Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like 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.
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Kenya, an East African nation, spans more than 224,000 sq. miles (582,000 sq. Km), making it only slightly smaller than the state of Texas in the United States. Kenya is situated on the equator and is bordered by five countries: Uganda (to the west), Sudan (to the northwest), Ethiopia (to the north), Somalia (to the northeast), and Tanzania (to the south). Along its southeast edge, Kenya’s tropical coastline connects the country to the Indian Ocean.
Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is located in the southwest. Other major cities include Mombasa (situated on the coast), Nakuru and Eldoret (found in the west-central region), and Kisumu (located in the west on the shores of Lake Victoria).
Kenya is blessed with a wide range of topographical features – from the low plains found along the coast, bisected by the Great Rift Valley, to the fertile plateau in the west. The Great Rift Valley is home to a number of lakes, arid and rugged landscapes, and volcanic landforms with areas of active hot springs and geothermal activity.
PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Kenya has a population of more than 38 million people, with about four million residing in its capital city, Nairobi. There are 42 ethnic groups who call Kenya home; each group has its own unique language and culture. Although Kikuyu is the largest ethnic group, the Maasai are the most well known due to both their long-preserved culture and their involvement in Kenyan tourism. Kenya is also home to immigrants of other nationalities, including Europeans, Asians, Arabs and Somalis. Kenya’s official languages are English and Swahili.
Game Safaris and wildlife tours are Kenya’s biggest attractions, drawing many visitors to the country each year. Kenya manages more than 20 national parks and national game reserves, where visitors can view some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife, including the “Big Five” animals. In fact, the “Big Five” are the central focus of the majority of safari tours and wildlife expeditions offered within the parks. Kenya’s most popular game park is the Masaai Mara, which borders the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. Between July and September, visitors can witness the remarkable annual wildebeest migration which takes place at the Mara.
Kenya’s many beaches along the Indian Ocean are the country’s second biggest tourist attraction. Visitors can enjoy clean beaches lined with palm trees and studded with luxury resorts, with coral reefs located just offshore. The City of Mombasa is the entry point to the coast, with beaches extending south to Malindi and north to Lamu Archipelago, a world heritage site.
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Kenya is a country in east Africa bordering the Indian Ocean, It compresses of lakes which are home to the greater and lesser flamingoes, volcanic mountain and highlands, the dramatic great rift valley and savannah which is home to Africa big five, and you can witness the spectacular great migration of wildebeest going through one of its obstacle the Mara River.
Kenya is also blessed with diversity of culture, and meeting the locals will make your experience in these country unforgettable, and Amboseli national park offering stunning views of snow-capped Kilimanjaro and a chance to photograph big animals and the mountain at the back ground.
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10 DAYS KENYA AND TANZANIA GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI
This dream itinerary is specifically designed to follow the Great Migration at Masai Mara and at Serengeti. You will spend two days at Masai Mara and then move to northern Serengeti to see the herds from either park. Move to central Serengeti for magical big cat’s sightings and finish with a visit to Ngorongoro crater. The great migration safari is one of the best safaris you will ever experience which has it all from the big five, big cats, big game, culture and birds.
12 Days Kenya & Tanzania Combo Safari.
This safari combines the best premium parks located in both Kenya and Tanzania. In Kenya you visit the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli National Park which has views of Mt Kilimanjaro with a night rest at Nairobi. You will then cross to Tanzania by road via the Namanga boarder with a night rest at Arusha before proceeding with game drives at Tarangire National Park.
7 Days Rift Valley Lakes and Masai Mara Safari
This safari tour visits two of the Rift Valley lakes and the classic Masai Mara. Activities include game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara National reserve and also a boat safari on Lake Naivasha. There will be plenty of opportunities to track down all the Big Five, see big five in their natural environment, spot hundreds of species of bird and watch big cats patrol the savannah plains!
6 Days Best of Kenya Safari Tour
This safari is a good choice for a first time African safari. You will spend 2 nights in the spectacular Maasai Mara game reserve. It is where you find astonishing wildlife spectacles on earth; the annual wildebeest migration. If lucky you can witness a lion kill or a close up encounter with a big cat on foot.
7 DAYS INTRODUCING KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI
Experience this amazing safari where you will go around the best spots in Kenya. Have an early morning game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve, look for amazing bird species in Lake Nakuru National Park, have a nature walk in Lake Naivasha, and embark on an evening game drive at Amboseli National Park.
5 DAYS LAKE NAKURU, NAIVASHA, MAASAI MARA SAFARI IN KENYA
Begin with the beauty of Lake Nakuru with its thousands of flamingos and famous white rhino before moving on to encounter the spectacle of the Maasai Mara game reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5. The sweeping plains of Maasai Mara provide a backdrop for the tour’s grand finale. Game viewing is superb all year round.