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What You Should Know More About Kenya

  • About the destination

    Kenya the name is every bit synonymous to the word – Safari! Perhaps there is no other place on this planet that conjures such a spirit of romance and adventure. If you are a first time visitor, you’ll find a sheer diversity of things to do here. One thing that you’ll particularly like about this place is its wildlife. You can very well witness the wildebeest thundering, marvel at the beauty of the Lake Nakuru adorned with thousands of flamingoes and come up and close with the elephants in Amboseli. In Kenya’s sun soaked lands, several ancient tribes like the Samburu, Maasai and Kikuyu have very well retained their tradition and cultures. They are hormonally co existing with the others from the natural world.  

    Beyond the much renowned world safari parks of Kenya, there is a trove of coastal treasures that are unmissable. Water sports like snorkeling and diving keep many visitors entertained and engaged on the beaches.

    Geographically, Kenya is simply stunning. Encompassed by the mountain ranges, hillocks and calderas, Great Rift Valley divides the country in two halves. Be it for the love of the mountains, scenic beauty of the landscape or the exciting safari or the thrilling water sports, Kenya is definitely going to keep you very well entertained during your holiday.

  • Travel Advice

    • Avoid carrying too much cash in your pockets.

    • Never flash your jewelry or valuables in a crowded place.

    • Avoid leaving any valuables in your hotel room.

    • Do not take a room or a resort in any secluded place.

    • If possible stay in a hotel that offers a room safe. Place all your valuables and jewelry in the room safe.

    • Carry with you a first aid box with medicines that may be needed during the trip.

    • True that people in Kenya are humble and lovely, but never roam around alone post the sunset.

    • Girls must walk around in groups if going in a place or trail that is secluded.

    • Do not photograph in the sacred or religious places. If you want to click a picture in the religious site, seek permission regarding the same from the person in charge.

    • Learn some of the common words of language prevalent here. This will help you in communicating with the local people.  

    • Always greet the locals with a smile.

    • Keep a copy of license or an ID proof with you always.

    • Avoid the touts.

    • When eating at street stalls, check for the quality.

    • Be alert whenever you are at a new destination.

    • Dress appropriately and maintain the decorum of the place.

    • Nudity is not an option here.

    • You can shoot a film or a video without any legal permission.

    • Never get involved in any form of fights or verbal spats with the tourists.

    • Keep a medicine to relieve you from motion sickness.

    • Never indulge in any form of drugs.

  • Drinking Laws

    The legal drinking age in Kenya is 16 years.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Maasai Mara National Reserve is one of most breathtaking game reserves of the world. The Mara shares its borders with Tanzania and is the northern extension of Serengeti. This reserve also forms a wildlife corridor amidst the two countries. Christened after the statuesque, people of the Maasai are red cloaked. They live in a park and graze their animals just as they have been doing for past many many centuries. In the regional language here Mara refers to mottled. Mottled basically is a reference to the play of shadow and light from the cloud-studded skies and the acacia trees on the vast grasslands of Kenya. This park is peculiarly known for its Great Migration when several thousands of the zebra, Thomson's gazelle, wildebeest and zebra travel to and from the Serengeti between the months of July and October. Hippos throng the River Mara in large numbers and crocodiles too hide in this river. Given its massive population of leopard, lions and cheetah, the park is known for offering phenomenal predator sightings majorly in the months from December to February. It is a great sightseeing attraction and the weather here is gentle and soothing all round the year

    Amboseli National Reserve

    Amboseli National Reserve is one of the most renowned tourist parks of Africa. It is crowned by the highest peak of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli is derived from the Maasai word and means salty dust which is indeed the ideal description for the parched conditions of the park. It is also one of the best places to see in Africa given its large herds of elephants. Other wild beings that can be spotted in this park include the big cats like the cheetah and lion along with the other beings like waterbuck, giraffe, impala, gazelle and eland. You can also spot more than 600 species of birds here. The nature lovers who come here can explore 5 different habitats here ranging from wetlands with sulfur springs, woodlands, dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli and savannah. Don’t miss out on interacting with the local people who reside around this natural reserve.

    Tsavo National Park

    Tsavo is the largest national park in Kenya. It is divided into two halves – Tsavo East and the Tsavo West. Together the two halves comprise of nearly 4% of the total area. Enveloped by the savannah, a massive lava-rock plateau, platonic rivers, scenic waterfalls, diverse wildlife and volcanic hills, Tsavo is known for its innumerable photo worthy sights. Tsavo East lies amidst the Mombasa and Nairobi. You can spot the elephants bathing and rolling in the red dust. River Galana brimming with palm trees assure excellent views of the surroundings. Other highlights of the Tsavo include the Lugard Falls that has rapids and crocodiles veiling in the woods, Yatta Plateau, Mudanda Rock and the world's longest lava flow. On the other hand, the Tsavo West is geographically more varied and comparatively wetter is complete with beautifully sceneries towards the northern reaches of the park. The highlights here include Mzima Springs which is a natural spring with vast population of crocodiles and hippos, Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary and the Chaimu Crater which is an ideal spot for spotting different birds of prey.  

  • What you will like there?

    Friendly people

    People in Kenya are very friendly. You’ll notice the humbleness of the people right from the moment you land on the airport. The locals in Kenya will always greet you with a smile. It is hard to find people humble than this elsewhere.


    Just like the locals, the weather here is just as great. True Kenya lies on the Equator but the temperature is pleasant all round the year. You’ll not need a jacket even in the winter unless you plan to visit the Mount Kenya.

    Good food and accommodation

    The accommodations of Kenya are very people and family friendly. You’ll find several choice of places right from budget friendly stays to the exquisite resorts. Rooms everywhere are designed in a manner that they assure absolute comfort to the travels. The safari tents are located at a distance far away from each other thereby assuring enough privacy. Most of the hotels and stays have great chefs so you’ll always be spoilt for choice.

    Camps of Kenya organize a range of adventure tours and activities to keep the visitors engaged. Most of the activities are designed keeping in view the children. These activities will give you the necessary tips relating to survival in the wild. It in a way helps you respect the nature and the environment better.

    White sandy beaches

    You can find ample number of beaches in Kenya. White sandy beaches are the most ideal spots to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. Further, when you combine the beaches with the bush safari, you can get the best of both the worlds.

    Rich culture

    Right from Kisumu to Mombasa, Kenya is a land of distinct cultures and traditions. This helps the adults and the kids learn about the various tribes of Kenya and each of their cultures and traditions while on a holiday.   

    Tailor-made travel itineraries

    You as a tourist know your family the best. So, you can have some custom made packages designed keeping in view the budget and the necessities of your family. You can even opt for the activities based on the age and the fitness level of your family.

    Quality time with family

    The key reason for a vacation is spending quality time with family. When you do different activities together, the bond between you and your family members is only cemented for the good.

    Hone your hobbies

    For tourists who love nature, Kenya is a great place to feel up and close with the nature and surroundings. You have plenty of opportunities to hone your hobbies and practice your skills

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