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Feel the earth rumble with the Great Migration in Masai Mara as countless wildebeest pass through the savanna. Walk among giraffes stretching for acacia leaves and join the Maasai in song around a crackling fire, their voices echoing stories of warriors and the wild. Nowhere else have we felt so intimate connection with the nature as in Kenya.

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Best Time to Visit

For witnessing the Great Migration in Kenya, one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife events, you should plan your visit between mid July and October, when millions of wildebeest and other animals migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara. Dry season season is also generally perfect for safaris with less rain and warm temperatures, concentrating wildlife around water sources.

Have a look into our posts to find out the best travel time for a specific destination.

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Safari Vibes

Witness the Great Migration in the iconic Masai Mara or walk with giraffes in the Hell’s Gate National Park. The raw beauty of African wilderness awaits you.

Quick Facts

This is Kenya in a nutshell. Yet, this fascinating country is more than just facts. Dive into our guides for a deeper understanding of what truly defines Kenya.

Capital:

Nairobi

It means “cool water”.

Time:

GMT-5

It’s 05:37 at the moment.

Language:

English, Swahili

Hakuna Matata!

Power Plug:

Type G

Three flat pins.

Currency:

Kenyan Shilling

1000 KES equals 7 USD.

Dialing code:

+254

Best SIMs: Safaricom, Airtel

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Off the Beaten Path

Explore Kenya beyond the mainstream with these offbeat destinations

Know Before You Go

Curious about Kenya before your trip? Let us answer the most common questions and have you packing with confidence.

Kenya is renowned for its spectacular safaris, featuring the Great Migration and the Big Five, and its beautiful coastline invites for relaxation. Traveling within the country is remarkably convenient thanks to excellent infrastructure and English as its official language. This is your sign to hop on a plane and explore the land of warm smiles. Kenya will welcome you with open arms.

Most of Kenya is generally safe for tourists. However, it is critical to avoid border regions with Somalia due to the risk of kidnapping and terrorism. Also, in Nairobi, certain neighborhoods like Eastleigh and Kibera have higher crime rates. Be cautious after dark and take precautions against petty theft.

Visiting Kenya isn’t as cheap as you might think, especially for guided safaris and luxury lodges during peak season. But, by choosing to explore Kenya independently without booking a tour, favoring camping and local eats, you can experience the magic of Kenya without breaking the bank.

Have a look into our posts for detailed insights into estimated costs for specific destinations, helping you plan your journey more effectively.

Yes, almost all nationalities require a visa to travel to Kenya (except a few countries such as Tanzania and Singapore). Luckily, you can apply for an e-visa (valid for 1 or 3 months) online before your trip for a smooth arrival process.

To confirm your specific visa requirements and apply if needed, check the official Kenyan Department of Immigration website.

For a safari-focused trip consider a 7 to 10 day trip, allowing time for multiple game drives and wildlife experiences. If you plan to combine wildlife viewing with cultural immersions or beach relaxation in places like Mombasa, a 2-week itinerary would be ideal.

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