KENYA is culture, creatures and the cradle of mankind - a natural paradise and land of contrasts, world-famous national parks like Masaai Mara, Amboseli and Mt. Kenya. Kenya has enchanted travellers for centuries with the allure of wildlife and spectacular scenery, and today is one of the finest safari destinations in Africa.
Kenya's wildlife regions are the magnet which lure safari enthusiasts to East Africa, but the coastline of white beaches and tropical palms is another good reason to choose this hospitable, friendly country as a vacation destination.
From the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya and the lush savannah grasslands teeming with wildlife to the silver-blue ribbon of the Indian Ocean, the traveller will be overwhelmed by the hospitality of the Kenyan people.
There are many different ways to experience Kenya. Whether you want to drive by a pride of lions in a four wheel drive, walk through herds of plains game, watch a herd of elephants from the comfortable veranda of a safari lodge, track game on horseback or search for birds in a thick rainforest, the possibilities are endless.
These wilderness areas are complex ecologies that depend on the conservation of diverse natural resources and systems. The Parks, Sanctuaries and Conservation areas co-exist with and depend on the communities that surround them, and work together to protect the future.
The Kenyan coast is lined with pristine white sand beaches fringing the warm inviting waters of the Indian Ocean. Here the wilderness meets the sea, and the ocean itself holds a world of spectacular coral reefs teeming with life and colour. See also: Kenya Safari
KENYA TRAVEL: FACTS & FIGURES
Full Name: Republic of Kenya
Area: 580,367 sq km (224,0080 sq miles)
Language: English and Swahili (both official)
Currency: Kenyan Shilling
Best Travel Currency: USD, Euro
Travel Seasons: The hot, dry months of January and February are peak season, while June to September is also dry and pleasant. Rains fall in March to May and again between October and December.
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