Easter in Kenya | Easter Holiday in Kenya - Easter Holiday Packages in Kenya, Guide & Destinations
Kenya is an exciting and diverse travel destination with so much to see and do. Besides being home to the Masai Mara, Diani Beach, and other exciting African safari and beach holiday destinations, it is the perfect place for the Easter Sun. But why should you consider booking Easter holiday packages in Kenya for you and your loved ones?
First, Easter in Kenya falls during the low season, which begins from April to June. That means you can get the same value for much less during this time. For instance, Masai Mara Easter packages are up to 30% cheaper than exploring the Mara during the high season.
Secondly, when you opt to spend your Easter holiday in Kenya, you get to visit some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. These include Diani Beach, Masai Mara, Amboseli National Parks, and more.
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Our Most Booked Easter Holiday Packages in Kenya and Other Packages
|Our Most Booked Kenya Safari Packages 2023||Price Per Adult Sharing||The Detailed Itinerary|
|1-Day Nairobi National Park & Giraffe Center Tour||From USD 119||See the Itinerary|
|1-Day Nairobi National Park & Nairobi Animal Orphanage Tour||From USD 34||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Camp Packages||From USD 1015||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Christmas Packages||From USD 1010||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Easter Packages||From USD 985||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Festive Packages||From USD 1315||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Lodge Safari||From USD 995||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Packages||From USD 955||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Masai Mara Packages from Nairobi||From USD 995||See the Itinerary|
|3-Day Ol Pejeta Easter Safari||From USD 1175||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day Africa Migration Masai Mara Packages||From USD 1360||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day L. Naivasha & Masai Mara Easter Safari||From USD 1249||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day L. Naivasha & Masai Mara Safari||From USD 1174||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day L. Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari||From USD 1162||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day Masai Mara Camp Packages||From USD 1195||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day Masai Mara Easter Packages||From USD 1235||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day Masai Mara Migration Packages||From USD 1360||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day Mombasa & Diani Safari||From USD 937||See the Itinerary|
|4-Day Mombasa & Diani Valentine Safari||From USD 1405||See the Itinerary|
|5-Day Flying Safari to Masai Mara & Ol Pejeta Conservancy||From USD 3777||See the Itinerary|
|6-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari from India||From USD 1730||See the Itinerary|
|7-Day Kenya Christmas Safari||From USD 3093||See the Itinerary|
|7-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari||From USD 1884||See the Itinerary|
|8-Day Kenya Wildlife Safari||From USD 4413||See the Itinerary|
|8-Day Wildlife & Beach Safari||From USD 1585||See the Itinerary|
|12-Day Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari||From USD 4216||See the Itinerary|
|18-Day Kenya Family Safari||From USD 5849||See the Itinerary|
Easter in Kenya - The 6 Top Easter Holiday Destinations in Kenya
Easter is the next best holiday to travel with your family or friends after Christmas. But how do you go hunting for the best and top Easter holiday destinations in Kenya? Here are five such places you should consider visiting.
Easter Holiday Packages Destination #1. Masai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National Reserve is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after safari destinations in the world. It is home to the great wildebeest migration that occurs every year between July and October and is one of the 8th wonders of the world.
One of the unique features of the Masai Mara is that it is an all-year destination, and you should visit it as part of your Easter Weekend Getaway in Kenya. Masai Mara Easter packages can provide you with a memorable outing in Africa.
April brings with it showers, which in turn transform the savannah into a lush green grassland. Many animals calve at this time of the year, so look out for the many adorable babies walking around. And because grass and water are abundant, you will not have to drive far to spot the big five and numerous other animal species.
Another exciting activity you might want to indulge in during your Easter safari trip in Masai Mara is a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a balloon ride. Seeing the Mara from the skies atop a flying balloon will undoubtedly change your perspective of this vast park.
The afternoons are a great time to visit a Maasai Village to learn more about their fascinating culture.
Masai Mara has some of the best bush accommodations in Africa. If you are looking to spoil yourself and your loved ones with beyond 5-star accommodations, look no further than Sir Richard Branson’s Mahali Mzuri Camp or Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp.
Of course, the Mara caters to all budgets and preferences, and do not hesitate to ask us for more options.
Safaris Easter Packages Destination #2. Diani Beach
If you are looking for Easter holiday packages in Kenya, then the fantastic Diani must be on your list. Diani Beach is one of Kenya’s most beautiful destinations and a five-time winner of the coveted title of ‘Africa’s leading beach destination.’
If you are looking for an otherworldly and warm Easter vacation spot, Diani beach is your best bet. Located on a 17km stretch of soft white sand, it overlooks the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean over a backdrop of lush green forest. The combination of ocean and forest makes Diani beautiful to the point of being surreal.
This world-famous beach offers all types of accommodation to suit various budgets. From high-end boutique beach hotels that will spoil you rotten to furnished apartments and B&Bs, Diani has it all. Whichever accommodation option you settle on, nothing will compromise the relaxing atmosphere that urges you to slow down and take it all in.
Recommended add-on to a Diani beach holiday includes a trip to Chale Island, Wasini Island, a Dinner cruise, and more. If you would like to mix your Easter weekend with some adventure, then you will be spoilt for choice. Diani Beach has some of the most exciting water sports on the Coast of Kenya.
While in Diani Beach, you can try your hand at snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, surfing, boat rides, skydiving, and flyboarding. On land, you can visit a monkey sanctuary, take a walk through a sacred forest or go for a game drive at the nearby Shimba Hills National Park.
For the food lovers, neither you nor your palate will be disappointed. Be ready for some of the most delicious seafood this side of the Sahara. Being at the Coast means you must try the famous ‘wali’ (rice dish) and flush it down with some ‘mnazi’ (palm wine).
Mombasa Easter Packages Destination #3. Wasini Island
If you want to spend your Easter breaks in a place that has forgotten the time, then Wasini Island is your stop. This little jewel is tucked in about 75km South of Mombasa. The Wasini island is a 7km stretch of some of the purest, whitest sand you have ever seen.
Wasini presents you with an effortless holiday; all you have to do is lie on your beach bed, sip your favorite drink, and marvel at the beauty of nature. If you would instead mix it up with some adventure, Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park offers you an opportunity to indulge in some of the best snorkeling on the coast.
This park is made up of three coral rag forest islands, also known as rainforests of the sea. The area is an essential sanctuary for whales, so look out for them riding out the waves. For bird lovers, you will be happy to know that this area is an Important Bird Area (IBA), home to large seabird colonies.
Like the rest of the Coast, Wasini has ample accommodation options ranging from hotels, lodges, camps, and furnished apartments. Seafood is king here, but you are welcome to try some of the tempting local dishes.
Easter Deals Kenya Destinations #4. Chale Island
This is the ultimate Easter vacation spot if your honeymoon falls around Easter. Chale Island is a charming white sandy beach surrounded by a mangrove forest. This small idyllic island is located 600m off the mainland and about 10km from Diani Beach.
Chale Island is split into two parts, the beach and the forest. Chale’s coral-fringed beach is one of the most beautiful stretches on the Kenyan Coast. It is one of the few places where you can truly leave your footsteps on the sand, which speaks to how private and secluded it is.
Two-thirds of the Island is mangrove forest, with some of the tallest mangrove trees in East Africa. The blue waters, white beaches, flora, and fauna make Chale Island a magical beauty.
The Sands at Chale Island is among the top accommodations here. Built with nature, this hotel rivals the most beautiful 5-star hotels. You can stay in a banda, over-water suite, a suite on the rocks, or a penthouse. For honeymooners, the honeymoon suite is hidden away in a secluded islet.
Chale Island will offer you a mix of cuisine, from traditional Kenyan to Italian and Oriental dishes. Do not forget to swim, dive, snorkel, kayak, fish, and sail to your heart’s content.
Kenya Travel Packages Destination #5. Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most picturesque destinations. You have likely seen a picture of a herd of grazing elephants, with the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro in the background. If you have always wanted to see this in person, then Amboseli should be your April holiday destination.
Amboseli National Park is located in Kajiado County, about 240km from Kenya’s capital Nairobi. It is world-renowned for its significant elephant population. The landscape features swamps and vast open savanna plains.
Wild animals such as lions, cheetahs, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, and many others scatter as far as your eye can see. April is the rainy season in Kenya, so the park will be green and lush, a perfect time to see as much wildlife as possible. Simply put, Amboseli is one of the best safari destinations in Africa.
If you are wondering where to stay, this park has all types of accommodation, ranging from 5-star camps and lodges to budget-tented camps. Most of the accommodation is built strategically to maximize views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, which towers over the park.
Some attractions at Amboseli include the big 5, visiting neighboring Maasai villages, and exploring the different habitats inside the park. This is not to mention that you will go away with some beautiful photos, courtesy of the snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro and our extensive, tusked friends.
Easter offers Destination #6. Mombasa Beach
Mombasa Beach is the quintessential beach destination in Kenya. Blessed with beautiful weather, easy access, numerous beach hotels, and vibrant culture, Mombasa is a must-visit place during your April holidays.
Nestled by the Indian Ocean, this place has a rich history dating back to the 12th Century when Omans, Arabs, Indians, and Chinese people traded here. You can get a feel of this history by visiting Mombasa Old Town or the iconic Fort Jesus, built by the Portuguese in the 16th Century.
Like the rest of the Coast, the beaches are to die for. Nyali Beach stretches right from town, and you can be walking by the white sandy shores within a few minutes of arrival.
Accommodation is plentiful and varied, ranging from 5-star beach hotels to apartments, homestays, and B n B’s. The number of restaurants likely matches the number of hotels, so feel free to try different types of cuisines while here. Be sure to try the traditional coconut drink direct from the shell.
To add some adventure to your Easter holiday destination in Kenya, indulge in water sports such as snorkeling, fishing, boating, swimming, or jet skiing. You can also venture out to Shimba Hills National Reserve for a game drive.
Mombasa has a vibrant nightlife, so wear your dancing shoes and venture out!
Easter Holiday Packages in Kenya Expert Guide & FAQ
Advanced booked is recommended if you want the best Easter offers and deals from Kenya’s best tour and travel company. And here are some of the questions we get from our clients.
Is Good Friday a Public Holiday in Kenya?
Yes, Good Friday is a holiday in Kenya. The Easter weekend starts on Good Friday through Easter Monday. Kenya is a predominantly Christian Nation, and Easter is taken very seriously here.
This long Easter weekend is when families venture out to various Kenyan destinations such as the Masai Mara and Mombasa.
Is April a Good Time to Visit Kenya?
This might depend on what activities or destination you are looking to visit. April is the long rainy season in Kenya, which might curtail some outdoor activities. Kenya is an all-year destination, and you are bound to have fun.
Most parks have abundant grass and water in April, and you can view the animals quickly.
What is the Best Time of Year to Visit Kenya?
Kenya is an all-year destination, and you don’t have to wait for a specific time of the year to visit. However, if you want to witness events such as the wildebeest migration, the best time to visit is between July and October.
If you want a budget April vacation trip, then April to June is your best bet, as this is the low season, where prices are also at their lowest.
Where Can I Go on Easter Holiday?
Kenya has some of the most fantastic holiday destinations in Africa. If you are looking for Easter vacation packages, you might want to combine a beach and bush package.
This entails spending a few days in some of the best game reserves in the world, such as the Masai Mara, Tsavo, and Amboseli. You can then spend another few days on the beach, marveling at the turquoise blue waters as you sip your favorite drink.
Where is Warm in Easter?
Given that Easter is in April, it coincides with the rainy season in Kenya. This, fortunately, does not mean that it is cold and freezing. Given Kenya’s proximity to the equator, the weather will be warm and pleasant in most places.
Kenya’s best April holiday destinations include the Coast, Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Tsavo National Parks.
What Holidays Do They Celebrate in Kenya?
Kenya celebrates national and religious holidays. Some National Holidays include Madaraka Day, Mashujaa Day, and Jamhuri Day. There are various religious holidays, such as the Christian Easter and Christmas holidays, the Muslim Idd Ul Fitr, and the Indian Diwali festival.
If any of these holidays fall on a Sunday, they are compensated the following Monday.
What is the Rainy Season in Kenya?
Kenya has two main rainy seasons, the long rainy season starting from mid-March to May, and the short rainy season of October and November. The April- May rainy season is also known as the ‘low season,’ and most resorts and lodges close for renovations.
The good news is that this period also marks a drop in prices, which is an excellent time to have a low-budget Easter vacation in Kenya.