WELCOME TO KENYA
Kenya has diverse attractions to offer to our visitors. It is only a few countries around the world where one can relax on pristine sandy beaches and be able to see wildlife in all forms within a short distance. Kenya has 60 National Parks and Reserves all with abundant wildlife. The spectacular wildebeest migration that occurs every year in Kenya’s most visited Maasai Mara National Reserve is referred to as the 7th new wonder of the world.
The scenery of Kenya is unique, the Great Rift Valley and the snow capped Mount Kenya, lying astride the equator, are breath-taking. There are myriads of activities which visitors can enjoy including rock climbing, white water rafting, bird watching and adventure. Kenya is also a land endowed with cultural diversity, pleasant weather all the year round and more importantly, hospitable people.
The diversity of Kenya’s tourism products further includes, ecotourism, sports and water based tourism, conference tourism and home stay tourism. In the northern part of the country, we have the cradle of mankind from where we all originated, making Kenya a leader in heritage tourism. Kenya is therefore the ultimate destination offering unparalleled variety of travel and holiday experiences. As our visitors tell us, it is indeed a magical destination.
Kenya is Africa’s most popular safari destination and it’s capital Nairobi is East Africa’s economic hub. Kenya has a decent tourist infrastructure and lots of resorts along its coastline. It’s a testament to the country’s many natural attractions that tourists continue to visit despite being under the official Travel Warning list in several countries including the US.
Kenya is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania, see map.
Area: 582,650 sq km, (slightly more than twice the size of Nevada or similar in size to France).
Capital City: Nairobi
Around 32 million people live in Kenya Language: English (official), Kiswahili (official), as well as numerous indigenous languages.
Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2%. A large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely.
It’s generally sunny, dry and not too hot for most of the year in Kenya despite being situated on the equator. The main rainy seasons are from March to May and November to December but the amount of rainfall varies year to year.
When to Go:
January – March, and July – October for safaris and beaches, February and August to climb Mount Kenya.
A large proportion of Kenya’s tourism centres on safaris and tours of its national parks and game reserves. While most tourists visit for safari there are also cultural aspects of the country to explore in cities like Mombasa and Lamu on the Coast. The Masai Mara National Reserve is usually where the Maasai Village can be found; a site that most tourists like to visit. There are also many beaches to visit in Kenya, where one can experience water boarding, surfing, wind surfing and many more fun activities that are good for Kenya’s economy.