Kenya which is now one of the fastest growing economies in Africa is also one of the best holiday and safari destinations. Traversing through the vast plains, spotting colossal amount of wild life forms along the way against the backdrop of landscape ranging from savannah, highlands, mountains, plateaus, Kenya has got a lot in its arsenal to make a thrilling safari adventure experience. Our Kenya Safari tour packages are tailor-made to fit the requirements and wishes of each individual traveler.
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Kenya is a country rich in wildlife, culture, history, and beauty and friendly, welcoming people. Kenya is geographically diverse, from snow-capped mountain peaks to extensive forests to wide-open plains. Key geographical attractions include the Great Rift Valley, which features extinct volcanoes and hot springs, and Kenya's coastline, complete with reefs and magnificent beaches. Combine all this with a well-developed tourist infrastructure of hotels, lodges, campsites and a variety of activities, and its no wonder Kenya is a popular tourist destination attracting millions of visitors each year.
Kenya, an East African nation, spans more than 224,000 sq. miles (582,000 sq. Km), making it only slightly smaller than the state of Texas in the United States. Kenya is situated on the equator and is bordered by five countries: Uganda (to the west), Sudan (to the northwest), Ethiopia (to the north), Somalia (to the northeast), and Tanzania (to the south). Along its southeast edge, Kenya's tropical coastline connects the country to the Indian Ocean.
Locating on the equator; this country is also a landlocked land like Tanzania. To its West there is Uganda, Sudan (to the northwest), Ethiopia (to the north), Somalia (to the northeast), and Tanzania (to the south). The southeast part of the country is the coast line that connects the country with the Indian Ocean.
Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is located in the southwest. Other major cities worth travelling include Mombasa (situated on the coast), Nakuru and Eldoret (found in the west-central region), and Kisumu (located in the west on the shores of Lake Victoria).
Kenya has been gifted with various land forms starting from the low plains found along the coast line, the Great Rift Valley to the fertile plateau of the west. In fact, in the Great Rift Valley, you can find various features of topology which include the numerous lakes, rugged landscapes, the volcanic land forms and the most attractive areas of hot springs.
Farming is made in the Central Kenya. The fertile highland areas here are the bests for the cultivation. Agricultural production is Kenya is the highest in any African nations. The northern part of Kenya is the desert filled with the thorny bushes. But not to forget that the Kenyan coast would bring you some of h=the finest beaches of the earth with coral reefs, creeks and coral islands. The coastal strip is largely flat, giving rise to the rolling Taita.
Kenya has a population of more than 38 million people, with about four million residing in its capital city, Nairobi. It is a diverse land with 42 ethnic groups, each having a unique language and culture. The number of Kikuyu (an ethnic group) is more than the Massais, but Massais are well known to the rest of the world for their long preserved culture and the involvement in Kneya�n tourism. A lot of immigrants of other nationalities, including Europeans, Asians, Arabs and Somalis etc, have left the print of their culture on Kenya, yet it seems traditional. As its official language is English and Swahili, you can find almost all the guides fluent in English and interacting with them you can learn a lot about the people and the culture of this country.
Game Safaris and wildlife tours are Kenya's biggest attractions, drawing many visitors to the country each year. Kenya manages more than 20 national parks and national game reserves, where visitors can view some of the country's most spectacular wildlife, including the "Big Five" animals. In fact, the "Big Five" are the central focus of the majority of safari tours and wildlife expeditions offered within the parks. Kenya's most popular game park is the Masaai Mara, which borders the Serengeti plains in Tanzania. Between July and September, visitors can witness the remarkable annual wildebeest migration which takes place at the Mara.
Kenya's many beaches along the Indian Ocean are the country's second biggest tourist attraction. Visitors can enjoy clean beaches lined with palm trees and studded with luxury resorts, with coral reefs located just offshore. The City of Mombasa is the entry point to the coast, with beaches extending south to Malindi and north to Lamu Archipelago, a world heritage site.
Kenya is one of the top agricultural producers in Africa thanks to the rich soil of the Kenyan highlands. Coffee, tea, tobacco, cotton, pyrethrum, flowers, cashew nuts and sisal are Kenya's cash crops, with fruit, vegetables, beans, and cassava emerging as key crops for subsistence. Cattle, goats and sheep are also important agricultural products. Major export markets include Kenya's neighboring countries, as well as several European and Asian countries, and the United States.
Fossils found in Kenya suggest that primates roamed the area more than 20 million years ago. Some of the findings in Kenya have unraveled a lot of mysteries about the evolution of mankind. The recent Findings Near Lake Turkana Indicate That Hominids Such As Homo Habilis (1.8 And 2.5 Million Years Ago) And Homo Erectus (1.9 Million To 350,000 Years Ago) Are Possible Direct Ancestors Of Modern Homo Sapiens, And Lived In Kenya In The Pleistocene Epoch.
During excavations at Lake Turkana in 1984, paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey assisted by Kamoya Kimeu discovered the Turkana Boy, a 1.6-million-year-old fossil belonging to Homo erectus. Previous research on early hominids is particularly identified with Mary Leakey and Louis Leakey, who were responsible for the preliminary archaeological research at Olorgesailie and Hyrax Hill. Later work at the former site was undertaken by Glynn Isaac.REQUEST A QUOTE