Welcome to the country where Safari was born
Kenya sits astride the equator in the heart of Africa, with huge natural appeal, and contains some of Africa’s most game rich areas. It beckons with iconic sites, tribal cultures and natural wonders. Within the borders of this country, are savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats.
The snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kenya, the Masai Mara's golden, grassy plains, the pink blush of Lake Nakuru and the annual migration of millions of wildebeest are but some of the delights waiting for you in safari paradise.
Wildlife highlights in an abundance of National Parks and conservancies include the Masai Mara Game Reserve with its annual migration, Tsavo & Amboseli National Park with their wide-open plains, herds of elephant and views of Mt Kilimanjaro. To the north the three reserves of Samburu, Shaba and Buffalo Springs offer a green oasis attracting an abundance of game and some of the rarer species such as gerenuk and reticulated giraffe.
The soda likes in the Great Rift Valley of central Kenya are home to an estimated two million
Flamingos and surrounded by forest and plains that are home to lion, rhino, leopard and large herds of waterbuck. The forests around the base of Mount Kenya are rich in big game. Large herds of Buffalo and elephant are often seen. Just 20 minutes from Nairobi is Kenyas first National Park: Nairobi National Park hosts herds of zebra and giraffe, prides of lion and rhinos. The park maintains an animal orphanage.
Kenya’s area of 225,000 sq. mi. is nearly one and a half times the size of California or slightly smaller than the province of Alberta. Kenya inland water takes up to 5,250 sq. mi. and straddles the Equator and share a border with the countries of Somalia (east), Ethiopia (north) Sudan (north), Uganda (west) and Tanzania (south).
Malaria is a problem in Kenya, so it is advisable that everyone take a precautionary Malaria medicine as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended inoculations are Hepatitis and Tetanus.
United States citizens are required to have a valid passport and a Visa, issued by the Kenya Consulate Office in Washington, DC.
Climate & Best Time to Travel
The weather is generally pleasant year-round with plenty of sunshine and distinct wet and dry seasons. The most rain falls around April and May, although some areas may receive more light rain in November and December.
The electricity supply in Kenya is 220/240 v 50 hz. Plugs are a 3 point square.