Kenya

The Magical Kenya

Kenya is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia and, the Indian Ocean, Kenya is one of the East African countries. It has different tribes in 47 counties through its official languages are Swahili and English. Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by total area. Its capital city is Nairobi through its first capital city was the coastal city of Mombasa. The country is served by Jomo Kenyatta International airport, Eldoret International airport, Moi International Airport, Kisumu International Airport though it has other small airports like Wilson, Isiolo, Manda, Wajir and, Malindi. Kenyan currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KES). similar to Uganda, agriculture and. tourism contributes highly to the country’s economy. It has diverse wildlife and picturesque landscapes which attract visitors all year round. Kenya has a rich literary history as its home to writers like Ngugi Wa Thiong’o who wrote independence struggle books touching politics and culture like A grain of wheat, Weep not a child and the river between. 

One of the world’s 7 wonders; the Great Beest Migration that occurs annually happens in the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya. Each year, 2 million ungulates move to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania which is a great tourist attraction every year. The equator passes through Kenya horizontally. 

The eastern arm of the East African rift valley passes through the country dividing it into two; Mau escarpment and Aberdare ranges. Lakes here include Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, Lake Turkana, Lake Magadi, and Lake Baringo. 

Kenya’s wildlife population can be seen outside the designated areas of national parks, reserves and sanctuaries like the Nairobi-Nakuru highway have baboons and zebras. You can see the Big 5 here in most game parks; lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos and elephants. Kenya is unique for pink flamingos on Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, coastal attractions like white sand beaches in Lamu, Malindi and Mombasa towns, Mt Longonot for its volcanoes, having the first and second highest mountains in Africa; Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya respectively. Out of 54 National parks in Kenya, the popularly visited include Tsavo East and West, Nairobi, Masai Mara, Amboseli, Shimba hills. Exotic wildlife species in Kenya include Sitatunga antelope in Saiwa swamp national park, Aardwolf, ring-necked parakeet.

Kenya has unique attractions like the Kisumu museum, Fort Jesus in Mombasa, Nairobi National Museum, Lamu Old Town, The David Shedliff Wildlife Trust Nairobi Animal orphanage, Giraffe center, Karen Blixen museum.

Activities AA Safaris can engage you in, while in Kenya include wildlife safaris, hot air balloon safaris, ice skating, Art collection and shopping, mountain climbing, hiking, watch Masai Mara, cultural and community tours/visits, relax at the beaches, swim, city tours, white water rafting and kayaking on Lake Tana, biking.