Kenya is in East Africa and is surrounded by countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia, and Uganda. It’s world-famous for its superb safari facilities and game reserves but there’s much more than just lions and elephants. Kenya is fast becoming equally well-known for its unspoilt beaches, stretching far along the Mombasa coast.
Kenya Holiday Factfile
The capital of Nairobi is where you’ll find most international visitors. Once popular with big game hunters, Nairobi is now a fully-fledged tourist destination and the safari capital of Africa. The extensive Nairobi National Park is where you’ll find all the wildlife, but don’t forget, it’s also a bustling cosmopolitan city in its own right – you’ll find all the usual shopping, sports facilities, restaurants and cultural attractions.
Mombasa, on the other hand, is totally different – here, it’s all about beautiful beaches and luxury resorts. Stay in either Diani or Tiwi Beach for a relaxing tropical getaway.
Attractions and Things to Do
You can’t go to Kenya and not go on safari. There are hundreds of different trip options but they all give you the chance to spot the ‘big five’ – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhinos. You’ll see all these and more in their natural habitats, roaming free across the land. If you’re there around August and September, make sure you catch the annual wildebeest migration, best viewed from the air.
Outdoor adventurers will definitely want to tackle Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. It’s a challenging but rewarding climb with awe-inspiring views from all summits.
For something a little more relaxing, Diani Beach is a 10km sandy strip with clear shallow waters making it a popular resort for families. Visitors to Diani Beach will be treated to bright coral reefs and friendly colobus monkeys who roam up and down the beaches.
Annual Temperature and Rainfall
Plenty of sunshine will greet you any time of the year in Kenya. Despite sitting right near the Equator, temperatures are not unbearably hot and it can get quite cool at night. The average annual temperature of Nairobi is 25°C and the hottest weather in February and March. There are two wet seasons – from April to June and October to December.