Introduction to Kenya
A complete safari includes at least three of the main eco-systems – the semi-arid, dramatic landscapes with rare species, the mountain forests and the lush savannahs of the Masai Mara. We recommend 3 nights in each area to be able to get the most out of your safari.
The country has at least 40 different ethnic African groups (including the Kikuyu, Luhya, Kalenjin tribes, Luo, Kamba, Kisii, Meru & Embu, Mijikenda, Swahili, Turkana and Masai) who speak a variety of mother tongues. Waves of migration over the centuries from the north and south of the continent have led to Kenya becoming one of the most diverse African countries culturally and linguistically.
- Kenya is the home of safari – this is where Roosevelt, Hemmingway, and Europe’s royalty came to safari
- Kenya lies on the Equator, therefore our dry and wet seasons have stable and pleasant temperatures, and allow for year round Safaris and game viewing. The perfect climate!
- The capital city Nairobi is a sprawling, sophisticated & cosmopolitan city – with excellent restaurants, cafes and boutique hotels
- English and Swahili are the official languages
- Kenya is the world leader in community wildlife conservation, with 12% of Kenya’s land mass under private conservation
- More than a quarter of both Kenya and Tanzania are protected by national parks, nature reserves and protected areas
- Kenya and Tanzania have the greatest numbers of wild large mammals on earth