About Kenya

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About Kenya

Karibu Kenya - Welcome to Kenya


Kenya is high on many safari seekers’ list and its not hard to understand why. “Safari means “journey” in Swahili and it is in Kenya that the safari began and continues to flourish. This remarkable country has some of the most dramatic game viewing in Africa, including the famous legendary plains of the Masai Mara with wall-to-wall game and migration of a million wildebeest; there is the fabled African tribe, the tall, red-robed Masai; there is the iconic snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, and the great game reserve of Amboseli, and Tsavo, with the Laikipia Plateau in the north fast becoming one of Kenya’s hottest game destinations.

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Kenya

World's only national park in the city

The 117 km2 Nairobi National Park is unique by being the only protected area in the world with a variety of animals and birds close to a capital city. As exp...

Africa's Greatest wildlife Reserve

The Maasai are a strongly independent people who still value tradition and ritual as an integral part of their everyday lives. They regard themselves not just as residents of this area bu...

The Pink Heart of Africa

Lake Nakuru is a shallow strongly alkaline lake set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with...

Mt. Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands, East of the Rift. Mt. Kenya lies about 140 km North, North-East of Nairobi with its Northern flanks across the Equator. The mountain has two main peaks - Batia...
Samburu National Park is located about five hours north of Nairobi, forms a unit with Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserve. They are all three on the Ewaso Nyiro river. In the north the landscape is dry and the savanna broken by low mountain sl...
Amboseli National Park offers one of the most classic and breathtaking views of Kenya, the gigantic Kilimanjaro mountain, with its 5,985 m dominating the plains like a powerful god ruling the world from his silver throne. Before the discovery of the ...
The Tana River National Primate Reserve was gazetted in 1976 to protect the Lower Tana riverine forests and two highly endangered primates, the Mangabey and the Tana River Red Colobus. The reserve consists mainly of patches of riperian forests e...
The Land of Lava, Man-eaters, Springs and much more...
Tsavo West National Park covers 7065 km2, approximately 30% of Kenya's area under parks, and contains a diversity of habitats, wildlife and a mountainous scenic landscape.

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Tsavo National Park was established on 1st April, 1948 with an area of 21,812 Km2 It is the largest Park in Kenya. In May 1948 Tsavo National Park was divided into East and West for administrative purposes. The two Parks are divided by Nairobi–...
Ruma was first gazetted in 1966 as Lambwe valley game reserve and acquired national park status in 1983. The park was established mainly to protect the Roan antelope which does not occur anywhere else in the country. The soils are largely black cotto...
Meru is a savanna National Park, 35km east of Maua town in the north eastern lowlands below the Nyambeni hills. Meru is part of a complex of protected areas along the Tana river that includes the adjacent Bisanadi and Mwingi National Reserves (to the...
The Kora National Park was gazetted in 1973 as a reserve and gazetted as a park in 1990. It comprises of an area of a little over 1700 km2. This triangle of dense woodland and scrub is limited along its 65 km northern boundary by the Tana River, whic...
The park is within Lake Turkana. Central Island is only 5 km2. Central Island has three scenic crater lakes i.e. Crocodile, Flamingo and Tilapia.

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It acts as a wildlife dispersal area for Meru national park. It is a part of the Meru, Kora, Mwingi and Bisanadi conservation area.

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Nairobi National Museum was initiated in 1910. The museum closed for refurbishment in 2006 and re-opened in 2008 as a World Class Museum complete with shopping and dining facilities.

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Built in 1912, Karen Blixen Museum was home to Danish Author, poet and Artist- Karen Blixen. 

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Lamu Museums are located in the North Coast, a World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful & serene locations on the African continent.  

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Kapenguria Museum is a landmark in Kenya’s history as this is the location where six of the most influential leaders in the struggle for independence were detained.  

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Built in 1846 and known as the first Church in Kenya, Rabai Museum, popularly known as Krapf Memorial Museum, is attributed to the beginning of Christianity and education in Kenya.  

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Located in Mombasa Island, Fort Jesus Museum was built to secure the safety of Portuguese living on the East Coast of Africa. 

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Gede ruins are remains of a Swahili town. It traces its origin to the Twelfth Century and was rebuilt with new town walls in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries.  

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Situated along the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana is Koobi Fora Site and Museum, a World Heritage Site also popularly known as the Cradle of Mankind. 

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 Established in 1974, Kitale Museum was previously known as Stoneham Museum named after Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Stoneham, who founded the museum in 1926.

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 Located in Kisumu town, Kisumu Museum presents Western Kenya’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

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Built in 1913, this Old PC's office building was fondly referred to as 'Hatches, Matches and Dispatches' because of the births, marriages and deaths that were recorded here.

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Located along Magadi road, an hour's drive away from Nairobi, Olorgesailie pre-historic site museum is world renown as the "hand axe factory", attributed as the only place in the world with the largest number.  

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The Desert Museum is located in Loiyangalani, on the Eastern shores of Lake Turkana popularly known as the Jade Sea.

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 Located along Langata road, Uhuru Gardens is a national monument and Kenya’s largest memorial park.

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Built in 1959, and a National Monument, Kenyatta House commemorates the place where negotiation for the country's independence took place.  

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Nakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya’s best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking si...
The soda waters of the lake Bogoria attract massive flocks of Flamingo, and the lake is often carpeted with pink. The lake is still volcanically active, and the Western shore is lined with spouting geysers, spurting steam and bubbling geothermal pool...
Deep in the heart of Southern Kenya’s Maasai land is the unearthly Lake Magadi. This 104 sq km soda lake is completely surrounded by vast natural salt flats.  

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Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres.  

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Elementeita is a small soda lake, nestled in the eastern sweep of the Great Rift Valley. The Lake is surrounded by spectacular country that played an important role in the early colonial history of Kenya.  

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Baringo is at the threshold of Northern Kenya, and its freshwater's are an oasis in the arid plains. This is the traditional home of the Njemps tribe, a unique people who are the only pastoral, cattle herding, tribe who also fish. 

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 The lake is the heart of the African continent, the source of its mightiest river, the Nile. This massive lake, commonly known as Nyanza, is twice the size of Wales, and forms a natural boundary between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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At Kenya’s far Northern frontier lies one of the natural wonders of the world. Lake Turkana is a massive inland sea, the largest desert lake in the world. This single body of water is over 250 kilometres long- longer than the entire Kenyan coas...
The Capital city of Kenya is Nairobi.

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