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Kenya contains immense savannahs populated by equally immense herds of wildlife. Framing these are the snow-capped mountains that line the equator and the compelling deserts. In between you can find a lush, palm-fringed coastline that kisses the Indian Ocean, the Great Rift Valley that tries its best to rip the continent in two and dense forests that demand exploration. Giving a human perspective and soul to the sights are the traditional peoples such as the Maasai, Samburu, Turkana, Swahili and the Kikuyu. A hotel in Kenya will open up to you a truly epic destination,
Nairobi – Nairobi is a robust but cosmopolitan African city packed with a lively cultural scene and nightlife. Amidst the diverse peoples who call Nairobi home there is a fascinating National Museum, surprising national park, delightful elephant orphanage, those Rothschild’s giraffes and, of course, plenty of top notch Kenya hotels.
Mombasa – You will certainly not be the first foreign visitor to be captivated by this city of spices and dreams: East Africa’s largest port has played host to traders and invaders from faraway lands for centuries. Hear devotional chants from Jain temples merging into passionate calls to prayers from mosques. See dhows heading off into the sunset whilst traditional medicine sellers set up shop next to a sleeping cow. This unfinished blend of India, Arabia and Africa can feel edgy but it never feels less than intoxicating. Experience all this from your Mombasa hotel.
Masai Mara - You’re sure to have a show with a Masai Mara hotel. Wildebeest, zebra, impala, elephant, Masai giraffe and several species of gazelle all call this savannah home. The concentration of game in this northern extension of the Serengeti Plains attracts cheetahs, leopards and the highest lion densities in the world.
Amboseli Amboseli National Park – It is the sight of hundreds of elephants against the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro that makes this such a must-see park. Book a hotel close to Amboseli National Park for an unforgettable experience.
Mount Kenya - Africa’s second-highest mountain is, perhaps, its most beautiful. Venerated by the Kikuyu, honoured by UNESCO (as both a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve) and an irresistible but challenging temptation for hikers. Wait for the clouds to part after your ascent and you will be gifted stunning, panoramic views.
Herds of wildebeest and zebras migrating in their millions across the savannahs make an epic site on a wildlife safari in Kenya. Of course, the great predators of Africa follow in their wake. Admire the red elephants of Tsavo or gaze at Amboseli elephants living in the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. Catch sight of pink flamingos standing in the shallows of a lake in vast numbers and then contrast the dense forests, arid deserts and lush, palm-fringed coast: Kenya is never short of sights!
Hike up Mount Kenya for the best seat available in Kenya’s theatrical landscape, party all night in Mombasa, visit the most unlikely national park in Nairobi, learn about the Rothschild giraffes and don’t stop there: there is plenty more to do! Discover the different beliefs and tribes that make up Kenyan society, indulge in some extreme sports and try and tie everything you have done together at Nairobi’s National Museum. Good luck!