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Kenya Safari Information

The Kenya safari guide below will provide you with a brief introduction to the top national parks in the country. The popularity of safaris has increased tremendously over the past several years and Kenya has some excellent places to see exotic wildlife and exuberant nature. You will need a visa to travel to Kenya. Click here to apply for your Kenya visa online.

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Kenya safaris can be defined as a variety of different sites, spots, attractions and activities. One is required to immerse in them and note and enjoy even the slightest of difference in terrain, people, and vegetation. Treating Kenya as a succession of tourist sights isn't the most stimulating way of experiencing the county .Traveling with your eyes open, you can enter the very different world inhabited by most Kenyans; a ceaselessly active landscape of the farm and field of streams and bush paths, of wooden and corrugated-iron shacks, tea shops and safari lodging houses, of crammed buses and pick-up vans. Of overloaded bicycles, and of streets wandered by goats, chicken and toddlers.

Off the heavily trodden tourist safari routes, you'll find real warmth, openness and curiosity towards visitors. And out in the wilds, there is an abundance of superb scenery: vistas of rolling savannah dotted with Maasai and their herds, high kikuyu moorlands, dense forests bursting with bird song and insect noise and stony shimmering desert -- all of which comes crisply into focus when experienced in the context of an economically beleaguered African nation ridden by deep social tensions.

The Kenya coast and major Kenya game parks are the most obvious safari targets. And if you come to Kenya on an inclusive safari tour, you're likely to have your safari time divided between these two safari attractions. Despite the impact of human population pressures the country's wildlife spectacle remains a fascinating and addictive safari experience. Kenya's million-odd annual visitors are easily absorbed in such a large country, and there's nothing to prevent you from escaping the predictable safari tourist bottlenecks: even on an organized safari, you should not feel constrained to follow the prescribed Kenya safari plan.

The vast Kenya majority live in the rugged highland areas in the south southwest quarter of the country, where the ridges are a mix of shamba smallholdings and plantations. Though the heart of the Kenya highlands sprawls the great rift valley of Kenya, an archetypal east African safari scene is of dry thorn trees savanna. Splashed with lakes and studded by volcanoes, it's a great safari walking country, as are the Kenya high forests and moors of the central highlands and mount Kenya itself- a major target and feasible climb for most people. Nairobi, Kenya's capital on the highlands' southern edge, is generally used only as a gateway to Kenya, but has plenty of diversions to occupy your time while arranging an onward trip. The Kenya safari National parks and reserves, watered by seasonal streams, are mostly located in savanna countries on the highland fringes.

Further west of Kenya towards Lake Victoria, lies gentler Kenyan countryside where you can travel for days without seeing another foreign visitor and get perhaps the best immersion in Kenyan life and culture. Beyond the rolling Kenya tea plantations of Kericho and the hot plains around the port of Kisumu lies the steep volcanic massif mount Elgon astride the Ugandan border. The little-known Kakamega forest rainforest reserve with unique wildlife is here too and more than enough reason to strike out west.

On your Kenya safari to the northern Kenya the land is desert or semi-desert, broken only by the highlight of Lake Turkana in northwest Kenya. The Kenya safari route to Turkana are still open, and you can even get there by Kenya public transport . For serious Safari Kenya adventurers, it is one of the most spectacular and memorable of all African regions.

Separating Kenya's interior or upcountry from the Indian ocean, the arid Maungu plains form a barrier which accounts, in large parts, for the separate history and culture of the coast of Kenya. Here a distinct Islamic Swahili civilization exits with a long historical record in its mosques and tombs and the ruins of several ancient towns cut from coast beyond the white sandy beaches of Kenya- invariably shaded by coconuts palms or Casuarina trees- runs an almost continuous coral reef protecting a shallow, safe lagoon from the Indian ocean.

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