Get To Know Kenya
Kenya a natural paradise with a tropical coastline and rich savannahs, has enchanted travellers for centuries and today’s one of the finest safari destinations in Africa. The country’s appeal lies in its unique combination of the wildlife sanctuaries, glorious beaches, breathtaking scenery, agreeable climate and good accommodation.
A trip to the East African country wouldn’t be complete without witnessing some of its fascinating wildlife up close. Masai Mara Game Reserve is arguably the country’s most famous but definitely the most visited. Not merely has it got spectacular views in every corner of the park, but one can also see zebra and gazelle trek the park on their way to Tanzania Hot on their tails are an assortment of predators such as cheetah, leopard and hyena.
Visitors to Kenya can choose to do as little or as much as they like- drive by a pride of lions in a four wheel drive, walk through herds of plains game, watch a herd of elephants from the comfortable veranda of a safari lodge, track game on horseback or search for birds in a thick rainforest, the possibilities are endless.
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Kenya remains the Land of the Lion King!
Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya’s most popular parks because of the stunning view it displays of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. When you go on your Amboseli Safari, don’t forget to go the famous photographs of elephants with unforgettable views of Kilimanjaro in the background! Lions can easily be found and can occasionally be watched stalking their prey. The elephants found here are surprisingly relaxed around safari vehicles.
One of East Africa’s main wildlife strongholds, the Tsavo National Park is Kenya’s Iargest national park. There is a quite a variety of wildlife and birdlife in the park. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded. Moreover, game viewing is fairly easy. Animals include the leopard, Cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, crocodile, mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and porcupine.
Lake Nakuru National Park provides the visitor with one of Kenya‘s best-known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo is a breathtaking sight. Nakuru has more than just flamingos. The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are also several large brides of Lions.
Masai Mara Game Reserve the best destination in Kenya for viewing wildlife and lots of it! Everywhere, the seemingly endless herds of animals live out their daily lives to the rhythm of nature. The Mara, host to lions, Cheetahs, hippos, elephants, leopards, buffalos, warthogs and giraffes to name a few, holds splendor and surprises within its boundaries. The visitor is sure to see why the Masai Mara is Kenya’s most famous and favored park.
Kenya Airways, LAM Mozambique Airlines, South African Airways have scheduled flights linking Nairobi with Dar es Salaam in Tanzania), Maputo (in Mozambique) and Johannesburg in South Africa). Several other International Airlines including British Airways, KLM, SN Brussels, Swiss, Emirates offer scheduled flights into Nairobi.
All visitors must have a visa and valid passport. Visas can be arranged on arrival in Nairobi Airport for US$ 50 (approx.) Please check with your consulate for the most up-to-date information.
US$ Dollars are widely accepted. The local currency is the Kenyan Shillings. Take cash and Travellers cheques, a few places accept credit cards.
GMT + 3
Malaria risk – Visitors are advised to take anti-malaria tablets. Drink only purified or bottled water.
For safaris light clothing during the day, Sturdy shoes and canvas hats. At night casual wear with a light cardigan. Insect repellent, camera, binoculars and sunglasses.