KENYA

Lapped by the Indian Ocean, straddling the equator, and with Mount Kenya rising above a magnificent landscape of forested hills, patchwork farms and wooded savanna, Kenya is a richly rewarding place to travel. The country’s dramatic geography has resulted in a great range of natural habitats, harboring a huge variety of wildlife, while its history of migration and conquest has brought about a fascinating social panorama, which includes the Swahili city-states of the coast and the Maasai of the Rift Valley.

Kenya’s world-famous national parks, tribal peoples and superb beaches lend the country an exotic image with magnetic appeal. Treating it as a succession of tourist sights, however, is not always the most stimulating way to experience it. Once off the beaten track, one can enter the world inhabited by most Kenyans: a ceaselessly active scene of muddy farm tracks, corrugated-iron huts, tea shops and lodging houses, crammed buses, and streets with wandering goats and children. Both on and off the tourist routes, you’ll find warmth and openness, and an abundance of superb scenery – rolling savanna dotted with Maasai herds and wild animals, high Kikuyu moorlands grazed by cattle and sheep, and dense forests full of monkeys and birdsong.

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Why Kenya

  • The Great Wildebeest Migration in Africa.
  • High density & assorted wildlife experiences in national parks & reserves.
  • World-class birding at Kenya’s great rift valley lakes.
  • Kenya’s turquoise waters, white sand beaches and isolated islands.
  • Kenya is home to the world’s second longest coral reef – the Kenyan Barrier Reef.
  • Walk across the Equator.

 


Some ideas of adventures to Kenya...

As with all the itineraries on our website, the following are just a few examples of what is possible. After liaising with you, we will plan your obligation free itinerary, taking your unique individual needs and budget into consideration. You need only to contact us today to start planning your dream adventure to Africa.
 

SNEAK PEEK - KENYA

FACTS


Area : Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania's 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Population : 44.35 million

Language : Swahili, English

WEATHER


Climate : There are two dominant influences on the climate in Kenya: the onshore monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean, and the altitude. The winds determine the onset of Kenya’s two rainy seasons, with the hot northeast monsoon or kaskazi blowing dry air in from the Persian Gulf from November to March/April and the warm, moist kusi monsoon blowing in from the southeast from April/May to October. It’s the slightly cooler kusi that normally delivers the heaviest rain, a season known as the ‘long rains’, in late-April, May and early June. The relatively cool season, from late-June to October, has much less rain.

HOW TO GET THERE


Kenya’s International Airports : Kenya has three international airports; Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Moi International Airport in Mombasa and Moi International Airport in Eldoret.

Getting to Kenya : These airports service numerous international carriers including the national airline Kenya Airways. Kenya has good connections to destinations throughout Europe, the Asia- Pacific region, USA and Africa.

POINTS OF INTEREST


Masai Mara : One of the world's most magnificent game reserves. Bordering Tanzania, the Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and forms a wildlife corridor between the two countries. It's named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. The park is famous for the Great Migration when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October.

SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE PICS FROM KENYA

Giraffe in front of Mt Kilimanjaro - Amboseli National Park #Kenya
Wildebeests are crossing Mara river during the Great Migration #Kenya.
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