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Kenya’s cultural mosaic is Africa in miniature, with almost every main African tongue spoken and over forty distinct ethnic groups. Kenya is one of the only places in Africa where you can watch a lion-kill in the morning, then drift over coral reefs in a glass-bottomed boat off tropical Mombasa in the afternoon.

Diving in Kenya

Along the entire Kenyan coast stretches a vast fringing coral reef protected from overfishing and development in many places by Marine Park laws. Parts of this reef have been visibly damaged by el Nino, however, rumours of slack policing within the Marine Parks is another possible contributing factor. But even in the affected areas, once you get past 10m depth there lies a wealth of colourful hard and soft corals together with a tremendously diverse marine fauna. The positive signs of regrowth are definately in place. Don’t arrive expecting boundless landscapes of luxurious coral carpeting draped over the seabed. A fringing reef tends to stretch along a coastline and is mainly patchy areas of coral with some stunningly active coral heads teeming with life.

If you’re looking for the big blue experience, dramatic walls, with a constant 30m visibility and large pelagics on every dive, you will be dissappointed. Whalesharks can be spotted in the season but not often. If you can accept that these encounters are rare, and you are interested enough to content yourself with ‘smaller’ reef life, Kenya has much to offer.

Perhaps it is your starting point already, but combining your diving adventure with a safari to one of the beautiful national parks such as the Masai Mara is an absolute must.

East Africa has a lot to offer if you like nature. The incredible topside and underwater adventures are sure to provide you with an exhilarating and enriching experience that will create a lifetime of memories

Location of Kenya

Larger than Germany, equatorial Kenya has five neighbours and three major water bodies, the azure Indian Ocean, Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana.

What you can do in Kenya

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Ashley August 12, 2017

Want to get a quote of the amount for the overland struck and 12 seater shuttle


Christopher September 03, 2017

Could I book a 1st class berth for two people on the Jambo Kenya Deluxe from Nairobi to Mombasa.


vannier September 04, 2017

We would to make a reservation for train tickets Nairobi to Monbasa with the lunatic express



Dimitri September 04, 2017

Would it be possible to book 2 tickets from Nairobi to Mombassa for the eleventh of september?

Thank you,
Yours faithfully,



Professor Desta Mebratu September 18, 2017

I wish to make a booking for a couple for a trip on Jambo Kenya Deluxe for Sunday 24 September.


Cordula September 22, 2017

Dear Sirs,

we like to travel by train from Nairobi to Mombasa on Friday, the 27th of October. When is the train leaving nairobi and when will we arrive? Is there a nighttrain?
Please informe me about the time table that we can decide, which train we want to use.
We are two adults and two children, age 8 and 10. We like two book than two first class cabins. Is that possible at your travelagency?

Thank you,




Elijah September 26, 2017

Hi, I am lookinf to hire prados, 15 of them or more for an organization based in Nairobi.

Kind regards,



Fannie September 30, 2017


I would like to book a ticket for the train in january. Can you please help me?

All the best,

mrs. Fannie


George October 10, 2017

Require an overland truck this Saturday


Brian October 13, 2017

To whom it may concern

Can you pleae give me a price on hire of an overland truck for 8.5 months. We will not require a driver and the truck will be traveling through a vast amount of countries (moroçco down the coast to capetown south africa then back up to cairo egypt through botswana kenya ect) or do you have any used overland trucks for sale.


William October 16, 2017


We are planning a one-day tree planting and bush fun expedition to a place called Ivovoani Bush Farm, Makueni (110km from Nairobi in April 2018 and possibly October 2018. We will have Kenyan and international green warriors on the trip.

Each participant will pay her own transport. The project must pay for itself.

Event will be in be rainy season. We need a tour bus that can handle off road in mud. Sand trucks make it so 4×4 is not necessary but is welcome if pricing is ok.

What are your charges for the vehicle hire?




Evans October 17, 2017

Ticket for18th, October Mombasa Nairobi


Michel November 04, 2017

Hi guys, I would like to hire the overland truck next year Aug / December. Please advise on the daily rates.


Audrey November 14, 2017


We live in Nairobi (Karen). Looking for a quote for a 4×4 safari vehicle and driver to take us to Nakuru National Park we will be staying at Flamingo Hill Camp leaving early on 27 December and returning on 29 December. We will be 9 people.All fees included




Victor November 16, 2017

Good morning,

I would like to know the availability of a Toyota Land Cruiser on 30th November. Rental and driver only, one day. Destination and purpose: Safari at Nairobi National Park.

Thank you.


Magdalena November 22, 2017

Good morning I would like to know the timetable for the Jambo train from Nairobi please for next December.
Thanks in advance


Rishi November 23, 2017

We would like to hire an overland truck to go to northern Kenya up to Turkana for about 7 days.
How much would a truck cost per day and is fuel and driver inclusive in that cost?
Thank you,


Klaudia November 24, 2017

Hi there,

Would it be possible to buy tickets for 4 people for train from Nairobi to Mombasa on 4th December 2017, second class?

Thanks in advance!


daniel November 25, 2017

please i need a track that can take 16 pax to Mara on 21 – 23thDEC17


hatem November 27, 2017

Dear Sir,

We are looking to hire a 4*4 Prado for one week in December with the following condition:
1. Driving one day from Nairobi to Baringo Lake, 6 days at Baringo lake
the driving back to Nairobi.
2. Car hire quotation per day is to be inclusive of the following:
a. Driver and car on open hours
b. Fuel


calvin December 11, 2017

i would like to book the over night train for two adults and one child who is 10 years old, first class please.


Esteban December 13, 2017

Hi, I saw that you offer to buy train tickets from abroad. I’m looking to get 2 return tickets Nairobi – Mombasa, departure from Nairobi on December 29th and return on January 1st.

Let me know if you offer it, if they’re still tickets available, how to pay you and how will I receive the tickets.

Thanks in advance


leeminsoo December 15, 2017

I want to get JAMBO KENYA DELUXE train from Jan/18/2018 at Nairobi. 2 people Is that abavailable?


Lumina December 15, 2017

TWO tickets from nairobi to Mombasa


Boyd December 16, 2017

Dear mr/mrs,

We would like to book a trainride from Nairobi to Mombasa on 29 or 30 december. Is it possible to book tickets with you? We are with a party of 6 people from Belgium.

Kind Regards,


lee December 18, 2017

I want to reserve train ticket from
Nairobi to Mombasa on Jan/18/2018
Can you show me the time table?


Bruna January 01, 2018

Train: mombasa – nairobi


Chia January 02, 2018

Hello, I would like to book a 1st Class ticket departing Mombasa for Nairobi on the 28th of January. Would this be possible? Thank you


Tim January 05, 2018

I would like to book 2 adults second class onto train (with ferry included) from mombassa to hotel sonrisa just past diani (next to 40 thieves).

Please confirm how to go about doing this.


Bauer January 11, 2018

Please let me have the folloginw infos:
– what is the Taxi price Mombasa tran
station to Nyali Beach? 2 persons


Allen January 13, 2018

Hello, what is the cost for a van a driver for 8 passengers (3 adults, 5 children) for the following days?

5 Feb: Drive Nairobi to Nyeri and stay overnight
6 Feb: Site-see around Nyeri drive to Naivasha an stay overnight
7 Feb: Site-see around Crescent Island and return to Nairobi
8 Feb: Site-see around Nairobi
9 Feb: Site-see around Nairobi, drop-off at NBO Airport



Alfredah January 14, 2018

Picked at the train strong to diani


Vincent January 15, 2018

Quotation for an overlund truck 4 days Nanyuki/Laikipia on an all inclusive rate


steven January 20, 2018

I am a Kenyan in need of an overland truck 26 seater, for a day,please bring me up to speed on your charges


Janet January 21, 2018

Train booking Nairobi to mombasa and to Nairobi agsin


LIDIA January 23, 2018

Good morning!
i would like to receive information about the lunatic express. Could you kindly send me information?


Diana March 04, 2018

Dear Sirs,

We are a family of 5 (3 children 16,12,10 years old) from Slovakia planning our 13 days long holidays in Kenya with plan to drive from Nairobi airport to Lake Turkana (Kalacha, Loiyangalani).

Do you know any offers for 13 days long car rental (July 24th, cca 8,30 PM – August 6th 2018 cca 8 PM):

A: 4WD for 5 with roof tent and camping equipment (we fit in sleeping space for 4)
B: 4WD vehicle for 5 persons (without tent…)
C: 4WD vehicle for 7 persons

Thank you.


Piotr March 11, 2018

i want to reserve and buy 2 ticekts in first class lunatic train mombasa – nairobi for tuesday 20.03.2018


Justus March 29, 2018

Please give us the cost for overland truck for a group of 110pax 2 nights Amboseli


Justus March 29, 2018

please quote for us overland Truck to Amboseli for 2 nights 10+11 July


Arshni April 03, 2018

Hi. I want to enquire about the overland trucks. Please get back to me


Mila April 03, 2018

I was wondering about the lunatic train and where to get tickets. Im visiting Kenya in August!

Hope you can help me!

Kind regards,


Eric July 12, 2018

Need a 12 seater saturday 14th this month for ngong hills hike plz


Kaushal July 12, 2018

12 seater bus for traveling by group of three family required from 20 Aug to 22 Aug Ex Nairobi as per below route:
20 Aug: Nairobi to Naivasha on Moi South Lake Rd ( we may board the bus at Kobil Petrol station on the way Kamandura – Mai Mahiu – Narok Rd, Mai Mahiu)
20 Aug: Night stay at Resort/Hotel in Naivasha
21 Aug: Naivasha to Sweetwaters serena camp Nanyuki
21 Aug: Night stay at campsite
22 Aug: return from Nanyuki to Nairobi
Please give your quote with driver service and pricing conditions.


maime July 16, 2018

would like to hire a mini van or 12 seater shuttle bus for 6-8 days. nairobi to makindu to mombasa. 4 nights in mombasa then back to nairobi- perhaps 2 day hire in nairobi possible


Alex July 20, 2018


I’d like to book an overnight train on Monday, August 6th. How can I book it?


Anne July 25, 2018

Good afternoon,
I would like to inquire about your overland trucks. What is the daily rental rate? How many trucks do you have? May I view them in person?


Owori July 29, 2018

I need a van today urgently can someone call


Dhruv July 29, 2018

I want to reserve for a day


stefan July 31, 2018

a overland bus for five days


Mohamed August 05, 2018


I’m enquiring about car hire from Nairobi to Mombasa on the 11th of August. Preferably looking for a Prado and also request services of a driver for the trip.



Nicholas August 05, 2018

I need a 9 seater van immediately.


romi August 10, 2018

good morning can im booking train tickets


Maria August 10, 2018

Ciao, vorrei prenotare il Madaraka express da Nairobi a Mombasa, mi potete aiutare?


Apurva August 11, 2018

Hi, I want to book 2 train tickets for Nairobi to Mombasa on 22nd August. please let me know if you can help with this.



Peter August 13, 2018

Esteemed Client,

Acacia Camp Mara Now Open Under New Management

Acacia Camp Masai Mara is stone throw away from Ololamutiek Gate in the Masai Mara Conservancy Area, and only 15 Kilometers from Sekenani Gate, you’ll find Acacia Camp nestled on 8 acres of manicured ground sprinkled generously with Acacia trees and other floral that’s unique to this savannah country.

Acacia Camp looks onto the Meguarra hills and the stream that meanders by on the bottom end forms a natural border to the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Acacia Camp Masai Mara is divided into two sections, one which boasts 24 permanent tents, each with twin beds and private porch. The rooms are not en-suite but solar lighting and mobile phone charging is provided

The other section is an open ground available for campers to pitch their tents. There is a large communal dining area where your safari cook will serve your meals and you can relax with a cold drink and talk to other campers.

And after dinner you can retire to the camp fire and discuss the day’s safari encounters and meet the local Masai warriors. The clean and well-maintained bathroom facilities are separate for men and women and have hot showers and flush toilets. There are also basins with mirrors.

Acacia Camp has no formal restaurant and meals are served on prior request. there are three well-lit cooking areas where campers can prepare meals.

Acacia Camp Masai Mara has clean, modern ablution blocks, boasting of flush toilets and refreshing hot water showers plus 24 hours security, guest’s comfort and peace of mind is guaranteed. Generator lighting is available at the eating area and the ablution block. Acacia Camp Masai Mara has no swimming pool.

For bookings and enquiries, Kindly call or email back for more details.

Acacia Eco Camps & Lodges Ltd


SHARON August 16, 2018

Hi, I would like to book 4 tickets for the Jumbo Deluxe train, departing from nairobi on Sunday August 19th.


Rex August 17, 2018

We need to rent a Land Cruiser, self drive, for one month (Jan 10 to Feb 12) for Kenya safari. Can you provide and if so can you please revert with your best rate for that entire period?
Thank you,


Geoffrey August 19, 2018

Hallo. Wish to book for Three passengers tommorw morning.


Dounia August 21, 2018

We are going To Kenya with my husband in october and we are looking for a guide to go to masai mara and amboseli for a safari of 4 or 5 days.
We search for a guide in private 4×4 jeep

What the the price? We have a medium budget
Thank you!


Kibali africa Tours August 22, 2018

We are a tour company based in Nyahururu.

We are organizing a 3 days tour for our clients from Nyahururu to Maasai mara on 19th-21st October 2018.

Kindly let us know how much you charge the overland truck for hire per day.



John August 29, 2018

How much is land cruizer and RAV4 hire per day with dtiver . want to go to samburu, Namunyak area


Samuel September 04, 2018

Kindly send me a price catalogue for your minibuses and vans for day trips within Nairobi and to Nakuru, Naivasha, Nanyuki.

Also for the overland truck trips to Marsabit and TZ.


Leila September 09, 2018

Could you please send me the requirements and cost of renting the 4×4 with roof tent? Is it available for self drive and can it be rented to drive out of Kenya.
Thank you!


clara September 10, 2018

Dear Staff,

Greetings. I hope this finds you well.

Kindly wish to know if you have STO rates for vehicle hire for Tour Operators, If so kindly forward the same to me for perusal thanks.


ANDREW September 11, 2018

Can you please advise what days the sleeper service runs from Mombasa to Nairobi, times and if I can book online.

Thank you


Edyta September 25, 2018


I am contacting to you from Travel Club solisci from Poland. I have been trying to buy train tickets for my group of 16 people but this is impossible to do it without Kenya number
Can you help me with purchase?


Dana November 07, 2018

mombasa to nairobi train on saturday nov 10 morning departure


Daniel November 12, 2018

Hi kindly give a quote for 28 seater overland truck for 3 days to samburu national park.Also advise if you have a package inclusive of tents and mattresses.


Jane November 16, 2018

Booking Nairobi to Mombasa for 17 December


Elijah November 21, 2018

Dear Sir/Madam

Kindly provide me with your day rate for a 25 and 33 seater bus as well as the rate for your overland truck per night to travel long distances.



LAWRENCE November 28, 2018

looking for overland truck for hire to olpajeta on 5th dec.


David November 29, 2018

Do you offer van on self drive?


Guenther December 03, 2018

Where is the right link for online train booking by payment with credit card? If I go to ‘Online Train ticket booking’ there are only explanations but no booking opportunity.


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