A Guide To Nairobi – Kenya’s Capital City

Samburu National Park, Northern Kenya

Samburu National Park, Northern Kenya

Whether you are visiting Nairobi for a short holiday, here on a business trip or coming to live for a few years for work, we’re sure you’re going to love this vibrant, exciting city where the sun always shines….

If you’re trying to decide whether or not Nairobi is the place for you and your family – look no further, and hear some of the reasons why people love Kenya….

Safaris and wildlife
Being home to Walt Disney’s “Lion King”, it would be a shame not to spend at least a few days going on a safari here. There are so many game-parks throughout this beautiful country; with each one having it’s own unique landscape, flora and fauna. Seeing the big 5 is the attraction for many visitors, which means; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. In addition to the big 5, you’ll be sure to see an incredible variety of wildlife roaming freely through the open savannah. There are too many animals to mention here, but you’ll be sure to see many species of gazelle and antelope, zebra, different types of wild cats including cheetah, mongoose, monkey, bat eared fox, warthog, hyena, hippo, crocodile, crested crane and the extraordinary sight of lakes, literally pink with huge numbers of flamingo.

Wildebeest Migration
One of the most amazing wildlife spectacles in the world is the annual wildebeest migration which happens in the Masai Mara game reserve. Literally millions of these ungainly creatures attempt to cross the Mara River and escape the snapping jaws of hungry crocodiles. The sight and sound of this incredible event is one that will last with you for a lifetime.

Golf

Kenya is a golfers paradise; year long sunshine with a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold, there are almost 40 beautiful courses to choose from. Tropical vegetation surrounding perfectly manicured greens – what could be better?

Mount Kenya
This is the second highest mountain in Africa being 5,199m above sea level. It offers a 3-5 day mountaineering experience to the top of the snow-capped peak. Some say it’s a more interesting climb that the neighbouring Kilimanjaro and this is no easy climb! Before undertaking a climb of this magnitude, climbers must be fully prepared.

Kenya’s Landscapes
Among the most diverse and dramatic on the African continent. The eco-systems range from vibrant coastal marine parks, indigenous forest in western Kenya (Kakamega), afro-alpine moorland, wetlands, savannahs, teeming with large mammals and in the North there are wild scant deserts, great for camel trekking and wilderness tours.

The People of Kenya
Last, but not in any way least, is the beauty of the Kenyan people. As diverse as the landscapes they live in, the Kenyan people are vibrant and beautiful. Among the many other tribes, the colourful Masai and Samburu tribesmen and women, retain traditions that date back to the origins of mankind itself. Nomadic and regal, they continue to live in perfect harmony with their natural environment.

So, whatever your interest, you can be sure that Kenya has plenty of things to do and will provide a wonderfully colourful, relaxing, exciting and fun filled time.