Kenya is a truly captivating place to visit. Whether you are interested in African safari or African culture, you will not be disappointed. The Kenya Tourist Board, Magical Kenya chose a fitting name to describe the awe inspiring nation of cultures and experiences that Kenya is.
Kenya tourism suffered only briefly after the post election violence in early 2008. Tourism figures for Kenya dipped in 2008 but are regaining strength during 2010 with reported recovery rates from 80% on 2007 figures. The majority of international arrivals by air and sea into Kenya are still led by UK nationals, followed by Americans, Germans, Italians and French. In that order. Most travelers were and still are very aware that Kenya is one of, if not the most safest African destinations to visit. Flights to Kenya have remained competitive with flights to Nairobi available from under £400. Flights to Mombasa are only marginally higher in price because there is normally a transfer necessary in Nairobi. Kenya, as a destination, has so much to offer. Whether you are hungry for a real Kenya Safari or a Mombasa beach hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, you will find something to suit your taste and your budget.
The term Kenya holidays and African safari have often become one and the same thing. Especially the desire to catch an authentic African lion safari and actually see the famous Big Five in the flesh. In case you are wondering, the Big Five originally referred to the hardest animals to hunt on foot. Why on earth would a human want to hunt any of these animals on foot? Anyway, the name stuck and they are revered by all who catch a glimpse of these kingly creatures. They are the lion, African bush elephant, leopard, cape buffalo and the black rhino.
Kenya Safari Holidays
When one attempts to compare Kenya safari packages, it can be a daunting task as most Kenya safaris sound more or less the same. When looking for the cheapest Kenya safari prices it is important not to be guided by price alone but also by the value of the itenerary and uniqueness of the safari.
Kenya Safari Parks
Any visitor eager to taste the earth of Africa by experiencing a truly African safari should be aware of some of the main game parks in Kenya:
Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park sits in a land refered to as "a land of giants" where the largest herds of elephants can be found but the largest giant of them all is Mt Kilimanjaro, which although located in Tanzania, can best be viewed from Amboseli. Amboseli national PArk is 400 sq km in size and home to many Maasai communities, not to mention herds of wildebeest, impala and zebra spending hours grazing on the open plains.
Maasai Mara, Kenya
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is often reported as being the greatest wildlife reserve in Africa. With 200 sq miles of open plains, forests and woodlands, it merges into the Serengeti and flourishes with an abundance of wildlife. Every year the Great Wildebeest Migration rampages it's way from the Serengeti and renders all observers speechless with awe at the worlds greatest natural wonder.
Tsavo East and Tsavo West
Unadulterated wilderness that covers 10 million acres and includes complex waterways, luschious forests, ranges, hills and savannah. That is Tsavo East and West combined, forming one of the largest African wilderness reserves.
We would like to suggest that if you want a truly African safari and in particular Kenya safari, what better African and Kenyan tour guides to use than Kenyans themselves. Kenyan people of all tribes have lived close to nature and the earth years before western explorers made claim over most of what was naturally, only the property of god and the nature that he created.
To truly assist with the regeneration of Africa, it was decided to partner with a reputable safari and tour company run by the people of Kenya themselves and who cannot enjoy the international publicity afforded German backed business nor afford the international rates for overseas promotions. Mombasa Safari - Diani Beach is our company of choice for Kenya safari based in the south coast of Mombasa, Kenya.