Kenya is situated in the east of Africa on the Indian ocean bordered by Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Tanzania. If safari is your interest then check out out detailed Safari Guide Kenya offers a wide range of activities for the visitor due to its diverse land combining pristine beaches, coral reefs, safari game reserves, snow capped mountains, great lakes and cool highland retreats. Kenya is a country offering culture, wild life and the relaxation of its white sandy beach resorts making it an ideal twin centre holiday option. Tourism is the main source of income so there is always a friendly face waiting to serve you with a cheery greeting of Jambo (welcome).
Home of the Masi Mara and the Tsavo National park Kenyan safari holidays have become increasingly popular allowing visitors the chance to see the Big Five on their game drive. With the added migration season from Tanzania to Kenya where the wild life move from the south to the Northern grassier planes in the months of June and then return in the months of November. This is an excellent time to take the opportunity to see the wild life on the move in a hot air balloon.
The weather in Kenya and the best time to go
The climate in Kenya is generally warm and humid at the coast and cool and humid in the Highlands with a hotter and dryer climate in the north and east of the country. Rainfall in Kenya is seasonal but can vary from year to year as to when it will fall, however the highest rainfall is usually during the months of April, May and June, the wettest month being May and again in October and November.
Getting to Kenya from the UK
Kenya has 3 international airports, one in Nairobi, Mombassa and eldoret. Charter flights operate from the UK direct to Mombassa with schedule airlines such as Kenyan Airways and British Airways flying to the capital city Nairobi. Internal flights operate by Kenyan airways to connect travellers from City to beach or game reserve.
Kenyan Tourist Board website
For more information browse the official website for the Kenya Tourist Board
Languages spoken Swahili, English
Currency Kenyan shilling
Visa requirements Visas are required for entry to Kenya for all visitors aged 17 years and over. A single Entry Visa (valid for three months from date of issue) will cost US$ 25. A transit visa will cost US$ 10.