This is a world of cultural encounters – meet the indigenous Maasai and Samburu people with their ancient herding lifestyle, striving to maintain their traditions against an intruding world. Come meet and maybe even dance with them in their villages. Here too you can sample colonial-era life with its mix of Swahili, Asian and Middle Eastern influences at 400-year-old Fort Jesus in Mombasa and the UNESCO coastal city of Lamu. Kenya can also enchant us with its playfulness – kiss a giraffe at the Giraffe Center in Nairobi, see baby elephants bottle-fed at the Sheldrick Orphanage, enjoy the spectacle of leaping dolphins at our coastal marine parks. This is the heart of the Kenya experience – more than 45 wildlife parks developed to protect and preserve the country and the continent’s precious animal species. And wonderful opportunities for you to adventure into your own safari experiences.
From endangered rhinos to roaming big cats to vast herds of elephants, and teeming flocks of birdlife, just about every kind of wildlife can be found in Kenya’s rich array of national parks.
Nairobi National Park – Incredibly, within sight of downtown Nairobi you can spot lion, leopard, buffalo, giraffe, and so much more just minutes away from the big city.
Masai Mara National Reserve – the densest concentration of lions in the region, the Mara is home to the Great Migration. This is the largest movement of animals on the planet. Up to two million gazelle, wildebeest and zebra flow into the park in a yearly cycle of survival. Here is where the Maasai people live and practice their herding lifestyle.
Rivaling Kenya’s landscapes and wildlife parks, its diamond-like coastline and rich marine parks are awash with colour, sea-life, and adventure. Some of the world’s most extensive and colourful coral reefs lie in these waters. And the snorkeling and diving are unmatched. Kisite Mpunguti Marine National Park – snorkel and dive with the dolphins and turtles by an immense coral barrier reef, sometimes called the rainforest of the sea. Watamu Marine National Park – Brilliant lagoons and dazzling coral gardens hold sea turtles, hundreds of fish and manta rays. Malindi Marine National Park – Africa’s first marine park offers fringing coral reefs with turtles, dolphins, innumerable fish, and shorebirds. Diani, Kilifi, Tiwi Beaches – pristine white sand beaches by an aquamarine Indian ocean offer a splendidly lazy paradise for vacation goers resting up from their action-filled safaris.
Kenya’s two largest cities, capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa are contrasting visions of nightlife, cultural encounters, and natural environments. Spend some time in these busy urban hubs before or after your safari to complete your Kenya experience.
NAIROBI: Kenya’s capital city and business hub offers plentiful sites and natural attractions.
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage – where else in the world can you adopt an orphaned baby elephant or watch a group of these babies and youngsters being bottle-fed formula after a busy day playing. Adorable memories are made here.
The Giraffe Center – a unique refuge for endangered Rothschild’s giraffe. Climb the feeding platform and slip some special pellets to a hungry giraffe. You just might get a kiss in return.
Karen Blixen Museum – Home to the renowned author of “Out of Africa”, this farmhouse/museum holds displays and mementos of Blixen’s time as a plantation owner in Kenya.
MOMBASA :Kenya’s other large city is a coastal down with plenty of beaches and cultural sites.
Fort Jesus – Constructed by King Philip I of Portugal in 1593, this venerable fortress controlled the trade routes from Africa to the East. The valuable site changed hands nine times between Portuguese, Muslim, Swahili, and British invaders through the centuries.
Haller Park Sanctuary – a testament to vision and determination, this discarded limestone quarry evolved into a rich paradise of forest and grassland, now home to hippo, giraffe, buffalo, and crocodile!
Tamarind Dinner Dhow – experience the fun of sailing on an authentic dhow for an evening of elegant dining. Enjoy the sunset and the skyline of Mombasa – a romantic end to the day.
There’s so much to see, do, and love about our country – its wonderous wildlife, infinite landscapes, sterling coastline, dazzling marine life, cultural moments, and welcoming Kenyans. We have captured the world’s imagination for adventure. We invite you to join one of our many African safaris and excursions. We’ll design the perfect holiday experience, personally customizing it to your desires. Let Natural World Kenya Safaris share our expertise to create for you a journey of personal memories.
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