INTRODUCTION TO KENYA:
A beautiful country in the heart of the Savannah!
Kenya is a country in East Africa with an area of 582,646 sq km. It borders Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia and the Indian Ocean to the East.
Kenya encompasses Savannah, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. Kenya is a land where you can experience a truly welcoming culture and natural beauty, offering an abundance of diverse wildlife, jaw-dropping scenery, and bountiful opportunities. Whether you’re exploring Kenya’s forests, its island-dotted lakes, or its colorful, vibrant cities, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.
The country is steeped in history, lauded with bountiful natural beauty, and renowned for refining its rustic ambience and cultural elegance. As a matter of fact, Kenya may simply be the best-kept travel secret in Africa. Kenya can be accessed by road from Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia. Immigration should be processed at land border stations. Entry by sea is possible, and immigration should be processed at a port facility.
There are over 40 different ethnic groups throughout the country. Despite the differences in culture between people, they can all be easily identified as pure Kenyan. The nomadic Masai people are often given an almost iconic status when promoting Kenya for touristic purposes and when a group of warriors dances on the Savannah, dressed in their traditional outfits -one of them wearing a hat made out of a lions mane and blowing a horn from a kudu, it’s quite easy to understand the fascination of these people.
TOURISM IN KENYA:
Tourism is a huge industry in Kenya, with travelers flocking to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. Kenya has a long list of exquisite national parks spread all over the country and nowhere else in Africa will you see big herds of elephants. Only 5-6 hours of driving from the Capital Nairobi you will find some of the world’s best wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara Game Reserve and this is also the place to watch the great annual migration of the gnus when they cross the Mara River. Kenya offers the traveler a great safari attraction. It is also a country of great diversity with much more to offer than only splendid wildlife.
GO VOLUNTEER KENYA:
Go Volunteer Africa offers a wide range of volunteer Kenya opportunities from teaching, childcare, construction, wildlife conservation or healthcare projects. Volunteer Kenya with Go Volunteer Africa, the leading volunteer and travel organization in Africa.