How to go for Safari Travel around Kenya

How to go for Safari Travel around Kenya : Exploring Kenya is every kenya safari tour traveller dream in a beautiful safari nation. Kenya is so wide, so lovely, and so many places to explore. What is the best method to visit Kenya then? The nation has a reasonably extensive travel network. A long drive will be made short by a local flight, and the remaining distance will be covered by buses or taxis. These particulars will be handled for you if you are here on an all-inclusive safari vacation. The top transport providers for getting across Kenya are listed here if you are visiting the country on your own.

Travelling in Kenya by Flights

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport ,the biggest Airport in east and central Africa serves both internal and international flights from all over the world and Africa. Jomo Kenyatta Airport (JKIA) is a large airport with numerous security inspections. I frequently advise using the smaller Wilson airport because of this and its distance from the city. Wilson Airport is somewhat smaller, mostly serving private aircraft and local flights. This airport is mostly used by small internal flights to various destinations across the country

Kenya Airways  flights operates to Eldoret international airport, Kisumu International Airport, Malindi Airport, and Mombasa international airport from JKIA in Nairobi. From JKIA in Nairobi, Jambojet operates 540 flights per day to Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi, and Ukunda. Fly Sax-flights from Wilson to Nairobi to Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi, Mombasa, Ukunda, Lamu, Nanyuki, Isiolo, Wajir, Kitale, Homa Bay, & Maasai Mara fly from Wilson to Nairobi Additionally, you may want to look for African Express Air, Marsaland, JetLink, and East African Safari Air Express (EASAX).

Travelling to Kenya by train

The amazing Madaraka Express, also known as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) train, travels from Nairobi to Mombasa. It’s an affordable, quick, and hygienic mode of transportation. In between the city and the seashore, it makes stops at a number of settlements. It runs two trains: one sluggish train that begins at approximately 8 a.m. (please check the timing in advance) and stops at every station along the way; the other rapid and direct train leaves at 14.30. To make reservations online up to one month in advance, go to their website. There are Ksh1000  adult and Ksh 500 kid tickets for the second class, and Ksh 3000 adult and Ksh1500 child seats for the first class.

Travelling by Public transport

Kenyans travel throughout their country primarily by public bus, which is inexpensive and serves the entire country. Matatus are privately owned minibuses (sometimes known as road hordes) that follow their own set of regulations while using the same routes as buses. They frequently have gaudy paint jobs, loud music, a carefree jump on and jump off policy, and total disregard for traffic safety.


In cities, you can find taxis and Uber, and they are usually not too expensive. Uber can be unpredictable; I’ve seen drivers show up frequently without warning, late, or carrying other passengers. You can find taxis (cars) and bodas (motorbikes) driving about the city or at intersections and gathering places. Rates differ; it is better to check in advance, but even in traffic, budget at least 500 KSH per hour. Three-wheeled motorbikes known as Tuk Tuks are accessible in some locations and are less expensive than traditional taxis.

Self driving around Kenya

The most convenient way to get around Kenya is by car or motorbike rental; there are numerous firms that offer car, motorbike, or scooter (known as a Boda Boda in Kenya) rentals. Travelling through Kenya mandates safe visitors from Europe, Asia and America to always be aware of their surroundings, be alert, and to maintain composure when approaching any kind of vehicle, be it a matatu or a cow. The majority of the major thoroughfares that connect cities to other locations have good-quality roadways.

If you want to go on kenya safari, it’s best to drive outside of Nairobi in a car or 4×4; but, there are some fantastic lengthy stretches of road for bike enthusiasts. A motorbike ride to the Maasai Mara or around the peaceful roads that straddle Tanzania’s borders is a biker’s paradise. It is also best and well recommended to rent a bike and ride it  through the coastal towns making it the most ideal solution to touring the Kenyan coast.

Driving through Kenyan roads

In kenya there are excellent driving conditions and good smooth well maintained tarmacked roads connecting  all major towns and routes that travel to and from Nairobi. It is important to note that the A109 highway, which connects Nairobi and Mombasa, is frequently maintained and is highly trafficked by vehicles, including cars, buses, and slow-moving trucks.  This constant roads maintenance works may delays in your itinerary. Roads in kenya Primarily classified as “C” and “D” are often unpaved and have a variety of potholes and deteriorated surfaces. You may usually count on driving on these all-weather dirt roads for a portion of your final day’s journey. The majority of your driving within the parks will be off-road on dirt roads. These roads’ conditions change with the seasons, with the wet season posing the biggest challenge.

How to go for Safari Travel around Kenya
How to go for Safari Travel around Kenya

Road conditions in Kenya

When travelling in Kenya, stay off of the following roads due to their current poor condition:

Amboseli Route: Google Maps provides two possibilities if you’re thinking of taking a road journey to Amboseli National Park. Steer clear of the C103 route, which splits off at the Athi River and heads towards the border with Namanga. The state of this road is deteriorating, which prolongs travel times and damages cars. Alternatively, stay on the Mombasa-Kimana highway, take a diversion at Emali town, and proceed to Kimana town and the Kimana gate by following the well-kept C102.

Masai Mara via Maji Moto: This road is used by a  majority of Kenya safari visitors entering  Masai Mara National Reserve through this fully tarmacked C12 at Sekanani gate, use caution if your itinerary passes through Maji Moto. The C11 is a rocky road that might harm your car and increase travel time, so avoid taking it. Follow the directions to Sekenani gate on the suggested C12 route, and then follow the road signs to Maji Moto Eco Camp. Masai Mara – Oloololo Gate (C13) – The C13 road, which leads to the Talek and Musiara Gates of the Maasai Mara National Reserve as well as Oloololo Gate of the Mara Triangle, is now in bad shape and should be avoided.

Mombasa Shortcut (C107): Taking the C107 south to Kinango from Mariakani is not a good way to avoid Mombasa. It is not advised to utilise this road due to its poor condition.

Avoid using minor routes as shortcuts when driving in Kenya as they might not be well maintained. Don’t start experimenting while you’re not sure which route would be best for your self-drive road trip.

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