Kenya Tours and Safaris
Highlights of Kenya
Nairobi City Tour
The tour covers the modern city center, the colorful city market, parliament buildings the railway station and the renowned national museums where there are spell bindings display of the early man, tribal, regalia and the flora and fauna of Kenya, a visit to the adjacent snake park.
The Nairobi National Park
The unique sanctuary is just a few kilometers from Nairobi’s bustling city center. Despite its proximity there are many species of mammals that can be found there including four of the big five. As you navigate the city get a chance to visit the famous Carnivore for the succulent stew and barbeque dishes of the game meat. This serves as an excellent compliment to a holiday in Kenya, especially as an excellent welcome or farewell dinner
The Karen Blixen Museum and The Giraffe Centre
The Karen Blixen Centre is on your way to Ngong village. Get a chance also to visit the Giraffe Center to see and feed the famous Rothschild Giraffes.
Bomas of Kenya
This is a homestead to numerous homesteads, which do reflect Kenya’s cocktail of cultures and village life. The Bomas of Kenya is just a few kilometers from the city.
Aberdares National Park
This small reserve (elevation 7,000 feet) is comprised mostly of forest and much of the Aberdares mountain range lies within its borders. The park is well known for sightings of elephants, rhinos, hyenas, baboons, buffalos, lions, and several varieties of antelopes, cats, hippos, and bushbabies. The excitement begins at sunset, as the animals venture to the floodlit salt licks and watering holes.
Amboseli National Park
In the heart of Masai land, this park offers extraordinary views of Mount Kilimanjaro, only 30 miles away in Tanzania. Best known for its large elephant population, baboons, herds of buffalos, giraffes, ostriches, lions, cheetahs and impalas are sighted here as well. The swamps provide superb habitats for many species of birds, hippos and crocodiles.
This freshwater lake is situated in the mid section of Kenya’s Rift Valley. Tourist attractions include boat trips, fishing, camel riding, snake park visits and a chance to visit the Njemps, one of the smallest tribes residing on the island.
Lake Nakuru National Park
Home to thousands of flamingoes and other water fowl, it offers an excellent opportunity for bird watching. Lake Nakuru shares its name with the park that surrounds it. In this park, you can see leopards, buffalos, white rhinos, waterbucks, lions, warthogs pythons, baboons, antelopes, falcons, Rothschild giraffes, and birds of prey.
Masai Mara National Park
This is the most famous of Kenya’s national parks which lies to the north of Serengeti national park in Tanzania. The Mara River which is a natural boundary between Kenya and Tanzania, sets the stage for the twice-yearly migration spectacle of wildbeest and zebra herds. Lions reside in large prides, and the ability to observe them at close range astonishes most first-time visitors. Early morning balloon rides are available over the seemingly endless plains, followed by, champagne breakfast in the wilderness.
This 17,058 feet mountain is a dramatic backdrop for the surrounding country side. A stop over at Mount Kenya Safari Club provides a cool rest and an opportunity to luxuriate at the health club and a chance to enjoy tennis, golf, horse riding, swimming and a bush dinner by river Likii. On the premises is a wonderful animal orphanage that allows close contact with several species.
Samburu National Reserve
The region is noted for several wildlife species not found in other Kenya parks lying south of the equator. Unique to this arid landscape are gerenuks, Somali ostriches, reticulated giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, beisa oryxes and the dik-diks. Crocodiles line the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, where families of hippos have recently established residence. Lions, cheetah and leopards are also found here. In addition, there are plentiful herds of elephants, antelopes, as well as Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles.
Tsavo East National Park
This is one of the oldest and largest national parks. The Mudanda Rock and Yatta Plateau , the world’s largest lava flow and its proximity to the coast makes it a popular destination. Two permanent rivers water the park: Tsavo river from Tsavo west and the Athi river from Tsavo East, the two unite to form the remarkable shaped water-worn rocks – Lugard Falls. Wildlife include elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalos, cheetahs, crocodiles, giraffes waterbucks, kudus, gerenuks, zebras, over 500-bird species and hunters Hartebeests.
Tsavo West National Park
This is an extensive semi-arid plains with more than 60 species of mammals having been sighted here. These include elephants and buffalos. The Mzima Springs are geological wonders of water seeping through volcanic rock to form clear pools lushly surrounded with greenery which is the highlight of the park. In this park you can view hippos and meet curious Vervet monkeys as they greet you along the way.
Mombasa lies on the coast and is a bustling city with a history stretching back to the 12th century. Here you’ll discover a vibrant mixture of cultures, architecture and entertainment. Apart from the beautiful beaches, the Old Town is reminiscent of the days when the Portuguese and the Arabs ruled Mombasa, where you can experience its ancient history even today in the achitectural structures that still stand, such as the Fort Jesus.
Oct – Mar Hot, you can experience thunderstorms in November. Average temperatures – 14/27c
Apr – May Daily thundershowers, with cool nights.Average Temperatures: 15/24c
Jun – Jul Dry, with cold nights.Average Temperatures: 13/23c
Aug – Sep Hot, dry.Average Temperatures: 13/26c
Jul – Oct in the Masai Mara National Park