Choosing a Kenya Tour Operator

Choosing a Kenya tour operator can be challenging because there are many of them. However, these guidelines should ensure you get good value for your money.


A tour company of good repute should be registered with the main Tourism Trade Associations i.e., Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO), African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) and American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

Kenya Association of Tour Operators (KATO) is especially important because it has a bonding scheme, which is backed by a leading insurance company. This ensures that your deposits are safe incase a tour firm goes into liquidation before delivering on the contracted services.

Here is a list of all current registered KATO Members.

Duration of Operation

A tour company that has been in operation for more than 5 years is more attractive than one that is newly formed. A company with many year of experience is also more likely to deliver excellent service.


You are more able to save if you can book your tours together with flights, car hire and accommodation from the same tour firm. These not only saves you time, but the convenience ensures you enjoy your vacation.

The tour company should be able to offer tour packages to the major tourist attractions in Kenya and tailor tours to meet individual requirements.

Zebras in Masai Mara

Regional Reach

Kenya has an abundance of wildlife and beautiful beaches making it a perfect destination for an adventurous and relaxing vacation.

However, if you’d like to explore further into neighboring countries ex., Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara, climb Mount Kilimanjaro, or go gorilla tracking in Rwanda or Uganda.

A Kenya tour operator with regional reach can make this possible and advice you on the various African safari destinations.


The ideal tour firm should be able to offer competitive rates for both budget and luxury travel. Things you might want to hire ex., a tent for a self-drive safari, child safety seat or climbing gear, should be available at reasonable prices.

The Kenya Tour Operator I Recommend

The tour operator I recommend is Diwaka Tours and Travel. They have more than 11 years experience and they can organize tours to any East African destination at attractive rates.

Use the form below to contact them with your inquiry. They normally give you feed back in less than 24 hours. You can also have a look at some of the tour packages they offer.

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