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Where is Kenya located?
Kenya is located in East Africa, nestled between Somalia to the north west and Tanzania to the south. Neighbouring countries include Ethiopia and Sudan to the north and Uganda to the west....
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How big is the area of Kenya occupied by national parks?
Amboseli National Park - 390 km² (150 mi2) in size at the core of an 8,000 km² (3,000 mi2) ecosystem.
Lake Nakuru National Park - 168 square kilometres
Masai Mara - 1510 square kilometres
Samburu National Park - 104 square kilometres
Tsavo East National Park - 11,747 square kilometers, one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya
Nairobi - 684 square kilometers
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How big is the Population?
The population of Kenya consists of 32 major indigenous African groups, five of which making up 70% of the entire population. These groups include Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya, Kamba and the Kalenjin. Ethnic minorities include Arabs and Asians....
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What is the Capital City of Kenya?
Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya, and popularly known as the ‘Green City in the Sun’. Nairobi is also the capital of the Nairobi Province and of the Nairobi District.
Nairobi is located on the Nairobi River in the south of Kenya and is the most populous city in East Africa, with an estimated population of 4 million. Nairobi is also the fourth largest city in Africa....
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What is the climate like in Kenya?
Kenya lies directly on the equator and has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid in the coastal areas and temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country.....
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What is the time zone of Kenya?
The standard time zone in Kenya is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time'...
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What is the best time of the year to visit Kenya?
Kenya is a great year round destination, with the main tourist season being in January and February. During this period the weather is hot and dry and is generally considered quite pleasant.
This is also a time when flocks of birds arrive in the Rift Valley, offering a kaleidoscope of colour and sound. Between June and September the weather is still dry, with the rains coming from March to May. During the rainy months things are quiet, with hotels and lodges having many rooms available and prices tend to decrease..
Area 583,000 sq km²
Population Growth Rate 2.8%
Capital City Nairobi
Largest Towns Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret
Head of State President Uhuru Kenyatta
Official Languages Kiswahili & English
Other Languages 70 including Kikuyu, Luo, Akamba, Masai
Currency Kenya Shilling
When to visit June to October & December to January
Temperatures (day) 20-36°C or 65-95°F
Rainy Season April to May & November
International Airport Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Travel Options ailway, Flying, Car Rentals, Driving, Taxis, Ferry
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The tour covers the modern city centre, the National Museum and the adjacent Snake Park, Parliament Buildings, the Railway Museum where old stream locomotives are exhibited. The tour includes a visit to the city market where a wide variety of African curios, tropical fruit and flowers are on sale, ending with a visit to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre view point which has a revolving restaurant.
BOMAS OF KENYA
A Boma means homestead in Kiswahili. Some 18km from Nairobi city centre we have the Bomas of Kenya where the day to day lives of the 43 different ethnic groups in Kenya are depicted through traditional dances and folklore. These plus an acrobatic show are performed in a splendid arena.
KAREN BLIXEN AND GIRAFFE CENTER
4 hours drive towards Ngong Hills by passing Ngong village to the Karen Blixen Museum of the “Out of Africa” fame which was for many years her home. Later proceed to the Giraffe Center to view and feed the famous Rothschild’s giraffes which are an endangered species from a specially constructed observation platform.
The excursion is guaranteed daily 12.30pm and 7.00pm. We recommend lunch or dinner at the Carnivore which is famous for its succulent steaks and barbequed meat dishes including game meat. The restaurant is therefore dubbed the meat eaters’ paradise, though it also offers a vegetarian menu. The meal is an excellent complement to a holiday especially as a welcome or farewell. The cost includes return hotel transfers.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK
The Park is only a few kilometers from Nairobi city centre. The park is home to over 50 species of mammals including four out of the ‘big five’ except the elephant. The tour includes a visit to the animal orphanage where wounded or orphaned animals are nurtured back to health. The tour departs at 8.30 am or 2.00pm daily.
NAIROBI NATIONAL PARK/CARNIVORE/BOMAS
The tour departs in the morning at 8.30 am. The Park is 12km from the city centre and is home to plenty of migratory game despite its small size, being only 114km2. The morning is spent tracking some of the many species found here. After lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant, continue to the Bomas of Kenya for a fiesta of traditional music and dance. The tour ends in the city centre in the evening.
Leave Nairobi and drive to the largest picnic site in Kenya, the grounds cover 54 acres. This is the home of the Stone Age caves and traces thought to be hundreds of years old while the river reeds have stories to tell of centuries past and people long dead. We have nature trails and campsites everywhere which lead to a waterfall about 10m long which feeds a dammed river flowing past the picnic site. Activities include feeding the Masai ostriches, bird watching, and boat riding ad fishing for black bass.
LAKE NAKURU EXPRESS
7.30a.m. Pick from your Nairobi hotel and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru lies on the floor of the volcano strewn Rift Valley and is famous for its greater and lesser flamingos. It is also the home to the white rhino which is an endangered species. Proceed for a game drive enrooted to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon game viewing in search of the plains game that abounds into the park then depart for Nairobi arriving in the evening.
001: 2 DAYS/1 NIGHT MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
10.00am - Departure for Mara at in a twin-engine aircraft from Wilson Airport.
10.50am - An awaiting Land cruiser takes you on a short game drive on route to the camp.
1.00pm - You are served a buffet lunch. The afternoon is at leisure.
4.00pm - Game drive.
7.30pm - Dinner followed by Masai dances
6.00am - Early morning game drive.
8.30am - Enjoy a hearty breakfast.
11.30am - Transfer to Mara Airstrip for your return flight to Nairobi.
Flights are also available to Mara at 2:45pm and from Mara at 4.00pm.
NOTE: The above can be 3 Days flight package with the second day being a full day at the Masai Mara
002: 3 DAYS MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE
Day 1. Maasai Mara – Depart Nairobi in the morning flight for Maasai mara afternoon game drive. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 2. Maasai Mara – Early morning and afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight at a lodge or luxury tented camps.
Day 3. Early morning game, breakfast and depart to the airstrip for flight to Nairobi arriving at approximately 1200hrs.
003: 06 DAYS SAMBURU/MT KENYA /MASAI MARA (FLIGHT PACKAGE)
Day 01:Nairobi - Samburu
Transfer to Wilson airport for your scheduled flight to the countries north. You will pass over lush farmlands and catch glimpses of the glacier slopes o Mt. Kenya before dropping down to the arid country of the North and the Samburu Game Reserve.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to Larsen's Camp for a night stay on a fully inclusive basis. All meals and 2 game drives are included. Larsen's is a small and a very atmospheric tented Camp.
The guest enjoys a morning and late afternoon game viewing with a break for lunch at the camp and an afternoon spent at leisure,Samburu is located north of the central mountains and the equator. This fascinating arid reserve is home to Grevy's zebra and reticulated giraffe, as well as Oryx, gerenuk, Somali ostrich and dik dik.
Spectacular rocky outcrops, wonderful Domas palms and the shaded Ewaso Nyiro River, the life source for the Samburu reserve, make this reserve scenic.
Day 03: Samburu - Mt. Kenya Safari Club
Transfer to Samburu airport for the scenic flight. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Mount Kenya Safari Club for your overnight stay.
Originally the retreat of movie star and club founder William Holden, the club provides a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. A fine Golf course and a heated swimming pool are on site whilst other activities include: fishing, half-day trips to Mt. Kenya, nature walks, traditional drummer displays, and breakfast by the river.
There are many things to do around Mt. Kenya, including hiking in the foothills where waterfalls and wonderful views abound. Horse riding and white water rafting can be arranged.
Day 04: Governor's Camp Masai Mara
This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight from Nanyuki to the Masai Mara. On arrival at the Mara's Kichwa Tembo airstrip you will be met and transferred to Kichwa Tembo camp. Evening game drive after which you retire for the day at the Kichwa Tembo for dinner followed by Masai dances. All meals and activities are included.
Day 05: Masai Mara
Morning game drive to catch the early risers like the big five and other plains game can also be seen. Return to the camp for a buffet lunch and the afternoon will be spent at leisure.
Evening game viewing then return to the camp late evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 06: Kichwa Tembo Nairobi
Kichwa Tembo will transfer you to Kichwa Tembo airstrip , for the flight to Nairobi.
004: 3 DAYS LAMU ISLAND
Day 1. Depart Nairobi for the flight to Lamu Island. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 2. Full day relaxing and enjoying the beach overnight at a Hotel.
Day 3. Fly to Nairobi.
005: 3 DAYS MOMBASA ISLAND
Day 1. Depart Nairobi for flight to Mombasa beach hotel.
Day 2. Full day relaxing at a beach hotel. Optional excursions.
Day 3. Fly to Nairobi.