Kenya is a country in Eastern Africa. Its Indian Ocean coast lies between Somalia to the north east and Tanzania to the south. Its other surrounding countries are Ethiopia and South Sudan to the north and Uganda to the west.Kenya is a richly rewarding place to travel. The country’s dramatic geography has resulted in a great range of natural habitats, harboring a huge variety of wildlife, while its history of migration and conquest has brought about a fascinating social panorama, which includes the Swahili city-states of the coast and the Maasai of the Rift Valley. Kenya has a tropical climate moderated by altitude. It’s hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland, and very dry in the north and northeast parts. Kenya receives a great deal of sunshine all the year round. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning.Map of Kenya shown below.
This is the land of the Masai Mara, of wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions with the great predators of Africa following in their wake. But Kenya is also home to the red elephants of Tsavo, to Amboseli elephant families in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro and to the massed millions of pink flamingos stepping daintily through lake shallows.
Kenya has some of the world’s best game reserves where you can see some of the finest African flora and fauna. The parks are famous for lions, giraffes, elephants and huge herds of zebras, wildebeests, and buffaloes.The annual wildebeest migration (from Maasai Mara to the Serengeti) is an awesome sight and best experienced in a balloon safari. Bookings to watch the migration are best done months in advance due to the high demand and limited lodging available in the Mara. Migration is during August and September.
Kenya also is a great destination for beach holidays, with several located along the coastal regions and the city of Mombasa.Kenya is also becoming a golf holiday destination, with an abundance of beautiful courses around the major urban areas. The Northern parts of Kenya are home to some spectacular tribes living very traditional lifestyles – you can start to encounter these remarkable societies near to and around the main road North into Ethiopia, as well as West of this in places such as Wamba, Maralal, Baragoi, Korr, Kargi, South Horr, etc.Here is the Map of Kenya.
The survival and abundance of Kenya’s wildlife owe everything to one of Africa’s most innovative and successful conservation communities.The Maasai, the Samburu, the Turkana, Swahili, the Kikuyu: these are the peoples whose histories and daily struggles tell the story of a country and of a continent
When you think of Africa, you’re probably thinking of Kenya. It’s the snow-capped mountain almost on the equator and within sight of harsh deserts. It’s the lush, palm-fringed coastline of the Indian Ocean, it’s the Great Rift Valley that once threatened to tear the continent asunder, and it’s the dense forests reminiscent of the continent’s heart. In short, Kenya is a country of epic landforms that stir our deepest longings for this very special continent.The most destination can be seen on Map of Kenya.
- ABERDARE NTL. PARK
- AMBOSELI NAL. PARK
- HELL’S GATE NTL. PARK
- LAKE NAKURU
- MASAI MAKA
- MOUNT KENYA
- TSAVO NTL. PARK
- MOUNT ELGON
- MOUNT LONGONOT
- KAKAMEGA FOREST
Kenya is a multilingual country with English and Swahili being the two official languages. So here’s a couple of Swahili words to help you along your way:
“Jambo!” – this is the most common greeting, it’s sort of like an all-inclusive “Hello how are you?”
“Asante” / “Asante Sana” – this means thank you / thank you very much.
“Pole Pole” – You’ll probably hear this being said a lot, it translates to ‘slowly slowly’, everything is “pole pole” here so get used to it!
Tribal languages, such as Maa spoken by the Maasai, are commonplace in more remote areas. You will still usually be able to find a local who can speak Swahili — although in such areas a guide will be indispensable. Sheng (a slang of English, Kiswahili and local languages) is spoken mostly by urban youths.
- A camel trek into the wilderness.
- Bush picnic along with your fellow travellers and guides.
- Fly camping is truly a way to connect with the world around you.
- Experience a Kenyan safari in the Maasai Mara
- Climb Africa’s second highest mountain, Mount Kenya
- Visit the Mombasa coastline
- Puckering up at Giraffe Manor
- Play with baby elephants at Daphne Sheldrich Elephant Orphanage
- Visit Diani Beach
- Watch a wildlife migration.
- Spend some of their trip volunteering with the local community.
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