Kenya

In 2014, the African adventure of our very own Charlie and the founder of Charlie’s Travels, Charles Witlox, began in Kenya. As Kenya serves as the home base for much of our team, we’re intimately familiar with all of its hidden gems. Over the years, we’ve crafted routes and activities that you won’t find anywhere else. And, okay, we might be just a tad biased, but believe us when we say that Kenya is an incredibly beautiful and diverse country. From nature and wildlife to mountains, hills, vibrant tribes, tropical beaches, bustling cities, and charming villages – Kenya has it all!

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About Kenya

Kenya is a surprisingly diverse country! Within an hour drive from the capital city Nairobi, you’ll find the lushest tea fields; another hour further, you’re suddenly driving across vast savannas or standing on the shores of Lake Naivasha and doing a staring contest with hippos. From breathtaking nature to inspiring culture, the indigenous peoples let you experience this country in its purest form and will broaden your worldview.


But Kenya is also one of Africa’s most beloved safari destinations for a reason. This country is home to the world’s most beautiful natural parks, teeming with wildlife. You can tick off those Big Five!


And did you know that in Kenya you also have the most stunning white beaches, along the dazzling, azure Indian Ocean?
In short, Kenya has all the ingredients to experience the real Africa. We have discovered the most beautiful routes and hidden gems and would love to show them to you. Questions? Our Kenya specialists are more than happy to assist you: request a free travel proposal or send a Whatsapp!

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Sustainable travel in Kenya: what does that look like?

Sustainable travel. You are hip and totally anno 2023 when you travel sustainably. No wonder sustainable and responsible travel is hot and happening. But how do you do it? How do you make sure your intentions match your actions? Below we list a few points on how you can make your trip to Kenya as sustainable as possible.

1. We are on the ground

As our colleagues have built a life here, space has also opened up for making lasting connections. Connections that have grown into great partnerships!

2. Local partners: no middlemen!

We work closely with local partners so that your hard-earned pennies go to local people and not Henk from Amsterdam who has twenty-five hotel chains to his name.

3. Off the beaten track experiences

With our 4×4 or motorcycle under the bum, we are always looking for new experiences. Not only fun for you, but also for the locals.

4. Small-scale accommodations and homestays - no big chains!

We work with local partners with small-scale accommodations, so the money you pay for an overnight stay actually stays in the country where you stay. This way you help the local economy to a higher level.

5. Co2 Offset - collaborations with local initiatives.

To keep your ecological footprint as small as possible, we offset your CO2 emissions. To achieve this, we work with several local partners who join us in striving for a greener world.

6. Travel by train instead of plane!

Flying from Nairobi to Mombasa? Did you know you can also go by train? Six hours of the most amazing views and also kind to the globe.

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Unique & Authentic Experiences

Mount Suswa

A magnificent motorcycle ride with views of volcanoes, hidden lava caves, a hike to the crater and a visit to Masai Reuben and his particularly large family. Welcome to Mount Suswa!

Sailing Around Lamu Archipelago

Lamu is Kenya's oldest inhabited town and the ultimate historic-cultural melting pot. As you stroll through the narrow alleyways, you'll notice Arabian influences everywhere: beautifully decorated Swahili doorways leading to spacious courtyards. In Lamu, you can also enjoy relaxing on the beach and sailing on a traditional dhow!

Mount Suswa

A magnificent motorcycle ride with views of volcanoes, hidden lava caves, a hike to the crater and a visit to Masai Reuben and his particularly large family. Welcome to Mount Suswa!

Sailing Around Lamu Archipelago

Lamu is Kenya's oldest inhabited town and the ultimate historic-cultural melting pot. As you stroll through the narrow alleyways, you'll notice Arabian influences everywhere: beautifully decorated Swahili doorways leading to spacious courtyards. In Lamu, you can also enjoy relaxing on the beach and sailing on a traditional dhow!

See all of our experiences in Kenya here

Check out our new proprietary routes

The most unique, exhilarating and challenging adventures are, of course, not something we dream up from behind our desks. That’s why we started the Africa Inside Out project. With a car full of content creators, cameras, drones and laptops, we crisscrossed Kenya. Here we worked with the locals to map out new routes for you. We captured all this in over 20 videos and blogs! Below you can see the summary videos of the two Kenya chapters: Railway Stories and Northern Conservancies. Using the buttons below you can find more videos and blogs where we elaborate on the topics from these videos. Check them out!

Highlights, but just a little different

Why travel with Charlie’s Travels?

We are “On the ground” in africa

The team lives and works all over Africa and therefore has a lot of first-hand knowledge and experience.

We develop our own routes

Wherever Charlie and his team travel, they develop new routes and experiences together with local entrepreneurs.

Every trip is co-creation

We tailor each trip based on your wishes and our African knowledge. Everything is possible and nothing is too crazy! Give us a try?

We work in a responsible and sustainable way

Charlie’s Travels works together with local partners and contributes to CO2 projects to offset environmental pollution.