Come and see for yourself Kenya has it all:
One of the highest mountains in Africa, Mount Kenya, the largest lake, great savannas with abundant wildlife including the big 5 and the best tropical beaches along the Indian Ocean.
Kenya is a safari hotspot. Expect to see: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Black and White Rhinos, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Hippos, Crocodiles and many antelope species.
Most tourists arrive in Nairobi, Kenya’s interesting capital city and end their safari holiday around Mombasa, in a luxury tropical resort overlooking the Indian Ocean.
General information about Kenya:
- Area: 580.367 sq. km (224.081 sq. miles)
- Population. 52 Million people (2019)
- Capital city: Nairobi
- Major Languages: English and Swahili
- Currency: Kenyan Shillings.
- Tribes: 42 different tribes.
- Highest point: Mount Kenya: 5,197 metres.
- Lowest point: Indian Ocean: 0 metres (0 ft)
- Longest river: Tana River (Kenya) (wholly within Kenya).
Best Time to visit:
The dry season is from January to March and June to October, the rainy season is usually from April to May and from November to December. One of the best times to visit Kenya is from July to September, during the dry season, this is also when the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra is in the Maasai Mara. The rainy season is also a good time to travel, as there are fewer tourists and the vegetation is lush and green.
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. Nairobi is a cosmopolitan city, a melting pot of cultures. It’s strategically located to enable travels in either direction to a number of top attractions throughout the country. Nairobi is also a hub for traveling by air.
Nairobi enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, because the city is at a high altitude of 1800 metres above sea level. Nairobi generally has sunny days and cooler nights. Being near the equator the difference between winter and summer is small. The summer is from October to February, with the hottest months being January and February. The coldest month is July, which is relatively dry with temperatures of around 22°C in the day time and about 10°C during the night time.
Nairobi is also well known for being the only city in the world with a national park within its borders; Nairobi National Park.
Mombasa and the coastal area:
Mombasa and the Coastal regions can be hot and humid although the Indian Ocean gives a cool breeze, especially between June and September.
Although Kenya has no real winter, summer clothing will normally be good, although some light woolen clothing should be taken for the higher altitudes, like the Maasai Mara and certainly when climbing Mount Kenya.
Most important national parks and game reserves of Kenya:
- Aberdare National Park
- Amboseli National Park
- Chyulu Hills National Park
- Hell’s Gate National Park
- Kakamega Forest National Reserve
- Laikipia Plateau
- Lake Baringo
- Lake Bogoria National Reserve
- Lake Naivasha
- Lake Nakuru National Park
- Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
- Maasai Mara National Reserve
- Meru National Park
- Mount Kenya National park
- Mount Longonot National park
- Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- Samburu National Reserve – Buffalo Springs National Reserve
- Shimba Hills National Reserve
- Solio Game Reserve)
- Tsavo West National Park