Kenya

Kenya Overview

Kenya, a land of diverse landscapes is home to a variety of wildlife attractions and cultures. Being the epicenter for the large scale annual migration, which sees more than 1 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras cross the Mara River.

The Maasai Mara in Kenya is one of the best safari locations to view the popular Big 5, which includes the Lion, Leopard, Cape-Buffalo, Rhino and the majestic African Elephant. Visiting the safari destinations such as the national parks and viewing the annual migration between June and September is a big tourist attraction and is listed among the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.

The country has a wide variety of terrains that expands from Lake Victoria to Lake Turkana and further south-east to the Indian Ocean renders travelers a wide range of biomes to experience. During a Kenya safari you can visit Lake Victoria which is the largest tropical fresh-water lake in the world, which means the variety of animals and plants this country can accommodate is massive. Making this one of the richest countries in the world when it comes to natural beauty.

Tourism in Kenya contributes to 61% of GDP, which boast the largest number of tourists from Germany and the United Kingdom. The main attractions being the coastal beaches and the popular Game Reserves, notably the East and Tsavo West National Park, which stretches 20,808 square kilometers (8,034 sq miles) in the South-East.

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Places to visit in kenya

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    Nairobi


    The capital city of the Republic of Kenya and the business and cultural epicenter of Kenya is the finest place to witness both the natural and metropolitan face of Kenya. The Nairobi National Park is world’s only game reserve in a major city and Nairobi is also home for the nomadic Maasai people.

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    Maasai Mara


    Named in honor of the Maasai people, the ancestral inhabitants of the area, the Maasai Mara National Reserve hosts an exceptional population of Masai Lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs. It is globally famous for the Great Migration that sees animals such as the zebra, Thomson's gazelle and wildebeest migrate to and from the Serengeti every year from July to October.

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    Safari


    Boasting a wide arrange of animals and natural beauty, Kenya can accommodate most any Safari experience. Hiking through the bush and getting close to the animals, driving in some of the most well known game reserves in the world, or camping out under the Kenya sky. This truly is a country with an endless possibility for any traveler looking to satisfy a specific safari need.

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    Nanyuki


    Famous for farms, ranches, game parks and wildlife conservancies in the region, Nanyuki is where many travelers stop to visit the nearby attraction. Also known to be the base camp for Mount Kenya, the most famous landmark in the country, for people seeking to do some serious climbing. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a non-profit wildlife conservancy where the Black Rhinos are protected and is a must when visiting Nanyuki.

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    Water Sports


    Kenya’s water bodies are as diverse as the land mass itself, hosting Lake Victoria and Lake Turkana are perfect spots to go white water rafting. While the Indian ocean offer plenty of over and under water adventures like diving, kite surfing, big game fishing and more .

Best time to visit Kenya

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  • From late June to October, Kenya is in the dry season period and thus for the best time for wildlife viewing. The migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October. Between November and May Kenya hits low season which means rates of lodges drop. It is also an excellent time to view newborn animals and migratory birds between September and April.

things to do

Wildlife safari

Tribal tours

Trekking

Canoeing

Family

Things to carry on Kenya tours

  • Camera and binoculars to catch that picture perfect moments.
  • Warm clothing for early morning and evening safari activities.
  • Hats, flashlight, bug spray.
  • Swimsuits if you decide to take a dip in the Indian Ocean.