Why go to Kenya
Kenya is one of the African countries which most people desire to see and with reason, Kenya is Africa in a nutshell.
Much of Kenya falls within the Great Rift Valley, but this is only one of its many attractions. This country has many world famous national parks (most boasting the Big 5), fertile highlands, scorching deserts, mountains, pristine beaches and marine parks too. It also boasts a variety of ethnic groups of which the Masai with their intricate beadwork and striking red robes are probably the most well known. The great migration is probably the most graphic example of Kenya’s fame. Annually literally hundreds of thousands of Wildebeest, Zebra and other plains game migrate across the great savannah’s of the Serengeti and cross into the Mara in a seemingly never ending stream of wildlife. This exceptional natural phenomenon is world renowned and the sight is absolutely awe-inspiring.
Where to Go in Kenya
Located in Southern Kenya, in the Great Rift Valley. Has an abundance of animals, including the Big 5.
Amboseli National Park
Situated along the Tanzanian Border. One of the most picturesque places to view game in Africa as it has the backdrop of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tsavo National Park
Made famous by the man eating lions of Tsavo, now home to numerous prides and an abundance of animals. Close to the coast which is perfect for those that would like both a beach and a bush holiday. Kenyas largest park, divided into two, Tsavo East and Tsavo West.
Samburu National Park
Has more game per square kilometer than any other park.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Millions of flamingoes tinge the lake pink, while there are more than 400 other bird species to be seen in the area too. One can also find leopard and black rhino and loads of plains animals.
Also known as the Jade Lake because of its green colour. Home to huge pods of hippo and home to close on 20 000 Nile Crocodile. The greatest concentration of crocs anywhere in the world.
Africa’s greatest freshwater lake. The lake is so huge that it has its own weather system. Fleets of white sailed dhows fish for the Nile perch, which can reach the size of a fully grown shark.
Tremendous treks and jagged peaks await on this sacred mountain , Kenya’s tallest and Africa’s second tallest .
The ultimate Swahili cultural -immersion experience that makes Tanzania Zanzibar blush with envy.
When to go to Kenya
Kenya has an extremely temperate climate despite its close proximity to the equator. It generally has daytime temperatures of about 20 – 25 degrees Celsius (68 – 77 degrees Fahrenheit), but the mountainous regions can be a lot cooler, while the coastal areas quite humid.
There are two rainy seasons in Kenya, the long rains of March and April and the short rains of October through to December. During both rainy seasons, the park roads can become fairly impassable and of course the mosquitoes will be out in full force. For game viewing the dry season is the best as this forces the animals to congregate at waterholes, which ensures that sightings during certain times of the day will be guaranteed. From June to October the annual wildebeest migration takes place , with thousands of animals streaming into the Masai Mara National Reserve from the Serengeti in July and October . During the long rains from March – end of May , the low season things are much quieter and you can get some good deals , this is also true during the short rains from October to December. For updated weather forecasts across Africa, please visit www.africanweather.net .