We are so excited to be able to offer you Kenya for 2023. A land that is so rich in history, culture, wildlife and wilderness.
Situated in East Africa with the Indian Ocean furthest east it is a vast expanse of land and one holiday can only cover a small percentage of what there is to see and do there.
If you fly to Nairobi you have access to Mount Kenya, Samburu game park, the Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru to name a few places to visit. Nairobi itself is a great place to visit because it has its own National Game Park, right in the city! There is also an animal orphanage with baby elephants, giraffes, rhinos and more that need care. You can also visit the area called Karen where Karen Blixen lived – have you seen the film ‘Out of Africa’? You can visit her house which was also used in the film.
Mount Kenya is home to the highlands and tea plantations and you can hike up Mount Kenya for the energetic. Take a trip to Lake Naivasha and see thousands of flamingos, it really is a sight to see.
If you fly to Mombasa you have closer access to the game parks Tsavo East and West and Amboseli which is famous for its many African elephants and Mount Kilamanjaro boardering Tanzania.
You also have access to the beautiful white sandy beaches and the aqua-coloured Indian Ocean with beach resorts like Diania beach, Malindi and Watamu and if you want to go a little further to the Island of Lamu in the north.
In most of the game parks, you can spot the Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, African buffalo and elephant as well as rhino, gazelle, antelope, eland, warthogs, jackals and hyenas to name a few. Sunrise and sunset is the best time to go for game drives as the animals are most active then, and it is a wonderful thing to see cheetah stalking for prey at sunset or lionesses feeding their cubs.
With a diverse landscape of savannah, the plains, the Great Rift Valley, lakelands, lowlands, highlands, beaches and oceans plus the fascinating tribal areas of Masai Mara and Samburu to name a few, it is a vast, breathtaking and awe-inspiring country to visit.
We have three locations for our Kenya Safari and beach yoga holiday, Tsavo East and Tsavo West Game Parks and Diani Beach.
Tsavo East and West Game Parks
How do I get there?
We ask that you fly to Mombasa Moi airport. There are currently no direct flights so you have to fly via Nairobi and take a connecting flight. If you want to stop in Nairobi we can advise you on what to do there.
What vaccines do I need to get?
Please consult your doctor or a health professional because there are a few, like yellow fever and you may need some booster jabs for things like hepatitis depending on when you last had them. You may want to take Malaria tablets also.
What entry requirements are there for Kenya?
As of August 2022:
The Kenyan government ask for proof of vaccination for COVID-19. Unvaccinated need to present a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to the fight. You have to fill in a passenger locater form. More information can be found on the government website.
Do I need a visa?
You need a visa to enter Kenya. Kenyan entry visas are exclusively issued electronically, with passengers required to obtain their e-visas before departure. You can apply for single entry and transit visas on the e-visas website. It's around $50 US.
What currency should I take?
The Kenyan currency is the Kenyan shilling. It is good to take some Kenyan shilling and some US dollars. The Kenyan shilling is good for markets, side-of-the-road purchases like drinks, snacks, crafts and markets and US dollars are better for activity providers, game park shops or activities.
What is the temperature in January/February?
January, February and July - October are the best times to visit Kenya because they are the dry season. The average temperature is between 24 - 30 degrees whether you are inland or by the coast - it gets hotter by the beach but you get a sea breeze.
Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
Are there hairdryers available?
If you think you will need one then we recommend bringing your own for ease.
What shall I wear for Safari/ pack in general?
It is important to be comfortable as you are in a vehicle for a few hours whilst looking for wildlife. It's best to pack loose thin trousers / joggers / yoga pants or comfortable shorts. The morning game drives can start off a little chilly so pack a light jumper or a shawl. A hat to protect from the sun, t-shirts, long-sleeved tops for the evening and mosquitoes. Trainers for the safari section of the holiday. Flip flops for the beach! Suncream. Pack a backpack for packed lunches or drinks and easy access whilst travelling. A good book or three. A water bottle but you can't drink the tap water but may be able to access water fro the tented camps in the game park. Bring a light shawl for evenings at the beach and for cover in savasana in the evening. Mosquito spray.