Kenya Travel Guide: Best in the 47 Counties of Kenya

Kenya Travel Guide: Explore. Discover. Experience.

While most people visit Kenya for its wildlife, beaches, and tourist hotspots like Diani, Maasai Mara, and Watamu, the rest of the country has way more to offer.

Kenya is an incredible country to travel around and vacation in. There are many things to do in the country’s 47 counties. And Kenyans are some of the friendliest people in the World.

This Kenya travel guide includes things to do and see, places to visit, transportation, and where to stay around the 47 counties of Kenya.

Besides trains and bus travel, it links to waterfalls, beaches, parks, and airports in Kenya, among others.

Each text link takes you to individual blog posts on travel resources, attractions, and accommodations in Kenya.

NOTICE: The information in these guides and resources is updated as best I can. Please check the latest information on attractions and activities from relevant websites before you travel.

Kenya Travel Guide: Everything you Need to Know

Comprehensive travel guide to Kenya with tips on things to do, getting around, where to stay, and more! These resources will help you explore the country, in and out of the touristy towns.

Kenya Travel Guide: Trains Travel

This list includes all the train journeys in Kenya. They include the Madaraka Express and Inter-Country trains between Nairobi and Mombasa, Nairobi Commuter Railways, and also trains to Nanyuki and Kisumu.

Nairobi – Mombasa Trains

Below is everything you need to know about SGR trains between Nairobi and Mombasa.

  1. How to Book Madaraka Express Trains
  2. Trains from Nairobi to Mombasa
  3. Booking SGR Tickets without Mpesa(For International Travelers)
  4. SGR Madaraka Express train tickets and Schedule
  5. Refunds, Booking, and Rescheduling SGR Train Tickets
  6. Metickets and SGR Train Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Madaraka Express SGR train from Nairobi to Mombasa Latest
  8. Africa Train Travels – Guides to the Best Rail Journeys in Africa.

Nairobi Commuter Rail

The following list has everything you need to know about Nairobi Commuter Rail Services to Kikuyu, Limuru, Embakasi, Ruiru, and Syokimau.

Long Distance Passenger Trains

Below are links to everything you need to know about MGR train services from Nairobi to Kisumu City and Nanyuki town.

Buses Travel in Kenya

Below is a list of Long-distance buses in Kenya and Beyond. It includes journeys and bus companies operating between Nairobi and other cities in Kenya. And also passenger services to Upcountry towns and destinations.

  1. Best Buses From Nairobi to Mombasa
  2. ENA Coach Online Booking, Contacts, and Fares
  3. Modern Coast Online Booking, Routes, and Fares
  4. Mash Poa Bus Online Booking, Routes, and Fares
  5. Tahmeed Coach Online Booking with Mpesa
  6. Easy Coach Online Booking, Contacts, and Branches
  7. Dreamline Express Online Booking, Routes, and Fares
  8. Guardian Bus Online Booking, Contacts, and Fares
  9. Coast Bus Online Booking, Routes, Schedule, and Fares
  10. Crown Bus Online Booking, Contacts, and Routes
  11. BusCar Online Booking and Contacts
  12. SWVL Kenya – Buses, Routes, Fare Prices, and Charter Services.
  13. Traveling by bus in East Africa
  14. Bus Journeys and Cheap Bus Tickets in Africa
  15. Best Shuttles from Nairobi to Arusha and Moshi

Tourist Attractions around Kenya

The following is a list of places to visit and the best tourist attractions in the country. They include safari adventures, waterfalls, and also accommodation options.

  1. Explore Kenya: Best Places to Visit in Kenya
  2. The Ultimate Kenya Safari Itinerary
  3. Best Cities and Towns to Visit in Kenya
  4. List of 50 Places To Visit In Nairobi on a Budget 2019
  5. List of 20 Unique and Offbeat Accommodations in Kenya
  6. 5 Great Farms to Visit and Tour Near Nairobi
  7. Top Day Trips to Take from Nairobi
  8. 5 Day Trips to do in Nairobi on a Budget
  9. Desert Safari in The Chalbi Desert, Kenya
  10. Top 10 Best Airports in Kenya
  11. Best Domestic Airlines in Kenya
  12. List of Major Mountains and Hills in Kenya
  13. Lakes in Kenya: List of Saltwater and Freshwater Lakes
  14. Top 10 Best Beaches in Kenya
  15. List of breathtaking waterfalls in Kenya
  16. List of Major Mountains and Hills in Kenya
  17. Best Museums and Monuments in Kenya
  18. Explore the Fourteen Falls and Mt. Kilimambogo
  19. ⊛ Book your stay in Kenya using Booking.Com

Kenya Travel Guide: National Parks and Reserves

Below is a list of National Parks and National Reserves across Kenya. The articles include things to do and see, park accommodations, and how to get there.

  1. List of National Parks and Reserves in Kenya
  2. Top 5 Safari Animals in Kenya
  3. Nairobi National Park Entrance Fees and Guide
  4. Mount Longonot Entrance Fees and Contacts
  5. Explore Tsavo National Parks, Kenya
  6. Explore the Aberdare National Park
  7. Menengai Crater and Caves, Nakuru County
  8. Explore Hell’s Gate National Park
  9. Ruma National Park, Homa Bay County
  10. Mwea National Reserve, Embu County

Best Attractions in Kenya’s 47 Counties

List of best things to do and places to visit in the 47 Counties of Kenya.

  1. Nyeri County: Best Tourist Attractions
  2. Nanyuki Travel: Road Trips, Places to Visit, and Stay
  3. Visiting Watamu and Top Things to Do
  4. Top 10 Things to Do in Taita Taveta County
  5. Best Things to Do and See in Nairobi in 2 Days
  6. Meru County: 20 Things to Do and Places to Visit
  7. List of Best Places to Visit in Lamu County
  8. Nyandarua County: Best Places to Visit and Things to Do
  9. List of Best Places to Visit in Lamu County
  10. The 8 Best Places to Visit in Nyeri County in One Day
  11. List of 50 Places To Visit In Nairobi on a Budget
  12. Kilifi County: List of Things to Do and Places to Visit

Hiking Trails in Kenya

This Kenya Travel Guide includes travelogues about my previous hiking trips in Kenya.

Kenyan Travelogues

These are articles about my travels in Kenya and beyond. They include tips on how to get there and what to see and do.

General Kenya Travel Guide – Lists.

The following are guides on everything else you need for your trip around Kenya and beyond. It includes tips on camping gear, accommodation, and visa application.

  1. Top 10 Tours and Travel Companies in Kenya
  2. Best hiking and trekking groups in Kenya
  3. My Top 10 Kenyan Travelers and Travel Blogs
  4. 10 Best Coworking Spaces in Nairobi, Kenya
  5. PayPal Mpesa: PayPal Mobile Money Service with M-PESA
  6. List of Best Hotel Booking Websites in Kenya
  7. List of cheap backpackers hostels & lodges in Kenya
  8. Travel Tips and Apps for Backpackers
  9. 5 Types of Camping in Kenya
  10. 10 Types of Accommodation for All Travelers
  11. Top 10 Essentials for a Day Hike in Kenya
  12. 10 Basic Hiking and Camping Essentials
  13. Tips for First-Time Solo Travelers and Backpackers
  14. TAZARA Trains from Dar es Salaam to Kapiri Mposhi.
  15. Kenyan Passport: Visa Requirements for Kenyan Citizens
  16. Jumia Kenya: Best Online Shop for Camping Goods

Featured Photo by Murad Swaleh on Unsplash


Kenyan Backpacker is periodically updating these lists. If any of the resources are missing, check later or get in touch.