Kenya Travel Guide – Travel to Kenya
Kenya is the jewel of East Africa, revered as the “cradle of humanity”, It is a land with amazing landscapes. sand beaches, emerald water, and coral reefs in the coast; desert areas in the north, memorable mountainscapes such as the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya (the second highest peak in Africa). There are also many brilliant lakes, including lake Victoria and Lake Naivasha.
Here you will enjoy a wide range of activities such as safaris. bird watching, mountaineering, climbing and many more. A safari in its more than 40 national parks and reserves is a unique opportunity to explore the most magnificent wildlife in Africa. just like Ernest Hemingway did some time ago.
This country also has a fascinating cultural diversity with around 40 different ethnic groups, the major tribes include the Kikuyu farmers, the Turkana fishermen and the Samburu warriors, of them all, however, the most famous are the red-clad Maasai.
Safaris in Kenya
Safaris are closely related to this country, its beauty, rich wildlife and diverse ethnic cultures made-of the most popular destination for safaris in the world.
It offers a wide range of options for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure lovers, the incredible variety of vegetation and animals of the different game reserves and parks and the culture of the local ethnic groups mean countless opportunities of adventure. A safari is always full of surprises.
A safari include incredible wildlife views visiting the diverse variety of wildlife sanctuaries of the national parks and reserves where you will have the chance to see the rich bio-diversity and interact with many ethnic groups. In many safari parks you will see the annual wildebeest migration, at the Masai Mara Park, you will be able to interact with the legendary Maasai Tribe.
Best months to come
As this country is on the Equator, seasons are consistent. The main tourist season are from December to February and from July to August, if you are going to travel at these periods, should reverve in advance safaris and accommodation.
Kenya offers an assortment of traditional dishes which consist in beef, chicken, lamb, pork, seafood, rice, beans, maize, potatoes; herbs and species are not common. It has a wide variety of tropical fruits including bananas, pineapples, papayas and seasonal citrus fruits
There are also types of restaurants, mainly in Mombasa and Nairobi, from fast food (mostly Steers and Nandos chains) to some of the finest restaurants in Africa, where you will find elaborate buffets of traditional Kenyan dishes. as well as Brazilian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, German and French cuisines. Food is cheap in the numerous “hotelis” (local restaurants) but, at times, choices in the menus are limited. There are many restaurant serving excellent vegetarian meals, specially from Indian and Pakistani cuisine.