Kenya is a picturesque country in East Africa with boundless natural landscapes to admire such as rainforests, mountains including the famous Mount Kenya, lush open plains, lakes, and savannahs. Kenya happens to be one of the top safari destinations in the world, home to iconic nature reserves and national parks including the Maasai Mara – the site of the Great Wildebeest Migration. Brightsun Travel offers a great choice of Kenya beach holidays and Kenya safari holidays, transporting you to this incredible country in style.
Kenya is a cultural melting pot with diverse influences from all over the globe, and the country is also rich in history with UNESCO World Heritage Sites and ancient ruins. Kenya has an extensive coastline with beaches boasting soft white sands and dazzling turquoise waters – perfect for relaxation after sightseeing and wildlife spotting. Kenya beaches also offer adventure activities such as deep-sea fishing and water sports. Whether it’s the Kenya food, Kenya people, Kenya cities, or Kenya animals that you want to experience, you’ll no doubt have the time of your life in this beautiful country.
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Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi, Kenya
Mombasa is one of Africa’s most immense cities, offering a wonderful mixture of rich cultures, unique wildlife, exotic cuisine, and exciting tourist attractions. This enticing Kenyan city borders the Indian Ocean, so some of Africa’s most spectacular coastlines can be found here, with beaches boasting pristine white sands, lush palm groves, tropical flora, and turquoise waters. Diani Beach is one of the city’s most popular beaches home to a diverse array of accommodation options, bars, and restaurants, plus fun-filled water sports.
As well as boasting beautiful coastlines, Mombasa is also steeped in rich culture and history. There is a blend of African, Arabian, Asian, and European cultures which can be witnessed throughout the city’s architecture, museums, and also its food; sample an endless choice of dishes made with exotic ingredients and spices. To really immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Mombasa, visit the Old Town, home to narrow winding streets lined with antique shops, cosy cafés, and historical buildings.
Mombasa is the epicentre of adventure travel with a plethora of wildlife safari tour opportunities. The city also has a vibrant nightlife with boundless night spots, from live music venues to clubs, hotel lounges, and casinos. Why not visit during one of the city’s colourful festivals? The Mombasa Carnival is one to experience, held annually in November with street parades, traditional performances, and street stalls serving delicious food and handicrafts. Book cheap Mombasa holidays with Brightsun and look forward to experiencing all that this amazing city has to offer.
Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and largest city and also one of the most colourful with bustling street markets, a dynamic night scene with plenty of bars and clubs, delicious African street snacks, beautiful green spaces, charming colonial buildings, cultural museums, and so much more. Brightsun Travel offers a great choice of cheap holidays to Nairobi, including seven night packages to premium four and five star hotels.
Nairobi is a superb cultural centre with a rich heritage worth delving into. We recommend that you take a day out to explore the city’s museums, and the Bomas of Kenya is a great place to start; this remodelled Kenyan village contains preserved artefacts displayed in traditional Boma homes, allowing an insight into the ethnic tribes of Kenya. Another excellent museum is the Nairobi National Museum, which is dedicated to the nature, art, history, and culture of Kenya.
Nairobi is a common base location for safari experiences, as it’s the only capital city in the world with a safari park upon its borders – the Nairobi National Park protects more than 400 species of wildlife and is home to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which protects endangered wildlife and operates a rescue programme for orphaned elephants. Just 40 minutes from Nairobi’s city centre is the Giraffe Centre, where you can encounter the endangered Rothschild's giraffe.
Kenya Currency: You’ll be spending Kenyan Shillings.
Language: Swahili and English are the two official languages of Kenya.
Local Time in Kenya: 3 hours ahead of GMT
Flight Time from the UK: From London to Nairobi, the approx. flight time is 8hr 35min
Tourist Information: Visit the official Kenya tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Kenya, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is required to enter Kenya – these entry visas are issued electronically only, so passengers will need to obtain theirs before travel. Single entry visas and transit vistas can be applied for here. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Kenya.
A: The prices differ for a Kenya visa depending on departure location and which visa is required. Click here to find out more about e-visa prices for Kenya.
A: The Great Rift Valley runs through Kenya, from north to south, and the majority of the valley is in the country’s Rift Valley Province.
A: Kenya has an area of approx. 580,367 square kilometres.
A: Kenya is renowned for protecting a range of wildlife species including the African buffalo, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeest, elephants, lions, hyenas, the African black rhino, leopards, zebras, and cheetahs.
A: Yes – Kenya became a Commonwealth member in 1963.
In Nairobi, visitors can spend the day spotting wildlife at the Nairobi National Park, spend a night or two at the luxury Hemingways Nairobi hotel, explore the colourful neighbourhood of Eastleigh in Nairobi, and take a day trip to the Giraffe Center Nairobi. Other awesome things to do in Nairobi include visiting the Karen Blixen Museum and Nairobi National Museum for some cultural immersion, and exploring the lush Ngong Hills.
Visitors to Mombasa can look forward to an array of exciting travel experiences such as water sports at Diani Beach, souvenir shopping in the Old Town, and sightseeing at key landmarks such as the Fort Jesus Museum and Shree Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple. There are also some incredible nature parks to explore in Mombasa including Haller Park, The Mombasa Marine National Park, and the Nguuni Nature Sanctuary.
Kenya has two seasons; a hot dry season between October and March, and a cooler wet season between April and September. The country’s hottest months are February and March, and its coolest months are July and August. Average daily temperatures in Kenya range from 24-28°C.
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