Kenya safaris

Book your dream safari tour in Kenya, East Africa and other global holiday destinations with Adeli Kenya Safaris

Book Kenya safaris with Adeli Kenya Safaris

With its spectacular wildlife, cultural diversity, breathtaking landscapes, glorious beaches e.t.c, Kenya is your ultimate holiday destination. Whether you are an adventure junkie, photographer, a couple on honeymoon, a business traveler, nature lover, a solo traveler, resort hopper groupie or anything in between our safaris will seamlessly appeal to you.

Kenya is the land that created the safari. Chances are when you imagine yourself in a 4×4 Jeep rumbling over the savannah with lions, elephants and great herds of wildlife, you are picturing a Kenyan safari holiday.

The big cats, The Big Five, The Special Five, The Small Five, The Shy Five, The Ugly Five, rhinos, exotic flamingoes, and uncountable wildebeests – they are all here on a landscape that is otherworldly in its size, variety, colour, and beauty.

In Kenya you’ll find snow-capped mountains towering over the equator, acacia trees framing a fiery sunset, the drama of soaring Rift Valley formations, thick forests with a primeval lushness, and a magnificent coastline of diamond beaches fronting emerald seas.

KENYA – CRADLE OF SAFARI:

Full Country Name: Republic of Kenya
Area: 583,000 sq km
Population: 41.61 million (UN 2011)
Capital: Nairobi
Borders: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda
Religion: Christian, Animist, Muslim
Time Zone: Standard time is three hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time
Languages: English and Swahili are the official languages and are taught in schools throughout the country. However, there are many other tribal languages including Kikuyu, Luhia, Luo and Kikamba as well as many minor tribal languages
Country Dialling Code: +254

Safaris in Kenya have enchanted travellers for centuries with the allure of wildlife, spectacular scenery and exotic tribes. Kenya comprises of wildlife, culture and the cradle of mankind – a natural paradise and land of contrasts, with world famous national parks like the Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo and Mt Kenya.

Kenya’s wildlife regions are the magnet, which lure safari enthusiasts to East Africa, but the white sandy beaches and tropical palms of the Swahili coast is another good reason to choose this hospitable, friendly country as a vacation destination.

There are many different ways to experience Kenya.  Whether you want to view a pride of lions from a 4X4 safari vehicle, walk through herds of plains game, watch a herd of elephants from the comfortable veranda of your safari lodge, track game on horseback or search for birds in a thick rainforest, the possibilities are endless.

CLIMATE: The climate in Kenya varies due to the sharp variations in altitude from sea level to 5,100 metres. Due to the proximity of the Equator, Kenya generally experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year with plenty of clear sunshine all the year round and although warm by day is often chilly at night. The ‘long rains’ usually fall in the months of April and May. The migration usually takes place after the long rains, when from late July to October the wildebeest migrate from Tanzania to find new grazing. During the months of October and November, there are occasional scattered rains, the ‘short rains’, which freshen the atmosphere and vegetation and lay the dust.

CURRENCY & BANKS: The Kenyan currency is the Kenyan Shilling (KSH), which is divided up into 100 cents, and it is now permitted to take local currency into the country.

US Dollar notes printed before the year 2000 will not be accepted. Barclay’s Bank in Kenya has implanted a new policy where they will no longer accept notes printed before 2000. Clients who carry US Dollar notes printed before 2000 will be compelled to accept a rate of exchange lower than normal.

ELECTRICITY: In Kenya the general voltage is 240 and the frequency is 50 Hz. The British three rectangular blade plugs are common. Some lodges and camps only have power in the early mornings and evenings. Batteries may be recharged in camps during the day but it is wise to double check with the camp manager.

As the sockets can vary a ‘Travellers Adaptor Set’ is recommended. Voltage sometimes fluctuates and whilst power cuts are rare, they are not unknown. It is useful to carry a torch.

HEALTH: Health requirements vary from country to country. We recommend you speak to your local Travel Doctor for up-to-date information and advice. The following information is to be used as a guide only.

Malaria: It is recommended that precautions against malaria are taken for travel to most regions in Africa. We suggest you contact your doctor for advice on which prophylactic is recommended.

Yellow Fever: A Yellow Fever vaccination is required. All travellers must carry proof that the Yellow Fever vaccine has been administered at least 10 days prior to travel.

ROAD TRAVEL: Kenya like most countries in Africa is a third world country. Therefore, please be aware that the infrastructure in certain areas is not up to the standard you would find at home. Specifically, some of the roads are often very rough and short journeys can take much longer than expected. For example, a journey from Nairobi to the Masai Mara which is 300 km’s takes 5-6 hours and from Lake Nakuru to Amboseli 6-7 hours. Some days will be very long and bumpy due to Kenya’s road conditions. The views and spectacular scenery encountered usually make the trip well worthwhile.

VISA INFORMATION: At the time of writing, a visa for Kenya is required for Australian Passport Holders. The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at border posts.

Kenya has enforced a ‘blank pages’ condition of entry”. This means that all those requiring a visa to enter Kenya must have at least two blank pages available in your passport upon arrival. Failure to meet this requirement may result in an entry visa being refused.

Single Entry Visa: USD $50 per person on an Australian Passport (subject to change).

Multiple Entry Visa: Please note that if you are travelling within East Africa (Tanzania, Zanzibar or Uganda or Rwanda) you can request free re-entry into Kenya. You will however be required to pay the normal visa charges for the other countries but may re-enter Kenya freely.

Transit Visa: USD $20 per person on an Foreign Passport. Transit time in Kenya cannot exceed 24 hours (subject to change).

We hope that you will find this country Information on Kenya useful for reference when preparing for your holiday. All the information above was correct at the time of writing and is to be used as a guide only. Health, visa and other specific details should be double checked by your travel agent at the time of booking.

MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE:

The main park, gazetted in its present form in 1968 by the Kenyan Government. The busiest area, with the highest number of lodges, which are usually much bigger and where game drives are confined to defined roads and tracks. The Mara and Talek Rivers dissect the park and these are where the majority of the migration crossings take place. Vehicle numbers are not restricted and the reserve is open to self-drive tourists. There are, however, a handful of very good lodges in this area.

 MASAI MARA PRIVATE WILDLIFE CONCESSIONS / SANCTUARIES:

These are privately managed reserves, run in conjunction with Masai communities that border the National Reserve. Far better managed, they offer the same excellent wildlife opportunities, but far fewer vehicles and have much more flexibility in terms of activities and driving off-road. Numbers of tourists are heavily restricted, with access limited to those who are staying in one of the camps.

Staying here also allows you access to the National Reserve if you would like, but those staying in the National Reserve cannot visit the private concessions. You have the best of both worlds. Lodges are generally smaller, the wildlife experience better and more exclusive and the guiding of a higher quality – reflected in a higher price.

 

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENYA:

Kenya is a photographer’s dream, with an ever-changing landscape, spectacular wildlife and a rich and colourful cultural heritage. However, always ask permission when photographing people. When on safari, to get decent shots you need to consider a camera with at least a 300mm zoom lens.

Some camps are better suited to photographers, with many of the guides being amateur photographers themselves.

But all guides have a knack of getting people in the right place at the right time. The shoulder season in October and November is particularly good for photography, as the light rains clear the air, keep the scenery lush and the animals healthy. There are usually spectacular skies at this time of year and far fewer tourists.

All camps have facilities to charge camera batteries and some even have specialist lenses that you can borrow.

BEST OPTIONS FOR A FAMILY SAFARI IN KENYA:

The key to a successful family safari is flexibility and fun. Each family has their own wish list and each member of the family will enjoy slightly different things. Therefore, for small families with young children (up to five years old), we only recommend small camps that cater for children this young. They feature flexible mealtimes and the option of a private vehicle. All guides are fantastic with children.

If travelling as a larger family group, then bush houses tend to offer the best value options. They can be booked on an exclusive basis, and include a pool and staff. You can be completely flexible on what you do and when you do it.

For children up to around 12 years of age, lodge managers and guides will happily fill their day with fun activities. These include line-fishing, identifying dung and insects, making bows and arrows and looking for animal tracks (as well as the animals themselves).

For older children and teenagers, they start to fully appreciate the animals and outdoors. They will not only engage with the guides more and learn about the cultural diversity found here, but will want to burn off some energy with mountain biking, rafting and walking safaris. The coast also offers more grown-up activities, such as kite surfing, snorkelling and sea kayaking.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PARKS:

The best way to enjoy a safari is to spend time in different parks, as this will offer you a choice of different wildlife, different scenery and different activities. Most people combine two different parks with some time on the coast, allowing for greater variety.

The Mara is undoubtedly the place for a classic safari – open savannah, rolling plains dotted with game and giraffes towering in the distance next to flat-top acacia trees. In contrast to this, Laikipia is home to wildlife reserves that offer more dramatic and rugged scenery, with a particular focus on rhinos and wild dogs. It is also here that you can do some of the more adventurous activities, such as horse-riding, walking or mountain biking.

Further north, you have the fiery landscapes of the Samburu region, with a dramatic volcanic landscape, softened by rivers and palm trees. The lakes (Nakuru and Naivasha) are great for birding, with vast flocks of flamingos appearing almost overnight. Alternatively, the vast plains of Tsavo offer a chance to explore one of Kenya’s wildest and largest parks. And the coast has its own marine parks, which are perfect for any number of activities.

A TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI:

Safaris are all about being flexible, so your guide will usually discuss what you would like to do each day and plan accordingly. As a rule of thumb, you are woken just before sunrise with a cup of tea or coffee, so you can freshen up before the day begins. You then leave camp for your morning game drive or walk around 06:30.

Breakfast is usually taken as a picnic in a shady spot in between drives or walks, returning to camp for lunch around midday. During the hottest part of the day, relax by the pool, take a siesta or watch wildlife from the camp itself. Around 16:00, there are hot drinks and biscuits, before you head out again.

Around 18:00, you then enjoy a traditional sundowner drink to toast the setting sun, before returning to camp before nightfall. After a shower and pre-dinner drinks around the fire, you settle down to a delicious dinner. This is followed by a quick nightcap, then bed.

SAFARI ACCOMMODATION LIKE IN KENYA:

There is a huge choice of accommodation in Kenya. Each property is different and, with so much choice, it is easy to get it wrong. Here is a rough guide to the options on offer:

Mobile Bush Camps: As the name suggests, these are small mobile camps that are set up for a finite number of nights. Usually an overnight bush experience offered by permanent lodges, they can also be part of a longer walking safari. These fully serviced camps are set up for you and have simple dome tents, a small camp bed and a mattress, with bedding provided. Simple, but delicious meals are prepared for you and hot water is brought on demand to wash. There is a long-drop toilet (hole in the ground) in a separate small tent, although some of the larger tents have their own bucket showers at the back.

 Permanent Tented Camps: These are classic, East African camps, with only a handful of spacious, stylish, tented rooms. They feature comfortable beds and fine linen, small dressers, soft furnishings and private en-suite facilities. Usually, there is a patio or decking area outside the tent. These camps are typified by great service levels, shared safari vehicles and communal dining in the evening, with drinks (including alcohol) often included in the cost. They are great fun and very flexible.

Luxury Camps: Fine dining, silver service and spa treatments feature heavily, whilst some properties offer private vehicles for game drives. Properties can be a mixture of canvas and permanent structure, but always with elegant and eclectic designs. There are exceptional levels of service, with an emphasis on personal touches and attention to detail.

Private Ranches: These are usually family homesteads or working ranches that have been converted into luxury accommodation. They offer some of the warmest welcomes in Africa, given the families themselves usually manage the properties and live on site. Again, only a handful of rooms, with a warmth and hospitality you would only find in someone’s home.

There is usually a wide range of activities on offer, given the surrounding land is owned by the lodge. Therefore, they are very flexible for large groups or families, although individuals and couples are also welcome.

Private Houses and Villas: Perfect for families and large groups who want the privacy and flexibility of enjoying their holiday exactly as they like it. Fully staffed, with private guides and vehicles, these properties can manage wildlife activities and meal times around the group, to ensure everyone is happy. They can be found in both the wildlife areas and along the coast.

 Coastal Properties: The best places to stay are the small, boutique-style retreats. Often featuring cool Swahili designs, they provide shade from the sun, overlooking palm fringed beaches. Many have pools, which helps when the tide is out. Again, some are better suited for families with a range of activities on offer, whilst others are perfect for a quiet retreat or honeymoon.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO KENYA?

What you are looking for will dictate when you travel. Kenya is equatorial and as such it is the altitude, rather than the latitude, that determines local climates. The coast remains warm and humid, with rain peaking from April to June (the same time as the rest of the country), with shorter rains in October and November.

The Mara and the central highlands have a cooler, temperate climate, due to their elevation. Whilst warm and pleasant during the day, they can become quite cold at night. The outline below should give you an idea as to what each month offers:

 January to March: One of the hottest and driest times of the year. Little water around and, in theory, a great time for game viewing. However, temperatures can be sweltering.

 April to June: South-eastern monsoon winds bring the long rains, so much of the wildlife is giving birth in preparation for the lush vegetation that will follow. It is also a great time for birders, as the birds are in their mating plumage and wildflowers are in abundance. It can be very wet, however, and a number of the coastal properties close. This is also known as ‘the green season’.

 July to September: The best time to witness the wildebeest migration and the coolest time of the year. It can get very busy in the Mara National Reserve, so you need to pick your spot carefully. All of the other parks are easily accessible but free from the Mara’s crowds.

 October to November: One of our favourite times to go on safari and one of ours as well. The tail end of the migration may still be around, whilst the arrival of the short rains brings the countryside to life. Flora looks lush and green, rivers flow and the animal are well fed. The air is clear, bringing spectacular sunrises and sunsets; it is no surprise that many photographers prefer this time of year. This is also known as ‘mid’ or ‘shoulder’ season.

World famous national parks in Kenya (in Alphabetical order):

Famous private wildlife conservancies in Kenya:

  • Ol Jogi Conservancy
  • Borana Conservancy
  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Soysambu Conservancy
  • Sanctuary Farm Naivasha
  • Kongoni Conservancy
  • Mundui Estate Naivasha
  • Kitale Nature Conservancy
  • Hippo-point Naivasha Conservancy
  • Taita Ranch, Sangare Ranch
  • Loldia Conservancy Naivasha
  • Sossian Samburumburu
  • Oserengoni Conservancy Naivasha
  • Kigio Wildlife Conservancy Naivasha
  • Crater Lake Game Sanctuary Naivasha
  • Galana Wildlife Conservancy
  • Laikipia Nature Conservancy (Ol Ari Nyiro)
  • Loisaba Conservancy
  • Dawida Ranching Company Ltd
  • Lewa Conservancy
  • Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mara Naboisho Conservancy Masai Mara
  • Olare Motorogi conservancy Masai Mara
  • Enonkishu Conservancy Masai Mara
  • Lemek Conservancy Masai Mara
  • Mara North Conservancy Masai Mara
  • Ol kinyei conservancy Masai Mara
  • Olare Orok conservancy Masai Mara
  • Olchorro Oiroua Conservancy Masai Mara
  • Olarro Conservancy
  • Olerai Wildlife Community Conservancy
  • Golini Mwaluganje, Oloisukut Conservation
  • Mara Siana Conservamcy
  • Satao Elerai
  • Nashulai Maasai Conservancy Ngwesi
  • Jaldesa Community Conservancy
  • Kiunga Marine Community Conservancy
  • Leparua Community Conservancy
  • Lower Tana Delta Conservation Trust
  • Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy
  • Ndera Community Conservancy
  • Ngare Ndare, Pate Island Conservation Group
  • Ol-Lentile Conservancy
  • Gwasi Hills Community Forest Association
  • Sidai Oleng Wildlife Sanctuary (Kimana)
  • Lumo Wildlife Conservation Trust

Africa Safari holiday experiences in Kenya:

Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, City Tours & Things to Do in and from Nairobi with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

  • Tour Nairobi’s museums: Browse the ethnographic and archaeological exhibits of the National Museum, which lies within walking distance of the city centre. And then head out to the suburban Karen Blixen Museum, which occupies the farmhouse made famous by the nominal author’s book, Out of Africa. The Nairobi Railway Museum also covers an important chapter of the city’s history.
  • Enjoy Half Day or Full Day safari at Nairobi National Park- Nairobi’s first national park offers visitors a look at the region’s varied wildlife including wildebeest and lions. Tour the park on a jeep to see it in its entirety. Located Just 7 km south of Nairobi, it’s a quick getaway from the capital city. The park is generally dry except during the rainy season. Average day time temperature is 22oC/72oF.The park is open year-round and always accessible. Visitors must enter the park in a vehicle. The best wildlife viewing is during the dry season (July – March). The rainy season (April – June) presents some difficulties on the wet roads.The park is open from 06:00 hrs. to 21:00 hrs. daily. Get there By road – from Nairobi’s center travel via Langata Road. You can book a full day or half day excursion with Adeli Kenya Safaris.
  • Take breakfast at Giraffe Manor- Giraffe Manor is an elegant boutique hotel that’s known not just for its stately beauty but its herd of resident Rothschild’s giraffes. Breakfast at the manor and you may just see them wandering over, curious about the new faces.
  • Excursion to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is one of the leading wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centres in Kenya. If the cause is close to your heart, you can adopt an elephant and give it a new lease of life.
  • Watch various animals at Nairobi Safari Walk- Embark on an eye-opening adventure at Nairobi Safari Walk where you’ll be given a glimpse of Kenya’s rich wildlife. Bongos and albino zebras are just a couple of examples.
  • Visit the Village Market- Contrary to its name, The Village Market is a sprawling shopping and recreation complex that has over 100 shops. Dine at restaurants like Khazana and Sofra, and shop for arts and crafts, cosmetics and jewellery.
  • Nyama choma Lunch or Dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant- Carnivore is a non-vegetarian’s haven with an all-you-can-eat meat buffet. Nyama Choma or roast meat is the star here. Feast on round after round until you absolutely can’t anymore.
  • Excursion Mamba Village- Mamba Village is a crocodile farm and East Africa’s largest. You’ll be introduced to different reptile species and their role in the ecosystem. You’ll also learn facts and interesting tidbits about these powerful creatures.
  • Enjoy Sunset Paronamic view from K.I.C.C Helipad- Sunsets always look so much more beautiful from an undisturbed vantage point. K.I.C.C Helipad is the ultimate place to see the Kenya sunset, the cityscape and even Nairobi National Park in the distance.
  • Participate in ostrich racing at Maasai Ostrich Farm- Maasai Ostrich Farm organizes several activities, one of which is ostrich racing. Keep in mind that although popular here, some find it distasteful and cruel.
  • Visit Splash Water World
  • Enjoy 7D Cinema at Thika Road Mall (TRM)- Thika Road Mall is home to the city’s most advanced theatre, 7D Cinema. It provides an incredibly immersive experience complete with bubble, smoke and water spray effects.
  • Drink coffee at Java House- Savor the best of African coffee at Java House. The casual dining restaurant’s gourmet cafe culture is hugely popular among locals and tourists.
  • Shop at Maasai Market- Shopping here is one of the best things to do in Kenya. The open-air market is where you can find great things to take back home like curios, paintings, prints and fabrics.

Below is a schedule of where to catch these Jua Kali artisans and find that unique wedding gift or items for your home or wardrobe.

  1. Monday -There is usually no market on this day.
  2. Tuesday – Kijabe Street Park next to Nairobi River and Westgate (suspended )
  3. Wednesday – Capital Center along Mombasa rd
  4. Thursday – The junction Mall along Ngong road
  5. Friday – The Village market along Limuru road
  6. Saturday –The High court parking in the city Center opposite Re-Insurance Plaza
  7. Sunday –Yaya Center along Valley Road in Hurlingham
  • Enjoy Nature Walk & lunch at Karura Forest- This urban forest boasts almost all 605 wildlife species found in Nairobi along with native flora. Enjoy lunch in the forest with the wealth of life around you.
  • Eat Kenyan cuisines at Amaica Restaurant- Tuck into authentic Kenyan cuisine at Amaica Restaurant. Uji wa Wimbi (porridge), beef samosa and adventurous fare like termites are here for the sampling.
  • Drink Tusker Beer at the Brew Bistro and Lounge- When in Kenya, you absolutely must try Tusker Beer at Brew Bistro and Lounge. Pair it with a dish like a truffle chicken kiev or stuffed tuna.
  • Brown’s Cheese Factory and Farm- You’ll find some of the best natural cheese here with no additives and no colouring. Sit down for lunch and enjoy a tasting of the farm’s speciality cheeses.
  • Enjoy matatu rides- Explore Nairobi on a matatu, a popular form of public transport. These converted vans and buses painted in bright colours ferry passengers from one stop to another.
  • Day trip Hiking to Mt Longonot- Mt Longonot is a striking extinct volcano whose crater houses a lush forest. Hike to the summit and see spectacular views of Lake Naivasha.
  • Day Trip Boating at Lake Naivasha, Hell’s Gate National Park & Walk among wildlife at Crescent Island- Take in the beauty of Lake Naivasha that’s home to hundreds of species of birds. It’s also home to majestic hippos. Go on a boat ride and see nature up close.
  • River rafting at Tana- Tana River is the longest in Kenya, spanning 800 km. Discover its power by rafting across it and test your skills over several grades of rapids.
  • Hike to Mount Suswa- Mount Suswa is another volcanic mountain that’s rich in wildlife. The gradual slopes allow for a comfortable hike even for beginners. It takes about 4 hours to the summit and back.
  • A Memorable cultural Experience at Bomas of Kenya Experience what it’s like in a traditional village in Bomas of Kenya. Dance, music and crafts showcase the lifestyle of different Kenyan tribes.
  • Challenge yourself on Whitewater rafting in Sagana- Whitewater rafting, this time in the industrial town of Sagana. The sport is big here as the Sagana River – Kenya’s second longest – flows through. Book a rafting tour and enjoy a bush breakfast and an a la carte lunch.
  • Bungee jumping, Sagana- Whitewater rafting isn’t the only adventure in Sagana; bungee jumping is another and one you definitely must try. Dive from 60 meters up, free-fall and rebound for the ultimate thrill.

Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, Tours, Safaris, Activities & Things to Do in and from Great Rift Valley Lakes Region with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

  • Watch the rose pink flamingos at Lake Nakuru National Park- Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places to see flamingos. Keep in mind that flooding affects flamingos and forces them to migrate elsewhere.
  • Boat safari at Lake Naivasha- Lake Naivasha is a birdwatcher’s paradise. A boat safari will let you see the region’s birdlife including ducks, African fish eagles and Palearctic waders.
  • LAKE ELEMENTAITA SHORE – WALKING SAFARI, GUIDED (1 – 2 hours) Nature trail, view different species of trees and birds.
  • SLEEPING WARRIOR WALKING SAFARI (GUIDED CRATER WALK 3 – 4 HOURS: Climb the extinct volcano, walk half way around the crater rim, viewing different species of trees, birds and other wild animals.
  • KILIMA HIKE (GUIDED 3 – 4 HOURS HIKING) START FROM THE LODGE: CLIMB up the hill up to the summit and enjoy a fantastic view of the Rift Valley and Lake Elementaita.
  • LAKE NAIVASHA BOAT SAFARI: Enjoy a boat safari with an experienced local guide, spot big families of hippos and a big diversity of flora and fauna (approx. 1 hour)
  • CRESCENT ISLAND WALKING SAFARI: Walk among wild animals (no predators) with a local guide. A part of the movie “Out of Africa” was filmed here.
  • LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL: Known as the “bird watchers paradise”, visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats. Lots of black and white rhinos, buffalos, endangered Rothschild’s giraffe, flamingos and with some luck even lions and leopards can be seen!
  • SOYSAMBU CONSERVANCY : Located on Lake Elementaita (neighboring Sunbird Lodge), Soysambu Conservancy is home to more than 450 bird species and 10,000 mammals of over 50 species including 90+ Rothschild’s Giraffe (10% of the world’s population of this endangered species).
  • HELLS GATE NATIONAL PARK: Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers etc. make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hell’s Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from the Lodge.
  • LONGONOT HIKE: A 3.1 km trail runs from the park entrance up to the crater rim, and continues in a 7.2 km loop encircling the crater. The whole tour (gatearound the rim-gate) of 13.5 km takes about 4 – 5 hours allowing for necessary rest breaks – parts of the trail are heavily eroded and very steep. The gate is around 2150 m and the peak at 2780 m.
  • EXCURSION TO ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK: Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland characterize the Aberdare National Park. The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs and bushbucks among others. Visitors can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers and camping in the moorlands. Bird viewing is rewarding, with over 250 species of birds in the park.
  • CAMEL RIDES START WITH LUNCH AT SUNBIRD LODGE: Leave your car parked and ride into the Soysambu Conservancy for 2 nights with camels & camping and finish with lunch at Sunbird Lodge.
  • Horse Riding (Flamingo Soysambu Horse Stables: A guided horseback riding along the shore of Lake Elementaita and view birds and other wild animals in a scenic landscape.
  • Kariandusi Prehistoric Site and Museum: Discover the remains of the early man (homo erectus), stone tools and enjoy a guided nature walk.
  • Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and Museum: Located within Nakuru town, Hyrax Hill Museum depicts the lifestyle of seasonal settlement by prehistoric people at least 3,000 years old. A small museum was opened here where artifacts from the Hyrax Hill site and other sites in the Central Rift Valley are displayed.
  • Menengai Crater: A massive shield volcano with one of the biggest calderas in the world. It is the largest in Kenya and the second largest Africa. Farmland occupies its flanks. The volcano formed about 200,000 years ago.
  • Excursion to the Equator (near Subukia) On route to the equator have a short visit at a small tea and coffee plantation. Learn and discover, how tea is harvested and processed. At the equator experience the Coriolis force and if you wish you can purchase an equator certificate.   Tipp: combine with Thomson’s Falls. Self-drive No guide from the Lodge.
  • Excursion to Thomson’s Falls Thomson’s Falls is a 74 m scenic waterfall, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range. It is situated two miles from the town of Nyahururu, at 2,360 m elevation.
  • Excursion to Lake Bogoria Lake Bogoria is a saline, alkaline lake that lies in a volcanic region south of Lake Baringo, a bit north of the equator and is home at times to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser flamingos. Self-drive No guide from the Lodge.
  • Excursion to Lake Baringo Lake Baringo is, after Lake Turkana, the most northern of the Kenyan Rift Valley lakes, with a surface area of about 130 square kilometers and an elevation of about 970 meters. The lake is fed by several rivers and has no obvious outlet. The waters are assumed to seep through lake sediments into the faulted volcanic bedrock. It is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley, the other being Lake Naivasha. It lies off the beaten track in a hot and dusty setting and over 470 species of birds have been recorded there, occasionally including migrating flamingos. Self-drive No guide from the Lodge.
  • Lake Oloiden:This is one of the least popular tourist attraction sites around Naivasha, the most striking feature at Oloiden is its Flamingoes. Oloiden is also home to Kenya’s largest flower farms, tourist visiting this place can enjoy a boat ride and camp at OLoiden Camping Site a serene escape.
  • Crater Lake: The Crater Lake is a green soda lake at the bottom of an extinct volcano on the western side of Lake Naivasha and north of the village of Kongoni, it is located 10 kilometers from Naivasha town and about 90 km from Nairobi. This Lake lies within a private game sanctuary with spectacular green water. The lake attracts many flamingo, and the surrounding forests and plains have plenty of game (birds, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes and elands.). It is a good place to explore on foot as it has nature trails the vegetation around the crater.
  • Mount Longonot: About 90km from Kenya’s Capital Nairobi and 28km from Naivasha Town, Mount Longonot is one place you wouldn’t want to miss on your visit to Naivasha. Mt. Longonot is one of the places you see when driving into the Great Rift Valley as it rises from the floor of the Rift Valley and provides great views all the way to the famous Lake Naivasha. One unique feature about this mountain is the thick forest that lies within the crater of the Mountain. While here tourists can enjoy game viewing such as buffaloes, elands, lion, leopard, bushbucks, common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles.
  • Lake Elementaita: Elementaita is derived from the Maasai name “Muteita” meaning dusty place. This soda lake is located in Gilgil town between Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha. This lake is popular for its hot springs and birdlife, it is also home to a sizable population of flamingoes. The reed beds near the lake are fishing grounds for night herons and pelicans. A popular tourist destination near this lake is the kariandusi Museum.
  • Ol Karia: Olkaria is located to the south of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley right at the heart of Hell’s gate National Park. It is popular for its geothermal spa which offers recreational and therapeutic swimming with its Blue Lagoons with naturally heated water, the pools have water with temperatures ranging from 30°c to 40°c. It is the first of its kind in Africa. This is the ultimate destination for revelers, away from the hustle and bustles of the city. The breath-taking scenery creates a memorable experience.
  • Kigio Wildlife Conservancy. Kigio is wildlife conservancy center protected by the local community. It is located near Gilgil in the Great Rif Valley. This conservancy center contains diverse habitat of indigenous plant species, it is also home to over three hundred bird species including what is said to be the world’s largest population of grey-crested helmetshrikes. Besides the birds and plants, this is one place that hosts several wildlife including African buffalo, common eland, impala, waterbuck, hippopotamus, caracal, and other species of gazelle.
  • Sanctuary Horseback Safaris: This is a 500 acre spot located on the shores of the fresh water Lake Naivasha. Sanctuary Farm is the perfect place to use as a base for climbing Mt Longonot, rock climbing & gorge walking in Hell’s Gate, game viewing in Nakuru National Park. While at this farm tourist can relax around the beautiful swimming pool and watch game grazing. Activities such as horse riding, bird watching, and cycling are on site. It is a perfect getaway from the hustle and tassel of the city life.
  • Mountain biking in Naivasha- Get to know a part of the Great Rift Valley by mountain biking near Lake Naivasha. Camps and lodges rent bikes.
  • Take hot spring in Lake Bogoria- Lake Bogoria offers visitors a spectacular show of hot springs and geysers in action. Watch them shoot towards the sky in a cloud of steam.
  • Rock climbing, Fischer’s Tower at Hell’s Gate National Park- Give yourself a thrilling workout by rock climbing your way to Fischer’s Tower. You’ll be rewarded with unforgettable views.
  • Biking on Ngong Hills- Ngong Hills overlook both the Great Rift Valley and Nairobi National Park. Bike through Kibiku Forest all the way to the windmills up top.
  • Step into the land of giants at Amboseli National Park: The 392sq km (151sq mile) Amboseli National Park lies at the base of snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Wildlife includes lion, cheetah, wildebeest, hippo and gazelle, but the park is most famous for the large herds of elephant attracted by the perennial swamps. Bird-watching is popular, and visitors can learn about the local Maasai people through homestead visits.
  • Camping near Menengai Crater- The Menengai Crater is a huge extinct volcano steeped in spooky legends. Camp here and listen to fascinating folklore and history.

Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, Tours, Safaris, Activities & Things to Do in and from Maasai Mara National Reserve with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

    • Daytime or Night game drives- The famed Maasai Mara is Kenya’s most well-known jewel. Aside from big cats, elephants and hippos, it witnesses the annual wildebeest migration. See all these animals in their glory by going on a daytime or Night game drive.
    • Hot-air ballooning, Maasai Mara National Park- If you’d rather see the Maasai Mara in more entirety, a hot air balloon ride is the best way to go about it. Soar over the savannah and see nature come alive below.
    • ENJOY HIPPO POOL BREAKFAST NEAR MARA RIVER: Arriving on the banks of the world-famous Mara River, you will be met by a traditionally clad Maasai warrior who will lead you where countless hippos wallow. Once you reach a clearing, you will be offered a glass of chilled sparkling wine or fresh juice before being shown to your table, which is located in a shady grove immediately alongside the hippo pool. Beneath the trees, you will find a full display of fruit, patisserie and cereals as well as a line of chefs ready to cook eggs, bacon, sausages and chicken to your specification.
    • MARA SUNDOWNER: Please join us for a classic safari sundowner on Lookout Hill with panoramic views across the Mara plains. The event includes a sundowner with hot and cold canapés and a full bar. It’s a traditional Maasai welcome that includes being greeted by the elders as well as traditional dressing and entertainment by a local guitarist and traditional Maasai dancers (by request and subject to a fee). Beverages are charged as per consumption.
    • MARA BUSH BARBEQUE DINNER: Nothing is quite as ‘Safari’ as the traditional ‘bush dinner,’ especially when it is enlivened by the presence of a group of scarlet-clad Maasai dancers. The lantern-lit dinner begins with cocktails around the campfire. The meal will then be cooked on a blazing BBQ, accompanied by a wide range of salads and vegetables. While dessert and coffee is served, the Maasai will entertain you with songs, chants and dance displays. You’ll dine in the wild and taste safari-life at its best.
    • STAR LIT ROMANTIC DINNER: Tucked away in the majestic Maasai Mara, a secret and enchanting location sets the scene for a memorable dining experience set under African skies accompanied by the sounds of nature that will leave you blown away. Be it a honeymoon surprise, anniversary, a proposal or any special event.
    • OLOLOOLO ESCARPMENT HIKE EXPEDITION: Ololoolo escarpment forms the western boundary of the Mara triangle running along a geological fault line forming the edge of a granite plateau that rises to a height of 400 meters from the bottom. The escarpment receives more rain than the rest of the Mara triangle and lots of fresh water streams radiate from its face disappearing into the ground only to reappear in swamps lower down.  As a result of the rains a growth of thick vegetation is found to be growing along the escarpment    This terrain of the escarpment ranges from rocky crags, boulders strewn slopes and well-watered wetlands.  The icing on the cake has to be the ability to enjoy endless plains of grass of the Mara Plains which are a site to from atop the escarpment. There are several tracks along the escarpment used by the Germans during WW1. These tracks create an edge for adventure seekers.The hiking trail starts at the Ngira-re rangers out post(1645m) and gently ascends up for 4 km to a height of 1935m to reach the top (vertical height 290 Metres). The hiking takes 1- 2.5 hours ascending and 1 hour descending.
    • Build a Fire Maasai Style: Famed for their fire building skills, in this experience, Maasai warriors will teach you how to build a fire using traditional techniques and explain how this is so important to their daily lives.
    • Organic Garden TourThe rich volcanic soil of the escarpment provides an excellent foundation for our organic garden. We have a cleverly designed irrigation system, rainwater collection and crop rotation process to ensure fresh produce all year round. Enjoy a tour of the garden and sustainable farming plot and meet our talented gardener. You may even get the chance to pick your own fruit or veg for your dinner!
    • Quad Bike Adventure: A thrilling ride through the African Bush. Take in the incredible views from the escarpment and see the wildlife from a completely different perspective. Ride past giraffes, elephants and zebra and go deeper into the bush for an unforgettable experience.
    • Bush Dinner: Indulge in fine dining under the twinkling stars of the African sky. It’s a wonderful al fresco dining experience overlooking the Mara open plains — add an extra memorable touch with traditional Maasai entertainment around the bonfire and listen to stories of the Masai.
    • Maasai Mara camping safari- Camp in the Maasai Mara and feel life ebb and flow around you. There are several camping tours available with some sites overlooking the Mara River and the plains.
    • Horseback safaris Maasai Mara National Park- A jeep safari is the best way to get around Maasai Mara National Park. However, you can opt for a horseback safari too with professional guides and horsemen leading the way.
    • Wildebeest great migration in Mara- The annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara is a world-famous event. If you’re here from July to October, make sure you catch this fascinating affair.
    • Helicopter safaris in Mara- Whizz over the Maasai Mara in a thrilling helicopter ride. It’s a great opportunity to engage in some aerial photography too. You also get to meet native tribes and learn about their culture.
    • Visit a Maasai village to mingle with Maasai community- The Maasai live near the famous Maasai Mara National Park. Find out about their customs and culture by visiting a Maasai village.
    • Celebrate the sunset with Maasai warriors- As the sun sets, see Maasai warriors come together in celebration at Angama Mara lodge. Join them in song and dance and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life.
    • Witness lions near Mara River at Mara River Camp- Live close to the wild without giving up modern comforts at Mara River Camp. Head to the Mara River for an opportunity to see lions crossing the waters.
  • Explore the open Savanna on foot – Walking safaris: Reconnect with your spirit of adventure and follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers and local herdsmen on a once-in-a-lifetime guided walking safari. Heighten your senses without the hum of the safari vehicle … listen to the crickets, breathe the fresh air, view the limitless horizon and appreciate the African soil on the soles of your shoes.
  • Recreate your favourite scene from Out of Africa:Out of Africa, the epic film that made the entire world fall in love with Kenya recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Avid film fanatics and romantics at heart can retrace the steps of Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and visit the exact locations of some of the movie’s most famous scenes.
  • Photograph lions in ‘Big Cat Diary’ territory: The Masai Mara boasts one of the highest lion densities in the world, so it should come as no surprise that the world-famous nature documentary, Big Cat Diary, is filmed in the Mara. Set out in search of the legendary Marsh pride.

  • Dust off your lens & perfect your photography skills on Photographic Safari: Be the envy of the Mara in one of our state-of-the-art, fully-customised photographic safari vehicles. They boast unobstructed views, 360° degree swivel chairs, a fully-stocked personal bar and air conditioning – this is the ultimate photographic experience and the wildlife certainly plays its part as photographic subjects.

Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, City Tours & Things to Do in and from Mombasa with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

  • Take a picture at Mombasa Tusks- The entrance to Mombasa is unlike anything else. Massive aluminium structures shaped into elephant tusks greet visitors entering the city – a perfect photo opportunity.
  • Visit Fort Jesus- Fort Jesus is a 16th-century fort built by the Portuguese. See archaeological finds from the fort and surrounding areas including the wreck of Santo Antonio de Tanna.
  • Go scuba diving and snorkelling at Mombasa Marine Park- Witness the incredible colours and beauty of the marine world at Mombasa Marine Park while scuba diving and snorkelling. Seagrass, turtles and coral are just a few of the marvels to see here.
  • Take a trip by dhow to Wasini Island- Sail from Mombasa to Wasini Island in a traditional dhow. You may just get to see dolphins swimming alongside! Dine on fresh seafood and engage in a bit of snorkelling too.
  • Visit Shimba Hills National Reserve- Shimba Hills National Reserve is a paradise teeming with animals and plant life. Go on a game viewing tour, which is one of the best things to do in Kenya. You get an in-depth look at the country’s diverse wildlife.
  • Enjoy BBQ at Nguuni Nature Sanctuary Adventures- A picnic at Nguuni Nature Sanctuary Adventures is a great way to appreciate Mombasa’s wildlife. Enjoy a barbecue while taking in the beautiful scenery. Keep an eye out for native birds, giraffes and elands who make their home here.
  • Drink coffee in Jahazi Coffee House- This is a terrific place to unwind and enjoy fresh juices, shakes, smoothies and, of course, coffee. Affordable prices and a very relaxed ambience make Jahazi Coffee House a must-visit spot in Mombasa.
  • Try Swahili dishes at Blue Room Restaurant- Blue Room is a happening joint that lets you savour the best of Swahili cuisine. Ugali, mutton choma, grilled meats – take your pick and have a feast.
  • Camel rides at Pirates Beach- Pirates Beach is a public beach that draws a sizable number of visitors. Camel rides are organized here although swimming and lounging under the sun are the best pastimes.
  • Take a ferry ride at South Coast- See the South Coast from a larger perspective by taking a ferry ride. It’s a relaxing way to see this side of Kenya and offers a great scope for photography.
  • Go cruising in a Tamarind Dhow- A coastal cruise combined with a delicious lunch or dinner is one of the top things to do in Kenya. You can enjoy a seafood platter or opt for a succulent fillet steak followed by fresh fruits and Kenyan coffee.
  • Trip to Haller Park- Haller Park is a testament to mankind’s ingenuity and determination. Once a limestone quarry, it now supports a rich ecosystem with wildlife, birds and plant life.
  • Sunset at Mombasa Island- Take a trip to Mombasa Island to watch the sunset in a blaze of fiery colours. The island is connected by a causeway to the mainland.
  • Rock climbing at Tsavo East National Park
  • Forty Thieves Beach Bar- Laid-back and with activities to satisfy any traveller, Forty Thieves Beach Bar offers water sports, skydiving, touch rugby and more. Try the Healthy Monty breakfast and wash it down with Kenyan coffee.
  • Akamba Handicrafts Cooperative- Shop for lovely Kenyan handicrafts at Akamba Handicrafts Cooperative. It has a selection of terrific finds such as sculptures, carvings, masks and ornaments.

Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, Tours, Safaris, Activities & Things to Do in and from kIsumu with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

  • Fishing at the shores of Lake Victoria at Dunga Hill Camp- Watch fishermen make their catch at Lake Victoria near Dunga Hill Camp. Witnessing locals go about their daily lives is a nice way to spend the day.
  • Watch beautiful sunset and hippos from Hippo Point- This exclusive wildlife conservancy is a terrific place to appreciate a sunset and see hippos. It has over 1,000 resident animals and 350 species of birds.
  • Eat delicious fish at Lwang’ Ni Beach- You can’t visit Lwang’ Ni Beach and not feast on tasty fresh fish. The long queues at the eateries are a testament to its great taste!
  • Spot various species of birds at Kiboko Bay- Kiboko Bay Resort is an amazing place to stay for couples and families. It offers excellent bird-watching opportunities from its viewing deck that extends to Lake Victoria.
  • Visit Kisumu Museum- Take a tour of Kenya’s cultural history at Kisumu Museum. See flora and fauna species, Luo artefacts and even a Luo homestead.
  • Shop at Kibuye Market- Kibuye Market is large, lively and just the place to shop for bargain clothing, footwear and traditional items. It’s open day and night.
  • Kisumu Impala Sanctuary, Kisumu- Kisumu Impala Sanctuary is the best place to see graceful impalas. The sanctuary is also home to big cats and primates. Camp here to thoroughly enjoy the abundant wildlife.
  • Visit Kit Mikayi – standing rocks- Kit Mikayi is an imposing formation of rocks standing about 40 meters high. Legend has it that the rocks were the love interest of an old man.
  • Take a walking safari to watch crocodiles at Ndere Island National Park- Ndere Island National Park is situated on a small island and is inhabited by Nile crocodiles and other wildlife. Go on a walking tour to see the majestic reptiles up close.
  • Take bird safaris and a leisure safari at Ruma National Park- Ruma National Park is Kenya’s last sanctuary for the roan antelope, an endangered species. Take a tour of the park to see these majestic animals as well as native birds.

Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, Tours, Safaris, Activities & Things to Do in and from Lamu Island with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

  • Explore the narrow streets of Lamu Island- Lamu Island is an incredibly interesting place with no roads and only alleyways. Explore Old Town with its unhurried pace of life and old world charm.
  • Hiring a dhow for a leisurely cruise around the archipelago is a must-do- A dhow is the only way to explore the Lamu Archipelago. Visit Manda Island, Pate Island and Kiwayu Island to appreciate its various facets.
  • Stay at a beautiful Swahili townhouse- Forget hotels; rent a Swahili townhouse to get a deeper sense of Lamu Island’s way of life. Swahili beds, a Makuti canopy – it doesn’t get better than this.
  • Sunset gaze on Manda Island- Manda Island boasts new luxury homes and resorts alongside the ruined town of Takwa. Explore the island and wait for evening when the sun sets in a rainbow of colours.
  • Visit the ruined city of Takwa- Takwa was abandoned in the 18th century. Today, it draws tourists from all over eager to see the remains of a time long gone.
  • Participate in Bao competition at Lamu Cultural Festival- Attend the Lamu Cultural Festival and participate in Bao, an old strategy board game. Dhow races, swimming and a cross-country challenge are also organized.

Other Best & Fun Excursions, Day Trips, Tours, Safaris, Activities & Things to Do in Kenya with Adeli Kenya Safaris:

    • Skydiving, Diani Beach- Skydive over Diani Beach and watch the Kenyan coastline get closer as you free fall. Choose between solo and tandem jumps.
    • Snorkelling, Malindi- Malindi’s tropical beaches invite you to a session of snorkelling. See colourful coral and a rich marine life that includes sea urchins, sea anemones and groupers.
    • Paragliding, Kerio Valley, Eldore- Paraglide over Kerio Valley in the Great Rift Valley. The region is beautiful in its isolation.
    • Windsurfing, Kenyan coast- The Kenyan coastline allows for terrific windsurfing opportunities. Experienced instructors are available for coaching beginners.
    • Kitesurfing, Watamu Beach- This is one of the most exciting things to do in Kenya and you can’t miss it. Cruise, jump and flip over the water for the ultimate thrill.
    • Jet skiing, Diani Beach- Another water sport that gives the best adrenaline rush is jet skiing, and Diani Beach is the perfect venue for it. Hire a jet ski and zip along the water.
    • Stand-up paddle-boarding, Malindi- See if you can hold yourself on a paddleboard standing up. Head to Malindi to test your skills.
    • Scuba diving, Malindi- More Malindi fun but this time with scuba diving. See what the Kenyan marine life looks like and swim alongside turtles, fishes and crustaceans.
    • Stay at Rusinga Island Lodge- Live in luxury at Rusinga Island Lodge. Enjoy spa treatments, go fishing and relax in the expansive garden.
    • The View Point at Iten- Head up to the View Point at Iten to see landmarks in Kerio Valley such as Kerio River and Lake Kamnarok.
    • Explore the Gedi Ruins- The Gedi Ruins speak of an advanced ancient city with toilets and running water. Discover its secrets and wonders on a tour.
    • Hike to Mount Kenya A rainforest, bamboos, moorlands – Mount Kenya is a varied mountain with limitless things to see. Go on a hike and take your time exploring it.
    • Explore the wildlife at Watamu Marine National Park- See a huge variety of marine life in one place at Watamu Marine National Park. You can go snorkelling, water skiing and windsurfing.
    • Aberdare National Park- You’re in the midst of wildlife at Aberdare National Park. Elephants, servals and spotted hyenas make their home here and are fairly easily seen.
    • Mount Elgon trekking- Trekking Mount Elgon is one of the best things to do in Kenya. The extinct volcano features abundant birdlife and stunning landscapes.
    • Kakamega Forest walks- Experience what it’s like to be in a tropical rainforest by going on a walk in Kakamega Forest. It’s teeming with all types of life including bush pigs and pottos.
    • Explore Malindi and Watamu on two wheels- There’s no better way to immerse yourself in Malindi and Watamu than on two wheels. There are bike rentals you can approach.
    • Whitewater rafting, Ewaso Ng’iro River- Challenge yourself by white water rafting in Ewaso Ng’iro River. The rapids range from class I to V.
    • Understand the mystery and strange lifestyles of the smallest tribes of Kenya El Molo villages- The El Molo may be the smallest tribe in Kenya but they have a rich culture. Learn about them and their customs with a visit.
    • The Chalbi Desert and Turkana- It’s survival of the fittest at the Chalbi Desert and Lake Turkana. Check out the arid landscape and raw beauty by touring these Kenyan gems.
    • Visit Saiwa Swamp National Park- Finish your visit to Kenya with a trip to Saiwa Swamp National Park. De Brazza’s monkeys and Sitatunga antelopes are some of the rare animals found here.
  • Pay a visit to Laikipia Plateau: Discover a recent conservation success where former farmland has been opened up as game sanctuaries and stocked with big game including the Big Five: elephant, buffalo, lion, rhino and leopard. The old farmsteads here have been converted into delightful, luxurious accommodations. This vast wilderness area remains largely underexplored by tourists.
  • Quaff high tea at Elsamere: Situated on the shores of Lake Naivasha, the former home of Joy Adamson (of Born Free fame) is now a museum and conservation research centre. Set in grounds teeming with birds – and home to a group of handsome colobus monkeys – Elsamere also serves excellent high tea.
    • Shop until you drop in Mombasa: Biashara Street is a great place to buy traditional kikoy and khanga clothing. Makupa Market, off Mwembe Tayari, is the main city market. Serious souvenir shoppers should also head for the Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Village, where disabled men and women produce high-quality leatherwork, jewellery and other crafts.
    • Stay a night at Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary: Situated a short distance from the main highway between Nairobi and Mombasa, this small private sanctuary bordering the vast Tsavo National Park doubles as a luxury hotel and well-positioned hide, overlooking a salt lick and a waterhole that frequently attracts aggregations of a hundred or more elephants.
    • Take the road less travelled to Lake Turkana: In the barren northern reaches of Kenya, Lake Turkana is a strange and beautiful oasis, known to locals as the Jade Sea due to its size and striking colour. The lake provides great fishing, while its islands have healthy crocodile and hippo populations. The semi-nomadic Turkana tribe are just as interesting as the lake itself. Some of the best hotels here are Eliye Springs & Cradle Camp.
    • Visit Ol Pejeta Conservancy -A Refuge for Chimpanzees, Rhinos & More: In an ironic twist of fate, Ol Pejeta, at one time a cattle ranch, is now a private reserve devoted to saving and protecting animals. Those animals include the largest population of black rhinos (111) in East Africa. And, the only two surviving northern white rhinos… the last on the planet, live here. Here too, is the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary – the only place in Kenya where you can enjoy the antics of these lively and intelligent creatures. Created as a partnership between the conservancy, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Jane Goodall Institute, this sanctuary rescues orphaned and abandoned chimpanzees from across Africa. Just a 3-hour drive from Nairobi, Ol Pejeta is home to all of the “Big Five” wildlife and has one of the highest predator densities of big cats in Kenya. There’s a good chance you’ll see lions on your game drives as the six prides here offer a population of 72 of the great felines.
  • Tsavo East National Park – Wild, Rugged and Teeming with Wildlife:

Find yourself in an endless stretch of grasslands and savannah. You are in the true wilderness of Tsavo East National Park – the largest park in Kenya and one of the oldest. Great herds of elephants roll in the red-dust soil here and gather at essential watering holes to sustain life. The images of these giants spraying each other is one of delight and never to be forgotten. The park’s sparse foliage allows for easier wildlife spotting and it’s not uncommon to come upon the unique Tsavo lions whose adult males lack the familiar manes.

  • Tsavo West National Park – An Ancient Wild Beauty: Everything about Tsavo West National Park is extreme and striking. The contours and variety of its land, the deep colors of desert, sky and springs, and the surprise of nearby wildlife emerging from the scrub.The park is an immense panorama of savannah broken by dark volcanic lava beds, unexpected vistas, ancient baobab trees and lush oases fed by underground springs. You can find Africa’s “big five” here in the dense foliage searching for game and sustenance as they have for millions of years. The famous Tsavo lions and herds of red dust elephants are unique to this land. In fact, Tsavo hosts Kenya’s largest elephant population. Keep your eyes open for giraffe as they feast on the treetops and don’t be surprised to see buffalo, leopard and rhino as well, especially at the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary. Some 80 of these endangered creatures live protected here.
  • Meru National Park – So Few Tourists, So Much Wildlife: There are 13 rivers in Meru National Park, lots of rainfall, dense jungle, verdant swamp and endless green rolling hills. In short, this park is wild and beautiful. There’s also lots of space here because Meru is an underrated park with few visitors. Which means it is uncrowded, unspoilt and you’re likely to have much of it to yourself. That is, you and the lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah, black and white rhino, zebra, crocodiles and hippos. And over 400 species of birds like falcon, woodpecker, starlings, kingfisher and sunbirds which inhabit the river areas. But what should be the official bird of Meru, would be the phoenix. Because like the phoenix, this wonderous park has risen from the dead. Literally.

LEARN MORE ABOUT NAIROBI green city in the sun, capital city of kenya, & leading east African economic & diplomatic hub.

Tallest skyscrapers in Nairobi:

  • Pinnacle Towers 274 m (899 ft)
  • UAP Tower 163 m (535 ft)
  • Times Tower 140 m (460 ft)
  • Teleposta Towers 120 m (390 ft)
  • Kenyatta International Conference Centre 105 m (344 ft)
  • NSSF Building 103 m (338 ft)
  • I&M Bank Tower 100 m (330 ft)
  • Nyayo House 84 m (276 ft)
  • Cooperative Bank House 83 m (272 ft)
  • National Bank House 82 m (269 ft)
  • Hazina Towers 81 m (266 ft)
  • Rahimtulla Tower 80 m (260 ft)

Shopping Malls are also being constructed like the recently completed Garden city Mall, Centum’s Two rivers Mall, The Hub in Karen, Karen waterfront, Thika Greens, and the recently reconstructed Westgate Mall. High-class residential apartments for living are coming up like Le Mac towers, a residential tower in Westlands Nairobi with 23 floors.

Avic International is also putting up a total of four residential apartments on Waiyaki way: a 28-level tower, two 24-level towers, and a 25-level tower. Hotel towers are also being erected in the city. Avic International is putting up a 30-level hotel tower of 141m in the Westlands. The hotel tower will be operated by Marriot group. Jabavu limited is constructing a 35 floor hotel tower in Upper Hill which will be high over 140 metres in the city skyline.

Arcon Group Africa has also announced plans to erect a skyscraper in Upper hill which will have 66 floors and tower over 290 metres, further cementing Upper hill as the preferred metropolis for multinational corporations launching their operations in the Kenyan capital.

Nairobi County has seventeen constituencies:

Constituency name may differ from division name, such that Starehe Constituency is equal to Central Division, Lang’ata Constituency to Kibera division, and Kamukunji Constituency to Pumwani Division in terms of boundaries.

Nairobi is divided into seventeen constituencies and eighty five wards, mostly named after residential estates. Kibera Division, for example, includes Kibera (Kenya’s largest slum) as well as affluent estates of Karen and Langata.

  • Westlands Kitisuru · Parklands/Highridge · Karura · Kangemi · Mountain View
  • Dagoretti North Kilimani · Kawangware · Gatina · Kileleshwa · Kabiro ·
  • Dagoretti South Mutu-ini · Ngand’o · Riruta · Uthiru/Ruthimitu · Waithaka ·
  • Langata Karen · Nairobi West · Ngumo · South C · Nyayo Highrise ·
  • Kibra Laini Saba · Lindi · Makina · Woodley/ Kenyatta Golf Course · Sarang’ombe ·
  • Roysambu Roysambu · Garden Estate · Muthaiga · Ridgeways · Githurai · Kahawa West · Zimmermann · Kahawa
  • Kasarani Clay City · Mwiki · Kasarani · Njiru · Ruai
  • Ruaraka Babadogo · Utalii · Mathare North · Lucky Summer · Korogocho ·
  • Embakasi South Imara Daima · Kwa Njenga · Kwa Reuben · Pipeline · Kware ·
  • Embakasi North Kariobangi North · Dandora Area I · Dandora Area II · Dandora Area III · Dandora Area IV ·
  • Embakasi Central Kayole North · Kayole North Central · Kayole South · Komarock · Matopeni/ Spring Valley ·
  • Embakasi East Upper Savanna · Lower Savanna · Embakasi · Utawala · Mihang’o ·
  • Embakasi West Umoja I · Umoja II · Mowlem · Kariobangi South ·
  • Makadara Maringo/ Hamza · Viwandani · Harambee · Makongeni · Mbotela
  • Kamukunji Pumwani · Eastleigh North · Eastleigh South · Airbase · California ·
  • Starehe Nairobi Central · Ngara · Pangani · Ziwani/ Kariokor · Landimawe · Nairobi South ·
  • Mathare Hospital · Mabatini · Huruma · Ngei · Mlango Kubwa · Kiamaiko ·

Embassies & High Commissions In Nairobi:

  • Australia, Riverside Drive (400 meters off Chiromo Road).
  • Austria, Off Limuru Road, Opposite Muthaiga Mini Market.
  • China, Woodlands Rd.
  • Cyprus, International House 6th Floor Mama Ngina Street.
  • Djibouti, Mama Ngina St.
  • Egypt, Othaya Road off Gitanga Road, Kileleshwa.
  • Eritrea, 2nd Floor, New Rehema House Raphta Road, Westlands.
  • Ethiopia, State House Ave.
  • France, Barclays Plaza building 9th floor.t
  • Greece, 13F Nation Tower, Kimathi St.
  • Indonesia, Menengai Road, Upper Hill P.O.Box 48868 Nairobi.
  • India, Harambee Ave.
  • Israel, Bishop Roda.
  • Japan, Mara Rd, Upper Hill.
  • Republic of Korea, 15F Anniversary Towers, University Way.
  • Nigeria, Lenana Rd, Kilimani.
  • Serbia, State House Ave,
  • Spain, CBA Building, 3rd floor, Mara & Ragati Road, Upper Hill.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Upper Hill Road.
  • United States of America, UN Avenue.

Adeli Kenya Safaris, best tour company in Kenya, best safari company in Kenya, best tour operator in Kenya, best travel company in kenya, best travel agency in kenya, best kenya safari company, nairobi safaris, nairobi kenya safaris, kenya safaris, safari in kenya, kenya wildlife safaris, kenya safari tour, kenya tours, Best responsible tours and travel agency in kenya, Best responsible tours and travel company in Tanzania, Best responsible tours and travel company in Zanzibar, Best responsible tours and travel company in Uganda, Best responsible tours and travel company in Rwanda, Best responsible tours and travel company in Botswana, Best responsible tours and travel company in Namibia, Best responsible tours and travel company in South Africa, Best responsible tours and travel company in Mauritius, Best responsible tours and travel company in Seychelles, Best responsible tours and travel company in Madagascar, Best responsible tours and travel company in Mozambique, Best responsible tours and travel company in Egypt, Best responsible tours and travel company in Israel, Best responsible tours and travel company in Thailand, Best responsible tours and travel company in East Africa, Best responsible tours and travel company in Eastern Africa, Best responsible tours and travel company in Africa, Best responsible tours and travel company in the world, Best responsible tours and travel company in Thailand, Best responsible tours and travel company in Malaysia, Best responsible tours and travel company in Croatia, Best responsible tours and travel company in Vietnam, Best responsible tours and travel company in Dubai, Best responsible tours and travel company in Singapore, Best responsible tours and travel company in Brazil, Best responsible tours and travel company in America, Best responsible tours and travel company in Canada, Best responsible tours and travel company in Europe, Best responsible tours and travel company in Greece, Best responsible tours and travel company in Turkey, Best responsible tours and travel company in Faroe Islands, Best responsible tours and travel company in Morocco, What is ecotourism, responsible travel, best green tourism company in kenya, best sustainale travel company in kenya, best ecotourism ompany in kenya, best sustainable travel practices, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Nairobi, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Mombasa, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Nakuru, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Naivasha, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Maasai Mara, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Kisumu, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Amboseli, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Tsavo West, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Tsavo West, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Samburu, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Tanzania, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Zanzibar, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Uganda, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Uganda, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Rwanda, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Mauritius, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Seychelles, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in South Africa,  best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Mozambique, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Madagascar, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Zambia, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Israel, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Dubai, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Thailand, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Greece, best things to to do in kenya, best things to to do in Santorini, best Tour Operator in Kenya, bestTour Operators in Nairobi, Tours in Kenya, Travel Agency in Nairobi, safari, kenya safari, kenya tours, tours and travel kenya, eco safaris, ecotourism, eco tourism, responsible travel, green tourism, agro tourism, east african safari air, kenya tanzania tours, africa tours, masaimara safari, tanzania safari, kenya travel, africa safari, nairobi safari, kenya safari tours, african safari, kenya safaris from nairobi, kenya wildlife safari, serengeti safari tour, safar tours & travels, best tour operators, luxury african safari tours, best african safari for seniors, african safari and beach package holidays, africa safari camp, kenya safari packages, kenya safari holidays, uganda safari packages, best places to go on safari in africa, best african safari itinerary, kenya wildlife safari packages, deal africa, travel operators, tour africa safaris kenya, luxury safari company, east african safari packages, safari travel companies, top safari tour operators, african safari travel agent, africa travel deals, trip safari, best safari experience, african safari photography, kenya holidays 2018, kenya safaris from nairobi, kenya safari, kenya holiday packages, kenya holidays, weekend getaways in nairobi, holiday destinations in kenya, weekend getaways in kenya, kenya safari holidays, tours and travel kenya, domestic holiday packages in kenya, kenya safari packages, tour operators in kenya, kenya destinations, kenya holidays 2017, kenya travel, kenya tours, tours and travel companies in kenya, kenya safari tours, safari kenya, kenya holidays 2018, kenya safari prices, holidays in kenya, travel agencies in kenya, dubai holiday packages from kenya, cheap holiday packages in kenya, cheap holiday destinations in kenya, getaways in kenya, kenya safari all inclusive packages, kenya all inclusive resorts,  cheap january holiday deals, dubai holiday packages from dubai, vacation places in kenya, affordable holiday destinations in kenya, holiday getaways in kenya, trip kenya, kenya safari beach holidays, kenya safari vacation packages, travel package holidays, best travel package deals, trip to kenya safari, kenya’s best DMC, Kenya’s best tour operator ‘ Kenya’s best travel agency , Africa’s best DMC , Africa’ best tour operator , best kenya tour companies, luxury tour companies in kenya ,  why I love kenya , #whyilovekenya , join up safaris kenya , budget safaris in kenya , flying packages kenya , beach safaris in kenya , top rated tour companies in kenya , rooftent camping in kenya, safaribookings ,  tripadvisor, photography safaris in kenya , , best Tanzania safaris , kenya and Tanzania safaris , Tanzania road safaris , Tanzania flying packages, dubai packages , south Africa holiday packages, Seychelles holiday packages , Mauritius holiday packages , easter holiday packages , Christmas holiday packages , Wildebeest migration, kenya wildebeest migration, wildebeest migration kenya, wildebeest migration in Kenya, masaimara national reserve, travel kenya, traveling to kenya, travelling to kenya, kenya travel advisory, kenya travel advice, travel in kenya, travel agents in kenya, travelling in kenya, traveling in kenya, kenya travel agents, travel to kenya advice, travel advice to kenya, travel agents kenya, travel advisory to kenya, travel agency kenya, travel advisor kenya, travel alerts kenya, travel agencies kenya, kenya travel agencies, travel deals kenya, travel diaries kenya, kenya travel tips, tour operators in kenya, kenya tours and safaris, tours in kenya, tours and travel kenya, tours kenya, tours of kenya, kenya tour companies, tours and travel in kenya, tour to kenya, kenya tours and travel companies, kenya wildlife tours, tours and travels in kenya, trip to kenya, trips to kenya, kenya trip, kenya trips, trip to kenya Africa, trip advisor kenya, kenya trip advisor, visit kenya, visiting kenya, kenya visit, where to visit in kenya, why do people visit kenya, kenya tourism, tourism in kenya, tourism kenya, tourism of kenya, kenya and tourism, kenya safaris, safaris in kenya, safaris kenya, kenya lodge safaris, african safaris kenya lodge safaris kenya, safaris to kenya, kenya camping safaris, kenya african safaris, camping safaris kenya, kenya tourist attraction, tourists in kenya, tourist attraction in kenya tourist spots in kenya, kenya tourists, kenya tourist spots, why do tourists visit kenya, kenya holiday, holidays in kenya, holidays to kenya, kenya holidays, holiday in kenya, holidays kenya, holiday to kenya, holiday kenya, kenya travel guide, travel guide kenya, kenya guide, travel guide to kenya, kenya information guide, kenya tour packages, kenya holiday packages, kenya vacation packages, kenya packages, holiday packages in kenya, kenya travel packages, holiday packages kenya, kenya package, kenya holiday package, kenya tour package, kenya package holidays, travel packages kenya, kenya safaris packages, places to visit in kenya, kenya places to visit, best places to visit in kenya, tourist places in kenya, places to see in kenya, kenya tourist places, places in kenya to visit, places to visit kenya, go kenya tours, go kenya, places to go in kenya, go to kenya, where to go in kenya, going to kenya, why do people go to kenya, why go to kenya, information on kenya, kenya information, kenya travel information, information kenya, information of kenya, holiday destinations in kenya, kenya destinations, tourist destinations in kenya, kenya holiday destinations, kenya tourist destinations, best holiday destinations in kenya, kenya as a tourist destination, holiday destinations kenya, blogs in kenya, travel blog kenya, kenya blogs, blogs travel to kenya, safaris in kenya, kenya safaris, safaris kenya, safaris to kenya, car hire Nairobi, car hire in Nairobi, nairobi car hire, car hire services in Nairobi, car hire kenya Nairobi, car hire companies in Nairobi, car hire nairobi kenya, cars for hire in Nairobi, car hire in kenya Nairobi, car hire services Nairobi, cheap car hire Nairobi, nairobi car hire services, car hire in nairobi kenya, car hire companies in nairobi kenya, car for hire in Nairobi, car hire companies Nairobi, 4wd car hire Nairobi, cheap car hire in Nairobi, car hires in Nairobi, nairobi airport car hire, 4×4 car hire Nairobi, car hire market, cars for hire nairobi , car hire Mombasa, car for hire Nairobi, car hire uganda , 4×4 hire Nairobi, car hire Tanzania, 4×4 car hire dar es salaam, 4×4 car hire Tanzania, car hire kenya, 4×4 car hire kenya, car hire in kenya , kenya car hire, 4×4 car hire Uganda, 4×4 car hire Arusha, kenya tours and safaris, tours in kenya, tours and travels in kenya, tours kenya, tours of kenya, tours to kenya, go kenya tours, tour to kenya , car hire companies in kenya , 4wd car hire kenya, go kenya tours and safaris, kenya wildlife tours, car hire services in kenya, terminal tours kenya, kenya tanzania tours, tours and travel in kenya , kenya budget tours , tours and travel jobs in kenya, tours and safaris in kenya , kenya adventure tours, tours kenya Tanzania, tour operators, tanzania tour operators, tours and travel kenya, tour operators in Tanzania, top tour operators, african tour operators, tour firms in kenya , car hire kenya rates , car hire in kenya prices, kenya car hire services, mombasa tour operators, cars for hire in kenya, car hire kenya prices, kenya safaris, car hire business in kenya, tour kenya, kenya wildlife safaris, safaris to kenya, kenya camping safaris, wildlife safaris kenya, african safaris kenya, kenya budget safaris, safaris kenya, kenya tanzania safaris, kenya african safaris, tour companies in kenya, kenya car hire companies, car hire services kenya, cheap car hire in kenya, tours and travel companies in kenya, tour and travel companies in kenya, kenya tour companies, executive car hire kenya, tour companies kenya, wildlife kenya safaris, safaris in kenya, travel companies in kenya , tourism companies in kenya, kenya tours and travel companies, tours and safaris companies in kenya, companies in kenya, list of companies dealing with travel tours in kenya, kenya tour, tours companies in kenya, list of tour companies in kenya, best companies in kenya, kenya companies, 4×4 camping, 4×4 holidays, camping 4×4, 4×4 excursion, kenya tours,kenya best hotels,best hotels in kenya,kenyahotels,honeymoon destinations in kenya, 4×4 kenya, Rooftemt camping in kenya, rooftent hire in kenya, Nairobi safari tours, mombasa safari tours, amboseli safari tours, nakuru safari tours, naivasha safari tours, lake bogoria safari tours, lake baringo safari tours, maasai mara safari tours, tsavo east safari tours, tsavo west safari tours, samburu safari tours, ol pejeta conservancy safari tours, aberdare national park safari tours.

 

Scroll to Top