• Magical Kenya

  • Full Country Name Republic of Kenya
  • Capital Nairobi
  • Language Swahili, English
  • Form of Government Republic
  • President President Uhuru Kenyatta
  • Population 44.35 million
  • Gross Domestic Product $1,358
  • Currency Kenyan Shilling

Welcome to Kenya

A safari holiday should be on everyone’s wish list of life’s greatest adventures. In Swahili, the melodious language of East Africa, the word itself translates as “going on a journey”.

From snow-capped mountains to the deep Rift Valley with its extinct volcanoes and hot springs, Kenya offers a breathtaking natural beauty that is distinctly spectacular. Inland, there are wide-open plains and savannahs, arid deserts and undisturbed forests. Along the coast there are magnificent sandy beaches.

Whether you choose to relax in the tropical sun, swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or climb Mount Kenya, you will experience an unrivalled variety of beauty everywhere you travel. Enjoy a safari and spot the “Big Five” or simply enjoy the unique culture and lifestyle that Kenya has to offer.

Top Destinations in Kenya

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  • Icon for Reserve location type Samburu National Reserve
  • Icon for Park location type Tsavo National Parks
  • Icon for Water location type Lake Nakuru
  • Icon for Water location type Lake Naivasha
  • Icon for Island location type Lamu Island
  • Icon for Park location type Amboseli National Park
  • Icon for Reserve location type Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Icon for Mountain location type Mount Kenya
  • Icon for Airport location type Mombasa
  • Icon for Airport location type Nairobi
  • Icon for Coast location type The Coast
  • Icon for City location type Nairobi
  • Icon for Reserve location type Icon for Reserve location type Samburu National Reserve
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Tsavo National Parks
  • Icon for Water location type Icon for Water location type Lake Nakuru
  • Icon for Water location type Icon for Water location type Lake Naivasha
  • Icon for Island location type Icon for Island location type Lamu Island
  • Icon for Park location type Icon for Park location type Amboseli National Park
  • Icon for Reserve location type Icon for Reserve location type Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Icon for Mountain location type Icon for Mountain location type Mount Kenya
  • Icon for Coast location type Icon for Coast location type The Coast
  • Icon for City location type Icon for City location type Nairobi
  • Reserve

    Samburu National Reserve

    This peaceful reserve is 350km from Nairobi and attracts animals because of the Ewaso Ng'iro river that runs through it, and the mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.

    Several large game species common to Kenya's northern plains can be found in abundance here, including gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, oryx and reticulated giraffe. All three big cats, Maasai lion, Tanzanian cheetah and leopard, can also be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.

  • Park

    Tsavo National Parks

    Located in Coast Province of Kenya, Tsavo is made up of two separate parks: Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park.

    Tsavo is nearly 22,000 km2, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world.

    The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.

    Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for bird life and for its large mammals like the black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and Maasai lion.

  • Water

    Lake Nakuru

    It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the flamingos.

    The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink.

    The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.

  • Water

    Lake Naivasha

    A freshwater lake in Kenya, part of the Great Rift Valley.

    The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife, including over 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos.
    There are two smaller lakes in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha: Lake Oloiden and Lake Sonachi (a green crater lake).

    The Crater Lake Game Sanctuary lies nearby, while the lakeshore is known for its population of European immigrants and settlers.

  • Island

    Lamu Island

    Lamu Island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Lamu Old Town, the principal inhabited part of the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. The island is linked by boat to Mokowe on the mainland and to Manda Island, where there is an airport.

    There are no roads on the island, just alleyways and footpaths, and therefore, there are few motorized vehicles on the island. Residents move about on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials.

    In addition to Lamu Town, there are three villages on Lamu Island: Shela, Matondoni and Kipungani.

  • Park

    Amboseli National Park

    This park is in Kajiado County and is 392 km2 in size at the core of an 8,000 km2 ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai.

    Amboseli is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and culture.

    The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African wildlife because the vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months.

  • Reserve

    Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Is a large game reserve in Narok County, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania.

    It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area). All members of the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and black rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara.

    Maasai Mara is globally famous for its exceptional population of Maasai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs and The Great Migration: one of the most impressive natural events worldwide, involving some 1,300,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson's gazelles, 97,000 Topi, 18,000 elands and 200,000 zebras.

  • Mountain

    Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya and is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199mt), Nelion (5,188mt) and Point Lenana (4,985mt).

    There are currently 11 small glaciers in Mount Kenya and the forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.

    The main ethnic groups living around Mount Kenya are Kikuyu, Ameru, Embu (closely retlated) and Maasai. They all see the mountain as an important aspect of their cultures. All these cultures arrived in the Mount Kenya area in the last several hundred years.

  • Coast

    The Coast

    The Kenyan Coast comprises the Indian Ocean coastal strip with the capital city of Mombasa. Other important towns on the coastal strip include Diani in the South, and Kilifi, Malindi, Watamu and Lamu in the North.

    Kenya’s coastline comes straight from a catalogue of holiday dreams. Palms cast gentle shadows on white beaches.

    Cocktail bars and beautiful hotels stand above sand awaiting footprints. Indian Ocean waters entice with their swishes of turquoise and sapphire. If it's white sand beaches, temperate turquoise water and palm trees you're after, then you won't be disappointed.

  • City

    Nairobi

    Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is famous for having the Nairobi National Park, the world’s only game reserve found within a major city. Estimated population: about 3.36 million.

    Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially.

    Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business, tourism and culture.

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    Samburu National Reserve

    This peaceful reserve is 350km from Nairobi and attracts animals because of the Ewaso Ng'iro river that runs through it, and the mixture of acacia, riverine forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.

    Several large game species common to Kenya's northern plains can be found in abundance here, including gerenuk, Grevy's zebra, oryx and reticulated giraffe. All three big cats, Maasai lion, Tanzanian cheetah and leopard, can also be found here, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.

  • Icon for Park location type

    Tsavo National Parks

    Located in Coast Province of Kenya, Tsavo is made up of two separate parks: Tsavo East National Park and Tsavo West National Park.

    Tsavo is nearly 22,000 km2, being the largest national park in Kenya and one of the largest in the world.

    The slightly larger Tsavo East is generally flat, with dry plains across which the Galana River flows. Other features include the Yatta Plateau and Lugard Falls.

    Tsavo West National Park is more mountainous and wetter, with swamps, Lake Jipe and the Mzima Springs. It is known for bird life and for its large mammals like the black rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, hippo and Maasai lion.

  • Icon for Water location type

    Lake Nakuru

    It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The lake's abundance of algae attracts the flamingos.

    The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink.

    The number of flamingos on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Cliff.

  • Icon for Water location type

    Lake Naivasha

    A freshwater lake in Kenya, part of the Great Rift Valley.

    The lake is home to a variety of types of wildlife, including over 400 different species of birds and a sizeable population of hippos.
    There are two smaller lakes in the vicinity of Lake Naivasha: Lake Oloiden and Lake Sonachi (a green crater lake).

    The Crater Lake Game Sanctuary lies nearby, while the lakeshore is known for its population of European immigrants and settlers.

  • Icon for Island location type

    Lamu Island

    Lamu Island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Lamu Old Town, the principal inhabited part of the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. The island is linked by boat to Mokowe on the mainland and to Manda Island, where there is an airport.

    There are no roads on the island, just alleyways and footpaths, and therefore, there are few motorized vehicles on the island. Residents move about on foot or by boat, and donkeys are used to transport goods and materials.

    In addition to Lamu Town, there are three villages on Lamu Island: Shela, Matondoni and Kipungani.

  • Icon for Park location type

    Amboseli National Park

    This park is in Kajiado County and is 392 km2 in size at the core of an 8,000 km2 ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai.

    Amboseli is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other attractions include opportunities to meet the Maasai people and culture.

    The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African wildlife because the vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months.

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    Maasai Mara National Reserve

    Is a large game reserve in Narok County, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania.

    It is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area). All members of the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, African elephant, African buffalo and black rhinoceros) are found in the Maasai Mara.

    Maasai Mara is globally famous for its exceptional population of Maasai lions, African leopards and Tanzanian cheetahs and The Great Migration: one of the most impressive natural events worldwide, involving some 1,300,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson's gazelles, 97,000 Topi, 18,000 elands and 200,000 zebras.

  • Icon for Mountain location type

    Mount Kenya

    Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya and is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199mt), Nelion (5,188mt) and Point Lenana (4,985mt).

    There are currently 11 small glaciers in Mount Kenya and the forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.

    The main ethnic groups living around Mount Kenya are Kikuyu, Ameru, Embu (closely retlated) and Maasai. They all see the mountain as an important aspect of their cultures. All these cultures arrived in the Mount Kenya area in the last several hundred years.

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    The Coast

    The Kenyan Coast comprises the Indian Ocean coastal strip with the capital city of Mombasa. Other important towns on the coastal strip include Diani in the South, and Kilifi, Malindi, Watamu and Lamu in the North.

    Kenya’s coastline comes straight from a catalogue of holiday dreams. Palms cast gentle shadows on white beaches.

    Cocktail bars and beautiful hotels stand above sand awaiting footprints. Indian Ocean waters entice with their swishes of turquoise and sapphire. If it's white sand beaches, temperate turquoise water and palm trees you're after, then you won't be disappointed.

  • Icon for City location type

    Nairobi

    Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. It is famous for having the Nairobi National Park, the world’s only game reserve found within a major city. Estimated population: about 3.36 million.

    Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially.

    Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organizations, including the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business, tourism and culture.