Nothing beats quality time with family and friends, and there is no better way to experience the joy and warmth other than being on a road trip with the people you love! We have a collection of Road trip ideas that will provide the perfect way to bond with each other.
Experience the great sceneries that Kenya has to offer. We promise this will be far much more interesting than just flying to the destination.
Kenyan Road Trip Ideas
There are numerous options which you might explore for your family road trip. Here are some of our favorite bush destinations that we highly recommend:
1. iKWETA Safari Camp – Meru National Park
(5 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Nyeri » Nanyuki » Meru)
Drive to Meru National Park a Classic unspoilt safari destination.
At Meru National Park wildlife abounds. It’s one of the best places in Kenya to see wild Rhinos. With ease sight lions, buffalo, elephants, leopards and much more.
Spectacular scenery, unusual landscape and entrancing wilderness make a road trip to Meru National Park special.
iKWETA Safari Camp in Meru National Park offers affordable safari luxury at in the Mt Kenya Region. Take the drive away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the unspoilt nature, bush, wilderness and wildlife.
2. Sarova Shaba – Samburu
(5 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Nyeri » Nanyuki » Isiolo » Shaba)
“Shaba”as many would call it is a real Gem! It’s located in the middle of a desert in the northern part of Kenya. The game lodge is built around a natural terrain of the volcanic desert and has an oasis in it and some numerous beautiful natural springs that flow through the Lodge.
There are so many activities that you will certainly enjoy; game drives, water polo, swimming, board games, or you could opt for a river side SPA treatment overlooking the Ewaso Nyiro River.
The Luxurious rooms at Sarova Shaba face the river. If you would like some extra Luxury, consider taking up the Executive rooms. See More Pictures and Details
3. Mara Intrepids – Masai Mara
(5 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Mai Mahiu » Narok » Masai Mara)
This is one of the most famous spots in the Maasai Mara as it serves as the location where leopards are spotted. It is close to the Mara River, where the Wildebeest migration takes place every year. If your timing is right, you will have a double experience of the migration and the busy road trip to the Mara Intrepids.
Mara Intrepids Luxury Camp is one of the few places in the Mara that has a Kids club making it perfect for families! Enjoy game drive, Sip your Drink and enjoy the sundowner, your children are well taken care of.
NB: Only us a 4 by 4 Vehicle to access this camp. See More Pictures and Details
4. Voyager Ziwani – Tsavo National Park
(4 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Emali » Tsavo)
This 3* Plus camp is strategically placed with a magical view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Voyager Ziwani is located on the western part of Tsavo, and is considered as one of the best bush camps in the region. There is a secluded dam on this camp, which is part of the Sante River. Here you will be able to see crocodiles, hippos and turtles.
While at Voyager Ziwani You can take the much coveted night game drives in this sanctuary. No Park fees need!
The camp has modern tents, which have all the necessary facilities, but still provide the bush experience. With the active Kids club, Voyager Ziwani is perfect for families. See More Pictures and Details
5. Sweetwaters Tented Camp – Ol Pejeta Conservancy
(3 Hrs Drive Nairobi » Nyeri » Nanyuki )
This is a private wildlife conservancy located on the plains of Mount Kenya, in Nanyuki. This is part of Ol Pejeta and is a defined as a sheltered oasis.
The central waterhole attracts wildlife and the scenery is breathtaking. You will find all the big animals and some of the world endangered animals in this conservancy with much ease.
You can take night game drives and guided bush walks. Camel trekking is also part of the activities that you can enjoy in the bush.
Sweetwaters Tented Camp will never disappoint. Get ready for a memorable Safari. See More Pictures and Details
6. Ashnil Samburu Camp – Samburu
(5 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Nyeri » Nanyuki » Isiolo » Samburu)
Ashnil Samburu Camp sits in Buffalo Springs Game Reserve which takes its name from an oasis of crystal clear water at the western end of the reserve. It is separated from Samburu National Reserve by Ewaso Nyiro River and is less hilly and dense yet equally very attractive.
There are a total number of 30 luxury tents; 18 doubles, 9 with twin beds and 3 with triple beds. Each of the exclusive comfortable deluxe tents provides a perfect view of the Ewaso Nyiro River and beautiful surrounding landscape. Every spacious tent consists of a dressing area, sitting area, luggage rack and en-suite facilities to provide a memorable stay close to nature.
7. Tortilis Safari Camp – Amboseli National Park
(5 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Emali » Amboseli)
Amboseli National Park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants and get the spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
The first of its kind, Tortilis Camp was the first “boutique eco-lodge” in Kenya. Every room at the lodge has a glorious view of the Mt Kilimanjaro.
There are numerous activities that one can engage in at Tortilis Camp, they include; Game drives, walks, Sundowner and bush meals.
8. Lake Naivasha Country Club – Naivasha
(2 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Naivasha)
Naivasha is the easiest and most convenient place to travel in the country, ii has lot of activities to be involved in, one can visit; Hells Gate National Park, Crescent Island,Crater lake, Lake Oloiden or climb to the peak of Longonot volcano
Lake Naivasha Country Club is Perfect for both active and leisure travelers with a variety of accommodations and guest facilities, including cottages, a swimming pool, and sumptuous gourmet dining.
9. Mount Kenya Safari Club – Nanyuki
(3 Hrs 33 Mins Drive – Nairobi » Nyeri » Nanyuki)
Nanyuki is in central Kenya, it’s known as a gateway to Mt. Kenya and the wilderness of Mount Kenya National Park.
Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the ideal base for a truly superb holiday in Nanyuki, Kenya. With some of the country’s finest attractions on the doorstep, visitors to the resort can enjoy an enormous range of excursions and activities without spending hours and even days traveling between each, making it one of the most truly best hotels in Kenya.
10. Sentrim Elementaita Lodge – Elementaita
(2 Hrs Drive – Nairobi » Elementaita)
Elementaita is located in between Nakuru and Naivasha, it is a good place to enjoy privacy and the breathtaking landscapes. While there one can tour the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park, the famous Kariandusi museum or the Kekopey hot springs.
Sentrim Elementaita Lodge is the place to be if you are looking for an exquisite getaway on the shores of Lake Elementaita.
There are so many other destinations that will be ideal for a bush road trip, depending on your preference. You might actually have different destinations to add to the thrill of your road trip. This is one of the best ways to enjoy the natural ambience in the wild.