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Kenya Safari Guide - Safari Attractions, Tourist Acivities
Kenya has a national name known as Jamhuri ya Kenya. It is situated right along the equator, on the eastern coast of the African continent. Its coastal region is on the southeast, and to the east lies Somalia. Ethiopia is to the north, the Sudan to the northwest, and Uganda directly to the west. The southwestern border of the country is marked by Lake Victoria, and southward lies Tanzania. Kenya's geography is marvelously varied. While much of northeastern Kenya is a flat, bush-covered plain, the remainder of the country encompasses pristine beaches, scenic highlands and lake regions, the Great Rift Valley, and the magnificent Mount Kenya. Most Kenyans are nominally Christians, although many mix it with traditional religious beliefs. You’ll encounter for example a widespread belief in witchcraft. Witches are thought to cause illnesses and can put a spell on women so that no man will ever look to her again.
Religion is important in Kenya culture.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. It is 15 kms away from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The city itself offers buzzing markets, some interesting sightseeing and a lively nightlife. Nairobi is one of Africa's largest and most interesting cities. It is a place of enormous energy, a tireless and thriving bustle of people, and a city of differences. Assorted races, tribes and origins are all a part of its make-up.
Kenya can be reached by land using buses, matatus, rented cars and trains from Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Kenya can also be reached by air transport using a number of Regional and International airlines, such as Precision Air, , Air Uganda, Euro fly, Cameroon Airlines, Egypt Airways, Ethiopian Airways , Rwanda Air Express, Kenya Airways, SN Brussels, Air Zimbabwe, Sudan Airways, Nasair, Fly540, British Airways, South African Airways and many others.
Visas should be obtained in advance, although airport visas are available. Travelers who opt to obtain an airport visa should expect delays upon arrival. There is a fee for the visa, whether obtained in advance or at the airport. Evidence of yellow fever immunization may be requested. Travelers may obtain the latest information on visas as well as any additional details regarding entry requirements from the Embassy of Kenya
The official unit of currency is the Kenya shilling (KES). The shilling is divided into 100 cents, coins are in denominations of 5, 10 and 50 cents and 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40 shillings. Notes are issued in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings.
The national language is Kiswahili and English is the official language. In Kenya, there are numerous indigenous languages used country wide.
What to wear.
Day time temperatures are generally warm to hot so bring lots of light clothing, evenings are cooler, especially at high attitudes, so carry a couple of light sweaters too. Those who intend to hike on the mountains will be exposed to alpine temperatures and should pack accordingly. Solid walking shoes and sturdy clothing are ideal for forest walks. Do not forget to bring a hat, sunglasses and water proof jackets.
What to bring.
A Valid passport is mandatory and visa requirements should be checked before you travel. To make the most of game reserves and national parks, carry binoculars and field guides.
Driving is on the left side. Visitors without experience of African roads are advised to stick to the drivers & vehicles organized by our company.
Foods and drinks.
Kenya's national dishes are inexpensive to make and are served in generous portions. One of the Kenyan specialities is Nyama Choma, the favorite dish which is included in the typical festivities. Other common staple seen all over Kenya is Ugali, is essentially a pasty substance made from white corn flour, pieces of usually are eaten with stew and greens. Another traditional Kenyan food is Kenyeji made of corn, beans, potatoes, and greens mashed and fried in onions; Chapatti (fried bread), Samosa (mince meat in a triangle pastry), Kebabs, and Pilau.
Sodas and beers are widely available in Kenya, but these are typically served warm; fresh fruit juices are available too, as well as imported and local wines
Climate and When to visit.
As Kenya 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 reserve in advance safaris and accommodation.
From January and February, the season is hot and dry, this is usually considered to be the most enjoyable time. Is excellent for animal and bird watching; there is a largest concentration of birds flocks on the Rift Valley lakes. Medium daily high temperature is about 84 degrees Fahrenheit. During this high season the fares are more expensive.
Another appropriate time to visit Kenya is from June to September, during the called "shoulder season" because the weather is still dry. This season offer excellent view options, you can find a large number of wildebeest at the Masai Mara, is a good time also for climbing in the Mount Kenya.
There are two rainy periods in Kenya. The long rains period, from March to June and the "short rains" period from October to December. Some roads become sloughy and some parks get inundated during these months.
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Cycads African Safaris - Tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Sudan.
- Bwindi Gorilla Safari (3 Days)
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- Uganda Gorilla, Wildlife (5 )
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- Queen Elizabeth Tour (3)
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- Mburo Wildlife Safari (3)
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- Uganda Wildlife Safari (3)
- Uganda Safari (7)
- Uganda Wildlife Safari 12 days
- Uganda Safari 8days
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- Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Tour
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- 12 days Birding & Wildlife safari
- Mount Elgon Hike (4)
- Uganda Tour (6)
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- Uganda Safari Tour (12)
- Uganda gorilla safari (3)
BUDGET UGANDA TRIPS
- Camping in Queen Elizabeth Park (3 Days)
- Camping in Murchison Falls (3 Days, 2 Nights)
- Camping Safari in Lake Mburo (3 Days, 2 Nights)
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