Is situated right along the equator, on the eastern coast of the African continent. While much of northeastern Kenya is a flat, bush-covered plain, the remainder of the country encompasses pristine beaches, scenic highlands and lake regions, the Great Rift Valley, and the magnificent Mount Kenya. As the birthplace of Safari (Swahili for a journey), It is still the primary focus of all adventure travel in Africa. It is one of the finest – and undoubtedly the most famous – safari destinations in the world.
Located on the edge of the rich agricultural region of the Central Highlands, Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya, the most developed country in East Africa. It is the largest city between Cairo, Egypt, in north Africa, and Johannesburg, South Africa. Nairobi has sprung from swampland into Africa’s twentieth-century mecca for adventurers and colonials. Today, it’s Kenya’s skyscraper-safari capital, juxtaposing the rare black rhino against a modern cityscape in Nairobi National Park, and protecting its once-poached elephants and giraffes in city wildlife centers. The city has a cosmopolitan flair that combines African, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern cultures.
On the edge of Meru National Park in the Bisanadi National Reserve
Fly to Nairobi Airport
6-hour drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
6-hour drive from Nairobi Wilson Airport
Best time to visit
Although Kenya’s varied environments experience a wide variety of climate conditions, the temperature remains comfortably warm year-round. Much of Kenya experiences heavy rainfall from March to May and, to a lesser extent, from October to December. The best time for most outdoor activities (including safari and mountain climbing) is during the dry season (June-September).