The beauty of Kenya has always been the same, the sheer variety of landscape, wildlife, human cultures and experience. No other African country can boast such diversity within its borders. Here you will find snow capped peaks and rolling Savannah, white sand beaches and tropical rain forest, giant herds of elephants and flocks of flamingo and dhow sailors.
The Kenyan Coastline is a paradise of palm fringed beaches and the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean. Extensive Coral reef systems with spectacular sea life make for world class diving and snorkeling.
Amboseli is where large herds of Elephants move across broad dusty plains to a series of wetland swamps and the massive reserves of Tsavo East and West comprise 10million acres of pure wilderness.
Southern Kenya is Maasai land, and here Maasai communities maintain a traditional way of life. This is the home of wild beast where large grazing herds of Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle and Buffalo are found. This world famous reserve supports an array of large animals species with the Mara and Talek rivers are home to Hippos and Crocodiles.
Kenya’s geographical diversity is born of the Great Rift Valley, an awesome natural divide that bisects the country. An age old route for both human and animal migration, the floor of the rift is home to a series of freshwater and soda lakes, each one supporting its own unique ecosystem. At several of the soda lakes the visitor can witness the astonishing spectacle of thousands of flamingo (both lesser and greater) gathering together to feed and breed.
It is this myriad diversity within a single country that has established Kenya’s name as the home of the safari. With so much freedom of choice, Kenya is the perfect destination for the free spirited traveler.
Regulations regarding health may change from time to time and therefore a check up is advised to all visitors before there departure and also a valid Yellow Fever certificate.
All major currencies can be changed in Kenya; there are in principle no restrictions in dealing with foreign currencies. Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank, also in resorts, provide local currency at ATMs against Visa or Master card. Banks are open from 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday. Some branches open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 11:00am. Many banks are now equipped with 24 hour ATM machines.
Kenya’s climate varies across the country; the hottest period is February and March while the coldest period is July and August in the coastal region.