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Visit Kenya on a solo trip to see the big five and enjoy spectacular landscapes, national parks, and nature reserves.

There are also tons of places that welcome solo travelers and most relish their time anywhere around the country.

It’s easy to go wild in Kenya, whether over a week or three.

 It’s number-one for safaris and the Big Five wildlife encounters.

But you’ll also be thrilled by its volcanoes in the Great Rift Valley, and trekking Africa’s second-highest mountain. Mount Kenya.
This article is going to highlight some of the best places to visit thus giving tourists a complete guide to Kenya safaris trips

Maasai Mara

The Maasai mara reputation precedes itself. 

Rolling savannah, packed full of big cats and bigger elephants, is home to the great migration and a bucket list destination for most travelers to Kenya.

It is also a great place to hop on a group tour and make friends.

Many lodges and camps waive their single supplement in the off-season making it more attractive to solo travelers.

The Maasai Mara is arguably one of the greatest wildlife experiences in the world and is probably worth it.  

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is unquestionably beautiful.

With views across the hippo-filled lake, soaring fever trees hiding colobus monkeys, and even the odd giraffe or zebra popping by to say hello. 

Naivasha also has large restaurants with a great vibe that attracts all kinds of visitors, young and old.

In the long lazy afternoon, residents relax at the bar and restaurants and this makes it a better place for solo travelers in Kenya.


There is a lot to do in Kenya’s capital city, and you will probably have to pass through Nairobi before moving on to other destinations. 

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All are easily and safely done and the only wildlife park within a city is Nairobi National Park. 

The Rift Valley

The Great rift valley is a ridge that Runs through Kenya from Lebanon to Mozambique.

The valley is bordered by escarpments to the east and west. The floor is broken by volcanoes, some still active, and some of the world’s finest lakes, and plains.

The Great Rift valley has fertile soils and thus great vegetation which provides plentiful for wildlife. 

The most notable lake on the floor of the valley is Lake Naivasha which has huge flocks of beautiful flamingos.


Mount Kenya 

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-highest mountain and Kenya’s highest. 

Its snowy peak sits above Laikipia’s parks and conservancies. 

The mountain is climbable even for a novice and many tour companies offer expeditions up the mountain and along the rivers, gorges, and game reserves that surround it. 

Laikipia, and its largest town, Nanyuki, are in Kenya’s highlands so things can get a little chilly up there in the colder months.

Diani Beach

Diani Beach is the most popular tourist destination on the Kenyan coast and is probably the most set up for solo travel. 

Miles of white sand beach fronted by turquoise seas make it a honeymoon hotspot for global travelers, but there are some cool little hostels and bars for those traveling alone.


Kenya has hostels, hotels, tented camps, plush lodges, sweet Airbnb’s, and campsites where you can find accommodation suited to solo travelers. 

You can negotiate deals or ask them to waive the single supplement if you travel on a solo trip.

Airbnb owners often prefer a quiet single person who will take care of their property to a rowdy party. 

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