinerary perfectly combines the main Masai Mara Game Reserve with a more exclusive conservancy in Naboisho, where you can head out on a walking safari or for an overnight stay in an authentic African fly camp. To complete your visit, relax on the beautiful beaches of the…
Hear the call of the wild in this epic adventure of Kenya and Rwanda. This tour takes you gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park and to the wildlife of the Masai Mara and Lake Elementia. Soak up authentic and contemporary African culture in the cities of Kigali and Nairobi.
Witness the best of Kenya and Tanzania’s national parks during this epic safari! Go on walking tours and experience the stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Discover the vibrant flamingos of Lake Manyara and wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater, the northern Serengeti and the Masai Mara, including the renowned Big Five.
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