Kenya is located along the eastern coast of the African continent. It is a large country that is a hotbed for tourists. Although it is largely known for its safaris, there is also a lot more to Kenya, such as Nairobi, which is its commercial capital. Wildlife, heritage sites, highlands and valleys -- the country truly has it all.
Prior to 2013, Kenya was divided into 8 provinces. With the new Constitution, the provinces gave way to a total of 46 districts. They are commonly classified into City, Municipality, Town and Country. However, the old provinces of Kenya were the Central province, the Coast, the Eastern province, Nairobi, the North Eastern province, Nyanza, the Rift Valley and the Western province.
Late-June to October is the best time to visit Kenya
The best time to visit Kenya would be its dry season which lasts between the months of Late-June to October. This is the time when Kenya gets the least amount of precipitation and also due to the heat the animals come out to drink water. If your wish is to see Wildebeest migration to Masai Mara, then you may consider visiting Kenya between July and October. But there are different times to visit Kenya depending on the wildlife that one wants to see. Another great time to visit Kenya is during the months of January and February as it is ideal to view the national parks at this time. Kenya is a popular destination so it seldom remains empty during its peak or shoulder seasons. But people who want to visit Kenya on a budget and are ready to put up with the rain will have to visit the country during its wet season, mainly during the months of March to May. The wet season is actually great for escaping to the nature of Kenya. Do remember that apart from the rain, the temperatures in Kenya remains even almost always as it is present on the equator.
Beautiful landscape. Plenty of wildlife safaris. Helpful locals. Great tropical weather.
Traffic jams on the roads. Beggars on streets. Electricity blackouts at times.
Animal lovers. Adventure lovers. Photographers. Large family groups.
Staying in Kenya provides you with a lot of options. Apart from regular hotels, you can also choose to camp in the bushes with the wildlife, in areas such as Masai Mara or splurge on a luxury villa. Youth hostels are also a great option and are often cheaper. Tented camps are very popular here, followed by lodge accomodation facilities. You could also stay in rented apartments, by using services such as AirBnB.
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