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KENYA SAFARI HOLIDAYS

Kenya has always been a popular country for intrepid travelers and wildlife enthusiasts alike, known for its beautiful game reserves, endless lush plains and abundance of wildlife

Here, you'll find yourself relaxing in a truly enchanting landscape, while observing the African wildlife and learning the local customs and lifestyle. You will see the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve and encounter the local Masai people and culture along with many other wonderful sites Kenya has on offer.

Our Safaris in Kenya allow you to see a piece of this paradise while staying in comfortable accommodation.

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TAILOR-MADE Kenya TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.

I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.

Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.

Took care of every single detail from prior to our arrival in Cario until we we're dropped of at the airport a week later. Our hotels, tours, meals, and tour group we're all wonderful. Our tour guide was wonderful!
The price was great and the people wonderful!

I liked the fact we were met at the airport and helped thru customs and getting a visa and then upon leaving taken to where we needed to go. Its always tough to figure out where everything is in a foreign airport when you do not travel much
We had a wonderful time and great memories. We felt safe the whole time and would recommend this trip to anyone of any age as long as you can walk a lot. They are with you from arrival to departure and any problems that arose the guides would try their best to solve. They also showed remarkable patience for other people in other groups we saw that were acting like idiots.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to visit Kenya?

Kenya is a safe place for tourists to visit, but the areas of the country that border Somalia and the Eastleigh area should be avoided.

What is the official currency of Kenya?

The currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling, which is subdivided into 100 cents.

When is the best time of the year to visit Kenya?

The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July until October. During January and February, the weather is hot, dry, and good for wildlife watching.

What should you wear in Kenya?

Women should wear loose, conservative clothes that cover their arms and legs. Men shouldn’t wear shorts or singlets in most areas.

Can you drink the tap water in Kenya

The tap water is not safe to drink in Kenya, so stick to bottled water.

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Kenya Country Guide

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Time: GMT+3
Dial Code: +245
Area: 580,367 km²
Elevation: The lowest point in Kenya is at sea level on the Indian Ocean at 0m | The highest point in Kenya is at 5,197m (17055 ft.) above sea level at Mount Kenya
Population: 50,950,879 (2018)
Capital: Nairobi
Governemnt: Republic, Representative democracy, Presidential system, Unitary state
Language: Swahili, English

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country located in Africa. Nairobi is the largest city in Kenya and the capital. The oldest and first capital of Kenya is Mombasa. The territory of Kenya lies on the equator and overlies on the East African Rift. The country is bordered by Tanzania to the south and southwest, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the northeast.

The country's geographical and topographical diversity is characterised by an assortment of climates. These include a humid coastline, temperate savannah grasslands, temperate forested hilly areas in the west and an equatorial climate around Lake Victoria - the world's largest tropical freshwater lake.

The country has a collection of national parks and wildlife reserves, such as Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Aberdares National Park, and East and West Tsavo National Park. Kenya is part of the African Great Lakes region, and it has been inhabited by humans since the Lower Paleolithic period. The climate in Kenya differs from tropical by the coast to temperate inland and arid in the north and northeast parts of the country.

In 1963, Kenya gained independence, but it has remained a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The country is divided into 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. The economy of Kenya is the largest in eastern and central Africa. The capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial centre. The largest sector in Kenya is agriculture, followed by the service industry and tourism.

Highlights

  • Kakamega Forest – Kenya's only tropical forest, northwest of Nairobi, near the border of Uganda.
  • Nairobi – the capital and the largest city with a national game reserve and Giraffe Centre.
  • Lake Turkana – formerly known as Lake Rudolph, this lake is positioned in the Kenya Rift Valley.
  • Kisite Marine National Park – a marine park off the coast of Wasini, with coral reefs and popular diving spots.
  • Watamu – a small coastal town, north of Mombasa, and home to Watamu Marine National Park.
  • Fort Jesus – a fort on Mombasa Island, built in 1596, to guard the old port of Mombasa.
  • National Museum – positioned at Museum Hill, this museum celebrates Kenya's art, culture and nature.
  • Giraffe Centre – located in Lang'ata, this centre was established to protect the endangered Rothschild giraffe.

Tips

  • Always ask permission before taking photographs of people.
  • Learn some basic phrases of Swahili to interact with the locals.
  • If you are eating at a private home, never handle your food with your left hand.
  • Cotton or linen clothing is recommended for the heat, and layers for cooler evenings.
  • Avoid walking around Nairobi, especially at night – rather take a taxi.
  • Haggling is acceptable in most shops, so it is best to get used to bargaining.
  • When switching currency, do so in a reputable foreign exchange bureau, bank or hotel.
  • Do not display your valuables in crowded areas or on public transport.