Kenya has always epitomised everything that is Africa. It hosted the first real wildlife safaris, and its diverse landscapes, people and wildlife have drawn more people on safari than any other country in Africa. It lies on the eastern coastline of Africa covering an area of 600,000 square kilometres. The ideal times to visit Kenya are from Dec-Mar and Jul-Oct, avoiding the long and short rainy seasons.
Kenya boasts miles of glorious coastline of deserted, white beaches and private islands, and a good year-round climate. An excellent destination for both the first-time visitor to Africa and the more experienced safari enthusiast. Kenya - a country made up of warm, welcoming people and a magnificent tapestry of landscapes - makes for a delightfully rewarding and memorable holiday.
Kenya's capital city Nairobi was once a watering hole for the Masai tribes and wild game still roams its outskirts. Transformed into a major city by the railroad from Mombasa to Uganda, where it originated as a supply depot, the city grew and now has a population approaching 3 million. Nairobi has a cool climate by African standards, partly due to its high elevation.
The vast plains of the Masai Mara, which offer the opportunity to see the Big 5 and teems with other wildlife is still home to the Masai Mara tribesfolk, who still hunt the lands as they did in bygone days. Why not try a lodge at Kilimanjaro, where the game viewing also extends to mountain gorillas and other apes that live amongst the mountain habitat.