Lapped by the Indian Sea, straddling the equator, and with Mount Kenya transcending a radiant scene of forested slopes, interwoven ranches and lush savanna, Kenya is a luxuriously compensating spot to travel. Extraordinary verifiable figures, for example, Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway deified this nation. Out of Africa and different movies have romanticized and propagated the safari persona.
Comprehensively perceived as the home of safari, Kenya has plenteous untamed life and one of the most differently magnificent scenes on the landmass. Cabin safaris are commonly more affordable here than in Tanzania. Flying, versatile rose, strolling and horseback safaris additionally are accessible. A considerable lot of the private stores take into account a limit of 12-24 visitors in extravagance facilities and offer exercises not permitted inside the parks, for example, open vehicles, night game drives and accompanied strolls.
In the national parks you may see game in vehicles with rooftop hatches or pop-tops. Booking a safari with a private vehicle and guide is an incredible method to amplify the nature of your game-review understanding. Different exercises incorporate sight-seeing ballooning, mountaineering, scuba jumping, freshwater and remote ocean angling, and unwinding at seashore resorts.
Kenya's untamed life territory is significant and incorporates the Masai Mara, a zone of creature relocation. Africa's "Enormous Five" creatures are found in the nation, which are the panther, rhinoceros, lion, elephant, and bison. The national stops and holds are home to various creatures just as reptiles and winged creatures. The yearly relocation among June and September is a famous occasion for producers.
Kenya lies over the equator in East-Focal Africa, on the shore of the Indian Sea. Kenya imparts a portion of its travel industry assets to Tanzania (Masai Mara-Serengeti biological system) and furthermore with Uganda on Mount Elgon. Lake Victoria is shared between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The capital and business City are Nairobi. There are more than 40 distinctive ethnic gatherings in Kenya. Mount Kenya is the second most noteworthy mountain in Africa and the nation takes its name from the mountain.
For Nairobi and the coast: light-weight cottons and linens are advised. Warmer apparel is wanted in June and July,
while rainwear is recommended between March and June, and October and December.
For safari: Mild impartial tones are recommended. If you are traveling a luxurious lodge, pack a pleasant set of clothes for dinner is recommended.
Weather, Climate and Geography
Kenya has three types of climate: temperate subtropical climate in the west and southwest highlands (where Nairobi is located), hot and humid alongside the coast, and warm and dry in the north and east.
Nairobi is the capital and the greatest town in Kenya and experiences a subtropical highland climate. Sitting at 1,795 meters (5,889 ft) above sea level, Nairobi's evenings are cooler. The nice time to visit Nairobi is from June to August when the average excessive is round 23°C (73°F) and rainfall is at its lowest (although the sky is often cloudy). The period between January to February is also a proper time to go to Nairobi as it is sunny and warm, with a common high of 27°C (81°F). The quick rainy season from late October to December and from March to May have to be avoided.
Mombasa is a coastal town and the second-largest town after Nairobi, located along the Indian Ocean. This town has a tropical wet and dry climate. Avoid April and May as these are the wettest months and the location can be affected by flooding. The pleasant time to go to Mombasa is both July to September as sunshine is abundant, as properly as from October to March for aquatic activities.
Malindi, a town on Malindi Bay at the mouth of the Galana River, is additionally situated alongside the Indian Ocean coast and is 120km (75 miles) northeast of Mombasa. Malindi has a tropical dry savannah climate. The cooler season from June to September sees the common high at 27/28°C (81/82°F), while the common high can reach 31°C (88°F) during the hotter season from November to March. With regards to rainfall, it is now not particularly abundant, as it only amounts to about 1,000 millimeters (40 inches) per year, however, there are two wet seasons: from April to June and October to November.
Masai Mara is an expansive sport reserve renowned for its wealth of flora and fauna and the Great Migration of wildebeest to and from the Serengeti each year. This region is positioned just south of the equator at an altitude of between 1,500 and 1,900 meters (5,000 and 6,200 ft). The local weather is pleasantly hot all year round, averaging 23°C (73°F), although it is widely classified into two seasons - dry and wet. The dry season (late June to October) is quality for safari as wildlife is less complicated to spot given that the bush is much less dense, and animals gather around waterholes and rivers. During this period, the days are clear with sunny skies, with fewer mosquitos, and the average excessive is around 25°C (77°F). The wet season is from November to May with April being the wettest month, does result in lovely scenery, cheaper rates and new child animal sightings.
Kenya covers 580,367 sq. km (224,081 sq. miles) and sits astride the equator. It shares borders with Ethiopia in the north, Sudan in the northwest, Uganda in the west, Tanzania in the south and Somalia in the northeast. To the east, lies the 480 km (300 miles) Indian Ocean coastline. The country is divided into 4 regions: the arid deserts of the north; the savannah lands of the south; the fertile lowlands alongside the coast; and highlands in the west, the place the capital Nairobi is situated.
Northwest of Nairobi runs the Rift Valley, dotted with lakes and containing the city of Nakuru, while in addition west the Aberdare National Park is left out with the aid of Kenya’s best possible peak, and Africa’s second tallest mountain after Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya (5,199m/17,057ft), which additionally is a national park. In the far northwest is Lake Turkana (formerly Lake Rudolph), and in the southwest is Kenya's share of Lake Victoria.
Passports & Visas
To enter Kenya, a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry, and with at least two blank pages, is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visas for Kenya are required by the nationals referred to in the chart above, except (1) nationals of Cyprus, who do not need a visa. Apart from Cyprus, citizens from the following countries also do not need a visa to Kenya: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Darussalam, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Americans, Australian, British, Canadians and EU nationals can obtain your visa on arrival; passport photos are not required. However, to save time at the airport, it's a good idea to obtain one in advance, either online http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html or from the embassy/ high commission. If you require a multiple-entry visa, you must obtain this in advance at the nearest embassy/ high commission. Travelers who are also visiting Rwanda and Uganda may find it more useful to apply for an East Africa cross-border joint visa which allows entry into all three countries on a single visa.
Please note that citizens from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Eritrea, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Syria and Tajikistan require a referral visa and cannot apply online.
Kenya has an agreement with Tanzania and Uganda to waiver visa re-entry fees if travelling between the three countries if single-entry visas remain valid for each country. This means multiple-entry visas are not required if going from Kenya to Tanzania or Uganda and back to Kenya. The same applies for travel from Uganda and Tanzania.
Types and Cost
You can apply for a single-entry E-Visa and Transit visa online at evisa.go.ke/evisa.html (http://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html). The fees are: • Single-entry E-Visa: US$51 • Transit visa: US$21 For British living in the UK, you can also apply for single-entry (£30), multiple-entry visa (£60), East Africa Tourist Visa (£65), as well as diplomatic visa and transit visa, by visiting the Kenya High Commission in London. Please download the appropriate form online at kenyahighcom.org.uk/visas-2 (http://kenyahighcom.org.uk/visas-2/) first. For citizens living in other countries, please visit your nearest Kenya embassy for East Africa Tourist Visa. The fee is US$100.