The diversity of game in Kenya is simply astounding. From the big five to the small five, Kenya’s game parks, reserves and other wildlife protection areas host some of the wildest game thus the reason why this is home for the safari. Dotted in their unique landscapes, geographical features, a vast array of game ensues.
The icing on Kenya’s wildlife cake is the annual Wildebeest Migration at the infamous Maasai Mara migration between mid-August and late October. This is the best example of wild nature at its best as hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, topi and elands.
Why Travel Kenya
Kenya As A Tourist Destination
From wild safaris to top destinations, camping places, rare sights, and award-winning beaches, Kenya leaves indelible marks on the hearts of her visitors.
A leading tourist destination and a trendsetter in Africa, Kenya often bags awards for her beaches, national parks, and leisure destinations.
Diverse tourism options
From stunning sceneries to the virgin shores of the sparkling Indian Ocean, endless savannah plains, plateaus, lush highlands, the natural wonder that is the Great Rift Valley, the snow-capped Mount Kenya, and locations presenting scenic views, tourists’ choices are unlimited in Kenya.
Kenya is blessed with a tropical climate. With the Equator lying in the middle of the country, the country’s temperatures rarely fluctuate to extremes. An average Kenyan daytime temperature ranges between 200C/680F and 280C/820F. The coast, though, is hotter and mostly humid.
Cradle of Mankind
This is where it all started. Kenya is the origin of man. No matter where you are, your existence can be traced back here. Kenya bears the tangible evidence of human evolution. My (and your) ancestor, the last primate species were found by Louis Leakey.
Their remains are displayed at the National Museums of Kenya. Orrorintugenensis, Australopithecus anamensis, Kenyanthropusplatyops, The Black Skull, The most ancient Homo fossil, Homo rudolfensis, and the Turkana Boy.
One of ‘The 7 Wonders of the World’
The Great Wildebeest Migration in the Mara is a sight to behold. More than 1.5 million animals including zebras, wildebeest, topis, and Thomas gazelles move from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara Game Reserve seeking greener pastures—literally—and water.
Kenya supports rich ecosystems, all interlinked and playing host to slightly over 80 unique animal species and more than 1,000 winged species. It’s always survival for the fittest for the Big Five and the other animals in the kingdom. The mighty dominate, the lucky survive, and some just exist.
World Heritage Sites in Kenya
Kenya boasts a number of World UNESCO Heritage Sites including the Mount Kenya National Park, the Fort Jesus – built in 1593, Lamu Old Town – Kenya’s oldest living city, Lake Turkana National Parks, the Kenya Lake system, and the Mijikenda Forest.
The Kenyan population is made of 44 tribes. While the way of life varies from one ethnic community to the other, Kenyans are warm, hospitable, and friendly.
Home to almost-exinct species
The fate of some endangered species lies in Kenya’s hands. The list includes Tana River Mangabey, Hirora, Southern and Northern dark rhinos, Mountain Bongo, Taita thrush, Amani Sunbird, Aberdare Cisticola, Abbott’s starling, Clarke’s weaver, Taita Apalis, and Fischer’s turaco.
Kenya is a cultural tourism destination. Featuring three major ethnic groups—Bantu, Nilote, and Cushite, it presents a mix of cultural experiences.
Most Kenyans are trilingual. They speak English the official language, Swahili the national language, and a native language. According to the English Proficiency Index of 2019, 61.94% of the people who live in Nairobi understand English. Their English proficiency is the highest in Africa, and 18th worldwide.