Mountains or valleys, lakes or rivers, forests or conservancies, the Republic of Kenya has it all.
Adrenaline junkies can visit the famous Sagana river for bungee jumping or white water rafting; the hikers have an array of mountains and hills to choose from; the family vacationers are not left behind by the white sandy beaches and water activities that include snorkeling or scuba diving.
The experience you desire is all within reach.
The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa surrounded by Somalia and Uganda to the West and Tanzania to the South.
Its capital is Nairobi.
The country has an average of 49 million people.
There is an array of National Parks to choose from; the famous Maasai Mara, Nairobi National park – the only park in a city and many more.
Hikers have an array of Mountains to choose from – Mt. Longonot, snow-capped Mt. Kenya; hills such as Sleeping warrior, Elephant, and Kilimambogo.
Cities and Towns
Meet Nairobi capital city, the only city with a National Park, then head to the white sandy beaches of coastal Mombasa, or explore the uncharted towns of Kenya and of course the ‘home of heroes’-Eldoret, famous for breeding the world-dominating long-distance runners.
What you need to know
Safety and security
This is not something to worry about. Except during the electioneering months where tension and suspense fills the air, Kenya is generally safe and secure. The Tourism Police, a special divisioog the Kenyan police can be seen in all major tourism destinations.
- Yellow fever Vaccination
Weather and best times to travel
Whether you are hiking or sun chasing, Kenya is suitable for travel all year round.
Airports – All major cities, towns and major tourist destinations have airports, with JKIA (Jomo Kenyatta International Airport) in Nairobi serving as the main one.
Roads – Kenya has the best road road network accross the region. The common and popular ways of getting around by road are the famous Matatus and buses.
The major cities have ride-hailing apps like Uber, Bolt formerly Taxify, Mondo, Little cab, and more.
Railway – the recently built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) connects Nairobi to Mombasa, with stops a long the way.
Mainly English and Kiswahili; however, upon prior request, a translator may be availed.
Airports and hotels
The Kenya Shilling. But, you can easily convert from the major world curriences in the forex bureaus and banks littered around the country. Most, hotels accept US Dollars.