Stony deserts, fertile forests and grassy plains are home to an abundance of animals and colorful ethnic peoples. Highlights are the high-altitude colonial-built capital of Nairobi, the vast and untamed Masai Mara National Reserve, and the string of scenic soda lakes that litter the Great Rift Valley. Upon entering this beautiful east African country, you may be greeted with the words of 'jambo' (hello) or 'hakuna matata' (no problem) by the friendly locals.
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With a population of nearly 42 million and land area of more than 580 000 sq km Kenya is home to an abundance of animals and colourful tribes people, making it the perfect getaway for a once in a lifetime safari.
Lake Nakuru National park was created around the soda lake, Lake Nakuru in 1961. The park receives many travellers whom come view the gigantic flocks of flamingos and the rhinos in their natural habitat. This park is also home to many other smaller and larger animals.
All members of The Big Five can be found in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a reserve that which is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. The Mara River serves as a natural border, and is crossed annually by hordes of zebra and wildebeest during the great migration from July to October, watching their every movement closely are the well fed predators of this reserve.
Travelling in East Africa cannot always be compared to being like a walk in the park; knowing a touch of Swahili prior to your safari will endear the locals toward you and make things a tad bit easier.

Tourist Attractions

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National park was created around the soda lake, Lake Nakuru in 1961. The park receives many travellers whom come view the gigantic flocks of flamingos and the rhinos in their natural habitat. This park is also home to many other smaller and larger animals.
Mombasa

Mombasa

Mombasa is situated next to the Indian Ocean, and is the second largest city in Kenya. It is home to a massive port and an international airport.
Masai Mara National Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve

All members of The Big Five can be found in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, a reserve that which is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. The Mara River serves as a natural border, and is crossed annually by hordes of zebra and wildebeest during the great migration from July to October, watching their every movement closely are the well fed predators of this reserve.
Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest mountain in Africa, after Mt Kilimanjaro. The highest peak of Mt Kenya is 5199m. Mt Kenya National Park protects the area surrounding the mountain. This national park is with the forest reserve which encircles it. The national park and the forest combined became a world heritage site in 1997.

Trips that visit Kenya

Trip CodeTrip NameDurationLocationTrip Price
NK99 DaysNairobi to KampalaZAR 10395
NKTN1010 DaysNairobi to NairobiZAR 20895
DN1010 DaysDar Es Salaam to NairobiZAR 12495
KN1010 DaysKampala to NairobiZAR 10395
ND1010 DaysNairobi to Dar Es SalaamZAR 12495
NN1414 DaysNairobi to NairobiZAR 14595
ND1515 DaysNairobi to Dar Es SalaamZAR 27195
VN2121 DaysVictoria Falls to NairobiZAR 18795
NV2121 DaysNairobi to Victoria FallsZAR 18795
DN2424 DaysDar Es Salaam to NairobiZAR 25095
ND2424 DaysNairobi to Dar Es SalaamZAR 25095
NV2626 DaysNairobi to Victoria FallsZAR 35595
JN3232 DaysJohannesburg to NairobiZAR 25095
NJ3232 DaysNairobi to JohannesburgZAR 25095
NV3535 DaysNairobi to Victoria FallsZAR 31395
VN3535 DaysVictoria Falls to NairobiZAR 31395
NJ3737 DaysNairobi to JohannesburgZAR 39795
CN4242 DaysCape Town to NairobiZAR 31395
NC4242 DaysNairobi to Cape TownZAR 31395
NJ4646 DaysNairobi to JohannesburgZAR 39795
JN4646 DaysJohannesburg to NairobiZAR 39795
NC4747 DaysNairobi to Cape TownZAR 50295
NC5656 DaysNairobi to Cape TownZAR 45255
CN5656 DaysCape Town to NairobiZAR 45255

Interesting Facts

The highest mountain in Kenya is Mount Kenya - 5199m

Climate Conditions

Botswana's climate is semi-arid. Though it is hot and dry for much of the year, there is a rainy season, which runs through the summer months. Rainfall tends to be erratic, unpredictable and highly regional.
The climate is tropical and coastal areas are hot and humid, where the rainy season lasts from March to June. The central plateau is dry and arid, while the north western highlands are cool and temperate and the rainy season here lasts from November to December and February to May.
Mount Kenya has snow year round on its upper peaks. On all our tours, it's best to bring warm clothing - raincoat, warm hat, socks etc. - as across Africa wet/dry and hot/cool climatic periods change invariably.

Learn the Language

Jambo - 'Hello'
Habari - Also 'Hello/Good Morning' When addressing an older individual
Nzuri - 'Fine / Good / Beautiful'
Asante - 'Thank You!' This will be used in most your conversations
Sana - 'Very'
Asante Sane - Thank you VERY much!
Pole - 'Sorry' This applies to everything from dropping something, falling or sneezing.
Pole Pole - 'Slowly, Slowly'
Nydio - 'Yes'
Hapana - 'No'
Safari - 'Journey'