Lots of fun and adventure
Kenya is a melting pot of fun and adventures, there’s an endless array of things to do and paces to visit with a lot of fun. It is the world center for animal safaris and active adventure holidays. From wildlife safaris, bird watching, wave and kite surfing at the coast, horseback riding, golfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, mountain hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, mountain climbing, water skiing, fishing and a lot more! Even better can get a chance to practice marathon running with the world’s greatest athletes and gold medalists at world renowned Iten and lots of other places on the hills of the Great Rift Valley. You can also try nyama choma with the locals, or wine and dine aboard a dhow at the coast. Whatever your interests, there’s a lot to see, do and visit in Kenya.
From snow-capped mountains to the Rift Valley with extinct volcanoes and hot springs, Kenya offers a breathtaking natural beauty that can’t be found anywhere else. There are wide-open plains and savannahs, arid deserts and undisturbed forests inland. Along the coast there are miles and miles of pristine beaches and amazing coral reefs. Whether you choose to bask in the sun, swim in the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean or climb Mount Kenya, you will experience an unrivaled variety of beauty all around you, or better you can go on safari to spot the “Big Five” in the wild, or simply enjoy the Kenyan culture and heritage!
Right in the middle of the tropics Kenya enjoys a wonderful climate. It is mostly warm throughout the year, with plenty of sunshine and cool nights and mornings. Visitors are able to enjoy most activities on the beaches and in the national parks all year round. The seasonal temperature changes are not extreme since Kenya lies on the equator. However, due to the differing topography, you will experience varying weather patterns when traveling across the country. The hottest months of the year are February and March with temperatures as high as 93°F (34°C) sometimes while the coolest season falls between July and August with temperatures dropping to around 60°F (16°C). Kenya has the best weather for those seeking an escape from cold countries!
Great food and drinks
Kenya coffee, tea and beer are renown worldwide. In fact, Kenya beer is so popular, both locally and abroad, that the Kenyan breweries are looking to expand their beer export to other countries, including the United States and Europe. Kenya also has a rich variety of cuisine from the sumptuous Swahili dishes at the coast to the popular nyama choma with ugali and kachumbari. Some up-market restaurants like the famous Carnivore in Nairobi serve safe game meat, such as crocodile and ostrich etc. In some hotels and restaurants, you will find an exotic blend of European standards with ethnic Kenyan food. There is also a host of international cuisine available in restaurants and hotels including various European, Asian, American, Latin American dishes.
The people and culture
Kenya has a diverse culture and heritage. Despite the numerous ethnic groups that exist, Kenyans embrace a striking sense of unity, tolerance, acceptance and closeness as one people and one country which are virtues of traditional African culture. Kenyans are warm, friendly and hospitable. You will never feel like a stranger anywhere, in fact the chances of arriving as a visitor and leaving as a friend are relatively high. The unique culture of some of the ethnic groups for instance the Maasai, is a great experience like no other.
Wildlife and safaris
Kenya is the home of the wildlife safari with some of the best and most accessible game viewing in the world, including Nairobi National Park which is the world’s only wildlife reserve within a city. We have the irresistible “Big Five” (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). These, together and many other animals that are found only in Africa, can be seen at the national parks and game reserves in Kenya.
Natural wonder of the world and World Heritage sites and more
The wildebeest migration in Masai Mara Game Reserve which is one of the natural wonders of the world takes place in Kenya. Apart from this there are many other interesting places worth visiting, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lamu, which is also Kenya’s oldest living city. Lamu is known for being one the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Other World Heritage Sites include Fort Jesus in Mombasa, a historical monument built by the Portuguese in 1593, and the Ruins of Gedi, built in the 14th century to encourage the Arab-African trade and other unexploited gems of Kenya scenery including Kerio Valley escarpment which is popular for paragliding.