Kenya Travel Guide
Kenya - Kenya Facts and Information
Kenya Facts and Information for Visitors. Facts and travel information about Kenya in East Africa. Kenya geographic facts, Kenya travel facts, economic facts, best time to go, climate, getting around and more.
Kenya's Top 10 Attractions
Discover Kenya's top attractions and find out why Kenya is East Africa's most popular tourist destination. What to see when you're visiting Kenya includes Kenya's best safari destinations, trekking, beaches and towns. When you travel to Kenya, make sure these top attractions are on your list.
Kenya Travel Tips: What You Need To Know Before You Go
Practical travel tips for tourists visiting Kenya. Information on Kenyan visas, immunizations required and recommended, health tips, currency, weather, how to get there and how to get around.
When is the Best Time to Visit Kenya
Tips and information about the best time to visit Kenya, if you want to see the great migration, go on a safari, enjoy a beach holiday in Kenya. Find out what when Kenya's rainy seasons start, and more climate information to help you plan your trip.
Is it Safe to Visit Kenya?
Safety is a big concern for visitors to Kenya. Thousands of people enjoy going on safari in Kenya every month, but with official government travel warnings out for the country, it's difficult to know exactly what the real situation is like. Find out how to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday in Kenya from my tips below.
Kenya's Best Lodges
Kenya's best camps and lodges offer unparalleled luxury in the bush and on the beach. This top selection of lodging in Kenya showcases the unique accommodation available; from community run safari camps to luxury villas on the beach.
Kenya Map and Basic Facts
Basic map and facts about Kenya including languages, ethnic groups, geography, economy and more.
Driving Distances in Kenya
Driving Distances in Kenya to help you plan your safari. Find out how long it takes to get from Nairobi to all the major parks, as well as the coast, and other common tourist destinations. Tips to help you figure out whether it is worth flying or driving to get around Kenya.
Kenya's Climate and Weather
Kenya's climate and weather information including average temperature charts and rainfall for Nairobi and Mombasa. There's also information about the climate on Mount Kenya, in Western Kenya (Masai Mara region), and Northern Kenya.
What to Read When You Travel to Kenya
What to Read When You Travel to Kenya? Here's my recommended reading list for visitors to Kenya. There are lots of options for the "Out of Africa" lovers out there, as well as some fascinating biographies of leading figures in Kenyan society and history. Travel guides, wildlife books and novels depicting modern day Kenya round out my book...
Kenya Family Safari and Vacations
Recommended family Safaris and vacations in Kenya. Includes tips on family-friendly destinations in Kenya, child-oriented safari programs, Maasai interaction, beach add-ons and more.
How Did Kenya Get Its Name?
How Did Kenya Get Its Name?
Amboseli National Park
A guide to Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Amboseli is one of Kenya's most popular safari destinations. The park is set in the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro, offering incredible views (when it chooses to peak out from behind the clouds). Besides the beauty of the area, the main draw of Amboseli includes: a huge elephant population, prolific bird...
When to go on Safari
When to go on Safari. Find out the best time to go on an African safari in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. There's also a month by month guide to the best safari destinations in Africa as well as a guide for those interested in the best time to see gorillas, chimpanzees, birds and whales.
Kenya's Best Parks and Reserves
Kenya's Best Wildlife Parks and Reserves are listed in this article. Find out when to visit, where to stay and how to get to Kenya's top 10 safari destinations. Parks listed inlcude the Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli, lake Nakuru National parks and more.
Swahili (KiSwahili) For Travelers
Swahili (Kiswahili) for travelers to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Learn some basic Swahili (KiSwahili) phrases and traveling in East Africa will be even more rewarding. Greetings, numbers, animals, transport and other basic phrases are covered in this article about Swahili. Find out where Swahili is spoken, basic rules of pronounciation, Swahili...
Masai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)
This is a Guide to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, one of the best wildlife parks in Africa. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra cross into this small game park every year offering the visitor the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. This guide to the Masai Mara tells you what wildlife you can expect to see, when to go,...
Mount Kenya - Routes and Trekking Information for Mount Kenya
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second mountain, and despite peaking at over 5,000m it still seems to sit well and truly in Kilimanjaro’s shadow. Enjoy photos and a description of Mount Kenya's routes, to help you plan your trek up Mount Kenya's jagged snow-capped peaks, and through its sweeping glacial valleys.
The Maasai People of East Africa
An introduction to the Maasai tribe of East Africa. The Maasai are pastoralists and warriors. Self-sufficient and proud, the Maasai are now struggling to maintain their traditions. Their grazing lands are being parceled off and much of it is now protected National Park land. This article also lists some cultural tours for those interested in spending some time with the Maasai people.
The Samburu of Kenya
The Samburu live in Northern Kenya, in the beautiful Rift Valley region. The Samburu are staunch traditionalists and still lead a semi-nomadic lifestyle for the most part. Visitors to the region can enjoy staying at a community run eco-lodge or hop on the back of a camel led by a Samburu warrior.
Birds of Kenya - Photos of Kenya's Birds
Birds of Kenya. Photos of birds in Kenya that you can see while on safari. Kenya is home to hundreds of species of birds. These images of Kenya's birds include flamingos, ostriches, vultures, kingfishers, eagles, hornbills, pelicans, cranes and many more. You can see many bird species on any Kenyan safari, but for serious birders there are...
Qat, Khat, Chat... A Flowering Business
Facts and information about Khat, the "African salad" with a kick, "the Abyssinian tea" with a bite. Khat (Qat) is a popular mild narcotic traditionally enjoyed by many East Africans living in the Horn of Africa. Khat leaves must be chewed when fresh for maximum affect. The habit has spawned a multi-million dollar business for countries that...
Most trips to Kenya will include a safari or two. Use my Safari Planner to help you make sense of all the safari options out there.
Top Destinations in Africa
Masai Mara, Kenya, makes my list of the top travel destinations in Africa.
Nairobi's Best Hotels
Nairobi's Best Hotels. Find out where to stay in Nairobi, Kenya. Whether you need a hotel close to the international airport, or want to see some of Nairobi's sights, find out what my top recommended hotels are in East Africa's buzzing economic capital. From a tented camp in Nairobi National Park, a tree house in Karen, to the intimate, budget...
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage
A visit to the Sheldrick Trust's Elephant orphanage is a "must" when you're in Nairobi. Find out about visiting hours, how to adopt a baby elephant, and more. You get to meet the orphans, watch them get fed, and find out their life stories.
Budget Accommodation Kenya
An excellent guide to budget accommodation in Nairobi, Malindi, Mobasa and Voi.