Kenya

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Home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos, Kenya offers an excellent place for wildlife Safari with pleasant weather.

 Useful info:

Currency: Kenyan shilling but US dollars are accepted widely.

Language: Kiswahili and English both are official languages, making it easier for the travellers to communicate.

Visa: Pakistanis can get a visa on arrival or can opt for e-visa, I suggest to arrange it beforehand. I got it from Consulate General of Kenya in Dubai; fee is 55 US $ from Dubai with a maximum stay of 90 days.

Climate: Kenya’s climate varies from tropical to arid and receives a great deal of sunshine every month, resulting in people wearing summer clothes throughout the year. For wildlife safari, the best time is from July to October. The wildebeest migration reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to Tanzania.

Trivia: Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya, it is 5,199 metres above sea level.

Food:

From a variety of exotic meat to delicious fruits, Kenya has many things to satisfy your hunger.

Transportation:

Though other international airports also exist Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is recommended being in the capital Nairobi, and you can also get to Massai Mara easily from here.

Though public transport is available in Nairobi called Matatu, but taxis are recommended.

Accommodations:

If you are planning to stay in Nairobi, there are a range of hotels catering your needs. You can find a hotel room starting from 50$/night however my stay was in Sankara, a 5-star hotel and cost me 240 $/night but it was excellent. There are many listing available on Airbnb as well (use this link to get 25$ off).

You can also check other travel resources which will help you plan your trip better.

Night Life:

Nairobi has a fair number of nightspots and there are also some casinos. The rooftop bar on the topmost floor of my hotel, Sankara is quite famous, it also has a pool, and if you are shisha lover, you can also order that.

 

Wildlife Safari in Africa


Safari in Kenya