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Visit Kenya : Kenya is the top wildlife destination in Africa (East Africa) with 24 nationalparks,15 national reserves,6 marine parks and the private conservancies on top of that, the choice can be overwhelming when it comes to visiting Kenya’s national parks.

Visit Kenya, Africa’s Maasai land, must visit destination with the world’s best game reserves and tourism and travel, one of the finest wildlife and nature. The East African country of Kenya is a pearl in sub-Saharan Africa. From the scenic sandy beaches at the coast, to the Nairobi National park (the only one in capital city in the world) to the majestic Rift valley, the bird life in Lake Naivasha, the hot boiling springs of Lake Baringo, Lake Naivasha and Lake Victoria. Kenya is a very beautiful country with lots of wildlife and the scenic features, and is one of the major economic hubs in Africa.

About Kenya.

Kenya is officially country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous countries governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq. mi), Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by total area, either a population of more than 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th most populous country. Kenya’s capital and the largest city is Nairobi, while its oldest city and the first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu city is the third city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centers include Nakuru and Eldoret. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the north west, Ethiopia to the North, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian ocean to the southeast. According to archaeological dating of associated artifacts and the skeletal material, the Cushites first settled in the lowlands of Kenya between 3200 and 1300 BC, a phase referred to as the Lowland Savannah Pastoral Neolithic.

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Birding at Lake Naivasha

Kenya is one of the Africa’s most visited countries by the tourists, and rightfully so, it boasts a diversity of attractions and a well-developed hospitality and tourism sector that most of its neighbour’s envy. The relative ease of travel, the abundance of tour operators, pleasant year-round climate, natural sights and friendly people all contribute to its relative popularity by Africans standards. Although made up of many diverse ethnic groups and tribes, Kenyans have a strong sense of national pride. This may be due to their unity in the struggle for Uhuru (Kiswahili; freedom) independence from British colonial rule, achieved in 1963.While Kenyans can spot ethnic differences among themselves quite easily, to most foreigners these will not be distinguished. Outsiders on the whole tend to find Kenyans to be relaxed, hospitable and joyous.

Climate Of Kenya.

Kenya experiences a wide range of tropical climates. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast. It receives a great deal of sunshine all the year around and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. Nairobi is at high altitude and can be quite cold, even during the day, between June and August. The long rain season is from April to June, and the short rain season October to December. Rain is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is February to March and the coldest July to August, visit Kenya.

Here Game viewing is the best in the dry seasons, which are from mid-June to October, and from late December to mid-March. The annual animal migration especially migration of the wildebeest occurs between June to September with millions of animals taking part, it has been a popular event for film-makers to capture.

Culture Of Kenya.

Notable people includes the Swahili on the coast, pastoralist communities in the north, farmers in central and western and fishermen around the Lake Victoria basin, the Maasai culture is well known to tourists, despite their being a minor percentage of the Kenyan population. They are renowned for their elaborate upper body adornment and jewellery.

Geography Of Kenya.

At 580,367 km2 (224,081 sq. mi), Kenya is the world’s forty-seventh largest country (after Mogadishu), it lies between latitudes 50 N and 50S, and longitudes 340  and 420 E from the coast on the Indian ocean, the low plains rise to central highlands. The highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley, with a fertile plateau lying to the east. The Kenyan Highlands are one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. The highlands are the site of the highest point in Kenya and the second highest peak on the continent; Mount Kenya, which reaches a highest of 5,199m (17,057 ft.) and is the site of glaciers. Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 m or 19,341 ft.) can be seen from Kenya to the south of the Tanzanian border.

Attractions of Kenya.

Kenya has some of the wold’s best game reserves where you can go for a safari, and see some of the finest African flora and fauns. The parks are famous for lions, giraffes, elephants and huge herds of zebras, wildebeests and buffalos. The annual wildebeest migration (from Maasai Mara to the Serengeti) is an awesome sight and best and best experienced on a balloon safari. Bookings to watch the migration are best done months in advance due to the high demand and limited lodging available in the Mara. Migration is during August and September, Kenya is also a great destination for beach holidays, with several located along the coastal regions and the city of Mombasa, especially Diani Beach. Other coastal towns worth visiting include Lamu and Malindi.

Kenya is also becoming a golf holiday destination, thanks to the many beautiful lush courses around the major urban areas including some which have hosted international Golf tournaments such as Muthaiga and Karen Golf Courses. The northern parts of Kenya are home to some spectacular tribes living very near traditional lifestyles – you can start to encounter these remarkable societies near to and around the main road north into Ethiopia (the A2 which runs through Marsabit and into Moyale at the Ethiopian as well border) as west of this in places such as Wamba, Maralal, Baragoi, Korr, Kargi and South Horr.

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Diani Beach

Things/Activities Done in Kenya.

Beaches. Travel organisations usually offer beach holidays at south coast or North coast, which simply means south or north of Mombasa. While the south coast (Tiwi Beach, Diani Beach, Galu Beach, Msambweni Beach, Mwazaro Beach) has the north coast near Mombasa (Njali Beach, Bamburi Beach, Shandzu Beach, Mtwapa Beaches, Kikambala Beach) offers much more activities. These beaches further north (Kilifi, Watamu, Malindi) are like south coast, primordial and tranquil, not as long and broad as Diani Beach but even more photogenic, visit Kenya.

Safari. Watch a wildlife migration in one of the National parks, go for a game drive in many parks and reserves found in the country. If you are on a tight schedule take a game drive in the Nairobi National Park, less than 20 minutes’ drive from Nairobi’s central business district. Major attractions are big cats including lions, leopards, buffaloes, variety of antelope species, baboons, monkeys and among others.

Rift Valley Festival. Which incorporates a camping experience with a sample of cultural and musical tastes from around the country and internationally,

Samosa Festival. Is an event set up to integrate the Asian and African cultures in the country, significant percentage of the urban population is of Asian(Indian)ancestry and has existed since before independence. Their immigration was brought on by the construction of the railway. This event features cuisine from both cultures, poetry and literature (spoken and written) music and games, visit Kenya.

Maulid festival. Is a one-week event that can only be enjoyed in the coastal region, specifically in the ageless town of Lamu, which has the majority of population of Muslim faith, it is the one event which everyone from the region looks forward.

Where to stay in Kenya.

Nairobi has a wide variety of tourist hotels, from backpackers’ hostels to five-star establishments such as the Norfolk Hotel. There are number of other guesthouses that offer private rooms both with shared bathrooms and self-contained rooms. Homestays are increasingly gaining popularity, part of the reason is that one can experience Kenyan culture in a deeper and more meaningful way.

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