Nairobi is one of Africas most vibrant and exciting cities. With excellent global cuisine and a buzzing nightlife, this city makes for a great and dynamic entertainment spot.
Behind the bright lights there is plenty of history, culture, sport plus a fascinating art scene waiting to be discovered. Our capitals real claim to international fame is that just 20 minutes from the city centre youll find the worlds only urban national park.
Slightly to the north, the peaks of Mount Kenya provide a challenge for climbers, trekkers and hikers. Its forests, perfect for trout fishing and horse riding, are home to endangered wildlife species and in the historic Mau Mau caves, a legacy of the Kenyan spirit.
It is a well known fact that the annual wildebeest migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle, but have you ever experienced this breathtaking sight?
In addition to this eight wonder of the world, you will also find a variety of safari options in the Mara that range from game drives to early morning hot air balloon trips.
Towards the east lies the salt lake of Magadi and along its shores, the archaeological treasures of Olorgesailie and the Amboseli where the shadow of Kilimanjaro dwarfs huge herds of elephants.
The Great Rift Valley is one of the natural wonders of the world. The fresh water and soda lakes that line the floor of the valley each offer fantastic scenery and birdlife, including the worlds largest flamingo population.
Active travellers can explore the dormant volcanoes of Longonot, Suswa and Menengai or even ride mountain bikes through herds of zebra beneath the cliffs of Hells Gate. For those who want to relax, the shores along Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha are ideal for idyllic weekends.
If you want to explore and experience the hot springs and wildlife around Lake Bogoria and Lake Baringo, This is the place to go.
Enjoy Kenyas unknown treasures at the Kipsaraman Museum, enjoy the beautiful Cherangani Hills or discover Mount Elgon, where elephants and buffaloes spend each night in caves deep inside the mountain.
Experience history at the Kenyatta cells in Kapenguria and interact with the Njemps, Nandi, Pokot and Tugen people. If you are looking to get physical, sign up at one of the high altitude training camps at Iten and behold the amazing sights of the spectacular Kerio Valley below.
Western Kenya is a little known world of wonders. Here youll find lush green highlands tropical rainforest and the great expanse of Lake Victoria.
You also find a wealth of cultural and historical attractions here. The massive sacred stones of Kit Mikayi and Maragoli have great meaning to the Luo and Luhya communities, while a more recent monument to history can be found at Tom Mboyas mausoleum on Rusinga Island.
One of the Kenyas most exciting cultural events can be experienced at Kakamega where the bullfights create an unforgettable spectacle. A hike through the world famous Kakamega Forest and the highlands of Kericho shows nature at its most pure and peaceful with their beautiful tree plantations and quiet hill retreats.
Kenyas wild arid north is perfect for those looking to really get away from it all. From the baking desert to plains to the wild shores of Lake Turkana, this is adventure country.
Take a front row seat at Kenyas wildest race - the Maralal Camel Derby or visit the beautiful Samburu and Shaba National Reserves, home to many rare northern species.
In the beautiful Laikipia Plateau and the Matthews Ranges, youll find stunning lodges and camps owned and run by the local communities that offer the last word in wilderness luxury and a greater opportunity to get to know Kenyas least known cultures.
North Eastern is home to one of Kenyas newest attractions: the Meru National Park. This park is an isolated, wild and undisturbed heaven for the wildlife enthusiast and was reborn through concerted conservation efforts.
Further to the east, the little explored Bisandani and Rahole Reserves await exploration by those daring enough to take up the adventure.
Eastern Kenya is well known by all whove driven from Nairobi to the coast. This beautiful area is home to the vast twin Tsavo National Parks - a wilderness the size of Jamaica.
Amongst all that space youll find a range of accommodation options to suit you, making this ideal for a safari stop over en route to the coast or the city.
If youre looking to go further afield, head from the hills, both Chyulu and Taita, where you get stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Along the way, Ukambani is an excellent place to shop for Kenyas finest wood carvings.
Kenyas beaches are among the worlds best. Our calm seas are ideal for all kinds of water sports and the fringe of coral reefs are home to a remarkable variety of sea life which can be seen from a special glass bottom boats or up close by snorkelers and scuba divers.
While at the coast, discover the Swahili culture and the relics of Fort Jesus, Malindi and the Gedi Ruins. Discover Lamu, an island where history lives and breathes in the narrow streets.
Enjoy the lush coastal forests of Arabuko Sokoke and Jadini and the wildlife reserves of Dodori, Shimba and the Mwalunganje Elephant Sanctuary. Mombasa is one of the most exciting towns on the African coast and has a nightlife to match, making the coastal experience much more than just beaches.