Monday, 5 September 2011

How To Enjoy Your Vacation In Kenya

Diani Beach

The spectacular clean Diani beach has deck chairs, sun and discos. The beach is 25 KM long with white sand beautiful protected by Coral reef hence broking the strong winds to calm the waters. The Diana beach is a Mecca that has developed against a backdrop of palm trees galore. Its remote areas provide peace in the gentle, cool breeze that blows here throughout the day. The magnificent ribbon of flawless pure white beach provides the base for the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean making it a photographers dream.

Marine form of life is at its best view in Diani beach Mombasa as the Coral reef provides habitats for variety of Marine life beneath the clear waters of the Indian Ocean. A morning trek to Jadini Forest will make you encounter the rude exciting naughty Monkeys, sly Baboons lurking around the compound, Butterflies and prolific Bird life.

The Shimoni city with relics of the slave trade, Coral gardens and myriad coastal caves that open on the thick jungles is also worth visiting.

A lovely trip by Dhow to Wasini Island gives an intriguing experience of the underwater world. Excellent water sport, snorkeling, scuba diving , windsurfing , parasailing, water-skiing and sailing are favorite pastime with tourists who come to explore the Diani reef beach. Miles of sun kissed turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in addition to great beach hotels and beach resorts make for a breathtaking sight.

Beach Hotels and Lodges In Diani

Diani Beach Resort and  Spa Ukunda 

Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is the undisputed leading game reserve in Kenya. It has rapidly gained global recognition, owing to the bewildering and show-stopping phenomenon of the splendid wildebeest migration, now a world wonder. The exodus of millions of wildebeests, searching for greener pastures from the neighboring Serengeti national park in Tanzania, is a showcase of intrigue and nature at its best. In the natural display of the Darwinian sense of survival, big carnivores trail the wildebeests in pursuit of a hearty meal.
Commonly seen animals are lions, cheetahs, and leopards, herds of elephants, schools of hippos, zebras and cokes of hartebeests. Being a game reserve, visitors are permitted to shoot down aggressive animals incase of an attack. The downy tender grass makes game viewing exhilarating . There are 57 bird species preying on smaller animals in the open field displaying the finest wildlife sanctuary in Kenya.

The Masai Mara was established in the early 1960s, and is undeniably Africa’s greaKenya Vacations wildlife reserve covering a gigantic area of 2510km2 and 200 square miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forests dearly connecting it to the Serengeti national park. Elephants and buffalos trample the extensive Musiara swamp while crocodiles and hippos throng the Mara and Talek rivers, a true Kenya Vacationsimony of a miracle in action.

Best time to visit

The best season to Visit Masai mara is between the months of June to August when the great migration takes place. However, regardless of the time of travel, a visit to mara will always be exciting.

Hotels and Lodges in Masai Mara

Bateleur Camp at Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara

Mara Serena Safari Lodge Masai Mara 

Fairmont Safari Club Lodge Masai Mara

Ol Seki Mara Camp Keekorok Masai Mara

Kichwa Tembo Camp Masai Mara 

Lake Nakuru

Situated in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru National Park is world famous for the flocks of lesser Flamingoes that color its shores a vivid pink. Surrounded by rich areas of grassland, euphorbia and acacia forests, rocky cliffs, and a myriad of animal and bird species, there is little doubt why Lake Nakuru National Park is Kenya's second most visited National Park- after the Masai Mara.

The park lies at about 160 Kilometers north of Nairobi, Kenyafs capital city. The entrance to the park lies at 6kms from Nakuru town and its major attraction is Lake Nakuru, a shallow alkaline soda lake underneath the eastern Rift Valley. The park is rich in different varieties of flora and fauna and was declared an ornithologist's paradise in 2006, offering an extraordinary view of an estimated 2 million flamingoes and a host of other species and birds of prey. The lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth.

Best time to Visit
March to May would be a good to visit and watch the Flamingoes. However, Lake Nakuru can be visited any time of the year.

Hotels and Lodges Around Lake Nakuru

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge Nakuru 

Attractions in Mt. Kenya

The Mt. Kenya National Park is home to the three peaks of Mt.Kenya (Batian, Nelion and Lenana ) that jostle the brains and brawns of hikers and climbers . The view of the sun at dawn and dusk in the pristine wilderness or the glaciers in the midst of varied alpine vegetation cover is mesmerizing. The fact that few species have adapted to the high altitude may explain why some endangered species are still found here, including 11 species of endemic plants. The park also has mineral springs and lies in close proximity to the Meru National park , Samburu game reserve and the Aberdare mountain Ranges plus other privately owned reserves.

Access to Mt. Kenya

This wonderful piece of land is situated in the Kenyan highlands, central province of Kenya . Main access point: the road at Nanyuki and Isiolo via Sirimon track or Nyeri –Nanyuki road near Naro moru. One can also enter via the Chogoria- Embu -Meru road 150 km north of Nairobi . There’s no airstrip in the park but the nearest airstrip is one at Nanyuki.

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