Kenya in East Africa

Travel across Kenya in East Africa:

Overview

Africa, despite being far away from where we are, offers the greatest tourist destination for nature enthusiasts. The continent is incredibly large, but one expedition that offers everything you would want to see in Africa is to travel across Kenya. Or rather, the origin of safaris, if you can borrow my definition of Kenya. Safaris! Safaris! Safaris! Kenya is a land of vast extraordinary savannas peppered with fascinating herds of wildlife hence the home of unbeatable safaris. If you want to witness the battle between millions of wildebeests and zebras against the predators of the jungle during the phenomenal annual wildebeest migration then Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, is your final destination for this renowned sighting. It is also in Maasai Mara, Africaís most famous game reserve, where you will find the precarious footholds of endangered species like the black rhinos and you will be lucky to see all the big five animals in a single park.

Apart from wildlife, Kenya is the home of warm palm-kined beaches in Mombasa, Kilifi and Malindi along the coast of the Indian ocean. Finally, you will find equatorial mountains capped with snow as well as the largest fresh water lake.

Getting into Kenya and Local Transport.

By and large, the most common local transport means are buses or minivans (matatus) which essentially connect cities and towns. These will also do well within big cities and towns such as Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Machakos and Nakuru. The feeling on motorbikes(bodabodas) for shorter distances is breathtaking and unforgettable.

If you are no fan of long bus trips then a flight will definitely do for you as you can enjoy the wide range of domestic flights to or from major towns and cities. More conveniently, you can charter a plane to any site you intend to visit within the country.

Trains are less common in Kenya but the only long distance light train trip that I fell in love with during my vacation in Kenya is the Nairobi to Mombasa trip and back. Well, if you value your privacy and convenience then you can consider car hire or car rentals for a more convenient travel across Kenya.

To get into Kenya, you will most probably land in Kenya via a plane to:

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (In Nairobi)
  • Moi International Airport (In Mombasa)
  • Wilson Airport (WIL) (In Nairobi)

For flight information like flight companies, where to land with which flight company, and ticket costs, we suggest you look at the following for real-time info on this:

  • www.skyscanner.com,
  • www.expedia.com

Within Kenya, you can also access planes to cross within Kenyan towns and access neighbouring countries. Below are some Kenyan bound flight carriers:

  • Airkenya
  • Mombasa Air Safari
  • Safarilink
  • Fly540
  • Aeronav Air Service
  • Kenya Airways
  • Fly-Sax

Before you actually land in Kenya, there are some stuff you will need which include:

Passport: This is required for all foreign visitors. Must be at least 6 months valid.

Visa : This is required for some countries. Check with Kenya Immigration department on whether Kenya requires a Visa from your country. There are also single entry visas arrival on arrival into the country.

Yellow-fever certificate: This is required if you are arriving from a yellow-fever high risk country.

Game parks and reserves

Location and Climate

The equatorial location of Kenya translates to the fact that the country does not experience clear-cut winter and summer weather. However, Kenya does have distinctive wet and dry seasons. The climate of Kenya is controlled by variation in humidity, temperature and rainfall. In spite of the fact that Kenya has about 7 climate zones, the two rainy seasons the entire country are March to May and September to early November.

The temperature around the coastal towns of Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu and Kilifi are relatively warm during wet seasons or vary from warm to hot during dry seasons. Finally, it is important to note that the snow-capped mountain peaks are cold with temperatures as low as 3įC.

Best Time to Visit Kenya

The best time to visit Kenya is between December and February as well as the period between June and October when the country is experiencing a relatively warm and dry climate. It is during this season that the bushes are thinner and wildlife are more exposed for viewing. In between June and October, you get to witness nature at its very best as this is the ideal time for the migration of wildebeests and zebras.

The People of Kenya (Kenyans).

Nothing adds resonance to the history of a country than its people. The traditional people of Kenya are incredibly funny, peaceful and welcoming. They immensely add colour to the face of the earth and have over the years added to the history of the country and the continent at large. The Samburu, the Maasai, the Turkana and the Borana are some of the most ancient Kenyan people whose culture and traditions still form a basis for nomadic studies and discussions the world over. On the other side, the Luos, Kikuyus, Swahilis and Luhyas among other Kenyan people undergo a continuous struggle to keep their culture in the wake of western civilization, socioeconomic developments and political alignments.

Kenya is a gem is you have a great culinary taste as it presents an opportunity for you to enjoy both exotic and indigenous Kenyan foods such as nyama choma, ugali, mokimo, Victoria Nile perch and matoke.

Popular safari routes in Kenya

You can access Kenya through any route. However, there routes which are best for safaris and especially viewing of wildlife.

Southwest Safari Circuit: The southwest offers some of Kenyaís premier and most popular wildlife viewing. Through this route, you view Masai Mara National reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Hellís Gate National Park, Lake Naivasha, Lake Bogoria, Lake Baringo, Amboseli Naitional Park, Views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Lamu Island.
Southeast Safari Circuit: This is the best route for beach holidays. Mombasa beaches are best accessed via this route. In addition, you access Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro views, Masai Mara National Reserve, Diani Beach, and Shimba Hills National Reserve.
Central and Northern Safari Circuit: Though this area is more rugged than others, it offers more wildlife viewing in Meru National Park, Samburu, Buffalo springs National Reserve, Laikipia plateau at the base of Mt. Kenya, Aberdare National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, and Masai Mara National Reserve

Below are some top (39) Safaris with Kenya in mind. Have a look:


9 (Days) Nairobi, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Olpejeta, Nakuru, Masai Mara safari

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5 (Days) Serengeti, Ndutu, Ngorongoro, Amboseli safari

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9 (Days) Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Nairobi, Zanzibar, Nairobi safari

Kenya Highlights scenic Safari.

Duration: 10 days / 9 nights.
Highlights: Nairo

8 (Days) Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara - Across Kenya Migration Family safari

Across Kenya Migration Family Safari 2019.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
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7 (Days) Lake Nakuru, Nairobi, Maasai Mara safari

Kenya Highlights Migration Safari.

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights.
Highlights: Lake

7 (Days) Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Maasai Mara safari

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights.
Highlights: Amboseli, Lake

7 (Days) Nairobi, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Laikipia), Matthews Range, Samburu, and Back to Nairobi safari

Kenya for 7 Days Tour

This 7 Day Remote Kenya Safari takes you to two remote prolific wi

3 (Days) Nairobi, amboseli safari

Day 1: Travel to Amboseli

On the first morning of your Classic Amboseli Safari, you will

5 (Days) Ol pejeta, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara safari

Across Kenya Migration Safari - July 2019.

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.

High

12 (Days) Nairobi, Mombasa safari

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4 (Days) Amboseli, Tsavo West, Tsavo East & Mombasa safari

4 Days Amboseli, Tsavo Safari West, Tsavo East & Mombasa Safari.

Duration: 4 days / 3

5 (Days) Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Elemntaita & Masai Mara safari

Kenya Highlights Safari

June 2019

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.

Highlights

6 (Days) Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Hells Gate, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara safari

Kenya Highlights Safari

October 2019

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.

Highlig

12 (Days) Nairobi, Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Maasai Mara & Lake Naivasha safari

Kenya & Tanzania Migration Safari
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights.
Highlights: Nairo

8 (Days) Nairobi, Ngorongoro, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara safari

Kenya & Tanzania Highlights Safari.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
Highlights: Nairob

8 (Days) Mombasa, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru & Maasai Mara safari

Beach & Bush Honeymoon
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
Highlights: Mombasa, Amboseli,

16 (Days) Amboseli, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Jinja & Murchison safari

Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Migration Safari
Duration: 16 days / 15 nights.
Highlight

13 (Days) Samburu, Lake Bogoria, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Amboseli safari

Kenya & Tanzania Migration Safari
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights.
Highlights: Sambur

9 (Days) Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Amboseli safari

Kenya & Tanzania Migration Safari
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights.
Highlights: Lake Nai

2 (Days) amboseli safari

Kilimanjaro Safari.
Duration: 02 days / 01 night.
Highlights:  Amboseli.
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10 (Days) Samburu, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Hells Gate & Amboseli. safari

Across Kenya Migration Safari
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights.
Highlights: Samburu, Lake B

4 (Days) Taita Salt Lick & Amboseli safari

4 Days Taita Salt Lick & Amboseli 2019.
Duration: 4 days / 2 nights.
Highlights: Sa

4 (Days) Amboseli, Tsavo West & Tsavo East safari

4 Days Amboseli & Tsavo Safari
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.
Highlights: Amboseli, T

7 (Days) Amboseli, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara safari


Kenya Highlights Migration Family Safari July 2019.
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights.

14 (Days) Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Maasai Mara, Naivasha, Hells Gate, Amboseli & Zanzibar safari


Kenya & Tanzania Bush & Beach Safari
Duration: 14 days / 13 nights.
Highl

3 (Days) Masai mara. safari

Masai Mara Luxury Safari
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights.
Highlights: Masai Mara.
Acti

12 (Days) Nakuru, Naivasha, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West safari

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6 (Days) Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Park, Lake Naivasha safari

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4 (Days) Masai Mara safari

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7 (Days) Nakuru, Hells Gate, Naivasha, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West safari

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3 (Days) Masai Mara safari

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6 (Days) Nairobi, Langata Giraffe Centre, Amboseli, lake Naivasha, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, Mara, Back to Nairobi safari

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9 (Days) Kibera Slum, Hells Gate National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park safari

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1 (Days) nairobi national park safari

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2 (Days) amboseli safari

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3 (Days) Masai Mara National Reserve safari

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