Learn about Magical Kenya – Lesson One

Ride with Horses: Courtesy of Great Plains Conservations.

Ride with Horses: Courtesy of Great Plains Conservations.

Each week we’ll share interesting facts and articles about this beautiful destination! Are you ready to learn more about Magical Kenya? Let’s begin.

Kenya is located in East Africa, along the Indian Ocean and the equator runs through Kenya. It’s capital city is Nairobi. The official languages are Swahili & English.

Visa Requirement: To enter Kenya, a valid Passport with at least 6 months validity and a visa are required. Visas are usually valid for 3 months from the issuance date.

Did you know that Kenya is one of the world’s premier Safari destinations?
It is famous for the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo & Rhino), the annual wildebeest
migration, gorgeous landscapes, hospitable people, beautiful beaches, famous marathon
runners, tea and coffee and much more!

Weather: January & February offer hot, dry weather good for wildlife watching. Long rains (April to May), Short rains (Nov & Dec), Wildebeest in the Mara (June to October).

Food while on Safari: Top-class international cuisines as well as some local dishes are served in the hotels, lodges, camps and restaurants.

What is a Safari? 
Safari means journey in Swahili.
An African safari is an experience for guests to view amazing wildlife in their natural environment (called parks and reserves). Safaris involve driving between places (roads can be bumpy) in safari minivans or land cruisers, with professional safari driver guides. Guests can also fly between some places in small planes by domestic carriers.

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Wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara – photo credit: Flickr.com/cmichel67 (license)

Memorable Safari Experience What to expect on a Safari Day?
On safaris guests wake up early for morning game drives (to view wildlife), return to their lodge or camp for lunch and maybe a swim, then head out on another afternoon game drive for more viewing. Guests return to the lodge by 6:30 pm when the parks close.

Guests go to bed early and wake up early to make the most of their time & game viewing. There is little to do at the lodges after dinner and perfect to enjoy the sounds of nature. Lodges do not have TVs or radios in the rooms / tents so as not to disturb the nature around.

While on safari guests have breakfast, lunch and dinner at their lodge or camp, as there are no restaurants in parks / reserves.

Apart from wildlife viewing, guests can visit local villages to meet some of the local tribes, go on hot air balloon safaris, walking safaris, night game drives (where available), horse riding / boat rides / trekking / mountain climbing (all where available) and bush dining.

Watch out for more info next week as you learn more about Magical Kenya!

2 thoughts on “Learn about Magical Kenya – Lesson One

  1. Pradip

    We had a most wonderful holiday in Kenya with HTT in January 2017. We had a fantastic driver/guide – Gideon – who made all the difference. As a family, we would do this holiday again. We saw both big and small game and have super memories of a wonderful holiday.

    1. htt Post author

      Hello Pradip,

      We at HTT are glad that you had a wonderful time. We welcome you again & again.
      Thanks and pass our regards to your family.

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