Kenya

Despite recent troubles Kenya remains, to us, one of the most iconic, classic and perfectly honed safari destinations. Here a long history of wildlife & cultural tourism has left a legacy of excellence. There are few destinations where service, hospitality, quality of guides, accommodation and expertise are so seamless and combined with some incredible wilderness regions this makes Kenya truly one of the very best safari destinations. Perfect for safari first-timers and Africa old-hands alike.

KENYA COUNTRY FACTS

Area

580,367km²

Population

41,070,930

Official Languages

Swahili, English

Major Wildlife Areas/Areas of Interest

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Lake Victoria, Samburu & Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Meru National Park, Mount Kenya, Tana Delta Reserve, Mombassa & Southern Coast, Tsavo East & Wet National Parks.

Wonderful for

Photographic Safaris, African Weddings & Honeymoons, Mt Kenya Climb, Riding Safaris, Diving Africa, Pure Luxury Safaris, Water sports, Barefoot Luxury Safaris, Pure Wildlife Safaris.

TripAfrica Suggests

Combine the majestic Maasai Mara with the serene but austere Samburu for two vastly different cultural & wildlife experiences and end with some ‘flop’ time on the coast for a classic ‘Bush & Beach’ escape.

All About Kenya – Stepping in into ‘Out Of Africa’…

Kenya has something for any traveller. There are many different landscapes and cultures, all quite different and beautiful. There is the desert of the north, and The Rift Valley where evidence of protohumans was first found. There are many brilliant Lakes, including Lake Victoria in western Kenya, Lake Naivasha and many more.

Kenya has some of the world’s best parks (which may be referred to as National Parks or Game Reserves) where you can see some of the finest African flora and fauna. They are famous for Lions, Giraffe, Elephant and huge herds of Zebra, Wildebeest or Buffalo. The annual Wildebeest migration (from Masai Mara to the Serengeti) is an awesome sight & best experienced via a balloon safari. Masai Mara National Game Reserve is connected with Serengeti N.P. in Tanzania. The park is very accomodating to tourists, and offers many opportunities to see true African wildlife.

Kenya also is a great destination for beach holidays and has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, located along the coastal regions and the city of Mombasa. It is also becoming a preferred golf holiday destination, with an abundance of beautiful courses around the major urban areas. Green fees range from US$15.00 to US40.00 per round, plus US$5-7 for caddy fee.

The northwestern region of this country, the Turkana District, is a vast, desolate, hot, arid landscape where goatherders and bandits coexist. Lodwar, comparable to the “Dodge City” of the early American West, has the basic necessities of life, including Internet kiosks and semi-reliable electricity. Lokichoggio, the outpost in the northeasternmost sector of this county, is home to UN refugee camps with 30,000+ people. Roads are extremely rough, the terrain unforgiving, and people are always inquisitive about what brings you to their country.

The best places to start your travels in Kenya are probably Nairobi N.P. the capital and South of Mombasa the second largest city, located on the coast. Both are served by international flights and have a very good tourist infrastructure.