Kenya is a wild adventure and one of the most striking tourist destinations in the world. Within its borders are astounding and incredibly dramatic variations of altitude and terrain. Steeped in history, it is revered by some anthropologists as the ‘cradle of humanity’. The wildlife is astounding; millions of animals roam in their natural habitats in and around over 40 National Parks and reserves countrywide.
The sophisticated tourism infrastructure found here makes travelling a joy. Kenya has some of the continent’s finest beaches and most magnificent wildlife and scenery and is regarded by many as the ‘jewel of East Africa.
It’s a startlingly beautiful land, from the coral reefs and white sand beaches of the coast to the summit of Mount Kenya, adorned by strange giant alpine plants. Between these two extremes is the acacia-studded rolling savannah, home to wildlife parks and reserves such as Amboseli, the Maasai Mara, Samburu and Tsavo, as well as lush agricultural highlands with sleek green coats of coffee and tea plantations. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the most spectacular stretch of the Great Rift Valley, the giant scar across the face of Africa, excitingly strewn with lakes and extinct volcanoes.
Most visitors to Kenya want to experience the country’s world famous wildlife. The possibilities are endless, whether you want to drive by a pride of lions in a four wheel drive, walk through herds of game, watch a herd of elephants from the comfortable veranda of a safari lodge, track game on horseback or search for rare birds in a thick rainforest.
Kenya protects a broad range of habitats and species. They are complex ecologies that depend on the conservation of diverse natural resources and systems. The Parks, Sanctuaries and Conservation areas coexist and depend on the communities that surround them, working together to protect the future.
Mombasa, Kenya’s very attractive main coastal town has glorious palm-fringed coastlines with beautiful beach resorts. The beaches are famous for their lagoons, coral reefs and marine national parks.
Although many tours start from Mombasa, Nairobi is generally regarded as the place to begin and end a visit to Kenya. This cosmopolitan capital offers visitors all the shopping, sports and entertainment facilities they could possibly require. One can be sure of friendly and first class service, as Kenya’s hotels and game lodges are recognized internationally as among the best in the world.
Best of Kenya - A Safari Under Canvas
Classic Kenya - 7 Nights/8 Days
15 Day - Out of Africa Safari
9 Day - Kenya Family Safari
Population: 39 million
Language: Swahili, English (official) about 40 tribal languages
Religion: Christian 78%, Muslim 10%, indigenous & other 12%
Time Zone: UTC+3
Currency: Kenyan shillings (KES)
Highlights: The Great Migration, Masai Mara, Mt. Kenya, Great Rift Valley, Marine Parks and the coast