Kenya Group Tours for Solo Travelers
Travel solo as part of a group tour to Kenya
Why travel solo to Kenya?
Ever wanted to feel like you’re in a nature documentary? Kenya is the African safari you’ve always dreamed of…
Think of Africa and you probably imagine sweeping savannahs teeming with wildlife: big cats prowling through long grass, vast herds of wildebeest streaming across the Mara River and an abundance of zebras, giraffes, elephants and other Lion King favourites lazing in the shade of acacia trees. In short, what you think of is Kenya’s Masai Mara.
With over 50 national parks and reserves, Kenya offers some of the most thrilling wildlife viewing in the world – complete with classic safari vehicles, top-notch guides and boutique tented camps. Add to this activities like cycling, ziplining and the chance to float across the plains in a hot air balloon, and you’ve got yourself the trip of a lifetime. Luckily, our flagship adventure through Kenya ticks off all of these activities, and more…
Top places to visit in Kenya
Time your trip right (July-October) and you might witness the Great Migration when over a million wildebeest head north from their breeding grounds in Tanzania’s Serengeti. Even without the migration, the Mara offers some of the world’s best game viewing, excellent accommodation and the chance to mingle with the Maasai.
Hell's Gate National Park
Named for its geothermal activity, this park within Kenya’s legendary Great Rift Valley is a dramatic landscape of towering red escarpments, scrub-clad volcanoes and belching plumes of steam. It’s also one of the few national parks that you’re allowed to explore by bicycle, with a chance to spot giraffes, zebras and buffalos from your saddle.
Fringed with papyrus and backed with purple mountains, the Rift Valley’s highest lake is like a vast inland sea. Supporting over 350 species of bird – including fish eagles, herons and kingfishers – it’s a birdwatcher’s paradise, but keep your eyes peeled for hippos, crocodiles and other big game that come to drink on its shores.
A pristine forest with rivers, caves and waterfalls, Kereita is the perfect setting for some outdoor adventure. As well as hiking and biking trails, the forest is home to East Africa’s longest zipline tour, where you can whizz across the treetops reaching speeds of up to 60 kph whilst taking in the views of Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain.
What are the national languages?
Swahili and English
What is the currency?
East Africa Time is GMT+3
Top three experiences
1. Game drives in the Masai Mara
2. Ziplining across the Kereita Forest
3. Cycle safari in Hell’s Gate National Park
Top five dishes to try
1. Ugali – cornmeal porridge, often served with vegetable or meat stew
2. Matoke – rich stew made from green bananas, tomatoes and onions
3. Nyama choma – roasted meat, often goat, beef or chicken
4. Kuka paka – aromatic chicken curry with a fiery kick
5. Mandazi – samosa-shaped donuts infused with coconut and cardamom
Average temp in high season
What's the weather like?
Kenya has a tropical climate and there are generally two rainy seasons; short rains are from October to December and the long rains last from March to June. The average summer temperature in Kenya is 31ºC (89ºF) and the average winter temperature is 16ºC (61ºF).
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