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The first thing that might pop to mind when thinking of Kenya are lions, zebras and leopards. However, this vast country has much more to offer. With 40 national parks and reserves scattered around the country, Kenya features almost every landscape and activity that you can imagine and it will suit any type of traveller’s palette.

Undeniably, safaris are the core of tourism in Kenya, but you might also venture in deeper and discover the Maasai, a semi-nomadic tribe known for its color-filled adornments. Nairobi is another destination to explore, with its bustling nightlife and unique vibes. For those who love nature, a visit to the Great Rift Valley is a must. And for those who enjoy chilling at the beach, Kenya’s coastal area covers almost 80,000 square kilometers and remains sun-filled during most of the year!

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Exclusive Kenya Safari and Tranquil Tanzania Island Escape

Explore the wonders of combining the exceptional Maasai Mara National Reserve with the sandy beaches and warm waters of the island’s coastal resorts in Zanzibar. ...
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£2435
duration
6 days
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Wilderness of East Africa

Embark on a wild adventure across East Africa on this amazing 10-day safari, where you will be travelling to some world-class wilderness destinations in ...
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£7035
/ person
duration
10 days
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Nature Walks and Birding Excursions

Want to experience the exciting wildlife and breathtaking landscapes of Kenya? Why not indulge in this safari experience of the Maasai Mara National Reserve? Travellers can ...
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£2300
/ person
duration
4 days
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Exhilarating Game Drives: Governors Main Camp

Looking for a new adventure? Why not join this Safari trip where you will be relaxing at the Silver Eco award-winning Governors Main Camp, located ...
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£1895
/ person
duration
4 days
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Explore the Exclusive sights of East Africa

Embark on this 15-day trip exploring Kenya and Tanzania, where a whirlwind of adventure, incredible wildlife sightings, idyllic beaches, and a selection of East Africa’...
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£30340
/ person
duration
15 days
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Gorilla Trekking: Clouds Mountains

Experience the adventure of a lifetime on this incredible bucket-list wildlife experience, discovering Kenya and Uganda. Journey through the plains of Maasai Mara, filled with ...
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£7485
/ person
duration
8 days
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Encounter the Big Five African Safari Animals

Scattered along the Saparingo River, where sweeping plains collide with riverine forests on the borders of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kichwa Tembo Camp brings together ...
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£2050
/ person
duration
4 days
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Karibu Kenya: Guided Bush Walks

Are you searching for a safari experience that goes above and beyond the traditional camel and horse riding safaris? Travellers need look no further because we ...
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£6590
/ person
duration
7 days
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Rare Monkey Species in Mara Kichwa

Delight in the thrills of a classic safari during your duration at andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. Located along the Saparingo River, where sweeping plains collide ...
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£1750
/ person
duration
5 days
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Migration, Lake and Crater Safari Tour

Are you a nature lover? Is exploring new areas one of your biggest passions? If so, we have the perfect trip for you. Embark on a ...
from
£8115
/ person
duration
9 days
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Iconic Wildlife Safari Tour

Are you a wildlife enthusiast and lover of the outdoors? Experience the adventure of a lifetime with this amazing 8-day trip, discovering the untamed beauty ...
from
£5685
/ person
duration
8 days
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Gems of East Africa Safari

To those looking for the classic safari experience – look no further. This tour of Kenya and Tanzania celebrates iconic favourites like the Serengeti and Maasai ...
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£10220
/ person
duration
12 days
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Kenya Family Safari and Beach

The Kenya Family Safari and Beach experience offers you a taste of Africa’s best wildlife destinations from sea to bushveld, and an insight into Kenyan ...
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£15310
/ family of 4
duration
10 days
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Lion Kingdom – Ultimate East Africa Safari

Step into Africa and experience where the circle of life begins – and ends. Staying in three of Africa’s most iconic safari locations, this ...
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£9190
/ person
duration
10 days
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East Africa – Adventure of a Lifetime

Explore the treasures of Kenya and Tanzania at your own pace and in utter privacy during this exceptional itinerary. From sole use of a wildlife conservancy ...
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£29125
/ person
duration
15 days
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Kenya: Exclusive Safari Adventure

Do you love spending your time outdoors, becoming one with nature and discovering the beauty of the wilderness? If so, we have the perfect trip lined ...
from
£3760
/ person
duration
4 days
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The Path of the Great Migration

Experience Africa’s breath-taking biodiversity as you journey from the lush Masai Mara to the stunning Serengeti National Park. Follow in the wake of ...
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£7790
/ person
duration
9 days
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Travel back in time at Cottars 1920’s Deluxe Camp

Do you wish to travel back to the 1920’s and still keep the modernised technology and facilities, we have the perfect trip lined up ...
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£3490
/ person
duration
4 days
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Explore the Great Migration at Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Want to try something new why not experience a safari trip to the iconic Masai Mara National Reserve, this outstanding and life changing experience will provide ...
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£3490
/ person
duration
4 days
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Explore the Bushtops in a Luxurious Safari Tour

Have you ever wanted to visit Kenya? Has exploring the wildlife always been a passion of yours? With this amazing 4 day Luxury trip to the ...
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£3420
/ person
duration
4 days
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AndBeyond Bateleur Camp

This exceptional 4-day safari to the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve is perfect for those with shorter leave times or those adding onto an ...
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£2405
/ person
duration
4 days
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Elewana Luxury Fly In Safari

Experiencing a safari in Eastern Africa is an incredible experience. The vast open plains allow you to witness a huge variety of wildlife, from Giraffes feeding ...
from
£4115
/ person
duration
9 days
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Kenya Safari Explorer

Experience two of the best Big 5 wildlife national regions in East Africa. Amboseli National Park is famous for its Elephants under the backdrop of Mount ...
from
£2665
/ person
duration
6 days
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Highlights of Kenya

Experience the wonders of Kenya on this 7 day highlights trip, where you will be able to view the biodiverse bushveld and gaze over the panoramic ...
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£3090
/ person
duration
7 days

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Quick Facts

Name

Republic of Kenya

Population

45 million

Capital

Nairobi

Language

English, Swahili

Currency

Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Time Zone

UTC+3

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Climate

Kenya is a big country and its climate varies from tropical along its coast to arid in the north and quite temperate inland. Kenya receives a large amount of sunshine year-round but generally, the hottest period is considered take place in February and March while the coldest one between July and mid August. The “long rains” season happens between March and June, while the “short rain” season is between October and December.

Culture

Over the course of history, Kenya has been the hub of migration and henceforth, the country has become one of the most diverse culture and language-wise.

The country has over forty different ethnic groups, including Luo, Kamba, Maasai and more. Each speaks a variety of mother tongues, although Swahili remains the most widely spoken language. Moreover, European, Arab, Indian and Pakistani groups who came to the country in the 19th century can be added to the mix of diversity.

Even though religions such as Christianity and Islam are widely spread, many still believe in the ancestor world, where the dead have an impact on the lives of the living.

Today, Kenya’s culture, including forms of dress, music and food sees its strong influences from other parts of Africa, India, Europe and the United States. However, in certain parts of the country, many communities retain their traditional lifestyle and culture and people still wear clothes, skins, jewellery as they did centuries ago.

Gastronomy

Traditional Kenyan food are known for consisting corn, potatoes and beans. A staple dish is Ugali, a porridge made out of maize. Another typical delicacy is irio, a blend of corn, beans, potatoes and beans dipped into meat or vegetable stews.

Transportation

Plane
Kenya Airways offers daily flights between Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Kisumu and Nairobi. Likewise, another popular choice is Air Kenya, which flies regularly between Nairobi, Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Amboseli, Maasai Mara, Meru, Nanyuki and Samburu.

Bus
Kenya has a large bus network between many destinations, but be advised that roads are bumpy. For safety reasons, we highly advise to use long distance buses only during daytime.

Minivan
Minivans, known as “matatus” in Kenya are another way to get around for short and medium distance travels. Taking a matatu is a must to experience the real Kenya as they are often decorated in colourful and fascinating colours. You can hail a matatu on the side of the road and in this day and age, the network is easier to figure out than ever as routes and schedules are provided on Google Maps.

Train
The train in Kenya is often dubbed the “Lunatic Express”. It travels between Nairobi and Mombasa three times a week. It is undeniably a great experience to travel by train but if time is an issue, we advise you to go for another method of transportation as the train has a bad reputation for being extremely slow and often delayed.

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