Kenya Travel - Safari Experiences

Experiences and Cultural Atractions in Kenya

Dinner in Kenyan Savannah

Kenya is one of those countries that has the potential to completely transform its visitors. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Kenyan nature and discover the many cultures of the country, dive and snorkel, climb mountains or enjoy the bustling nightlife in cities like Nairobi and Mombasa. Use our bespoke guide to discover Kenya’s highlights.

Kenya is a diverse country offering travelers a wide range of experiences, from snorkeling and diving off one of the best coastal strips in the world to mountaineering to world class game viewing. Experience the cultural richness of Kenya as you get to know citizens who are nomadic, agricultural, city-dwelling or fishermen.

Meet with Christians, Muslims, and believers of local faiths. Get drawn in by the magic of the Arabian soul of the coastal lands. Feel connected to nature as a Maasai story teller pulls you into his or her world as you grill your “Nyama Chome” under the starry night sky. Kenya’s destinations are like a “little Africa” in which neither culture nor wildlife come too short.

Know before you go

    Flights to Kenya’s main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, depart fairly frequently from flight hubs such as Frankfurt, Istanbul, Dubai or JFK. Major airlines including Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and not to forget Kenya Airways land here every day. Once having arrived in Kenya, you will most likely opt for the transportation mode chosen by your tour operator as part of your tour package. For example, on the popular route from Nairobi or Mombasa, one can fly or drive between reserves, or even do a bit of both.
    In general, security is good in most tourist areas, especially in the reserves.
    A valid vaccination against yellow fever is required for all travellers older than one year when entering from a yellow fever area. This is not required for entry from Europe but is recommended.
    To enter Kenya, a passport with at least two blank pages, a validity period of six months and a visa are required. Entry visas are available online and on arrival at Kenyan airports for citizens of EEA countries, US citizens and some others. However, a small fee applies here and is usually paid in US dollars. Please always check the official government immigration website before entering the country.


    Around 48 million people live in Kenya. The largest communities with over 200,000 inhabitants are Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru. The population of Kenya is very diverse, consisting of over 40 tribes and many immigrants and their descendants, mainly from India. One can roughly distinguish between Bantu, Nilotic, Cushite and Arabic tribes. The best-known group are the Massai, but they are again divided into sub-tribes, such as Samburu and Molo. The Kenyans are predominantly Christian, in all directions, from Catholic to Anglican, Protestant and also Jehovah's Witnesses and others. Islam is mainly represented on the coast and in the north.
  • FOOD:
    The cuisine of East Africa is varied. Many Kenyans like to eat fish and meat, but the local vegetables are also a real treat. A classic of Kenyan cuisine is ugali, a dish made of corn porridge, which is usually served with meat and sauce. It is similar with the somewhat softer Uji. But rice is also often served as a side dish; it is cooked in coconut milk and is known as Swahili rice. Also popular is the unleavened flatbread Chapati, which is basically a kind of pancake and provides a good basis for dishes of all kinds. Nyama Choma, fried meat, is also considered the national dish. At last, goat and sheep meat is very popular, especially with the Massai.
    More than 50 different languages/dialects are spoken in Kenya by the different ethnic groups. National language and the second official language is Swahili, the first official language and business language is English.
    The Kenyan currency is the Shilling (Ksh), which is also known colloquially as "Bob". One US Dollar is around 100 Kenyan Shilling (depends on fluctuation). However, the US dollar is the most common currency for tourists and can be used in restaurants, hotels and shopping malls. Credit card payments are also possible here