kenya

Highest Peak: Mt Kenya - 5,199m

Kenya - the name is almost synonymous with the word "safari". Perhaps no other place on the planet conjures such a spirit of adventure and romance. For first-time visitors, the sheer diversity of things to do is dazzling. Wildlife, of course, is top on the list. Witness throngs of wildebeest thundering across the savanna during the Great Migration in Maasai Mara, come eye-to-eye with an elephant in Amboseli, or marvel at Lake Nakuru flecked with thousands of flamingoes. In these sun-soaked lands, ancient tribes such as the Maasai, Kikuyu, and Samburu retain their traditional customs, living in relative harmony with the natural world.

About Kenya Climate Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
1 Kenya is ranked among the best destinations in the world. The country is home to: the big five; a rich cultural heritage; a pristine coastline with clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean and white sandy beaches; the annual Masai mara wildebeest migration spectacle; the great rift valley with its volcanic mountains and soda lakes; and a breathtaking landscape from the snow capped Mount Kenya in the central area, a semi arid North and lush green topography to the West that culminates with Lake Victoria (the World's second largest freshwater lake). Most importantly, Kenyans are warm and hospitable people who are always ready to greet visitors with a smile. Although Kenya is considered to fall in the tropics, climate and temperature varies depending on altitude and proximity to the ocean. Coastal regions are hot and humid while the central plateaus are warm and dry, with cool nights. So pack multiple layers of clothing to ensure you stay comfortable on afternoon game drives and walks. It goes without saying that the standard safari gear must include a sunscreen and mosquito repellent. In areas where malaria is prevalent, summer is generally a more risky time to travel. So, before you go on safari, consult your doctor for the necessary anti-malaria medication. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is Kenya's main entry point and the biggest airport in East Africa. Located in the Embakasi suburb 15 kilometers (9 mi) southeast of Nairobi's central business district, the airport has scheduled flights to destinations in over 50 countries.