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About Kenya


East Africa has a variety of landscapes, wildlife and people that is infinite in variety. Kenya and Tanzania consist of stretches of savannah grasslands dotted with herds of game, stunning sun drenched white beaches fringed with palms swaying in the warm ocean breeze, mangrove forests and coral reefs, shimmering blue lakes and rivers meandering through swamps, parched land and arid deserts, as well as rich tropical forests and snowcapped mountains.

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Map of KenyaKenya is a magical country straddling the Equator, in many ways, Kenya is the entire African continent in microcosm, here the old and the new exist side by side in harmony. The breathtaking scenery, comfortable climate, legendary wildlife, sophisticated accommodation and vibrant mix of cultures make Kenya one of the world's most memorable travel destinations.

Kenya has some of the best National Parks and game reserves in Africa that host an incredible diversity of wildlife. Kenya also has over 40 different tribes living close to each other, each tribe with their own culture producing a kaleidoscope of tradition and folklore.

Kenya covers an area the size of France straddling the Equator and therefore enjoying beautiful climate all year round with warm sunny days and cool nights. Altitudes range from sea level to the peak of Mt. Kenya at 5199m, the second highest mountain in Africa. One third of Kenya is a semiarid desert; one third is highland, mountain and forest, lake and farmland, much of it fertile and bountiful. The remaining third is savannah grassland.

Differences in terrain and altitude create a contrast in the climate, from the hot humidity of the coast to the cool frosty mornings of the central highland country and the dry burning heat of the northern desert.

The Great Rift Valley, an ornithological paradise with many lakes and extinct volcanoes scattered over the floor, cutting through Kenya from the north to the south and where one can study the glory of a million flamingoes as they color the waters of Lake Nakuru a shimmering pink.

The famous Masai Mara Game Reserve in the south west is an extension of the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania, where the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth, the wildebeest migration in search of pastures, from the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania on to Kenya’s Masai Mara takes place annually. This brings together Africa’s greatest predators setting the scene for a breathtaking natural show, the only one of its kind in the world.

Mount Kenya stands majestically at 5,199m on the Equator towering above the clouds and grasslands, the slopes covered with dense mountain forest.

Aberdare National Park or The Aberdare “Moorlands” (as it is fiondlu known) is a densely forested area in Central Kenya, watch the animals from the comfort of your “tree lodge.”
The Northern Frontier District is semi arid desert and harbors rare animals only found in Northern Kenya. Further north is Lake Turkana or 'The Jade Sea' where you can try your luck and fish for the great Nile Perch.

A little further north takes you to Koobi Fora, 'The Cradle of Mankind' where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the "Early Man." The Indian Ocean to the south east offers sandy white beaches, and turquoise seas protected by a colorful coral reef, making it a holiday paradise with the many historical sites to visit.

National Parks in Kenya

Altitude: 5000 ft
Area: 1510 sq kms
Distance from Nairobi: 260 kms

South west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the reserve is blessed with an outstanding concentration of animals and panoramic views of across the plains and dotted woodlands and therefore, the Masai Mara provides an experience unsurpassed. As the northern extension of the great Serengeti grassland, the reserve is host to the annual migration of over a million wildebeest –the most awesome wildlife spectacle on planet earth.

The Mara covers an area of about 1,500 square kilometers, is not fenced and is bordered on the west by the Olooloo escarpment and in the east by the Ngama hills. The common language of the Masai is Maa in which the word Mara means spotted –referring to the clusters of bush which dot the plains.In addition to the wildebeest and hordes of zebra which join them in their annual pilgrimage for pastures, the Masai Mara supports the lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, kongoni, topi, Thomson’s gazelle and the Defassa waterbuck, as well as eight species of primate. 


Distance from Nairobi : Appx 170kms
Driving time from Nairobi : 2HRS

West of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the park is situated on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, the descent into the valley on your way to the park provides spectacular photography opportunities. The salt water lake plays host to flamingoes on their migratory path from Lake Baringo in northern Kenya to Lake Natron in southern Tanzania. The birds give the lake an unmistakable pink hue very much visible on the horizon, an excellent combination with the setting sun for a great photo. The park is home to lions, leopards, buffaloes, the endangered white rhino, giraffes, zebras, topis and other plains game.


Distance from Nairobi : Appx 250kms
Driving time from Nairobi : 3.5 – 4HRS

South east of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the park nestles at the foot of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, which borders both Kenya and Tanzania. The park is famed for the huge herds of the African Elephant that it is home to. The park also plays host to lions, buffaloes, the elusive leopard, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, a variety of antelopes and other smaller plains game. During the dry season it is semi arid terrains and during the wet season, the seasonal “Amboseli Swamp” becomes home to many species of birds.


Altitude: 2500-4000 ft
Area: 104 sq kms
Distance from Nairobi: 200kms

The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range. Deep valleys, streams and rivers as well as cascading waterfalls feature in this region. Game viewing includes elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog and Kenya's indigenous and endangered Black Rhino.

Altitude: 2500-4000 ft
Area: 104 sq kms
Distance from Nairobi: 280 kms

North East of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the reserve is huddled at the foot of the majestic snow capped Mount Kenya and is a dense rain forest that comes alive at dusk with sounds of animals that the African bush is so well known for. The region provides excellent game viewing. Examples include the black and white Colobus and Sykes monkeys, bushbuck, buffalo, elephant, waterbuck, black rhino, genet cat and the bongo which is a rare type of forest antelope. The area also has a fascinating variation of flora and fauna.

Altitude: 2500-4000 ft
Area: 104 sq. kms
Distance from Nairobi: 360 kms 

North of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the reserve is in the semi arid part of this country and also home to the Samburu tribes people, the fearless cousins of the Masai. The Samburu people are known for crossing the crocodile infested Uaso Nyiro river which meanders through the reserve with inherent ease. A unique vista of rounded rugged hills and undulating plains are offered by the reserve. The mix of wood and grassland with riverine forest and swamp is home to lions, elephants, antelopes, hartbeasts, buffaloes, reticulated giraffe, grevy's zebra, leopard, Somali ostrich, hippo, crocodile, gerenuk, hyena and other plains game. The park is also a bird watchers paradise, there are over 600 species of birds, most with habitats on or around the river. Most lodges are situated on the river bank giving the guest the best of the plant, animal and bird life.


Altitude: 500-600 ft
Area: 9065 sq. kms
Distance from Nairobi: 240 kms.

Arguably the largest park in Kenya, on offer are tremendous views with diverse habitats ranging from mountains, river forest, plains, lakes and wooded grasslands. It borders the southern Serengeti plains in Tanzania. Game includes leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, plains game, crocodile and small mammals including mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and and the nocturnal porcupine.


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