Easily one of Africa’s finest wildlife destinations, Kenya is home to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve where annual wildebeest migration takes place. It has a diverse general game and a huge population of predators. Other parks like Amboseli provide one of the best places in Africa for elephant viewing. Northern Kenya’s Laikipia region is receiving recognition for its incredible wildlife and conservation areas. Further afield, remote parks charm safari connoisseurs while the cultural interactions across the country are some of the very best.
Whether it’s for a first-time safari, honeymoon, family holiday or solo adventure, LIFE Nature safaris has a range of Kenya itineraries and experiences to suit all. Each trip is carefully crafted by LIFE Nature’s team of experts, all of whom are Kenyans, so they know the country like the back of their hand. This all-important insider knowledge really sets LIFE Nature safaris apart from the rest.
Kenya is often the most obvious place to start in East Africa. With good reasons, early settlers and subsequent big game hunters found present day Kenya to be the best environment in East Africa. It’s a land of geographical contrast. The eastern side of the country slopes down to Indian ocean with beautiful sandy beaches. The western side features dramatic highlands, mountains, and breathtaking valleys.
The Great Rift Valley, a vast, 30 million-year-old depression, runs through the western side of the country. It is the result of Africa and Arabia moving apart, causing the land between them to drop.
Wildife in Kenya
Lakes and Rivers
Part of Lake Victoria is within Kenya. The lake is Africa’s largest. Lake Turkana to the north is an interesting archeological site.
Kenya’s equatorial loction means that daytime temperatures change very little throughout the year. The average daytime temperature in Mombasa at sea level is 80-88 degreeS F (27-31 degrees C.) Nairobi at altitude of 5,450 feet is cooler, with average daytime temperatures of 70 to 79d (21-26d)
There are two wet seasons during the year. The long rains from April to June, Short rails follow in November and December. Janury to March is hot and dry.
Kenya is located in East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania.
Kenya covers 224, 961 square miles, slightly more than twice the size of Nevada or slightly bigger than France.
Just over 44 Million people.
There is no one place to go to get a sense of Kenya. You should try a sampler with a few night stay at different game reserves, national parks and private conservancies. To cap it off, you may spend a few days on a white sand beach. This will give you Kenya’s experience that answers to the call of the wild and comfort.