A Kenyan safari can be one of the most memorable and most exiting experiences you have ever had. If you are considering to go on an African tour, then you can be sure that you will not regret making Kenya your choice. You want to make your safari a trip of a lifetime and because Africa is very far from say North America, it may be a trip made only once in life. Travel from North America is usually three days which is inclusive of all the time that will be spent at other airports stops. Safari is a swahili word for a long journey.
Nairobi (Masai word for place of cool waters) is Kenya’s capital city. It is a big, modern city which is also a major commercial hub. Tourism and agriculture are some of Kenya’s biggest income earners. Kenya exports Tea, Coffee and also flowers. Kenya’s climate is one of the best in the world and is usually hot and humid at the coastal areas, temperate inland and pretty dry in the northern and northeast areas. Kenya has lots of sunshine throughout the year and therefore people wear summer cloths all year round. You will however experience cool weather in the nights and mornings.
The currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling written as Ksh or with a =/ after the amount. The highest Kenyan currency denomination is 1000 shillings and there are notes of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. The coins used are of Ksh 1, 5, 10, 20 and also the new 40 shilling coin which is not very widely used. People travel to Kenya due to its beauty, Vast animal species and cultural aspects. Known as the republic of Kenya, the country is on the equator and has a long coastline at the coast along the Indian Ocean.
Kenya has some of the best parks and game reserves in the world and is one of the few places you could visit to witness the great migration which takes place every year and is where some wild animals migrate to neighboring countries and come back at some other part of the year. One of the most famous migrations is the wildebeest migration where these animals have to cross a river infested with crocodiles and hippos to get to their destination. The best place to witness the great Migration is the Masai Mara game reserve in Kenya in mid August to mid September. The Masai Mara has admittance and camping fees but when you are with one of the many available safari tours, the cost is usually inclusive of everything you do and everywhere you go. Among the animals you can see at the Mara are Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Zebras, Rhinos, Elephants, Wildebeests and many more.
While in Kenya, you can be sure to get all sorts of accommodation from cabins, cottages (modern and traditional) and even big hotels with all the modern facilities you’d expect to find in any part of the world.