Kenya
Magical Safari

Lions and leopards are just part of the landscape in Kenya, one of East Africa’s favourite safari destination. With more than 40 national parks and nature reserves scattered between Lake Victoria and the Indian Ocean, the country occupies an area of 580,367 square kilometers, out of which approximately 44,359 square kilometers or 7.5 percent is wildlife conservation area.

 

The protected areas embrace various types of ecosystems namely: forests, wetlands, savannah, mountains, marine, arid and semi-arid. The protected areas comprise of 23 terrestrial National Parks, 28 terrestrial National Reserves, 4 marine National Parks, 6 marine National Reserves and 4 national sanctuaries. Some of the wildlife that can be seen in these National Parks and Reserves are lions, elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, kudus, elands, gerenuks, hyenas, baboons, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, giraffes, Topis, bushbucks, waterbucks, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles and more than 1070 species of birds.

What to see & do

Together with safaris, the country’s other major attractions are the coastal beaches. Kenya has 536 kilometers of unspoiled white-sand beaches lined with palm trees and coconut trees. At the coast, holidaymakers can see spectacular marine life while snorkelling, enjoy water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, dhow sailing and kayaking.

The capital of Kenya is Nairobi, a sprawling city that, like many other African metropolises, Nairobi is an energetic, modern city that serves as a fascinating introduction to both wildlife and nightlife. Music clubs pulse with life, shops and markets bustle, and a mélange of restaurants will tempt your palate in this former Maasai watering hole. Top sights include the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and the black rhinos of Nairobi National Park. The compact city center is safe to walk in and taxis make other areas accessible.

 

Mombasa, which is Kenya’s oldest and second largest city after Nairobi (the capital city), has a rich cultural and historical background dating as early as the 8th century. This cosmopolitan tourist hub is actually an island connected by bridges and ferries to the Kenyan coast. Stretching for miles along the mainland to the north and south, Mombasa’s beach resorts preside over palm-studded strands fringed by shimmering coral reefs.

Travellers from Europe and beyond flock here to enjoy the many things to do – from dolphin spotting trips on traditional dhows and deep-sea fishing to diving and snorkelling the wrecks and reefs and basking on the sun-splashed shores. However, in the city itself, on the bustling island, a world of history and culture awaits.

 

Malindi and Lamu are also popular destinations at the coast.

Kenya is also a great place for cultural encounters, with more than 40 different tribal groups each following its own unique way of life. The semi-nomadic Maasai tribe, with their multi-coloured bead covered adornments is perhaps the most obvious group, but visiting any tribal village is a fascinating and enlightening experience.

There is so much more that Kenya has to offer and some of the destinations one shouldn’t miss to visit on their safari in Kenya include the following.

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Our most sought out Safaris

15 Days Kenya Wildlife & Beach Safari
10 Days Kenya Safari & Beach Holiday to Mara & Mombasa
9 Days Masai Mara, Naivasha, Amboseli & Tsavo (East and West)