Kenya Information Directory

Kenya Information Directory

General Information

Straddling the equator, halfway down Africa’s eastern coast, Kenya is one of the most accessible countries in the region. With many international flights arriving in and departing from Nairobi every week, visitors can be observing elephants and other wildlife within a few hours of leaving the office. 

Tourists to this beautiful country can expect to find unique landscapes, diversity of cultures and myths, sandy beaches, a range of adventure sports activities, opportunities for bird watching and, above all, the chance to observe rare wildlife. Kenya’s multinational capital, Nairobi, is the only city in the world with a national park.  

Visitors can try out their swing on some of the world’s finest golf courses or experience the thrill of a racecourse, where it may not only be horses that do the racing!  However, it is on the plains, beneath the great sometimes snow-capped mountains, that you will find Kenya’s most memorable sight: the annual migration of the wildebeest.

Annually from July to October about 2 million wildebeest, alongside half a million zebras and thousands of gazelles, move steadily north from the Serengeti searching for the lush grass and water they need to survive.  There they graze until about October, when they make their great migration back again.  

Activities in Kenya

If you are looking for an African country to visit that has a wide range of activities to keep you busy, then Kenya is the place for you! From safaris and hikes to relaxing on the beach, there is something for everyone in Kenya. Aside from the wonders of a wildlife safari, Kenya’s beaches offer the perfect relaxing atmosphere. With 480 kilometres of beaches – half of which are protected by untouched coral reef – Kenya is the ideal destination for adventure and sporting tourists. Professional diving companies abound, ready to show visitors the exciting world below the waves.  Visitors can experience the vivacity of Kenya’s many cultures, share in primeval musical traditions and taste the delicious local cuisine.  

Kenya’s Rift Valley allows tourists to travel back in time and explore Charles Darwin’s theory that man and ape share a common ancestor. 

Kenya's ethnic communities are varied with a range of religions such as Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Groups such as the Maasai have mostly sustained their traditional roles as nomads.  Kenyans are not only keen athletes - football, cricket and rugby are also favourite past-times.  

The most popular tourist activities are golf and hiking. Besides South AfricaKenya has more golf courses than any other African country. Mount Kenya is the second-highest peak in Africa – at 5,199 metres – which attracts climbers from around the world.  Some of the top hotels, resorts and game reserves in Africa, are based in Kenya.  The fresh blue water and tropical climate all year round make Kenya a top diving destination as well, for avid divers around the world.  Kenya has 5 marine national parks – Watamu, Mombasa, Malindi, Kisite and Kiunga, which make diving schools for tourists very popular.  

Some of the best-known attractions in Kenya, including the famous Masai Mara National Reserve and Lake Naivasha.  Lake Nakuru National Park is popular for its large flamingo population and its rhino sanctuary.  The Masai Mara is the ideal safari destination with it being home to many large groups of "big cats", plenty of accommodation options, and the must-do-activity of all time, sunrise hot air balloon flights.

Accommodation in Kenya

Accommodation ranges from the 5-star kind to the budget-friendly in the towns.  There is a wide variety of options available from bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, hotels, guest houses, camping sites and lodges, all over the country.  Please view the accommodation directory for more information.

Business Directory

Kenya has a large business community. Tourists can find shops, stalls and souvenirs. The local restaurants are a culinary delight and there is something for every taste. Please view the business directory for a full list of businesses.

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