About Kenya

Discover most Kenya has to offer

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses Savannah, lake-lands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, and Mountain Highlands including Mt. Kenya. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinos (known as Big 5). From Nairobi, the Capital, Safaris visits the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro and many more were Kenya contains 22 National Parks, 28 National Reserves and 5 National Sanctuaries.

Kenya is the heart of East Africa, a vast country that possesses golden beaches, massive wilderness areas, and a wealth of fascinating tribal rituals. It is often seen as the first port of call for any African safari or a stepping-stone to subsequent safaris in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Southern Africa. Because of Kenya’s historic tourism development, the country’s infrastructure is sophisticated and its national parks well-maintained with a vast array of accommodation available, to suit every style, taste, and budget.

Kenya, East Africa

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses Savannah, lake-lands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, and Mountain Highlands including Mt. Kenya. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Leopard, and Rhinos (known as Big 5). From Nairobi, the Capital, Safaris visits the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro and many more were Kenya contains 22 National Parks, 28 National Reserves and 5 National Sanctuaries
Kenya is the heart of East Africa, a vast country that possesses golden beaches, massive wilderness areas, and a wealth of fascinating tribal rituals. It is often seen as the first port of call for any African safari or a stepping-stone to subsequent safaris in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, and Southern Africa. Because of Kenya’s historic tourism development, the country’s infrastructure is sophisticated and its national parks well-maintained with a vast array of accommodation available, to suit every style, taste, and budget.

The Kenyan Coast

Kenya offers 536 kilometers of coastline along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Much of the coastline remains undeveloped, however, there is a range of developed areas starting from Lamu Island in the north and ending at Wasini Island in the south near the Tanzanian border. The coast is served by airstrips near Lamu, at Malindi and the Ukunda Airport in Diani, the south coast of Mombasa. Moi International Airport is based in Mombasa where visitors can access the Mombasa North Coast resorts following a short drive. Passengers arriving at Moi International can also transfer to the South Coast Diani resorts by road with a crossing on the Likoni Ferry – a brief trip bridging the half a kilometer gap between north and south coasts.

Samburu, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba National Reserves

These three adjoining reserves are situated north of Mt Kenya and total around 535 sq km. Watered by the muddy Uaso Ngiro River and natural springs, this is classified as a lowland area, so generally hot, arid and dusty. It is also extremely scenic, with ravine areas dominated by acacia and doum palms. Also of interest are the volcanic rock cones and craggy hills, which spread through certain areas of the park. Large numbers of gerenuk make this area exciting but plenty of other species are also common. These include crocodile, hippo, gazelle, Beisa oryx, Grevy’s zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, elephant, vervet monkey, cheetah, leopard, and lion that still roam its acacia woodlands, ravines and grasslands. There are also some amazing birds to spot in the riverine forests.

Amboseli National Park

One of the most popular parks in Kenya, we think it is a real gem. Forming part of a massive eco-system, the park itself is only 392 sq km and is situated at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. This great mountain forms the backdrop to most photographers’ pictures and on a clear day, the snowy peak of Kibo is seen. Elephants abound in the forest and swamps, feeding on the lush papyrus and other grasses. Cheetah, lion, and many hyenae can also be seen on the salt flats or in the forests. Giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest are always spotted on the open plains or congregating at the edge of the swamps.

Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks

This huge park is split into two by the main Nairobi to Mombasa highway and covers a total area of around 2,000 sq km. The park is quite arid with only two permanent rivers but its flat landscape is dotted with hills and baobab trees, making it extremely attractive. Tsavo is still famous for the legends of a man-eating lion and its ‘red’ elephants, so-called because of the red murram earth with which they spray themselves. Most game congregates among the acacia and raphia palms, which line the riverine areas. Common spots include elephant, buffalo, ostrich, gazelle, giraffe, zebra, and the accompanying predatory cats. Less frequent sightings are the gerenuk, fringe-eared oryx, and Hunters hartebeest. Popular attractions in the park are the Lugard Falls, Yatta Plateau (which is the world’s longest lava flow), and Mzima Springs. Here there is an underground viewing platform to observe crocodile, hippo, and the various fish underwater.

Lake Nakuru National Park

The most famous of the Rift Valley lakes, Nakuru is a soda lake set within the 62 sq km park, renowned for its magnificent array of birdlife. It is the migratory flocks of thousands of greater and lesser flamingo that create the attraction here when the lake’s shallow waters turn pink. Black and white rhino, the rare Rothschild’s giraffe, a small herd of buffalo, dik-dik, klipspringer, eland, the occasional leopard, and many other plains game are also found here.

Mount Kenya National Park

The Park was created around Africa’s second-highest mountain. It straddles the equator and covers more than 715 sq km. Mount Kenya is seen as sacred by the Kikuyu people, as there is said to be a god who lives here.

The mountain’s snow-capped peaks can be seen on clear days, but are often enclosed in low cloud cover. With altitudes ranging from 1,600m to 5,200m, there is a wide range of vegetation. It includes rich sub-alpine flora, low-lying forests, and bamboo zones, as well as moorlands and tundra. Common species found are giant forest hog, tree hyrax, white-tailed mongoose, elephant, buffalo, suni, duiker, leopard, black rhino, bushbuck, bongo, and a type of ‘golden cat’. Mountain buzzards, tinker birds, and various louries are also fascinating spots.

Lake Naivasha

A very picturesque freshwater lake and a favorite weekend haunt for Nairobi residents, who enjoy fishing and sailing on some 900 sq km of water. There are many boat trips or perhaps a visit to Crescent Island for a gentle walk. Nearby is the dramatic Hell’s Gate, overshadowed by the mysterious Mt Longonot.

Laikipia

Located on the equator, Laikipia County is found in the Great Rift Valley and is among the smallest in Kenya with an area of 9,462 square kilometers. Laikipia which means treeless plain in the Maasai language is a vast plain where different kinds of wildlife, including the big five, roam freely on the rangelands of Laikipia.

Aberdare National Park

Slightly larger than Mount Kenya National Park, Aberdare National Park offers a fairly similar eco-system. Its mountain ranges climb to over 4,200m and consist mainly of tropical high-alpine vegetation, the park is about 766 sq km in size. In the lower-lying regions, you will find rain and bamboo forests, moorlands, waterfalls, rivers, and dams filled with trout. The most common species include giant forest hog, black rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, serval cat, and a variety of monkeys as well as spectacular birds.

Mombasa

Mombasa is generally split into three areas. The north and south coasts and the city center. The city itself is an island, connected to the northwest by a bridge where the airport is located on the mainland. A bridge also connects the city to the north coast where a range of resorts can be found. A ferry connects the island to the south coast. Here you find several beaches including the popular Diani Beach, teeming with resorts of every size, standard, and budget imaginable.

Nairobi National Park

Welcome to Kenya’s most accessible yet incongruous safari experience. Set on the city’s southern outskirts, Nairobi National Park (at 117 sq km, one of Africa’s smallest) has abundant wildlife that can, in places, be viewed against a backdrop of city skyscrapers and planes coming into land – it’s one of the only national parks on earth bordering a capital city. Remarkably, the animals seem utterly unperturbed by it all.

The park has acquired the nickname ‘Kifaru Ark’, a testament to its success as a rhinoceros (Kifaru in Kiswahili) sanctuary. The park is home to the world’s densest concentration of black rhinos (more than 50), though even the park’s strong antipoaching measures couldn’t prevent poachers from killing one of the rhinos in August 2013 and then again in January 2014. They were the first such attacks in six years, and reflect the current sky-high Asian black-market price for rhino horn.

Lions and hyenas are also commonly sighted within the park; rangers at the entrance usually have updates on lion movements. You’ll need a bit of patience and a lot of luck to spot the park’s resident cheetahs and leopards. Other regularly spotted species include gazelles, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, and buffaloes.

The park’s wetland areas sustain approximately 400 bird species, which is more than in the whole of the UK.

Apart from the main entrance, which lies 7km from the city center, there are other gates on Magadi Rd and the Athi River gate; the latter is handy if you’re continuing to Mombasa, Amboseli or the Tanzanian border. The roads in the park are passable with 2WDs, but traveling in a 4WD is never a bad idea, especially if the rains have been heavy.

Unless you already have your vehicle, the cheapest way to see the park is on the shuttle, a big Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) bus that leaves the main gate at 2 pm on Sunday for a 2½-hour tour. You need to book in person at the main gate by 1.30 pm, but do call ahead if you want to do the tour, as times can change.

Meru National Park

Meru is in the northern frontier, east of Mount Kenya. It covers an area of 870 sq km and is still relatively untouched by tourism, which makes it alluring. The animals are found in good numbers but are shy. This park is one of the driest in the country, though it is crisscrossed by numerous rivers and streams running off nearby mountains. The landscape is wild, blessed with dense ribbons of vegetation dominated by magnificent stands of baobab trees, doum, and raphia palms which run through the dry valleys. The area is famous for Elsa, the orphaned lioness reared by Joy and George Adamson, and eventually returned to the wilds of Meru.

Ol Pejeta

The Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a 360 km2 (140 sq mi) not-for-profit wildlife reserve in Central Laikipia. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprises for re-investment in conservation and community development.
The Conservancy is host to the Big Five and has a successful community development program, providing funding to surrounding communities to aid health, education, water, and infrastructure projects.

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  • Offering personalized service as we take limited number of clients per group
  • We tailor-make safari packages according to client’s taste.
  • We consider Utmost health, safety, comfort and enjoyment to clients in all our safaris
  • We deliver on all our promises
  • We take full responsibility of all our clients from arrival till departure
  • Our guides are full of knowledge and experience
  • We're equipped with state-of-the-art communication equipment and also guides are in constant contact with office as they have to update on daily basis.
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