The Great Rift Valley straddles the heart of the country with its spectacular scenery and silent volcanoes, while the east coast is fringed with the white beaches and marine parks of the Indian Ocean. There are steep mountains (Africa’s highest), deep forests, arid deserts, and turquoise lagoons. The country lies astride the equator but the climate is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 12 to 27 °C at the higher altitudes and from 22 to 35 °C at sea level.
Over 50 different tribes live in Kenya – the tall, proud and fierce Maasai and their northern cousins the Samburu with their shields, spears and exquisite headwork; the Kikuyu whose homeland is the Mt. Kenya region and who make up more than 30% of the population; the Luo who fish on Lake Victoria; the nomads of Turkana and many others. Kenya is indeed an ethnic cocktail – a colorful rainbow of people and cultures. Kenya was formerly a British colony and English remains one of the official languages. The other is Swahili.
Nairobi – Kenya’s capital – is a mixture of African, Indian and European heritage. The city began as tents and shacks at the beginning of this century when the railway from Mombasa to Uganda was being constructed. Today it is a cosmopolitan centre with high-rise buildings, tree-lined highways, international hotels and convention facilities, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, casinos, museums and many good shopping areas – both western and market style.
Luxury Holidays Kenya – Travel in Kenya!
The ultimate ‘bush and beach’ destination, a luxury holiday in Kenya is a classic getaway appealing to honeymooners and families alike and everyone in between.
Kenya Safari – Travel in Kenya!
While Kenya is best known for the lodges and landscape of the Masai Mara and the two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelles who migrate there annually, there are other – more family-friendly – lodges in Meru National Park or a safari in the Laikipia region. Children can spend their holiday in Kenya identifying animal tracks, making bows and arrows, fishing, horse riding or camel trekking in the company of Samburu or Masai warriors.
Kenya Beach Holidays – Travel in Kenya!
The beaches of the Kenyan Coast are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. We will book you in the very best properties and can arrange a huge variety of watersports, from waterskiing and windsurfing to swimming, snorkelling on the reefs and exploring the mangrove creeks by kayak. Finally, we can arrange private trips to the more remote corners of the Rift Valley Lakes – havens for flamingo and myriad other birds – while further north still Lake Turkana, lies amidst the desert wilderness.