Kenya Country Information
Kenya Country Information
Did you know that
There are 80 wildlife species in Kenya?
Are there 70 different kinds of tribes living in Kenya?
There are more than 50 national parks in Kenya?
The Tsavo National Park is the largest national park in the world?
The population of Kenya is one of the fastest growing nations of the world?
Coffee is the biggest source of income from Kenya?
Kenya Safari Country
Kenya is the best wildlife destination in East Africa, recommended especially for you when you are taking a first time safari. For example The Masai Mara offers amazing big cat encounters and is the setting for the yearly wildebeest migration and ofcourse the big five. Dont forget the Palm-lined white beaches they offer a perfect place to relax after an action packed safari. The Pros of a Kenya Safari are excellent wildlife viewing, including the annual wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara. A wide variety of habitats and scenery for example the lakes of Kenya with the beautifull flamingos for example Lake Nakuru. Another habitat is Amboseli home to big herds of Elephants and ofcourse Tsavo famous for its red elephants.
The Beautiful beaches offer plenty of resorts to choose from . Many Traditional indigenous cultures and the best service and well-run tourism industry ofcourse :)..
Kenya (Kenya) is a country in Africa that borders Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan. Kenya has been independent of the United Kingdom since 1963. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi. Some major cities in Kenya are: Mombassa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret.
The Kenyan population consists of many different ethnic groups, such as the Masai, Samburu, Turkana, Luo and Kalenjin.
Official name: Republic of Kenya
Surface area: 580.367 km²
Population: 43,013,341 inhabitants (2012)
Government form: Republic
Highest point: 5,199m (Mount Kenya)
Distance (Amsterdam - Nairobi): 6.651 km
Flight time: around 7 hours
Kenya is located in East Africa on the Indian Ocean. There is a tropical climate. On the coast it is very humid, especially in January and February.
The long rain season lasts from March to early June, the short rainy season from October to the end of November.
Throughout the year it is hot, with temperatures between 24 ° C and 33 ° C. In the west it is mountainous. It is of course cooler especially in the night.
Mount Kenya has eternal snow. The desert areas in the northeast are the driest parts of Kenya. The best time to travel through Kenya is from June to October: it is relatively cool and dry.
Kenya Usefull Information
Should you need assistance from a police, fire department and / or ambulance in case of emergency then you can use the following emergency numbers.
- Police: 999
- Fire brigade: 999
- Ambulance: 999
Traffic and route
In Kenya you have to drive on the left side of the road.
Are you planning to visit Kenya? Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets used in Kenya. In Kenya the power sockets used are of type G (Hotels provide them usualy)
Travel Times Safari Kenya
Kenya is a big country, when planning a safari to Kenya, a good idea is to find out how long it takes to get from point A to B.
If you know how long the drive is from for example Nairobi to the Masai Mara you can plan if you go with by plane or by car.
Basic Tips ..Clothing etc
Should you take a waterproof jacket .. Read basic safari tips to kenya here.
Our 2 main safari departure locations are Nairobi and the Mombassa Area.
The Mombassa area consists of Mombasa City ,Diani,Watamu,Kilifi and Malindi. Read more about the Mombassa Area in this article.
We provide Mombasa, Malindi, Watamu and Diani beach hotel bookings. Pinewood Village Hotel we recommend this hotel whith our safaris departuring from Mombassa Area.
We can assist in booking your hotel in Nairobi just contact us.
Bring Duffel Bags over Suitcase Even though you travel with firm big suitcases, you will do your self a big favour if you think ahead and sort the safari items in special bag, preferably smaller duffel bag. Add a camera backpack and you have already reached the limit. If you intend to fly between the parks, light aircraft baggage limit is between 10 to 15 kilos only. Read more Safari Tips in our safari tips page.
More questions ? just contact us ..
List of all Kenya Parks:
Oranje Safari offers safaris to the folowing parks in Kenya