Kenya Backpacking Safari Tours and Travel Reviews
What to do in Kenya? You can take a hot air balloon over the Maasai Mara, or take a safari.
Kenya in Easy Africa well known as a destination for Safaris.
The country is named after Mount Kenya second highest mountain peak in Africa at 17,001 feet and snowy on top..Curious, considering as you come down in elevation from a mountain tour you'll find yourself in savannah grassland, then on to a hot & humid climate along the Indian Ocean coast. Thankfully not all of Kenya's 580,000 square kilometers are hot and humid.
Where in the world is Kenya?
The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi.
It's a well developed region for Safari.
Mombassa is one of the best oceanside cities, boating a port for ships and an international airport making it easy enough to get to. This is a city of 24-hour entertainment, as well as mountain biking, watersports (a primo SCUBA diving site at its Marine Park, and international cuisine. Don't worry too much about crowds, there are 310 miles of beach along Kenya's coast--you'll find a spot to yourself if you look.
Nothing, however, is more famous in Kenya than its safaris, which means journey in Swahili (but just so you know, English is the official language). Much of Kenya is totally devoted to its wildlife--and is a wonderful country to see the Big 5--being lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino, and elephant.
National Parks of Kenya
The Maasi Mara park is famous for its wildebeest migration, going over a million strong of these massive mammals every year. Thre other famous safari parks are the Tsavo National Park, the Nakuru National Park, and the Aberdare National Park that's home to the Treetops Hotel, where you can watch game safely from above. By the way, a young Princess Elizabeth of England was here in this park when she officially became Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s. About a decade later Kenya won its independence from the UK.
When is best time to visit Kenya?
Whatever park you've chosen to see, or whatever type of accommodation you've chosen to stay (there's everything from luxury tents to lodges to villas that'll make you feel like royalty), keep in mind rainy season runs March/Apri May/Jun, while the coldest months to visit are July and August. You are, after all, south of the Equator so winter comes during the northern hemisphere's summer.
If Kenya is your kind of place, all you need is a passport along with a return ticket (or one at least leaving Kenya), and a visa which you must get before arriving. It isn't necessary to get a Yellow Fever vaccination for travel to Kenya, although it is recommended; as well as a Hepititis A & B, Polio booster, Tenanus, and Rabies shot as well.
Whatever steps are necessary to get to Kenya are worth it--as one look at Lake Victoria makes it all worth while. Nevermind that its the second largest tropical lake in the world--that just adds to all of Kenya's charm.
- Category: Kenya Travel & Safari
The Great Migration is a perilous journey which involves two of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, the Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara National Reserve. Undertaken each year by millions upon millions of wildebeest, zebra and other plains game, the aim of the journey is to find newer, greener pastures with better grazing opportunities. It’s a risky undertaking, as such a high concentration of plains game attracts many a hungry predator – from stalking lions to lightning-fast cheetahs, opportunistic hyenas and lurking crocodiles.