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KENYA – a Tropical Experience

Updated on April 9, 2010
Safari
Safari
Nyali Beach
Nyali Beach
Kenyan Masai Warrior
Kenyan Masai Warrior

 Kenya truly is a land of contrasts, it has a whole host of things to offer the traveller including its colourful history, abundant wildlife and stunning scenery.

 

Unlike most beach holidays, Kenya’s rich historical past is more than just a traveller’s guide cliché. With its tropical climate bordering the equator, it shares the water of Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world, alongside Uganda and Tanzania.

Apart from being one of the world’s most popular destinations for holidaymakers’, it is a country filled with outstanding natural beauty and warm friendly people.

With its equally diverse population consisting of Arabic, African, Asian and European inhabitants, the diverse cultures help form the country.

 

A holiday in Kenya is great for the entire family and with the chance to explore some of the country’s best attractions. Whether it’s cooling down after basking in the hot sun, or taking to scuba diving or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, It is definitely an enjoyable experience for all. Kenya’s landscape is by far, one of the most diverse and fascinating in the world. From the low-lying coastlands, Mount Kenya rises to at least 17,058 feet above sea level.

 

Other popular holiday sports are fishing, surfing, sailing, snorkelling, golf and cricket. Many of the activities are organised by the hotels along the Coast. If top quality accommodation on some of the most idyllic beaches is what you are after, then Nyali Beach Hotel, Whitesands, Serena, Bamburi beach hotel and Mombasa Continental resort (formerly The Intercontinental), are some of the famous 5 star hotels on the North coast and are all reasonably priced.

 

Famed beaches such as Nyali and Bamburi beach consist of pure white sand and run 10k along the Azure blue Indian shores.  The town is surrounded by these beautiful beaches which are the backdrop for one of the most stunning coral reefs in the world, rated in the top three with Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and the Red sea. Diani beach dominates the coastal resorts, south of Mombasa town.

 

Without a doubt, Kenya is celebrated for its extraordinary wildlife, part of the country’s most precious National and International heritage. A holiday to Kenya is simply not complete without a safari. The excursion gives you an insightful tour through the lush highlands where Mount Kenya stands sentry over all. For beverage lovers, there also are opportunities to visit the coffee and tea plantations as well as a string of shops which offer a variety of selective clothing, fabrics, gemstones and jewellery. Also available is a wide choice of hand carved woodwork made by the Masai Warriors, Kenya’s natives who are proud of their heritage giving visitors a warm welcome.

 

For a chance to catch a glimpse of a bit more wildlife, a trip to the national parks is a definite must. The most famous national parks are Aberdare’s and Amboseli, situated in the heart of the Masai’s land overlooking the extraordinary views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

 

A visit to Kenya is exciting and exhilarating, offering something for every traveller- so come and live a truly tropical experience.

 

 

 

 

 

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    • Kavita Trivedi profile imageAUTHOR

      Kavita Trivedi-Kapoor 

      8 years ago from London

      Thanks for stopping by GmaGoldie :)

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 

      8 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Now I have Kenya on my wish list! Thank you!

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      maheshpatwal 

      8 years ago from MUMBAI

      Very nice hub filled with loades of valuable information on kenya...... thanks for sharing.....

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      maheshpatwal 

      8 years ago from MUMBAI

      Very nice hub filled with loades of valuable information on kenya...... thanks for sharing.....

    • Kavita Trivedi profile imageAUTHOR

      Kavita Trivedi-Kapoor 

      8 years ago from London

      All - Thanks for your comments

      Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

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      TINA V 

      8 years ago

      I am glad that you shared your experience about your travel to Kenya. This is a good source of information for people who looking for travel destination. The photos are also quite interesting.

      Happy New Year!

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      matt6v33 

      8 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      hello young lady, just stopped by to let u know that u r in my thoughts and prayers this day, and to wish you a merry christmas

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      SXP 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Hi, thx for your visit to my hubs. My wife and I also visited Kenya last year. We mostly stayed around Diani beach area not far from Mombasa. The people were really friendly, but they are so poor. I also saw that the Eoropean owned hotels makes fortunes out of visitors, but they pay the local workers very low wages. Most of them cannot afford to eat meat more than once a month...what's happening there is not right in my view. It's so sad actually to see these people surrounded by rich tourists, but battling to simply survive.

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