Kenya

About The Tour

Kenya is popularly known as the land of Safaris. For over a hundred years Kenya has attracted adventurers and romantics from all over the globe. This has been the setting of some of history’s greatest adventure tales. This is a place where setting out on an adventure into the wilderness became an age old tradition, with the spirit of the Safari besieging all other interests today. The romance of evenings around a campfire and nights under canvas with the distant roar of a lion in the African night can still be found in Kenya. The lure of Kenya has always been the same, the sheer variety of landscape, wildlife, human cultures and experience. No other African country can boast such diversity within its borders. Here you will find snow capped peaks and rolling savannah, pristine beaches and tropical rain forest, nomadic tribesmen and dhow sailors, and much more.


Capital: Nairobi
Total Area: Approx 580,367 sq kilometers (224,080 sq miles)
Time Zone: EAT (GMT + 3.00).
ISD Code:+254
Official Language:Swahili, English


Currency: Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Religion: Christianity is the official religion consisting of major chunk of Protestants and a lesser chunk of Roman Catholics
Climate: Kenya’s climate varies from tropical along the coast to temperate inland to arid in the north and northeast parts of the country. It is usually cool at night and early in the morning inland at higher elevations. The “long rains” season occurs from March/April to May/June. The “short rains” season occurs from October to November/December. The hottest period is February and March, leading into the season of the long rains, and the coldest is in July and August.
Best Time To Travel: The perfect time to travel to Kenya would be between the months of October to February. February to April is unbearably hotter due to occasional rains

Every year, numerous tourists show their interest just to witness the bustling events and festivals of Kenya. Participating in or watching Kenyan festivals would be a remarkable experience that would never let you forget those exciting moments. Kenyan culture is made-up of several events and festivals, which present the real taste of Africa. Tourists are generally invited to celebrate many of these events and festivals

Kenya is famous for many handicrafts, which are often the signature of a particular tribe or region. Looking for Kisii stone (soap stone) carvings, Masai jewelry, Mkonde wood carvings, Lamu chairs and batiks can be very rewarding. The largest selection of handicrafts can probably be found at the Masai Market which rotates and can be found at different locations within Nairobi, which include Masai items such as beaded jewelry, decorated gourds and the distinctive red-checked blankets worn by all Masai men make good souvenirs. Khanga, kitenge and kikoicloths are ideal to use as sarongs (common in East Africa for both men and women) Kenyan baskets made from sisal and leather are also popular.
The city and town centers usually have markets that sell curios such as African drums, old brass and copper, batiks, soapstone knick-knacks, carved chess sets, and large wooden carvings of animals or salad bowls carved from a single piece of teak, mninga or ebony. Gigiri, just like Yaya Centre, is a plush suburb, so vendors price their goods accordingly. There is also a fine selection of stores selling craft goods in Mombasa, where the atmosphere is somewhat more relaxed. However, the best prices can be found by buying direct from the artisans in their villages in the countryside. Apart from the typical souvenirs such as wood carvings, it may be a good idea to buy one of the large books with photos of wildlife, nature, or culture.

Nairobi has some of the finest eating establishments in Africa. Many different cuisines and types of restaurants are available, from fast food to fancy delicacies. Many five-star hotels have attached fine restaurants which are expensive but worth trying. Restaurants are called “hotels” and there are many in Nairobi. One must try Pilau-a chicken and rice dish, cabbage and rice; and the staple food in Kenya-Ugali, made from maze flour. Street food is also definitely worth a try and usually safe to eat, Mandazi are sweet bread-like treats that are often sold on the street, maze grilled with a side of chili to add on is a wonderful snack and very cheap, samosas are delicious. Among the many cuisines available are Indian, Brazilian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, German and French restaurants. Fast food restaurants, mostly by South African chains (Steers, Nandos), are common in the larger urban areas.

Kenyan beer is decent. There is one major brewer whose flagship brand is named as Tusker Lager. One can also try the Tusker Malt Lager, which is supposed to be one of the finest and most premium malt lager beer brands in Africa. Another good lager beer is White Cap Lager. Imported beers are available in supermarkets and better hotels, but the prices are usually high. But imported Tanzanian beer like Kilimanjaro and Safari tend to be cheaper than even Tusker. Imported and local wines and spirits are widely available. There is an excellent selection of soft drinks especially from the Coca Cola stable, but try the Tangawizi brand of ginger ale.

Nairobi – Nairobi is the Capital city of Kenya and also the largest city in the country. Nairobi has a population of three million plus. Situated on the Nairobi River, the city is not only the largest and fastest growing city in Kenya, but one of the largest in Africa.

Garissa – Located in Eastern Kenya, it is the main town of Garissa district. Garissa lies on the Tana River and is the geographic passway to the interior of the northeastern province. It is a hub in the ongoing humanitarian food aid program in Kenya. Garissa is off the tourist trail and offers insight into the Somali way of life without crossing into Somalia itself. The town has attractive side streets with traditionally and brightly-painted shop fronts. Wildlife is to be glimpsed from the road which includes eagles, giraffes, and elephants. Large herds of camels are often seen being moved by families between seasonal village sites.
Kabarnet –Kabarnet is a town in the Northern Rift Valley region of Kenya, close to Lake Baringo. The scenic Tugen Hills which are iconic in their appearance, serve the most exotic views of this city

Lodwar – Lodwar is the capital of the Turkana District which lies within the Northern Rift Valley region of Kenya. There are no really designated tourists sites within Lodwar town but one can choose to visit one of the detention houses that were used for imprisonment of the First President of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and his fellow freedom fighters during the British Colonial era. Outside town, you can also choose to hike the highest hill Mlima Lodwar, as the locals call it for some photo shoots of the town and on your way to Kalokol you can also visit Namortung’a stone site. California market is also an area where one can choose to visit to understand the kind of lifestyle that thrives in this place apart from the Town centre life and lastly the Basket market can be a good place to collect some of souvenir for your trip.
Malindi – Malindi is a city located on the banks of the Indian Ocean. It is the eastern most city in Kenya and is comparatively cooler than the other cities in Kenya. Malindi is not a very populated city, but at the same time it is rich in its variety of seafood options and vegetarian delights. Food lovers may not find a second paradise in Kenya other than this.
Kisumu – Kisumu is a port city in western Kenya. It is the third largest and the principal city of western Kenya, and the capital of Nyanza Province. According to the United Nations it is now recognized as a key city, and has been awarded as the ‘Millennium City’ – the first of its kind in the world! This will assist greatly in development and business investment in the near future. The most famous sight here is Lake Victoria which offers some picturesque views of doves, flamingos and ostriches quenching thirst in its waters. Fishing is a popular activity here.
Lamu– This is the main town on Lamu Island which is in turn part of the Lamu Archipelago. Lamu is a place to chill out and enjoy the ease of the atmosphere. Immerse yourself in a medieval peace only punctuated by the braying of donkeys and the call to prayer from the many mosques on the island
Nakuru -Nakuru is the administrative and economical headquarters of Rift-valley Province. Conveniently situated between Nairobi and Western Kenya, it also serves as a transit city for many travelers.
Lake Nakuru National Park– It is home to the famous pink flamingoes. It also offers viewing of various other species of animals and birds.
Menengai Crater It is a dormant volcano that still spews out smoke. A view from the edge of the crater is a must

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