Kenya Overland Tours

Kenya better know as the 'Cradle of Humanity'. Kenya has some of the largest and most accessible wildlife parks in Africa; coral reefs and palm-fringed white-sand beaches along the Indian Ocean, the mighty Mount Kenya; and ancient Swahili cities that almost rival Zanzibar.

Nairobi is a fast bustling funky city with lots of energy. The Central Market is fascinating and you will be expected to bargain hard for your goods; colourful cloths, sarongs and Masaai blankets, a bewildering array of arts and crafts and batiks and much much more.

Must Do's In Kenya

  • Witness the Wildebeests migration between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kenya's Masai Mara.
  • Experience some of the lakes, mountains and flowing countryside of the Great Rift Valley.
  • Be sure to visit the markets of Nairobi - some of the best in Africa.
  • Try delicious nyama choma (barbecued goat meat).
  • Sample Kenya's wonderful 'Tusker' beer.

More On Kenya

Kenya can be divided into four primary zones: The coastal belt, which features hot, humid weather all year; the Rift Valley and central highlands, the most scenic area, with its lakes and mountains and enjoyable climate. In western Kenya, with the northern tea plantations fading away to semidesert in the south and the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Tanzanian border; and the north and east of the country, which consists of vast semiarid bushland where rainfall is sparse and cattle-grazing is the main activity.

There are more than 70 tribal groups among the Africans. Western cultural values are becoming more ingrained and traditional values are disintegrating. Even though some have drifted away from tribal traditions, a person's tribe is still the most important part of their identity.

Kenya's Climate

The rainy seasons are March to May (the long rains) and October to November (the short rains). During these times, the days start warm and sunny and downpours occur mostly in the late afternoons. Travelling in Kenya at this time is not generally a problem because the roads are good and the bursts of rain are short.

Kenya Overland Safari Tips

  • Banks will change money, but their commission can be high.
  • Take care of your belongings at all times. This includes baggage, cash, traveller's cheques and credit cards, passport and travel and insurance documents.
  • Take a phrase book with you it might come in handy.

Kenya Overland Tours

Tour Price: from ZAR 6 930 per person
Starting our 9 day East Africa overland safari in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, we first visit the Masai Mara in search of the "big five" before heading to Uganda for the highlight of this safari, trekking the Mountain Gorillas in the their natural habitat. The Mountain Gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience.
Tour Price: from ZAR 13 230 per person
Incorporating four amazing game reserves over ten days this East Africa overland safari really does highlight the best of East Africa. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its thousands of pink flamingos and healthy rhino populations whilst the Masai Mara National Reserve is world renowned for big five sightings. In Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, the vast plains support thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle and the predators that follow in their wake, while the Ngorongoro Crater is packed with animals and offers sweeping views from its rim.
Tour Price: from ZAR 6 930 per person
Starting our 10 day East Africa overland safari in Uganda's capital, Uganda, we head west into the depths of Uganda to our base at the tranquil Lake Bunyonyi where we will embark on an amazing Gorilla Trekking excursion. The Mountain Gorillas inhabit the rain forests of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda on the high slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes and to track them and find them among the tangled vines and giant trees is a spine-tingling experience. Other highlights of this trip are the memorable countryside of Uganda, known as the 'Pearl of Africa'. In Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park is home to black and white rhino, flamingo and leopard, while Lake Naivasha harbours large pods of hippos.
Tour Price: from ZAR 16 730 per person
Join this 15-day wildlife, culture and beach overland safari as we travel through four of East Africa's best known game parks - Lake Nakuru National Park, the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After spectacular game viewing, spend your days exploring the colourful marine life of the Indian Ocean, or relaxing on the ideallic beaches of tropical Zanzibar.
Tour Price: from ZAR 16 730 per person
A combination of two of our most popular overland tours sees your experience the varying faces of Africa, from gorilla viewing in the rain forests to the island paradise beaches of Zanzibar. The memory of the Gorilla Trek and observing these amazing creatures as they meander and feed in their ever-diminishing habitat will remain with you forever. The game parks of East Africa are renown for their unspoiled natural beauty and prolific game, while the island of Zanzibar will see you soak up its exotic traditions. You will be caught up in the way of life, which is hard to leave.