Best Time to GO
Between late June to October (Dry Season)
Between August to October (Great Migration)
Best Know for
Masai Mara National Reserve, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru and The Great Migration.
All About Kenya
Kenya is one of the countries you will find located in the East African region. It is known for the wildlife in the area and for its amazing scenery. There are numerous parks in the area that tourists can enjoy such as the popular Masai Mara National Reserve, the Amboseli National Park where you’ll find herds of elephants, Lake Nakuru with its pink flamingos inhabitants amongst many others.
It boasts of a diverse, immaculate landscape that’s teeming with a world-class fauna and an incredible array of wildlife. Some of the most amazing creatures you can find are the mighty “Big Five” that’s plenty all year round and the “Little Five” that includes leopard tortoises and antlions. The “Special Five” like Somali ostriches and reticulated giraffes are also abundant as well as migrating wildebeests, zebras and gazelles that graze the Kenyan plains in thick herds. The country is also known to be the home of diverse tribes such as the Masai Tribe who you’ll come across in your safari journey in the area. There’s definitely a lot to discover in Kenya!
English is widely spoken in Kenya most especially true in the main cities like Nairobi. But the local language is known as Swahili. Here’s a couple of Swahili words we think that will be useful for you during your safari tour:
- Hello! – Jambo!
- How are you? – Habari?
- Good, fine – Mzuri
- Thank you (very much) – Asante (sana)
Kenyan culture is diverse and we can see that in their religious practices. Around half of the population are Christians, 10% are Muslims and there are some who belong to the Hindu and Sikh minorities. The rest are those who follow African traditions which is often described to be of animist beliefs. Kenyans are warm welcoming people and you can even see this in the tribes residing in the area and not just in the main cities. These people will welcome you with a smile, a song and a dance teaching you of their tradition and a way of life that is uniquely theirs.
The Masai Mara National Reserve is best known for the Great Wildebeest Migration. Many tourists come to this area to watch the Wildebeest herds and catch game action between predators and their prey. It is one of the oldest and best reserves in Kenya with a huge concentration of wildlife. There are four main terrains in the Masai Mara to see and experience. The East where the Ngama Hills is located has sandy soil and leafy bushes. The Western boundary has a spectacular plateau. The central plains which has scattered bushes and grasslands. And lastly, the Mara triangle where there are grasslands and acacia woodlands.
Mombasa is a wonderful blend of different cultures ranging from India, Arabia and Africa. A melting pot of tradition and languages it sometimes feels like another world when you find yourself in the middle of it all. It is found in the eastern coastline of Kenya and is a popular stop for many tourists for its beaches. The marine life in the area is exquisite and definitely something to experience. This would make a great stop for many after enjoying the adventures of a bush safari. There are numerous activities available for everyone in the area.
The Amboseli National Park is where you want to be if you want to be in the midst of the world’s largest mammals. Elephants are known to call this area home and it is a stunning sight to see. Another exciting feature of this park is that you are also able to get a wonderful view of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in the continent. Its snowy caps visible from the grounds. Tourist who venture into the park are also able to take time to visit the Masai Tribe community in the area to experience their culture and tradition.