Why you should visit Kenya summarizes the reasons which will make you visit our beautiful country. Kenya is regarded as the birthplace of safari. It is a multi-experiential destination. Within its borders, visitors will find savannahs rich in game and birdlife. There is also timeless cultures that remain unchanged by the modern world. Pristine beaches, coral reefs, equatorial forest and mighty snow-capped mountains form part of the attractions. Not to be left behind are searing deserts and cool highland retreats with endless opportunities for culture, action and relaxation.
Africa’s second highest mountain, Mount Kenya is found in the central part of Kenya. The Great Rift Valley runs through the country from north to south. The equator also straddles Kenya dividing it into almost 2 equal halves. The country ethnic composition is diverse with 42 tribes including Asians and Europeans.
When it comes to wildlife, 11% of the worlds bird species are found in Kenya with over 1100 types recorded. The greatest number and diversity of large mammals survive in Africa mostly in the savannas where Kenya is located. Many animals that are endemic to south Sahara can be found in Kenya.
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT KENYA
1. Wildlife sanctuaries
Kenya geographic diversity supports a wide range of ecological systems. It has amazing wildlife sanctuaries where animals can be found in their natural habitat. They include national parks, national reserve, marine parks and marine reserves. Around 25,000 animal species have been recorded in the country. The ‘big five’ can all be found here along with a huge variety of other species. From the well known such as giraffe, zebra, wild dog and umbrella thorn trees to many other less familiar but equally remarkable species. The world popular wildebeest migration also happens in Kenya. When it comes to marine wildlife, the coastal waters of Kenya sustain a great variety of species. They include 350 species of fish and 40 classes of corals, 5 species of sea turtles. Others are 35 species of marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, and the endangered dugong. One of the memorable events at the Kenyan coast is the humpback whale migration. Each year, the whales are sighted along the Kenyan coast in early June as they make their migration from the Antarctica.
A holiday in Kenya is fairly inexpensive. The Kenya government has implemented measures to keep tourism costs down. The measures include reduced taxation, visa fees, park fees etc. Booking directly with a local tour operator will also reduce the cost of a holiday in Kenya as it cuts out intermediaries. Tour operators in Kenya are also flexible when it comes to pricing and it is possible to negotiate the cost. There are also various levels of comfort which varies from budget to luxury and the level chosen can determine the safari cost.
Kenya is recognized internationally as acclaimed tourism destination with sublime sceneries offering unmatched vistas. Its wildlife sanctuaries and beaches have won numerous awards for being the best in Africa. Most of the facilities and amenities are world class enhancing its recognition worldwide. The country has also a relatively peaceful political environment making it a safe destination to visit.
Kenya is easily accessible from any part of the world. It is served by major airlines and its Jomo Kenyatta International airport acts as a hub for the East Africa region. Visa rules and requirements allow easy entry to qualified persons into the country. Kenya can also be accessed by road from neighboring countries using its border entry points. There is also the revolutionary direct non stop flight from Kenya to the USA and vice versa. When it comes to infrastructure, it has very good road networks providing easy access to parks and movement within the country.
Being straddled by the equator, Kenya boasts of a pleasant equatorial and tropical climate. Other factors also contribute to the Kenya weather including its altitude. There are two distinct rainy seasons. long rains in March April and May. Short rains occur between November to December. Kenya’s daytime temperatures average
between 20°C/68°F and 28°C/82°F.
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