“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” – Karen Blixen




Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterised by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna, and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife.

The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures is influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups, from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians that settled on the coast. The exquisite tropical coastline is fringed with golden sand beaches, gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkelling and diving opportunities, and a slew of lively beach resorts. It is easy to see why so many visitors flock here to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.



Kenya lies on the equator and has a pleasant, tropical climate with large regional climatic variations.
Kenya has three types of climate:
1. A subtropical climate in the west and southwest highlands
2. It is hot and humid along the coast.
3. It is hot and dry in the north and east.


Beef and chicken are readily available, with goat being the most widely eaten among locals.
Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine is also very popular, as are fresh-water fish and sea fish along the inland and coast.

Tap water should be avoided. Guests should rather opt for bottled water to prevent any health or safety risks.


Kenya's currency is Shilling (Symbol KSh).

The US dollar, Euros, British Pound, and South African Rand can easily be converted to Shilling at main commercial banks or foreign exchange bureaus.

Mastercard and Visa Credit Cards are widely accepted.


Lightweight, light-coloured cottons are preferable during the summer months, especially for safaris.
Attention should be given to sun protection. Good-quality sunscreen, sun lotion, and polarised sunglasses are essential.

Warmer clothing is needed during June and July, while rainwear is advisable between March and June, and October and December.


'Type G' plugs and sockets are used in Kenya.

Travel plug adapters are essential for all appliances that do not match the shape of the 'Type G' plug and socket.


WiFi is readily available in major cities, hotels, lodges and guest houses (free or paid).
Internet access in more remote rural areas is often hard to come by.


Kenya has over 150 domestic airports and airstrips, with daily flights to most of the popular destinations.
Kenya Airways, Air Kenya, Fly 540, Mombasa Air Safari, and Safarilink serve the most popular safari destinations.

All other types of transport are good and efficient. The quality of train trips can differ depending on which 'class' of ticket is bought.


Outdoor Africa was formed in 2009 by Hayden Elliott and Peter Kummerfeldt with the sole purpose of offering safaris of the same level of quality and authenticity that they experienced while growing up in Africa.






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