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Kenya Tourist Information

Postby Administrator » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:09 am

Kenya is one of the most popular safari destinations in Africa. Boasting some 33 national parks and conservancies, the country enjoys a worldwide reputation as a foremost wildlife safari destination in Africa.
When you travel to Kenya, you get the chance to see the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard as well as other popular wild animals.
Among the top rated Kenya safari destinations include the Masai Mara National Park, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Mount Kenya, Tsavo National Park, and Mombasa Marine National Park among others. All of these destinations are within easy reach from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.
The coastal region of Kenya is also a premier travel destination, endowed with a series of beaches stretching from the Tanzania to the Somali border.
The region has several islands that run up the coast – all of which are ideal for Kenya beach holidays. They include: Mombasa, Lamu, Wasini, Chale, Funzi, Pate, Kwanzu and Mada.
Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya, is renowned for its pristine beaches, an incredibly diverse marine life, world class hotels and very hospitable people. The island city is joined to the main land by ferries and bridges.
On its part, Lamu – a UNESCO world heritage site – offers insight into the Swahili civilization. The laid back town, full of ancient houses and monuments, is the oldest Swahili settlement in East Africa.
Also interesting is Malindi, a historic town situated north of Mombasa. The town dates back to the 14th century and is now a modern tourist centre with world class resorts, and idyllic beaches.

Kenya Weather/When To Go:

The best time to go on a Kenya safari is during the hottest and driest season between February and March. During this period, vegetation is thin and animals tend to congregate at permanent water sources – making it possible to go on very rewarding game viewing excursions. July and August (the coolest months) are also ideal for Kenya holidays safari.
The long rains season, between March and May are not recommendable for safari in Kenya. This is because foliage is lush, which makes it difficult to view the animals. If you happen to be in the country between June and September, you can get the opportunity to watch the internationally acclaimed Great Wildebeest Annual Migration.
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