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Kenya Travel Guide

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Plan Your Kenya Vacation

Kenya is where "going on safari" started. A hundred years or so ago, visitors from all over the world, including Teddy Roosevelt, started traveling to Africa, lured by stories of multitudes of wild animals; there were more than 3 million large mammals roving East Africa's plains at the time. Today visitors continue to flock to this East African nation each year. Although humans have

made their mark, Kenya still holds onto its pristine wilderness.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The Great Migration Millions of plains game move in an endless cycle of birth and death from Tanzania's Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara.
  2. Eyeball Big Game Visiting Kenya's legendary national parks and game reserves almost guarantees that you'll see the Big Five as well as huge herds of plains animals and hundreds of colorful birds.
  3. Africa's Fabled Tribe The tall and dignified red-robed Masai have held explorers, adventurers, and writers in thrall for centuries.
  4. Beach Escapes Miles of white sandy beaches lined by an azure ocean and water sports galore. From diving and snorkeling to windsurfing, there's something for everyone.
  5. Turn Back the Past Check out ancient history along the coast where Arab traders and Vasco da Gama once sailed. In the World Heritage tiny town of Lamu you'll find an Arabic way of life unchanged for centuries.

When To Go

When to Go

Generally speaking, Kenya, which straddles the equator, has one of the best climates in the world with sunny, dry days; daytime temperatures aver...

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