Kenya is a country of extreme “land contrasts”. The country straddles the equator, lies between parallel 4 degrees south and north. The south easterly shores are washed by the Indian Ocean and to the west shares the waters of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world, with Uganda and Tanzania.
Kenya is undoubtedly, the primary choice for many travelers seeking a sheer variety of experience in East Africa. There are few, if any, destinations in the world that offer such a diversity of wildlife, scenery and culture. Kenya is the Africa of everyone’s dreams. It has broad horizons, wide-open spaces, piercing daylight from an overhead sun, friendly smiling people- and, above all, the chance to view an abundance of wildlife in its natural environment.
Almost every known landform on the planet exists within Kenya, a country, from snow capped mountains and glaciers, to arid deserts, from the dry and dusty savannah plains to the cool fresh waters of lakes and rainforests. The Great Rift Valley, its floor littered with extinct volcanoes, cuts through Kenya from North to South. On the equator lies the majestic Mt. Kenya (5,199m), to the North, the remote and rugged semi-deserts of the Northern Frontier. To the west, the largest Lake on the continent - Lake Victoria, and the source of the River Nile. To the south, the Maasai Mara hosts the annual Great Migration, the last of its kind on earth. This unique spectacle, which can be viewed by hot-air balloon or on the ground in the midst of the action, occurs as huge herds of wildebeest and zebra follow the fresh grazing that sprouts in the wake of the annual rains. A single herd over a million strong brings the grassland to life as they continue their timeless cycle of regeneration each year and Kenya offers a front row seat. The salty and dusty plains of Amboseli, shadowed by Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kenya's beaches have been labeled 'some of the most romantic' in the world, with ancient Swahili culture and white sandy beaches.
The Rift Valley provides some of the most unique landscapes in the world, not to mention the Rift Valley lakes that are home to millions of flamingoes and most stunning array of birdlife.
This great contrast is complimented by an equally diverse population. Kenya has over forty-two distinct ethnic communities speaking different dialect. Then there are migrant Arabic, Asiatic and European people. Like light filtering through a prism the different communities display diverse cultures that blend to form the rainbow that is this multi – ethnic and multi-racial nation.
Kenyan people are among the friendliest people in the world, which is easily reflected by our way of traditional greetings. Jambo na Karibu meaning hello and welcome and we shake hands to show love, respect and appreciation. The friendliness and the smiles on the faces of the people will remain permanently imprinted in your minds. In Kenya, you can always be assured that your comfort is important to everyone.
Indeed the very word safari was invented in Kenya where in Kiswahili it means journey”
Nowhere else in Africa offers a wildlife experience comparable to Kenya. This is your best opportunity to see the classic Africa’s big five (lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant) on a single safari.
A safari into the wilds of Kenya is a journey into nature at its purest. If you’re coming to Africa to view wildlife in their natural setting, there is only a place that has it all, and that is Kenya, its simply all Africa in one country.