Here are the sports and adventures we recommend in this destination.
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The adventures and sports that can be practiced are many, among which we recommend:
Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:
In addition to the sports and adventures mentioned above, Kenya offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting, including:
The landscape in Kenya is somewhat various.
Large plains of typical African savannah alternate with dense forests on the plateaus reaching altitudes of 3-4,000 meters, beyond which dominate snow-covered rocky massifs (Mount Kenya, which reaches 5199 meters, is called Kiima Kya Nya, ostrich mountain , precisely because of the snowy white spots that cover the rocks in bursts).
Numerous parks and protected areas (Masai Mara, Tsavo East and West, Watamu Marine National Park).
There are also the vast desert areas to the north and the extinct volcanoes of the Rift Valley, the deep scar that cuts the country from north to south.
The lakes (Nakuru, Elmenteita, Baringo) are natural places of attraction for animals of all kinds.
How not to consider the white sand coast on the Indian Ocean?
What you could eat and drink in this country
Meat, vegetables and fruit are products commonly eaten at the table. Rice is widely used and even more the ugali (a sort of corn polenta).
The “coconut milk” (madafu) is always there, which is not the water that fills the walnut, but its grated pulp with a special toothed knife and mixed with water; madafu is used to flavor many dishes, such as chicken or grilled fish.
In hotel and lodge restaurants, the cuisine is mainly “international” and anonymous, but it is possible to find small restaurants where traditional local dishes are still cooked (such as irio, bean soup, potatoes and corn) or of Arab origin ( like sambusa, pancakes stuffed with minced meat).
Except for the torrid heat of November and the rainy season (the rainy months are generally from March to May and from October to December), for the rest of the year Kenya offers a more than acceptable holiday climate: 22- 30 ° C on the sea and from 10 to 25 ° C in mountain locations at 3000 meters. The best months are however February and March and from June to September.
Language: Swahili – English is spoken everywhere
Currency: Kenyan shilling – KSh – KES
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Kenya is a rather poor country and its greatest resource is tourism, which has now reached an efficient organization that is attentive to the conservation of the nature of places but … industrialized. This fact could be positive on the sea, safaris instead risk to appear like a zoo-safari.
The do-it-yourself alternative is possible, especially at the sea, but sometimes it’s more expensive and almost always not very effective. For safaris it’s better to rely on expert guides and be willing to endure some discomfort, like wake up early, night expeditions, long journeys, long waits to see animals.
The country is still at risk of malaria, so prophylaxis is prudent.
During the month of Ramadan (variable from late March to early June) some inconveniences may occur, especially in restaurants. Tourists are not required to respect fasting, but it’s a sign of respect not to eat and drink in public.