Join a safari to Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve for close encounters with leopards, lions and birds of prey. Get a big-city fix in Nairobi – a mix of modern skyscrapers, bustling markets and traditional cultural centres. Wind down on Mombasa's palm tree-fringed beaches and shop for local art in its Old Town. Take a ferry to car-free Lamu Island, home to Kenya's oldest Swahili settlement.
Relax on the eastern coast of Africa, lapped by the Indian Ocean. Go to Southern Kenya for safari at the Masai Mara Game Reserve or the Tsavo National Park. Travel north-east to the cosmopolitan Kenyan capital,Nairobi. In northern Kenya, visit Lake Turkana, a huge desert lake with a volcanic island at its centre. Or explore the Central Highlands, dominated by Mount Kenya.
City breaks in Kenya
Start with Kenya's vibrant capital city and business centre, Nairobi. Colonial buildings jostle for space with glistening skyscrapers, including the Kenyatta International Conference Centre with its 30-storey round tower. Or relax in Kenya's second city of Mombasa, the coastal capital and beach resort hub. Lose yourself in its Old Town's labyrinth of winding lanes.
Things to do in Kenya
Take in Kenya's wilderness on a safari to Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, or Tsavo National Park. You'll see rhinos and flamingos at Lake Nakuru, and migrating wildebeest in the Masai Mara Game Reserve during October. Explore Kenya's coast, a long stretch of white-sand beach with coral reefs to snorkel off shore. Take a trip to laidback Lamu Island.