Broad and long pastures, breath-taking coastline, birds and animals running wild and baby elephants lapping around, you know it is Kenya when the sunset sky meets the roaring trees.
Lying in the lap of ‘Mother of Mankind’ continent Africa, Kenya is perfectly coveted with gorgeous coastline on one side and adventurous safaris on the other. Traveller’s paradise and heart to vibrant Flora and Fauna, the country is a bustling home to savannah, Lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands.
Situated on the Earth’s equator, the country lies in eastern Africa, surrounded by South Sudan to the northwest, Somalia to the north-east, Ethiopia to the north, Uganda to the west, and Tanzania to the south. Circled by the coastline of the Indian Ocean it is home to a diverse range of birds and animals. The capital city Nairobi is the gold leaf with an array of wildlife excursions and culturally enriched tribes.
You can find the land covered with different species of animals and the sky full of birds, witness safaris that are just a jeep ride away. Space where you can come eye to eye with elephants, flock between tall pink flamingos and rejuvenate yourself with a peaceful evening by the white sands coastline. Stunning mountain ranges and sweeping valleys give way to a culturally extravagant show of communities that have come together to celebrate the wilderness that is Kenya.
The best of nature and wildlife
A treat for any travel junkie, Kenya is home to Landscapes, animals, birds, plant life and fascinating culture. This fascinating country is a whirlpool of tourist attractions.
Landscapes – Rising into central highlands, Kenya’s terrain is composed of low plains bisected by the Great Rift Valley. The Rift Valley is a massive trench of natural resource ranging across Africa to Middle Eastern countries such as Jordon and Lebanon. Another epitome of the African wild is Maasai Mara National Game Reserve in Narok County. An amalgamation of human and wild, it is here that the Maasai community live side-by-side with the wild animals. Mt. Kenya, Kericho, Chyulu Hills are some of the other landscapes with seemingly endless lush green hills with an abundance of trees and fresh air.
Wildlife – When we think of Kenya all you can think of are Wildebeast running and Safaris that are scattered in different parts of the country. Animals such as Impala, Reticulated giraffes, African bulls, and Black rhinoceros are some of the easy spotting in the wild. Not to forget, it is home to a wide variety of elephants that you can pet and also move around freely.
Birds – Think of a colourful palette when visiting the land of flocks and herds. You can witness some of the rarest species of birds surrounding the Safari jeeps and sitting afar at trees. Sunbird, storks, mousebird, African fish eagle, superb starling are some of the many light feathered humans that fill your day with colours.
Plant Life – Grasslands, mangrove forests and mountain forests are the highlights of Kenyan vegetation. Due to the abundance of pastures and grassland, savannah and parklands, the weather remains humid and wet which is perfect for a summer excursion.
Culture – The country not being a homogenous country ethnicity wise is primarily of 13 ethnic groups with an additional 27 smaller groups. Kenyans belong to ‘Bantu’ tribes such as the Kikuyu, Luhya and Kamba. There are also the ‘Nilotic’ tribes such as the Luo, Kalenjin, Maasai and Turkana.
Travel wild, experience high
Since Kenya is brimming with fields it is recognised for giving a perfect land for golf enthusiasts and is a gorgeous golf excursion paradise. It has the ideal setting for anybody to unwind and intimately embrace nature and its uniqueness. Being set in Africa, Kenya is additionally home to different cultures, so one can appreciate ancestral walks, ancestral food and surprisingly camp with them to get a holistic feel. Leisure and adventure go hand in hand and when in Kenya, you can experience white sand beaches by the seashore or a spa to unwind those knots. Outdoor safaris, jeep rides, landscape visits offer you a package of things to venture into the country that is a land for tourists from all over the world.
Africa Mecca Safari offers a retreat for all kinds of accommodations, whether you want to sleep under a canvas or reside in a contemporary lodge with world-class amenities or book a hotel room in the brimming cities. The hotels and lodges in the country make sure that your travel experience brings you back and uplifts your vacation spirits. Safari accommodations include Masai Mara, Amboseli, Chyulu Hills, Tsavo East, Tsavo West, Shimba Hills, Laikipia, Samburu, Shaba, Buffalo Springs, and Northern Frontier etc. Beach accommodation includes Islands of Lamu, Mombasa, Chale and Funzi, Malindi, Watamu, Kilifi amongst others. The city of Nairobi is an insignia of topmost Hotels and luxurious experience.
Get filmy in the jungles
Who wouldn’t want to capture the grandeur and wild green pastures on the wide lens? Kenya is a century-old love for production houses to venture and film the forests and beaches with Flora and Fauna. Some of the Classics that featured the grasslands are The Snows of Kilimanjaro starring Gregory Peck, King Solomon’s Mines with Stewart Granger and Mogambo featuring Clark Gable and Ava Gardner.
Sustainability is the mother of all
Since Kenya’s independence in 1963, Kenya has been at the front line for maintaining a standard of living and culture that is preserved and cherished all across east Africa and the African mainland. This is the reason for the acknowledgement that adheres to the requirements and goals of the current age, we should likewise secure the climate and assure the people in the future to address their issue.
Interesting facts about Kenya
- It is the Safari hub of the world.
- Huge exporter and producer of coffee.
- It has a car-free island, named Lamu Island.
- There are two old languages of Kenya, namely Swahili and English.
- It has more to it than just the big 5, home to the largest overland migration, called The Great Migration.
What is great about Kenya that makes it so worthwhile visiting?
Kenya is a multi-experiential destination with breath taking landscapes, rich culture, mild climate all year round and luxury lodging and services. What makes it even more unique is the immense opportunities for intimate and responsible connections with nature, diversity of wildlife set amidst the savannah, serene sundowners, enriching cultural encounters with friendly people, an exotic coastline, vibrant cities for active and passive pursuits and exhilarating activities both inland and at the coast.
Which is the best time of year to visit and why?
Kenya is an easy sell when it comes to the weather; it is a destination ideal for visiting at any given time of the year! There are two rainy seasons, but showers are often short lived and make for dramatic game drives. Additionally, the migration period between July to October every year is an exciting window for wildlife enthusiasts to witness a stellar natural phenomenon.
Which is your preferred method of reaching from India?
Kenya Airways the national carrier has direct connections from India to Kenya, besides middle east carriers also offer connectivity for the same via several Indian cities.
What is the question agents ask most often about Kenya? Are there any funny questions they have, because Kenya has a lot of stereotypes?
Most of the agents are currently checking with us on COVID related protocols and the destination’s readiness to welcome Indian visitors.
Most Indians identify Kenya as a destination ideal for wildlife excursions; hence many of them are surprised to know about the long Kenyan coastline and cultural experiences in the cities clubbed with various bespoke luxury and experiential accommodations.
What new initiatives and strategies are in place to boost Kenya amongst the travel trade?
We are looking at various modes of communication – digital as well as physical to expand our reach to the trade as well as direct consumers. Educating the travel trade on the diversity Kenya is on priority; in order to enable the same, we have designed various programmes like region-specific webinars, training sessions and Kenya specialist programs which are charted on our calendar in the next few months.