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Kenya is a country in East Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean. It encompasses savannah, lakes, dramatic Rift Valley and Mountain highlands. It is also home to wildlife like Lions, Elephants and Rhinos among many others. From the capital Nairobi safaris visit Masai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895 meters above sea levelMountains Kilimanjaro. Kenya has a population of about 49.7 million people and its currency is called Kenyan Shilling.

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AFRICAN WILD LIFE

Wildlife


The wild roars and nature comes alive in Kenya. Kenya’s protected areas are home to different variety of Flora and Fauna species. Each wilderness area is specifically branded because it has something unique to offer to the country and the world. From the ‘world’s only wild life capital’ of Nairobi, ‘Bird watchers’ paradise’ of Lake Nakuru to the ‘Kilimanjaro’s Royal Court’ of Amboseli, Kenya’s wilderness areas are the face of wild Africa. This is the world’s well known home of safari.

Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primary open grassland. Wild life tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment. The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing area. The annual wildebeest migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.

There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardily misses to see the Big Five (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and the Lion)

Mara Triangle

Climate Conditions

Altitude 5, 300 feet (1,600 meters) above sea level. Rainy season is from November through May, with peak Rainfall in December – January and April to May. Dry season is from June – November.

Often sunny mornings with clouds build up in the afternoons – during the rainy season, this usually develops into thunderstorms in the afternoon to evening.

Maximum temperatures are up to 30 degrees Celsius and minimum temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius


Wlidlife


The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the world. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big Five, Cheetah, Serval, Hyena, Bat-eared Foxes, Black-backed and side stripped Jackals, Hippos, Crocodiles, Baboons, Warthog, Tope, Eland, Thompson’s Gazelle, Grant’s Gazelle, Impala, Waterbuck, Oribi, Reed-buck, Zebra.

During the migration (July and December) huge numbers of wildebeest move in.


Access


The Mara Triangle is serviced by two all –weather airstrip – Mara Serena and KichwaTembo. The main road access into the Triangle is through Narok and Sekenani Gate

 

Accommodation–Mara Serena (150 beds that have luxury bedding and Cozy Pillows) and little Governors’ camp (36 beds luxury bedding and cozy pillows) are the only two lodges situated in the Triangle. KichwaTembo, Mpata Club, Olonana, Mara Siria and Kilima Camp are situated on the periphery but use the Triangle


Best time to Visit


Peak season is between July and October, during the migration. Early November and February can also offer excellent viewing


Activities


Game Viewing, Camping, Night Game Drives, visit to Masai Cultural Villages, Ballooning, Bush Dinners, Lunch and Breakfast and a wedding destination,for good wedding photography.

Nairobi National Park


Nairobi National Park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with a variety of Animals and birds close to a capital city. The Park is the principal attraction for the visitors to Nairobi. Nairobi National Park is one of the most successful of Kenya’s Rhino sanctuaries that is already generating a stock of reintroduction in the species former range and other upcoming sanctuaries. Due to this success, it is one of a few parks where a visitor can be certain of seeing a black Rhino in its natural habitat


Nairobi Tented Camp 


Nairobi Tented Camp is the first accommodation of any sort to be allowed in this unique safari destination? There is nowhere else in the world like it. Each of the 9 tent houses 2 people and have their own flushing toilets and safari showers so you can enjoy en-suite living safari style. This is a safari wilderness escape where you can savor the thrill of camping in the heart of thick bush land right on the door step of the capital city


Samburu National Reserve


Samburu National Reserve is one of the lesser known national reserves, but is nevertheless teeming with wildlife. Situated along the EwasoNyiro River, there is plenty to attract wildlife from the surrounding savannah plains. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northerm specialist species such as the Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the BeisaOxryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five)The reserve is also home to the Elephants and large predators such as the Lions, Leopard. And Cheetah. Kamunyak the miracle lioness that adopted the baby Oryx was as a resident in the reserve. Wild dogs’ sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area. Birdlife is abundant with 450 species recorded


Hell’s Gate National Park


Hell’s Gate National Park covers an area of 68.25 square kilometers and is situated in the environs of Lake Naivasha about 90 kilometers from Nairobi. The Park is 14 kilometers after the turnoff from the old Nairobi-Naivasha highway. It is characterized by diverse topography and geological scenery. It is an important home of thelammergeyer (The Bearded Vulture)

Hell’s Gate has two gates that are used by visitors – to the main Elsa Gate and Olkaria Gate. The latter also serves the Olkaria Geological Station that is located inside the National Park


Lake Nakuru National Park


Lake Nakuru was gazette as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Status in 1968. The Park has Kenya’s largest population of Rhinos. The surface of Lake Nakuru occupies about a third of the Park. It supports a dense bloom of blue-green CyanophyteSpirulinaPlatensis from which it derives its colour and is a food source for Flamingos. During peak season, over millions of Flamingos and Pelicans congregate on the lake.


Amboseli National Park


Amboseli lies immediately north of Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. The Park covers 392 Square Kilometers and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Square Kilometers of the Amboseli Ecosystem. Within this basin is a temporary lake. Lake Amboseli, that floods during the years of Heavy rainfall.

Large concentration of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular destination. It is surrounded by six communally owned group ranches.

 

The National Park embodies five main wildlife habitats (Open plains, Acacia Woodland, Rock Thorn Bush Country, Swamps and Marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry.

Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty- and the land scape is dominated by the towering Mount Kilimanjaro.


Major Attractions


Mount Kilimanjaro; Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole Park, especially the swamps and Elephant. Swamps below the observation hill hosts many Elephants, Buffalos, Hippos, and a variety of water fowl like Pelicans, Egyptian Goose. Contemporary Masai culture and indigenous lifestyle.


Wildlife

Amboseli has over 80 different mammals to be found ranging from the tiny and rarely seen, spectacled Elephant Shrew to the huge bulk African Elephant. Few visitors will go home without superb elephant pictures with Kilimanjaro as the backdrop. There are over 400 bird species.

 

Getting There


By Road. The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Nmanga (240 Km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, via Meshanani Gate. The road is tarmac up to Namanga but it is murram from Namanga to Meshanani Gate (75 Km)

The other road is via Emali (228 Km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road. The road is tarmac up to Emalia md murram from Emali to Remito Gate (64 Km). Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate

 

BY AIR


The Park has an airstrip at Empusel Gate. There is also an airstrip for light aircrafts at the Park Headquarters (Olekelunyiet). The other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga Town.

 

Where To Stay 

Amboseli has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and interests. There are very basic campsites where one can pitch a tent and sleep under canvas in the wild and also well-appointed safari lodges and luxury tented camps with large. Fully furnished tent and small private camps for exclusive use and much more.


OIDonysabuk National Park


A rugged, hump-backed outcrop of ancient rock jutting high above the Athi Plains and hazily visible Nairobi. OlDonyoSabuk is densely forested mountain known to the local Kikuyu as ‘The Mountain of the Buffalo’, and the Masai as ‘The Big Mountain’.

Just one road leads to its summit, which offers magnificent 360 degree panaroma over the Athi River, the Pineapple field of Thika and the snow –capped peaks of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Within easy reach of Nairobi, the lush vegetation and cool air of this compact and scenic National Park make for idea day trip or camping weekend.

 

Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Park


The Isiolo District lies at the Northern foot of Mt Kenya rising above the expansive range lands of northern Kenya. The arid and semi-arid zones and district sits as a divide between the populous agriculture highlands of the Mt Kenya region and acts as a gateaway into the vast lowlands of North Kenya inhabited by various normadic pastoralist communities where wildlife and livestock free co-exist.

Together with the adjacent Samburu, and divided by the River EswasoNyiro, the three reserves form a very popular tourist destination because if the diverse wildlife population they support.

Unlike other wildlife areas in Kenya’s northern tourist circuit, the reserve, which are popularly known as the Samburu Ecosystem sustain free ranging wildlife species both within the three reserves as well as far into the community lands.


Climatic Conditions

Temperatures range from 30 degrees during the hottest months to 20 degrees between July and September. Annual rainfall range from 100mm to 300mm on average and usually divided into two seasons, short rains in October/November and long rain between February and May

 

Wildlife

 

Besides normal species found elsewhere in Kenya, the area is a natural home to the five rare species known as the five northern species are endemic to this area. They are Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Somali ostrich and the gerenuk. Shaba is also the home for the highly endangered Williamson’s lark. All these rare species can only be found inside this game reserve.


Access

 

– Roads: From Nairobi through Nanyuki on a tarmac road to Isiolo, then a 22 km murram road. Air: Buffalo Springs Airstrips is used by scheduled flights from Nairobi each day linking the reserves to other tourism destinations.

Best time to visit – All the year round


Activities

Game viewing safari, nature walks, entertainment by pastoralist cultural dancers, and visits to cultural villages to get the experience of nomadic lifestyle in the country.Meru National Park is wild and beautiful. Straddling the equator and bisected by 13 rivers and numerous mountain-fed streams, it is an especially beautiful area of Kenya. It has diverse scenery from woodlands at 3,400ft(1,036m) on the slopes of Nyambeni Mountain Range, north east of Mt.Kenya, to wide open plains with meandering riverbanks dotted with doumplams.

Game to view includes: lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, black rhino, zebra, gazelle, orxy and some rarer antelope, Lesser Kudu and duiker, also the more common DikDik, one of Africa’s smallest antelope. Large prides of lion can be seen and some of Kenya’s largest herds of buffalos. The river abound with hippo and crocodile, fishing for barbus and catfish is permitted at camp sites and along the Tana River. In the mid 1980’s the Park suffered from poaching, however KWS armedwildlife security patrols have driven out poachers and the elephant population has stabilized with breeding herds settling down.  Over 300 species of birds have been recorded, including Red Necked Falcon, Heuglin Courser, Brown Backed Woodpecker, Sunbirds Peter’s Finfoot, inhabiting the Murera and Ura Rivers, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Kingfisher, Rollers, Bee –Eaters, Starlings and Weavers. The Park is most famous as the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, the story of the Adamson’s life and research amongst lions and Cheetahs. “Elsa” the lioness was the most well-known and her grave is marked here. There’s one lodge (132 beds) and two tented camps are planned. There are 8 special campsites which must be pre booked, one public campsite, Elsa Camp, KWS self-help and Leopard Rock bands.

There are two routes to Mount Meru National Park from Nairobi. The first is the main road via Nyeri, Nanyuki and Meru. The second is via Embu-Meru Road. It offers the best approach via the Ura gate. Dry weather route from Meru is through Mathara and Kangeta towards Maua turning left on the Kinna road leading to the National park gate. There are airstrips and leopard rock or MeruMulika lodge.

 

Coastal Kenya

 

The trade Winds of the Indian Ocean bring forth the beauty that embowers the South Eastern Kenya. Beautiful stellar beaches, Wild Waters of the Indian Ocean you can play in. A revitalizing sun for that beautiful tan. Come to Kenya and sample the seaside life and also save some time for a visit in the mainland coast where the cultures of coastal communities vibrate

 

Diani Beach

 


Surrounded by breathtaking Indian Ocean, soft white sands, lush greenery and the striking shade of emerald blue that emerges from its clear warm waters. Diani is Kenya’s most relaxing retreat. It is the perfect place to get away from the stress of everyday life or to relax before or after a Safari. With its 17 Kilometers of beautiful, flawless, soft white sand, Diani beach has beenawarded the best beach destination in Africa for 5 years running and is popular with families, honeymooners, backpackers and water-sport enthusiast alike. From visiting its Marine National Park, Diving with Dolphins and Sea Turtles, Spotting Whale Sharks, Kitesurfing, Skydiving and Nightlife, Diani offers a range of activities for all ages. Diani boasts a wide range of Resorts, Hotels, B&B, and Budget stays. From the Backpackers to the luxury traveler, everyone can find the ideal retreat.

A foodie’s heaven, eat al fresco at various café serving the best of the local fresh Swahili dishes or enjoy a luxurious seafood platter in one of the highly rated International restaurants.

There is plenty to do in and around Diani, on, off and above water. Take a day trip out on an original Dhow boat to Wasini Island to look for Dolphins and Sea Turtles. For a small adventure, take a glass bottom boat or small fishermen’s Dhow to the sandbank and marvel at the fantastic underwater world. Go a bit deeper into the ocean and dive with one of the PADI certified diving companies in Diani.

The constant trade winds make Diani a top spot for kite surfers and windsurfers. Take it to the sky for the thrill seeking,skydiving down onto the pristine beach is a fantastic adventure. On land, guided walks through sacred forest, a monkey sanctuary, a turtle information Centre and a trip to Shimba Hills, the only coastal National Park that is home to the endangered Sable antelope, are some of the many options waiting to be explored.

 

North Coast

 

The coastline North of Mombasa is a world enthralling history and natural beauty. The coast is lined with pristine palm fringed beaches, and the calm inviting water of the Indian Ocean. The beaches are broken by wide mouth of Kilifi Creek, whose azure waters are popular port of all on the International yachting circuit. The beaches of Nyali, Vipingo, Kikambala and Shanzu are home to a wide range of world class resorts with fine Cuisine and Services.

The peaceful beach haven of Mtwapa and Takaungu offer an ideal escape from the outside world, with endless deserted beaches. The offshore reefs are alive with Coral, Myriad fish, Sea Turtles and Dolphins. Both outers and inner reef walls offer world class diving with spectacular coral gardens and drop offs, and Kenya’s best wreck diving on the MV Dania.

 

Malindi and Watamu


The small town of Malindi is at the Centre of a strip of idyllic tropical beaches offering the visitor a range of world class resorts and quite relaxing hideaways. Further South, the sleepy village of Watamu is fronted by wide white beaches. The tranquil haven is home to several well established resorts, and many private guest houses scattered through the forest along the desert shore.

At Watamu a Marine National Park has been established, an ideal day trip for divers and snorkelers alike.Northwest of Malindiis a spectacular Marafa depression, locally known as Nyari and popularly known as Hell’s Kitchen. An extensive series of sandstone gorges and sheer gullies, this unique and other worldly landscapes has become part of the local folklore.

The thick jungles of the ArabukoSokoke Forest reserve hide a world of wonders. In the cool of the forest winding paths will take you in search of of rare endemic birds and mammals, and visiting herds of elephants.

The forest holds another secret, the lost town of Gedi, a deserted trading Swahili town hidden deep in the forests, whose winding passages and crumbling walls tell of a long and mysterious past. Walk through the forest, explore the mangroves by boat, dive on the reef or try your hand at the big game fishing. At the North coast you have all these choices and more, with the space and freedom to relax, unwind, and soak up the atmosphere.


Getting There


The gateway to the North Coast is Mombasa, although some visitors fly directly to Malindi. See the Mombasa section for details of how to get to Mombasa. The coastal highway runs north of Monbasa all the way to Kenya’s northern frontiers. Driving your own car or hired car as far as Malindi is bery easy. There are regular buses and Matatus along the North Coast. Many hotels and resorts in this area have Mombasa shuttles or can arrange vehicle transfers. Private taxis from Mombasa will also take you to the north coast beaches for an agreed fare. Malindi Airport also serves Private Charters and there are also scheduled flights to Malindi.


Lamu


Lamu is a place like no other. A peaceful tropical island where life is lived at its own relaxed rhythm, but a place whose history is a mysterious and fascinating as winding streets of its medieval stone town. The island itself is a beautiful place of rolling dunes and endless beaches, where tiny villages nestle among coconut and mango plantations and lateen sailed Dhow ply the waters. Lamu’s a real attraction is its old town.

The Town of Lamu began life as a 14th century Swahili settlement, but the island has seen many visitors and influences, including Portuguese explorer, Turkish traders and Omani Arabs.  All left their mark, but Lamu developed its own particular culture, which has ultimately endured. Lamu’s narrow streets remain unchanged, and in the market and squares around the fort life moves at the same pace as it always has. There are no Vehicles on this island, and the donkey and the Dhow remain the dominant form of transport. The people of Lamu are great believers in tradition and customs, and this is a strong society built on a respect for the past. For the traveler, Lamu is a hypnotically exotic experience, made even more enjoyable by the relaxed and welcoming attitudes of locals. To visit Lamu, is to enter another world and the visitor finds themselves becoming a part of this world. Life slows down, a long days are spent strolling along the water front, exploring the town or relaxing on the beaches. Dhow safaris can take you beyond Lamu into the surrounding archipelago, where isolated villages, ancient ruins and a few luxurious and exclusive resorts lie hidden among the island of Manda, Siyu, Pate and Kiwayu. The idyllic island speaks to the heart and soul, and a trip to Lamu is a romantic experience that can become a lifelong affair. Lamu is best accessed by air. There are scheduled flights daily from Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani Beach and Malindi. The island is serviced by an airstrip on neighboring Manda Island. The strip can also be used by private charters. A Dhow ferries arriving passenders to either Lamu town or Shela. Many Yachts also come to Lamu, often sheltering in the channel bear Shela. There are no vehicles on Lamu. The winding streets of the town are best explored on foot. Shela Village and the beaches are also accessible by foot and you can take your baby beach tent there. Alternatively Dhows regularly carry paying passengers back and forth between Lamu town and Shela. To access the surrounding islands of Manda, Pate, or Siyu either take an organized Dhow safari or for the adventurous traveler, just hitch a ride on a passing Dhow and explore. It is also possible to hire donkey to ride around the island.

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