All you need to know about Kenya

Kenya

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About Kenya

General Information About Kenya

Facts About Kenya

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Brief About Kenya

Kenya is located on the East Coast of Africa. It lies across the equator and covers an area of 582,646 Km2. It is Geo-strategically located at the confluence of the Great Lakes, Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean contiguity, making it a gateway to Africa’s major trading blocs such as the East African Community (EAC) and the Common MARKET for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It shares a border with Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya also has a maritime border of 536Km along the Indian Ocean.

Kenya has a population of over 40 Million people. Nairobi is the capital city with a population of approximately 4 Million people. Other cities are Mombasa and Kisumu. There are two official languages in Kenya; Kiswahili and English. Kiswahili is also the national language.

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One of the best times to visit Kenya is from July to September, during the country’s dry season, which also coincides with the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. The rainy seasons are also good times to travel, as there are fewer visitors and you can admire the striking emerald vegetation.

Places to Visit in Kenya

Kenya has a lot of touristic attractions including wildlife, nature and the people themselves. The beauty that Kenya offers is immense and never ending. We have listed below some of the best amazing places to visit in Kenya while on holiday:-

  • Masai Mara National Reserve        
  • Aberdares National Park
 
  • Samburu national reserve
  • Tsavo East National Park
 
  • lake nakuru national park
  • Tsavo West National Park
 
  • amboseli national park
  • Nairobi National Park
 
  • Lake Naivasha
  • Kenya National Museum
 
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Kenyan Coast – Diani, Watamu, Mombasa, Malindi
 

The most practical items to pack for your Kenya safari are:

  • Clothes in khaki, green, beige and neutral colours
  • Long-sleeved shirts that offer protection from the sun and mosquitoes
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts or a light skirt
  • Jeans or safari trousers for evenings and cooler days
  • Jackets and sweaters for early morning and late afternoon game drives
  • A lightweight waterproof jacket in case of rain
  • Swim and beachwear
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, moisturizer and lip salve
  • Binoculars and camera equipment

 

The luggage allowance on small flights is usually limited to a maximum of 15 kg (33 lbs), which includes hand luggage, so please bear this in mind when packing. Most lodges and camps provide a same-day laundry service for your clothes.

  • Aberdare National Park
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Arabuko Sokoke National Park
  • Central Island National Park
  • Chyulu Hills National Park
  • Hell’s Gate National Park
  • Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park
  • Kora National Park
  • Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Malindi Marine National Park
  • Malka Mari National Park
  • Masai Mara National Park
  • Meru National Park
  • Mombasa Marine Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Mount Kenya National Park
  • Mount Longonot National Park
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park
  • Ruma National Park
  • Saiwa Swamp National Park
  • Sibiloi National Park
  • Tsavo East National Park
  • Tsavo West National Park
  • Watamu Marine National Park
Lions Wildebeests Hyenas
Cheetahs Buffaloes Leopards
Caracals Impalas Topis
Zebras Giraffes Bat Eared Fox
Hippos Crocodiles Elephants
Rhinos Jackals Wild dogs

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