Kenya Safaris from Nairobi
Share with friends
Kenya Safaris from Nairobi
If you have never visited Kenya, an economic powerhouse in East Africa, then you should spare some time for this. You will not only enjoy beautiful sceneries, wine and dine as you watch the wildlife and enjoy the calm and fresh air beyond the suburbs but will discover some things you probably would never do anywhere else. Kenya has an estimated population of 50 million people made up of 43 ethnic communities with the Kikuyu being the biggest. Each ethnic group is distinct in culture and language. For a first time visitor to Kenya, here are a few things to help you in planning and executing the trip.
Get the Right Information
If you are planning to visit Kenya for the first time, you need to talk to White Plains Tours to help you get the best out of your trip. You are sure to get the right information about travelling to Kenya and we will make your work easy. It is scary traveling to a new country with no guide.
You will need a valid visa and a passport to get into the country. Find out if you can be issued with a visa on arrival, or you will need to process one from your country. You may also need the vaccine for malaria, yellow fever, and flu. We will tell the requirements depending on the country you come from.
Kenya Safaris Start from Nairobi
Kenya is quite diverse, covering about 580,367 km sq. To achieve the most on your trip, get to know the key places of interest and spend as much time as you can there. Nairobi is almost at the centre of the country and this is where most of the safaris start. Whether you are taking a wildlife safari or heading to climb Mount Kenya or even taking a beach holiday, the starting point is Nairobi. It is possible to combine a wildlife safari and beach holiday. It is advisable to start with the safari and end with the relaxation at the beach.
Nairobi being the capital city of the country, is also the business hub of the country. You are assured of getting any service you need, including any extra paper work, bank transfers, and better communication channels. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the largest airport in the country. This is where most of the international visitors arrive and is where we will receive you. Most of Kenya safaris start in Nairobi because this is where the main airport is located.
Spare a Day for the City
As mentioned earlier, the City Centre is a vibrant tourist attraction. For wildlife enthusiasts, start with the Nairobi National Park, a few minutes’ drive from the central business district. Here you will come face to face with the king of the jungle, the lion, buffaloes, the endangered black rhino, giraffes and the leopard. The only animal not seen here is the elephant since the vegetation is not enough to support it.
Other places of interest include the animal orphanage located within Nairobi National Park, the giraffe centre and Bomas of Kenya for cultural tours.
For a real feel of what Kenya has to offer, you may have to go beyond the city.
Masai Mara National Reserve is the most fascinating tourist attraction in Kenya, especially for first-time visitors. The Mara is located in the western parts of Kenya. It is an extension of the Serengeti plains on the Tanzanian side. Here, you are assured of viewing wildlife including all the big five.
Mara gets fascinating between July and October every year when the wildebeest migration takes place. This is when wildebeest migrate from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and cross over to Masai Mara. The interesting part of the migration is during the crossing of River Mara. The crocodiles lie in wait at the crossing points to enjoy easy meal. When the river is overflowing, the animals drown. All in all, the migration is memorable event.
Mountain Kenya Climb
Mt. Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa makes an excellent climb even for those with little or no experience. You will enjoy exploring points Lenana, Batian and Nelion, the highest peaks on the mountain. You will need an experienced mountain guide for the expedition.
Beaches and Nature Parks
If you are looking forward to a more calm experience outside the city, the coastal beaches offer this experience. You will not only sunbathe but will have a chance to interact with the locals, sample their culture and delicious foods. Diani Beach, Watamu Beach, Wasini Gardens, Shanzu Beach, Mida Creek, and Lamu Island are a must-visit when on a trip to the coast region of Kenya.
As a tourist, it is essential to have a guide taking you around the city and other places of interest. This ensures that you have a rewarding experience, and at the same time, your safety is assured. As experienced guides, White Plains Tours will help you access any services you may need in the country. We know where to take you foe quality souvenirs to take back home to your loved ones at reasonable prices.
Kenya is a beautiful country with beautiful and accommodating people who are willing to go out of their way to make your experience and trip enjoyable, fulfilling, and memorable.