Situated at the heart of East Africa, Kenya is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi, a vibrant city boasting numerous tourist attractions.
Kenya is well known for its palm-lined beaches at the Indian Ocean and is a top wildlife destination with well-maintained reserves and national parks. The famous "Big Five" can be spotted, especially in the Masai Mara: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant. It is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 1 000 species recorded.
Kenya is one of the sunniest countries in the world. Divided by the equator, Kenya is characterized by a tropical climate. More inland and at higher grounds however, it can be quite cool in the early morning period and at night.
Warm and friendly people, a large number of colorful tribes, beautiful beaches and excellent game viewing: Kenya is one the world’s top holiday destinations!
Diani Beach has been voted into the top 10 beaches worldwide several times. And this is well deserved: an idyllic white sand, palm-fringed beach at the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Simply the perfect place under the sun. Not only ideal for relaxation, but also for different water sports like snorkeling, diving, fishing, (wind) surfing….
Around the beach road there are some small shopping malls and restaurants.
It is located 50 kilometers south of the Moi International Airport of Mombasa, connected to the island by a ferry. The Ukunda airstrip is only a 10-minute drive away, from which you can easily fly to many game parks including Masai Mara. The perfect way to combine a tranquil beach holiday with an adventurous safari.
East Africa’s most famous reserve, one of the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuaries. Together with the Serengeti (Tanzania) it forms one spectacular ecosystem with an incredible diversity of wild animals. During ‘The Great Migration’ (from July till October) over a million wildebeest and thousands of other animals pass through, searching for fresh new grass after the rains. One of nature's most impressive displays of wildlife! Game viewing is excellent year-round with an extraordinary density of animals, including the ‘big five’.
The Masai Mara is named after the Mara River and the Maasai people who inhabit the region. Many local communities still follow the traditional way of life with ancient customs.
At an altitude of 5 500 feet the Mara is cool in the morning and nicely warm by day.
Surrounding the Masai Mara National Reserve are a number of private conservancies, forming one breathtaking region together, like the Mara North Conservancy (MNC). In the MNC game viewing is more exclusive as it is solely open to member camps and only a strict number of vehicles is permitted at sightings. It is possible to approach the game closely because off-road driving is allowed when big game is in the area.