From the peaks of Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the wildlife filled plains of Maasai Mara and Serengeti, experience the breathtaking beauty of East Africa’s landscapes and wildlife with our expertly guided mountain expeditions and safaris.
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Wanderlust Outdoors Kenya
Kenya is world renown as a holiday destination for all types of discerning travelers, from the solo traveler who seeks an escape, to the adventurous family seeking a well-deserved holiday.
From rolling green grassland savannas, to wild animals, to amazing and breathtaking sceneries.
From sandy beaches to pristine coral reefs teeming with aquatic wildlife, Kenya has it all. And of course, not forgetting the warmth and welcoming spirit of the Kenyan people.
Wanderlust Outdoors is all about creating memories and unforgettable experiences.
We have designed several tours for the holiday seeker who would love to learn about culture, out for adventure or simply out to have fun and unwind under the African sun, while still enjoying all the trappings of a perfect holiday.
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Over the years we have had the pleasure of hosting clients from many backgrounds and nationalities. This is what they have to say about us.
~ Nick Langford – Loughton, UKProfessionalism and care.
“Desmond managed our group of cyclists with a great mix of professionalism and care. He ensured that all our concerns were met and made us feel comfortable so we could enjoy the ride and take in the amazing scenery and ever changing cultures of our road and gravel trip. I would have no hesitation to recommend Wanderlust to anyone wishing to experience the great outdoors Kenya has to offer.”
~ Weru K – Nairobi, KenyaLovely experience with lots of memories.
“The favourite part of my trip was scaling the heights of Mt. Kenya, via the beautiful glacial lakes on Chogoria side of the mountain. A swim would have been way too cold but a gaze was as warm as any other day off the mountain. For all that dare, be prepared to be amazed.”
~Erica Z – New Orleans, USALet Wanderlust show you the real Africa!
“Desmond is the most energetic and knowledgeable guide and outdoorsman in Kenya. From cycling from Nairobi to Mombasa, to climbing nearly every mountain peak in East Africa, he and his team will make sure you are having a safe and fun adventure. I've seen nearly every corner of Kenya with him, and I can't wait for the next trip. 1st choice for Diaspora travelers as well!”
~Stella M – Leeds UKGreat experience!
I hiked up Mt Meru, Tanzania in 2018 and Mt Kenya in 2019 using Wanderlust. The trips were organised professionally and Desmond, our tour leader, was very knowledgeable and energetic as he guided us expertly and treated us very well. I would recommend him to any outdoor enthusiasts wanting to do a trip within East Africa.
~Rose Kane – IrelandKenyan Adventure!
Wanderlust Outdoors were recommended to me by a previous customer, and I had no hesitation booking with them based on the feedback. Desmond tailored an itinerary to suit my short time in Kenya. Desmond was exceptional and a very knowledgeable guide. I had lots of flexibility to make any changes as I went along too which was ideal, and Desmond was also available to answer any questions I had in advance. He always took care to ensure I was getting the most out of the holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip and have no hesitation in recommending Wanderlust Outdoors for a Kenyan adventure holiday.
~Odunga Abuodha – Nairobi, KenyaPoint Lenana to Kilimanjaro
The climb to point Lenana was on my bucket list and fate chanced the meeting with Desmond and Wanderlust Outdoors. We were myself and my 11yr old son, and a friend and his 10yr old son. The organisation was top-notch, from the pre-climb preparation to get physically into it, to the gear and advise on what to bring. Our concerns for the little ones was quickly settled as we embarked on the journey. We had a professional crew of porters, warm and social. The guides were splendid and I must say, we enjoyed every bit of it. The bonding with my child was a moment I will always cherish. We went up slowly, and as luck would have it, it was the "mildest" weather, as mild can be.
~Linet M – Nairobi, KenyaMt Kilimanjaro Birthday Summit
I had an amazing experience with Wanderlust Outdoors when I took on Mt. Kilimanjaro to celebrate my 40th birthday. The route and plan were all in my favour and on 14th September 2019 I as I turned 40yrs old I was at Uhuru peak, the roof of Africa!!!!! The expedition was well organised including a professional and pleasant team (guide, chef and porter) on the trail. The birthday cake surprise after descending was awesome and had me in tears!
~Diedrick K – NetherlandsGreat Experience
Mt. Kenya organized by Wanderlust. What a great experience! I can highly recommend them as your climbing partner when you have decided to climb this beautiful mountain. Personalized planning, and a very professional team, provided by Desmond and Wanderlust. Will plan the next trip with them again! Not only for mountain climbing.
~Wendy N – Nairobi KenyaThe Best Travel Decision I Ever Made
I have used Wanderlust Outdoors several times, and I keep coming back because it is the best travel company you can use for activity-related, cultural, and even solo trips anywhere in Kenya. In February 2019, I contacted Desmond for a Bike Safari and together with my kids (9 and 6 years olds) we were able to cycle amongst herds of grazing zebras, wildebeest, antelopes, ostriches, and even giraffes. It was a most pleasant experience. In April of 2019, a group of friends booked a mixed activity and cultural tour of Northern Kenya with Wanderlust Outdoors. The 7-day tour was simply stunning. Desmond was with us the entire time and he took excellent care of us. He is also a very knowledgeable tour guide and very much at home anywhere in the country. This made our trip very enjoyable. I would highly recommend Wanderlust Outdoors to anyone looking for a great travel experience; customised unique tours, and excellent customer service.
~ Edwin K – NetherlandsThe Best for Kilimanjaro & Niche Safaris
Personal involvement of Desmond, the owner of Wanderlust, made the whole trip 100% right. He works with the best people for every adventure, in our case the Kilimanjaro. I climbed the mountain with my sons and we all made it at the same time thanks to Salim, the guide, and his team. Only the best tour operators work with the best guides.
~Sebastiaan KUnique and perfect experience
Better late than never… - in February 2022 my father, my two brothers and I reached the summit of the Kilimanjaro. Desmond (owner of Wanderlust) joined us and made sure his friend and our guide, Salim, gathered the best team as possible. The energy and motivation of this entire team is something you can’t describe with words. Without them, we wouldn’t have reached the summit. It was one of the thoughest experiences for me and my family, but they did everything in their power to make sure we would reach it. Besides, the food was great too. Every meal was great even though the cooking possibilities were limited! Everything just worked out perfectly during this trip thanks to Desmund and Wanderlust!
~Deedee HMt. Kenya with friends
We had an amazing trip up to Mt Kenya organised by Desmond and his company Wanderlust! The team, guides, and porters, were put together carefully and ensured a smooth trip from beginning to end. The food provided was great too. Would definitely recommend Wanderlust if you are planning any adventure in Kenya or East Africa.
~Danique De MMount Kenya
What an experience!!! 3 nights up Mount Kenya, with unique camping sites. Wanderlust had put together an amazing team to take care of us, cook great food and guide us to the top. Would definitely recommend this trip and organization!
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1. Can I come with my whole family?
YES you can. This tour is designed for all types of adventurists of all ages and physical ability.
2. What about the Mountain Tours?
These tours are designed for hikers and mountain lovers of ages 10 and above. It is a physically strenuous activity, and requires medium to high levels of fitness and an adventurous spirit.
3. What about young children?
If need be, and if informed in advance, we shall make all necessary arrangements to ensure that all age groups are catered for, with extra attention being given to the very young and those advanced in age at no extra cost.
4. What if I would like to extend my tour?
From the end of this tour, and at an additional cost, one is able to extend their stay in order to enjoy other tourist trappings that Kenya has to offer, choose from our range of exciting tours or we can customize a safari just for you. Just let us know beforehand and we shall arrange everything for you.
5. Tell me more about accommodation.
You shall stay in 4 star hotels and lodges but where unavailable in 3 star rated facilities. As per itinerary certain days may be designated as camping days where accommodation will be outdoors in comfortable premium tents. Luxury accommodation in 5 star facilities can be arranged on request at an extra cost. Although we shall be off the reach of dangerous animals at all times, all hotels, campsites and wildlife lodges have armed guards to ensure your safety and security.
6. What about food?
Food is prepared from locally sourced and organically grown ingredients. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals shall be served at all times. Be ready to snack on a lot of tropical fruits. Consideration shall be made for people with special dietary needs. Be sure to let us know beforehand.
7. For Bike Safari what if I can’t carry my own bike?
You shall be cycling on relatively flat savannah off-road trails, with a few technical sections on some days, including steep uphill, downhill and switchbacks. That said, a good hardtail or XC bike will serve you well for the whole safari, preferably with tubeless tyres.
8. What if I can’t carry my own bike?
Wanderlust Outdoors understands that not everyone can carry their bikes from their homes. To address this, you have the option of hiring a good quality bike locally. Please alert us well before the tour begins if you choose this option.
9. In case of an accident?
In the unfortunate event of an emergency, then one shall be evacuated (by either air or road ambulance) covered by Wanderlust Outdoors, to the best hospital as per your Travel Insurance Policy.
10. Let’s talk COVID.
All persons coming into Kenya must be in possession of a negative Covid-19 PCR Certificate, acquired no more than 96 hours prior to arrival; with the PCR Certificate also having been validated under the Trusted Travel platform for those travelling by air. (Please note that the rapid test is not acceptable). The Kenya government launched a vaccination drive in March 2021 and have targeted to vaccinate half the adult population by the end of 2021. A few days before you depart from your country of origin, (preferably after you have received your Covid-19 negative certificate), you will then need to register online on https://ears.health.go.ke/airline_registration/ . This is the Kenya Government Ministry of Health Travelers Health Surveillance Form and is being collected as part of public health response to the Corona Virus pandemic. After you register, you will get a QR CODE which you will print out and present to the Port Health Officer upon arrival into the Nairobi Airport. It is important to physically have a copy of this QR code. This form is very easy to complete. PCR testing facilities are widely available to conduct tests as required for your trip back home.
11. What should I be afraid of?
Absolutely nothing. Kenya is a safe tourist destination. In addition to that, we believe that the outdoors unites us as a people, both foreign and local. Wanderlust Outdoors does not condone any form of targeted discrimination or hate with regards to Race, Gender, Sex, Religion or Orientation.
12. Are entry visas available upon arrival in Nairobi?
The Kenya entry visa is no longer available upon arrival into Nairobi. You will have to apply for this in advance online. To apply, you will go to http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
We will provide you with a confirmation letter for your safari indicating your confirmation safari itinerary. This letter will be sufficient for you to apply for the Evisa.