There are few sights more awe-inspiring than watching the annual migration of wildebeest across the Kenyan plains. Kenya is THE place to go for big game safaris, incredible wildlife, colourful, Swahili culture, beautiful beaches, Masai warriors and man-eating lions. To get under Kenyan skin read 'Out of Africa', by Isak Dinesen, and watch the movie based on it, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, and listen to benga, Kenya's contemporary dance music, by Them Mushrooms.
Best time to visit: January to February. The average temperature in Kenya is 17.7 °C. The highest average temperature is 26 °C in February and the lowest average temperature is 10 °C in July, August and September.
Kenyan staple food consists of corn, maize, potatoes and beans. Ugali (a porridge made of maize) and meat are typically eaten inland, while the coastal peoples eat a more varied diet.
Masai embroidery, beads, spears, baskets, batik and wax paintings, wood carvings, Makonde statues, colourful material.
The best and easiest way to see the highlights is on an escorted tour, where all your travel, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements are well taken care of. A knowledgeable local guide brings history and culture to life as you travel in the comfort of your deluxe coach.
Kenya Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and Etihad Airways provide good connections out of India.
Getting around Kenya can be a challenge for those who are not used to driving on the often crowded, sometimes rough, dusty or untarmacked roads.
Taxis: Taxis / cabs are available for a quick or one-time commute across the city and suburbs, with rates as low as $5 to drive of few miles.
Rental Car Hire: If you want control and flexibility in your Kenya travel, then getting a car hire will certainly allow you the freedom to travel and explore your surroundings. If you can drive and find your way around, hiring or renting a car in Kenya is a convenient way to travel around the country.
Cars are readily available for hire at the airport and from car rental companies in all major cities across Kenya. If you prefer not to do the driving, you can always hire a car with a driver and save on the insurance cost while benefiting from the knowledge and services of a local driver.
In Kenya, people drive on the left-hand side of the road and all vehicles in the country are right-hand driven.
Buses / Coaches:The public bus system and matatus (privately owned minibuses) are the cheapest and most popular mode of transportation in Kenya. Buses are regarded as safer and follow the same route as matatus. However, while buses are often quiet and operate in a timely manner, matatus play loud music, have erratic schedules with frequent stops, and provide a more dramatic Kenyan public transportation experience.
Local train services to serve the main cities within a radius of 15KM is in progress starting with the launch of the modern commuter rail service between Nairobi city, Athi river, Kitengela and Syokimau, all complete with a "park and ride" option for drivers who wish to park their cars and commute to the city center by train.
For long distance travel, getting around Kenya by train is limited to specific routes. You can travel between Nairobi and Mombasa by train, normally on an overnight trip lasting 14 hours.
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