Kenya - Eastern Africa

Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean.

Average Weather and Climate in Kenya

Kenya has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country. Throughout the country, the hottest months are December to March. The coastal areas are tropical, with particularly high humidity in April and May, but tempered by monsoon winds. The lowlands are hot but mainly dry, while the highlands are more temperate with four seasons. Nairobi has a very pleasant climate throughout the year due to its altitude. Near Lake Victoria, the temperatures are much higher and rainfall can be heavy.

Best time to visit is between January and the end of March for families and couples.

NAIROBI

Nairobi is Kenya’s bustling capital city, often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN NAIROBI

Visit Nairobi National Park. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya's first

The Giraffe Centre is located at Karen, approximately 5 kilometers from the centre of Nairobi, Kenya.

The Karen Blixen Museum, located 10 km outside of Nairobi, Kenya, "at the foot of the Ngong Hills", is the former African home of Danish author Karen Blixen, famous for her book Out of Africa which chronicles life at the estate

The Ngong Hills are peaks in a ridge along the Great Rift Valley, located southwest near Nairobi, in southern Kenya.

Uhuru Gardens is a memorial public park located on Lang'ata Road, Nairobi, Kenya. It is the largest memorial park in Kenya

Hell's Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, North West of Nairobi. Hell's Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley.

Jamia Mosque is a mosque located on Banda Street, Nairobi, Kenya in the Central Business District. The mosque is one of Kenya's most prominent religious structures, and the most important mosque in the country.

The Nairobi Railway Museum is a railway museum in Nairobi, Kenya, adjacent to Nairobi railway station. Containing exhibits from the defunct East African Railways, it was opened in 1971 by East African Railways and Harbors Corporation.

ACCOMMODATION

PRIDE INN WESTLANDS (3*)

The Luxurious 3star PRIDE INN HOTELS & Conferencing is a perfect answer for those who want a clean, comfortable and a quiet stay within the heart of Westland’s Nairobi. PRIDE INN has all the features of a modern city hotel and with its unique location you are guaranteed to achieve maximum comfort. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.prideinn.co.ke

SAROVA PANAFRIC (3*)

Sarova Panafric has 162 rooms, 4 themed suites, 3 studio suites as well as 42 fully furnished and serviced apartments. The hotel's themed suites, studio suites, club, executive and superior rooms are all stylishly furnished and equipped with modern first class hotel facilities. All rooms have wireless internet, direct dial phones and satellite TV. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.sarovahotels.com/panafric

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL (5*)

A haven in the city, this Nairobi hotel is ideally located for business, close to the Parliament buildings and next to Kenyatta International Convention Centre. Select from a wide range of dining options, including grilled seafood al fresco on a stunning outdoor pool terrace overlooking Uhuru Park. If exploring is your aim, a range of shopping experiences include luxury malls and Masai open air markets, or for a real taste of Africa, visit nearby Nairobi National Park. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.ihg.com

SAROVA STANLEY HOTEL (5*)

The Sarova Stanley is a luxurious 5-star hotel set in a prime location in the centre of Nairobi. Local places of interest include City Market, City Hall and City Square. Other points of interest are National Archives, Kenyatta International Conference Centre and Teleposta Towers.Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.sarovahotels.com

SANKARA NAIROBI (5*)

Sankara Nairobi, luxury hotel in Nairobi, combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavor of the new Africa. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.sankara.com

TRIBE HOTEL (5*)

Tribe Hotel is a luxurious 5-star property conveniently located only 6km (3.7mi) from the centre of Nairobi. Guests of the hotel will have easy access to Moi International Sports Centre. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.tribe-hotel.com

MOMBASA

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya, with a population of about 1.2 million. A regional cultural and economic hub, Mombasa has a large port and an international airport, and is an important regional tourism centre. Located on the east coast of Kenya, in Mombasa County and the former Coast Province, Mombasa's bordering the Indian Ocean made it a historical trading centre, and it has been controlled by many countries because of its strategic location.

SIGHTSEEING / THINGS TO DO IN MOMBASA

Fort Jesus is a Portuguese fort built between 1593 and 1596 by order of King Philip I of Portugal, located on Mombasa Island to guard the Old Port of Mombasa, Kenya. It was built in the shape of a man, and was given the name of Jesus.

Haller Park is a nature park in Bamburi, Mombasa, on the Kenyan coast. It is the transformation of a quarry wasteland into an ecological area.

Mombasa Marine National Park and Reserve is a marine park and national reserve in Mombasa, Kenya. The park is 10 km² while the reserve is 200 km²

Mombasa Island is a 5 by 3 km coral outcrop located on Kenya's coast on the Indian Ocean, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. The city of Mombasa is located on the island

Diani Beach is a major beach resort on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. It is located 30 kilometers south of Mombasa, in the nearby Kwale County. The beach is about 10 kilometers long, from the Kongo River to the north and Galu beach to the south.

The Shimba Hills National Reserve is a small National Reserve in the Coast Province of Kenya, 33 km from Mombasa and 15 km from the coast. The reserve is an area of coastal rainforest, woodland and grassland.

The Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is located on the coast of Kenya, 110 km north of Mombasa and is protected as a national Forest Reserve.

NORTH COAST

ACCOMMODATION

NEPTUNE BAMBURI HOTEL (5*)

Located on the silver sands of the Bamburi Beach, 14 km to the north of Mombasa City and approximately 24km from Moi International Airport, the resort offers all the comforts of home and maintains an open air feel due to its large reception and hallways. This resort is very popular with regular guests, offering very good service and a family atmosphere.Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.neptunehotels.com/en

VOYAGER HOTEL (4*)

The Voyager Beach Resort is a splendid 3.5-star hotel with a stunning location overlooking the picturesque Indian Ocean. Located just a few miles outside of Mombasa city centre, this hotel features modern comforts and amenities, lush gardens and the opportunity to enjoy the delights of coastal Kenya. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: en.hrs.com › Hotel › Kenya › Mombasa

SAROVA WHITE SENSE HOTEL (4*)

East Africa’s finest resort, Sarova White sands Beach Resort & Spa is conveniently located on one of the longest magnificent beach fronts on the Kenyan coast. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.sarovahotels.com/whitesands

SOUTH COAST

ACCOMMODATION

NEPTUNE VILLAGE (4*)

Ideally situated at the beautiful Diani beach. It is here that you can experience African hospitality up close and at its best. Perfect match between resort and nature thanks to makuti roofs on rooms, restaurants and bars and the very large tropical garden. One of the widest beach front hotels of Mombasa. Enjoy the All Inclusive concept. Ca. 40 km south from Mombasa, ca. 45 km from Moi International airport and only ca. 8 km away from the nearby Ukunda Airstrip.Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.neptunehotels.com

BAOBAB BEACH RESORT (4*)

Located on the world famous Diani Beach, The Baobab Beach Resort and Spa is set within 80 acres of tropical gardens, overlooking the Indian Ocean. An oasis of tranquility and serenity, the Resort’s picturesque location is nestled on a coral headland overlooking vast stretches of golden beach. Shaded by indigenous coastal vegetation and exotic coconut palms the resort stretches over 500 metres of golden beach front offering the ultimate luxury beach holiday. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.baobab-beach-resort.com/

LEOPARD BEACH HOTEL (5*)

Leopard Beach Resort & Spa is a luxurious 5-star hotel conveniently located only 7.9km (4.9mi) from the centre of Ukunda. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.leopardbeachresort.com

DIANI REEF HOTEL (5*)

Set in the white sands of the South Kenyan coastline by the turquoise blue Indian Ocean, the Diani Reef Beach Resort & Spa, Mombasa Kenya provides a dream escape to the travelers seeking tropical beach holidays along-with spectacular view of the Kenya’s wildlife. Each step taken ahead in exploring Kenya is two steps closer to Mother Nature. Kenya – the jewel of Eastern Africa is the only country where you can explore the world’s most magnificent wildlife parks, have thrilling adventure safaris, and enjoy relaxing beach holidays in the coral reefs amidst the beautiful mountains capes and ancient Swahili culture. Recommended for families and couples.

Website: www.dianireef.com


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