Kenya Highlights

"Magical Kenya"

  • Stirring and Magical Landscapes
  • Kenyans' Pride
  • Wildlife Abundance
  • Nature Protection's Home

Kenya Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Kenya

Climbing & Mountainering, Diving, Horse Riding, Kitesurfing, Mountain Biking, Running, Trekking

Country Profile

Capital: Nairobi

Important cities: Nairobi, Garissa, Kabarnet, Kisumu, Lamu, Lodwar, Malindi, Mombasa

Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 582,650 km2

Languages: English, Kiswahili

Mobile Phone: Local SIM cards are available from Kenyan mobile-phone companies such as Safaricom, Airtel or Telkom.

Country code: +254

Electricity: 240V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .ke

Time Zone: UTC+3

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel


Description: Kenya has a tropical climate moderated by altitude. It's hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland, and very dry in the north and northeast parts. Kenya receives a great deal of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. Also, because Nairobi and many highland towns are at a high altitude, it can be quite cold even during the day between June and August with temperatures sometimes dropping into single digit territory. The long rain season occurs from April to June. The short rain season occurs from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and the coldest from July to August. The annual animal migration - especially migration of the wildebeest - occurs between June and September with millions of animals taking part and has been a popular event for film makers to capture.

When should you go: For birdwatching, adventure travelers should go on November and december. The best times for safaris, wildebeest in the Mara and wildlife watching are from July to October, January and February.

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